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10 things making me smile

Monday, December 19, 2016

Unintentionally starting a little collection of plant lapel pins.

  These two, always hanging out in weird spots.

This sticker. 
Sinbad ain't bad. Straight up snorted when it was pointed out to me.

Making envelopes from old books. 
It's incredible how therapeutic simple crafts like this are. I use this template!

This craaaaazy plant!

Catching this face.

...And this face.

Alternative Christmas trees.
I was bumming because I won't get a chance to put one up this year with the odd timing of moving but I guess this is just as good! 

Making little arrangements here, there, and everywhere.

Accidentally stumbling upon this.
Forrest Gump is my ALL TIME favorite movie. 

It's the beginning of the craziest week. Moving day is Friday (ahhhhh!) and then of course, Christmas is right after that. Both of those things are obviously very exciting but also super stress inducing so tell me, what's making YOU smile today? I wanna hear about all the good things.
xoxo

Previous "10 things" posts are nestled under "the little things" tag if you're looking for more things to smile about.

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  1. I love your little cactus "Christmas Tree." Too cute!

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  2. Buying a zillion cute planner stickers for my 2017 planner - that is definitely making me smile right now!

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    1. New planner related things are always the best! Probably one of the most fun things about the new year.
      :)

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  3. You must give us your new address so we can shower you with new home greetings and congrats! Ten things making me smile---The sun shining. My chickens still laying a few eggs. My son being such a thoughtful giver and helper. Getting some holiday cards made, printed and sent! Making a secret present for the hubs. Mail art friends. Daily messaging with my eldest who is in the UK! Watermelon radishes. The sheepskin rug on my couch, so snuggly warm! Daily doodling. Happy moving!

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    1. My address will stay the same since it's a PO Box and it's just not worth it to worry about moving it to a closer post office.

      It's -
      Kaylah Doolan
      PO Box 770707
      Lakewood, OH 44107
      USA

      Sun shinning is definitely something to smile about, especially since it's been such a dreary winter so far! :)

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  4. Things that are making me smile.. I won a Fossil smartwatch on Instagram, pho/pizza/tacos, this really wonderful guy I just started seeing, and finally, less than a week until I fly home to Iowa to see my family!

    Good luck with the move!! Hoping for a warm sunny day!

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    1. Say whaaaa? You lucky duck! Congrats!

      And wohooo on meeting a great guy. :D

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  5. Those envelopes look really cool but I hope the books they were made out of were beyond saving because cutting up such beautiful prints just for envelopes would be a bit of a shame.

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    1. I don't agree at all. Using a book - in any way, shape or form - that would otherwise just sit in a thrift store for years on end is a good thing. Much better than it being tossed in a landfill.

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  6. As if it wasn't cool enough that it was filled with teeth, the envelope that you put them in was so cool! I had no idea you MADE it. Why you so cool.

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  7. Right before I moved my friend and I saw Sinbad when we were walking down East 4th. It made me laugh just like that sticker probably would have!

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    1. Hahah! I still have yet to see any celebrities on East 4th.

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  8. Those plant pins are the absolute cutest!

    Meg | Elmpetra

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