This post was supposed to be very short and sweet, but then I ended up writing more than expected.
Today, I would like to share 3 random things that made me smile recently.
And I’d like to hear from you. What are 3 things that made you smile?
They don’t have to be physical objects like what I’m going to show in this post. It could be anything at all, such as how you kicked butt and took names on a test at school or how you got your first job.
I think it would be nice to share the small or big things that recently made us smile because they serve as a great reminder that even when times get tough, there’s always something (and someone!) to cheer us up!
The little purple character you see at the top of this blog post came home with me one day after I was ‘just browsing’ H&M years ago. I walked by, and he was just stuffed (along with his clones) in a clearance bin for around $2 CAD.
He won me over, and while initially I thought he was an octopus, maybe he’s a monster. The jury is still out, but what’s for certain is that I love how quirky he is.
I filled up his belly with coins, but one day I switched my purse, and I suppose that I neglected to transfer him to my new one. Sadly, I only found him again a few weeks ago (along with a $20 bill in his belly, which was great – it’s always awesome to find money you left in old wallets and pouches, isn’t it? Somehow, it seems like free money, even though it was yours all along.)
Don’t worry – he forgave me on the spot, and I assured him that I’d be more careful.
The next cutie I’m going to show you was a recent purchase from just 2 weeks ago.
Again, I was ‘just browsing’, but this time, it was at Winners. I spotted twins and after hunting around, I found the third to make it a perfect triplet!
As you may know, I have a soft spot for owls, so this became a must-have when I first laid eyes on it. I really love the fall colours and how the owl is cute instead of menacing. (Menacing owls are cool for artwork, but for kitchenware, I think the cute kind is better.)
Now, I’m not in the habit of naming a lot of objects, but from the minute I brought my owl plates home, I decided that one of them must be called Chester. Hehe, I’m not sure why, but I felt the strong urge to be a weirdo.
At first, I was just going to buy one, but then I saw they were $4.99 CAD each and 3 were available, so greedy me snatched them all. (I’m thinking about giving one of them as part of a Christmas gift, though. It would be neat to put some other goodies on the owl plate and wrap it up as a whimsical present.)
Finally…the 3rd random object that put a smile on my face. This one doesn’t have eyes. And I didn’t name it.
Yes, yes, yes, I have tons of handbags, and I shouldn’t have to buy another one until the afterlife, but when I saw this affordable and highly practical purple purse, again, it was a must-have.
For the longest time, I’ve used shoulder bags, but lately I’ve been wanting a good cross-body bag that’s lightweight and that keeps my hands free. Also, I haven’t been feeling too well for quite some time, so I wanted to reduce any added stress or weight on my shoulders to make it easier on my body in general because putting strain on your shoulders can affect the rest of your body.
With my new purple purse, not only do I think it’s really cute and perfect for the fall (although I’d wear it any time of year), but it also has forced me to be tidier and to tote just my essentials instead of tons of things I may need ‘just in case’ or garbage like old receipts and candy wrappers!
If you’re interested in buying it, they should still have it at Garage stores. It’s called the Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, and it was $19.90 CAD. But I bought it for $9.90 since I ordered more stuff online and got to use a $10 off coupon code.
It comes in this deep plum as well as brown. In case you want to order it online, here’s a link to it on the Garage website.
So…now it’s your turn – what put a smile on your face? It can be something you bought, something someone did for you, or even just something you saw (like a sunset).
Hope you’re having a great Sunday!