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Friday, February 6, 2009

Small Successes

FaithButton I stumbled across this Small Successes meme a few weeks ago and just loved the idea: share three small things that you got right this week. What a neat meme- it's both a way to reflect on your own week, and a way go out and encourage other moms. Check it out and join in with your own small successes!
Here are some small things that I got right this week:
  1. This week I enjoyed thrift shopping, and I didn't come home with any unnecessary junk. It is so tempting to pile extra things in the cart when I see a good deal (like the $.50 clothes I found on Monday), even if that color/cut/item isn't exactly what we need. Countless times in the past I've brought something home from a thrift store only to have it wind up going directly into my outgoing donation bag. Not this week!
  2. I cleared off the craft room floor. I had started to tackle the boxes and stacks of supplies that are stored in that room a few weeks ago, then got busy with other things and left my sorted piles all over the floor. I took an hour or so and cleared up the mess this week.
  3. I finally made and shared the homemade hand lotion that I've been meaning to try. (I'll be sharing the recipe and results here on Saturday.) I made up a batch over the weekend, then spooned samples into containers ( found them 10/$1 at the Dollar Tree) and took it to work to share with my coworkers. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and I got to mark one more thing off of my giant list of projects that I want to try. :)


  1. Handmaid hand lotion? Can't wait to learn more. Thanks for sharing!

    God bless.

  2. Ugh! You know, I started the girls' bedtime routine and had an OCD moment: "Did I type 'handmaid' instead of 'homemade'?" Sure enough I did...cut my poor preggo brain some slack.

    The only consolation is that it is still functioning; there just seems to be a delay. :)


  3. You had some great successes this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Homemade handlotion sounds good to me!

    Congrats on cleaning your craft room too - I have to handle a similar project- not looking forward to it!

  5. Hey you visited my blog at Hang on baby Jesus....anyway I love your blog! I love thrift store shopping. I mean I LOVE IT. I use to post my weekly finds on my old blog. You are inspiring me to do it again.

    I hope your hand lotion turns out well. I will be checking back on that one for sure.

    I assume its ok to add you to the blogs I read on the side column of my blog. Let me know if its not ok.

    I do wonder how you write on your pictures. Ive seen other people do that. Do you have special software or something?

  6. I'll have to check back to see how you made your hand lotion!

  7. What a good idea! I'll have to check this out. We all need that little encouragement, and little things definitely add up.


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