Monday, October 3, 2011

Days of Beauty.....

Well hello there ~~
Monica over at The Homespun Heart, is having a "Making Your Home a Haven" week, part of her "Days of Beauty" month over at her blog.

I so love this idea and wanted to join in.

I don't know if I will be able to post every day this week (I'm even late getting todays up),
but I want to do what I can.

As I thought about "Days of Beauty", my mind went back to the day when I went out of my way to make sure that my house was truly a beautiful haven.  Now with the knee surgeries and such over the last three years or so, it has been difficult to have my house the way that I used to, but I have learned so much over these last three years and how to breathe into the season I am and let some things go.

I am very happy to say that my heart has been rekindled with all things home and hearth and I'm so happy that Monica is doing this in this week.  Perfect timing. 

God's timing.

So in honor of days of beauty, I wanted to share with you outside and beauty and inside beauty that we have been enjoying lately.

Last week Sir Cuteness and I hit the trail, literally. 
We went to our local Nature Center and had LOADS of fun!!!

 He is the sweetest thing.
We talked about the animals and how God created the trees and the sky and he and I.
It was so wonderful!! 
He is so cute!!

 Look at these beautiful logs.
Sir Cuteness LOVED them!!
 He looked all day for moose.
Sadly we didn't see any.....
oh wait, we don't have moose in this area.....
oh well, we still looked.....
and he still asked a senior citizen gentleman if they'd seen any moose.....
So funny!!!
I love this kid SO!!!!!
 Me and my sweet G-Babe!!
 I LOVE the way he is hugging me in this picture.....
He loves his gamma so.....and I'd have it no other way =)
The feeling is OH SO MUTUAL!!!!!

 Then on Friday, Papa surprised us and stayed home from work for our anniversary.
So what did we do?
Yep headed back to the Nature Center to find moose.
Sadly, no moose.
But we did see deer this time and Sir Cuteness was OVER THE MOON EXCITED
about that .....

 Days of Beauty indeed.....

 So I wanted to share with you are table today.
My Mr. Winslow cleaned the kitchen for me this weekend.
He is so wonderful.....  SO WONDERFUL!!!
He does this a lot..... He knows I hurt sometimes .....
and even though he works A LOT, he still pitches in and helps me with the house work.

So I got some apples at our local orchard a couple of weeks ago,
and have so enjoyed displaying them on our table.
And they are handy, so we can choose fruit more readily =)

 And there has been some of this going on recently too.....
Yep, Peanut Butter Brownies for my man.
He loves them.....oh and so does Chase and Sir Cuteness and Legs and Dak =)
So good!!!
 And just to keep it real.....
this is the desk in my craft room.....
Yep lots of crafty goodness going on in there,
but that also makes a BIG mess!!!!!

 Cleaning this mess is on my to-do list this week =)
Does anybody recognize that canvas?
Yep it is coming a long nicely =)
So I hope that you are cultivating Beauty in your surroundings too.
Even if it is a little pumpkin at your desk tied with a little rafia or string.....
Or maybe a ceramic dish with candy corn or M & M's.....
something that is a little extra sparkle to your world this week.

I'd like to leave you with a verse that is on Monica's blog that is speaking volumes to my heart right now.....

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength." ~ Isaiah 30:15

Have a Blessed and Beautiful Day ~~


  1. Oh, Dawn! That is lovely - you are seeing beauty!!! May your day today be blessed with HIS beauty! Love, Monica

  2. that is so funny about the moose! What in the world made him get on a moose-kick? There used to be a book that I LOVED as a kid where the moose would go to school with the kids. That's driving me nuts now on the name of it - Sir Cuteness NEEDS that book :)

    That picture of the 2 of you is simply precious!

    I love fruit on a table or counter - so lovely & makes it so easy to grab & snack!

    Love you friend!!! Have a blessed day!!!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. My husband is right now fighting through the after effects of knee surgery. He is progressing.
    I love the picture of your grandson on the stump. That is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. I have a one and only grandson about that age.
    Your ideas for home beauty are right on.