Little Bliss

sometimes it’s the little things, right?

Here’s my list of little Bliss for the week:
1. using my grandma’s old silverware. it’s pretty. it’s old. and best of all it makes me think of her often.
2. finding a note from my sweet ella hidden in my notebook amongst grocery lists and the like. this is like a million and ten times better than finding a note from your mom in your lunch box.
3. having some random good luck. i won two giveaways from these two great blogs:
4. a clean kitchen. even though it only lasts for about 5 minutes tops.
5. friends that help carry the load. “divide and conquer,” is one way a friend of mine put it. love that.
6. baking a cake. i tried angel food cake this weekend. baking is just good for the soul. here is the recipe (i didn’t have cake flour so used regular cake flour minus a tbsp & then added a tbsp of cornstarch & sifted like 8 times. this is the make your own cake flour recipe, according to google….although the cake turned out a wee bit less fluffy i had 2 people say liked it better a little more dense. so this is how i’ll make it)
7. AND . . . today is the last day of school. goodbye routine.
what has been your little bliss this week? sometimes little really is lovelier.


  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 11:25am

    what a blissful list! love it all, especially the note! so very sweet.

    this week bliss was
    getting a super sweet (&romantic) text from my man about layer cake and night swimming under the stars.

    my peonies blooming like crazy!


  • cowparsley
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 11:48am


    You are so right, it is often the simple, little things that make the heart sing.

    My bliss so far this week, a lovely phone call from my man who is faway sailing, a jug full of cowparsley and lovely comments on my blog.

    x x

  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 12:24pm

    that note would make me die! – i'm kinda' a note leaver' myself – i like to write little 'nothing' and hide them away for people to find later – brings a smile to their face :o)

    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  • Andrea
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 1:24pm

    Thats nice tha that you have a momento of your grandmother. I am so close to mine and appreciate the love and relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • A-M
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 2:47pm

    Oh it's always the little things. Hmm, this week for me… cuddles from my boys… even my pre-teen still cuddles… please make it never end. Oh, that note.. from your girl… frame it… heart stopping. A-M xx

  • HeddyShea
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 2:54pm

    that note is so sweet!

  • PrettyLittleNonsense
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 3:58pm

    Oh wow! That little note? Talk about melting your heart! I can tell my "time to be a mommy" clock is kicking in; it made me want to cry! lol.


  • Kenziepoo
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 4:33pm

    Oh, that note from Ella is too sweet!

  • Mary
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 5:45pm

    Just discovered your blog – first photo is the same silverware that my mother has and still uses when we all get together.

  • Elyssa
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 6:04pm

    How adorable!
    Congrats on the giveaway! Good karma is definitely on your side!

  • Small Burst
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 8:11pm

    My bliss for the week occured tonight. Taking the kids out to ice cream. More bliss to come with the long weekend ahead. That note from your daughter is so touching. and your right-a million times better…

  • Jennie Bee
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 8:37pm

    That note is so adorable!

  • Hello Lover...
    Commented on May 27th, 2010 at 11:45pm

    What an adorable note and what a lucky lady! Two blog giveaways in one week!

    Commented on May 29th, 2010 at 9:31pm

    What a great list!
    Beautiful blog you have here.
    Enjoy your weekend!!
    Now I want to bake something :)


  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Commented on May 30th, 2010 at 5:00am

    gorgeous note. i have those kind of things dotted around my office, when situations are getting streesful it reminds me of the really important stuff.

    and five minutes of a clean kitchen is all it really takes isn't it to make everything feel good : )


  • pretty pink tulips
    Commented on June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53pm

    I think finding you has just made my "bliss list" this week!! I'm new in the blogging world and somewhat slogging my way around. So happy to have found you!!! Noticed you won something from Zhush — that was another blissful event — I got to meet her today through a mutual friend. Off to follow!!

  • Becky
    Commented on June 4th, 2010 at 10:18pm

    that is such a sweet note!

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