Monday 9 May 2022

Homemaking Mondays: The Things That Make Us Smile


It's a fine spring day here.
The sun is shining and the snow is melting.
The wind is blowing and the wind chimes are 
giving us their beautiful music.

The warmth is slow in coming to the north this year
although the tendrils are starting to reach 
our further and further.

Yesterday I enjoyed some tea out in the yard 
up against the house in the sunshine. 
It was so warm I could even take my shoes off 
and feel the sun on my feet. 

One reason for tea trays is to be able to 
have tea in various places. 
Sometimes I just take a cup with me outside,
but I love how I have the option to have more 
then just one cup.

My family isn't big on observing days.
Although my sweet family did give me some 
lovely gifts this past weekend. 
I've been inspired to use cloth napkins more 
Then a scented candle in a tea cup...what could be so 
delicate and sweet as that? 
I also was given a beautiful new shirt that I'm wearing today.
Lastly a gift card from all my men to go to a my 
favourite garden centre. 
It is always wonderful to be able to stroll through 
the garden centres and find items you couldn't grow yourself. 

There is a new flower on our hydrangea and it's beautiful! 
It was a blue plant when we first got it but
I'm sure with the different water and such that it will
continue to have blossoms of different colours.
All beautiful and special!

Another flower gracing our home this week is the tomato flower.
It always excites me to see them emerging.
Looking forward to the tasty sweet tomatoes that will come.

Another sweet in our home this week are these chocolate
Rice Krispie treats.  
I just melted a few bags of the Hershey mini-kisses 
from the baking isle and then mixed in
some Rice Krispie cereal. 
It all took just a few minutes and after sitting in the 
fridge to cool, we cut into it. 

Having a cup of tea in the sun.
Listening to the birds and the windchimes.
Feeling the ground under my feet.
Just enjoying the beautiful day that the Lord has given.

I of course had some company. 
Our dog just loves it outside and will 
often be found laying out in the warmest part 
of the yard she can find. 

It is so easy to get stuck into the mentality of only going outside 
when there is something to be done. 
It is a special thing to just go out and breathe.
Just listen and observe.

Praying you have a blessed day!
Thank you for dropping by.

Love and Prayers,


Margie said...

What lovely gifts! Of course, I was drawn to the teacup candle.

I'm also admiring your outdoor tea setting. Now that it's spring, I also need to try to enjoy tea outside more often.

living from glory to glory said...

Oh it all looks so cozy! So glad spring is coming your way now! I did see the sweet blue and white tea cup, so pretty! Blessings dear friend!
Hugs Roxy

Sister in the Mid-west said...

I like to use cloth napkins, too. Those blue and white ones are a lovely set!

Sunshine Country said...

We have moved on into the hot summer weather here. It seemed like one day it was a lovely cool spring, and then the next without even a gradual change, we jumped right into the 95 degree weather! I'm ready for iced tea now instead of hot. :) Even though it's a bit hot for me to enjoy staying out for long, I'm still enjoying getting everything planted in our garden little by little as I can. I am about halfway done now. I'm loving our cool evenings here just close to sunset - that's when I go out to sit on our porch and just enjoy the breeze and listening to all the birds singing. It's a blessing I'm thankful to the Lord for!