Monday, March 29, 2010

{a happy heart}

good things
really do
come in
small packages

blue raspberry salt water taffy
mini sweet cake baking cups


petite children chairs

3 small ingredients that give me a happy heart

~
happiness.....not in
another place but this place,
not for another hour but this hour
walt whitman
~
hope it doesn't take much to make you happy today
sometimes it is just the smallest of things
{like when one of my students tells me I always smell good..happy dance}
~

73 comments:

Catherine said...

Love it when little things can make us happy!

Rain drops hitting my kitchen window made me happy today! Spring!!! :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love little chairs - always have. I would have a whole collection of them if I had room to put them.

DaShannon said...

one of my education professors said a teacher requirement is to smell good everyday... some of our appalachian children do not have the opportunity to know clean, nice smelling adults at home and it is something we should let them know is normal and expected. at the time i thought she was crazy but it is amazing how that has proven to be so true throughout my career.

Simply Mel said...

THe little things are always filled with the most happiness!

Beach Vintage said...

You make me happy everytime you post Koralee. have a Happy Happy Day.

Julie Harward said...

Yes, small like as in you and happy as in how I feel when I visit you! Love ya :D

Beth Gales said...

Lovely images and a great sentiment! Enjoy!

Lisa said...

Yummy!
Happy Spring!
Hugs, Lisa

Maria said...

Yes, Koralee... This present moment ~ is our most treasured moment...

I still have our lil' rocking chair ... It is very rustic and needs a makeover. That will make a nice summer project!

Your bright mini cups are so cheery!

Oh, Koralee, I was peeking at your posts from last year {the wedding} and I love your pansy bouquets, with the doilies. What did you use underneath to plant the pansies? I forwarded your post to my daughter, Amanda... and she loves the idea too! We're planning Rachael's shower for the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend.
Sweet blessings to you always ~ Maria

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Your posts are Always Pretty!
Your quote about happiness is one that I hope to memorize and to live by. Thanks for sharing it!
The compliment you received is the sweetest.
Have a wonderful day,
Joyce

icandy... said...

We just LOVE salt water taffy over here! :)
You have such a knack for making ordinary objects just beautiful!!
Hugs!!!
Christina
oxox

Cornflake said...

The talented Koralee, your photographs are, once again, simply stunning. You have the best eye for colour, design and composition. Love your sweet posts! Anna :-)

Anne Marie said...

so cute! I just bought some doll food- real looking ice cream cones and such from an estate sale - and my little girls are going nuts! with ideas for me.......can't wait to show you what I'm doing with it all.......it'll be hard to part with some of it - it's all too cute!
I love mini- stuff -
have a good week~

tales from an oc cottage said...

There is NO other word for those colors but HAPPY!

m ^..^

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Adorable pictures :) You're so creative.

Splendid Willow said...

I am happy in my heart! And you my friend make the blog world a much happier place!

Cyber hug to you and your never ending wisdom.

Mon

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very sweet photos Koralee. I love the colors and saltwater taffy is one of my favorites. I frequently seem to find my mouth watering when I visit your blog. Your photos are always so delicious looking :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Teresa said...

Sweet Sweet Koralee...
What a sweet world you live in.
I don't think I've ever seen a sweeter world than yours.
I just want to come to your house and eat that salt water taffy with you. Maybe one day! :o)
xxooxx
Oh and yes...I do cherish the memories of all that my students used to do and say that would tickle my heart each day!

Rubyred said...

Such wisdom in your sweet world!We should all live by that quote!
Have a happy day Koralee
Thank you for your lovely comments you leave, they always make me smile

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

All things small and sweet are the perfect ingredients for happiness to me! A little note every now and than, just one beautiful flower to give away, to treat someone {or myself} with a couple of mini cupcakes.... it's so simple to brighten a day. I really need to find new words to fit in my comments on your lovelies posts ;o) Adorable, heavenly, divine, gorgeous, I keep mentioning those. Love the chair, I have my own old chair, looking so sweet, in our living room with a couple of cushions on it. Oh, and you're a true cupcake queen! Have a happy day. xox Your new profile picture is fun, love that cup!!

