And A Little Bit of This and That
Happy New Year to you all! I hope that 2020 only brings good things to each of you dear readers. In true "this and that fashion" today's post will share a little bit of fun from Christmas and a bit of what I have been up to as the new year begins. I hope that you will share a little bit of this and that about yourselves in the comments section! First off, isn't this snowy scene pretty? I took this picture of the front of a cookie tin that was filled with sugar cookies. One of our gifts for Christmas. The tin is so pretty-a Thomas Kinkade scene on the front and if you push a button on the tin it plays music. This is not what our weather has looked like lately! We had really warm temps all through the holidays and today it got a little colder and windy. I guess winter will come eventually but I'm not complaining, believe me!
The Mr. and I always begin each new year with our anniversary. This year is #37! Hard to believe that many years of marriage have passed.
I'm enjoying these pretty anniversary flowers from the Mr. The colors are so vibrant!
Isn't this house just gorgeous?! We were driving around one of the older neighborhoods in Asheville looking at pretty architecture and I just had to take a picture of this house. The wrap around porches on both sides are amazingly beautiful. I can picture myself sitting on the porch drinking a glass of iced tea! That wooden front door is really pretty, also. This house was being renovated as office space which is kind of sad since it won't be lived in by families, but at least it wasn't torn down. I imagine this house would be a bear to heat. If you enlarge the pic you can see the beautiful filigree above the second story windows. Do you enjoy looking at older homes?
I spent part of today doing some crock pot cooking. It's so easy to just throw in some thin sliced chicken breasts, carrots, onions and potatoes and just let it simmer away until the meat and vegetables are juicy and tender. This is a delicious mix and if you don't do crock pot meals you might want to give it a try. It's an easy way to have a hot meal ready with minimum fuss!
And, I just have to share this pic because I think it's so cute! As you can tell, Cassie doesn't exactly love wearing a Santa hat but she tolerates it for us. Garden was a bit less tolerant, LOL!
You may remember that my "word of the year" for last year was Simplicity. This word has stuck with me throughout 2019 and I find that I am not ready to let go of it as yet. So, it is one of my words as I enter 2020 as well. There is something compelling about keeping things simple and uncomplicated and finding ways to simplify life in general. I applied this word to many areas of my life in the past year and I still have much to learn about finding and living with simplicity.
I have also chosen a scripture to focus on throughout the coming year and I will close by sharing this with you. Don't forget to leave a comment and share about how you are beginning 2020. I love hearing from my readers!
From Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts,
and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.
Wishing You Many Blessings In The New Year,