~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
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The kids and I popped into TJ Maxx yesterday with one real goal: to find a tray to corral the pieces of our little oratory in our living room where we say prayers at night. I was so excited to find this beautiful one –turquoise, orange, white painted Indian design… it’s the most Rosie-ish tray I could possibly imagine. I love it so.
In point of fact, it might actually be a little bit busy for this purpose, but no matter. If I ever find a simpler one that I love as much, then I’m sure I’ll have no problem finding another spot for this colorful beauty.
We have jam jars for our candles because I didn’t have two pretty votive holders, and we need two candles
for deep spiritual reasons because we have two candle-snuffing-aged children. I actually really like the look of the candles in the jars — they glow so prettily! — but they do take up more space. And the snuffer needs its own little tray because we haven’t quite mastered putting out the candles without getting wax all over. Plus the jar of matches and the little vase for spent ones… Who knew you needed so much stuff to light a few candles each night?
I could use some tips from Molly on pulling off the “disheveled chic” look.
(Or maybe I just need Mary to choose clothes for me, too! Thank you for the adorable dress!)
What is going on here? I’ll tell you. It’s a very thoughtful arrangement of our globes, her babies, and all the silverware except the knives (which her brother told her were too sharp).
When this task was completed to her satisfaction, she gathered up all the utensils and put them in the blanket basket. Except for the ones she tried to take to bed with her for naptime.
I love toddlers.
What percentage of kiddie-pool time would you estimate is generally spent in tossing/pouring things out of the pool?