As each year passes I find myself longing more and more for a simple life.
Not an easy, lazy kind of life, but more of a handmade kind of life.
I find myself being drawn to things that I loved as a child.
Things that I remember from my Grandma's farm.
Like these old wooden shakers and egg holders.
I remember very similar ones in my Grandma's kitchen.
They add such a happy pop of color to my neutral colored kitchen and they remind me of my Grandmother who was such an influence on who I am today.
I miss my Grandmother. I spent a lot of time with her when I was growing up and I am very much like she was. Umelecky was chosen as my blog name in honor of Grandma. It is the Slovak term for artistic.
My plan for the months ahead is to be even more like Grandma. To garden, sew, crochet and to even have a clothesline for drying the laundry. I want to pick berries and make jam, plant flowers and fuss over them and learn to bake good bread and pies. I want to wear aprons and big straw hats.
Just like Grandma.