Things I'm Loving

By PaisleyJade - Thursday, September 01, 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...

Moustache surprises in the mail!  The amazing Meg from Growing Up sent me the cutest package ever, which included a moustache journal, pen, stamp and sticky notes.  Seriously the sweetest blogging buddy package in the mail EVER. Thank you so much Meg. xoxo

Loving warm cinnamon pinwheel scones, topped with blueberry icing and coconut!

My big boy who is growing into a fine young man - look, he's even got facial hair!

More bloggy buddy love - the fabulous Cat from Catalina's Cottage has generously posted up her copy of The Help for me to read!  I've only just started reading the book and I'm hooked already! So looking forward to the movie... if you haven't seen the trailer yet, go here.  Thanks Cat!!

My amazing girl and her fabulous effort recently in more cross country running.  I hated cross country running when I was young (I was a sprinter all the way) so I am very proud of her!

Finally (and trying to look on the bright side) I am loving the fact that we had the pleasure of getting to know the fabulous Leonie from Kiwi At Heart for the short time we did.  We all first met up here at our first ever Whangarei bloggers gathering, and it's been tonnes of fun since then.  Sadly she is off back to Australia *sob sob* so some of us Whangarei bloggers gathered at the Fat Camel (mmmmmm) and had a farewell meal.    Leonie even made us the cutest crochet heart brooches as a farewell gift.

We will miss you so much Leonie!!

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. Oooh, I've heard such great things about that book, and the film looks good too. Parcels in the mail are the BEST (as are the people who send them!). Love your boy's facial hair, very impressive :)

  2. Sigh... The Help. Loved it. And so love the moustache package! What a great idea!

  3. lovely things. Love that action shot of the runner!
    We really are a raucous group!

  4. I really want to read/watch "The Help".
    Now that the movie release is just around the corner, to read or to watch first? That is the question.

  5. How gorgeous all the things you are loving are. What lovely blogger friends you have. The gifts you received are so fun and lovely! And those pin wheels look amazing - your blog posts often make my tummy rumble! I haven't heard of that book 'Help' so will go check it out, thank you. Have a wonderful weekend. You really seem like such a lovely family. Your blog is always a 'happy place' to visit! Sarah x

  6. Oooo, just seen the trailer and must read/watch soon! And well done to your amazing runner - takes great stamina to be a cross country runner!

  7. I love how you can see all of our 'hearts' in the photos! Love your mustache collection hehe :)

  8. Loving your list this week. Bye to Leonie, although it's never really good bye in the bloggyworld is it !!!!

  9. FUN! What cool blogging gifts too, yay that beats bills in the mail! Have a great weekend x

  10. Oh look at that post it note moustacheo facial hair!!
    Yay for Cross Country - my 4 are all champions, not from me, i'm with you, sprinter, my husband is the long endurance runner, like regular soldiers are.
    You loss of Leonie is our gain here in Australia, thanks for letting her go, love Posie

  11. look at your girl go!! cool!
    Our dinner was such a great night, you girls are just the most amazing friends.....sob sob.

  12. Have you seen this?
    It TOTALLY made me think of you!!!

  13. That is the most amazing care package EVER! How fantastic :)

  14. You guys seem like such a fun family. I think I'd like to have dinner with you all sometime. (Is that weird?) :)

    I just saw The Help today, and although I don't have the book to compare it to, it was really good!

    Have a great weekend!

  15. that moustache set is sooo cute!! and so YOU! ;-)

  16. Crikey, that is the last time I wait until Sunday to join the linky. I had to back scroll through about a million posts in my reader to reach this one- that'll teach me!
    Love the list, bye to the gorgeous Leonie!!!!

  17. Love that moustache stuff!
    I spotted some of that in Typo and thought of you... yay for Meg, sending it up to ya! She rocks.
    Will SO miss leonie.
    But she'll be back, I hope, Before too long.
    Love Kiwi bloggers.
    We rock, don't we??
    PS better late than never - i made it eventually!

  18. Great list Kristy - and loving that stuff Meg sent you. What a cool girl!!!

    Love the photos with Leonie too. Looks like a load of fun that night amidst some sad farewells!

  19. What a lovely gift! And I SO adored the Help: heavy subject but very witty writing, hope you enjoy it! So curious to the movie as well :P

    X Nien

  20. Wow, I never fail to be impressed with your thankful lists :) I loved 'The Help'...I was actually going to do it for Mrs Readalot's Book Club when my turn comes next year, but had no idea until recently that it was going to be a everyone will probably have read it :) Love your bloggy gift and those pinwheel scones look delicious!! Have a fun week over there :)

  21. The moustache set is great! I know quite a few of my male friends who would like it!


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