Friday, November 5, 2010

my happy list

rain drop branches
I'm so grateful for a good and full week! Thought I'd share some random bits of what's making me so happy:
  • The cleansing feeling of getting drenched as you run outside to empty the compost bucket (truth.)
  • Crafting with my daughter by a crackling fire as the rain taps against the window panes.
  • fireside crafting
  • A renewed appreciation for the best family rug (ever) by the stove and under our dining room table: 4 years of major action and still going strong.
  • Having so many natural materials to work with out my back door (more details when the sun returns for decent photos)
  • The thought of the fun that this book (that I just ordered!) will afford us during the long winter months.
  • Reading this article: The Key to Creating Remarkable Things  (via Creative Thursday) and saying: YES.
  • Stumbling upon an old friend on Etsy unexpectedly... and discovering that she's just as wild and wonderful as she was the last time I saw her 20 years ago during the vagabond days!
  • And lastly: The Squam Journal won the 2010 Award for  Excellence in the Category of Art Books, and I couldn't be happier! Read more about the award here and get your own journal right here. I feel so blessed that I was able to be a part of  such a special book. I don't think I've ever shown you my contribution... see it larger over at flickr.
journal collage
I hope your week was a good one, too! Pin It

13 comments:

  1. Maya, I do a 'Grateful Saturday' linky every week and I would love it if you would link this gorgeous post up to it tomorrow. It's just such a lovely way to spend a little time on Saturday, zipping around to all the grateful posts and soaking up the happy. x

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  2. oh what a collection of loveliness! the article really struck a chord, the sweaters are AMAZING, and i'm off to order a journal. thanks, maya, for the "happy list".
    have a great weekend!

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  3. Thank you for posting such a lovely post, it is so easy to lose sight of what is so good in our lives!

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  4. The top photo is so lovely and quintessential autumn.

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  5. Thank you for keeping a beautiful, heartfelt blog, Maya! It's so easy on my eyes and thoughts - need that sometimes!!

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  6. Can't wait until my girls are a bit older and we can try out the sewing projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your list of Happy is bringing a bit of cheer to my work day. Thanks for all the great links - the Journal looks interesting.

    A wonderful weekend to you. Cheers~

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  8. Not so good here, but it makes me glad to read yours was and renews in me the desire to connect with my son.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful week! Mine went by so fast I can't even believe it. Thanks for the 99% article link, it really gave me something to think about. Also, I have had my eye on that same rug (in teal) for a long time and it's nice to know that it's so durable!

    Hope your weekend is as nice as the week that preceded it!

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  10. Love that rug. And the spruce cones. I have a bag I want to play with soon.

    Congrats on the book!

    Jody

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  11. Maya I have been reading your blog for such a long time,you are much like a comfort food.Everything you post, your photos and your text calms me.But this photo of the pine cones in front of your fireplace is one of my favorites.Because of you I have taken the scary step and started a blog.Maya,you simply make people want to do better,to live better,and to leave better behind us.Thank You!

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  12. I'm so glad a little bit of happiness was spread!

    My dear anonymous friend, your words mean so much to me. I think you will find that blogging has the power to be many things, all of which have the potential to bring growth and change. I wish you love on this new path and gentleness as you learn to navigate the virtual waters.

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  13. it is so easy to lose sight of what is so good in our lives.Thanks for the kind words and the plug. Much appreciated.

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