Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Simple Little Pleasures from Monday...

Bowl of Cherries
I love Victoria's blue and white issues.

Mopped floor
Freshly mopped floor.

Pink peonies
Beautiful peonies from the grocery store.

Pink peony

Bacon quiche
Bacon, cheese and parsley (from the garden) quiche for dinner.

I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures." ~Author unknown.

25 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Kelli, I think your blog exemplifies that quote. I love how you make those "simple little pleasures" seem so beautiful and joyful.

Ashley ~ said...

I love quiche, and your sounds delish*! _Ashley ~

Holly said...

What a nice reminder to look for the simple joys and pleasures. . .beautiful pictures too!

Mrs. H. said...
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Mrs. H. said...

Reading your blog is one of my simple little pleasures! :-)

Simply Susan said...

It is definitely the little and simple things, isn't it?

My open roads said...

I hope you can post that recipe for the quiche, it looks so yummy! :)

Tina Leigh said...

That quiche looks sooo good. Post the recipe please. I subscribed to Victoria magazine this year & I have really enjoyed it.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Kelli,

I like freshly mopped floors too - I just wish they'd stay that way for more than a few minutes!

This was a good reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things.

Manuela

glorv1 said...

Oh boy that quiche looks great. I'm going back right now to look at it. Flowers are beautiful. Take care.

arkie said...

It is always the simple things that give us the most pleasure: a call from a loved one, a note from a friend, a beautiful sunrise or sunset, a smile,....... You could just go on and on couldn't you? Thanks for the lovely pictures and your sweet blog.

Sharri said...

I love that quote! Isn't it so true!?

It reminds me of this other quote:

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon, "Beautiful Boy"



“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures." ~Author unknown.

Vera said...

The Cherries make my mouth water....

Just Mom said...

Have you tried that Buttermilk Blueberry Shortcake recipe, featured on the cover? It is AWESOME! I just made it the other day. It was surprisingly easy to make. Now it's time for me to go back on my diet. :-D

Linda C said...

I so agree with that quote! And your photos go perfectly with that theme:) Love,love,love peonies!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday:)

Linda C

Charity said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the bowl of fresh cherries! :)

Anonymous said...

I am in Michigan and the peonies in my yard are slowly opening. It might be a week or 2 before they are fully open. I love peonies!

I also love Victoria magazines and I have all of the old issues from 1989 to 2000. After Nancy Lindemeyer left in 2000, I did not subscribe to the new Victoria magazines. These did not appeal to me.

Alice said...

you forgot the cherries :O)- they look absolutely scrumptious! your quiche looks delicious, too!

Love Bears All Things said...

Everything looks so good. Yum, thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your "simple pleasures" posts. It make me realize all the simple pleasures I have right here at home. Until I became a follower of you blog didn't really notice the small things.

Thanks for sharing, Debbi

Heather said...

I really liked your quote as well. Really makes sense to me. The quiche looks so pretty!

Lady Katherine said...

With the cherries, the peonies, which I love so much and the quiche. I am ready to come for dinner! I never had a quiche, well the little frozen one, I did not care for. Yours looks wonderful! Is it hard to make? I think you should do a post where you make up a menu for the week and have a grocery list for all the ingredients needed. I use to do this when I cooked 3 meals a day. I would love to start back cooking! Maybe another meme for Meals For The Week!

marie said...

Yummy...quiche....hmmm!
Such wonderful pictures Kelli! I especially love the peonies with the asparagus fern. Pretty enough to frame!

TJ said...

That quiche looks so tasty!

I love the look of a freshly mopped floor. Right now I would love to see my floor, but it is so dirty... Someday.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful list !!!! Clarice