Category: Everyday Beauty

  • Home Improvements

    Yesterday Jeremy worked on my Honey-Do list on his lunch break, since he will be gone most of the weekend at the ski program. Jesse was his willing helper and ran to get his drill as soon as he saw what Daddy was up to. Jesse imitated everything Daddy did, including holding a screw between…

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  • Big Brother

    My Beauty post for the day is again centered around my kids – can you blame me?It’s just so beautiful to see how he loves her.

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  • My friend, Traci, is doing a neat challenge this month on her blog – as it seems to go well with the whole subject and reason I blog anyway, I decided to take up the challenge. So, here I go, blogging about the beauty in my life this month… The beauty in my life today…

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  • When the frost is on the Punkin’

    I just had to share a snippet of my favorite autumn poem before the month is over. Just say the last line of this stanza in your head (or out loud!) and see if it doesn’t inspire a feeling of coziness. “…But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the hazeOf a crisp and…

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  • Wordless Weekend: October Sun on Pears

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  • Wordless Weekend: Decorate for Fall

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  • Wordless Weekend: Hot, Hot, Hot!

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  • Melon Balls at Sunset

    I am such a fan of melon balls! It’s such an easy and fun way to add some style to your breakfast, snack time, or dessert (as we did last night). It only takes a little more time to scoop out balls than it does to chop a watermelon or cantaloupe, and it’s such fun.…

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  • Welcome to the Cutting Garden

    Today Mom realized ownership of the cutting garden and flowershop down the road. The Amish lady who ran it before was moving, and Mom bought her sign and many of the perennials, and the lady said we could pick all that was blooming in her gardens for the rest of the year and sell the…

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  • "Practical Arrangement"

    “Little Phoebe was one of those persons who possess, as their exclusive patrimony, the gift of practical arrangement. It is a kind of natural magic that enables these favored ones to bring out the hidden capabilities of things around them; and particularly to give a look of comfort and habitableness to any place which, for…

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  • “Little Phoebe was one of those persons who possess, as their exclusive patrimony, the gift of practical arrangement. It is a kind of natural magic that enables these favored ones to bring out the hidden capabilities of things around them; and particularly to give a look of comfort and habitableness to any place which, for…

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  • Edith Schaeffer on the Hidden Art of Food

    “Cooking as an art – ‘Hidden Art’, if you want to call it so – should be recognized and then developed in everyone who has to cook, wants to cook, or could cook! Cooking should not be thought of as a drudgery, but as an art.” making fresh salad dressing “It is not necessary to…

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  • Hidden Art: Flower Arrangements

    “You may feel I am giving the ‘Hidden Art’ of flower arrangement too large a significance but I feel that ‘caring’ for others in the family, whatever that ‘family’ consists of, can be expressed over and over again in ways which bring a very warm chain of memories, through transforming an ordinary meal-table into a…

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  • Winter Week in Feminine Dress – Sund and Mondayay

    Olivia’s outfit. Some might say the tie is not femine dress, but I think she makes it look darling. I posed with Edwina – I’m wearing the same outfit today as I wore to Church. You should have seen the first photo I tried to take – I forgot Edwina was shorter than me, and…

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  • Before Breakfast Beauty

    I just love this tree I can see out my kitchen sink window – I believe it’s a wild cherry, but the growth style of the branches remind me of something you would see in an African landscape, doesn’t it? When I glanced out this morning for my daily dose of beauty, the subtle shades…

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  • Pretty Extras

    This last post on my Christmas decorations shows my favorite parts! The three ceder wreaths I made for the section of the wall by the door to the studio. I used my pedestal vase collection to add some elegance in little corners of the living room. This is behind the computer. These are on the…

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