Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Slow Day....

Monday, March 11, 2013

Slow Day....

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When littles are sick and no one feels up to doing much, you have to take it slow. When Disney cartoons and laying on the couch looses its flavor, bring out the board games. We love the game Blokus .Seriously So.MUCH.FUN! Perfect for a slow day,when everyone is feeling knocked down by the cold bug. Play, giggle, sniffle (I think its a word), and slow down.

These pictures are from last week- we have officially beaten the cold bug. Wahoo!

XO Danielle


  1. Hi Danielle,
    thanks for your blog, your inspiration and your optimism. I've been reading your blog for awhile and trying to make small changes like you suggest. Can I ask you, though, what you do when you get discouraged? We have 2 little guys, my husband just got out of the Army, and we're trying to make it on a very limited budget. It feels like we sink a little bit more everyday. We're living in a small apartment in a city, but our dream is to buy a house in the country. I feel like that dream is slipping away. I know we have SO much to be thankful for, but some days I fight away tears all day long because I get so discouraged. If you have any advice on how you handle those kinds of emotions, I'm all ears :)
    Thanks again for everything you do to help inspire and encourage us!

  2. To Carrie, One way to beat discouragement (after you've had a little pity party) is to look at the trial or tribulation in a longer perspective. While we're going through something difficult it seems like it lasts forever, but once we're through it we realize that it didn't last forever and we made it through. (Think of potty training a child.)Press forward, remember the pioneers crossing the plains, put one foot in front of the other and keep moving. Change what you can, accept what you have no control over today, (that could change tomorrow) and just press forward. Study too, the libraries I've been to have lots of books with ideas from all over on just what you might need; employment strategies, frugal ideas, work from home, crafts that use recycled or upcycled things. What ever you need, even if its just a good novel to help you escape for a moment. Hope this helps, all the best to you.

  3. Slow days are wonderful! I've never seen that game before, it looks like a fun one. I think my boys would love it. I came across your blog after my husband emailed me the article that was online about your family a week or two ago. Then, a high school friend of mine (Katie) said, "Oh, she's my 2nd cousin." Anyway, small world. We are homeschoolers in Utah, trying to live more frugally when it seems everyone else is living in excess! It's nice to know there are others out there.

  4. I am always looking for a fun board game! I hope you all get better soon. Cheers! McKenna Lou

  5. I was just curious as to how you fit medicine and stuff for colds into your budget, along with stuff like cough drops. Do you always have those on hand?

    1. This is why we save as much as we can, so when emergencies pop up we have some money to work with. I also try to have a little supply of cough drops and children's medicine. We also always have Vick's vapor rub and our humidifier. I swear by those when colds come around:>

  6. We love Blockus at our house. Have your children ever played Whoonu? It is another really fun game that is a little like Apples to Apples...but it about what they like. My children really like it as well.

  7. Dear Danielle,
    thanks for the inspiration you have given me with all the tips that you have on your blog. I’ve realized that I’ve been spending out of control and definitely want to change. My motivation for wanting to change are many but most of all I want to do it for my daughter, I want to be a good role model and teach her that you can be happy with less stuff. I also want to teach her about taking care of our environment. I just recently graduated w/ my masters in Library & Info Science, so I love the fact that you use your local library for getting resources for your and your children. Lastly, if you have any tips about making the change of living with less and how to adapt to it, I’d love to hear them to help me with my transition/change.

    Keep up the good work and thanks again for your suggestions and ideas.

  8. I've been eyeing Blockus! How does it you mind me asking?

  9. slow days are great, even when you feel good. so glad y'all are feeling much better!


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