Thursday, September 29, 2011

take a moment to listen...

Breathe deeply,
exhale slowly, & close your eyes.
Hear the many sounds around you...
the creek of the old floor boards, a basket of blocks being dumped on the rug, a pot on the stove bubbling,  the zipper on a backpack, imagination coming to life in a 5 year old's room, a bottle of seltzer opening, the table being set...
the sounds of family surrounding you in your home.  
Soak it all in, and enjoy every moment of those precious sounds.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This post is for 2 friends, who recently lost their dad....We were talking last week with each other about our love of quotes.  Reading quotes makes me happy, I love quotes that inspire, give me strength, & make me smile. 

"Breathe, let go, and know that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure..."

This is one of my favorite quotes, so when I repainted this dresser (from my Grandma's house) I wrote the quote on it.  Now, I read this quote every morning, to remind myself just how precious this life is. 

~ xoxo to Patrice & Robin

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

fall recipes...

~Fall recipes are coming soon~

*Butternut Bisque
*Homemade Applesauce
*Chicken Pot Pie

Mmmmm, mmmmmmmm!!  Enjoy this warm week...our cool weather recipes are on their way!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

hello Monday

Goodbye to a full~weekend:  Harvest Fair, yard work, grocery shopping, playing soccer, swinging with my little man, finding lots of bugs & wooly caterpillars, & goodbye to our beautiful Monarch butterfly....she left her cocoon, spread her wings, and enjoyed the view from my son's hand for a little bit.

Hello Monday~ cool air, start of a new week, time to put the seashells away from the windows, Hello fall, Hello to lesson plans, doctor appointments, & running around...Hello to healing, strength & courage!!  Hello week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I found this on a blog that I love, and had to share it...enjoy the simple things in life ~ they are usually the most meaningful!! xoxo

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless America

Hope, Faith & Love...
and the greatest of these is love.
Remembering 9/11/01.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

take a bath!!

Isn't a bath way more relaxing than taking a shower?!  I really need to find the time to take a few...
Here's my latest creation, that I've shared with a few friends, lavendar bath salts!  
Hopefully, coming to a shop near you...soon!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Here's my newest Kids' Creations painting!  Megan is a third grader, who has decided her bedroom shouldn't be princess-themed anymore...she's going with peace, love & happiness!!  I made the outside of the peace sign circle by tracing a hula hoop.  Then, I drew the inside circle, and used a ruler to make the inside lines.  The designs on the inside of the peace sign came from some window clings that Megan picked out for her room.  Yesterday was hot & muggy, so after each layer of paint went on, I used a hair dryer to dry the paint, then applied the next layer.  Megan was one happy little lady when I was done, so I left smiling too! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

good friends...

Good friends, good wine, & memories...

What a wonderful time we had last night, sharing our home, amazing food, and good wine with friends that we should call family!  We chatted, laughed, filled our bellies, and shared a few drinks.  What better way to begin a long weekend!!
A few friends left bottles of wine, and I thought I'd take a moment to share the tags that I placed on them.  When I enjoy these bottles of wine, I will say an extra little thank you to these friends for the gift they left me.  Simply attach a tag to your wine before adding it to your wine rack.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!!  And great thanks to those friends who shared last night with us!!
xo Sarah