I popped over to visit my good friend Suzanne and was very impressed with her menu plan for this week. I tried to convince her to come over here and make it for me but she’d have to travel across the continent, so it’s a little bit inconvenient. Then I thought I’d check out the whole list of menu planners at the impressive, and very organized, Laura’s.  Well, I didn’t find anyone to come and cook for me but I did discover Rachel Anne of  the lovely blog Home Sanctuary.

Laura writes “Rachel Anne is  beginning a new series titled “Sanctuary is in the Small Things” where she will lovingly provide various “small things” we can do each day to create peace, order and beauty in our homes.” She starts the New Year with a beautiful verse and prayer.

Ah …

Dear Flylady, I feel overwhelmed by you right now – and Martha, you’ve always scared me.

One Small Thing

really appeals.

And I’m so glad I joined late because I don’t have 2 pairs of rubber gloves to do this but I have a brand new camera and I was happy to do this.


Thanks Rachel Anne!

I’m looking forward to creating a “Home Sanctuary” with you. 


Today’s small thing – a lovely bowl of fruit – simple to prepare, lovely for the eye, and healthy for the body – a relief after a few weeks of culinary indulgence.


You may have noticed something sneaked in with that fruit

Let’s use my handy little macro button and see what it is …



Well, it’s dark.


Drop over to Rachel Anne’s Home Sanctuary and join in the fun. 

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9 thoughts on “Small things . . .

  1. Islandsparrow says:

    Lana – just the proof I’ve needed! 🙂


  2. Lana G! says:

    My two favorite food groups! "Dark chocolate — but not milk chocolate or dark chocolate eaten with milk — is a potent antioxidant, report Mauro Serafini, PhD, of Italy’s National Institute for Food and Nutrition Research in Rome, and colleagues. Their report appears in the Aug. 28 issue of Nature. Antioxidants gobble up free radicals, destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments."Sounds pretty healthy to me!


  3. A home sanctuary is a beautiful thought.


  4. Susanne says:

    Now how did that get in there? :vDThat is a lovely basket of fruit. I am very much into the small steps stuff this year too. After year after year of not accomplishing resolution type things I also, feel very good about small steps. I can do that!


  5. Rachel Anne says:

    You made me laugh!! I believe I’ve eaten an entire package of the dark chocolates over the holidays. Your fruit basket looks wonderful.Thanks for joining in, and I’ll look forward to getting to know you more!Rachel Anne


  6. Debi says:

    ooooooooohhh a new camera! A girl after my own heart : )Home Sanctuary looks delightful….thanks for the tip!


  7. Oooh! I think I could find much sanctuary in that small, dark thing in your fruit bowl. Mmmmm. Great interpretation on a theme. 🙂


  8. Looks like you’re having fun with your camera!! I love your snow pictures.I’m still working on making time to start learning mine. It’s tough re-entering homeschooling after the break. Too many loose ends we didn’t get tied up before Christmas. Oh well!Jeanne


  9. Laura says:

    Oh too funny, looks like my kind of fruit bowl…lol!


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