Thursday, April 07, 2011

Simple Pleasures Thursday

"It is the sweet, simple things of life
which are the real ones after all."
Laura Ingalls Wilder

We're joining with Dayle at A Collection of This and That on her Simple Pleasures Thursday.  Dayle says she set this time up in her week to help her 'slow down and pay closer attention to the simple things in life.'  I like that!  It fits with what I've been longing to do in my own life.

To me there's nothing like the SIMPLE PLEASURE of eating hot buttered toast smothered in blackberry jam, and sipping a freshly brewed coffee with it.

Here's to enjoying your own simple pleasures this Thursday!



  1. Oh Brenda! How could you? Now I'm definitely going to make a piece of toast.

  2. Vee, do you watch the old Miss Marple movies (the one where Miss Marple is played by Joan Hickson)... and some of the other classics from BBC....

    do you notice they're often sitting down to breakfast?

    It makes me hunger for bacon, eggs and toast, with a freshly brewed cup of coffee EVERY time....

    BTW, my toast was DELISH!

  3. Brenda, you're the second party-goer who shared a lovely photo of some yummy looking toast. So ... I'm now craving some and must go fulfill that craving. :) What a perfect Simple Pleasures post. So glad you linked up.

  4. Brenda,
    I am a toast and jelly girl for as far back as I can remember! When I was raising my babies and didn't really have time for a big breakfast - toast and jelly (usually grape back then) and a cup of coffee or tea was just the thing! Love your Simple Pleasure today.


  5. I agree and I have got to make more jam this summer! Great simple pleasure

  6. I just recorded a quote on our church prayer line "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realize they were really the big things." You enjoy the little things, too. And this toast and jam is one of the prettiest little things I have seen today!

  7. Bah can't say anything to do with food is a simple pleasure for me
    As I'm as a picky eater as can be
    Worse then a two year old I'd say
    But that is just my way
    Heck the cat eats more variety then me
    So you see
    That simple pleasure
    I just can't measure..haha

  8. I love hot toast with any kind of bread and use sugar free jam-it's good too.

  9. Coffee, toast with cheese and marmalade was part of my simple pleasure this morning. I see you have some cheddar there to the side. The sweetness of the jam and the saltiness of the jam is a perfect combination (and much healthier than chips and chocolate :) Happy day to you, Tammy

  10. Sounds yummy ....I do love Coffee of the mornings

  11. That definitely is a simple pleasure and treat. You realize it even more when you're on a carb restricted diet, and you think, "I just want a simple piece of toast and jam!"

    (I put an exclamation mark since I generally think it passionately. LOL)

  12. I so could reach into the screen right now and eat that toast!! Yummy!

  13. ok...this really does look like a bit of heaven. Total yum.

  14. ooo! now i need to dig to the back of the pantry for some blackberry jam. what a lovely photo of a simple pleasure.

  15. I had blackberry jam on crumpets for breakfast today :-)
    I agree..a great and simple pleasure!

  16. I love blackberry jam . My mom used to make it and her's was so good.I buy it now and it is not as good as mom's but I still like it.

  17. Enjoying simple pleasures -- isn't that what we cats have been saying all along? Still, it's good when a human shows that she understands the finer things in life. :-)

  18. Thanks for stopping my and taking the time to leave a comment. Glad you enjoyed walking along with me. :)


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