Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Quiet And Gentle Living

I am all for simple living and living a gentle, quiet and cosy life.

My thoughts on simple living are by slowing down, cherishing the small things in life and seeing the beauty in everyday living.

I thought that I would share a few thoughts of mine from our home.

♥  Putting thought into how we keep our home by using what we have, getting rid of what we do not need and keeping within a budget as we make our home into a warm and cosy haven.

♥  If there is something we want to bring into our home, save for it, buy quality as it will last a long time.

♥  When family and friends come to visit, welcome them and be prepared to offer food and drink.  It is nice to have a little space in my pantry stocked just for that purpose.

♥  Take time to linger.  Enjoy the moment.  Slow down.

♥  Enjoy what we have.  Be content and satisfied with what we have.  Take care of what we have.

♥  Everything does not need to be perfect.  Keeping things simple, but nice is what works for us.

♥  Sharing what we have is important.  It gives us a good feeling to share with others.

♥  Lighting candles is a way to cosy our home.  We even have two rustic little battery candles on our front porch.  It adds such a warm and cosy touch.

♥  I find it so important to take time throughout the day to be quiet, to rest, to relax.  It makes for a pleasant day.

♥  A nice warm bath ... candle lite ... soft music.  A perfect way to end the day.

Simplicity, to me is to enjoy simple pleasures of life, feeling warm and content and has nothing to do with material possessions, but to do with people, happiness and enjoying the moment.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your living with Simplicity and Comfort. I agree that we all need to find happiness and contentment with what we have. Time with family and friends are the best blessings to enjoy. Wishing you much contentment in your Homespun Cottage!

  2. Absolutely beautiful and sweet, my friend. May you have a most wonderful day. Love and hugs to you!

  3. I so agree with everything. Mr D and I have been retired for a while now and we have learned to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer.

  4. I love this post! It is very inspirational to me, and I love your writing style. Thank you for sharing this. Hugs to you. Juli

  5. Ah, it all sounds so good! I dream of these kinds of days. Right now I am stuck in the middle of carpooling and running to activities with the kids...and a house full of loud teens. I enjoy it all, the fullness brings its own kind of peace and serenity, but every now and then, I long for a little quiet, gentleness....

  6. Oh Teri!
    You know how much I love this, right?
    I strive for this every single day.
    You are such an inspiration.
    Have a cozy evening. : )

  7. I am a simple person who lives a simple life. I love it that way too. Wise words.
    xx Beca

  8. All good ideas, Teri, as always. Time goes by so quickly, I keep reminding myself to stop and appreciate. Happy Friday, my friend.

  9. A wonderful and inspiring post, Teri, and a good reminder to stop and smell the roses! I love those quiet days when I can focus on the simple things and stick to a routine. Thank you for sharing your lovely insights. xo Karen

  10. Yesterday I sat on the front porch in the late morning and just breathed. It made me think, "Why don't I do this more often?" I don't allow myself enough break time. Not sure why that is. I think I'm an obsessive doer, promising myself that I'll take a break as soon as I finish what I'm working on. But then I jump to the next project without taking the break I promised myself. I think I'm a hopeless cause. LOL Hugs, Nancy