Things I'm Loving...

By PaisleyJade - Friday, August 12, 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.  

It's been a really busy week and to be honest, I am so tired that I can hardly type!  I've just got to say that all of you who link up each week really inspire me - some of you are going through such tough things, and yet you still choose to post things that you are grateful and thankful for!  Thank you for joining in and inspiring us all... especially me!

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

Loved making another Sock Monkey up, straight after our little tutorial/bloggers get together the other day!

New fabric!  I've been too busy getting excited over wool lately that I had almost forgotten what it was like to drool over fabric (yes, I know I sound crazy).

I'm loving all the little pieces of paper stuck on most of the doors of our house at the moment.  A certain four year old decided each door needed a sign and a picture so we knew what room it was. Totally love her attempts at spelling too!

Bacon and Egg Pie!!!  Mum would often make this for us growing up and I love making it too.  Cheap and easy to make... and so delicious, especially on a cold winters night for dinner.

This clip of Jesus showing up at Oprah's Legends Ball (I'm not really a big Oprah fan, but I like this!)...

Loving celebrating Playcentre earlier this week with other Centres in our city.  I even met a blog reader (sorry I forgot your name - but hi!!).  Didn't love the sticky mess covering my little goo covered critter that I took home with me afterwards, or my goo covered jeans that she decided to hug...

Link Love: Love this free crochet Pacman tutorial, these cute Kewpie printables (I had a Kewpie doll when I was young!!), these spunky crochet shorts... I just know my hubby secretly wants me to make him a pair!  Also loving this mother and son time - sitting by the fire doing crochet together (sigh... maybe one day this will be me with one of my boys).  Haha!

Here's how you can join in....
Link up below with your blog post telling us what thing/s you are loving, and don't forget to link back to here in your post (or use this button below) and visit the others who have joined in too. Linky open until Sunday!!

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  1. I love love love the sock monkeys! Can't wait for the tutorial to try and make one! Yum bacon and egg pie! And I love drooling over fabric! :)

  2. i love her little drawings that is so cute!!
    xox dana

  3. I did the Play-In for Playcentre too on Monday - but I was in Tauranga. :) It was a lot of fun. I think we should make it an annual thing. :)

  4. That's a very clever four year old you have there! And the goo looks fun!

  5. That fabric is definitely drool-worthy, as is your b&e pie - yum!

  6. I love love love those crochet shorts, I was giggling as I was imagining my hubby in them, he so would wear them.....NOT!

  7. Ekk that orange slim looks nasty!

    Hahaha at the crochet shorts. You totally have to make him a pair.

    That egg and bacon pie looks yum!

  8. Anonymous11:43 am

    I love the caberd sign, and yum bacon and egg pie! nice list x

  9. Oh those notes are adorable, my baby (well he's 7.5 now, my 4th) does this all the time, often with a rating of how much he loves each of his sisters & why (like extra credit if they let him play).
    Your adroable family, look at them all & yes, crochet with your son, i do, he can't quite master the hook so finger crochets instead!! Excellent car craft is the crochet!!
    Icky goop, i've been there, trying to embrace my loving child with my hand on their head fending them away from my jeans, trying to appear loving at the same time as they wave painted hands at me, some days are just a mess, so long as it comes out in the wash, i'm fine!! Love Posie

  10. I hope I've said this before, but thank you for hosting this inspirational linky every week and taking the trouble to visit each and every post. It is one of my favourite bloggy times of the week, to snuggle down with a nice warm cup of tea and see what everyone is loving- so Thanks!
    LOVE your sock monkey and that even though you are really tired, you take the time to share your weeks highlights... those door signs are ADORABLE!!!
    (sorry for the essay- oops!)

  11. Adorable sock monkey ... super cute signs ... and wow, look at that orange GOO!! Eeek!

  12. Yay the sock monkeys! They rock, alright.
    And hehehehe your little "sign" on the caberd made me *SMILE*

    Sorry I had to link and run before - now i got to come back and read at a more leisurely pace... that bacon & egg pie looks amazing with the love hearts all over it too!
    thanks once again for this great linky.
    LOVE IT!

  13. Little Miss 4's signs are ADORABLE! I especially like the spelling of 'Caberd'. If only more words were spelled like we said them! Also loved the Oprah video and I'm not even religious. Very spirit lifting for sure <3

  14. Thanks for sharing! I love the video! And, the photos are so adorable!! Very cute! I'm thinking bacon egg pie for me for dinner tonight -yum!! :)

  15. Love the look of the pie and your daughter is so clever to be sounding out and spelling words so well at 4!
    That gloopy goo looks like lots of fun! Amazing!

  16. My husband and I had quite the conversation about the video. What a gospel session!!! It was awesome and sad at the same time. I hope many of those do truly come to know Christ. I bet there were some who wanted the mic and others that were glad they didn't get it;)

    Between seeing your library there and now your Playcentre....I have had enough and I am coming to NZ!!! :) Have a great weekend blogging friend!

  17. Oh I think you might have to post the ingredients to Bacon and Egg Pie... yummo xx

  18. Anonymous11:47 am

    My Mr 5 makes pictures and stickytapes them all over the house too, so cute! AND I love sock monkeys, they are so cute! I've had a tutorial bookmarked for ages now, must get around to trying one!
    And I love your yellow fabric *drool*

  19. Anonymous3:29 pm

    That bacon & egg pie looks great! Trying to figure out what to do with al the eggs my chooks are laying! I think this is a winner!

  20. Anonymous4:54 pm

    WOW that Oprah video was amazing amazing amazing
    I love that kind of expression!

    love and light

  21. Anonymous4:56 pm

    ps hope you get rejuvenated this weekend that you set this up for us, because you are so right, no matter what is going on...there are always things to love, because LOVE is always never leaves us

    love to you

  22. Love your daughter's notes, super cute!

  23. Thank you for sharing the Oprah clip. I am not a usual fan of hers either, but that clip was awesome!

  24. I love your daughter's signs, Kristy! I'm planning on putting signs on almost everything just as soon as my boy is old enough to start recognising them - helps kids learn letters and sounds without any real formal teaching having to take place, which I'm all for! So far he has "Munchkin" above his bed. We better get is 'real' name up there soon too I guess or he will think it is spelt M-U-N-C-H-K-I-N!
    Thanks for doing Things I'm Loving. Being involved helps me remember just how blessed I really am! Amy

  25. I saw that Oprah clip on FB, how spine chilling eh?! hilarious crocheted shorts!!!!! haha Symon blanched did he? loving your lovings...


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