rolling around in a thrift store yesterday and i found this little jewel.
oh my. i mean i really love it. and for twenty-five cents i gave it a little hug :) It came in a frame with some really old plastic flowers. it looked like it needed some air. So i got home, and fancied her up a bit with some Nena ( my sewing machine ) + paper love and joy... pure happy love joy beamed from my little heart to this little beauty.
Yes indeed. What is to be is up to me. Thank you for your kind and very wise reminders to keep on and keep the cheer. I do believe everything happens for a reason :)
I my dear friends am choosing JOY.
I'm choosing LOVE.
I choose up in the sky high dreams
and these little yet meaningful words are printed on wee paper bits + crochet + paper love all sewn into this pretty little banner.
I made three little pretties and am going to be putting them up in the shop
I also made some pretty cute journal cards and little paper kits as a way of rehiring myself :) Not that I intend to make a full time living off of my etsy shop, I just figured I got paid to be creative so why not do it for fun? I also love the hours :)
I am celebrating. September is my birthday month and heeeeecccccckkkkk no i'm not going to ruin it by complaining about my current situation. I have a fun yet temporary job designing beautiful cards at the moment and I'm beyond delighted. I keep shouting "I'm a card maker! I make pretty things!" just to shoo off any boo hoo moments. I can't believe i get to design cards. cards!!! hello!!!???? Never ever in a million years! hahaaaaa! yay me :)
joy in today:
-free snuggles with mister. I think these are my favorite happy moments.
-receiving my free birthday starbucks card :) it's totally up there on the list but I knew mister handsome would be mad if I put starbucks first lol!
- i'm a cardmaker!!!! it tickles just thinking it
- signed up for some free birthday stuff --->
**coldstone birthday club for free ice cream , you know it :)
** red robin eclub for a free gourmet burger , that teriyaki burger is amazing!
** friends of krispy kreme for some delish donut lovin', debee plus donuts = caloric happiness
totally frugal but i am a starving artist so it's good to know I will gain 50+ pounds on my birthday. I'm such a cheap date :)
I need to remember that joy is a choice. I know there are worse things in life and I'm not taking this for granted. I also want to dream bigger. Beyond any limits, expectations and reason. It's been a few years since I've felt free to do just that. September is my birthday month and I'm gonna party dangit. All month long :)