Dear diary... (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
I’m making tabs for my diary.

Some photos from everyday life. The Diptych Project has inspired me to take more photos, and I’m finding I really enjoy the simple and just-as-it-is right now quality of life.

Animal Illustrations for my brother
I drew these illustrations of animals 16 years ago when my brother was born, to hang on the wall by the crib… I can’t believe these are still hanging on the wall!

Carved owl stamp - Copyright Hanna Andersson
I carved another stamp, a guggla owl. It looks like he has lots to say to me already.

Mrkbok by Elsie Svenns
Mom’s vintage embroidery book. Märkbok, Sampler pattern book.

Old newspapers - Photo Copyright Hanna Andersson
Old news, still hanging around.

Momsocks (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
The first socks my mom knitted for herself. Mine are pink and not photographed (yet).

Hello kitty, Hello Smilla (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Hello there kitty sleepy head…
Wearables in a pile  (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Just clothes, but sometimes they sparkle too…

Plaster disaster
Plaster disaster.

Drops of color
Drops of almost no color. Subtle, my favorite photo color right now.

Winter love (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Winter love.

Zen cat (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Zen cat.

I won this book on Elsa Mora’s blog last month:

Reading Ordinary Sparkling Moments
It’s called Ordinary Sparkling Moments: Reflections on Success and Contentment by Christina Mason Miller. It’s a self published book with artsy background and handwritten text. I love the title and the thoughts, but right now it didn’t really speak to me. Maybe I’ll re-read it later this year. The title inspired the title of this post, because just like everyday luxury “ordinary moments that sparkle” is something I truly live by and believe in.

Take care! xoxox