Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sassy but Sweet Cosmetic Pouches and Catching up on Journal Entries

A friend/former neighbor asked me if I could make a pair of cosmetic bags for a Valentine's Day gift that she wanted to mail out next week. She didn't want fabric with hearts on it and she didn't want it "too cutesy". I said I could have a pair done in an hour and I would send her the photo. If she liked it, she could have them. I also told her I would give her a gift tag allowing me some play time with my cricut explore!
Here they are tied up with some bright pink tulle.
Inside fabric of small case matches outside fabric of large case....

Gift tag option #1 (not glued together yet)
Gift tag option #2 (not glued together yet)

There. I got that project finished! Now I will catch up on my second and third words in my journal!
 My word for the second week of January was grateful.  In case you did not see my recent post explaining my journal and word for the week, please CLICK HERE

I love the quote on this page (above) by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."

My word(s) for this week is LAUGH/SMILE.

On the right side of the page, I made a pocket and filled it with personal anecdotes/memories that make me smile when I think of them. I have more to add too!

I love this quote!

When I chose smile as my word for the week, it made me think of the song sung by Louis Armstrong, When You're Smiling. I have been singing it ever since, it is stuck in my head! I was even singing it in the shower! It does lend some proof to the theory that a simple exercise of choosing a positive word for the week does make you more mindful and does promote a happier disposition. If you want to get this song stuck in your head too, here's a link to the Louis Armstrong version on Youtube. 

Last but not least, my dog Ellie, keeps us in stitches! She is such a funny, sweet, loving girl! She is a rescue from Georgia and we are so lucky to have found her photo on Facebook.
Wanna smile? Rescue a dog or cat from a local rescue!
 Ellie likes to sit with us in the evening on the couch for extra cuddles and love.

Next week's word will be PASSION. This will tie into the post I am preparing for Jemma's Passion, Purpose, Productivity Project on Monday. If you are following along, here are some relevant links:

Passion, Purpose, Productivity Project

Jemma's Blog--At Home With Jemma Click Here!

Dewena's Blog--Dewena's Window Click Here!

Honora's Blog--Pondside Click Here!