christina is hosting the simple things today.

a call out to bloggers to “show what we appreciate, and what we are grateful for – no matter how big or small, these things may seem.”

if christina asked me to dig ditches with her all day long in the hot sun, i’d be the first to sign up.

in an effort to help the haiti rescue and rebuilding, she is giving one dollar to doctors without borders for every participant.

thank you christina for inspiring me daily. here is my laddleful of love to you:

katie’s simple things 1/27/2010

freshly scented, french milled soap

clean, empty notepads. ready for my days’ plans, ideas, and aspirations.

homemade morning coffee. french pressed with ground cinnamon. a mug reminding me what matters most.

waking up in the middle of the night holding hands with hh.

fresh, inexpensive, trader joe’s flowers on my desk

our sweet tree standing tall again. post storm destruction. so glad we were able to keep you in the family.

peanut m& m’s, and don’t you dare try to substitute plain!!!!!!

profanity. terrible, i know. i’m a good girl otherwise. i just like to swear.

perfume before bed, after my bath.

afternoon naps.

mornings. the promise. the second chance.

this song…….it renders me tear faced every time i hear it. but happy, oh my god, i’m so damn lucky kind of tears.

it’s hard to have animosity in your heart with this music in your soul.

i’d love to twirl on fence posts with you,  na-na-na’ing to this song.

happy wednesday. love, katie