It's me said...

I need o lot of these...........than maybe i feel a litle bit happy .....sorry...........!!

The funeral is friday.......it is so hard.......

Yesterday evening we where with him and his wife and kids the whole evening...i feel so sad.....and now i must go to the shop................have a nice day..........love and hugs from me...........bye

The English Writer said...

All of it is totally gorgeous, Karen x

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh what a lovely chair and sweets...what lovely students :)
xoxo

Kellie Collis said...

THose cupcake cases make me happy! x

Rheea said...

I'm all smiles after witnessing my dog wagging his tail in his sleep just now, again. How cute!

I think I smell good all the time too. :p

Have a sweet sweet day~
Rheea

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Koralee, that was simply beautiful. And blue raspberry is a divine color and flavor. Isn't it really the small things in life that make us happy? I can just change something in my home, add one small detail, or receive or gift one small compliment and it makes my day. God bless you dear and wonderful Koralee!

Anita

Mara said...

Love your happy pictures, Koralee! And that Walt Withman quotation...make me feel better and serene!!! Thank you!!!!

Haleigh said...

WOW that sounds delicious and look adorable!

xoxo Haleigh @ Bardot in Blue
http://bardotinblue.com

Martha said...

agreed...small things make us the happiest!!!

krys kirkpatrick said...

You are right Koralee. I just spend a month in Hawaii and it made me so happy! I am home now....guess what still happy. It is not where you are...but where your heart is.

Luiza said...

All I need today, is comming in here, and I´m happy!!!

Thank you , Koralee!

Have a nice day!
Hugs/
Luiza

Jacqueline said...

Being happy is a natural medicine, Koralee. I am happy most of the time. I'm lucky. Some people have much to contend with and struggle to be happy. It's not easy when your life is full of difficulties. XXXX

Herself said...

Morning, K!

Come see what I said about you... :)

Tiedupmemories said...

Such a happy and sweet post all in one!

hometown girl said...

the older i get it takes less and less to make my happy :) i love your photos so sweet! thank you for the smile friend! hope all is well! suz

Claudia said...

I love the Walt Whitman quote - such a perfect reminder for all of us. The colors in your photos are yummy, yummy!

xo
Claudia

Andrea said...

Coming here to your beautiful blog makes me happy.
Hugs, andrea

Maria Confer said...

I love taffy and those baking cups are so fun.

Lulu Letty

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Coming here and reading your blog always makes me happy...have a great day Koralee!

Tracey said...

Adorable Koralee!!! I missed coming here :) Hope you have a lovely, lovely week!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Koralee

It is good to find happiness in the little things. Today I had a lot of catching up to do and was on the phone most of the day. What made me happy was my black cat Lilly settling right next to me and giving me one of her high pitch meaows once in a while to let me know she was still there.

Take care
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...i actually smiled today...this DID make me HAPPY...after ONE solid month of sad....

so sorry to hear about your loss of your precious Rosie. The love of a dog...nothing else in the world like it....

sending love to you,
kary
xxx

suchprettythings said...

Koralee,

Your blog and photos are absolutely stunning! Love it!!!!

XOXO
Jessica

Mo said...

what a lovely compliment from your student !!! today the sun made my day...ok the sun and that tiny raspberry cookie for desert ;-)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

small things are sometimes the best things in life, it's all in the simple things! right! I agree.....

smelling good on the other hand, is not a small thing, it's E V E R Y T H I N G !!! lol

creative carmelina....

cindy said...

indeed! these are one of my favorite color combo's.

-c
yapping cat

Sewn With Grace said...

