My week certainly hasn't had the best start, but I'm determined to keep smiling regardless because:
1. The world is full of excellent things and
2. According to 50% of the internet* it takes more muscles to smile than frown; which means I'll burn off all those Easter eggs quicker.
My calorie-burning grin has been firmly fixed in place for the majority of the past two weeks** thanks to some rather pleasant surprises.
Firstly, super sweet Anna from The Dusty Attic sent me a surprise birthday card and the most adorable little handmade brooch. It was so unbelievably lovely to receive something handmade and unexpected :) Thank you Anna!
Then, my fabulous sister-in-law (the happy recipient of the pregnancy-approved gin) sent me an exciting mystery parcel which turned out to contain dinosaur stuff (yippee!) and a fantastically rainbow bright doormat, which is now gracing our porch and cheering up even the greyest of days (you're welcome, Mr Postman). And today I found said doormat adorned with an issue of Homemaker magazine (I signed up to receive 3 issues for £5 - rather bargainous, seeing as one issue is £4.99!)
I've also been enjoying...
Eating pasta that looks like tentacles (and you all know what a big fan I am of cephlapods)
And writing Thank You notes on dinosaur-printed stationery.
I've got lots of exciting crafty things coming up that I want to share with you (including another tutorial, as I had so much fun making my Aztec Pillowcase) so keep your peepers peeled later in the week. And I'm almost ready to start sharing some photos for a house tour! Once I've summoned the will to vacuum and dug some Playmobile out of the loft, anyway...
* The other 50% of the internet says frowning takes more muscles. Pessimists.
** Except for the bit involving The Pigeon. But we shan't talk about him any longer.