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Friday, December 17

Little Things That Make Me Smile...

We got our Christmas tree by December 4th this year... Fresh, cut, yummy-smelling, from the Ted Drewes lot that reminds me of days gone by:

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("Hi, Dawn! Remember me?")

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Peace... Loving the peace of an early-dark winter's afternoon, tree lights on, pine-y smell lingering... Noah napping... Me, with a quilt and book.... Quiet. Peace.

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Treated myself to ULTIMATE baby-girl-to-be indulgence: sparkly shoes. I mean, who could resist these tiny, bling-covered moccasins??
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They're literally tinier than the palm of my hand. Silly, frivolous, and making my heart melt every time I look at them. We have a baby girl coming!!

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Joe has a BFF-since-birth, practically, who married a most excellent lady. This most excellent lady just sent Noah the most AMAZING birthday gift last month. I still die every time I look at it. I ADORE it. I want to LIVE in it. And then I want to attempt to make one (or three) of my own. Please check this amazingness out:
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Seriously?? Hand-sewn, itty-bitty animals with AMAZING details... A complete felt HABITAT... Soft, portable, and inspiring to all imaginations... And the ripple-circles on the pond? LOVE that part. I adore this! And rumor has it, she has been crafting more than one type of these habitats for her own kids... A desert. A volcano. A snow-capped mountain... Seriously SO great. I love it. And Noah does too. When I let him play with it. Ha!

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Lots of little things making me smile over here, beyond the ones I managed to take photos of:

* gorgeous-smelling homemade soaps from Sarah

* chocolate Whoppers candies when I edit

* fake UGGS holding my poor sore feet together from sunup til sundown.

* Getting client orders in the mail and ooh'ing and aah'ing over them before I wrap them up for them

* Noah's grandparents being here, lavishing him (and us!) with love

* spaghetti and Caesar salads--- my current pregnancy cravings

* finding energy to make things/sew things again

* foot rubs and back scratches

* my online girls

* a newly-organized, cleaned sewing corner

* The Sing-Off-- Joe's and my current guilty TV pleasure

* getting presents I've bought for others in the mail and ooh'ing and aah'ing over them before I wrap them up for them

* My squishy, cloud-soft body pillow I've been sleeping with... SO good for this preggy body!

* Not taking Tylenol 24-7 anymore... Just once a day, maybe.

* Getting my Civic fixed, finally. I have blinkers again! I'm SAFE!

* Candy Cane Joe Joe's from Trader Joe's

* Homemade marshmallows from Erin. Gonna try to make some of my own, soon!

* little baby girl bumps and wiggles, usually late at night...

* Noah's singing of Christmas Carols

* Christmas miracles from a small business in Minnesota

* Dinners offered, made, delivered from beloved friends in my ward.

* Christmas music.

And on and on.... and on and on..... LOTS to keep smiling about.

What about you? What's making YOU smile?

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE the owl ornaments!!
    And yes, no one could resist the baby bling bling moccasins. So adorable.
    Great photos just so pretty.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!! And may you feel better and better everyday! take care -- merry merry

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  2. So cute! I love it all! And every time I remember you're having a little girl soon, I, too, get excited! I can't wait to meet my soon-to-be niece!

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  3. Oh what precious little shoes!
    They made me smile and congratulations on your little girl who will soon be here!
    Your blog is lovely...So glad I found you today. I am now a follower! I also love the "sing off" ...and what can be more cozy than the smell of homemade soup! :)

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  4. LOVE those owls! And what a beautiful gift, wow!

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  5. Glad you enjoyed the mallows! Even more glad that you aren't requiring so much Tylenol and that you are enjoying this fun season!

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  6. Oh my those shoes.....love them! And that felt habitat....that is the cutest thing I think I have EVER seen!
    Merry Christmas, Em :)

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