Things I'm Loving...

By PaisleyJade - Friday, October 21, 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...

This week I'm loving pet snails.  Yes, you heard me right... I am loving the pet snails that the girls have in little containers at the moment.  Mind you, next week I will probably be hating pet snails.

Loving the memories of our birthday celebrations this last week.  There was lots of fun, laughter and spoiling going on.  Loved it.

Loving the fun activities that fill up school holidays.  Things like making tents out of sheets over chairs, playing Rummikub, filling up a tub of hot soapy water to let little ones wash their own dishes. Often it's the simplest of things that bring the most joy.

Loving our local library and the amazing inspiration that comes from all the fabulous books I would not be able to afford to own myself.  Libraries rock!!

Loving clever friends who create amazing Mario themed gifts!  My friend and blogging buddy Becky, whipped up these cute creations for my boys birthday.  He loves them so much!!

Finally, I'm loving spending some alone time with my special guy, while the kids are away staying with their Nana (thanks Mum).

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!! 


  • Share:

You Might Also Like


  1. Am I reading correctly? Pet Snail? eekkk - I was outside in my gumboots with a torch last night squashing the lil bu&&ers! They are annihilating my veggie garden.
    Hot soapy water for the lil ones - brilliant idea - that is this afternoons play - fill the water play trough with hot soapy water.
    And ahhhh bliss yes adult time - perfect -

  2. I have to say PJ that angle of Boo is bot flattering, not flattering at all. does who know you have posted this "chubby" side of her???
    Love time alone with you man...ahhh, so good for a marriage and friendship!
    love your little bean doing her dishes are so right sometimes it truly is, well most times, it is the simplest of things that bring the most joy
    I love that.

    love and light

  3. Looks like a lovely happy filled up week - good times

  4. haha...whos on the Nigella Lawson phase??
    Great pic of the two of you..and boo

  5. Eeek, my high schooler needed snails for school, it hasn't rained for a week so i said a firm "no, inside, you'll never find any" & she's since forgotten, yay!! Too close to slugs for me. Of course as a child snails were great fun.
    Oh time alone with your husband, how wonderful, i won't even see mine for another 5 months, savouring the time!! Of course with our puppy too, love Posie

  6. Per Snails? Not sure how I would feel about that! Atleast you would be able to catch them before they ran away :P

    Loving the Mario themed gifts. They are all kinds of awesome xx

  7. Anonymous12:05 pm

    Love that you got to spend some time with your special guy :) Very important!
    Oooh, great choice of library books! I hope you'll share some new recipes??!

  8. Anonymous12:42 pm

    pet snails, love it!
    we are studying bugs at school so we have bugs galore in little containers in our room

  9. Wow! Absolutely LOVE the mario stuff. Is it embarrassing to say that at almost 26 I'm also a HUGE mario fan. Very cool :D

  10. i LOVE that you love little crawly critters (because we see them through the eyes of our littles!) i am in awe of the concept of checking out cook books at the library...why didn't i ever think of that?? and enjoy the time with your hubs! sounds so nice, we need it too. (also, if your link up was called things i'm hating, i'd link up my cake & cotton post on my disaster making caramel apples :)

  11. Such wonderful things PJ! I love that photo of you, Symon and Boo.

  12. I love checking out cook books at the library too, problem is you have to take them back! Time with hubby is so important too, good for you:)Sam

  13. oh you are such a good mum Kristy!! Pet snails, pet crickets... spiders! You have the patience of a saint!
    Love the pic of you and hubby and Boo - looks so relaxing.

  14. Snail pet you know that we are eating them over here! LOL but my girls would love to own a snail for sure! Thought of you this week as I made a digiscrap page with some mustache photos! Bon weekend!

  15. That snail photo is freakishly wonderful PJ! Love those antennae going in all kinds of directions! Love the washing up, the library and the alone time, bliss.

  16. LOVE the snail pic. Also, the last photo brought tears to my eyes...missing Whangarei! Have a great weekend.

  17. Hi! Thanks so much for posting at Link Your Stuff today! I only left your pink entry ;-) Hope to see you back again next week!
    Best wishes from Holland, Annemarie

  18. So cute doing the dishes and loving it! Bless her, that love relationship with the dishes really should be nurtured! :)
    Love the snail picture! Very fab.
    Cool you getting some special time with your hubby, LOVE :) xx

  19. I'm grateful that you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours ! Now following :) I too wish I could afford Nigella cookbooks. Will have to check out my library. Beautiful vibrant photo's ! Loved Visiting you xx Ava

  20. You have great taste in cookery books :0)

    I have all those Nigella books, given to me over various Christmases and birhtdays. Love them, and her, and her food philosophy!


Thanks for your comments... I love hearing from you!!!