Thursday, July 12, 2012

{pretty, happy, funny, real} on July 12

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
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Yesterday was a day when things just seemed to hum along smoothly at home. I love days like that!


We are still discovering the various pretty plants and flowers that grow on the property. We took a walk in the morning to see what was blooming this week.

Lilies beside the old shed

These little things were growing out of the brush heap in the back forty. What are they?


The front porch is a happy place these days! Arden is always asking to go out on the "porridge!"


It's funny how much enjoyment a little girl can get out of a jug of water and a tea set!

The tea set was one from my own girlhood!

This little creamer is used by Arden to water the geraniums and the lawn! 


I was real proud of myself for making my own homemade tomato soup for the first time! Tomato soup has always been one of my favourites, but I was looking for an alternative to the processed canned kind. This was delicious and quite easy. I made it in the blender with a can of diced tomatoes, some leftover new potatoes from the previous night's dinner, the last couple carrots in the fridge that I steamed up, various spices, and milk to make it creamy. I will definitely be making this again!

That's all for this week - happy summer days to everyone!

round button chicken



  1. Your tomato soup looks yummy! And I think I had the same tea set as a girl :)

  2. The day lilies are beautiful and the porch looks like a wonderful place to sit and read a book. (=
    Blessings, Deanna

  3. What an inviting porch!

    I love the picture pouring "tea" - so sweet.

  4. Love the sweet photos of your girl - and her name! I've always loved the name Arden.

    Your front porch is so spacious and gracious - just right.

  5. I love your porch! And those little things "growing out of the brush heap in the back forty" are called Jewelweed, I believe. It is supposed to be a remedy for poison ivy among other things. :)


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