29 January 2016

Everyday Life

Do you have more than one holiday out?
Or maybe you just left it half finished or half picked up... 
I tried to arrange the lights here, but gave up.
Our Christmas is still in boxes on the floor, and some are not closed..
But despite that the next holiday will be here, 
so I placed some Valentine's Day and some rabbit decor out...
I won't mention the holiday, but after all it is early this year.









In this photo life is still on the table, and
I am not sure who left the trash bin on the table. You can find how I made an aged bucket,
at my aged bucket. I have rose bunches (not long stem, these are inexpensive) and wax flowers.










On the sleeping porch, we switched out the iron bed to my daughter's former child bed, because the iron bed went to the She Shed cottage.
I took the photo, after the bed had been made, but not the same day.
I don't know what that lump is in the middle. 
Maybe someone covered up laundry?











Over here is a rabbit with untied ribbons. I guess we decided on striped, not black.
The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.




Real life is beautiful and messy. Beauty is less than perfect. Here's a wonderful thought...

"To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle."
Arthur Rubinstein, a virtuoso pianist, most known for his Chopin interpretations. Read more at Brainy Quote



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68 comments:

  1. Your messy IS beautiful
    Mine? not so much.
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Cindi. Well sometimes my pets are messy, but I don't have as many indoor ones as you. I have two kitties inside and two toy poodles. Outside are three adopted kitties that were born outside, but only one skittish.

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  2. What a fabulous quote! I love living life's little miracles!
    I am messy when I work and I enjoy every atom of messiness because that's when I make fantasy tangible and it feels great! Enjoy your messiness! I certainly enjoyed yours :)

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    1. Thank you, Maya. Creative people seem to need the messiness. I know my daughter does like you. xoxo Su

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  3. You don't know how nice it is to see a post that deals with "real" life....I love this! My house is NOT always in order, and it's wonderful to see someone that is honest about life, and living.
    Have a great weekend, Su.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I hope your weekend was wonderful. xoox Su

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  4. Love the real-life photos and quote, Su. It's a beautiful life!
    Big hugs,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. It is. I hope your weekend was wonderful. xoox Su

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. I hope your weekend was wonderful. xoxo Su

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  6. Oh, I agree with Cindi...your messy is beautiful! Dear Su! How lovely and sweet is your home...I love all the different decorations and how precious is that bunny! Always a delight visiting with you!
    May a blessed and wonderful weekend be yours!
    With love!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly-Anne. I hope your weekend was wonderful. Always so nice to hear from you. xoox Su

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  7. Su, yes life is messy but even messy your home always looks intriguing and warm. Love the quote. Now a share - my Simon when we're eating in the dining room goes to his bowls in the kitchen where his dry food is and fills his mouth like a squirrel and comes into the dining room and spits it out and eats. John's theory is he wants to eat with us! Needless to say I'm always picking up his food. Have a fun weekend Su and I hope you are feeling well after your cold.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. How sweet that he brings it to eat with you My toy poodles eat one morsel and go back to the bowl. You would think they would get tired. It makes me tired watching them. But they don't bring it to us or to eat with us. Simon is extra special. xoxo

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  8. True. :-) I always enjoy photos of your home and life.
    Have a blessed weekend.
    P.S. Has your daughter read the book - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? I just finished it. I think she would enjoy it and you too.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. I am going to look for it. Thank you for the recommendation. xoox Su

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  9. The quote you've chosen for closing your post is so wonderful and truly meaningful, it gives such a brightness to every photograph of yours, already so very lovely, my dearest Su!

    May the end of your week be blessed with gladness and serenity,
    thank you again for the precious gift you present me every time you come to ∼ My little old world ∽,
    sending so, so much sincere love to you,
    with thankfulness
    Dany

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    1. Thank you, Dani. I hope you had a beautiful weekend. xoox Su

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  10. Yes yes, everyday life is best..... Relaxed and lived in.
    It's nice to see the very real in living.
    Love the quote, and love that you live it well.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  12. Lol...that shows real life....I love it...Our Space isn't always in best order, Oder totally cleaned...and it's good to see that I'm not alone on this planet with that problem! Often it looks pretty good in our house, but when I'm busy with the job, some things still not done...good to see how honestly you are...nobody is perfect, but to stay honestly about that is a good thing! Your decoration is wonderful..as always...like you and your blog so much!
    Have a great weekend! Isabell

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    1. Thank you, Isabell. Haha... Yes. I didn't even notice the lump until I took a photo. :) xoxo Su

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  13. Su, your photos are always lovely ~ enjoyed your post!

