Monday, February 6, 2023

Quote of the Week ♥

Good morning friends and happy Monday! 

How was your weekend?  Despite it being bitterly cold, mine was lovely. We saw family on Saturday night and Sunday I did my usual puttering around the house (which you know I love to do : )  

I read a quote the other day that I can't get out of my head.  It was this:

"Cultivate the life you love, not wait for it to happen" 

These words repeated in my head over and over. 

So what exactly does this mean? 

Well, for me it means do the things I love, nurture the things, people, and relationships that are import to me, and create an environment and lifestyle that I am comfortable in.  

All the things I know in my heart to be true, but sometimes I need a little reminder.  

This was it 

Work on goals and hobbies, however big or small. Nothing will happen if I don't do it.  Nothing will change unless I change it.  I save so many things for "rainy days" that never come.  On Saturday I made these cute little pastry envelopes for no reason other than to bring me joy.  

It worked : )   

I'm creating a lifestyle that is truly me. 

So read the book, start the journal you've been thinking about, go on the trip, plant the garden.  Download your favorite music and go for a drive.  Stop for a coffee.  Get the extra whip cream.  Bake the cake, watch all the movies on your list, call your friends, visit them often, decorate the room, wear the lipstick and the pretty shirt, be polite, smile often, love much, and most of all, don't let others drag you down. 

Do all the things.  The only one that can make it happen is YOU.  We only get one shot at this life. Shouldn't it be beautiful? I think so too 

"Cultivate the life you love, not wait for it to happen" 

Wise words.  What does it mean to you? 

Have a wonderful and cozy day Friends! 

Thank you for visiting today! I'm glad you're here! 



  1. Forgot to say, your pastries are TOO cute!!!

  2. Those pastries are so darling! If you had a bakery near me I'd stop in every Friday for them. ;)

  3. Happy new week dear Danielle. I could not love the sentiment of this post more!! Beautifully said. ;) I LOVE the pastry cookies you made. Adorable and perfect for almost Valentine's day. 💗 I hope you have a very blessed week ahead. xo

  4. Love this! And those cookies?!?!?!?! Tell Rob to run some down to me, k??

  5. beautiful quote to live by and those desserts are delicious looking!!

  6. Love this so much! Thank you for your inspiring words today that are so very true. And your pastries are as cute as they can be!