I don’t know about you, but come February, I covet any thought, idea, or inspiration that brightens the cold of deep mid winter. Last year I did a post on this, Cure for Cabin Fever, which you might want to go back to if the cold is getting to you today. Here’s what’s brightening my week this year…
I have been keeping cabin fever at bay by frequent visits to SouleMama – she’s doing a daily post for the month of February – “A Wintry Weather sanity-survival guide of sorts. Just little reminders – in words and pictures – of some of the joys that really are all around us this season.” to beat the February Funk, as she calls it.
maya*made has the right idea – she’s making sprouts to add something green and fresh to her day. Reminds me that I need to do the same with those broccoli seeds I bought months ago…
I find it’s important to my sanity to have a little project to work on so that not all my time is spent doing the mundane chores that must be done over and over again. This week I am slowly, in little moments stolen between laundry and dishes, recreating a favorite necklace with beads I bought with gift certificate from Fire Mountain Gems. The pink beads really brighten my day.
And here’s a couple more links to broaden your horizons and inspire you to beauty –
Tablescaping was a blog of note last week that I happened to notice – she creates these lovley tablesettings with her collection of tableware and stuff she has around the house. Inspiration for our next ‘date night at home’.
This photo makes my eyes so happy. Even if you’re not dutch, you will love it.
Even as I type the aroma of Almond Crunch Granola is filling the house – find the recipe here at Tammy’s Blog.
I made the granola today. Thanks so much for the link!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before. And, yes, let’s!
The photo is a field of tulips – probably in Holland somewhere. 🙂
<>so that not all my time is spent doing the mundane chores that must be done over and over again<>>>That is SOOO important. I know I can get caught up in the little things that are never “really” finished (vacuuming, dusting, dishes!) and forget to spend time getting something created. >>It’s good for the soul! Thanks for the links — I guess the flowers are a… Dutch Treat? *hee*
Serena, did I know you were dutch? I forgot. >Let’s go to Holland together!!! 🙂
I am Dutch (my mom’s maiden name is Nunnink), and of that photograph I say, “Be still my heart!”
Yay! I love fun links.. I made granola not too long ago but you’ll have to let me know how you like the Almond Crunch Recipe, I may try it next time.>>Oh, and I’ve made playdough.. I used the Martha Stewart recipe and I think it turned out great.