February 26, 2007

the start of the week~



Greetings to you!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was a gentle balance of rest and productivity. I have continued to purge closets and drawers for items not needed, and pare down.
Its a cloudy and windy Monday here. We have a chance of some more rain moving in tonight...and lots of wind coming as well.
I am beginning to look at my decorating books for inspiration for the coming seasonal change. One book in particular " Relaxing on the Porch" by Megan Fulweiler is an absolute delight to read. She talks about types of porches, design themes and ideas, privacy, dining Alfresco, and the porch garden. The photos in this book are gorgeous and so inspiring, makes me want to just jump in and start rearranging things now!! I bought it at Barnes and Noble on clearance for 7.88 I believe..love those clearance books!
One other book that I just received from Amazon is "Putting the Heart in your Home....Decorating that nurtures your soul" by Jean LemMon. She is the former editor- in -chief for "Better Homes and Garden". I perused this book online for quite sometime before I purchased it...and I'm so glad I did!! With chapters entitled " Heart to Heart, Whimsy, Romance, Simplicity and Comfort...its was bound to be a keeper.... and it is!! I've been reading a little each night, and keep a decorating journal for notes and ideas....when inspiration hits...I write it down or sometimes sketch ideas out....I have found this to be very effective for me. One persons' idea captures my attention, causes me to think and ponder and recreate it in my mind using my own interpretation of the theme!
For today though...I'm blessing my home again, doing laundry and enjoying having the kids home today. For dinner tonight it will be Cheesy Potato Casserole with Ham, Steamed Veggies, Rolls...and for dessert, Strawberry Sugar Free Jello with Peaches!
I did go and workout today..yea Me!! I have decided that enough is enough!! Be more purposeful about my workout time...be diligent and steadfast! I have much more energy when I am working out 3x a week.
Time to move ahead in the plans for the day. I wish you all a peaceful and cozy evening! Blessings to you....


7 comments:

Senkyoshi said...

Good for you on the workout. I am trying to bump mine up from 3x to 4x a week. I feel so much better when I make the time to do. Your books osund like fun. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

you always make the most delicious food! how do you make cheesy potato casserole with ham?

cityfarmer said...

Yes, having a cozy evening blogging....xoxoxoxo

Donna said...

Those books sound very inspiring.

Kelli said...

I always enjoy hearing about your weekly plans! Your home blessings always inspire me!
Have a wonderful week!
Kelli

Susan P. said...

That book sounds just wonderful! I so enjoy perusing decorating books while sipping on a nice cup of tea:)

Maggie Ann said...

I'm with you Mindy...I love those decorating books and when they are sale priced...what a joy to bring one home for keeps. Your porch one looks and sounds like a beauty!