Saturday, August 20, 2011

Simple - Part Two

Another beautiful day.  Seems like summer has finally appeared - better late than never.

During our  wet damp Spring I had visions of spending summer days sitting on the deck in the sun, reading, relaxing etc.  I even positioned the birdhouse so I could see it while I was on the deck.   Just a simple thing, but I had a relaxing summer plan.

Well, we all know how that worked out.  I supposed I could have sat out alot this summer under a tarp to stay dry! 

This morning was perfect - just as I had imagined.  So without wasting any time............

I enjoyed a couple of morning cups of coffee and finished reading The Secret Life of Bees.  I enjoyed it and just downloaded One Day by David Nicholls.

Because some of the things I bought yesterday are gifts I am not going to show them here but I do want to show you the simple touches that the owner of Sweet Briar Boutique uses to decorate her packages.

She uses old magazines and catalogs to create bows to decorate a simple brown paper shopping bag.

So cute and so simple.  She also uses magazine pages to wrap small pieces like jewellry.  Add a few cute decorated clothes pins and look how cute her packages are......

Just a little simple can make a big difference.   We all need more simple. 


  1. Very nice. I am so glad you had a nice day in the sun. It makes me happy when I know you are resting and soaking up the rays. :)

  2. I love cute simple touches like that - very creative! I also loved The Secret Life Of Bees. Great book!

  3. Kim, better enjoy the sun while it's here. It's been awful shy around here but we had several beautiful days this weekend.

    What a cute but simple decorating idea.

    I'm reading the Help and we were supposed to go see the movie this weekend but I'm having lots of company this weekend. I can't wait to see it.

  4. I love creative people - they always a maze me.

  5. We had a wet spring but our summer was wonderful with enough rain to keep the plants in good form

  6. Yikes....I'd be buying stuff just to see how she packaged it! Fun stuff!!! Enjoy the sun!!! We, too, are late in our summer - and now it's already tasting of fall....Smiles & Hugs & Wishing for 3 in a Row!! Robin

  7. Love how the simple things can delight the eye and lighten the heart.
    Good book....The of Bees.
    Enjoy your tomorrow as much!
    Cathy G

  8. I loved The Secret Life of Bees as well. Those packages are so sweet. What a clever idea to recycle magazines that way. I'm glad you're having a great weekend...with sun shining and simple pleasures.

  9. Hi Kim, What great ideas. I have had a busy weekend and finally got a chance to look at posts. I am glad your having a nice day!

  10. Very cute and yes everybody can defiantly use more simple!

    Thanks for reminding though!