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    1. Thank you, and likewise. I hope your weekend was wonderful. xoxo Su

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  14. Su, It's so sweet at your house. :) Love that bunny. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie. I found the bunny at a second hand store. xoox Su

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  15. If that lump were in my bed I would expect it to be a cat! They love "helping" me make the bed.

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    1. It's so funny, Rose. I took that photo, and when I looked at it only then did I see the lump. It could of been a cat like our Jack, but I suspect someone put clean laundry on the bed and covered it. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  16. Such a beautiful mess. And I love that quote.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. It's wonderful to think that one can live from miracle to miracle. I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start. xoxo Su

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  17. I agree with the others, your messy is charming! You arrange such unique objects together in lovely ways. Valentine's Day always sneaks up on me and Easter will be early. I must bring out my Beatrix Potter black rabbit soon and put a ribbon on him, inspired by yours!

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    1. Thank you, Dewena. Oh how cute. I saw a beautiful black rabbit today, but I said to myself, "Su, you have too many rabbits." xoox Su

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  18. Lovely quote and lovely post. The pictures are such beautiful
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. I hope you had a lovely weekend. xoxo Su

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  19. Oh it always takes me forever to put away Christmas. I have one wee shadowbox left to take up to the attic. The valentine decor is up and it's just about time to think about spring. :)

    Have a wonderful, sunny weekend!

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    1. Good to know that I'm one of many. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  20. Your home always seems beautiful. My Christmas items are put away, but there's nothing in their place, so it's a little bit like the winter doldrums around here. I like the hearts. I think I need to perk up this place with some hearts...And maybe white paint. Have a wonderful weekend. I read Carla's comment and must add that I too loved that book!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I am going to have to look for the book now. I like Christmas, so I would leave up through January, if I felt comfortable. I leave it up until the Feast of the Magi, or eastern Christmas, or Baptism, depending on the tradition. xoxo Su

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  21. Yes, everyday life is beautiful, and hard, and Blessed! Love the black/white ribbon for 'bunny'! Blessings, Cindy

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  22. Real life is just so much more interesting and beautiful than anything else!

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  23. A beautiful life - untied ribbons and all! The porch bed looks so comfortable and cozy! I suspect there is a small pet burrowed under those comfy covers! xx Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. It could have been. I didn't notice until I took the photo. xoox Su

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  24. very nice photos, have a nice weekend
    and big hugs and kisses from tatjana

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    1. Thank you, Tatjana. I have a new rescue cat, but he is too elusive yet to get a good photo of him. He is a Siamese flame pointe or red pointe mix. xoxo Su

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  25. Hi Su, I want to wish you a Happy New Year if I didn't! I love your pretty banner, the flowers and the bunny. Yes there are so many holidays all meshing together. There are still Christmas wreaths and lights up on peoples houses in my neighborhood! Take care and have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I know, and St. Patrick's is ten days before Easter! xoxo Su

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  26. Absolutely lovely and romantic banner! Nice photos too!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Ana. I love your blog, and started following you. xoox Su

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  27. Everyday life might be messy ,but its the best!

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    1. Thank you, DD. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  28. I have a Valentine banner in my kitchen and a Christmas wreath on the front door!! Oh boy! ;)

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    1. Hurray! That's okay. Sometimes, I can't figure where to leave comments on your blog. xoxo Su

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  29. Life can be a little messy but it is oh-so-wonderful no matter how messy it is! Love your home and that SheShed was adorable! xo Diana

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  30. Yup, that's everyday life and I love it! :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. I did not even see the lump in the bed until after I took the photo. xoxo Su

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  31. I just love all these little snippets into real life, and that quote is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  32. Love those every day pictures. Your home always have so much charm. I think the lump on the day bed is a hidden puddle!

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    1. Thank you. Haha. That's funny. It could be. You never know with two inside cats and two toy poodles. xoox Su

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    2. Oh, and the funny part, Magali, is that I didn't even see until after I took the photo. xoxo Su

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  33. A delightful post, Su. Your home is so charming, especially with the untied ribbons and lump in the bed. LOL Seriously, it was so fun to see Butterfly Bungalow's everyday life. xo ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I didn't even see the lump in the bed until I looked at the photo! ha :) Su

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