Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Project Simple Pleasures2


I am joining Dayle at A Collection of This and That for Simple Pleasures on Thursday.

Something that doesn't happen in Kuwait during the summer ... reading outdoors on a beautiful summer's day! I take the opportunity to do just that when I am in the States.

Most activities are even more enjoyable when you can sit outside on a lovely day, breathe fresh air and just BE! Fabulous magazines that I can't find in Kuwait, a little crochet to pass the time.

And all is well with my soul!

Please visit Dayle and all the other participants of Simple Pleasures for a little soul refreshment of your own. Wishing you much peace and many blessings, Tammy

33 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, don't you just love Country Living Magazine? I also love Victoria. So glad you got to do some things in the States that you cannot do in Kuwait. I'm sure it's visa versa, too. Take care. Susan

Gayle said...

What a great simple pleasure! Things we often take for granted. I'm a crocheter, so I noticed your crocheted piece. Lovely.

Dayle said...

Perfect simple pleasures. I love a good book and Country Living is one of my favorite mags. So glad you linked up today.

Christine said...

We do take a lot of things for granted, don't we.
I don't have the time right now, but I will be back to read about your life in Kuwait. How interesting!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Tammy: Good to hear from you. I knew you were in the States because I follow Gwen's blog. It looks like you had a great time, but I bet you are glad to be home. Welcome back! Blessings, Martha

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I love your simple pleasures and it must be lovely to be back home.
Enjoy your two weeks holiday, before you start back at school. Happy crocheting and have a good rest of the week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Diane said...

Simple pleasures! Can it be any better? Diane

Elaine said...

I'm glad you are enjoying the magazine you took back home with you. I guess we have your Mom to thank for letting us browse while she ate.

Into Vintage said...

I'll be curious to hear your review of The Happiness Project. And seeing your issue of Country Home reminded me to go get a copy! Thanks :-)

My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Tammy,
You are so right about simple pleasures, sitting in the sun, walking by the beach or simply just sitting and thinking. We all need time to 'Catch up with ourselves' in todays crazy world.
Enjoy,
Angela.

Marilyn said...

Even though you had a great time in the state I bet you are glad to be home!!
Enjoy your time-off!!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn

Natasha Burns said...

ahhhhh what bliss! i can't wait until winter ends and i can go outside to read!
thanks for stopping by my blog today. you mentioned about the magazines not being in kuwait - they're not in australia either - but they do ship internationally, so that is good!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tammy! Wish I could join you for a snack and look through some mags together! Hey, just let me know what magazines you are looking for and I would be happy to send you some! Have a wonderful day!!

sarah said...

love these simple treasures....

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Susan said...

Tammy.....glad to hear you arrived home safely. Your trip this summer was wonderful and I enjoyed all your posts. I love to read magazines! Hope you have a great day. Susan

Anonymous said...

Guess who is back on your blog??? Welcome back to Kuwait, dear. I opened up your blog, and the first thing I saw was the ITHACA beer. YEA!! SO glad you enjoyed your time in the US. The simple pleasures of reading a book outside on the porch is about as good as it gets. Hope you find time for some of those simple pleasures in Kuwait. Even if it is indoors instead of outside!

Love ya,
Renee

Melanie said...

Simplicity speaks and it listens.

I'm happy to know you had a fabulous holiday and you've returned safely.

Love and light!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Enjoy kick-back time!

Debbie said...

I love this part, "... sit outside and just be."

That sums up the feeling in this post best of all. You also caused me to remember that not everyone has the privilege on a daily basis, and that I should take more time to do JUST THAT.

Mary said...

That crochet pattern is just gorgeous, Tammy :) And you used one of my favorite yarns - Buttercream or something like that ;) Where did you find the pattern, if I may ask?

June said...

Hi Tammy,
I'm so happy to hear that you were able to have such an enjoyable time on your visit home to the states. I think that I take such pleasure in just being outdoors. It's soul satisfying.
I loved your Antropologie post. I could so live in one. And think of how much fun it would be to dress up for a night on the town! The stores are so beautifully decorated. An experience, everytime I go.
hugs

glor said...

Isn't it a shame that most times we are too busy to be doing what you have mentioned. In my younger days I remember such days, they seem not to have a place too often any more. You've reminded me to look for them. Hope that you are getting rested. Blessings to you.

crochet lady said...

I see your reading The Happiness Project, that was on my reading list, but I didn't get it read by the time I had to have it returned at the library. Even librarians must return books on time.

Joan said...

I agree - reading a book outside is truly a simple pleasure.

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today.

Blessings,
Joan

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

oh, how often one forgets to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs,
Marie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Simple pleasures are the best, Tammy! I'm a magazine lover, but a couple of German ones last week.
Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend! xxx

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy, this optimistic post IS like breathing fresh air!!! Thanks :o)
Warm Austrian Rusty-Rose-Hugs from Traude
PS: At the moment I'm having a blog-birthday-give-away - perhaps you want to join?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that magazine. Love your crocheted piece. I have always wanted to learn how to do that.
Penny

Lori R. said...

I am so glad you had such an enjoyable trip to the states. I bet it feels good to get home though. LOVE Country Home Mag.... I always just want to move into the rooms featured!
Your crocheted dishcloth is so pretty! I am actually trying to figure out how to do this. I bought a few for myself the other day and thought I could make a few for my girls for Christmas. It might take that long to figure out the pattern!

Jennie said...

What a beautiful reminder for me to not take such a simple pleasure for granted! I love just "being" outside.

Katsui Jewelry said...

Tammy,
Simple pleasures. What a wonderful idea! I have heard that you are the kind of person that finds them where ever they are. Thank you so much for the fine example and for stopping by my blog. I was thrilled! I did not know about your blog until several days ago and I am so anxious to read more!!!
Suz

Ms.Daisy said...

Jennie,
What a wonderful thing being "outside" can be! Truly a "Simple Pleasure!" Enjoy your time at home.


~Jean

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