January 15, 2009

Saving Graces

On a day like today, when I'm feeling stir crazy and pouting because, if not for sub-zero temps and school delays, I would be in Bloomington playing with my friends Carrie and Hope, I'm going to try to focus on the positives.

Like this lovely view and that cheerful spot of aqua in the background. God bless whoever decided that the fire hydrants in my neighborhood should be painted my favorite color.


Like my beloved collections of Country Home and Home Companion magazines that I can curl up with in front of the fire.

Like a cup of cocoa topped with sprinkles to keep me warm as I scatter glitter in my studio.

Wishing you all a cozy, creative day.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Jen
    Enjoy being cozy in your house today. Don't you just love curling up in your special chair, a nice warm cup and a good book. That's a recipe for a perfect day. I's a litle chilly here in Florida today. I know the 60's probably don't sound chilly to you today but it's a cool, cloudy day. I think I'll snuggle up with a hot cup of coffee and my Art of Blogging magazine. Enjoy your day
    Kathleen

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  2. It is cold here in the south too...definitely a good day to stay in. So sad that there will be no more Country Home, wishing I had kept more of my issues. Love the aqua fire hydrant...ours are black, they match our light posts and mailboxes!

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  3. Snow makes everything look pretty. No matter how much I LOVE sprinkles, can you believe I have never thought about using it on Hot Coco.
    Wendy

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  4. What I wouldn't give to have some of that snow! I live in Maryland and we haven't a single snow fall yet this year! Sure we've had a couple of flakes but nothing close to any accumulation! Cozy up by the fire and start reading the magazines (again!). Can you believe I have friends who actually THROW AWAY their decorating magazines after they've read them once.

    Shocking.

    Stay warm.

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  5. I can't believe your fire hydrants are painted aqua!!! It's my favourite colour too! In our neighbourhood, they're bright fire engine red (not a favourite colour). Hmmm, you have a nice fabric collection there. Enjoy your day!

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  6. Everything looks so cozy at your house Jen! Thanks so much for all your kind comments (give Millie a big hug from me please):-)

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  7. Yummm the hot chocolate got me!! Stay warm!

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  8. Stay warm and enjoy your yummy cocoa & wonderful books!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  9. I am sorry about your fun being spoiled, and wish I could come and read with you by the fire!!! Stay cozy, the warmth is coming eventually!!!

    On the plus side, our children get to finally see some of the snow we have told them about in stories, right?

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  10. I'm thinking of all my Indiana friends today and the bone chilling cold! Everyone down here was complaining about how cold it was (high 30's/low 40's) and I kept saying it could be worse...Pray for us that no pipes burst in our poor, empty little house!!

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  11. I accept that kind wish. I just wish I had the hot chocolate, too!!

    Linda
    xo

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  12. Sounds like the perfect day! Wish I could be sipping that hot cocoa and sprinkling glitter along with you.

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  13. YAY great post. I remember my 7 years I spent in South Bend, IN and you do have to focus on the poitives, because it is a long winter. Loved that fire hydrant lucky you!

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  14. You have such a darling blog.
    Thanks for the pics of the hot chocolate. I'm going to go make myself a cup right now. As I type the temp here is -17. BURRRR

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  15. cozy, indeed! I love, love, love the aqua fire hydrant. how cool is that??

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  16. I got up super early and captured newly fallen snow in the garden too! Amazing how a brush of cold air first thing in the morning can really wake you up! I loved your images today.

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  17. Now being that it is 80 degrees here in So Cal, I can say I would love a snow day with hot cocoa. But the grass is always greener, right? Oh to cuddle up with a blanket and a stack of Country Living. Pure joy.

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  18. That cocoa looks divine!!! Love the sprinkles. That would be a perfect treat for my daughter and I when we have "Girl Time" as she calls it.

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  19. It's cold here in Texas today but no snow. Oh, how I miss it. Thanks for sharing your cocoa with us. ;>

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  20. I think I will go and make us all some cocoa now...with LOTS of marshmellows!!!!

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  21. how darn cute~ a blue fire hydrant & even cuter in the snow white bliss
    xo

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