Saturday, September 4, 2021

Small Things - September 4, 2021

Years ago, when I first started blogging, I began writing a weekly post that I titled "The Saturday Six", and the very first graphic I ever made for it looked almost exactly like this. 

That was back when my girls were little and we were in the thick of homeschooling.  My blog was known as "Life in the Little Nest", and we lived in a little farmhouse on seventeen acres of land about an hour from where we are now. My how much life has changed!

But since I'm nostalgic, I decided to give that little graphic a bit of an update, changing the name to the current, SMALL THINGS, as well as changing out the colors to match my current theme.  If you can believe it, I went through a pretty long stretch with a fondness for shades of rust and blue, and my blog back then reflected it. That eventually gave way to red and blue, when our house was decorated in a patriotic theme, and eventually to red and green. And with the exception of a little hiccup last year when rust and brown made a short appearance, this color scheme has stuck with me for close to ten years now, and I don't see it changing anytime soon. Almost every room in our apartment is decorated in some shade of red and green, with a mix of black and buffalo check. My friends say it's "homey", but technically I think the style is referred to as primitive.

Anyway, let's walk back up from memory lane now and get to the latest edition of SMALL THINGS.

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

1. Field Notes: September - Ochre and Flax is my new favorite place to hang out.  She also has a podcast, Quiet Matters: Slow Living For Real Life.

2. Chili Chocolate Popcorn  Seasonal Movie Sunday starts in our house on September 12, and I've been looking at recipes for snacks to add to the fun! I'm a HUGE chili/chocolate fan, so this might be first on the list!

I love everything about Philosophy of Leisure, but this one in particular. So good!

I just came across Simple, Slow and Lovely today when a link to this article showed up in my FB feed.  I enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to perusing more of Emma's offerings.

Paola is my favorite You Tuber! I never miss any of her vlogs!

6. Speaking of 6, Monday, September 6 is National Read a Book Day! I've decided that this season I'm going to re-read the complete Betsy-Tacy series. Want to join me?  I own the entires series, but they are at the Internet Archives, in a pinch!

And now my friends, I will leave you to explore! I hope you'll find some small thing to inspire!  Have a blessed weekend!


Patti said...

Okay, so, this is my first time to leave you a comment. I'm not sure how I discovered your blog. I know it was through another blog's sidebar, but I don't remember which blog that was. The first time I stopped by, I "followed," as I found you to be a kindred spirit. I'm into simple, slow-paced, and ordinary. I love old movies (I used to write a class film blog). And we, too, celebrate the church's liturgical year. I just felt you were a blogger I wanted to get to know.

Then this post comes along, and I feel even more like we are kindreds! I homeschooled too---my kids finished up in 2008 and 2010, so I'm now retired, but I am a homeschool mom at heart still. I decorate with buffalo check and the color green too!

Your autumn playlist is lovely. Thank you for sharing it. I'm also excited to check out some of the podcasts you referenced.

Patti @ Leaving a Legacy

Kimberly Lottman said...

Hi, Patti! Thanks so much for your comment. I always love finding "kindred spirits". I finished homeschooling my baby (who is now 22) about six years ago, but when September rolls around every year there is still a part of me that aches to return to those days, some of the best years of my life! These days I educate myself, I guess you'd say. I write about the things I'm interested in learning about and trying to incorporate into my life, so I'm not an expert on anything, but I do enjoy sharing what I've learned. I've met several friends through my blog who share my love of buffalo check and the colors red and green, so welcome to the club! I hope you'll find something in the links to enjoy! I look forward to getting to know you better!