Friday, December 5, 2014

Sweet Things

I didn't really mean to take such a big blogging break this week. Yikes! I had a bit of a funk going on early this week but it's turning out to have a sweet ending. So let's talk about sweet things....

Grandma's china (my wedding gift from her) gracing our Thanksgiving table in the prettiest possible way.

Our house filled up with my whole family. So. much. fun.

My Dad telling me I'm a calm and natural host (i.e. the best compliment, right?).

Tears from a sweet, sweet piano student who forgot one of her books--if only we were all so conscientious! (And the grateful smile from the dad that followed when I was able to cheer up his little gal.)

The ending of this book, which left me in awe of the goodness and bravery exhibited by so many early believers.

A holiday concert with a friend on the agenda for tonight.

Fun ideas for Christmas gifts buzzing around in my brain.

A certain sister-in-law who always knows what to say and how to say it and who loves her family fiercely. 

Being in our anniversary month. December is magical for me for so many reasons. 

An ever so kind Instagram comment from a reader who said she's been missing my writing. This post is for you, friend. :)

Oh and this, my new lock screen. It helps me remember what's most important in life. (From the She Reads Truth app.)

Have a great weekend, everyone! See you next week.


  1. Thanks for the post! Your writing adds such pleasure to my days as I'm sure it does to other's. I hope that whatever had caused the funk will subside so you'll be able to fully enjoy this magical month! It's a favorite of mine too with my birthday and New Year's making great bookends to the joyful Christmas season. Sending love your way! :)

  2. Love your table setting! It looks so natural, organic-- not overly done but more beautiful. These days I find myself gravitating towards more natural looks in everything, including home decor, make up and fashion. I'm starting to see the beauty in the understated... love your post.

  3. Simple and natural is the way to go, almost every time, in my book!


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