January 1, 2010

Happiness...and...Lovelies





My favorite things are my lovelies {I like to call them} and a couple of weeks ago... I was reading a post from Living Intentionally...  I didn't see this was passed to me until I re-read the post not because she told me to...but because I really enjoyed her post...so thank you...

10 things that make me happy...


As 2009 came to a close yesterday I thought that I would pick a few things throughout this year that were my favorites...a list of some sort...

obviously no specific order here...

ten.   we traveled quite a bit this year...and that gave me more time to read for fun...so here is my list of books...the one standing up is next on my list to read {given to me for Christmas }...and I included my travel Bible just because I read from that daily pretty much unless I forget it at home when we travel...


nine.  the beginning of 2009...I vowed to myself to wear more dresses and more girlie things because I just don't typically do that...but I wanted to because there is that part of me. I'm glad to say I am getting there. ~ It was nice to feel good for myself but also for my husband...and now in 2010...I am doing more with it and so excited about it. I should do an update my dress post...maybe I'll give you a peek again...when I see some new things I love...

eight.  I was introduced to the blogging world by a couple of people this past year...and to Etsy by this wonderful woman...Angela and her etsy shop {here}...so I decided to show some great things of hers...because I am so thankful for all the etsy shops and non-etsy shops too that are personally-owned!
I truly love all of your shops but here is just a few of my fav's by Angela in her shop now...
The frills in the middle I add to just about everything...and of course the tags with orders...


seven. my love of pitchers~creamers make me smile all the time... I love those cute little treasures...I have them residing in our hutch for the mean time...but hopefully in the next month with something we found they will be in our kitchen:)


six. seashells and starfish light up my life...we really long to live near the beach but patience...patience...eventually we will make it there ~ so our goal is to add more reminders of what we love...all around us...because this is what takes my mind away on days of stress...I love it!


five. meeting some great blogging friends in person or just through reading blogs has been so much fun this year...traveling to meet some of them was just wonderful...I love people who accept who for who you are...

I met quite a few wonderful people...but if you click on my Inspiring evening post there are several links to pictures Kim {from Mimi Charmante} captured that both her and Kasey posted on their blog...


four.  I love the friendships I have in my business...this is one of my favorite pictures...it was so fun to spend time with them...talk...dream...plan...all of it...this is where a lot of my encouragement comes from...these fantastic women {many more not pictured here too}



three.  taking my family to the beach...pure fun and bliss...do you really care to know that in mid-February this year...we will be going again courtesy of hubby's job this time...and it will be just the two of us ...will we even know what to do with ourselves?...I'm sure we'll figure it out...{sigh}




two. The girls, of course...seeing them play together...even tell each other "time out" is a riot...but they melt my heart and push me to my limits. But I love what they do and say to me...how Madison just comes up to me and says "I love you Mommy" to Hayley who told me the other morning..."Mommy funny"...glad someone thinks so:)




one. Ha! So my last one...why handsome hubby of course...who makes me smile, laugh, and honestly gets the best of me sometimes too... He definitely makes me swoon...{by the way he loves pictures of him posted....loves it!}

So that is my quick list of top ten lovelies...I had no idea who to pass this on to...so of course I randomly picked names from blogs I follow...

Bluebird Notes
Farmgirl Pants
LuLu & Co.
Laughs, Smiles, Giggles
Forever Cottage
The Carbajal Life


Blessings to you all in 2010....lots of great things to look forward too...I just know it because I believe it! Do you?

9 comments:

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love your favorites list! Too many things I can relate to...some of my favorites from your list, the pitchers and creamers and meeting Kasey! Hopefully one day we too can meet in this blogging world...I am looking forward to meeting many of these great inspirational women...just like you! :) Wishing you the Happiest New Year friend!!

Hugs and love,
~Victoria~

Vintage Junky said...

love your list! And I spy a little creamer that your honey got you ;o It makes me smile!

Michelle

Mary said...

White pitchers, seashells and a love of the sea...three things I love the most! I have the first two in almost every room in my home...and I would love for my home to be by the third! You and I really need to get together ~ amazing how much you can have in common with someone you never even met! ;o) ~mary~

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Okay what a sweet post!! You are so precious! I am so thrilled to have "met" you this year and can't wait to get to know you even better this bloggy year.

Blessings,
Sasha

Jeanneoli said...

Wonderful post and happy new year! It is really so fun to meet blog friends in person.

Julie said...

happy new year, martha!!

how interesting - adam's also read the book 'a long way gone'

Shannon said...

I love the beach pictures, definitely a place that makes me happy as well! I'll be posting my list later this week.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Hooray, I'm glad you played. What a wonderful post to start the year off. I too have a love of pitchers and all white dishes.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Super fun list, girl! And no - you are NOT going to the beach "alone" in mid-Feb. I refuse to believe it.

:)