Mondays are for gratitude

This Monday I am grateful for more comments on this new little blog of mine in just a few posts than I got the entire time I blogged on my old blog – which was 415 posts over 3 years! It is so gratifying to have people engage – I am LOVING it!!

up-cycled purse

I am most definitely grateful for my beautiful, sweet, sensitive, kind, loving, silly, crazy-when-she-is-tired daughter, Victoria, affectionately referred to as Penelope. She makes an excellent model when she wants to.

My beautiful daughter, Penelope.

My beautiful daughter, Penelope.

Today I spent a little time at the park with Penelope and her Besty taking some photos of my bags to try to get them on Etsy. It was fun, Penelope was in a mood and acting like a goof ball Besty was slightly more co-operative.

Upcycled owl purses from Something Sweet Creative Studio

Penelope and Bestie.
Medium Owls bags, turquoise made from a pair of pants, mint made from a sweater.

My Girls with upcycled owl purses

I am grateful for my new iPhone 5S and it’s fabulous built in camera – I would love to be one of those people who carries a camera with them everywhere taking amazing photos but I am one of those people who takes their phone with them everywhere and sometimes flukes out! ;)

I am grateful that CH is outside fixing our gate after – literally – months of having a very classy piece of plywood keeping the dogs in. I am not going to miss that plywood but will admit I am a little concerned what he is going to come up with. We really need a whole new fence but it is going to have to wait until next year and when we build it, I will be very, very grateful!

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P.S. The Mondays are for gratitude bag is made from a pair of pants, a sweater (the pocket flap) and new Art Gallery fabric using pattern that I purchased (gasp) from Noodlehead. All the bags in this post are for sale and may or may not make it onto Etsy (more likely not but one can dream). If you are interested in purchasing them or others like them please contact me or visit my Facebook page. Thank you – I am so grateful! ;)

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Mondays are for gratitude

Honestly, I am almost shocked that it is Monday again! I had a really really busy week – I normally work three days a week and last week I worked five – which is great for my pay cheque but totally messes up my creative endeavours (and okay my housework too) for the week.

Mondays are for gratitude owl family

I am grateful for my car breaking down because I was stuck at home all weekend and therefore did not spend any money.  Always a good thing. I am grateful that it is not our only vehicle and that if I choose to repair it I can get it done at work by guys I know I can trust.

I am grateful for Penelope on her way to recovering from having pneumonia – we are both looking forward to her full recovery so we start to enjoy our summer the way that Kootenay summers are meant to be enjoyed – camping or at the beach!

I am grateful for today’s rain. It was 45 yesterday (which is 113 in the good old US of A), and that is just a little to warm for me. Plus a rainy day means that I do not need to water today. :)

Baby owls from Something Sweet Creative Studio

I am grateful for my sewing skills.  It is an escape for me and it provides me with a bit more income each month. I can’t wait to get to it today!

Have a wonderful day – I hope that you are enjoying your summer!

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Mondays are for gratitude

This week flew by, as my weeks always seem to do, especially in the summer. I did not intend for this to be my only post in a week!

Mondays are for Gratitude

I am grateful for the sunshine, the long days of summer, and the flowers outside my office window.

I am grateful for a day at the beach with my son and my sweet little nephew who holds a special place in my heart. And I am grateful for the beach itself, a short five minute drive from my home and I am in paradise.

Boys at Gyro Beach

I am grateful that my parents are alive and well (for the most part) and their willingness to take part in the lives of my brats.

I am grateful for the ability to read and write the English language. For without those two things I would not be able to tell you that you need to read Michael Moore’s biography, it is aptly named Here Comes Trouble and it is fabulous. It reads more like fiction due to the fact that he is incredibly interesting and has been an activist pretty much since birth! I would love to meet him, although I have no idea what I would say.

There are lots more things, but I will save them for next week… I had a really long day!

Keep smiling,

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Mondays are for gratitude

I often feel like I get in a bit of a slump on Mondays. The world is gone from home and back to work for another week, the kids have most likely gone to school (today is summer and they have gone to the pool), CH is feeling miserable from over doing it on the weekend and I am left with myself.

Sometimes it is fabulous and I get shit done like nobody’s business… other times, not so much.

In my quest to make $1 from my blog before the end of 2014, I came across (via passion fruit ads) a blog that features a Mondays are for Gratitude post each week. I thought it was a great idea and that each week I would join her and I would post about what I was grateful for.

So here goes.

Mondays are for Gratitude

This week I am grateful for friendships. New and old.

I am grateful for Krista, for without all that she has done for me I would not have this lovely blog! I cannot remember not knowing who she was – small towns are like that and our Dad’s worked together – but becoming friends, as adults, has been fabulous. She is smart, talented, funny and extremely creative. When I am with her my heart races and my head feels as if it might explode with all of the creative buzz we generate.

I am grateful to Andrea for kicking my bum about staying true to myself and for providing me with the lovely photo for this post. ;) She is the kind of friend that you do not see often but never have trouble picking up where you left off with and laughing until your sides hurt. I miss our lunches!!

I am grateful for Jen for tirelessly being my biggest fan – and my biggest help. All that for a cup of coffee, an occasional meal and heartfelt gratitude! She totally deserves credit for getting me as far as I am with Something Sweet. She nags me just the right amount and always comes along for the ride.

I am grateful for Jess. For being brave in her own life and for loving me in a way that reminds me that true friendship is something that you feel in your bones and that lasts though time and distant and in good times and bad.

I am grateful for CH. I always tell him that I do not like him. We both know it is not true. He supports me fully. He can always be relied upon to be calm when I am not. He is the guy who never says no to giving you a ride or running to the store but never has a suggestion for dinner. He is the guy who gets up with the kids when they have nightmares or have thrown up all over their beds while I sleep peacefully. The guy who is willing to go along for the ride (and even be the driver) no matter where I want to go. I actually kind of love him, but shhh. ;)

I would love to hear something that you are grateful for.

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