Monday, April 1

The Simple Woman's Daybook {April Edition}

For Today

Looking out my window... a bit warmer each day! Winter is over!

I am thinking... of all the outside work that needs completed, a great way to get a work-out in!

I am thankful... for those early bouquets of daffodils. A promise kept.

bringing out some pretties for spring

One of my favorite things... is sharing with you by way of my blog. The only space I continue to use online for writing.

I am wearing... cropped jeans, gray cami sticking out under a navy long-sleeve knit top with gray Skechers.

I am creating... a list of what to plant in the garden this year.

I am watching... the garden closely and the minute it is dry enough it will be plowed to ready for planting.

I am reading... Abound : A call to purposeful servant LEADERSHIP by Jessie Seneca so I am ready for the She Leads conference held the end of April. So excited to have the opportunity to attend!

I am listening to... this by Priscilla Shirer! I think this is the best thing I have listened to in a long time. If there is one thing you listen to this week, please take about 40 or so minutes to be blown away!!! Oh! and get a tissue before you do.

I am hoping... the next six months move s-l-o-w-l-y.

I am learning... how important diet, exercise, water intake, and vitamin supplements are to my good health. I feel better now than when I was in my 30's!

In the garden... the Rhubarb is up!

In the kitchen... an ever steady stream of fruits, vegetables, rice, pasta, beans and grains with small amounts of meat added for my husband.

Board Room

 from my Pinterest board "in spring"

 full credit for this pin here

Shared Quote

My quote this month comes from the beloved book, Christy by Catherine Marshall. The book has been turned into an excellent set of 20 dvds. I own this entire series and it will always and forever be a favorite and have a special place in my heart.

Thus the quote...

"I often marveled that the interior peace of the woman was selected so faithfully in her surroundings. Even the selection and arrangements of her possessions gave an aura of uncluttered calm. In addition, there was a directness in her approach to all of life-including the art of housekeeping-that never failed to fascinate me. 

Miss Alice was a woman to whom color, symmetry of line and contrast of texture were important. She flouted the accepted custom of covering her table tops with doilies or small scarves; the sheen and patina of the lovely old wood were all the decoration needed. In a pewter bowl she could arrange with artistry a few well-polished apples and some nuts, or a piece of quartz picked up somewhere in the mountains along with some unusual leaves and berries. I reveled in all of this."

On a side note: I wrote more on my love of Christy in a post I will share with you next week. 

Post Script

If you enjoyed reading my daybook and would like to create one of your own, HERE is the link to the format, guidelines and complete list of prompts. 

The May Edition will be posted May 6th

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  1. What a great post. Christy is one of my favorite books and I love the quote.

    1. I am so glad! I love the entire premise of Christy!

  2. is that a phoebe bird, Peggy? they are so elusive, I hear them before I ever see them, awesome photo, and a lovely daybook for this month

    1. Deborah, I am not sure the type of bird. I love it though. This is a photo I added to a board on Pinterest with credit as to it's ownership.

  3. Ohhh I am going to check out the book you're reading. Sounds exactly like something I've been looking for. Have a great month!

  4. Christy is my all time favorite book. I also have the DVD set but I still prefer the book!


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