Monday, January 31, 2011

How's your Bucket?

Is your bucket full?

Yesterday afternoon we had a little girl
time..............


My two little nieces came over to visit so of course
we had to have a little tea time.......


On the menu, cute heart cookies , yummy jelly sandwiches ......
and the girls brought fruit loops to share and gummies...
we had quite the menu........


This is my niece Kali she is 5.........

She asked me how my bucket was?
"Bucket?" I said,
She said, "are you a giver or a dipper?"
"Are you filling someones bucket?"
Then I got it, I said "I sure hope I'm not
a dipper, I don't want to be a dipper"......



She said, "you wanna know how to fill someones
bucket?"

Smile!
"Or you can do something kind for them, like helping them if they
fall, being nice to them, that's how you can help fill their bucket."

Life lessons from a 5 year old. :]

Bucket Fill-osophy 101
Each one of us has an invisible bucket.

It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or
do to us.

When our bucket is full, we feel great.

When it is empty, we feel awful.

Each of us has an invisible dipper.

When we use that dipper to fill other people's buckets ~ by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions ~ we also fill our own bucket.

But when we use that dipper to dip from others' buckets ~ by doing or saying things that decrease their positive emotions ~ we diminish ourselves.

Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy. Every drop in that bucket makes is stronger and more optimistic.

But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our energy, and undermines our will. That's why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one another's buckets, or we can dip from them.

It's an important choice ~ one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.



A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author Unknown

I hope your bucket is overflowing!

Elizabeth

P.S This book looks neat here Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sweet Sunday Cozy Mornin'........

Spending a cozy,drizzly, Sunday morning with
the hubby...............

These chocolate croissants from T J's are the bomb!

Good enough to pretend I'm in Paris at a cute bakery
enjoying a latte and and warm flaky le croissant.......


They do take a little before thought because you have to set
them out the night before, but definitely worth it.......
I did not brush the egg whites before baking and they still
came out wonderfully golden,warm,flaky and soooo yummy!


délicieux.

Bonjour!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday Pretties.....

Button,button who's got the button.........


One of my favorite little pretties.........


lot's of creamy white vintage buttons.....




Time worn pretties........


Just to think and imagine the journey they have taken.........






















Today I'm linking up for Friday pretties with Joyce
over at I love pretty little things and......

sharing some pretty things that make me happy!

Hope your day is full of happiness!

Elizabeth

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dreamy Creamy Canvas Pillow....

My little weekend project.......

a bit of canvas......

some jumbo stamps and some black paint.......


and there you have it...........

my creamy dreamy canvas pillow.....


and aren't these pretty?

The weather has been very gloomy....

Can't wait for some spring like weather!

These pretty blooms were another $1 store find....

Just a touch of spring ......

while I what in anticipation......

for the real thing.

Have a lovely day!

Elizabeth

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Pretties project under $10




Well....

its definitely been awhile.....

Please forgive my absence.....

Just needed a little break and some time to re-focus

on some things.....

I'm a bit late for Friday pretties but I still wanted to share

my pretty project with you...... Still working out the P word...

(Procrastinator)" That darn" I'll do it a little later gets me every time....

Since much, {ok all of my decorating} must be done

on a budget these days I'm always on the look out for

inexpensive ideas.

I really love the way this came out..........



Plants, bag of rocks and glass containers from
the dollar tree....


not only was this project about 10 bucks it took only about
10 minutes to do.







The green moss I had on hand but you can get at Michael's

for about 6 bucks use their 50 percent of coupon! You just

saved 3 bucks. Now you can stop and get a latte guilt free. :]









Friday Pretties, pretty project ,on a budget!

I'm a little late but I'm linking up With Joyce

over at I love pretty little things. I've missed
it so!!!!!

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

Elizabeth