This week, I've been looking around for some color to brighten up the gray, brown, and white of the winter days here in Colorado. And I didn't have to look far!
I love these little scissors! I keep them in my little sewing basket next to the chair where I do my hand sewing. They were a gift from a friend a few years ago, and they make me ridiculously happy when I have a chance to use them!
This morning I decided to clean out my sock drawer. A silly little job, but one that really needed to be done! And I found these -
Aren't they fun? I can wear them for any holiday or celebration. When I was teaching, my 5th graders loved it when I wore silly socks, especially these.
Speaking of my teaching career - I have a pretty big collection of picture books that I used for all kinds of reading and writing lessons. I brought home all of the books that I purchased with my own money, thinking that there would be times when I would want them. (One of these days I will have a grand-baby or two to read aloud to, but not yet!) I was looking through them the other day and came across this one - I Love You the Purplest!
It's about a mom with two little boys who are always in competition for which one is the best at one thing or another. At bedtime, they each ask her which one she loves the most. To one of them she replies -
Such beautiful language! Love. It.
I also love the color of my red chair in the living room.
It's my first ever Ikea purchase! (about 3 years ago or so, when Ikea came to Denver.) It's so comfortable, bright, and happy. And it looks great with Christmas quilts draped over it!
I have a small collection of houses that are fun.
They are all gifts from people over the years. The littlest one is my favorite. It's painted on a piece of old brick. So creative!
And I really like my blue suitcase.
It's color makes it easy to recognize when we're at the baggage claim at the airport. Plus, getting it out means we're going on a trip! (which we are, this week! Yay!) I'm sure there will be many things I find to like on this trip to include in my next week's post!
Happy Thursday! I hope you're having a great week! Be sure to check out more things to like over at LeeAnna's blog, Not Afraid of Color.