I've been having guest bloggers all summer and today I'm excited that Angie from Echoes of Laughter is doing a post. Don't you love the name of her blog - just reminds me of happy family times. I'm not sure how I found Angie's blog (or maybe she found mine first), but either way I'm sure glad I did. Angie is a sweetheart who lives in Edmonton now, but grew up in Nova Scotia. She has recently been doing a wonderful series of posts on camping food, including preparation and recipes, which I have found really interesting and informative. All I can say is that I think she eats way better than I do when we go camping. Head on over to Angie's blog to get to know here better and see her crafts, recipes, and home projects.
I really want to thank Grace for inviting me to guest post on Sense & Simplicity. I am delighted to be here and to share the company of the guest posters of Summer 2010. Grace and her blog have been a huge inspiration to me and have really helped me to comfortably grow into the 'roots' of my blog. Thank you Grace! xo Angie
This is me.
I am a 42 yr. old homemaker. It's a job the I LOVE. I became a homemaker 5 years ago when we moved 3000 miles across the country from Nova Scotia to Alberta.
I grew up next to the Atlantic Ocean. I could see it in the distance everyday. For me, the ocean is calming and peaceful. I think of the many voyages that people have undertaken in search of a new life. When I left Nova Scotia, I kissed the ocean goodbye. And when I go home in the summer to visit, I greet it like an old friend.
I started reading blogs because I was lonely and knew no one in new city. I started blogging in the Fall of 2005...as I needed some type of writing therapy.
I called my blog, "Echoes of Laughter" and wrote about 4 entries. Then I abandoned my blog for a few months. When I can back, I couldn't remember my password. So I had to start a new blog, called "Mindless Chatter" because the name 'Echoes of Laughter' was already taken...by me...who couldn't remember my password. haha.
In my 5 years as homemaker, I have had loads and loads of fun. I have done many things that I might not have done otherwise.
I love to make meals for my family. I love to bake and entertain....all in a very casual way.
I love feeding people. I get that from my mother!
I love to offer guests a drink from my little martini bar:
And I like to host small, intimate parties....like this birthday celebration for my sweet Mom.
You will notice that my table is often set with my blue & white Spode china. My table centrepieces are always homemade with whatever fits the occasion.
This picture also reveals one of my all-time favorite colour schemes....blue & white. I adore blue & white. I find blue so comforting....maybe it comes from my love of the ocean. You will see that delicious colour combination in my house over and over again.
From a quilt that I tackled in a beginner quilting class:
To my decorative accessories:
To paint on the walls:
To little vignettes around my house:
I think I would describe my decorating style as:
Casual. Traditional. And Beach-Influenced.
If I could have any designer work on my house...it would be Sarah Richardson.
She gets my blue & white. She gets my Beach-Influenced.
Thanks again to Grace for inviting me to join this party. I had a wonderful time!
Many thanks to all you bloggers out there who have taken a few minutes of your busy day to let me share a little about myself.
You all inspire me with your wit, writing, ideas, photography and talent!