It was too gorgeous to stay inside, and besides, I heard a few darling Antique stores singing my name! So I grabbed my hat and gloves (actually my favorite T-shirt designed by my sister Sherry from Prairie Home, blue jeans, lipstick and pearls!)left my worries on the doorstep, and headed for the little town of Ozark, Missouri. Leola’s was first on my list. What was once named The Seedbox, is now run by three sisters and a niece….Jan, Judy, Linda and Kelli. They named the shop Leola’s after their mother….how dear is that! Oh honey! The former owners, Meloney and Brian, still have a space to showcase vintage goodies from their travels across the prairies and farmlands of this great country of ours. Around every corner is wonderland of nostalgia, just waiting to hug your heart with the warmth and wholesomeness of the Good Ole’ Days.
Little Miss Buttercup stands guard over her garden of vintage home accessories….
An apron and a sun hat is the perfect attire to wear out in the garden to plant those cherry tomato seeds…with the hope of a bountiful and juicy summer harvest. I love the whimsy and charm of it all!
Here is sweet Jan, she let me in on a secret…
Talk about having your cake and eating it too!
One remedy for feeling kind of droopy is to get out of the house and change your scenery! Especially if it is a lovely day. Pick a place you love to go and get refreshed…a place that feeds your creativity…a place that delights your heart…a place where you can gather sparkling ideas….a place that will put the twinkle back in your eyes. It will do wonders for your disposition, you’ll come back home feeling tickled pink and fancy free with new motivation for sprucing up your home and life!
Even something as simple as gathering a few of your favorite magazines and reading them at the park, even in your backyard, or sitting on the front porch rocking chair, can lift your mood. The idea is to breathe in some fresh air! And my dears, don’t forget a bottle of water to drink, many times we are feeling down because our body needs to be hydrated! (Oh yes, a slice of pie also fixes things!)
When I am shopping I like to look for things for my home
that celebrate the season.
Like a candle for instance
with the fragrance of spring or summer…
Just that one candle alone is enough for me to go home, light it, fling open the
windows and get excited about tidying up my house!
It’s also fun to spice up your life by rearranging your furniture! Change the accessories on your fireplace mantle ( I did that yesterday, I’ll show pictures in the next post)…..put some fresh place mats on the table, and set it for dinner while you’re at it! Buy some daisies at the grocery store and fill a canning jar with them…so homey…so simple!
Webster’s Dictionary defines the word comfort as “strengthening greatly” or “to give hope to”. That’s why it is so important to stay motivated to bless our homes….to make it comforting. It brings hope and strength to our family. And that my sweet cupcake friend, is our high calling from the good Lord above! Can I get an Amen sista?
Thanks for stopping by for some “Take good care of yourself” pie. You are needed and loved. God is crazy about you! He is always watching over you…He loves you so much He just can’t take His eyes off of you! He is waiting to hear from you.
Blog-friends…from around the world…You are in my prayers….God knows your name….He sees your heartbreak. May He bless you with comfort and hope today.
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P.S. On my last post I signed off as a “Gracious Southern Belle wannabe”, and adorable Miss Betty (a pastor’s wife) from Georgia (she said “you can’t get any more Southern than that!”)
….She inducted me into the Southern Belle Society! I accept! Thank you sweet Betty! Love those pearls…and darlin’ you’re as cute as Christmas!
I am now officially Southern y’all!