Friday, March 6, 2020

little things

There have been a lot of "little" things in my life lately.


A walk on the beach is always nice, 


but it's even better when I find treasures.


Yesterday there were loads of rock along the shore and look what I found -


a heart shaped shell and a rare blue piece of sea glass - actually Steve found that piece.


Recently an Instagram friend, @annedease, and her husband stopped by on a road trip and brought me a lovely quilt she made.


Happy Mail always makes me smile - Melanie of Comfy House sent me a sweet card and if things work out, we'll be meeting for the first time next week.


I ordered a little rabbit from Maileg USA and it arrived in the sweetest packaging.


I guess this means that I have started decorating for Easter.


Francis of @francinaadriana on Instagram sent me a Valentine card and the envelope is a work of art.


Along with the card and lovely message inside, there was a heart balloon.


I love the name of the card company, Two Bad Mice, because Francis and I share a love of Maileg mice.


Last week I received this exciting email from Fifi O'neill and I must admit that this is a BIG thing.


The photo shoot was in November and the book will come out in July - I can't wait to see it.


How about you, what little things have happened lately?

29 comments:

  1. Great photos. Nice finds on your walk on the beach. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  2. Congrats on the book cover. How special is that?
    We were just in FL and I only found two pieces of sea glass. Love them.
    Our 'little' thing is kind of a big thing- we saw our new/old condo for the first time last night. Can't wait to get in. xo Diana

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  3. I love every single one of your ‘little things!’ That envelope was amazing!
    You are certainly loved! Congratulations on the book cover! I haven’t got a single spring decoration down from storage yet! But I may change that this afternoon!

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  4. So many beautiful things! Great news about the book cover. Your lovely decorating deserves to be celebrated! Congrats!

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  5. I love seeing all these sweet "little" pleasures in your life, but meeting you in person (I'm still hoping it will happen!) and having your home and garden featured on the cover of a book are both BIG things! xoxo

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  6. Congratulations on the book cover, and on the 'little' treasures!

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  7. congrats on the book cover. That is a big thing, but I loved your description of the simple, small things that we should appreciate in life. I used to read Fifi's blog in my early days of blogging.

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  8. WOW - these are BIG things!! Congrats on book cover - and that envelope, what a work of art! Cute bunny and what a gorgeous quilt! You have hit the jackpot!

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  9. So blessed that you would even include me!!!! Just so you know....you are a BIGGIE in my life and I am so grateful!!!! I love people who spread sunshine, and you certainly do that very well!!!!

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  10. WOW!!!!!! Carol, good morning my friend!

    Isn't Francis out in the Netherlands such a talented person? Her handwriting alone is to be admired, and her background in education makes her a very thoughtful and intentional person. How lovely is that envelope! And your amazing SHE SHED was selected to be on the COVER!!!!!! YES YES YES! Well as for me, the little things are those sparks of understanding, wisdom and courage that happen in the classroom through triumphs and even "failures." On a personal note, I am in the current issue of Bella Grace Magazine! And yesterday, it was my 38th wedding anniversary with the best companion I could ever dream of. Be well my friend!

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  11. So many wonderful “little things!” Congratulations on the book cover! That one is a BIG little thing!

    Blessings!
    Zenda

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  12. This is one awesome blog post! I love your new header. I'm thrilled you're on the book cover. I'm so thankful you are getting better all the time and back to doing things you enjoy. I love the sea glass, blue is my favorite color, what a great find. Most of all I love your rabbit!

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  13. Hi Carol!
    What a beautiful post! It filled me with peace and inspiration. Thank You! So many wonderful little and big things have and are happening in my life right now! My son and daughter-in-law are buying a house just a mile down the road from us. My grandson is crawling and pulling himself up to a standing position. My daughter who lives in CA is visiting us right now. Starting tomorrow the daylight will be getting longer! The weather here in NJ has been beautiful! No snow! :) Thank you for this lovely post and guiding me to focus on my blessings this morning.
    Terry

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  14. Aww, Carol, things look to be very positive in your corner of the world, and I couldn't be happier for you! Congratulations on the book cover. Fifi does wonderful work, and I look forward to seeing the book in print. The sea glass and heart shaped shell made my heart skip a beat or two. They're beautiful!

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  15. How exciting about the cover of the book! I can't wait to see it. I'm so glad you're being about to enjoy your walks on the beach. I think of you often.
    Brenda

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  16. Congratulations on the book cover but congratulations on finding a heart-shaped shell and blue sea glass as well. It is both the big and the little things that make life so special.

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  17. Oh my gosh, Carol! Yes, that cover is a big thing! Congratulations!! I am loving all of your little things, too...they all add up to a beautiful life! xoxo

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  18. Hi Carol. Congrats on the cover of Fifi's new book. That is a larger than life thing!!! Congrats. Melanie lives not to far from me and we are trying to meet up soon. I hope you guys meet up and have a great time. I cannot wait to meet up some day with you too.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  19. Carol, the little things are always the best. Congrats on the cover. I can't wait to see it. Your photos are always so beautiful and the colors in your ocean are prettier than anybody's elses. Stay well and Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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  20. Hey! Congrats on the book cover! Exciting!

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  21. Looks so lovely, beautiful book!
    Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs, Ida

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  22. A walk on the beach sounds wonderful Carol. Look at your finds on the beach too! WOW! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  23. I agree with John Kabat-Zinn (he's one of my favorites)...the little things aren't little. Indeed.

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  24. Three cheers on the book cover. Fifi chose well! It's beautiful.

    I love your walk and am longing for that sun and open water. And your quilt is to die for. What a wonderful friend! Many good wishes!

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  25. Good things for you. Love the pictures.

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  26. It truly is the little things that make up the beautiful fabric pieces of our life, and just as you received a quilt from a new friend, the little things mean so much! I always enjoy your posts on IG, and love your darling light-filled home with its special nooks and crannies decorated so beautifully. So excited for you to have your home on the cover of this book! I found some treasures on a walk on a beach a couple of weeks ago, but no heart-shaped stone, and certainly that blue sea glass is a real treasure! Many blessings to you sweet friend!

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  27. I love looking at the photos of the beach and ocean. It's wonderful going for walks on the beach and finding beach glass. Congrats on the book cover! You have such a beautiful home and garden. Hope you are feeling better and enjoying yourself.

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  28. Carol, I'm excited about Fifi's new book! Eager to see!!! Your new little bunny is adorable. I've given plenty as gifts, but don't have any Maileg of my own. They are charmers!!! Happy Weekend!

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  29. It's a great collection of little things, Carol! But, WOW - the book cover is awesome!! Congratulations! I used to love to collect sea glass. Oh, the joy of finding a cobalt piece! I've got quite a lot of it, and now that we have a little place in Florida, I finally will be able to display it!

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