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I came across this quote from George MacDonald (a favorite author), and it felt just right for how I’ve been feeling. Let me be a busy bee, content in my work and forgetful of the things I have not, grateful for what I do have.

“Let me, if I may, be ever welcomed to my room in winter by a glowing hearth, in summer by a vase of flowers. If I may not, let me think how nice they would be and bury myself in my work. I do not think that the road to contentment lies in despising what we have not got. Let us acknowledge all good, all delight that the worlds holds, and be content without it.”

― George MacDonald



I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues. And so it is in the world of souls, Our lord’s living garden.

― Thérèse de Lisieux


Today I’ve been thinking and dreaming of spring warmth, and summer flowers… Vivid greens, and the feel of the garden dirt between my toes. Anyone else daydreaming today?

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T H R E E   T H I N G S ::

  1. I’m working on my 2013 list for commercial child fashion models, so if you’re interested in being considered for the list, please email me a head shot of your child. Looking for ages 2-12.
  2. You can follow me on instagram, I’m thewhimsytree.
  3. I’m no longer selling with etsy. You can find the new online store here at storenvy. We’ll be working on updating the entire website in the next few months so the link on the homepage will at some point be changing.

Oh snow! It seems rare these days to wake up to a snowfall, so this morning I was ecstatic to find a couple inches. I really keep longing for a good snowfall, you know, feet & feet like we use to get. Here’s what my winter walk looked like.

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