Little Loves // 01

I am a bit of a dreamer...and I am always dreaming up bigger and better things and sometimes I think I don't take enough time to appreciate where I am and all the good things around me. I really want to learn this year to be content. Content with where I am and what I have (and there is seriously so much to appreciate and be thankful for). In the spirit of that I am going to start a new column on the blog called 'little loves'. Each week I am going to post up what my little loves for that week have been - it will just be a collection of little everyday things that I have seen/experienced and enjoyed that week. And hopefully it will really help me to appreciate all of the wonderful things around me a little bit more. I want to learn to appreciate these smaller things and not take them for granted.

So here we go for my first week - what I loved last week.

1. These monograph cards that I found in paperchase. I really love how they all look together. I wanted to buy them all but am trying to make all my own cards at the moment...they definitely got me inspired though.

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2. Making some pom pom's with some old wool I had lying around and the new pom pom maker that my mother in law gave me which makes it sooooooo easy to do!

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3. Using one of the pom poms to tie up this gift for a special friend who turns 30 this year. (Its not her birthday for a few months but I like to plan ahead!) I really like wrapping with brown paper and then adding embellishments. I think all my gifts will be coming with pom poms attached this year!

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4. This tree near our house that makes me feel like I might be on the west coast of America (well not really - but it is tropical right so it makes me happy!)

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5. These Daf's that NM sent me at work on St Davids day the first year we were dating. After they died I left them in the garden and forgot about them and then every year since they suprise me and spring to life. I love daffodils they are really beautiful happy flowers.

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5. This sky that stayed blue all weekend. It is amazing how much happiness a bit of sunshine creates. It felt good to feel some warmth on my skin!

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6. Ok its a bit flower overload this week but when I was in the garden I noticed this little bush that my Dad planted 3 years ago was flowering. Little bits of beauty and nature in our concrete environment. I really am determined to give our garden some love and attention this year. I have never had 'green fingers' (in fact they have been called black in the past) but I am going to turn that around hopefully.

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In other news I have been listening to this song all weekend after watching this. Happy Monday.