new week with so much to be thankful for…

The weather around is here has been so warm! We had a couple rainy weeks and everything got nice and green. Then the sunshine came and persisted–so everything is in bloom. I think the weather forgot that it’s January. Last week I pulled out my camera to capture some of the beauty and send it your way. Here’s a little sunshine for those of you who are stuck inside with cold weather!

It’s Monday–a brand new week with so much to be thankful for! How about some hellos?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello blooming branches and blue skies. My heart can hardly take it all in.

Hello making time for quiet and making time for me. I don’t know why I have such a hard time sitting still–but I do know it’s good for my soul.

Hello play date with friends and trying to drag the kids away from video games. {after all, the sun is shining!}

Hello gift for you! If you want a copy of the above photo, just email me at lisa @ and I will send you the high res image. I think this would be so pretty on a wall!

Hello February. So nice to see you.

Hello groundhog day today. We should watch that movie–it’s such a great one!

Hello sister time. Be still my heart–I love time with my sisters!

Hello creating. I am working on some fun things and of course I can’t wait to share them with you!

Hello Valentine’s Day. It’s not far away!

Hello fighting a little cold. It’s not enough to keep me down, but it’s still annoying!

Hello to YOU! It’s a brand new week with beauty waiting to be found. Join me!

Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there!


  1. Making space for the soul is awesome. Love your pictures of that beautiful sky! I just started a study based on a book called “Finding Spiritual Whitespace” by Bonnie Gray. It’s a great read and is all about how to awaken your soul to rest!!!

  2. I love the blue sky against those dainty white flowers! We have blue skies here today but VERY cold. Hello to a fresh, new week~grandchildren to play with and some studio time today.

  3. Hello YOU!
    Hello to the dust bunnies on the floor and moving furniture around a bit to capture them (since it’s FREEZING cold here today – but thankfully only a dusting of snow).
    Hello to unpacking and organizing my office space (it’s true… 4 months later, I’m still at it! I admit, I’m a little afraid of completely settling in a house, 4 moves in 5 years… I’m a bit gun-shy!)
    Hello to making a book wreath out of old hymnals my hubby found in the attic!! Love them so much, I may make TWO!! 🙂
    Hello 31st Anniversary (and hoping we get a table at the only *nice* restaurant in town!! It’s always waiting-line-out-the-door… seriously, 2 hr 20 min last time we tried…we didn’t stay…)
    and finally… drum roll…
    Hello to my Cream Fresh-water Pearl Earrings that should arrive this week!! 🙂

    1. Hello Marina! I want to see a pic of the wreath you are creating. Thank sounds amazing! Happy Monday to you! xx

    1. Hi Erica! I want to bring a massive one–maybe even a black and white blueprint? We’ll see. Sending hugs to you! xx

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