March 2014

Day 9 – Composting

Today with the temperature looking to be in the mid-60s, I can feel the excitement of spring in me. So today I made my walk down to my garden plot to imagine what my summer garden will look like. Oh, the dreaming has begun…

…. Reality check… my dreams always show a weed free garden….

Reality…. my garden WILL have its fair share of those pesky weeds…. sigh….


This brings me to day 9. I am thankful for my compost pile!


Isn’t it beautiful. ;)

Although, my compost pile has not produced any good black dirt…. yet. I am still thankful for it. I am hoping this next growing season I will be able to figure out the right combination of brown and green material.

 I will come back to this topic this summer. Keep your fingers crossed…. a picture of rich, black dirt will make its way on my blog. :)

Oh! And the compost bin came from an issue of Mother Earth News. One of my all time favorite magazines! Super easy. Old pallets, steel post, and hog panels mix them all together. Walla a compost bin.

Simple = Happiness!

Day 8 - Sunrises.

This morning I got a text from my mom, “Look at the sunrise”. So I immediately jumped out of bed and ran to the window to look. The photo gives not justice, but isn’t it beautiful?
Remember its the simple things that make us happy, that bring us the most joy, if we but take the time to enjoy them.

Day 7 - Fabric Delivery!

Want excitement? Send fabric in the mail! I am not sure why it is so exciting, but there is just something about new, freshly cut fabric wrapped in that plastic wrap. It screams….. CRAFT ME!!! Make me into something wonderful! :) These pretty prints are destined to be aprons.

Day 6 – Oh My Darling.


Who doesn’t love this wonderful fruit!?! It is easy to peal, so much easier than a normal orange and they are mighty tasty. So my day number  6 goes out to … Oh My Darling Clementine.

Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5 … Just a little behind!

Well, I know I am three days behind, but I think the wait will be worth it. I hope.

Day 3: Hot coffee! In a Christmas cup .. of course!


Day 4: New clothes. Spring colors! Alleluia! oops… did I really say the “a” word during….. LENT!?!?



Day 5: My Favorite! With the temperature finally many degrees away from below zero, I was very excited to wear shoes with out socks!



Remember its the little things that bring the most joy!


Day Two – Wide Open Spaces


There is just something about being outside. When I refer to outside I mean, wide open spaces, with no one around, no sounds. Nothing. Have you ever had the opportunity to experience that? I sure hope so!

After having a … well… blah. kind of day, my mom encouraged me to get outside and breath in the fresh air. So that is exactly what I did, until I slid on a patch of snow and my foot landed in an ice cold water puddle.

But before that happened I managed to take a picture of my thankfulness number two…..






“Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”


Day One - My Bible

Well, today is Ash Wednesday, the day as Christians we begin our Lenten journey of self-sacrifice. Today also marks the my journey of thankfulness. Nothing better than to start with my Faith. I am very thankful to have my faith for I would not be who I am, doing the things I love, if I was lacking it.

Fat Tuesday.


As my Lenten journey will begin tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, I am going to attempt something new. As we receive on Easter Sunday new dawn, new spring time, and new life.

So here it goes… each day during Lent I will post a picture of things I am thankful for. I am hoping it will help me to realize my life is not as bad as it seems, and that I have lots of things right here, right now that bring me happiness.

I invite you along on this journey. Will you join me?

“There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty. Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.” Pope Francis

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