Tag Archives: ukulele

White Christmas on Ukulele

I got a ukulele this summer, and I’ve been having so much fun learning to play. My piano fingers aren’t quite used to all this awkward contorting yet, but I love being able to cuddle up on the couch with my uke instead of perching on a hard piano bench.

I can’t cross “learn to play the ukulele” off my 28 by 29 list without offering up a little proof, so here it is—White Christmas played by yours truly! I even threw in a few puppy-wearing-santa-hat clips, so you don’t get bored watching me strum.

Merry Christmas! I’ll be back to blogging January 2nd.

The Simple Things

The creators of Mollie Makes are coming out with a new magazine on September 6 called The Simple Things. This description of the mag is so lovely that I had to share it.

“The Simple Things is a new monthly print magazine celebrating the things that matter most. It’s about knowing the greatest rewards come from the simplest things, that there’s no satisfaction like that at the end of a long muddy walk, no pink so pretty as freshly-cut rhubarb, no perfume to compare with your own home-grown flowers. It’s about making warm inviting homes – big or small – sharing food with friends, growing your own vegetables. It’s about shopping for a coffee table only to find you’re happy with a tea chest. It’s keeping your dad’s old typewriter just because it’s beautiful. It’s an empty beach on a sunday morning. It’s backpedalling.”

Dreamy, no? Life is so much more enjoyable when we take time to appreciate the simple things! Here are a few of my simple things from this morning.

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new growth on my lemon tree

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practicing my ukulele

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brewing brightly colored tea

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sipping said tea while writing this blog post

What are some of your simple things?