I have spent a lot of time this week reading and taking happy things in. I feel like I am looking for a new perpective or for life's next clue to help me find my way. Gentle reminder to self: life doesn't always work that way.
I wanted to share some of the things I found. They touched me in someway or even just made me a smidge happier -- even if just for a moment.
"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering." ~Pooh's Little Instruction Book
[found at Ruffles and Stuff my go to place for all things sewing inspiration]
[Eddie the golden retriever is from the dailypuppy.com.]
This really really really reminded me of my little Katie-girl and how lucky I am to have such a cute pup in my care.
Plus how can you resist that I'm so tired I feel asleep in my food bowl look. I'm smiling ear to ear looking at this!
The Happiness Photo Assignment over at The Pioneer Woman. (if haven't ever heard of the Pioneer Woman than I suggest you head over there pronto to meet Mrs. Ree and look at every single one of the happiness photos in this flickr group here. Yes, I'll wait for you to get back.)
By Jenny Modesitt
By My Way 2009
The story of When Your Hut's On Fire, which I found over at Christine's Blog. That still makes me giggle everytime too, because I am a Christine too!
It starts off like this:
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions. ..... YES read the rest here!
A magical Woodland Fairy Birthday Party which I found at Kate Landers Events.
At one point, my friends joked around that I would make a great party planner. And actually, I probably would make a pretty decent party planner. I adore getting people together for fun, laughter, and merriment! I love attending to every detail and I love doing unexpected things. (some what a la Monica from Friends, but I promise I would never ask that you tightly recap your markers -- honest!)
Along those lines I always find myself snooping for ideas even when I have nothing to plan which is why I find myself glued to Kate's site! Just check out the cute details and how this woodland fairy theme is carried out to the max (pictures from Kate Landers Events blog)!
Everything looks so magical.
I am digging the toad stools on the table and as chairs!
The names for the food are so darn creative! The served things like fairy dust (cotton candy), toad stool cupcakes, dandelion milk, chocolate dew drops, snail sandwiches... oh my goodness!
These are cupcakes with upside down white chocolate chips shoved in as toad stool spots!
The party was complete with fairy outfits and fairy dust take aways. Sigh. I only wish I had the need to plan a woodland fairy party. Mr. Happy's birthday is coming up in June, but I can't say he would be the least thrilled with this theme. Another one to tuck into my memory for later.
Lastly, I found an artist at Etsy that has me cracking up. Found at NayArts.
Think abstract backgrounds paired with original cleaver sayings and you get this: (it'sr really hard to try and pick just one or two that I like -- I like them all!)
Ok, I give, this is probably my favorite.
I'm not 100% sure that I have figured out what my next move is, but at least I am laughing along the way!