Thursday, February 4, 2016

lately

What's adding a bit of cheer to my home when I'm feeling winter will never end...

(Flowers from Trader Joes)

What I'm listening to lately...

(New-to-me music...give it a listen! It starts out slow but picks up. Beautiful, gentle voices and a catchy tune.)

What's making me laugh...

(Monkey's goofy faces)

What I'm creating...

(a little art journaling/scrapbooking)

What I just finished reading...

(Really enjoyed these stories of food and how it brings us together ~ fantastic recipes, too)

What I'm now reading...


What I'm making in the kitchen...

 (Cavewoman Cafe Bars - my hubby's latest fave! Since we don't do processed sugar and I'm also trying to cut gluten wherever possible, these are perfect for when we have a taste for a little something sweet. You can find the recipe here).

What I'm grateful for today...

 (Sunshine - finally!)

Linking up with Rattlebridge Farm Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party



10 comments:

  1. Love your positive attitude. The bowl holding the flowers is really pretty.

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  2. Oh...you have so many great pastimes here and you inspire me. Both books look fantastic and I've been wanting to do a creative journal. Where are you finding your supplies and embellishments? It looks so awesome, Mel. I want to look at that link for the bars.

    Thanks for a fantastic post----you are inspiring without really trying!

    Jane

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  3. Just a note---I'm not finding a Pin button on your pics or sidebar. I follow you on Pinterest but can't find the bar recipe. LMK what I should do.

    Jane

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  4. I'm kind of feeling like winter's never going to end, too, Melanie. I actually stop at our local mall after work to "walk the mall" for 20-30 minutes since the streets and sidewalks are pure ice. I even bought myself a real live green plant to bring a touch of spring indoors. I'm off work today, so I'm going to trek to the library to stock up on good reads. Have a good weekend!

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  5. I'm reading the same book. Seems to be moving kind of slow. But then after Defending Jacob, maybe anything would.
    Brenda

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  6. We have had wet and warm weather lately here, but today the temp began to dip a little. I have felt somewhat cabin bound too, with all the cloudy skies. Your Monkey is so cute! I enjoyed reading your post. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  7. This is a great post, Melanie - all about the simple blessings in our lives, which I adore. Your little Monkey's face - omg, too cute! And the flowers are lovely in that simple vase. I'm going to have to look up both those books!

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  8. Monkey cracked me up! And I put Bread and Wine on my book list :)

    Great post about the enjoyment of life, my friend. Enjoy the sunshine!

    xoxo,
    rue

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  9. Melanie,
    What a joyful post! I love the photos-happy, happy!
    xo
    Jemma

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  10. Your pink and green polka dot plant in the pink pot look so charming together!

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