Sunday Smile: Home

I'm home!
I've come back from my cottage getaway;
feeling refreshed and wishing I owned a cottage of my own! ;)
I've been home for over 24 hours, but have left myself mostly unplugged.
I find I don't miss the internet at all when I'm away.
(um, okay, I miss tweeting a lil bit...)
Upon getting home, I found myself in a mix of melancholy and restless;
I often feel this way when I come back from vacation.
How did I regain my home-self?
Well, today I ended up getting out of town for a couple of hours
(to grab a yummy latte & cheese scone & visit a flea market).
Then I took Gracie for a nice long walk along our routine trail
and got out in my garden to do some pre-winter chores.
I felt much more at home after doing these simple happy things.

throwing leaves autumn gardening 
{above: that's a heap of leaves by my feet, which I then flung up in the air}
duck + reflections 
{above: during our walk, I found a lone duck in the reflective waters}
Grace amongst the mushrooms 
{above: Gracie standing tall. below: the mushrooms just beyond her}
a forest of mushrooms happy trails + a Vera scarf
{above: finding a bit of Me along my & Grace's walking trail - whilst wearing a favourite Vera scarf!}

I'll be blogging about my vacation in the upcoming days (you are forewarned!).
I think I took 300 photos, as well as a few Polaroids & some film shots, too.
For now, though, I just wanted to say: 
Hi! I missed you! I hope you smiled today!
with joy,


  1. So happy to hear you had a nice trip away. I think it's always a challenge to find your home groove again, but it seems like you are well on your way. :)


  2. aww, welcome home sweet-face! Love your leaf tossing bliss... and be forewarned yourself.. I'm coming to steal that owl out of your garden. ;o)
    Mel ~ needle and nest design

  3. Welcome home! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I can't wait to see some pictures.

  4. Happy to find such a lovely blog! Nice to meet you!xx


  5. i miss my cottage this Fall! we usually go every thanksgiving (which is in October here), but skipped it this year :(


  6. Aw, such lovely pics. & I covet your pup.


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