So I am feeling rather uninspired about Fashion Friday at the moment.
Instead, I just want to shout HAPPY FRIDAY from the rooftops. And maybe, a little less loudly, but still on the top of my voice, share something that makes me happy!
After the feedback on the Perspectives post about the things that make my day instantly better, I am thinking that, perhaps, you too would prefer this subject....
So #1. A happy mailbox makes me happy.
Some of the things I have received:
From Katie R, a package of bird goodies which included
homemade bird book-markers.
an edited notebook with a handmade cover:
and some bird cutouts, which promptly made it onto my vision wall.
Some near the quote from my father's contingency letter.
An adorable handmade postcard from Kelly A.
She made it with old music sheets because she knows I love music and bunny's from a vintage children's book because she knows I love (a) bunnies (b) vintage goodies (c) children's book illustrations. SWEET. And of course she added just a hit of glittery goodness!
One of my best friends wrote me a birthday card, misplaced it, and recently mailed it. It made my day! Happy Birthday to Me! (My birthday is in January)
She said that even though it was a parrot girl, that it reminded her more of a peacock, and therefore it reminded her of me. Getting this so belated, when it is totally unexpected is even more exciting than if I had gotten it around my birthday! I love it. Thanks M!
Some envelopes that were as exciting as the swaps they contained....
What pretty colors. And I love the pink and green together, which is how I found them in my happy mailbox!
Just yesterday, another AWESOME envelope arrived.
Inside, an AMAZING handmade and heartfelt card from Claire (she and her blog are both fabulous, please check her out if you haven't already!)
She decorated the back to boot
This now sits on my desk. I adore it. Thank you Claire!
And then today, my luck continued! Another wicked envelope greeted me at the door.
Micaela (she too is an absolute doll with a lovely blog... please go take a look-see) took the time to make this card:
and inside, after a heart warming and wonderful letter, said "Forgive my attempt @ a collage!". Um... Micaela, no forgiveness as this is not an attempt, but an amazing and thoughtfully put together collage that I feel so lucky and honored to have received.
Thank you so much, and I really hope you had as much fun making it as I had discovering all its details!
I won't disclose to whom in case some haven't reached the receivers yet... I like these things to be unexpected!
A fashionable card that I have owned for YEARs waiting for the right person to send it to. I loved it so much, it was hard to part with. But I'm pretty sure the lovely lady on the receiving end will appreciate it just as much!
A little gift for a recent blog friend. I would share what is inside, but the recipient would know right away that it was headed for her... so... I will keep you guessing as to the specifics.
A fabulously funny quote to brighten up the day of a solider serving his country in a war zone. Hopefully it makes him smile.
And last but not least, a little collaged note headed to my hometown.
Happy Friday everyone.
Name one thing that makes you happy!