simple little pleasures

“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”

L.M. Montgomery | Anne of Avonlea

Hey there. Remember me? Though this is only the ninth day since I last posted (and have gone far longer than that before), I feel like it's been a very long break.

The flu has been in going through our house lately. So, we've haven't been going many places, or doing many things -- but that's not all bad. I've been reading the hobbit to Addy. We're on chapter six now. After going to see the movie, we both really wanted to read the book. Our grandpa loaned us his copy and we've enjoyed reading through it and seeing what is like the movie, and what's different.

While going woodcutting with dad the other day, I found these two (above) slates of wood lying around. So, I took them home and painting quotes on them. One's on top of my dresser, the other is on my bedside table.

Speaking of quotes, I've really been liking them lately. So, I painted the outside of a notebook with some gold metallic paint, covered the spine in pretty tape, and painted black lettering on it. Now I keep little quotes I find, and like, taped inside.

So lately, though the weather's been cold and there's not been a whole lot going on, there's still simple little pleasures like these.



  1. I hope you and your family feel better soon! Being sick is no fun but sometimes the quietness and slowness of pace that colds bring is a welcome pace.. :) I love the idea of making a book of quotes. I have been wanting to make a book of quotes lately. Perhaps I'll make one soon. :) L.M Montgomery is such a good writer! Also, how are you liking the Hobbit book? Better than the movie? ;)



  2. Your pictures are so beautiful. And quotes! Forever obsessed with quotes. xoxo.

  3. I adore your handwriting on your notebook. And I love the idea of quotes painted on wood. I've made a promise to myself to only decorate my room with items that are made by me or have sentimental value. Perhaps on one of my travels somewhere this year ill find some wood then write a lyric or quote that reminds me of my trip on it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me! xx

  4. eep. this post made me happy. you're so creative. || xox

  5. Feel better. xo + quotes are lovely. I need a book of them pronto!

  6. I hope you feel better! And quotes, gah! you're awesome!

  7. I agree! There are SO many beautiful gifts in a normal, winter (or summer, fall, etc.) day.

    God is very good to us - He evey helps us to count our blessings.

    Love the quote book idea, too. :)

  8. I LOVE the quote book idea! :) That is such a good idea to keep all the quotes you love all together!

  9. love this. might have to steal the quote-on-wood idea from you:)

  10. aw, those pieces of wood are darling and even more so with the quotes. I've always wanted to read the entire series, but have never gotten around to it.

  11. I wish I was as artsy as you! Haha it seems like all the projects you try end up looking so cute!
    I hope y'all are feeling better soon - the flu is no fun!
    -mal :)

  12. You are so creative - I love your quote book! That Anne of Avonlea quote is perfect...sums up just about everything I've been thinking lately!

  13. oh I hope you feel better!
    I love this, it's super cool:):):).
    I'm reading the Hobbit, too! the book is great and the movie is pretty awesome, too!
    your pictures are lovely and love the quote:)