Friday, January 6, 2017

Affirmations for the New Year

I loved my friend Linda Page's post "Words of Wisdom for 2017".  So inspiring!
 Here are a few of my own favorites...







xoxoMary


Monday, December 26, 2016

Travel Time


Off to England tomorrow to spend New Year's with my husband's family.  We're taking our two grandchildren which just makes everything so much more fun!
Cheerio! (no one says that)
xoxoMary

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas in Cape Breton

I've had a dream for many years of having Christmas at our old family home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Like so many dreams, this one is neither practical or possible.  Sigh...















 

“Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ur” (nollyk chree-ell blee-un-u va oor).

xoxoMary




Monday, December 12, 2016

A Little Christmas

Some of the seasonal decor around our house...





I bought a make-your-own banner kit and these were the best words I could think of -
Be kind.
xoxoMary

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Home Improvement

We've had our SMEG fridge for a month or so now and it's great!  Fits much better in our little old kitchen than the previous stainless steel giant...

smeg fridge

We bought this metal cart on wheels at Ikea for vegetables and cookbook overflow...

ikea metal cart

We also added this pretty blue bread bin with a cutting board on top.

blue bread bin

Finding lots of ways to fit in to our downsized house!
xoxoMary


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thrift Store Finds

Three great thrift store finds in one day!

fireplace basket

The perfect basket for kindling on the fireplace.

pale green painted stool

Sweet pale green painted stool.


Beautiful, non-traditional colored holiday wreath for the front door.

Love thrifting!
xoxoMary