Tuesday Tidbits #164 Inspiration

Hello and Welcome In!

There are so many friends and family, blogs, and IG accounts who Inspire me. When these people open their doors and let me poke around for a bit… the inspiration is endless and greatly appreciated.

My She Shed Wreath …a Lovely Welcome.

The inspirational loved ones in my life pretty much all know who they are. They are cherished and so deeply loved. Sweet Man is number one. However, I could write an entire blog post on these loving and inspirational ones but I think I’ll save that for another time.

Home Sweet Home



This post gives reason as to why I can scroll through Blogs, Instagram and Pinterest for way too long! I enjoy the little cracks and crevices or the bits and pieces of those who open up their doors and share a little of their lives with us… including their homes. They all give me INSPIRATION and my Love of Keeping a Cozy Home. Home Sweet Home… is a Place We Make our Own!

I just put all the Christmas Red away and just could not share red in here again… so now we have pink!

As you know I enjoy changing up our home for the seasons and Holidays. February is no different.

It’s February!

Time to Celebrate Love

February is Hearts Month where we Celebrate Love. Not only in relationships (I’m thankful each and everyday for Sweet Man) but it’s also a time to Celebrate Family and Friends, Celebrate Creativity, to Celebrate Cooking, to Celebrate Gardening, to Celebrate Photography, and I could go on and on… but most of all it’s the Celebration of Living! So let’s CELEBRATE it! Let’s INSPIRE Each Other! To put it bluntly… I want to uplift each other.

1. The SUN☀️ is staying out longer every day since the Winter Solstice. CELEBRATE!

Cherish the Sun, Cherish those sunsets!

Cherish more time in your day… and more time to Create!

2. Creativity… for me it’s when I get to add arts and crafts to our home. I hope some of my creations can be inspirational.

My hand painted glassware.
Breakfast does not have to be boring!
My hand sewn hearts and hand painted glasses are added to my “Tea For Two Tablescape” in my She Shed.
Some added fun to the She Shed…inside and out!
An up close look of my adorable hearts! ❤️

“To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

How many of you have read Susan Branch and all her books? She is so Inspirational! Many of her Books including Heart of the Home, Home for Christmas, The Summer Book and so many more are on my bookshelves. She shares her Love and Enthusiasm for Life through her beautiful handwriting, her art, her endearing stories and recipes. I receive her monthly Newsletter called Willard. It’s filled with her daily musings, more stories, more of her art, beautiful recipes and her love for Life! She often shares some of her art where you can print it. I recently printed out her Valentine Bookmarks. I’m going to do something fun with them for a few friends. Stay tuned!

Thank you Susan Branch for your Free Bookmark Printable.

3. Baking and Cooking! I can celebrate good food every day of the year and read new recipes for inspiration.

Homemade Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones with Homemade Chocolate Covered Maraschino Cherries! The Chocolate Covered Cherries are as good as they look! These very well could be our favorite treat of the month, perhaps the year! And they are so easy… Buy a jar of Maraschino Cherries with stems. Before you dip them in delicious melted chocolate…make sure you drain them and dry them off with a paper towel.
The scones are a yummy addition to Tea with Homemade Strawberry Butter! And so are the chocolate covered cherries!

4. Gardening! A Celebration of God’s Beauty! We all get so much inspiration from other gardeners.

This is our second rose of 2022! It is reaching for the sky. It’s the first time this rose bush (Queen Elizabeth) has had a long stem rose. This is definitely L O N G! The stem is about 30 inches long!
It’s a Beauty!

5. Adventures, Travel and Nature We all know how much we love an Adventure! Travel is harder with the Pandemic…

A ride through the woods is always fun…

How about a Canyon or two…

Our Adventures never disappoint. We all love to travel like everyone else. However, our travels have kept us closer to our homes…

Sedona is always a beautiful destination!
Travels in the Back Country always make me happy.
Our beloved lake in Pennsylvania in the Fall.

There is beauty everywhere… we just have to look for it.

Let’s Celebrate the Love during February

There are so many Inspirational ways… Enjoy your Celebration!

43 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #164 Inspiration

  1. You’ve definitely got me pumped up for February! Whenever I look at your lovely decorating, I think you probably missed a calling in that you would have made an amazing stager. Homes would sell in a day! I don’t know where you store all your lovely dishes, linens, and decorative items ,but I always smile when I see your new arrangements. You cause the happiness meter to jump, and that is a good thing. Happy February to you too!

  2. Happy February Nancy! You are so full of joy today, it is impossible not to be inspired by you! Yes, every afternoon I am happy that the day is just a little longer…and now that it’s February, Spring and warmer temps are in sight! I love your Valentine decor and your painted glassware and the happiness in your soul. Scones are on the menu here this week and chocolate covered cherries, my oh my! Enjoy that beautiful desert, I am going to do errands today so I can stay cozy at home the next few days when it’s supposed to be rainy…you’ve given me lots of ideas to keep busy!

