Saturday, April 8, 2023

Small Things - 4.8.23

"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 inspired me this week.

I absolutely love this and plan on typing it up (and personalizing it) and posting it on my refrigerator door. I also signed up for their free 20 day devotional, Making Your Home Glorious.  You can find it at the top of the page.

3.  I love just about everything I read @mcbride_homestead. If you're searching for simplicity, contentment and true everlasting joy, you'll find inspiration here!

4. I've really enjoying perusing the contents available at The Thankful Homemaker, and I particularly enjoyed this episode ofher podcast, EP 79: Homemaking Matters: A Good God Working Out His Purposes in the Midst of Our Ordinary Days

5. I love this quote!
"I want days without a schedule to keep. Hours left open for unplanned adventure. Moments of true stillness. I want a life outside our busy schedule . . . a life with time to live." 


I really enjoyed this article from Kimberly over at One Homely House.  In fact, I've enjoyed most of the content I've read there.  The only downside I would say are the ad's, but I understand that a lot of bloggers use them to monetize their blogs.   Kimberly's site is easily navigatable and the content she provides is worth the minor annoyance of a few ads here and there, so be sure to visit!

This is a sampling of the content you'll find here at Ordinary Days of Small Things. Small Things is a post that I write fairly regularly and post on Saturdays. I spend a lot of time each week doing research for my writing and I come acrossa lot of content from "kindred spirits" that is worthy of being shared. So if you like what you read here at my blog, the links I provide in in these posts will lead you to similar content! Look for Small Things most Saturdays after May 29 (and maybe at least once more between now and then!)


Patti said...

Thank you! I'm always looking for "kindred" homemaking blogs/sites. I really am glad you're blogging again.

Kimberly Lottman said...

@Empty Nest Homemaker, I think you'll enjoy each of the links I provided! I'm looking forward to meeting with you here again on a regular basis!

Patti said...

So, I wanted to let you know that I (Patti) have changed my username. I am now Empty Nest Homemaker. I wanted to tell you, so that when you see that name pop up in your comments, you will know who it is. I have decided to return to blogging, with a blog called Empty Nest Homemaker, so it made sense to change my username. I started the blog about a week ago, so there isn't much there, but if you have time, please pop by for a visit. As fellow empty nesters, I think we are "kindreds."

Everydaythings said...

I was looking fwd to reading the link biblical truths, and on opening all of them sang to me bar one. It was that one truth that literally soured the whole post for me. It upset me to the point of not being able to think about anything but that all day. But I've decided that I won't let it spoil my enjoyment of reading the other links. Glad you're back to blogging here again.

Kimberly Lottman said...

Hi Patti, thanks for letting me know that you changed your user name! :)

Kimberly Lottman said...

Everydaythings, I'm sorry that you found some of the content in one of the posts I linked troublesome. I didn't really understand exactly what part of the biblical truths to pray over your home was upsetting to you? I did go back and re-read the post and I personally did not find anything upsetting, but I understand if you did. I personally read every post that I link to be sure that it aligns with my own personal beliefs. However, there may be times when my readers disagree with a post I've written or a post I've linked to, and that is fine. I hope you found some of the other links encouraging.