Monday, August 25, 2014

What I've Learned

Over a year ago I wrote a "What I've Learned" post and it was fun to think about all the little (and big) things life had been teaching me. Here's round two! Tell me in the comments--what have you been learning, friends?

Dainty English china on rustic, wooden china cabinet shelves makes for the most gorgeous contrast.

"Merely...there are moments in a life when patience must become the spirit's sole companion." (I read this only last night in the book I'm reading and it really resonated. This is definitely something I'm learning.)

Husband's polo shirt = wife's tunic top. Easy tomboy look!

Bookshelves in the kitchen are a very good idea, and while I haven't tried it, a dresser would be lovely too. Putting "real" furniture in kitchens brings in a lot of warmth and personality.

North and South are relative terms. I mean, I moved up about five states! As far as I'm concerned I live in the North! (Thomas Jefferson would be horrified.)

The Little Free Library in our neighborhood is the cutest thing. It has a hedgehog knob on its door and we stop whenever we walk by on our evening walks and it's just so wholesome and great.

Being told by family members that visits to your home are "so relaxing" is the absolute highest compliment. (Thanks baby bro! It's always a pleasure for us too.)

Marriage in general and my husband specifically just keep getting better and better and better and better. And it all started out pretty wonderful so imagine how we're doing 2.75 years in. To say I'm thankful doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.


Ok, your turn! What have you learned?


  1. I LOVE 'real furniture' in the kitchen! And the bathroom!
    Hm, lately I've learned that we should all be much nicer to retail workers, that lime-ade is not nearly as good to me as lemonade and that maybe, just maybe, I may be beginning to love summer clothes...

  2. These are good ones. I've never loved summer clothes either, I'm all about boots and chunky sweaters and scarves. But flowy dresses and sandals have their loveliness too! :)

  3. Refined dishes with rustic wood is beautiful! Great question. I'm learning that vegan, home made pizzas can be delicious! -That the saying 'Rome wasn't built in a day' is so true. We've recently moved too and putting together a home truly takes time, thought and love. And patience! I am learning that nursing in public is good for everyone involved including me. I can be modest and affirming of natural motherhood at the same time.

  4. What beautiful things you're learning, Sarah! Especially love that last one. :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Agreed - furniture in the kitchen is great. You can always recycle older pieces from garage sales or thrift stores as well and repaint them to match your kitchen.


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