More snow. I woke up to it gently, noiselessly, coming down. The roofs across the street are carpeted with white.
I'm sitting here with Charlie squished in next to me (I have a small quilt in the chair, and he can't resist a quilt) sipping my morning cup of coffee.
Abi is in the window staring out. A car passes by, and I see her head moving to pass with it until it is out of sight.
It certainly hasn't snowed this much since I moved here. But now I see that the sun is trying its best to shine through the dense almost silver clouds. It just appears as a soft light through the tree branches.
More and more I'm reading about simplicity and intentional living and sustainability and living within your means. A novel concept here in the US, I think.
Perhaps by showcasing a blogger every day on my Color My Decor blog, I am seeing bloggers from different countries that don't seem to live as we do.
They are frugal and their needs are simple. Their living spaces are adaptable to their lifestyles, and they utilize them for what their family needs, not to mimic spaces in a magazine.
Just to give you an idea, here is Cream Life. Look how small the kitchen is. Their lives seem to be all about "needs." Not "wants."
There is lots of stitchery and crochet and making of crafts to adorn their homes. Lots of bread is kneaded and baked.
These blogs I'm stumbling upon are so refreshing. For the most part they do not buy things for the sake of buying. They "make do."
They seem more serene, less harried. If you don't have much, then you don't have much to worry about. Life seems to move at a slower pace.
There are the necessities of life. The simple things that make up their day to day lives.
|Happy Loves Rosie|
In these blogs, I am hard-pressed to even find a TV, much less one that takes up most of a wall and the room is planned around it.
Look how small the dining table in this kitchen is. In a corner where it takes up little space. For space is at a premium.
And Sally's kitchen. Do any of you have a kitchen this small? Yet it is organized well and she seems to have what she needs.
|Town & Country Home|
I am having a wonderful time traveling all over the world via the internet finding and visiting these homes. They are certainly a breath of fresh air, as I live in a society where more is better and just enough is not good enough.
Would you like to live more like these bloggers, in simpler homes with perhaps simpler lives?