Momma Told Me: Enjoy the small things.I don't recall ever having dreams of grandeur, seeing my name in lights, or owning a safe full of gold deep enough to swim in (thanks Scrooge McDuck). I do, however, recall being raised with an appreciation for life's smaller thrills; the somewhat overlooked simplicities of the day to day. Having realized the short time card we're each allowed at a young age, I suppose I thought it best, for me, to enjoy that which I had. While others in my class were writing essays about traveling to Mars, or selling platinum albums, I secretly dreamed of a house with a white picket fence and Labrador. When I finished school, and my friends chased dreams with credit cards and crazy schemes, I happily clipped coupons, baked cupcakes, and did as I pleased.
As an adult, not quite the brain surgeon, lawyer, or successful businesswoman my parents may have hoped for- I make a point to find small thrills every day, none the less. See, I believe the key to being happy is living your dreams on smaller scale. If you someday strike it rich in the state lottery and Fabio rides up on a white horse to carry you into the sunset, great! But, until then, look closely at what's surrounding you in the present. Does your snoring husband always leve the toilet seat up and leave laundry in random places such as the kitchen? Or do you have a careless man who would be lost without you, and brings a little extra challenge to your day? Call me a glass half full kinda gal, but I prefer to keep my molehills at ankle height and my clouds at '9'.
I can be brutally picky when shopping for minis, and even more discerning when buying them as charms for gifts. I want something unique, complex, reasonably priced, and well made. I wish I could afford $35 for a scale turkey, but I just can't. This usually means an Etsy treasury of hopes and dreams, and budgeting my 'collection' to one addition month. This is why I am completely beside myself to share with you one of my new all time handmade favorites, featured on Zibbet. Right up there with the timeless PriscillaDawn, is Sweet & Savory Trinkets by Heather Wells. You've been sufficiently warned- one trip, and you're through the rabbit hole. Not only are the creative miniatures full of heart and detail, but they're priced afford-ably. And if you just don't see something you had in mind, Heather is happy, no, tickled, to make you a custom piece at similar pricing!
Now, the charms are almost dangerously realistic- I think I burned some calories just drooling over them and thinking about the upcoming season of gluttony ahead. Each one was painstakingly detailed, especially the caramel ribbon ice cream that looked as though it has just been plopped on a tiny cone from a miniature scoop. I must've had the largest smile on my face admiring these puppies and showing them off, I absolutely adore them and how they swing playfully from the bracelet.
What Daughter Says: I'm all about the 'little things' at the Sweet and Savory Zibbet shop!
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