Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yarn Along

{ Yarn Along : January }

I finished the Milo Sweater Vest last week and later in the week I put it on our little guy. Lo and behold it is a perfect fit (almost too good). I don't suspect he will wear it for long but that is okay because he looks super cute and I can always save it for any future babies. Almost done my Downton Cowl with only one more set of lace to do. It is knitting up nicely and I love the color of yarn. I am thinking of starting another shawl but I might knit up some hats and little doll sweaters for the kiddies. Oh the possibilities. 

I finished reading Big Little Lies. It was a good read. Not my favorite book and I had a hard identifying with any of the characters but it had a great plot twist so I ended up liking it but not loving it. I am finally starting Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. She is one of my favorite authors and I love all her books. So, I know that she won't disappoint. I have been saving this book because I hate reading some good and then waiting for months or even years until the author writes another. 

My Himalayan Salt Lamp is finding a renewed place in my heart these past few weeks as the weather has become cold and dark. It just cheers me up looking at it. 

Joining up with Ginny of Small Things

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Snapshot

{ Tuesday Snapshot } 

I am just sharing a little of what has been going on around home these days. In a perfect world I would post every day and have lovely words to share but I need to be realistic. I have three under six so I know that "me" time is precious and I usually have one eye on the children.  Nonetheless, I love sharing what we are up to and hearing from friends. 

Here is what has been happening....

* bird watching
* baby knit wearing
* knitting and loving my Himalayan salt lamp
* finishing up a bag for the Etsy shoppe
* mail packages with beautiful felt inside 
* little creations- clothespin fairies 
* cardboard housing making as we recover from sickness
* tissue paper candle holders 
* lots of tea 
* stories read aloud 
* general slow moving days   

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mindful Mondays

{ Mindful Mondays } 

 I am starting a new post series on Mondays (as often as possible) that calls all things I am doing, thinking, and creating together in one space. A good starting place for the week and a way to ease into Monday. 

What I am.....

:: readingBig Little Lies done. I was surprised by the end that I actually liked the book because in the beginning it was a bit slow and I really didn't like any of the characters. I am not sure that any of the characters really struck a note with me but nonetheless it picked up and speed and did not end the way I thought. So, good plot twist. I started reading Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. She is one of my favorite authors so I know she won't disappoint me. 

:: listening to - right now, I am listening to the quiet rain hit  the eaves of the house. A cold rainy/icy day. I dug out my If On A Winter's Night CD by Sting for these long bleak winter days. He just fills my house with soothing sounds. ( I know I am a bit young to love Sting but I do) 

:: studying- seedling catalogs because I yearn for fresh veggies and fruits in the cold of winter still....I am also starting a online course this week so I will be a busy bee. 

:: creating- 1 bag complete and on the next. I think the girls and I will make some stained glass candle holders today. 

:: cooking- tonight's dinner will be Quick Shrimp Fried Rice & Egg Rolls 

:: educating -both girls today since schools are closed. 

:: feeling- a bit agitated these days ( I think it may be cabin fever after a weekend of sickness and bad weather). I am looking forward to a quiet afternoon.  

:: thinking - about our friends across the pond as they start a new week after terrible terrorist attacks in France. Prayers of peace and healing to them.

If you would like to link up then leave your comments and link to your blog below and reference my blog on your Mindful Monday post. Thanks for joining up!