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• 19 March 2012



How was your weekend?  I spent Saturday morning making my creme fraiche chocolate bundt cake for an auction at my children's school.  First, I hit two different grocerty stores to pick up ingredients (wanted specific brands of things and the best price on each), then made the cake, decorated it and finally placed it on a nice serving tray ready for bidding.

And then I found out the auction is NEXT Saturday.

Boy, sometimes you try to be so organized only to be humbled by your own disorganization :) Funny how that works!  I decided to grab a stack of paper plates and started filling them with slabs of cake and ganache for the neighbors.  I think they like it when I make mistakes like this.

After consoling myself with a wedge of chocolate decadence, I enjoyed some afternoon rays coming through the windows and looked around my space.  I thought about how much I appreciate the little things here and there.  Life doesn't have to be fancy in order to find enjoyment and satisfaction with one's environment.  We can always find pieces or things that evoke a mood, a memory or that simply uplift us on days when life feels anything but efficient, organized, fun, or glamorous.  I hope you'll humor me as I make this record and attempt to document the small things that offer up daily doses of inspiration--things for which I am truly grateful.

Things like...bowls of fruit (or in this case, a trifle dish full of bananas!) or a tiny painting...


...or the plant that I've somehow managed to keep alive (and its pot, which I love)...and the toy I found on the back of the couch.  #lifewithkids


Books lined up in a row...


I also love this little air plant from West Elm (glass "vase" too)...and of course the ranoculus from the other day.  Such a pretty flower.


Last, the solitary piece of plastic food I found on the window sill in the living room...I hate to be redundant, but I do love finding things like this around my home.  Evidence that the toys have expanded outside the playroom boundaries :)  I know that someday, I'll be wishing for more moments like these; so until then I'll enjoy 'em when I can.  

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