Talk Till Dawn – 36

Creative Cain Cabin's Talk Till Dawn Series

I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.

My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.

Enamelware Bowl, Pine Cones, Farmhouse Style Decorating, Winter Decorating, Log Home

This is my final post for the year, and oh what a years it’s been. I’m glad to say good by to 2020 but fear 2021 will be no better. On a brighter note I have found ways to help me cope a little better.

Winter Decor, Kitchen Decor, Log Home

Just over a year ago I quit social media completely, except for my blog automatically sends my posts to my Facebook page. I found it to be a time sucker and also not many positive things there. I do love Instagram and seeing all the pretty pictures and that’s something I may go back to at some point, but for now I’m content not scrolling.

Log Home, Neutral Decor, Living Room

Twitter was my downfall and where I kept up with the news but I just cant set myself up for how it makes me feel. It’s just plain depressing and I need to focus my mind on things more positive and be grateful for the good around me. Life can certainly be a downer and social media just reiterates the doom and gloom.

Winter Decor, Log Home, Natural Decor

I’ve started a prayer journal and a gratitude journal and that works wonders for keeping my mind and heart focused in the right direction. I’ve also made them into printable to share with you all and I’ll get them loaded and posted here for you soon.

Basket Full Of Blankets

I want to thank all of you who are faithful readers and commenters here on the blog. You have all got me through some hard times. I’m thankful you’re there to listen and give me wonderful sound advice. It’s heartwarming to know you all.

Winter Decor, Log Home, Rustic Decor, Snow Globe

I’ve been blogging for 12 years now and my style has changed over the years as well as my attitude. I certainly don’t feel the need to keep up with other bloggers anymore and I know now what works best for me. I often wonder what took me so long to become ME….

Crock Kitchen Storage

I’m looking for advice going into 2021…..I’d like to know what type of post you enjoy the most so I can bring you more of those. For me I enjoy writing about the simple things; laundry hanging on the line, a simple garden project, or me dressed in my granny style. Please tell me what you enjoy in the comment section below.

Farmhouse Style Decorating, Log Home

Good by 2020! And thanks to all {Hugs & Kisses}, God Bless!

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  1. Dawn…just keep on doing what makes you happy with your blog. I enjoy reading whatever you post. It has been a tough year for all of us with the covid and all the sickness around us. As I look out my window at the snow we got here last night and see all the cars going by to wherever they are going, I am so thankful for all I have and that so far my family is still healthy. Prayers for a better year ahead for everyone! Keep up the posts for all of us!!

    1. Jeanie, did you enjoy the snow? I love how it makes everything look clean again. I do hope 2021 is a better year and do need to find a way to cope better. I am making strides but it’s slow going. Thank you for all the prayers, my friend.

  2. I love reading about the everyday little things. It really inspires me. Please keep that up! Thanks!

    1. Arnette, thank you for the input, it helps me to put together better posts.

  3. My suggestion to you would be to write what you want to write. Write what you feel. Write what gives you bliss. It’s nice to please others, but in only focusing on what they want, we often lose what we want and the content then has a feeling of emptiness. I enjoy your posts. If there’s something that doesn’t quite push my interest button, I skip it. You know the old saying… some of the people some of the time.

    I’ve browsed blogs for years since starting my own, and the ones I stick with are the ones where people write from their heart. I’ve stuck to yours for that reason. Happy New Year, Dawn! 2021 WILL be better. We’re not out of the woods yet, but I truly feel this past year has been a learning experience for all. There’s a gift in everything.

    1. Linda, your comment made me cry and feel like you were being so honest with me. I so appreciate that 🙂 I pray this year will be better or I can at least find a way to deal with it better.

      1. Absolutely I was being honest, Dawn. We’re all trying hard to find the gift in 2020. I also meant it when I said I truly believe there is a gift in everything. Many blessings to you in 2021.


  4. Susan Cogan says:

    Hi, Dawn,
    I really enjoy all your articles and continue to glean something from each of them. Your points of view and just simple every day living has been uplifting to hear about. In one way or another, each of us has probably had a bad 2020. I’ve lost another brother and several friends, but through it all God has given me peace, guidance and answered prayers. You hang in there and just be and do you. We can do this together! Thank you for your blog and here’s to a better 2021!

    1. Susan, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve another brother and friends. Talk about heaping it on. Life seems to be difficult for everyone in one way or another. Thank you for reading and always taking the time to comments. Hugs 🙂

  5. Debbie Lorson says:

    Hi Dawn: The simple fact that you don’t try to keep up with all the bloggers is what is refreshing about your blog. Some are so, so over the top that it is just grandstanding. Write what you want, from your heart and those of us that stop by will continue to do so. The fact that you don’t go on and on and endorse new products is refreshing. I made the mistake of making a comment on a blog about a new line of pans that come with a spoon that has a hole in it which in turn sits on the handle, The price of the pan was $245.00. I know people in my home town that are struggling big time and certainly cannot afford this pan. Some bloggers need some humility. Stay true to you and keep posting. : – )

    1. Debbie, I’ve seen the bloggers that have all the pricey items, and I’m with you; I can’t afford them nor do I want to afford them. I have things that are more important to me than that. I’d rather my money help out a friend, family member, or employee any day. If I have it and someone needs it I will gladly give it up; its just things and things will always be way down on my list I’d rather invest in people in need.

  6. The mundane, everyday things remind me to slow down and just enjoy. I love popping on and reading about everything you post. Keep doing you!

  7. I’ve never “done” social media (esp the ‘big ones’…..waaay too negative and toxic), and applaud you for focusing elsewhere.

    I, too, enjoy whatever you throw at us! Since you live a bit differently (and I prefer, thumbs up) than the average person, I always enjoy your small-town anecdotes, advice, time-tested tips and methods, etc.

    Hoping you too have a better 2021, although the winds are not going to automatically change on January 1st! Make your stand, know who you are and what is really important, and tune out the news-addicted rancor and fearmongers. It will eventually be OK.

    1. Lisa, the sermon at church this week was exactly your advice; just because the calendar changed doesn’t mean life will magically return to normal. I have to work harder on my “faith” and let that guide me. I have quit reading the news too, you are right there is so much fear-mongering going it it’s pathetic.

  8. Kathryn Walchuk says:

    Dawn, I enjoy all of your posts. I subscribe to many blogs and while some have spectacular homes and I really enjoy them, for most of us it’s not realistic. I relate most to those that have warm and welcoming homes and use what they have in new and inventive ways. “Shop my Home” is always so interesting and I feel that makes for more uniqueness. I also really enjoy thrifting and have found some of my most cherished finds in the thrift store. Keep up the great work and a Happy New Year to you. I think we are all praying for a better 2021.

    1. Kathyrn, I’ve been itching to hit some good thrift stores and wish we had some in my neck of the woods. I feel like I donate more than I do shop in them. Thank you for following me and always commenting, I appreciate it 🙂 Yes, I agree prayers for a better 2021 are much needed.

  9. Dawn, keep on doing what you are doing. It is refreshing and lovely. I love living in the country and enjoy the everyday small things that make life so worth living.

    1. Lynn, I wouldn’t want to ever live in the city. I enjoy country living too and probably take the simple life style for granted some times.

  10. I loved the clothes post. I also love seeing things you craft. Looking forward to your prayer and grateful printable

    1. Nancy, Thanks for the reminder I need to get those printables posted.

  11. Grace Thomas says:

    just keep doing what you’re already doing. I enjoy reading your blog, no matter how simple. here’s to a new year filled with God’s blessings and riches.

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