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Monday, May 27, 2013

Happiness Is Daisies In The Kitchen Window


Sometimes we just need to look around us,
to see how very blessed we are.
I love my simple little 1950's ranch home.
It is cozy and comfortable and fits us like a glove.

Knowing that fact, 
and having daisies in my kitchen window . . .
puts a smile on my face. 


My kitchen sink companion looks pretty happy, too.


Not so much this fellow.
He is perched up in a cupboard,
and as you can see . . .he is strictly "all business" :)
There is no happiness showing on his face.



Have a wonderful day . . .
look around you and count your many blessings.
We all have so much in this life to be thankful for.
We need to remind ourselves of this . . . 
on those days when,
the world around us tries to steal our joy.

We all have days like that:)
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It is God's desire that I be free 
from all anxiety and distressing care.
I Corinthians 7:32

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God bless you all & have a beautiful day.


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42 comments:

  1. This is just a lovely post Connie.
    We are so blessed with all that we have around us. I thank our lord each day. The simple things of life make me happy.
    I love your daisies. A warm post.
    Thank you Connie.
    happy Tuesday to you and Steve.
    val xxx

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    1. Good morning Val, thank you for visiting and for being such a sweet blogging friend. Here's wishing you a lovely week filled with an out pouring of happiness :) I do appreciate your kind words.

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  2. Morning Connie!
    Love the daisies in your window...
    I agree...we need to count our blessings! We each have so much to be thankful for!

    have a blessed week. Pat

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    1. Good morning Pat, and amen to that . . . we are so blessed :)

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  3. i've been trying to do just that, connie! look around and appreciate what i have...

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    1. Good morning Amber, it isn't hard to do, when you see that there are so many people in this world that do not even have a bed to sleep in. We get so bombarded with pictures of the rich and so called good live, that we sometimes think that is what we should strive for . . . but most of the world's population would feel rich with a small home that had running hot and cold water (clean water) in it. We are amazingly blessed :) Just look around you . . . and have a awesomely delightful day :)

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  4. Lovely post Connie. it is so true. We all need to be thankful. love your cheerful kitchen. Blessings, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, thank you for leaving this lovely comment . . . you put a smile on my face :)

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  5. How lovely! Such a fab post xx

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    1. Hi Chris, and thank you so much. It is wonderful to have you visit . . . I wish I had a plate of cookies and a pot of tea, so we could sit a while and visit more :)

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  6. You can't beat a simple posy of fresh flowers. I love that chicken, he is watching you to make sure you do things right! Have a good week x

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    1. Hi Fran, all I need is a chicken checking up on me, LOL.

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  7. One of the things I'm thankful for is wonderful bloggers like you who invite us in to their lives and homes, share what they love, and make us all feel like friends. Your home looks like a cozy, wonderful place to live. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. My, what a lovely thing to say, you warmed my heart :)

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  8. Yep, it's the little things that make me smile. ♫ ♪ Count your blessings name them one by one ♫ ♪ Like your pictures and that chef holding your paper towels, he would make me smile everyday!!!

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    1. My husband has a nephew who is a chef and that paper towel holder looks just like him when he smiles. When we saw it in the store we looked at each other, said his name, and had to buy it. We've had other family members visit and see him and say, "you know, that looks like Barry'. It's a little bit of whimsy that we could not pass by:)

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  9. This is so true. There are so many things we have to be happy about if we just take the time to look around us. I bet that handsome fellow perched up in your cupboard is smiling on the inside :)

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  10. I LOVE the little tea scene with the timer. My mom used to call that Willow Ware. Now I MUST get some daisies! We live in a small 50's ranch, too!!!

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    1. Hi Ginny, our home was once military housing on a closed down air force base. It is pretty simple with a garage on one end, then "L"shaped living and dining room. Next to the dining room is the kitchen and laundry area, then at the other end of the house is three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Pretty basic. We turned our garage into a living room and office, and then adding a woodworking shop and a screened-in-porch to the back of the house. It's home, it's cozy, and is paid for . . . we have a lot to be thankful for :) Does this sound anything like your home?

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  11. I love a simple life and that is in itself a blessing!

