Monday, July 13, 2009

Simple Little Pleasures for Monday...

Kitchen
Starting the week with a clean kitchen.

Candle
A new tealight holder from my favorite artist.

Candle
Have a wonderful Monday!

"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, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
— L.M. Montgomery

43 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

Love seeing your gleaming counter tops and the little candle. I have Tyler Candle, Ira Jean, burning in my living room. It cozies up a dreary day.

Wendi said...

What a great way to start a Monday morning. I love a clean kitchen!

~~Deby said...

A wonderful way to start a week..I love the quote..
deby

Charity said...

I love that artist as well. She is becoming one of my favorites! :)

I thought I recognized that quote - it's from Anne of Avonlea. :) The rest of it says, "...following one another softly, like pearls off a string."

Happy Monday!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful quote! I'm in the middle of cleaning out my fridge, so my countertops look nothing like yours. I'm working on it, though!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love it when everything is neat and clean - I think better. :)
Glenda

Auburn L. Jones said...

HELLO! First of all, I know that this comment does not have to do with your post. I used toget Seasonal Delights..& I want to get the infor again. I can't find the webpage. All that shows up is status...not what I was looking for. Is it still going?

Please let me know,
I love the magazine...

Auburn L. Jones

P.S. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Kelli~

You have a beautiful kitchen. Waking up to a clean kitchen, especially the sink, is a wonderful way to start the day.

The quote you picked was beautiful!

Blessings~
Laura

Piney Rose said...

What a lovely kitchen - makes you wanta cook, doesn't it? I'm trying to get there - mine's a mess.

Love Bears All Things said...

Guess I had better stop by Hallmark and see if they have that tea light holder.

There used to be a column in Country Living magazine that I loved called, Simple Country Pleasures. The author passed away and I missed reading it so much.

Sometimes we need to just do what you did, look around us at the things that bring us pleasure. I cleaned up a little before I left home and know it will make me feel good when I get back to see everything neat and tidy.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli, One of my favorite "Simple Pleasures" is visiting you almost every day. Your photos today were so soothing.

On Saturday I bought a Yankee Candle.....Vanilla Lime. I got one for my DIL too. I know you bought the same one awhile back. It does smell yummy.

Have a wonderful week full of "simple pleasures".
Love, Debbi

TJ said...

I love a clean kitchen, and your's looks great! I was able to at least start the dishwasher this morning. My kitchen is far behind, but I can't spend much time on my feet to clean.

Enjoy your week!

Carmen said...

Looks nice! Nothing better than a sparkling clean kitchen. Mine's sorta clean. haha

I like all the greenery in your window. Pretty!

Storybook Woods said...

Want to come do my kitchen !!! Love your candle holder xoxo

Linda said...

Happy Monday to you too. Nothing starts the day out better then walking into a neat and clean kitchen. Love the rosey glow from your new tealight...I'm burning a vanilla one myself...hugs, Linda

Lady Katherine said...

I love your new tea light! Its so pretty on your kitchen counter, gleaming clean! I have an old fashion kitchen, How I miss counter tops! lol Yours made me miss them! My Bungalow is 100 years old, but huge for a Bungalow. Love the cabinets. I been so busy with my Grandchildren for weeks on end, and exhausted. I have the day off! I been on the computer! I do love the candle!

Ava-May Hemme said...

Your tealight holder is beautiful.
I love your blog too!
x

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Such a nice post for Monday; love the look and cozy feeling of your beautiful kitchen. Also love the candle-haven't seen any like it before. Thank you for sharing.

Mrs. Michele said...

Your kitchen looks WONDERFUL!

And she is one of *my* favorite artists too. (o:

Boo-Bah said...

Your kitchen looks so clean and sparkly. It puts mine to shame. The tealight holder is really beautiful.

Iris

Linda C said...

These are simple pleasures:) I too love a clean kitchen in the morning:)

Happy Monday!

Linda C

glorv1 said...

Nice clean kitchen were good food abounds. Thanks Kelli, your the best.

Cathy said...

Your kitchen looks so pretty, Kelli. It almost motivates me to clean up my clutter. And I love that artist too.

Abounding Treasures said...

I love your kitchen and that beautiful candle holder!!

The quote you used is one of my very favourites and a perfect one for any homemaker to start each week with :o)

Susan B said...

What a wonderful quote! I love starting the day with a clean kitchen too. A beautiful candle. Have a lovely week!

Cindy said...

That really IS a pleasure for me! Clean kitchen and a nice candle...I'm on it...tomorrow.

Cindy said...

That really IS a pleasure for me! Clean kitchen and a nice candle...I'm on it...tomorrow.

Lisa said...

Nothin' better than a clean kitchen. Except a clean kitchen with a beautiful candle in it.:)

Jennifer said...

I love that quote!! Perfect.

Jen said...

Such a great quote...and simple pleasures indeed.....a clean kitchen every woman loves...

Anonymous said...

Kelli,
Your kitchen is so welcoming and clean! I love reading your posts! Your blog is very inspiring and I always feel as if I am visiting with a friend. I, too, love the simple pleasures of life. Have a great week!
God Bless,
Hillary

Denise from Ark said...

Hmmm....I did up the dishes last night and put all food away, but there is still a little clutter. Your beautiful kitchen and the comments here have inspired me to go ahead right now and make it nice and light a candle. Count me as well as one whose daily simple pleasure is reading your blog. Thank you.

The Liberty Belle said...

What a lovely candle holder! I simply love your kitchen and enjoyed the quote as well. Thank you for sharing!

Jackie said...

Everything just sparkles! I really like your tea light holder.

God bless.

Kelly said...

This tealight holder is the SWEETEST ever!!! Okay now I am off to clean my kitchen!

hugs~
kelly~

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I'd settle for a clean countertop. Just one.

:)
Kari

papel1 said...

New to your blog. I love your kitchen. And the candle. They are nice even in the summer.
Judy

moreofhim said...

As always, your blog brightens my day and makes me smile. I love Marjolein, too! Where did you find that wonderful tea-light candle holder?

Thanks for always making me feel a little more peaceful!

God bless you - Julie

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kelli,
Having a clean kitchen, house, car, etc. is always a blessing. We have so much to appreciate all around us.
Have a great day!

Sharri said...

Your kitchen is sparkling!

That tealite holder is adorable. I also like her as well and have several of her things.

I hope you're enjoying your summer!

Susie Homemaker said...

HI Kelli,
Simple pleasures are indeed the best...a clean kitchen, a nicely scented candle, a bird at the feeder...all simple pleasures that in today's economy hardly cost a thing, but bring great joy...
Enjoy your simple pleasures Kelli..you deserve them.

Blessinga,
Susie

Nancy said...

Lovely sparkling kitchen, beautiful quote and such a pretty candle from one of my favorites, too!
Thanks for sharing!
~Nancy

IRENE said...

Indeed! Have a beautiful, smooth week ahead.