Monday, February 9, 2009


Some of my "odds and ends"

Do you ever just look around at some things that you live with and think, "I like THAT!"
Not necessarily anything new, expensive or exceptional, but just something pretty, helpful or enriching to your life in some way? Something that's been given to you by someone you love or connected to a special memory? Is it me or did that just sound like Mr. Rogers?

What about things that make your life a little easier or make you laugh to yourself when you see them?
(By the way, this anchovy paste -above- is not what I put on my toothbrush, just in case you were wondering. I use a kid's toothbrush because I have a small bite and it's easier to wield in "limited" space. Also, I happen to think anchovy paste is good in a lot of things - but I certainly don't advocate pairing them up together.)

I love books and shells

and leftover white pizza......
What "bakes your cake" or "floats your boat"? I want to know the little stuff that makes you happy.......


pve design said...

Fresh coffee
Sunny Skies
a letter in the mail
something funny
a holiday
another day

Debra said...

~Reading my very favorite blogs at the start of a new day.
~A good work-out at the gym
~A productive day
~Everything in its place
~Getting together with a good friend
~Early to bed- early to rise

Ivy Lane said...

- pics of my family close by in my home office

- watching the birds at the feeder

- staying home and cooking dinner for my hubby

- a day at the beach anytime!

- waking up refreshed for a new day

Anonymous said...

lemons in the kitchen (weird I know)
fresh coffee
the beach
margaritas,chips & salsa w/friends

Mary-Laure said...

Great GREAT post.
I especially love the profile of the Queen, did you get it in London?

QueenBeeSwain said...

fab post!

I'd have to say:

breakfast with my dad
a sunny day at the pool
a long walk around the lake with my mom
chatting with my sis
freshly laundered fav' pjs



hmstrjam said...

great post anne- i love the anchovy paste and kids toothpaste for your little bite!
I've been thinking the same thing lately, I love all the cups and jars on my desk and all my pens, brushes and paints--- sometimes it's the stuff around you that can surprise you with its beauty!

Karena said...

Special momentos

Art, mine & other's

Books, books, and more books

A chinese pottery cylinder that holds colored pens

Family photos

I will post some vignettes on my art site soon

Joyce said...

Do you have enough room for my list?!

Sunny days
Star filled nights
Birds singing
Our dog snoring by my feet
cards and letter in the mail
Fresh air
Sharing a quiet moment with my love
golden memories
Spending time with my mom and family
Great post! Your list is great. xoxoxoxo

la la Lovely said...

I love this post.. it is the little things, isn't it? I love my hot pink message bible and union jack journal. And little hand written letters and notes on pretty paper. Valentines M&M's in a jar and oh so many other things!!!!
xx Trina

Alkemie said...

What a cute post! I'm such a knick knack person that there's so many little things that make me happy. I love the card you have with the Queen's silhouette. It's so funny because I love shells and books too!

Karen O :)