I know he would want me and all of us who knew and loved him to live on as vibrantly as he did. He would want us to smile. So, here are things from Etsy that make me smile when I see them. Thanks for indulging me as I continue to go through the grieving process (and I tend to jump from stage to stage rather than follow the linear five stage process... so just when I think I am going to be okay I jump way back to denial and start again. Oy...).
Just think happy thoughts, and you can fly. Like pinwheels: magical, whimsical, full of youthful optimism and wonder.
Or the fun of bringing back something now considered "retro" (and boy does THAT make me feel old!) to house your modern phone, like this fun and bright cassette iPhone 4 case!
Or this really fun Polly Pocket inspired necklace. Change her hair and clothes to fit your mood... or if you are sitting through a really boring adult meeting at work and need to release your inner child.
A ring that houses four pretty polaroid photographs of cheery flowers is certain to cheer up those indecisive early Spring days, especially when it's overcast and gray outside.
I grew up with wiener dogs, so this is especially cheery to me, but even if you didn't, the art is adorable, and the colors are a sure pick-me-up!
This hand-stiched paper crane necklace is adorable, and reminds me to go for my dreams. It has a touch of whimsy and simple elegance.
I'm not much of one to don a dress, but I love the cheery lemon pattern and adorable name of this "Life is Lemonade" dress! I imagine wearing something this happy would instantly lift your spirits!
Finally, this little plush owl, who is always up for a smile and reminds us to share our love!
That's it for Etsy Monday! Remember to hug your friends and family and tell those you care about that you love them. Smile and embrace life, and live without regrets. Xo