"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"A little love goes a long way." ~ Regine Velasquez

I have to tell you my heart is full right now.  Even though my house is a complete wreck and I feel weeks behind in the things I "should" be doing, I am bursting with gratitude and feeling quite content. Maybe it's because my children have been so sweet and loving with each other lately, maybe it's because of all the hearts from the heart projects hanging around here.  Maybe I don't need to define it or find the reasons why, and just sit with this moment for a bit, and enjoy it :).

Thursdays are usually when I share what blogs, shops, or creations I have discovered that have touched my heart in some way and I have gotten away from it for awhile.  So I am going to get back on track with it today and release some of this feel-goodness.  After all, what good is feeling good if you can't share it someone else!!!

So, in celebration of discovery, and as I wander around the web, I am compelled to say "thank you". Thank you for getting up everyday and writing something, sharing something, making something. You inspire me:

Heather at Shivaya Naturals.  A fellow homeschooler and the co-editor for, ahem,  Rhythm of the Home.  I only discovered her and her site this past week, but she probably doesn't need introducing to many of you.  Her site is beautiful and clean with lovely ideas, crafts, and projects that I could spend at least a week doing!  It was this post on making lotion bars that caught my eye.  So nice to meet you Heather!

Andrea at Rural Revival.  I have been following Andrea for several weeks now and I hope it isn't presumptuous of me to actually call her a friend.  I just plain love her site.  She is a multilingual, farmhouse renovating, homesteading momma with a flare for being funny.   It just so happens that she gave me some blog love the other day, which I am to pass on here in the next few days.  Andrea, it has been such a pleasure getting to know you and your site.  Thank you for your pictures, words, and creativity!!

If you are feeling some love today, and even more if you aren't, please share what you are feeling grateful for today!!

"The love we give away is the only love we keep." ~ Elbert Hubbard


  1. sounds like a wonderful time at your house! Love that photo of your guys together. Funnily enough, as we've been dipping our toes in HE this week here, there's been much loving and playing between our two as well.

    Heather's blog is awesome - such beauty and inspiration. Have you looked at bluebirdbaby's blog, or Magic Onions - they are both pretty similar sites, and I reckon you'd probably enjoy them too.

    Hope you have a great rest of your week!!

  2. Thanks for the referrals Julie!! I love Magic Onions but haven't checked bluebirdbaby!
    Yay for happy siblings!

  3. A friend I am! : )

    It makes me so happy to share some blog love. For me, it's one of the best things about blogging.

    Thank you for your lovely words and I can't wait to read your seven things!

    Be well ~Andrea~

  4. What a beautiful space you're in, and what beautiful words to do the telling!

    Thanks so much for sharing.


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