Friday, July 30, 2010

Heavenly Day ~

Some days just get off to a great start, don't you think?  After a couple of almost sleepless nights, I had a good night sleep last night (only one interruption....not bad with a baby and three dogs in the house).  The hub had to leave before daylight for a day trip, Kloe took a bottle at 5:15, but went back to sleep until after 8!  That means Grandma did too.  It was heavenly.  Sleeping that late is a rarity these days.  It is the making of a good day.  It is my second-to-last Friday off and I mean to enjoy it!

I also remembered this morning that I got two magazines in the mail yesterday.  I guess it doesn't take much to excite me.  Vegetarian Times (can't wait to grab a couple new recipes for the weekend) and Country Gardens (my cover is different though).  Oh, how I love, love, love getting this one in the mail.  As I look out at my parched Florida backyard, this will help me get motivated to pamper it a bit and try to coax some plants back to life.  I can water morning and night, and there will still be wilted plants out there.  This summer is just so stifling.  No news to everyone, I know. 

What I enjoy almost more than all the garden inspiration is Karen Weir-Jimerson's Slow Lane article. I used to enjoy her monthly Slow Lane in the now defunct Country Home magazine and am so happy to see it again in Country Gardens...although Country Gardens is only out about four times a year.  So....guess what my Google search turned up?  Karen's blog:  Cat Crossing Farm.  I will jump aboard as a follower directly following this post and hope many of you do as well.  Maybe you are already familiar with her writing.  I find it very easy to relate to and enjoy hearing of the antics that go on at her Iowa farm.

I also had my first Etsy sale.  That was very exciting.  It was the lovely napkins that I loved so, but was happy to wrap them up for someone else to love now too.  I have some books that I just found in storage that I will put on there in the next few days.  They are so, so charming.  I had forgotten all about them, but now can't wait to take pictures of their delicate pages...a few of them are inscribed and are dated to the late 1800's.  That is pretty incredible, when you stop and think about it. 

I have added a direct link to my Etsy page - Provisions at the top of the page.  It is truly my "home-mader" as I wrestled with that thing for 3 days before I finally got it up there.  Yes...I know it looks a little rough and homemade, but I am proud to say I made it myself.  At some point, I'll dress it up a bit, but for now....well, there it is.

Well, I'm off to get this day going.  I feel a walk coming on....indoors, of course (off to the mall!).


  1. Congrats for your first Etsy sale Carol! That is really terrific and your home made header is so sweet with the little birdie tracks. Love the name Provisions, it makes me think of the sea! ~Lili

  2. Congratulations as well on your sale! Lovely knowing your love of napkins is passed on and letting go of it( even in a sale) adds a story to it. A loved item lives on the lives of others.
    Glenda from Oz.


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