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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Sometimes it's the little things that brings us joy. To my grandson Daniel, it's his new cap he got from grandpa when he came in November. He loves it so much he would not take it off and even wore it to bed.  It says Quality Seeds on the cap. We all know he's Quality Seed.

To James it's it new spiked hair do. He puts the gel on his hair himself. It was his idea.  Here he is sporting it in his school picture.

For me it a new set of shelves in what was a cluttered closet in the office that is now home for my over flow grocery bargains. I tell my granddaughter to help herself if she needs something in there. The shelves were so easy to install. Home Depot has everything you need.
Yep, I need to dust my lover doors...

What little things brings you joy?

Thanks for stopping by and bringing me joy.  Hugs, Julia


  1. I love your shelving...I too have an over flow pantry and yes my daughter helps herself too. I went crazy this past Thanksgiving with buy a ham and get a 10-14 turkey free and the buy one and get three pork ribs free...I filled my freezer to the max. I used one turkey and ham already and one pork ribs. I've got can goods over flowing too. Feeding my family gives me lots of joy.

  2. Hi Julia,
    Your grandson's brought a smile to me today!! One wants to cover his hair and one wants to show it!! So sweet!
    Love those shelves and wish I had more pantry space here, but we do have a pantry cupboard, so that works!
    There are so many things that bring me joy, but one of them is having a computer that allows me to keep in touch with friends....like you!! So happy to see you blogging again and just know you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Heart Hugs~

  3. A call or text from my Grandkids makes me happy

  4. I was so excited when I saw your post. I had been trying to find your email address.i could

  5. Sorry I couldn't find it. I had really missed you. When I saw this I was so excited. I looked to see if I had missed anything else. Well I am in tears about your daughter.

  6. I don't know what is going on with this computer. What happened to your beautiful daughter. I can't even imagine this. I am so sorry. I will be back soon and see if I can get you email to come up. Hugs my friend

  7. Reading your blog brings me joy. Seeing grand children brings the most joy.

  8. James is one cool dude! They are such precious little guys! A simple pleasure Annie and I enjoy together is watching all the squirrels chasing each other up and down our large oak trees in our front yard. We have spent many hours laughing at their antics!
    Glad to see those sweet grandsons of yours again and especially glad to see you blogging again.
    Take good care,

  9. It is the little things. I love the hat:)

  10. Sweet Julia your precious Daniel and James are just so adorable. The close-up of James showing his beautiful eyes and his spiked hair is great. Daniel and the cap is so sweet he will most likely never forget that cap. Your shelves are so nice and you have them stocked well. I need to get mine stocked up for the winter months in case we get ice and or snow and I can't get out. It seems to always be the little things we love and that make us happy. Love and hugs, Maggie

  11. Happiness is reading your new blog posts. You have been through a mother's worst nightmare and you want to know what brings us joy. Calling you friend is high up on my list!!!
    Such sweet pictures of Daniel and James. True blessings.
    Hugs :)

  12. Julia I love your pics of the boys... so adorable and precious indeed! The little things that bring me joy... finding time to hook! I agree it's always a thrill to get something new for organization in the house also... doesn't take much to make us happy! Prayers and hugs for you Julia... so glad to see your post! Cathy G

  13. Hi Julia,
    I wrote my Joy List for my blog post today. :-)

    I love what you wrote up today. What a great looking pantry. That is a goal of mine is to build a new pantry. We do not have one in this house. It is hard to figure out where to do it and how. Ha.
    A project.... :-) that may or may not get done.

    Sending hugs to those sweet grandboys SO CUTE!!!

    Love you,

  14. Oh there are a lot of blessings here. Love the photos of your grandchildren. The way Daniel slept with his hat on and the well done spiked hair of James made me smile. My granddaughter gives me joy too. HUGS B

  15. How sweet! That little guy is adorable and I bet he loves that cap because his Grandpa is the one who gave it to him. The simple joys are the best because they usually are unexpected. I love when the kids just stop by to visit. That brings me joy. Hugs to you today.

  16. OMG, I remember when my grandson did his own spiked hair too, guess boys are more fashion conscience today than when my son was growing up.

    Joy to me will be when all my doctor appointments are done by the end of January and have (hopefully) a clean bill of health.

  17. Grandchildren are a joy. I now have a grandson and a big surprise from my son - he and his partner are expecting one next June! I don't get to see my children much but enjoy ever second when I do. Hope you are doing okay. Prayers and well wishes to you and your family. Louise

  18. James is a sweetie and I love that he loves his new hat! Your shelves are really well organised!!!! xx

  19. Julia, so happy to see you blogging again. I missed reading your interesting stories of the farm. Blessings and prayers to you. Jan H from Rug Hooking Daily

  20. Those grandson's of yours always bring a smile to my face. I've been watching them through the years & their personalities are priceless, lovely boys!
    I'm going to use your idea on a wall in the pantry, you can store so much on those smaller shelves. Right now the shelving I have is deep & stacked up, to get use of the space. Well done Julia!
    Seeing your name come up on my blog because you have come for a visit & left me a comment. I have many visitors but very, very few comments. Thank you Julia! :-)

  21. Julia you decided to return!! This makes me so happy :) I did not know you were blogging again. I wish you the merriest of Christmases!

  22. What brings me joy? My little dog Maulie is always so happy to be with me. She is my little companion all day. She is like a little worry stone I merely have to pet and her rub her chunky belly and a smile comes to my face. Such a little thing brings her joy. Hugs cheri

  23. Julia, beautiful post...It is the little things that make us happy. Your grand kids are beautiful and so sweet...I continue to pray for you and the loss of your daughter...Hugs and Merry Christmas sweet friend....

  24. I love this! Oh, my, goodness...your boys have gotten so big! Caps and hair gel, wow. They are handsome little guys, too. ❤

  25. Thanks for reminding me to count the little things.
    They matter.