Little Things Thursday

Welcome back to Little Things Thursday where we share the little things of life through our images and words. I have a lot of little things swirling around in my head over the last few weeks, though I haven’t necessarily captured them all. This week, I thought I’d do a “currently” theme to encompass the bits and bobs I’m thinking about.

But first, a collage.

may 10, 2016


Celebrating: Today is Gracyn’s last day of her Freshman year. We made it! I remember this time last year fretting over the changes ahead and this year has been positive and challenging. Hard to believe I now have a rising SOPHOMORE. What?

Considering: Simplicity. Really tossing around what it means to simplify our lives. I will begin with a bit of de-cluttering this summer. I’m not much of a clutter collector, but I know I can take a still simpler route to managing our stuff. Really, I feel managed by stuff and I think it needs to be the other way around. Yet, I don’t want to give up too much precious time managing things. I’m feeling like there just isn’t enough margin for the things I most want out of life because of the time spent managing things and being managed by programs. I want margin!

Enjoying: The Simple Show podcast and a huge influence in the above ^^^. I really enjoy listening to this podcast during my walks. Truly fascinating ideas. Some taken and some tossed, but yeah…good stuff. Give it a try… unless you love stuff and busyness…might not be for you.

Habit To Improve: Drinking water. I’m really bad at this and concluded that the best way for me to get my water down is with a cute cup with a straw.

Summer Goal: Feeding my soul. I’ve realized that there are so many things rattling my soul lately and I’d much rather feed my soul that have it sucked away from me. What I mean by soul is not so much in the spiritual sense, because that’s a constant. But, I mean those things that chip away at who I am constitutionally (personality, purpose, vision, dreams, etc…). I think it is a good thing to have your soul rattled from time to time to remind you of who you really are, what you are about, and to adjust if off course. I simply need to be a better steward of my heart, soul, and mind.

Looking forward to: My garden. We have a bit of work to do, but I can’t wait for our tomatoes, berries, and herbs to start coming in.

Well, that’s just a few of the things I’m chewing on lately. How about you?



Craftiness and other domestic bliss

What is it about the imminence of autumn that brings out the creative spirit in us?  I’m not sure what it is, but the bug has certainly hit.


Lately, I’m rediscovering bliss in the little things of life. Such as…

Watching on Netflix: Family Ties (love that Alex P. Keaton), Sabrina (the newer one), and Last Love.  Last Love was sad, but worth a watch.

Cooking: Anything in my crockpot.  I have spaghetti sauce simmering right now.

Drinking: Trader Joe’s Smooth Blend Coffee

Pinning: Meals, Crafts, and Homeschooling ideas

Crafting: Knitting, and Sewing with the kids

Discovering: Extra time in the day gained through early rising and earlier bedtimes

Desiring: Being part of what really matters.  There is so much going on in the world currently that I think we need to be paying attention to.  Like for real.

Loving: Instagram vs Facebook.  I love scrolling through my feed and seeking thankfulness/celebration rather than being bombarded by Facebook tantrums and negativity.

Planning: A trip to Thailand in 6 weeks!

Exercise: Walking with Rosie in the afternoons/evenings…no music or distractions, just my thoughts.

Reading: Farmer Boy to the kids

This is my Good.Random.Fun.



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