At the peak of our winter this year, here's what it looked like outside our place.
But life has a way of providing warmth both physically and inwardly when you least expect it. Like yesterday when I received this cheerful and very warm sweater cowl from my sweet friend Vicki over at 2 Bags Full that I was lucky to win in her most recent giveaway. Vicki also sells these lovely upcycled sweater cowls in her Etsy Shop that she creates out of retired or vintage sweaters.
She also included this beautiful card with a handwritten message sending me more warm hugs and bloggy love.
And then, out of the clear blue my sweet friend Kat of Low Tide High Style brightened up my day with a beautiful metallic print of her amazing photography!
Kat just recently opened an Etsy Shop too where you can order notecards that she had made up from her beautiful captures. They are the perfect breath of fresh air when Spring can't come quick enough!
And now I will show you something that my dear Henri gave to me too. Permission to paint over his beloved knotty pine wood in this one small area of our home. (We have a whole room full downstairs, but for now I'm just happy for this one small spot over our woodstove.)
All I can say is Ahhhhhh! I have been wanting to do this for a long time.
It's amazing how a small thing like this can really change the entire mood of the room.
So take that Winter. How much worse could it possibly get now anyway?
Oops! Well actually, Henri took this one in the parking lot of our local Home Depot a couple weeks ago while I was inside buying the paint to cover that knotty pine. It IS kind of scary though, isn't it?