Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday Sayings (Tuesday Edition)

"It takes nothing to join the crowd.  It takes everything to stand alone."  Hans Hansen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Are you on Instagram?
I am.

So much easier than blogging.

So much faster and no stress.
Kinder and gentler than Facebook.

One picture and a caption.
Then some likes and comments.

And then you're done.
Kinda addicting.

Kinda fun.

Are you on Instagram too?

If you are will you let me follow you?
You can follow me if you'd like.

Hope we can be Instagram friends.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Sayings

 "People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made." 
                                       Joan Rivers

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"The real things haven't changed.  It is still best to be honest and truthful;  to make the most of what we have;  to be happy with simple pleasures;  and have courage when things go wrong."
                                           Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
                                                                                            Albus Dumbledore

Friday, August 22, 2014

Progress on the Living Room

The living room has a new area rug!
I found it at Target last week.
On clearance, plus $15 off.
Had to get it, right?

It has a nice little texture.
Kind of a bland color, but I've got so much going on in there.
It's a place for the eye to rest.  Or so they say on HGTV!

Since I was in the rug shopping mode, I decided to find a new one for the entry.  Home Depot, also on sale.
This one isn't bland or boring.

I love our living room.
It's not very big.
But it's a great place to
  get away from the TV and read or think or plan.  Everyone needs a little quiet spot.
It's the home of some of my favorite things.
Pictures of my grandparents and my kids.
A crocheted edging my great grandmother made and I had framed years ago.
 A picture of my mom as a baby ca.1922.


Pretty happy with the way it's turning out.
Our little sanctuary.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"Maturing is realizing how many things don't require your comment."  Rachel Wolchin