Things I'm Loving...

By PaisleyJade - Friday, July 29, 2011

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something that you can be thankful for... no matter how simple it is.  

Here are a few of the things I am loving at the moment...

Loving my leather satchel bag!  This was one of the first things I bought when I left school and started working!  It was expensive (Symon still hassles me today about the price) but it's real leather and look how well it's lasted 16 years later!

Loving Grandma and her patience in showing my girl the 'proper' way to crochet (I'm a lefty and my crochet method is a bit strange)...

Loved discovering some Frankie Magazine's in our local library!  Pretty exciting when you live in a small town where none of the shops stock cool magazines.

Loving Mummy & daughter dates...

Loving coconut ice and chocolate truffles, especially when shared with lovely friends...

Loving seeing my kids in the local newspaper (twice in one week!)...

Link Loves...

Loving the latest Delve article (although I might be a wee bit biased), Loving the fact that there is a big Kiwi Mummy Bloggers meetup in Auckland next month!!  Loving The Wooden Birds album and The Frozen Ocean album (especially the first song!).  Both are free to download!

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  1. Anonymous7:47 am

    the satchel rocks!!!
    sometimes it is really worth the extra truly get what you pay for in most pardon the pun!
    mommy and daughter fun!
    and Grandma's can't say enough about them...I look forward to being one one day!
    loven the love Kristy!

    love and light

  2. Awesome satchel!!! I totally vote for spending a little bit extra to get something that lasts. Not that I probably would now I have kids who sap up all my spare cash ;-) So yay for buying things like that PRE kids!

    Still coveting your crochet work and still too scared to attempt it myself. Perhaps I'll make a trip to Spotlight this weekend to get something to give it a go...

    Yum those balls of deliciousness look too good.

    Cute little ladies in the paper - so sweet!

  3. I'm loving that leather bag...worth every penny. I was glad to read that you hadn't picked it up for a $1 at the op shop. Then I'd have to be jealous.

  4. satchel... love it.
    mummy it.
    truffles...mmmmm love it.

    This linky? Yep, love it as always.

  5. That satchel is hot. I expect you to rock it to church next time!

  6. Love Frankie mag! can't find them here in our town either, was stoked to treat myself when we went to Queenstown though (obviously waaaaaay cooler place to be than rangiora) haha

  7. Oh i picked up a satchel like that on my honeymoon, um, 15 years ago, i was a child bride too OK. I loved it & it's from Italy so history & craftsmanship + love. Have a gorgeous weekend with those girls & delicious treats, love Posie

  8. The satchel is so choice! I've got one at my parent's house that I used for my old piano lesson bag - sooo old and cool!x

  9. I love mummy daughter dates too, but ours only last about 5 minutes at the moment, before she's on the move again. Those truffles look very irresistable.

  10. Great bag! This is a cute one, glad to see people still go on mommy and me dates!

  11. Satchels are so NOW, doncha know? I just ordered a bag version for myself online although mine is a cheapie and won't last 16 years. Quality rocks!

  12. Yay for Mummy, daughter dates dates. I am hoping to have one of them this weekend (yay!)
    Love love love your Satchel... worth every penny!!!

  13. Anonymous2:56 pm

    What an awesome list! I LOVE Frankie Mag - I have bought them in Whittcouls! Also they have a website AND you can order them electronically which I have done from Korea... So great to get cool creative and interesting reads. Fun fun. Have a great weekend PJ!

  14. I'm loving your cardy! Where did you get it from?

    Love the satchel! 16 yrs! That's awesome

    I subscribe to Frankie as I can't get it locally either.

  15. i am insanely jealous of that satchel!!!! you were way ahead of your time Mrs Drake!! haha

  16. Awesome article you wrote for Delve, Miss Paisley! I pray that "love hopes for the best" becomes more evident in my life.

  17. Anonymous8:01 pm

    That bag is awesome and it's testament to the fact you have been truly stylish for ages!

  18. Anonymous8:05 pm

    what an awesome list this week!
    Go your kids!!
    And those coconut balls = YUM!


  19. Anonymous9:08 pm

    i love your loves, those coconut balls look so delicious :)

  20. Such beautiful things to be loving! The coconut ice and choc truffles look scrumptious!
    Such a cute pic of the Mummy/daughter date.
    And the patience of grandparents is something I'm forever loving too... it's so nice for the littlies to be taught something by grandparents, they can carry that skill through life. A lovely legacy.

  21. Don't you love how husbands seem to remember how much you spent on something - if it was for him it would have been a different story.

    hope that you are having a great weekend and enjoying those yummy treats.

  22. The photo of you and your girls reminds me so much of my own two when they were little. It just melts my heart.

  23. LOVE!!!!!!

    I begged my ma and pa to buy me a satchel when I graduated and got my first teaching job. I love it sooo much too.

    Oh and does anyone NOT love coconut ice???

    Hey Widge, even though I'm a devout Canterbury lover and supporter I'm not sure COOL and Rangiora will ever go together ;-)


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