Amanda has created a very positive, thoughtful,quilty space on the Internet, and she focuses on reducing the environmental impact of her quilting by using only thrift sourced and repurposed materials. The result is beautiful- vintage modern.
Amanda has started a weekly link up which I am very excited about. Each Friday, she is asking her readers to join her in finding five things to be happy about. She's encouraging photos of things that made us smile, too.
It's been refreshing, this week, to reflect on events and moments and think "Is this one of my five?" And you know what? The act of LOOKING for happy things made lots of small ordinary moments feel really HAPPY!
If you want to join in on the happy seeking fun, you'll find Amanda's pretty pink button in my sidebar. (The fact that we were able to work out some kinks and get it there made Amanda and I happy!)
Pop over and see what everyone else is happy about this week!
And now here are my first "Five Things" in photo form. (Except there are six, because, JELLO CUP!)
Summer meals! This simple meal of grilled chicken breasts, toasted sour dough and an assortment of fresh and healthy sandwich toppings really hit the spot on one of the warm days we had this week.
Summer flowers. This photo really doesn't do these justice. They have made me smile every time I glanced their way this week, and I think they've gotten prettier as the week has gone on. This is a mixture of a cheap grocery store bouquet and some lovelies from my flower beds..
A round robin quilt round...done, mailed and received. And that makes me happy.
A birthday cake for their dad, made (from scratch) entirely by my daughters. It was a marble cake, and it was delicious. And no, the photo is not upside down...I took the picture from across the table.
This beautiful young lady makes me happy and proud every day. But this week, she gave me an extra reason to smile. She sewed this outfit all by herself, and modeled it in the 4-H Fashion Revue. She was disappointed to receive a red ribbon (the judge didn't like her color choices, and the collar doesn't lie perfectly flat) but I could not be more proud of her.She worked all on her own and learned so much. And I think it's pretty cute!
And the bonus happy! "Mom, can we have jello cups for dessert?" Then, she proceeded to make cups from jello, as she'd seen in a You Tube Video. Messy? Yes. Exactly as she'd envisioned it turning out? No. But it was certainly fun and resulted in a whole lot of smiles!
I hope you'll link up with Five Things To Be Happy About Friday, and share what made you smile this week! Just leave a link to your post in the comments on Amanda's post, and be sure to see what's making everyone else smile, too!