Saturday, September 25, 2021

Small Things - September 25, 2021

"Life is not, for most of us, a pageant of splendor, but is made up of many small things, rather like an old fashioned piecework quilt. No two people have the same, but we all have our own, whether it be listening to Beethoven's fifth with a beloved friend, or seeing a neighbor at the back door with a basket of white dahlias. Or after a long, hard day, having the family say, "That was a good supper."


In no particular order, here are six small things that have inspired me this week.

1. If you're looking for ways to use up the last of your blackberries, this Skillet Pear and Blackberry Crisp looks yummy!

2. Read this on FB this week and loved it! "I saw a post the other day by a lady who said she always grabs vintage casserole dishes when she sees them at thrift stores or yard sales and uses them when she brings a meal to someone! She said often they are cheaper than disposable ones and the family can either keep for themselves or pass on to someone else who needs a meal in the future! So in the spirit of reduce, reuse, renew & recycle... I thought this was a neat idea worth sharing!"

3. Create A Culture of Slow: 8 Ways To Transform The Pace of Your Home

4. Pay Attention To The Beauty That Surrounds You

5. Do you read The Simple Things magazine? I own several digital issues (though I prefer the real deal). I started buying magazines digitally while I was on the road last year and found them a suitable alternative to all the space the printed editions required.  These days I take a trip to Barnes & Noble about once or twice a month and peruse the contents while I'm there taking note of anything I find interesting in journal I tote along exactly for that purpose. But one of the things I've always loved about this publication are their playlists.  I've discovered several artists this way that I'm sure I wouldn't have found otherwise. You can find the Autumn Playlist, here.

6. Small Things  I've been reading Ginny's blog for several years now, though I'm not sure I've ever shared it with you here. This week she reminded me of a book I've had on my Kindle for almost five years now but have never read (I do this with hardcover books, too! Can you relate?). Anyway, the book is called The Magic Apple Tree by Susan Hill. It's on my list of things to begin this weekend, including copious amounts of tea, crocheting and cross stitching!


Patti said...

Getting used casserole dishes and using them to take meals to someone is a fantastic idea! I generally take a meal in a disposable pan, so that they don't have to wash the dish it came in. But, really, that is so wasteful. Although a vintage dish would need to be washed, at least the recipient wouldn't have to worry about getting it back to the meal-giver.

Kimberly Lottman said...

I loved the idea as well and plan on adding them to my thrifting list! :)