It’s the little things…

Last month Paulette tagged her readers (those who were willing to play) to list:

“Six unimportant things that I love”

I’m always up for a good game, and even though I’ve already shown you some of my favorite things in previous posts, I think I can rustle up a few more. 😉

So here we go in no particular order . . .

My Glass Slipper
Ever since I first saw Cinderella at the movies as a little girl, I have wanted a glass slipper of my very own! I found this one a couple of years ago – on sale no less! I don’t usually put anything in it. It looks pretty just glittering in the sunlight, but the necklace adds a little color for this photo.

Turtle Magnifying Glass
Because [I am getting older] they keep reducing the size of the print on everything, I keep this little guy right near my chair! He’s a real lifesaver sometimes.

Swiffer Duster
Honestly, I think this is the best invention ever! I have always thought of dusting as the worst chore. It seems that hours after you do it; more dust appears. I’ve spent years pushing the dust around, or so it seems. But, no more! This “swiffer” really attracts the dust and although I wouldn’t say that I now enjoy dusting – at least I don’t detest it quite so much. You may say they are expensive. I agree – they are for a piece of disposable paper/cloth, but I make them earn their keep!!! First, I use them for light dusting such as glass and china, and then for heavier dust – like on shelves, and finally when they are looking pretty dirty, I use them on the floor for spaces behind furniture or appliances. Whew, with all this talk you’d think I was dusting constantly. Believe me – I’m NOT! 😉

Amethyst Crystal Rock
My oldest daughter, who shares my love of purple, gave this gorgeous piece to me for a gift. I love looking at all of the layers and the deep violet color is breathtaking as it sparkles and catches the light. I keep it on a bookshelf in our living room and it’s one of the few things in my home that I don’t mind dusting!


Trivet Tile
Over the years, whenever we went on vacation, I would often select a pretty tile as a souvenir. I’d look for something that would remind us of the place we were visiting. It was a relatively inexpensive item in most gift shops so it was perfect for a young family’s budget. Eventually I had collected a nice assortment of tiles that I could grab whenever I needed to place hot casserole dishes on the table or the counter. This particular tile is my favorite and I’d like to tell you why . . .

When my youngest daughter was in elementary school, her class went on a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island – a beautiful city by the sea with lots to see and do! She was so excited to have the chance to go and as we were getting her backpack ready the night before, I handed her some money to use for drinks and snacks, and I told her there would be enough money for her to buy a little something for herself from any gift shop they might visit. When she returned home after her big day she was full of details about her adventure. Then, with a twinkle in her eye, she handed me a paper bag that contained her purchase. Imagine my surprise as I pulled out this tile. I had wanted her to spend the money on herself, but she said that when she saw it, she thought of me.


Pottery Bird
Not sure when or where I bought him, but I’ve had him for a very long time. I love pottery and this plump little fella is beautifully made. He has a bisque finish with some rough texturing on the brown areas. Simple, but lovely.

So, that’s my list!

Are there any unimportant things that you love?


It’s On My List . . .


Lists. Do you make them?

Does a having a “list” ease your stress about the things you need to do?

Or do you feel it’s better to be blissfully unaware of the vast number of upcoming obligations you have?

Me? Well, I’ve had an on-again/off-again love affair with lists. On the one hand, I believe they are definitely helpful when you need to pack for a vacation, or plan a party. And I’ll admit there’s something very satisfying about crossing things off as you complete them. You get that wonderful sense that you’re actually making progress!

But creating multiple lists of things that could be done, should be done, and must be done, can be a little overwhelming – not to mention time-consuming. After all, in the time it takes to make and refer to multiple lists; you could be accomplishing a task that’s on the list. 😉

wallclockgreenMy grandmother was the most organized person I’ve ever met. For example, if her kitchen clock stopped running, she could refer to her notes and tell you not only what battery was needed, but also the date she last replaced it, and the price she paid for that replacement!zcardfile I haven’t inherited the organization gene to that extent, but I always thought it was pretty impressive that she had so much info at her fingertips.

filecabinetThese days, I figure I’m doing pretty well if I can keep the file cabinet from bulging too much with its receipts, important papers, and appliance manuals. If the drawers close – I’m happy.

As for lists??? I’m in a “do not need them” phase – except for my grocery list and a blog topics list. But you never know. I might be tempted to keep track of things next time the battery in my kitchen clock needs replacing. 😉