Thursday, January 5, 2012

For Now...

My mom and dad TOTALLY hooked me up for Christmas with a new camera and all, but I am a little lot slow about actually taking it out of the box.

But I am craving being surrounded by "pretties" having taken all my Christmas decorations down in a timely manner this year.
(Even got the outside lights taken down today. Living in Minnesota, that usually doesn't happen until March. Or April. Okay, maybe even May... But in my defense, we usually have three feet of snow covering all those electrical cords until then!)

And not exactly knowing the etiquette about snagging pics off of Pinterest, that has me swooning on a daily basis, here is an old post.

Hoping to brighten your day, here are some of my favorite things...
Little girls who take baths in a bucket in the garden

Beautiful teacups

Spools of lace
Engagement rings
Homemade nests
My grandma's earring
Engraved silverware
Engraved anything
Old family photos
Little boys who let little girls drive!

Enjoy this weekend that God has provided for us!


  1. Beautiful pictures! Can't wait to see what you do with your new camera!

    What's your Pinterest name? Look me up - Christielici0us!

    Btw, have you checked out my new blog yet??

  2. Those old pics sure make me smile! But lil' fireman...I happen to know that is one little girl I would make ride shotgun...I've seen her ride a bike.

  3. lovethese photos! thanks for sharing :)

  4. Such a sweet post, Kate!!! I'm sitting here with a big grin on my face!

    Wishing you a lovely week,

  5. Cute pics, really love Sophie in the night blue tub in the flowers. Net she would still enjoy that, she's our natural girl!

  6. Congratulations! A new camera will open a whole new world to you. I'm still dreaming of an SLR someday. Your photos look wonderful.

    Happy NewYear!

  7. Great photos. I love taking pictures and I know you will be great! Such fun! I had to take some classes to figure out stuff on my camera. I'm such a newbie. Still alot more to learn. Enjoy!

  8. Awwwww, ya had me at 'little girls who take baths in buckets', the rest was just icin'on the cake. .....and I love icin'!! 'Just sayin'...Heehehehe!

    God bless ya and have yourself a beautiful New Year!!! :o)

  9. Oh Kate,
    "these are a few of my favorite things"...too!
    Things are too nutty in my little world right sweet, sweet girl, thank you for the pretties :) xoxoxo Rosie

  10. Great pictures! Love the little one in the bucket! Too cute!

  11. Break out that camera... we need to see more of the goodness that you see, the way that you see it, and with your words providing the story! Thank you so much for the uplifting conversation... you can't even imagine how much you made my day a lot brighter. i talked to Danielle right after we hung up, she is in KY. and will have a couple more hours to go for the night.
    So what has blogging done for me? How would I have ever met my soul sister if it weren't for our blogs!
    Thanks again Kate, I needed the laughs that you always provide!
    love, t.xoxoxooxoxo

  12. hi and happy new year! may all you wishes come true!
    sending you hugs from milan,

  13. what a precious assortment of favorite things!
    i especially loved the adorable darling in the
    bathtub. :)

    thank you for the sweet encouragement at my
    place. you are so dear.

  14. I Love the pictures!! Miss ya!


  15. LOL, where's the new pictures??? HEE HEE, just kidding! Thanks for the visit!


  16. hi kate!

    your comment made me laugh, so i wanted to make
    you laugh . . . but can't think of a single funny thing
    to say.

    i pray someone comes along today to give you a


  17. Beautiful photos!! That girl in the bucket is priceless. Old black and white family photos are too. I love them!!

    Happy weekend to you!


  18. Hey there sweet girl!
    Well Happy February to you! Can hardly believe that we are finished January and spring is just around the corner. The bulbs are popping and I am so ready to get back into the garden.
    Thanks so much for popping by...xoxox...Rosie

  19. Hi, Kate,

    You're such a sweetheart to visit all my romantic posts. It's been an adventure these last 10 posts. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.