Life is just right!

These past 4 days have been really tough and stressful for us. But, now all is right with my world again and I am beyond grateful!!

My house is a disaster zone. The sink is filled with dishes to be washed. Piles of laundry need to be done. The floors need to be swept, washed/vacuumed. And the whole house needs a good dusting. The patio needs to be weeded (as you will see in the below picture!).

But, right now my home is perfect! I get to look at a sweet smile when I pull out these little flip flops....

And to be able to sit outside our home and and see this site is a true blessing.

So, folks, I didn't do anything fancy for you. Nothing set up and all prettified. I am just thankful to have this moment. A simple vintage pitcher of iced lemonade and some fresh melon and watching my favorite thing in the world enjoy her time playing outside.

See, I wasn't kidding about no fancy going on here tonight!

Just enjoying the last rays of sun before it sets. And happy just to be!

I am linking to....

Show Off your Cottage

Vintage Summer Mondays

And on Wednesday...

Works For Me Wednesdy

Wednesday Gratitude

Outdoor Wednesday

You Know your a Mom WhensDaze

Woohoo Wednesday


  1. This post makes me smile! It's because you get to watch your 'favorite thing in the world' play! So happy the hard four days are over!!
    Home and Happy! Oh and that melon looks yummy!

  2. Hi Diann,
    What a wonderful sweetie to be grateful for. I have two wonderful boys whom I am so grateful for every day!!
    I love your vintage pitcher, it looks so refreshing with the lemonade in it!
    Thank you so much for joining my party again, I so appreciate it!!
    Have a great Memorial Day.

  3. Diann, I feel so much better. Hugs to you all
    xoxo Pattie

  4. Hi Diana
    That you have a blessed week!
    Tina (Dream and Conduct)

  5. Hi Diann,
    I'm so glad you visited my blog, and thank you for you lovely comment!
    How sweet your little girl is!! Ohhh, that brings back memories for me. Mine are 9 and 12 (almost 13) years old. They are a lot to be grateful for, aren't they? :)
    Love your vintage pitcher! That lemonade looks thirst quenching! Just what I needed today after working in the garden. :)
    Happy Memorial Day!
    ~ Jo

  6. you know what's important and that counts. alot of blessings. rose

  7. Hi Diann! What lovely little tootsies poking out of the cutest little flip flops! :) We're blessed beyond measure!
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. I want some of those flip flops! They are so cute, and she looks so cute out playing in the sunshine. I'd love to share that pitcher of lemonade with you. laurie

  9. Hi Diann,
    These are the moments that count. The dusting, cleaning et. al. will/can wait.
    These little ones grow up much too fast. We have to grab the moments.
    God Bless,

  10. These are the moments that count. The laundry, dishes, dusting...they can wait.
    These little ones grow up much too fast. Grab each moment you can!!!
    God Bless,

  11. cute shoes and a yummy snack..

  12. Wonderful post..simple beauty...a gorgeous post!!

  13. What a great day!! I love little toes!! One of my favorites! I love this time of year so you can see the toes in shoes!!!
    Have a super great week!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  14. HI Diann,
    I don't know where Linky was, but it's up now and I linked your post up! All is well in blog-land!
    Thanks for joining us at Wednesday Gratitude. I can relate to your post, I'm expressing those same sentiments today, nothing fancy, just a grateful heart for the small moments in my life! Watching a small child is a wonderful way to pass the time! Have a lovely week.
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  15. Diann, I hear you sister. I've been on the verge of tears most of today so being distracted with Woo Hoo! Wednesday is a blessing. Sometimes life is...well...just not as wonderful as it could be.

    This post is a blessing to me because it is a gentle nudge and reminder that it's really the simple things in our lives that give us so much joy. Thank you, thank you thank you for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

  16. Those flip flops are too cute!
    Your post is a great reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.
    Jane T.

  17. Diann, please know that I do understand all the "to-do's" when you have a family, little ones, responsibilites outside the home, etc. You are right on though in making it simple and enjoying your precious little one. You are making memories that will be treasured for a lifetime...and who will remember if the laundry was done or the grass clipped? :-)

    Enjoy while you can!


  18. Sweet!!! That very first photo is my favorite. Cute toesies!!!

    Here is my Outdoor Wednesday...hope you can stop by to say howdy to me by CLICKING HERE -----a new Fountain by the Sea

  19. There's nothing like having family. Your day looks fantastic just they way it was. Great post. Ann

  20. I absolutely know what you are talking about. My granddaughter will be here later today to spend the night.

    I think we need to get some melon at the store.

  21. Glad your difficult days are behind you.
    There's nothing better than sitting outside enjoying the sun.
    Hugs, Cindy S

  22. sweet pic's, I'm rearranging the way I do things in order to spend more time with the grankids this summer


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