Taking Time

Taking time to enjoy some simple pleasures today.

A clean house.

Egg salad made in an old bowl.

Iced tea in a pretty glass.


Flowers that are happy for the rain we've had.

Crepe myrtles!

A cool cloudy day.

29 comments

Just a little something from Judy said...

Just viewing this post causes me to relax. The beauty and the words are perfect summer therapy. I have the same old bowls and I had to smile when I saw yours. Happy Wednesday my friend!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hmmm... i need to work on that clean house thing, I've been sewing and it's everywhere! then maybe I can sit down and relax and enjoy some of the other simple pleasures:>)

Nancy said...

That's my kind of day...I'm coming over to spend it with you!! ;) Nancy

southerninspiration said...

Yep, I need to clean the old house, too....been gone and it got dirty again, can you believe??????????:0

Suzanne

lilsista said...

Nice pictures :0)! Simple pleasures are the best kind! Hope you have a great day today....I have the simple "pleasure" of cleaning my house today...At least I have a house to clean right? :0) There is a bright side to everything. :0) Bye!

Lisa said...

Sooo much to be thankful for.:)

squawmama said...

Hi Stacey... What soothing pictures... they were very relaxing to look at and all so true. Have a relaxing day!!!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

April said...

Mind if I come on over? :)

Lou Cinda said...

So pretty! I love crepe myrtles and mine have just started to bloom. It is raining here today too and all the green is happy!

Love the platter on the table by the way!

Enjoy your day!

Lou Cinda

Amelia said...

Sort of like Christmas in July...such wonderful gifts.

Sandra said...

Very pretty! I always enjoy reading your posts. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Cathy said...

Perfection!!! Sounds like my kind of day!!!

I hope yours is wonderful!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Happy@Home said...

I think it's always easier to enjoy the simple pleasures with a clean house. This is a lovely, feel good post. I particularly like the glass of ice tea. It looks so refreshing and I like the addition of the orange.

Enjoy your day.

Queenmothermamaw said...

My kitchen is cluttered right now. Sewing, painting etc. But I know it is not dirty. I think the word for me is orderly, which it is not. I love your pics and the stories.
QMM

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm enjoying your simple pleasures today too. I wish I could come spend the day with you! Twyla

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh! You know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, Stacey, and the feeling is contagious!! Good for you! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Hi Stacey...that tea really looks yummy and I love the glass you have it in. The simple things are definitely the best!
Thanks for visiting!

Brenda said...

That's about where I am today. I've clomped all over doing errands in the steel boot and now I'm just enjoying the day. I often think of you when I see my red geraniums out back. They've finally started to recover from the immense heat. Thank goodness for the last few days of cooler weather. However from last nights storm we have a huge tree down in the street farther down the cul de sac! It was a hum dinger, but we didn't lose power in our house.
Brenda

Dawn said...

Oh, how nice of you to invite us over for lunch and tea and to enjoy the nice weather. But you didn't have to clean for us!LOL!

Seriously, your house always looks great in your photos. I missed your polka dot bowls yesterday. They are so cute!
Dawn

bj said...

I've had the same kind of day except for the CLEAN house. I need to work on that...maybe tomorrow.:)
I just took a photo of the wonderful rain we are having today, after it being so dry.
We have so enjoyed this rainy day and I am on a caffine high because I have had way too many cups of delicious tea. Hot tea just goes with rain!!

Tracy said...

Stacey, looks like a good day to me! I'll be over shortly. Send the rain our way when you are finished.
I have that set of pyrex mixing bowls...got them when I got married 30 years ago next month! WOW that is a long time!
Enjoy your day!
Tracy

Sue said...

Aaaah... the simple pleasures are always the best... I had those bowls too! Ok, I've never seen an orange in iced tea before! I think I'll have to try it because I really don't like lemon in my tea. :-) sue

Sonia said...

Stacey,

Sounds like the perfect day to me...I love egg salad and ice tea! Have a great week! Sonia

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love a clean house too..but why can't they last? I also love a simple candle burning while I clean. cherry

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, these are lovely things to take the time to enjoy. I just have to clean the house before I can enjoy it being clean! laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love your blog and this post!! So simple and just plain nice! ALL of it! I hope to be back soon.
Thank you so much for visiting me. I appreciated it so much since I have nothing to offer at this time...thank you!
Mona

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Now you have me wanting egg salad and iced tea ! LOL .I am glad you have cooled off some out there.It is unusually cool here. I have never seen a July this cool here before.It was 56 degrees on my porch the other morning.It feels like fall here ! Yikes !

Kathryn said...

What's a clean house like anyway? How does it feel?

Melissa Miller said...

Pretty pics and simple pleasures.
Ahhh....Iced tea sounds delish right now. I'm off to make a pitcher. :)