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Soft Morning Delights

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I sold a “Muggle Stone” this weekend, and added another one to the shop this week.

An ornate teacup with gilded books in the back.

I thrifted this teacup and it’s now my favorite for afternoon coffees!

Toast with Jam on a desk.

For breakfast I had toast with thimbleberry jam, brought back from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


I spent the morning tackling my day calendar, entertaining my toddler, and drinking coffee. I’m a multitasker and usually have something keeping me company in the background, be it music, a show, or my kiddo singing songs. Laundry, dishes. Etsy listings and emails. Art show preparations and music track editing. There’s always something, and everything, always to follow the current task.

And I like it. I don’t mind the flow when it flows, and the rhythm that’s carved it’s way into my daily default. But then…

Then, morning light spills across a birch wood table and the shadows dance. Then, the plants crowded in one corner seem to perk up and sigh with relief. Then, the steam soars from my teacup in a way I haven’t noticed. And I feel it. That nameless force that warms the heart and stomach, ignites the pulse and relaxes the lungs. It’s a melting. A detour from the routine.

And I just can’t help but grab my camera and try to capture the magic before the sun shifts. And I have to stop and release the breath I didn’t know I was holding. Relax the jaw I didn’t know I had clenched.

Breathe. Be.


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  • K.F. Hartless
    October 4, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    The delicate tea cup. Ah, I could use more afternoon tea and less clenched jaw. Perhaps come winter, I will find my comfy socks and good book evenings returned.

    • Samantha Burgett
      October 4, 2023 at 10:42 pm

      I could too! More quiet, less busyness. More focusing on one moment at a time. (And YES, more cozy book evenings!) Ah, I’ll wish for more of those moments for both of us as it gets colder outside.

  • Michele Lee
    October 4, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    Gorgeous post! The photos, your writing, the mention of stopping to “capture the magic before the sun shifts.” Yes!! 👏🏻 That is what it is all about. I caught a glimpse of light coming thru Sam’s window, splattering rainbow colors across the plants and wall. ✨ Enough of those moments and life is all right. 👍🏻

    • Samantha Burgett
      October 4, 2023 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you Michele! Some days are easier than others to remember to slow down, but boy its always so worth it when you do, isn’t it? And how cool is it that we all have the same light from the same sun to “catch a glimpse of”, wherever we are on the map? I’m glad you got to bask in some rainbows today, sounds so dreamy! 😍🌈 And I hope you’re having an incredible time on your trip!!

      • Michele Lee
        October 4, 2023 at 11:48 pm

        Slowing down to read your insightful words is surely catching some light! ✨☀️ A wonderful time, thank you. It is beautiful here!

      • Samantha Burgett
        October 5, 2023 at 9:33 am

        You are so so kind! Brightening my rainy Thursday morning already! 😁

      • Michele Lee
        October 5, 2023 at 11:00 am

        Your creativity and talent are most deserving. Enjoy the rain! 😊

  • Nicole Smith
    October 5, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    This is elegant and beautiful. The flow, the routine, the to-do list, and then magic. A muggle stone?

  • Bridgette
    October 17, 2023 at 12:40 am

    We are so much alike in this way. I’m forever taken aback by the beauty of a moment and I too grab my camera and try and freeze it. Your photos are quite wonderful.

    • Samantha Burgett
      October 17, 2023 at 6:14 pm

      Now that you mention it, it makes sense that photographers would be keen to capture these types of moments. I love that you relate to this as well! You’ve certainly got that ability to capture the magic in your stunning photos too! ✨

      PS: thank you for all the love today! It was a happy surprise to wake up to all your thoughtful comments. I’ve had to take on some extra things this week, and it was nice to be pulled back into the “blogiverse” with your kindness. 🤍


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