I remember seeing this little bank a few years ago as I was browsing the aisle at Goodwill Industries. Every now and then our local store will offer some new items that are too cute for words. I just couldn't resist making this pink potty mine. There are times when I find something that's pink and I leave it on the shelf, but not this time! Not only cute and sweet, it holds a message that all of us can relate to...and, I actually use it as you can see. (Note to self: Save more money for a rainy day!) Now more than ever, I'm going to need this little gem to squirrel away my loose change. A penny saved is a penny earned.
One of the joys of my life is to make people happy and to bring a smile to their face, especially when they least expect it. I also like to add a little whimsy here and there throughout my home. It's no fun to be serious all the time. There was a time, when I was raising my sons, that I needed to be a grown-up. Now that Dave and Jeff are men with families of their own, I can forget that "act" of mine and let the real me shine through. When I saw this little shelf-sitter, it was another of those instances when I couldn't open my wallet fast enough to pay for it. I love this little goodie, just love it. It sits on the back of the toilet and is the first thing you see, other than the commode, that greets you as you walk into the powder room on the first floor. Peek-a-boo, I see you!
OK, ok, I admit it, I'm including a Valentine decoration that I bought this year. But, because pink is MY color, this darling heart wreath will remain out all year long. Easter and Valentine's Day, two holidays after my sweet, little decorating heart! I actually have three of these hearts. I read somewhere that you should always decorate in odd numbers. I wanted more than one, so it was mandatory that I have three.
Just as I was about to end my afternoon as a photo-journalist, Freyja walked up with the adorable, pink doggy that Santa put in her stocking this past Christmas. (Please notice how clean it is and how it has no holes.) Isn't Miss Freyja a good mommy to her stuffie-babies? I am so proud of my little lady. I just love the smile on this toy of hers. How in the world can you look at it and not break into a grin, yourself? I almost nabbed this toy to add to the collection on my bed, but what kind of a dog-mom would I be if I stole from my own pooch! Horrors!