Thursday, October 30, 2008

Somebody's happy


It's funny how little things contribute so much to our happiness, isn't it? Like the quiet of the day, listening to the birds outside.


Or the feeling of contentment knowing that your treasured things are around you (and not packed away in a box somewhere).


And how about the scent of apple crisp wafting through the house? Now that's an evocative scent. It smells like fall. Like everything's gonna be ok. It smells like home.

What has come over me? Could it be the kitchen with its pink countertops that's making me enjoy cooking? Or is it because it's something that will make someone else so happy? I'm going with both reasons.


Tonight for dessert, I made a lovely apple crisp. C'mon, you know you want some. It's the easiest thing to make, and I found the simple recipe over at Dlyn's, one of my blogger friends. Go check it out.


Until tomorrow, my friends . . .


30 comments:

Suzysoo said...

Ooooh, I'm sure I can smell that lovely Apple Crisp from here!

Sue said...

I'm pooped tonight but there are three big apples sitting in my fridge that I have to get up from the couch and make something with them right now!! Bring on the whipped cream....

TSannie said...

Mental P made the same dessert and said the entire thing was consumed within hours of making it!

Contentment...if anyone's earned it, you have, Kate. I do believe this may be your very best stop yet!

Blessings!

Country Girl said...

There was alot left after dinner. But not so much anymore. Somebody ate a bunch of it. And it wasn't me! Mmmmm.

~ C.G.

tj said...

...Oh Kate you so deserve this! Enjoy this time and don't let go...

...Just so you know, I am officially jealous. That's right, I said jealous. Of you. That photo with the bookshelves and the window nearby is to die for. And then to add insult to injury, you have windowsills so deep you can cool a pie on them! I so am in love with your house! Envy isn't pretty is it? lol... And green is my fav' color! hee,hee,hee...

...So glad to hear that you are smiling and enjoying life. You go girl! ;o)

...Blessings to you both... :o)

Country Girl said...

I am loving this house, too, tj. I'm counting my blessings. And thanks for being jealous. It means so much to me.

Ha!!

~ C.G.

Donna Boucher said...

Such beautiful birds.
And your house looks so lovely.
It looks warm and inviting and elegant.

I love apple crisp.

This is just one fine post :o)

nanatrish said...

This is such a sweet post! Very cute pink counters. I would love to have a bowl of that apple crisp. Yummy.

Hilary said...

Kate, that sure does look like an incredibly lovely house. I could easily live with the pink counter tops .. they're cheery.. not cherry but cheery. :) You have such style and grace. I'm so glad you're feeling such contentment.

womaninawindow said...

You are building in the stomach what you build on this blog, beauty, simplicity, indulgence, and a big unzipping of the pants to gentle the extra waist - home. (Don't take the unzipping thing the wrong way, K?)

willow said...

Your things look so pretty in the shelves, like they've always been there.

Umm...I can smell that heavenly apple crisp from waaaay over here!

Deb said...

Oh, Kate, your home is just gorgeous...such a homey feeling, filled with love and comfort. And honestly, what the heck is wrong with pink countertops, huh? I am so happy things are good for you.

dlyn said...

Hey - yours looks better than mine! Pretty good stuff isn't it?

Loved the wallpaper captions too - hilarious!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

num yummy! I so see apples turning up here this weekend...of course i had copied her recipie down as soon as I got the drool off my keyboard yesterday!
thank you my dear for adding to the drool tonight LOL

brneyedgal967 said...

In the second picture, do tell - are those wooden shutters that cover your windows?? If so, I have those except they are well, wood colored. I've tried to imagine them painted and colorful but haven't been able to visualize it... if that's what they are - oh my, what a stunning vignette that picture creates with all of the peaceful colors. Do tell - send me a private e-mail and tell me, please. I just may have to go get some paint and some sandpaper pronto.

Egghead said...

Yum! I saw that recipe on Dlyn's blog and I am going to make it this weekend. Nothing like the smell and taste of apple crisp. Your house looks so nice....makes me just want to curl up and read a good book. I know hubby feels the love.

Russell said...

I'm not much good at making such things as that apple dish, but I am very good at eating it! Heh! And, yes, I can smell it all the way out here in Iowa!

I like the hutch with the bookshelves in your picture. I really like that color and seeing the books and things on it makes that room - along with that great wood chair - look just perfect.

Take care.

Annie said...

Could it be because you have made friends with those hunter gatherers on that wallpaper, and now have company to chat to while cooking in there!?

Annie

Country Girl said...

Thanks so much, all. And Tammy, yes those windows are about 3' thick and are all trimmed with painted wood. I sent you a private e-mail.

I got up this morning and my husband (who gets up really early) was washing some dishes. As I poured my coffee, I noticed that he was washing the pie plate. When I asked him why it was empty, he admitted that he'd eaten ALL OF THE PIE!! He said it was really good. Luckily he's really thin. I only had one slice, though.

You all need to go get that recipe!

~ C.G.

Mary said...

My heart is going pitter patter at the sight of your windowsills... I think I'm in love.

With the windowsills. Just in case anyone gets the wrong idea.

That apple crisp looks wonderful! I thought of trying it, but when I made an apple pie last week, I ate the whole thing myself. Not good for the battle of the bulge.

Wishing you many more contented days. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Deb said...

I just came over again to stare out your window again. Ahhh...all of my precious belongings are packed away in storage unit number 1039. :( I find serenity in staring at your photo.

Deb said...

it's a very long story so the short version is we sold the house last november and because of our business, we agreed to travel the US in our RV for a year and now that year is almost up. that's it in a nutshell minus the drama...i feel that things will get better...

Starwoodgal said...

Yummy for my tummy! I love anything with apples. Pink countertops are cheerful - I had pink countertops in one of my houses. Hubby hated them, but I didn't mind. :)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

"Happy" is good! You've made me happy just by reading this post (envious of that beautiful window and bookcase, but happy.)Thanks!

Mental P Mama said...

What a beautiful place...I think you have arrived. I wish I had more of that apple crisp. Enjoy this beautiful day.

Daryl said...

Oh Yum.

And the book, she is in the mail!

:-Daryl

DesertHen said...

Beautiful shots....the birds are so sweet, and the shot with the bookcase and chair....just peaceful and lovely.

I can smell that apple crisp. It looks so yummy!

I'm baking sweet rolls and cookies today....I just love the smell of a house filled with fresh, out of the oven baked goods.

Tami said...

MMMMMMM.....apple crisp. Think I'll make an apple pie tonight. Yummy.

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh yes, that looks delicious. I do want some. I may have to go make my own. (We actually have apples right now.)
Your book shelves look beautiful!
*hugs*

spread your wings said...

you're house looks so warm and inviting and with the scent of apple crisp and the chirp of birds outdoors I can understand your happiness. I was feeling the same way yesterday.
(I love a room with a wall of books and treasured things out for all to see - it tells a lot about a person. I posted one of my room yesterday.)