Monday, June 13, 2011

It's The Little Things....

It's really the little things in life that make me excited!  Such as these sweet, old-fashioned cannisters on my counter, that have been sitting 'naked' for months while I longed to label them in some cute way.

Today they got labeled!  With "courier" vintage fave right now.  And with green polka dot paper.  I just printed the labels, glued them to the paper, cut them apart, and used clear packing tape to attach them.

This sweet old jar came to me as a gift, bearing homemade granola.  Too cute to put in a cupboard, it become my baking soda jar.  So handy when baking.

This was a spice holder that got used it also holds baking soda and is sooo handy for using as a mild abrasive on dishes or the counter top.  The shake top under the lid is the key.
More little herb garden grew more than the weeds while we were gone last week to a lake house family gathering.  The smells of basil, dill, cilantro, and sage just make me want to eat fresh!  Can't help but walk by and rub a few leaves with my fingers so I can smell those heady aromas.

This little thing is a new Rosemary plant...on clearance for $1 at Walmart.  Yay!

My cinder block gardening is going great.  Asters came up by seed as well as African Daisies, Morning Glories, and the Gladioli bulbs are 18 inches tall.

The square foot garden is also producing well. Picked enough romaine lettuce to make salad for the neighborhood!

Our first baby zucchini!  I'm a happy Mama.
My kitchen calendar page for June is a cottage by a lake...another fun little thing!  We just spent 4 days at an amazing lake house with the whole Hayden clan in the month of June.

I don't have a clothes line, but I can take my drying rack out into the sun.  A happy 'little thing'.

And lastly, another sweet little thing...journals make me feel obligated to write too much, but this little Mary Englebreit daily planner gives me just a few lines to record the highlights of each day.  I love having these little journals to look back at from the past 7 years.
What little things are bringing fun, love, joy, happiness, and sunshine to your days?  Did you see the quote at the top of my journal page for May 9-15?  I love it.

"Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments."



  1. I don't even know where to start.... your jar labels are perfect!! So neat and tidy! your fresh laundry on the drying rack is darling! :) (I can almost smell them) Your calendar picture is perfect for June! Your plants all look so happy to live at your house! And I like you! :)

  2. Love the garden.. and funny.. I recently used a Sharpie to write script on my jars. You are SO right.. it is the little things that make a difference. I believe that when we can be happy with the little God can bless us with the greater things!

    Love & Blessings

  3. WOW.....Awesome post!!!!! You are so right it's the little things that mean the most. I just LOVE your jars and I to don't have a washline but take the drying rack out in the sun.

    Question.....where did you ever find your Mary Englebreit daily planner? such a cute little thing.

  4. Thank you girls! Your comments are one of my happy little things in life! Lindy, I have seen the planner at Sam's Club and at the big chain bookstores, but only before/after Christmas. Not sure if you'll find them anywhere in the summer.

  5. great post! i'm a huge fan of the "little things". btw...i LOVE old jars too!....your newest follower, angela

  6. The jars are too cute! So nice and clean looking! Great idea with the planner, I'd never have thought of using one as a journal!

  7. I love the little things as well :)! Love the jars they look so neat and country and I have the same drying wrack and LOVE it! Thanks for linking up at Unwasted Homemaking!

  8. All of these things make a house a home too. Fun post, loved seeing around your place. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!


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