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    1. Yes it is, when things start to get to busy, it's time to slow down and see what you're doing that needs to take a back burner:)

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  12. I agree. Simple blessings put the biggest smiles on my face.

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  13. I need to be reminded at times to count my blessings too! Why is it easier to think about the bad things instead of the good things! I love the little vase of daises! I keep wanting to simplify life but not happening very fast! lol Nancy

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    1. We are creatures of habit. About 15 years ago I had a huge garage sale. I decided that I was tired of spending my days off, dusting all the pretty little things around my house. I sold it all and simplified. At first it was wonderful . . . really great, but because I am a creature of habit, I starting thrifting and catching all the sales until , now my house is full again :) What can I say . . . I enjoy all the little touches that make a house a home. The things that make our homes say, who we are :) The problem is they all need cleaning and dusting :) What's a girl to do? LOL

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  14. Such a nice post and I feel the same. Finding joy in every day....J

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    1. I know, we all have so much to be thankful for :)

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  15. With daisy's in the window it would be hard to have a worry. i like simplicity too. :)

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    1. What can I say, daisies are one of my very favorite flowers, they have such a fresh and simple beauty . . . and they make be smile :)

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  16. Hello Connie, It is so nice to know people who are content with their lives and home. You and Steve know how to appreciate the simple things in life. That is a true blessing of God! I so enjoy seeing pics of your home and I can sense the love that was put in it. It was hard for me at first to sell my home and acreage I loved for 17 yrs., but when I made the decision, I knew it was the RIGHT decision! God knows what is best! As in the scripture says...Philippians 4:11- Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Blessings~~~have a wonderful week! Roxie

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    1. Dear Roxie, that is such a good verse. In fact Philippians is my favorite book. Paul is so clear and wise in how we should walk . . . or should I say run the good race :)
      I so appreciate your friendship . . . and thank you for visiting.

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  17. I love those, how neat.
    Our home is a 70s rambler, so it seems, started out as a 3 bedroom one bath when we built it, but then it got stretched, added 2 bedrooms, and took older ones to enlarge rooms, and add another bath. Now there is a garage on other end. Best thing about it, it is paid for.

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    1. I love that . . . "paid for" . . . it is wonderful. We paid ours off about 5 years ago and it is so great going into retirement with a home that we can easily manage on a fixed income. Steve is still working, but one day our income will drop as all retires do. Now I just set aside a little each month for property tax and insurance, so that when it comes around each year I'm ready for it:) My heart goes out to those who retire and are still making house payments or worst renting, it has got to be very hard. Sounds like through the years you have turned your home into the perfect place for you and as the children leave you can fill those bedrooms with visiting grand-kids :)

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  18. Lovely post, Connie. I love the daisies in the window and they make me smile too. In fact, after Mother's Day I bought a bunch at the grocery store for half price. They stayed in my kitchen window for over a week. Flowers do brighten one's spirit. Thanks for making my day by visiting my blog. I really appreciate visitors.

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    1. Hi Faye, it is a pleasure visiting your blog...you are a dear lady :) and I love your greeting cards and your journal pages. Have a lovely week :)

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  19. I love your daisies in the window! And your positive attitude, too. :-) I love my little house, too. I agree with you on your above reply to Jettie that is wonderful to have a house that is paid off. I am 50 & my husband 52...our house will be paid off in 5 years. Granted, where we live our property taxes are outrageous (Chicago suburbs), so even monthly payments for taxes and insurance will be a lot. But...we have still have 12-1/2 years go go before hubby retires. Who knows what we'll be doing by then? We just might sell this place and move into a townhouse. For now, we just take one day at a time. :-)

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    1. Congratulations, those five years will past very soon, and if you had been renting, where would you be. Whether to stay in your home or move, you have a home to sell and probably pay off the new one :) My heart goes out to those who have always rented. Oh, in five years you will have to have a celebration, we did :)

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  20. Daisies are among my favorite flowers ... they have such happy little faces! They are perfect in a Kitchen Window!

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  21. Oh Connie, well I think it would almost be fun to do dishes in your kitchen. My little house is paid off too sure helps out!!

    Carol

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    1. It is a wonderful feeling, isn't it :)
      We are blessed.

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