{cottage kitchen: happiness: spring salad}

{quote by Steve Jobs}

Hello there!
Happy Sunday to you.

Today was one of my favorite kind of days....filled with creative happiness all day long:)

I am feeling pretty thankful and full of sunshine & happines.
Moving forward with Simple Daisy and aligning my goals with the kind of life I truly want to live.


{quote by Anthony D'Angelo}

By now you know all about my deep love of words, quotes and sweet little inspirations of happiness.

 I thought I'd pair some of the photos I snapped today with happy little inspirations!!
Photography is definitely an area I want to explore deeper and grow in.

As my husband relaxed on the couch today...I drug all kinds of props out to the sunroom to practice...practice...practice.

Since there was no sunshine to be found today..... I had to make use of the brightest room in our home.....The Sunroom:)

 If you want to get better at anything....you've got to put the time into it:) Oh and not get embarrassed when you're just a beginner. Everyone starts somewhere!!

Guess what else.....
our kitchen is now.....99.9% FINISHED!!
I couldn't be happier!
We ...ok...well mostly Mr. Daisy finished the floor this weekend.

All that's left to do is finish up with a few decorations!!
I'll give a complete tour when I finish the decor and when we get a little sunshine:) 

Sometimes you don't need to spend a million dollars to be happy.
Butcher block counter tops and painted cabinets = a not too expensive cottage inspired kitchen!
Can you see the floor??
I love it....I know hardwood would look pretty nice too....but there's something about the rustic feeling of the ceramic floor.

 Anywho....so much work...but so worth it!!!

And now I actually enjoy cooking and being in our kitchen!
Today I was feeling like a little spring salad.
And one of my most favorite veggies are beets!!
You either love 'em or you hate 'em....
Me...I LOVE 'em:)

I love the earthy spring taste of roasted beets.
Simply slice them...
mix with a little evoo & sea salt
sprinkle a little honey on top
roast on 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or so

Make a little spring salad with
organic mixed greens
roasted beets
organic goat cheese
and a drizzle of evoo and balsamic vinegar

I hope I haven't made this exact salad and told you about it before....if I did...I'm sorry:)
I just love these flavor combinations so much...
Simple ... good food:)
Straight from the earth!

OK ..
well there you have it!
And happy little post to brighten your Sunday!

And let's all be thankful for whatever we have especially in light of so much devastation in my home state of Indiana.
My thoughts truly go out to those devastated by the tornadoes.

It's so true in life.....you don't know what you have until it's gone.

Love & happiness for the week ahead:)

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. " Joseph Pearce


  1. First of all, that salad looks delicious!! Secondly, your kitchen looks delightful. You're right, it's not always about the amount of money you spend, it's about the design elements that speak to your heart. I love the butcher block countertops!

    Lesli @ BeautifullyCoastal.com

  2. Your kitchen looks so fresh and nice! I love the soft colors...very inviting! It's so great to get something like that done! ♥

  3. Your kitchen looks gorgeous, and I love your photos - especially the ones of the flowers!

  4. I Simply Love You and Your Wonderful Posts! <3 missed you....

  5. I love the way your kitchen has turned out!!! I am a huge fan of the beet & feta combo - I see this salad in my near future!

    The quotes, Heather as always, are perfect. I especially love the one about happiness being like a butterfly...oh.so.true!!!

  6. The kitchen is charming! Renos are such hard work and I hope you have a million moments of happiness in your beautiful creation (it must be so rewarding!) I adore the floral mat you have added, so happy!

  7. Adore your kitchen and the tin backsplash is fabulous!!

  8. Your kitchen is darling and full to the brim with charm. How much do I love the tin tile back splash - mucho!!
    Can't wait to see more photos of everything!

    p.s. thanks for the kind words on the necklace!!

  9. Hi :)
    Thanks for visiting me and lovely comment !
    Im so with you on the 'wine' part hehe..

  10. Gorgeous job on your kitchen, Heather! It looks so warm and cozy and inviting! That backsplash is amazing, girl! :)

    xoxo laurie

  11. Hey Heather! First, love the new header.. so cute, so you. 2nd, the kitchen is adorable. You guys did a great job. Love the rug so bright and colorful. Your kitchen is so big! Have a great day!


  12. Your kitchen looks gorgeous-you did a great job-are you peeling the beets?

  13. That is a wonderful kitchen. I'd love to be cooking in there!

  14. I"m so glad you stopped by today so I could find your awesome blog! I think your kitchen is gorgeous. I love the doors with the chalkboard painted on them, the painted cabinets, the countertops. Love it all!

  15. Wow. I really love your work. Your images and quotes made my day!

  16. I love these quotes :)

    Thanks for your comment ;)


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