Saturday, January 31, 2009

Love Notes and a little Surprise

When I was a little girl my mom would sometimes surprise me with little notes tucked secretly in my lunch bag. What fun it was to be sitting at the lunch table to open my lunch and find this fun reminder that my mom loved me. When it was time for me to send Alex off to school with his lunch bag, I remembered how much I enjoyed finding secrete notes from my mom and I would occasionally surprise Alex with notes of his own. This was a fun tradition until one day he so sweetly reminded me he was a big boy now and that it was not so cool to find secrete notes from your mom while sitting with all of your friends. (oh did I mention that he was in the 6th grade--the poor kid) Since that time the little notes have stopped but I would like to think he will remember those little love notes fondly forever.
That memory has inspired me to create these little lunchbox love notes to add to my etsy shop.
The little brad at the top of each note allows the top scalloped circle to swing away to reveal your message.

Just for fun I made some silly aliens.

Now onto a little surprise for me. Barbara of Southern Lady's Vintage surprised me by awarding me this sweet blog award. I copied the explanation for this award from Barbara's blog.....

The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in the PROXIMITY in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that even more friendships are propagated.


Thank you so much Barbara for thinking of me and awarding me this honor. I am truly touched. The authors of this award also ask that I pass this award on to 8 other bloggers-- which I find very hard to do. I am going to take an idea from another blog friend, Bev. She found it impossible as I do to choose only 8 bloggers as I have made so many friendships through so many lovely blogs. So as she wrote, consider this award passed on to you if you read my blog and pass it on to someone you feel deserves this as well. Thank you again Barbara for such a wonderful surprise.

8 comments:

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a fun and delightful blog you have! You have such talent also! Enjoyed my visit, now off to check out your Etsy store! ~Maryjane

The Pink Bird House said...

What adorable little notes! I can't decide which I love best, but think the bunny has my vote! All precious, and I too am off now to check your Etsy shop! (and if I may add, I used to love tucking notes into my oldest son's lunch bag too on special occasions, until I was told the same thing, that he simply was too old for that!)

Scrap for Joy said...

I love all of your sweet hidden notes but the aliens just crack me up! They are so colorful and fun. Your creative brain has been working overtime my friend. Love to see all of the fun things you're making-must be the inspirational new room....or being snowed in so much!
Smooches!
J

SweetBellaBug said...

Mimi - they turned out beautiful! And I know the aliens were "out of your comfort zone" but they turned out super cute!! Any child would be lucky to get an adorable little note like those in their lunch box! Can't wait till Bug is old enough to be able to do things like that for her...although she's so much fun now... maybe I can wait just a little longer...heheheh
xoxoxo

Mimi Sue said...

Ahhhh, those lunch notes are so cute. I used to do that with my kids too. Until I embarrassed my son in jr. high. The daughters loved them all the way through high school. But these are over the top cute. You have such great ideas! Mimi

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Those notes are so sweet! What did you use for the flower shape? What a special memory!

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

The aliens are adorable....remind me of my Atari days :o).

I also wanted to let you know....

I enjoy reading your blog, and as a thank you I have an award on my blog for you. Please do not feel obligated to participate, if you don't have the time. I know time is limited for many people. I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful posts and photos.

Blessings-

Christa
Chloe Rose

Sheila said...

Hello MiMi.. Thanks for stopping in at my blog and saying those sweet things. I had a great birthday and am so thankful for each and every one that wished me a happy one. love your tags, they are so stunning they look so vintage. You have the gift.. Thank you again.. Sheila

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