Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop now hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.

This week I'm celebrating:

- I spent the whole day yesterday tidying my house - ever since we moved, it's been full of cardboard boxes and clutter, and now it looks so much better. 

- I also made a cherry pie; I did cheat, using shop bought pastry and pie filling, but it was still an achievement for me. I'm a great cake baker, but pastry is unknown territory for me. I figured I'd start off easy! I also made jam tarts from the extra pastry I had. 

- I spent a large part of Sunday sat in my garden enjoying the sun - the first time I've felt warmth from it all year. Hopefully there's more to come! 


  1. Our house is still full of clutter 5 years after moving but I think that is my fault as I do like stuff and will pick up rocks, bits of things that look like they my be useful one day and almost anything else.

    Hope all is well Miss Laura, a lot of folk are battling their way through the A to Z. I am taking any easy route this year so it is all very chilled so far . . . . the letter M today.

  2. Tidying the house, baking and gardening? You've been quite the achiever! Go you :)


  3. I'm still trying to get the spring cleaning done, so some of the rooms are torn apart waiting for reorganization. So much to do, and the A to Z is taking most of my time. Maybe the spring cleaning won't get done till summer. LOL
    Cherry pie sounds luscious!

  4. Sounds like a productive week! Hope you get to relax this weekend!

  5. So glad you've done all those things and you're exploring more with cooking, Laura. Chocolate is always worth cheering about. Have a great week.

  6. So glad you've done all those things and you're exploring more with cooking, Laura. Chocolate is always worth cheering about. Have a great week.

  7. Wonderful to hear you're settling in so well. Both sunny garden and pie sound awesome! Have a great weekend!

  8. Kudos on the pie! I'm more of a cake and cupcake and cookie person myself. There's more time and patience required of pies... Glad to hear you got the house organized. I'm doing a bit of late spring cleaning myself. It always feels good to get a little de-cluttered. ^^

  9. It's always nice to get things squared away at home. I've got some spring cleaning to do, too. The pie and tarts sound delicious! Good for you, trying new things. Enjoy that garden! Hopefully it will continue to warm up outside. I think spring's finally here.

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