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Friday, June 17, 2016


Earlier this week Mr. Decor announced “I’m off on Friday. Would you like to do something together?”

I immediately felt heartsick.


I am a planner by nature and each week my calendar features a precarious schedule so fully packed that a shifting of events is almost impossible.

But I know what is important.

Not much thats better than summer nights spent in the hammock.:

With work, school, a child on summer vacation 24/7 and a home that has me employed as it’s full time gardener, maid, and chef  I could see only one area that could be altered. You are looking at it right now. It’s blogging.

When things like this occur I always like to use the 20 year rule. Have you heard of it?

When faced with a decision you simply ask yourself “What decision will matter or have the most impact on my life in 20 years?”

nap// I would love to move to a cooler climate and hang a hammock from big, beautiful trees, snuggle w/ my love and relax together! Sounds heavenly!:

The process can look like this:

“In 20 years time will I be happier that I spent a day with my husband or that I researched, wrote, and photographed 3 blog posts?”

When put in those terms it’s easy to see the answer. Or at least to me it is.

Eyes on the prize.

I love blogging but there is someone I love more.

I never get tired of this view. Or the cool morning air and crackling fire nearby, with coffee brewing. Amidst my full schedule, I always create time for being with the trees, being with friends, being with the quiet of a forest.:

So yesterday I spent the day with my husband. We had breakfast in bed. Such fun!

I’m so happy I realized what is truly important because he truly is one of the best dads that I know.

I’m posting a day early so that tomorrow I can give him my full attention as well.


Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads!


“The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.”  ~  Proverbs 31:11-12


Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Sweet, insightful post... and so right! Hope ya'll have a wonderful day tomorrow celebrating your husband! :) ~Rhonda

Eilis said...

Lovely post. We all need to put our families first. I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You are so right, spending time with loved ones is the most important thing, have a great day tomorrow.

Mountain Mama said...

You made the right choice, of course! Cherish the time spent with your hubby! said...

Great choice! Thanks for the verse, too!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This is such a sweet post; and of course, you made the right decision! Enjoy your time together!

Katie Mansfield said...

Good call. Life before blogging. I hope you had a great day.

Auntie Em said...


Cecilia Bramhall said...

Amen, sister! :-) Have a wonderful day!

Pondside said...

Of course that was the right choice!
Experience has taught me that when I have my priorities right and make the right decisions, everything else falls into place.

Bonnie said...

Yes, You have your priorities right. Great tribute to your husband. You will never go wrong to chose your family over other things.
I'm happy to spend Father's Day with my husband and son two great fathers.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Sometimes blogging does get in the way of life...our blogs are important...but life is more important. So happy you spent the day with your love and hope it was a good one. Wish him happy Father's day for me!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Wise words and choices Laura.
You know truly we will all be here when you amp your posts up once again!


handmade by amalia said...

I've not heard of this rule before. Very sensible.

The Charm of Home said...

Nice hammocks Laura!! THanks for hosting!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You know what's important in life, Laura. Thanks for sharing the beautiful verse from Proverbs.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The 20 year rule is VERY important and you made the right decision.