    1. I have to be truthful… I read a blog last evening and it was full of moans and groans. I walked away from the post so depressed.
      I thought… oh my… My Blog post was perhaps a bit gushy… but you know what… truth be told. I’m a positive person. I see the glass half full. And with our crazy world…why not add some joy to it.
      You my friend are one of my inspirational creative souls… keep your creativity coming in your posts… I love them all.
      Happy February Jenna… stay warm and cozy!

      1. Yes, you are a positive person and you always spread sunshine! I won’t read blogs that rant and complain, I have always believed that as a blogger it is my goal to share useful information and ideas, rants should be kept in a private journal or with a good friend!

  3. Nancy, this is a beautiful post with many reasons to celebrate. We have so much in common…travel, gardening, keepers of the home, baking, photography, etc. The list could go on and on. You are a breath of fresh air, thank you for sharing this uplifting post. Happy February dear one!

    1. Pam… you just made my day! I was a bit worried that I was too gushy. But I’m a positive person and see the glass half full. We live in a crazy world right now… so why not add some Joy.
      You, my friend, are one of my inspiring friends who uplift others in so many ways. Your love of home is felt throughout each post. Keep your beautiful posts coming. Please know you encourage not only me but so many others. Thank you!
      Happy February dear Pam! You and I will meet one day!

    1. You know Dorothy… just think… in two weeks we will have 12 more minutes of sunlight added to our day! That’s 12 more minutes for me to put together a picnic to go watch a sunset. Or 12 more minutes to sit by an outdoor fire. If I was at the house in Pennsylvania… I would have 12 more minutes to look at all the beautiful snow.
      In this crazy world… why not celebrate the little things. Lol!
      Happy February!

  4. I just loved this post, Nancy. Every word, every photo. I was going to say those glasses are the cutest things I’ve ever seen, especially with such a wonderful table setting. But then I saw the hearts and THOSE are the cutest things I’ve ever seen. I just love them! A reminder to me, too, to bring up the Valentine things. It is time. Thanks for the chocolate cherry tip — I might have to make some of those (if I don’t eat the cherries first!) and I bought dried cherries to make scones during our anticipated snowstorm tomorrow so we’re good to go! Don’t you love Susan B’s blog and Willard? Just makes me happy. So does this!

    1. How kind of you my friend! I am so happy you enjoyed! I loved sewing those hearts and have made cacti and flowers. I also have felted strawberries.
      Thanks for all the love. Stay warm during this next snow storm!

  5. Nancy, I love this post. The sweet felt hearts are exquisite! A work of art and you styled them beautifully.Such a darling Valentine tablescape. Those scones look delicious.
    I love your canyon, back road, and Sedona pictures. Your photos are lovely. Since I haven’t traveled in those areas I am enjoying your photos all the more.
    Enthusiasm is contagious! I love your positive attitude.
    Have a blessed week.

    1. Good Morning Bonnie. Thank you so much for your kindness. I am so glad you enjoy our beautiful Southwest. It truly is something to see. Sedona is breathtaking and we only live about one hour and 20 minutes south of the amAZing Red Rocks!
      Happy February!

  6. Happy February, sweet Nancy! Your post made me jump for joy and brought a smile to my face! You have given us all such wonderful inspiration. Your home always looks beautiful, warm, and inviting. I love the pretty pink touches. I’ve been adding touches of pink as well. The rose glasses you painted are so pretty! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead dear friend!

    1. Good Morning Shannon. It is always so good to hear from you. Thank you for your lovely words. The rose glasses came out pretty well! Thanks so much for the visit.
      Happy February!

  7. Such a lovely post (as always), Nancy. I sure would love to pop by the She Shed to enjoy Tea for Two with you. Those scones look so yummy.

  8. Beautiful photos. It’s always fun to see what you do with your she-shed. It’s like a grown up version of a playhouse—so fun and creative!

    1. Thank you my new friend!
      The scones were quite delicious. Along with the Pomegranate Tea.
      And since I wrote this post… the sun has been hanging out 5 more minutes a day! ☀️

  9. Hi Nancy. Your words and photos are beaming with love. I believe we are kindred spirits in all that we love, together. Your home is so cozy, your decorating and cooking…divine. But more than anything I love how your choses to celebrate life and what surrounds you rather than a box of chocolates. And, what better love then to watch your own roses grown.

    one of these days…see you out in our beautiful desert. Donna

    1. Kindred Spirits indeed! Perhaps we can say Kindred Hearts since it’s the month of February.
      Thanks so much for the visit and your lovely words.

      Stop by again soon as I am about to publish Tuesday Tidbits a bit later this afternoon. I was late getting it started.

    1. Those came from a mix! I found it at Home Goods but you can purchase on Amazon as well.
      Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones by Sticky Finger Bakeries. Just add water! 🙂

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