Sweet Cinnamon Scones for Teatime

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One of my favorite fragrances and spices to use is cinnamon. When baking, the fragrance of cinnamon fills the home with a welcoming aroma - especially in those cool, crisp autumn and winter days. Today I'm celebrating this spice and fragrance by enjoying Sweet Cinnamon Scones for Teatime and the Charm of Simple Things. 'Beauty lies in quiet … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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"We gather simple pleasures like daisies by the way" Louisa May Alcott I am thoroughly enjoying the simple pleasures of this time of the year - the subtle changes in the seasons - the beauty and quiet of a foggy morning. I am always delighted to see what you're sharing in your loveliness - whether your teatime, your garden, your home decor or your … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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These mornings have shown a subtle change in the season and in the season to come. The mornings have been foggy or overcast. I am so hoping for rain as I am working in the garden and the soil is brick hard. I have a lot I want to fit in to this day, so I am so glad to take this time to pause, enjoy teatime with you - as I listen to one of my … [Read more...]

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“I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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It's September! Can you believe it! We're in transition mode here - enjoying the last few days of summer and preparing for autum - one of my favorite seasons! I'm pencilling in my plas for the month - thinking of the poem, 'Thirty Days Hath September'.  Here are the Top Three Posts from last week's party: Just a Little Hospitality shared … [Read more...]

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Thirty Days Hath September

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A Month of Transition I am sitting here with coffee cup in hand thinking - wow, it's September and I can't help but think of the poem many use to remember just how many days each month has. As I recall this I'm making lists in my mind, just what do I want to accomplish in these 30 days! September is a transition time from the summer months and … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Welcome to I hope you have had a marvelous week. One day I'm talking about the unusually mild summer days then we have record heat for several days! One of those days we had a booming thunderstorm that knocked out our Internet. I suppose the router or the modem was damaged. Fortunately, nothing else was. That, however, had me going three days … [Read more...]

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In the Morning

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First Thoughts When I awake, my mind begins to churn and to list all of the things I need to do. I think of the challenges of life that are happening in my life and the lives of those I love. I've begun to train myself to wrangle my thoughts and to purposefully begin by prayer and praise in the morning. Beautiful Lyrics I have Steve … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Welcome to A Return to Loveliness  These August days are certainly passing quickly! It has been a rather mild summer so far. This week we're slated to have days in the high 90's with pop up thunderstorm. One just passed by - it is amazing! It got so dark and then a white out - the rain was so hard. I took a quick picture for Instagram and … [Read more...]

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On Depression

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The Silent Battle In recent news, the topic of depression has come to the forefront of discussion in the tragic story of actor, Robin William's death. My heart hurt when I heard that he often battled depression and ultimately made the decision to end his life. Deep depression is something you completely understand or can't fathom at all. … [Read more...]

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