Each Wednesday I post about some sort of treasure I found during the past week. It might be thrifted or found on a walk or whispered in my ear or discovered on a dark shelf in the basement. Something. Anything that makes me feel lucky and thankful. It doesn't necessarily have to make its way home with me - it just has to be noticed. The idea is for it to cost very little and feel very big. After all, this isn't about acquiring new things; it is about paying better attention to the world around me.

If you discovered a treasure this week (a new friend, a snow fairy, a fancy dish at the thrift store, a bird's nest) please do share it, as well as any links, in the comments section below.


This was Sophie and Chick's first official love fest. (Sophie is a bit of a scaredy cat)

Last night, after dinner, Chick approached her with a tinkling voice and quiet foot steps, and she began to look outside to see what Sophie was watching. After a bit of murmuring and nuzzles, I encouraged Chick to scratch behind Sophie's ears and at the base of her  little head.  Slowly, Sophie's cat eyes drooped and her body stretched into a straight narrow line.  They spent the next half hour snuggling and noticing each other.

July 19th, 2011 :: Chick learns to speak cat.   Hoorah !


  1. Hi Emily, My new treasures are the stone creations I have made since reading about the idea on your blog! So thank you very much for sharing your ideas. My daughter's most treasured one is Jess the cat who now "sleeps" in her bed with her!

  2. Hoorah, Alice! Nifty Story Stones! And, thanks for sharing with me.