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Follow Your Dreams…

I do a lot of dreaming while enjoying tea in a lovely teacup

I do a lot of dreaming while enjoying tea in a lovely teacup

I have this recurring dream – or elements in a dream of a place – so real that when I dream and this place is in my dream  – it’s always the same.

I dream there are secret, unused rooms in my home.

There’s a secret door that leads up a stairway to a set of rooms, some filled with furniture and stuff – lots of stuff. Some of these rooms, in my dream, I think it is time I used this room – it would make a great craft room, guest room etc…

these rooms always look the same. I think my dreams are telling a story.

Sometimes, I seem to continue where I left off in a last dream. Sometimes it is totally new, but the places are the same. It had been a while since I dreamed about these secret, unused rooms.

Until recently. When I finished reading, ‘A Year on Ladybug Farm’.

Ladybug Farm A Delightsome Life

These muffins were made from the companion cookbook to Ladybug Farms

There were so many things about this story that were familiar, similar in some ways to mine. Things that made me smile, made me wish and made me dream.

There were ladybugs everywhere.

When we first walked through the house, there were ladybugs – everywhere – and they still come back year after year – lots of them.

Darling Daughter loves milk with her muffins

Darling Daughter loves milk with her muffins

Small town folk will come to help you…

When we moved in, we became acquainted with our neighbors, who are now friends – they’ve helped us tremendously with our home, its history and more.

Blueberry Muffins Teacup A Delightsome Life

There is wonder and beauty in a quiet morning or night

I just love waking to the song of the birds, to greet the day with the sunrise and thankfully watch the sunset…in a slower-paced country setting.

Ladybug Farm muffins A Delightsome Life

I suppose it was the story of Ida Mae – in the book – of so many places and things to discover

in this book, that spurred my recurring dream. I’ve always thought there’s so much more,…more rooms in my home.

Teacup Muffins on Desk A Delightsome Life

I think these unused rooms and things are in me.

I think these things and places are talents and gifts I have not completely used – ideas, at the same time familiar and new. Dreams and ideas I have yet to fulfill…to follow.

A Delightsome Life teacup and muffins

I think we all should follow our dreams and dare to explore, to try to become….go into these rooms and make them what they should be.

‘A Year on Ladybug Farm’ was a marvelously written story, I’ve put on hold the next few books in this series… I look forward to how the story of these three friends continues to unfold.

Dream Notebook A Delightsome Life

In the meantime, I’m going to start a notebook of ideas, dreams and goals – things I want to do – to accomplish.

We all should follow our dreams…you’re never too anything to not make your own dreams come true.

Oh, and I would just LOVE to have a Folly.  I think you’d like the book, A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball.

 My Bliss for this week:

Blackbirds in the Garden…autumn is coming

Tree Frogs on my window…they delight me

Good Books

Open Doors letting in fresh cool air

Checking things off my list of things to do (sooo close to sharing my kitchen reno)

warm bowl of Brunswick Stew (Dearest’s specialty) with Hot Cornbread (my contribution)

Iced Sweet Tea – freshly made, still warm and chilled by ice at the same time

When dreams come true

I am sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Ranch, Farmhouse Porch, Confessions of a Plate Addict
 White Lace Cottage
Tweak it Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Teatime Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Teacup Tuesday @ Martha’s Favorites and Artful Affirmation
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
HomeWork Wednesday @ Atta Girl Says, Marty’s Musing, The Everyday Home, Worthng Court
Friends Sharing Tea – Tea in the Garden @ Bernideens Teatime Blog
Homemaking Party @ Hope in Every Season
You’re Gonna Love It @ Kathe with an E
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Be Inspired @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Savvy Southern Style

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