1. Veda News: Observing


    One of my favorite blogs to read and bloggers to follow is Jodi of Practicing Simplicity. She’s got a beautiful soul that appears to be full of patience and adventure…in my opinion two really important character assets. I use her blog as a calming tool after a long work day. Recently, Jodi posted a list of random thoughts and it got me thinking. More importantly, it got be observing where I am TODAY….taking mental notes along the way. Thanks Jodi!

    I am…

    making the last of the wedding DIY projects.
    cooking lots of salads and trying not to eat bread!
    drinking lots of my new found favorite – hazelnut coffee.
    reading Souther Makers by Jennifer Causey.
    wanting spring to stick around and for summer’s arrival.
    looking at all the flowering trees.
    playing The Lumineers – their songs are contagious.
    wasting my time sitting on the couch.
    sewing  nothing – I’m not even going to pretend.
    wishing for ice cream to appear in my freezer.
    enjoying working from home in my studio.
    waiting for May 17th – wedding day!
    liking having the windows opens and curtains blowing.
    wondering if being married will feel different.

    loving taking on more photography jobs.
    hoping this week flies by – really enjoying my weekends.
    marvelling at how things tend to just work out.
    needing to workout.
    smelling coffee brewing in the french press
    wearing jeans and a t-shirt (without a coat!).
    following my gut and recognizing my priorities
    noticing qualities of true friends.
    knowing that all I have to do is take it one day at a time.
    thinking about having an early lunch.
    bookmarking more and more ideas on Pinterest
    opening boxes containing photoshoot props!
    giggling at the pup who is afraid of ALL sounds.
    feeling anxious, but also super excited at the same time.

    ( photo from Veda House Instagram )

    1. Bre says:

      Cassie, I love the idea of this. Thanks for introducing me to a new blog and sharing some insights on your end. :) I may have to do this myself … looks like a fun experiment / thought provoking exercise.


      • veda says:

        Thanks Bre. It was really nice to just sit and think for a few moments. A few of them were harder to answer, but it was challenging and fun.

    2. Corina says:

      So excited about your wedding girl!! can’t to see sneak peaks, i bet it’s going to be just amazing! Oh, and on the 17th, i’m the maid of honour of my best friends wedding as well!

    3. Liz says:

      I love lists like this! I’m hooked on the Lumineers, too. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

    4. Diana says:

      I love this idea of a brain dump — great way to clear your mind and get all your thoughts and ideas out there. And thanks for sharing Jodi’s blog — absolutely loving it so far. Oh, and the Lumineers are fantastic :)

    5. Never heard of this blog before. Thanx for the tip, definitely, a nice one. From the few articles I scrolled down to, I felt she was extremely sincere and true, simple and appreciative. I’m sure her posts are going to make myself dive into my own thoughts and reflection whenever they appear on my bloglovin feed ! ;)

    6. Danielle says:

      I really love this idea. It’s a fantastic way to remember the little things happening in life. Also, thank you for the introduction to Jodi’s space. Absolutely beautiful!

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    8. Alyssa says:

      Love this idea–may steal it if that’s okay with you! I think it’s a great way to stay grounded/become more aware of what’s on the mind.

    9. pip says:

      I’m glad you like my list! It’s called ‘Taking Stock’ and we do it every month! <3 Your blog is lovely! So pleased I stumbled across it… and how nice that we have friends in common! Take care. xx

    10. […] this week, my friend Cassie of The Veda House posted a list of some of her current observations that really got me thinking of my own. I thought it would be a good exercise that not only myself, […]

    11. Lovely blog! I had never heard of it before, but will be an avid reader now. :)

      How’s the not eating bread going? I have a few friends with celiacs that can’t eat gluten and a handful of other people I know that don’t eat bread, but I’ve never tried it. I’m lactose intolerant, so I can’t have cheese… I can’t imagine taking bread out too, but I know it’s super healthy!

      • veda says:

        Haha. I haven’t noticed any positive side effects from cutting bread out of my diet. After the wedding I’m going to eat A LOT of bread. ha!

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    14. Carol says:

      Enjoy dear that moment, hope you finish everything and enjoy! Congrats and thanks for contacting.

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