Simple Wintertime

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It is the sparkling season of icy winds, snowflakes on red winter holly berries, and mountain valleys full of a gossamer foggy mist.

We alternate between outdoor projects on crisp, chilly mornings and indoor tasks, warmed by the fire and sips of tea, as we prepare lovely rooms for guests (photos are up & we’re now taking reservations!).

Painting, sewing, scrubbing, organizing, and baking fill our days, along with teaching our curious & giggly little ones.

Christmas decorations are slowly packed away, amid hopes and dreams for the new year.

New socks in cheerful colors are a blessing on cold evenings (thanks, Nana!), and we love to snuggle into our flannel sheets and extra homemade quilts in the clear, moonlit nights.

How are you savoring the simple blessings of the winter?

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9 comments to Simple Wintertime

  • It sounds like you are really enjoying the season. I usually have to brace myself for the confinement. But we have been trying some fun new activities this month. I’m posting a series of winter activities this week.

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  • I love how snuggly our animals are in the colder months. One of my favorite joys of the season is cuddling up with a blanket, a book, and a cup of decaf Earl Grey tea, with a cat and dog on my lap =)

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  • Whoops, I forgot to mention that I spent some time on the Hampton Creek Inn website and I love it! My husband and I want to take a road trip up north to Oregon and Washington – I will definitely suggest we stay a night at your inn!

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    Michele Reply:

    Thank you! :) We would love to see you! I hope you have a wonderful trip.

    Blessings,
    Michele

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  • Ann

    Sounds cozy. Sometimes I miss the cozy feel of the wintry evenings and mornings when we lived in the midwest. Have a blessed New Year!

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  • That sounds so cozy! I love your snowy picture!

    We especially love going for long, cold walks and then warming up with my oldest daughter’s fancy Dutch teas. Yesterday was just a bit too cold, though, and we all took several hours to warm up. That’s an Ontario winter for you!

    After yesterday’s walk, the kids asked for stories so we read 6 chapters of Augustine Came to Kent, a wonderful historical novel for ages 4 to adult. Extra story time is probably my favorite part of winter, and I read to all my kids, ages 8 to 18, at the slightest excuse.

    Annie Kate

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  • Down here in the southern hemisphere, we are enjoying summer right now, and enjoying the simple blessings that brings – lazy days with books, homemade iceblocks, mornings baking scones, long sunlit evening meals with friends.

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    Michele Reply:

    Sounds delightful! :) I was just thinking of scones…

    Blessings,
    Michele

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  • Hey thanks so much for including my loaded breakfast potato. 😉 Great place you have here!
    Have a wonderful week!

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