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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Never A Dull Moment

January 21st, 2018 by Aubri

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Of Hearth and Home – The Art of Home

January 21st, 2018 by Aubri

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Homelife has a goodness and beauty that we all need. It brings me joy to create a pleasing space to live in and finding loveliness in the everyday. Winter especially makes me crave the time to create warmth, coziness, Hygge, or Gemütlichkeit (whatever you want to call it) in our home.

Making Home is it’s own wonderful art.

“By creating simple rituals without effort {such as brewing real tea with a little china cup every evening to stopping at the flower shop every week} the Danes see both the domestic and personal life as an art form and not every drudgery to get away from.” source

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January 19th, 2018 by Aubri

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Our tree skirt was reminding me to PACE myself. “Pace on Earth” and in the parsonage. The Season of Christmas is behind us and it’s time to slowly undecorate our house. According to some sources, officially you can leave Christmas decorations up until February 2nd, The Purification of Mary. I take full advantage of that most years not having the energy, time or desire to remove Christmas items from our walls and shelves.

We do take down our tree before January 9th however due to the deadline our city gives us to dispose of trees for us free of charge. So Gerhardt and I took care of our tree together. It’s always sad to me how long it takes to decorate but how quickly everything comes right off.

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At The Parsonage

January 18th, 2018 by Aubri

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Couldn’t you just make paper snowflakes all day? If so here are some patterns you might like. I know I did.

January is half way over now. I like using this month to squeeze out the last bit of Wintery/Christmasy crafts and fun that I can. It eases me into the coming season of Spring. It’s a calmer month with more opportunities to focus on the cozy indoors and the beauties of what lays outdoors. I’m always reminded of that sweet little book I read to Lily and Clara when they were wee, Warm in Winter:

“And what could be warmer than a sunny summer’s day?”
“Winter,” said Rabbit. “I like it better when it’s warm in winter.”
“Ha!” Badger laughed. “How can it ever be warm in winter?”
“Wait and see.” said Rabbit.
Badger watched Rabbit set up the checkerboard. She took a sip of the soup Rabbit had made for her. She snuggled deep in the nightie Rabbit had given her. Then she looked out the window at the falling snow.
“You know Rabbit,” said Badger, “being here with you makes me feel…” Badger stopped.
“Feel what?” said Rabbit.
Badger smiled. “Warm,” she said. “Warm in winter.”
Warm In Winter by Erica Silverman

That Rabbit. He had hygge pegged before it became a Pinterest sensation. The only thing we’re missing from our personal Warm in Winter is a fireplace. If anyone has one they’d like to give us I’ll gleefully accept it.

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