by laura janning

Stop for a moment and Swing

August 31, 2012

You know how you always hear people say they wish life would slow down for a moment,
 well for me I wish I would slow down for a moment....
long enough to sit on my swing and enjoy the simple pleasures in my life, and the gifts that I have been blessed with. You know the one's that don't have to be hot-glued, spray painted or sewn with a drop cloth.
One's that look more like throwing rocks in the lake with my kids or fishing on the dock with my husband. 
Who knows, I might even take the paddle boat out for a spin and only if I promise myself I won't decorate it while I am paddling away!
What simple pleasures will you be enjoying this long weekend?

See you Saturday for my weekly wow's.


  1. How pretty and have a great holiday weekend.

  2. Beautiful scenes, Laura. I know exactly what you are talking about. I keep saying "As soon as this project is finished, I'm just going to sit, read & enjoy this space or that space, but it never seems to happen. Unfortunately, I'm the only one who is standing in my way.

    I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing & safe Labor Day weekend!

  3. Laura,

    Your photos are beautiful and I feel myself relaxing after reading your post :) Thank you for the reminder, need to do this more often too. Groceries and laundry are done, so I plan on reading, planting some new flowers and making a carrot cake to enjoy with my family.

    Have a wonderful, blessed weekend!

    xoxo, Tanya

  4. Oh my gosh, is that where you live? It's gorgeous! Yes you need to go enjoy that right away and I'll just live vicariously through you;)

  5. Laura, your place is just stunning! That swing... I want one just like it! Enjoy your weekend.

  6. We all need time to relax and enjoy the simple things. It is never ending with 5 kids going in different directions all the time. It really helps to enjoy something peaceful and have time with just myself and God. Blessings, Diane Roark www.recipesforourdailybread.com

  7. Everyone has to slow life, otherwise it's gonna go right passed us! The place where you live is like a beautiful post card scenery..so go ahead and relax!! Have a wonderful and relaxed long weekend. Thank you for your lovely visit, I loved it!

  8. Oh, I had company last weekend and i missed this beautiful post...take time to swing, and fish, and paddle..for life is short...enjoy all the beauty around you and your beautiful family...for all the other things are just little "blips" in the scheme of life!...and I need to take my own advice!!! So take out that "Gone Fishing" sign....and breathe...:)


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