Sweet Little Things

Sweet Little Things

It’s been such a good week.

The sun’s been out and what little snow that’s left in front of my house is still a pristine white.

Downton’s back. {I could stop right there, couldn’t I?}

Ruby made a new pup-friend named Rosie, who lives down the street. She loves her new bud, and if you say “Where’s Rosie?!” in that let’s-get-the-dog-excited voice, her ears will perk up and she’ll glance around the room eagerly. Truly sweet.

In honor of that and all the joy life’s brought forth in the past 7 days, I’m happy to be linking up with the lovely Lindsay at Hello Hue to showcase all the little things that have made my week, well, kinda perfect.

White Picket Fences. Doesn’t this little feeder look like it should have one … a white picket fence, I mean? Every morning, a crowd of birds hovers around The Man’s latest garden store find, and it’s such a sweet way to start the day for all of us: for the little tweeters who gorge themselves on seeds and for The Boy and I, who like to watch them push and shove to get their share.


Drives Ruby mad.

Laundry Love. I adore my latest laundry find for two reasons. 1. This stuff really works. Just a wee little scoopful of the powder does the trick, and 2. just look at that tin! No sacrificing the visual aesthetic of your laundry room with a big ol’ ugly orange bottle of something.

Plus, I feel like I’m channeling my Nonna somehow every time I throw clothes into the machine.


The January Thaw. Yesterday I had our upstairs windows open, allowing beautiful fresh air into the bedrooms. It may do nothing, but I always feel my family has a chance at staying healthier if we change the air every so often.

White Poinsettias. So thankful I went with white this year. It still looks gorgeous in the afternoon light and I didn’t feel the urge to toss it the morning of December 26.


Rose Cream. My hands were starting to look like winter, but then I started using this. Now they look and smell like spring.

Rose Cream

And finally, this little thing. live streaming film

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Only he’s not so much a little thing anymore.

He’s a big{ger} thing, and I’d like to know when he started looking so old?

Yesterday I spent 25 minutes trying to find a picture of Big Time Rush, because he said he likes that guy’s hair. Wha?!

When did The Boy develop a sense of personal style? Yikes.

Anyway, here’s to the lovely little things that make the world go ’round .

What are yours this week?




PS … Have you heard about Shine?

My friend Trina at Beginner Beans has authored a remarkable e-book on intentional living {isn’t that what we’re all working toward in 2013?} and she’s donating 100% of the proceeds to Tiny Hands International. Isn’t that wonderful? Please go check it out … I promise you’ll be inspired.

PPS … Are you a this little light Facebook follower? There’s usually something fun going on over there, so if you aren’t, please consider joining the community. I’m 5 “likes” away from the big 3 − 0 − 0, and if I hit that number this weekend, that is SO going on next week’s what-made-my-day list! Ain’t too proud to beg.

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  1. That little laundry canister is so precious! I love it!
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  2. Such a great post Michelle!!! You had a TOTALLY different week than I did! HA! Embrace your blessings..big and little, and I too…will do the same, even in the storm.
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  3. Hi Michelle…great name, btw! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following…I’ll be sure to be one the ones who gets you to your 300 goal on FB, lol! Love your post! Yes, it’s the little things that matter! This week has been awesome for me…my husband and I celebrated 24 years of marriage, we received a miraculous breakthrough concerning our ministry and personal lives…praise Jesus! And, to top it off…our temperature has been 20-30 degrees above normal! Can you say…78 degrees today! Thanks again and have a blessed weekend!
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  4. Donna Wilson says:

    Oh My Gosh, Michelle! What a beautiful handome boy! He does look so grown up! LOVE.
    Boys are so special! Thanks for your Blog! xoxo

  5. I love the laundry soap! Where did you find that? It is so cute and I love that it’s for a energy efficient washer!

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  6. Where did you find this amazing laundry detergent? Not only is it adorable but I love that it works for energy efficient washers!

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  7. Thanks so much for the follow! I’m loving all the sweet little things you’ve chosen to share with us. I’m following back, because you seem like an awesome individual! Can’t wait to follow along 🙂
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  8. this post made me smile. very nice and the way you write all the little things that brought smile to you is beautiful
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  9. Love your little things! I’ll never look at my big, ugly, orange bottle of detergent the same way again – love that little tin!
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  10. somehow i missed this post. lol.

    I love having the windows open! if i can the air and heat goes off. fresh air is so good! we try to go outside every day. even if it is just walking to the mail box 🙂

    love white picket fences. love. I do not however love bird. haha. they are so scary . 🙂

    p.s. your boy is adorable.
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  11. Such fun and sweet little things! There’s nothing like a fresh blanket of snow!
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