Love your colors today!!! I have a small collection of little chairs. I love "little" things, especially children's things. Have a blessed day!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Blue raspberry salt water taffy. That sounds yummy! Sweet photo. One of my kindergarten students asked me why I had hair on my arms. HA! Women on this side of the world wax everything before they get married, even their arms. Not going there! Have a great day Koralee. Mine was fantastic! Blessings, Tammy

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wishing a happy heart to you too Koralee!! Mine is very happy! Thank you
xxxx

becky said...

I didnt know that was you on my blog today,LOL.New pic.Your hair looks lighter too.

Well good things do come in small packages for sure and we dont always notice.My heart is very happy,I plan on keeping it that way.;)

Happy Tuesday!

belleandboo said...

such pretty, pretty photos, lovely colours and light

Cozy Little House said...

It is to me the small things in life that make it worth living.
Brenda

m.e (Cathie) said...

I am definitely thankful for the extra love you sent me, thanks Koralee!

..and I bet you always smell good, just like a yummy candy store

Beatnheart said...

Some struggle for a little ray of light in their world...most of us reading and writing here are the fortunate ones...for that i am forever grateful and happiness comes easy..cynthia Wolff

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Love your sweet words and photos and they make me smile. It is always the little things that can make us happy.
Your new Avatar photo is cute.
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Hugs
Carolyn

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Koralee, Your post is so delightful. It is always the smallest things that give us the most joy. I always remember them and hardly any of the larger material things. Picking a pretty flower with my children is joyful to me.
Have a blessed Easter
xoxo

sarah said...

all this beautiful blue stuff does make me happy. It makes me think...it really doesn't take very much to feel happy. thank you for this. Sarah

FrenchBlue said...

Yuuummy sweet sweet friend! You are so right...especially at Easter time:)
XO

Susan said...

HAPPINESS...peace in the ordinary days...little grandchild kisses...sunshine after the rain...having all the papers corrected...errands done...bills paid...soft music playing in the background...a comfy bed at the end of the day...
Blessings!

Carol said...

Just seeing your pictures makes me happy...knowing you makes me even happier. Blessed to have a friend like you!!
Happ...happy day! Carol

DaShannon said...

Koralee i just realized when you commented on my blog awhile back i replied to the email and it probably didn't get to you. so sorry. i'm new at this. thanks so much for visiting, it warms my heart!!

Pinecone Camp said...

Love taffy, but my teeth don't! Sweet post, but I'd expect nothing less from you my dear ;)

Libbie said...

Well you pretty much make me smile all the time!!! I feel like a nicer person myself after visiting you :) Too funny but I do!

Angie Muresan said...

What lovely photos! My kids adore taffy. Whenever we go to the oceanside we buy saltwater taffy and are in heaven.

www.angiemuresan.com

theUngourmet said...

I've used those liners. They make me happy! Smelling good is a nice thing! :)

Cristie said...

I love little things as well. I just picked up a tiny little Peter Cottontail to add to an Easter collection. Small things can make a big difference. Happy Easter to you and yours!

French Kissed said...

Just getting caught up on your recent posts and they ALL make my heart happy!

~jermaine~

Kristin said...

I'm holding on to this post. I could really use a happy heart right now!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi dear Koralee, I have left an award for you on my blog, it's for always being bright and uplifting!
xxxx

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Koralee Sweetie...
Happy Wednesday and I am your newest follower. I found you through Kissed by An Angel, she gave you an award. Congratulations.

Happy for me because I found you. I love your blog home. It is so beautiful.

Love your post. Salt Water Taffy is just the best isn't it? I love it in the precious little cup setting on that darling little chair. What a beautiful little vignette. The colors just took my breath away. Love it.

Thank you for sharing today. Please stop by Country Wings and say hi. I would be so honored if you decided to follow my blog as well. Country hugs sweetie..>Sherry

Michelle said...

Aaw, your blog is beautiful! :) I just stumbled across it and am so happy that I did! Gorgeous photos - and I'm salt water taffy fan to no end. :)

Emily said...

<3 the little things.

Florence and Mary said...

I have my small Easter baking cases out to make some Easter treats for my family get together at the weekend.

Victoria xxx