It is Friday….that should make you smile.
If that doesn’t make you smile this will.
It is like quirky cuteness overload. Deidre’s Etsy shop Water in My Paint is pretty much the funniest animal art I have ever fawned over. It’s like a little critter line-up and I need those fuzzy faces all over our house.
Which one is your favorite?
Speaking of favorites, here are some gems I found whilst roaming around blogtown.
We have a million stools hanging around the house. I love that Dos Family took something normally boring and basic and made it so fun and feisty. I am all about that map stool, I mean does it get any better? I am not sure how well it would hold up to our wear & tear, not to mention saltwater splatter.
I have developed a serious crush on attic bedrooms. If I could find a way to make some stairs work, this would be on our project list. I love how open and airy they are, and I also imagine sleeping would be breezy in such a sanctuary. Janae from Itsy Bitsy House’s attic was featured on A Beautiful Mess and I almost fell out of my chair lusting after all the beautiful details.
Where do you find all these thrift shops with hidden treasures. All the thrift shops I go to are full of ceramic ducks and plastic tumblers.
I know, I know, you would have never guessed that this was a laundry nook. The award for most beautifully hidden washer & dryer goes to Dana from House Tweaking without a doubt. That girl has mad styling skills.
Oh how I miss the days of pen pals and hand-lettering. I hope it makes a comeback once all our thumbs get carpal tunnel from texting. The Glue Gun girl gives us a tour of the prettiest papers to spice up your mailman’s life. They are so adorable I want to send myself mail.
Did you find anything great this week?
Love llamas in funky glasses?
Wanting to do a virtual margarita clink on Sunday?
Can you believe this is our seventh Monday?
Today’s challenge is near and dear to my little pittering heart.
There is nothing I love more than our military.
Except maybe nachos, I do love nachos.
No matter your political beliefs, or how you feel about war…you have to respect people who are willing to lay their lives on the line day in and day out for all the freedoms we take for granted. I am not tough enough, even though I would love to serve our country, I am just not that brave.
I always try to show support, donate, and send love to our military.
Today I hope you will join me.
I hope today you can take a few minutes out of your day to write a little note of encouragement and appreciation to our American heroes.
Don’t know a soldier personally?
Here is a great resource to help you say thanks.
All this challenge has to cost you is a little time and one stamp….unless you are like me and sending out as many letters as you can write from the heart before your hand cramps. Holler for soldiers.
Holy lazy weekend….
We did a whole lot of nada.
Did anyone conquer the world this weekend?
Please, inspire me.
We all get it….and we all hate it.
Most of the time we just toss it when we get it, right? So why is it that we are willing to bring our own cloth shopping bags and drive electric cars to help save the world but we aren’t willing to actively reduce our paper collection.
I know it’s not just me that has a collection of catalogs and a stack of credit card offers. Please tell me it is not just me.
Can you believe that? Eight months opening junk mail, when you already toss almost half of it. What a waste, ain’t nobody got time for dat.
Did you know that if you reduce your junk mail you can save 500 pieces of mail per year, per person. That is a lot of paper.
Today, take an hour out of your day to get yourself off some mailing lists. The Direct Marketing Associations Mail Preference Service is a great place to start.
Remember that top you ordered two years ago, still getting their catalogs? Take ten minutes to call and get removed from their mailing list.
If nothing else, at least set up a small recycling bin to throw all that paper in.
Then pat yourself on the back.
Now that we are all coming back from our sugar cookie comas and starting to really bust into some of those awesome gifts you received – hello new pots and pans – it is time to show your gratitude.
I will never get tired of snail mail.
It just seems so much more personal and genuine.
Please don’t text your Aunt Dorothy your “thank-yous”.
Instead, give her some sass and sparkle.
Here are my favorite ways to show your appreciation.