Enjoying the Simple Things

As I become older (and maybe a little wiser), I am enjoying seeing the beauty and joy in the little things that surround me.  I don't have to have fancy cars, big diamond rings or a huge house that is picture perfect filled with expensive furnishings.  (I am sure my Mr. is breathing a sigh of relief now!)

(Layout created with Crafty Secrets Patterns & Illustrations Digital Kits)

Instead, I am content with enjoying the simple things.... 
the lazy, pajama days spent with my family,
cooking with farm fresh eggs,
seeing the joy in my kiddos faces when they accomplish a task
and finding God's beauty that surrounds us each day.

(Layout created with Crafty Secrets Patterns & Illustrations Digital Kits)

Most of my scrapbook pages have documented my family and friends, our holidays, vacations and celebrations.  For this year, I will also be adding pages that document the simple joys and beauty of our life.

Wishing you a beautiful day, dear friends.


Ann said...

Beautiful layouts and cute idea with the recipe cards added. I'm not sure if you added those or it was included in the digital, but very cute.

Marissa said...

Beautiful post! I think material things are just that material!..making the most of family and friends and enjoying simple pleasures are far more worthy!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Oh girl, you always do such beautiful work. I saw some other layouts you had done recently that were great,.. emailed the link to Sandy so she could see them also. LOVE that chicken layout especially... CUTE!

Darlene said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you've done here ... absolutely awesome! I'm a country girl who lives in the suburbs now and your chicken layout just took my heart 'right back home!'
Thanks so much for playing along in our January Linky Party! And showcasing the digital side of CS so well!

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Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Sheila you have a wonderful talent for combining everything in such eclectic harmony. I adore the chicken in the gold gilt frame and all the other elements you added from the CD to create this fun shabby layout!

Thanks for sharing and posting at our Linky Party

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! What fabulous LO's! You rocked the CD, that's for sure!! Amazing!!

Thank you very much for joining us for the Crafty Secrets January Linky Party! Good Luck! :)

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Marlene (cards4u) said...

What wonderful layouts - great combo of elements!

cinmfoster said...

Great layouts. They took me back home.