June 20, 2007

Fluffing the Nest...




It seems as if summer has come in with a bang here in Southern California! I'm spite of the heat, I'm still enjoying my days here the homestead. I rise early to get the wash started before the heat really sets in, and run the vacuum when needed as well. Dinner gets prepped at this time also, before I go to morning prayer at church.



This week I've been working in my bedroom, especially the closet. Going through shoes, clothing and accessories that are worn, and reorganizing. What I find is that I'm not utilizing some of the clothes in the closet and haven't worn them in a year! Needless to say, I'm gathering some donations for the thrift store!



With the Summer clearly upon us that means some carefree days! Taking a drive down to the beach and enjoying the cool, gentle sea breezes. How about taking in a afternoon movie? Nothing beats going to the local farmer's market and stopping to purchase some fresh fruit and veggies, then coming home with your stash of Summer's Bounty and making a cobbler with your fruit and a lovely salad for dinner!



When I was a little girl, my grandparents' had a beautiful garden. I remember the tomato,cucumber and onion sandwiches for lunch, they were delicious!! Mema would slice the fresh peaches, picked just that morning, put them in the depression glass bowls and pour cold cream over them...such decadence!!!!



I love to go out of a morning and gather fresh Flowers from the yard and arrange them in little vases throughout the house to add the special Summer Touch! I have a habit of getting out my decorating and housekeeping books to peruse them for inspirational ideas for fluffing my nest. In the early evening hours after dinner, I'll get a glass of iced tea with some lemon, and turn on some classical music featuring the violin (which I love) grab my books and a pretty journal. I will look at a picture that appeals to me,and see how I can implement this in my own home....then I write it down. Writing it down insures for me that there will always be more ideas ,inspiration and creativity, for in doing this it is laying a foundation in which to build upon!



Time to grab some magazines, and pretty floral journal or a notepad and start looking...what inspires you? What speaks comfort to you? What colors soothe you? What smells relax you? Take some time this week to feather and fluff your nest as well, create an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort for the Summer season!! Blessings to you..

4 comments:

Kelli said...

I feel so relaxed after reading your lovely post, Mindy! Thank you for sharing the wonderful summer touches you add to your home!
Kelli

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Wonderful, easy going post. I appreciated it. It gave me some good ideas. Thanks for the suggestions. connie from Texas

Susan P. said...

Once again, I leave your home feeling inspired and renewed in spirit. I'm off to find ways in which I, too, can "fluff up my nest!"

Maggie Ann said...

Ahhh, what a 'feel good' post. Love it. I'm going to try that with a magazine or two today maybe...thats the sort of feeling and relaxation the old 'Victoria' mags used to give me. The older I get the more I realize that we are surrounded with things that are wonderful...'every good gift comes from above' all praise to God...