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Friday, July 1, 2022

 Simple Pleasures #45

Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz said it best.

There's no place like home.


When I walk through the front door of my small apartment I feel that way.

I sift through my collection of record albums, pulling out favorites.

The sounds soothe me as I shut out the outside world.

record player

Sitting in my comfy chair with my feet on my ottoman I look around at all of my "treasures" and think about when and from where they came into my life.

Some transport me back to childhood.

Others remind me of thrifting adventures.

They each have a special meaning.

blue and white transferware

Sitting in my home with a cup of tea listening to my favorite music may be simple, but it's the simple pleasures that matter.

Simple Inspiration

there's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again

Lovely Reads From Around The Web

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make your home more zen

top three colors for peaceful sleeping

simple pretty kitchen dispaly

Gluten-Free Cooking

It's Summer.

Hot and steamy days are here.

Forget the hot stove.

When we are gathering outside on the patio we want lighter fresher foods.

What could be more summery than an avocado feta dip.

avocado feta dip

This dip is quick, simple, and requires just 10 ingredients.

Hate feta? Just leave it out. It's still delicious.

It's great with crackers or as a salad topper. 

Bon Appetit.

Catching Up

Some past posts you may have missed

Summer Reading List

out of the clear blue sky a novel

half blown rose a novel

the beach house a novel

Summer Shopping 

hanging wall baskets amazon

Rattan Crossbody Purse

SEI Furniture Bench Black, Natural

My favorite sandals. They last for years.

ecco women yucatan sandals

ECCO Women's Sport Sandal

terrycloth robe

More Simple Pleasures here.

the simple pleasures of home

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  1. I think it's so important that our homes feel welcoming when we walk in the door! I like a lot of things around me but not clutter. You home is beautiful with your collected things. I put that robe on my wish list. Let me know if you have one and what size you got. That's the only thing that holds me back....getting the right size! Hugs!

  2. We just got home from vacation today and while vacation mode was excellent it is always good to be back home again. Love your beautiful blue transferware. You have a great collection. Happy 4th Laura. xoxo Kris

  3. I totally agree! Home is the best place to be! I may be gone a few days somewhere, but I ALWAYS look forward to coming back to my sweet, comfortable, cozy home. I can see why you love your home so much. I do what you do.. sometimes I just walk around and look at my "things" that bring back lovely or bittersweet memories.. and I'm glad for every memory I have! Take care... Marilyn

  4. Yes, as much as I love to travel, there's no place like home!


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