Wednesday, September 22, 2010
A list of my Autumn "loves". So, here goes:
~Cup of steaming green tea with honey
~Rustling of leaves high up in the trees as they sway in the wind
~Soft, cozy sweaters that envelope you in their warmth
~Visting family farms for apple and pumpkin picking
~Apple cider donuts (yum)
~Cool, fresh air spilling in my windows and filling my home
~Homemade creamy tomato soup
~Smell of apple cider and mulling spices
~Salty popcorn popped on the stove
~Deep, colorful sunsets
~Starry sky on a brisk night
~Leaves in bright vivid orange, red, and yellow
~Snuggling under the covers with a good book
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I have to be honest, I wasn't totally blown over by this fabric when it first came out last year. It wasn't until several weeks ago that I saw this pattern in a different light. It was as if I suddenly fell in love with it. Maybe it was the timing, the season among us, or maybe it was the colors. Who knows ~ but I adore it!
Hope you like it too~
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
I can't lie - I wasn't blown over by this book and disagreed with several ideas throughout it. However, I found some little nuggets spread throughout that made it very worthwhile. I had some "Ah ha" moments.
Such as her theories on pleasure and differentiating it from entertainment. I also gleamed useful insight from her approach to spirituality. While I didn't see eye-to-eye with some of her methods - I appreciated her simplicity and focus. Definitely something that I needed to hear and apply to my own life.
I realized the importance of recognizing when it's time to surrender and when it's time to take control. That's huge, for me.
I believe we can all relate in one form or another and we've all been through similar experiences in our lives so if I can tuck away some honest advice and words of wisdom for a rainy day, I'm all over that. And that's what this book gave me ~ a pocket full of insight.
I hope it doesn't take me as many years to see the movie as it did to read the book. I guess I'm a little behind the times and I'm alright with that. :)