Cultivating thankfulness.
Finding beauty in simple delights.
Savouring the present moment.
These are a few of my favourite things...

 Family hikes over sunlit bridges and through sleepy gardens.

 The sweet warmth of hot cocoa and gooey marshmallows.

My two favourites... sharing a sunbeam together.

Silly hats and big cozy jackets all snuggled together in a family knot.

Caught up in a glorious stormy sky.

Squealing with my daughter over the first snowfall of the year.

These are a few of those simple.beautiful.moments that have filled our nest lately... and filled this mama's heart.
For these I am thank.full.  
To my American readers.friends
Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your weekend is full of sweetness,
Mel ;o)


  1. Found your blog on Followers Fest.  Thanks for the Thanksgiving shoutout! Love these photos :)


  2. that hot chocolate looks sooo good!! i'd love for you to stop by www.thelovelypoppy.com and check out some of the new tutorials and the giveaway going on. xoxo nicole

  3. Vance & Lori Harris26 November 2011 at 23:14

    love this entire list, especially the hot chocolate with marshmallows and your little girl looking out the window. i wish it snowed in hawaii :(


  4. Christmas in Hawaii?!  Sounds like a Bing Crosby song... hehe, thanks for stopping in again Lori - I'll wish some snow you're way - altho we're now experiencing super mild/rainy temps for this time of year!  I really am hoping for a white christmas tho...  hope yours is lovely too! ;o)

  5. Hey mae! Thanks for stopping by - hope you guys have a great trip/Christmas... blessings! ;o)


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