Tuesday, May 1, 2012

slowing down . . . coming back

In this new age of social technology with texting, emails, Facebook, Twitter, "like this" and "pin that", it's been really hard to focus.  Seriously.  Instant communication and online recreation has been wonderful, don't get me wrong, but here lately, I've been missing the simpler, quieter times.  Life has been moving at warp speed and honestly, I feel like pulling over just to catch my breath.  s l o w  d o w n . . .  A little while back I received my copy of Kinfolk's second volume and I cannot tell you how much I love LOVE this magazine.  Every page is a reason to take your time and simply enjoy the taste of the tea you happen to be sipping on.  I have yet to order volume three, but plan to do so this week.  It's rare that I come across something that makes me want to just chill.  The photographs are a big reason for that I think as each photographer has taken the time to capture the essence of just being, whether by one's self or with others.  Who knew a publication about simple gatherings could be so meditative.  And it truly has been, for me.  

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately about a lot of things.  Times are definitely changing in my world, for the good, thankfully.  I'm needing to prioritize and dedicate my time to things that I know will allow me to continue to grow. One thing I do want to do more is post here much more frequently than I have in the last few years.  I was quite shocked at how many of the bloggers I used to spend time visiting have, just as I, fallen by the way side with their blogs for one reason or another.  Well, as for myself, I'm coming back.  

Just a couple of things that I am loving at the moment . . . 
  • Music by composer Keith Kenniff as Helios.  
  • I'm still one of those who truly enjoys holding a physical magazine.  I actually keep them like I do my books. However, I have recently found some new eZines on Issuu that I really like, especially some of these new bridal magazines like this one and this one.  And I will always love this one!
Now because I love Kinfolk and Keith Kenniff . . . AND honey . . . I'll leave you with this video.  Have a great week friends!


  1. aren't kinfolk great? really have their fingers on the pulse of what so many have been and are currently looking for - simplicity.

  2. Hi Kat. Oh, I do miss my printed magazines. I gave them up just six months ago for the iPad downloads...it's not the same passtime.

  3. Yes, we need to slow down. but does this food craze have anything to do with bad economy? i read about it somewhere. and look at me. i do my best to love my kitchen and creating delicious food but i feel so overwhelmed with so much to do. i must order kinfolk and get inspired.
    this video is gorgeous. i love raw honey. sometimes i buy this almost white raw honey and i need to hide from daniel or he will eat the whole jar!
    if you lived here or i lived there near you, we could get together and make food just like in the mag. that would be awesome, hu?

  4. I'm loving my stroll around here :) I'm adding your beautiful blog to my google reader. I'm loving your work !

    1. Thank you Sofia! Glad you were
      able to drop by! :)


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