16 March 2012

things i'm loving . . . 'link parties'

Greetings all,
Things I'm Loving this week with PaisleyJade is 'link parties' & the community they create, around the world.  Viva la blogosphere.  So i've decided to start my own . . . 
AEIOU: a mid-month-list-link-party of self-belief, improvement, acceptance, love & learning!!
With a nod to all the great blog link groups i’ve played along with . . . about being Creative, Grateful, Loving & Photography . . . i thought a middle-of-the-month get together would be a neat summary of life’s highlights.  So here goes nothing . . . AEIOU might go a little something like this . . .   
Awesome – something you baked/ created/ photographed/ a bargain you found
Exciting – share your news/ event/ holiday/ a gorgeous butterflies-in-tummy moment
Interesting – teach us information/ discovery/ facts/ a chance to show off your quirky side
Opportunity – embrace the unknown/ put yourself out there/ show off a new experience
Understanding – learning to appreciate/ forgive/ love/ unleash what helps you grow

The AEIOU adventure will scratch the surface of who you are.  I think the words Awesome, Exciting, Interesting, Opportunity & Understanding are positive & therapeutic.  I spend a lot of time alone, thinking, tune out & free my mind.  I am positive to the core, however, have a lot of stress in my life, pressure to perform & tremendous responsibilities.  When i was 21 i could have been a fully qualified psychologist - what would i have known about life??  I had travelled & was about to get married, but experience??  I’m often told my blog posts & comments offer down-to-earth advice, because i’m a different person now: 4 children, 15 years of marriage, 6 addresses & a husband going to 5 war zones will do that.  I’m more grounded & wide eyed than ever, shedding negativity from my life & truly believe in blogging as therapy.
 
So here’s my list to kick things off . . .

I found an Awesome bureau/ desk.  I’m sanding the wood, painting & papering it for . . . I’ll worry about that later, it was $15 & my furniture repurposing skills are improving with every second hand find!!
My husband came home last month for a visit, it was so Exciting waiting at the arrivals lounge, it’s the best feeling in the world.  I never know what he’s actually going to look like - full beard, silly moustache to tickle me, or clean shaven.  It was short beard, it tickled, i giggled, then he shaved it off to unleash the dimples.
My children’s school assignments unearth endless Interesting facts.  Years 5 & 6 created “Guess Who I Am??” posters & introduce themselves to the class.  I learned that Lewis has 21 convicts in his ancestry, hmmm . . . count your pencils at the end of each day children.
I have this fantastic Opportunity to do some blog PR for Baker’s Delight (hot cross buns), Esprit (children’s clothes) & Dunlop Volleys (baby shoes) – they all contacted me in the space of one week, yay!!  There will be giveaways folks 
Hmmm, Understanding is the topic i could write the most about . . . like why our automatic car’s electrics blew just before i had hand surgery, it was the car I was going to drive during recovery, save me from changing gears manually.  Dumb things happen, that’s life.  Like my credit card seizing at the Country Road counter during the sale yesterday.  Deep breaths, I had cash.  I don’t stress about things i know i can’t control, like banks.  Why are people rude, mean, nasty – it’s their problem, not mine, i don’t let it flatten me, rather, fill myself up with happy thoughts of personal development (mine!!)
      
Meet me here on Sunday the 15th of April to play along with your own AEIOU or just one particular letter might take your fancy.  Will you join in??  Have lovely weekends everyone, love Posie
 
Images courtesy of Esprit Children's Clothing, just bursting with life & positivity don't you think??  Not to mention gorgeous Winter fashion, i'm a HUGE fan & any excuse for cute baby faces.  Many Esprit clothing pieces lasted all 4 of my children, i wear their clothes & my husband loves their jeans.  I was not paid to say any of this, i just truly believe in the quality & style of this brand, for over 25 years of personal experience.  'tis all.

17 comments:

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

Cant wait to join you on the 15th!

Amy said...

I love the sound of this linky Jennie! I will mark it in my calendar and will be linking up!

Love your list of things too. They made me smile x

LatteJunkie said...

Oh, I like the idea of this linky... Will have a think and join up on the 15th :D

CHD said...

Lovely list and great idea. I'm an esprit fan too. We don't have one near us, so whenever I go near one I stock up. Cx

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

oooo - this sounds very exciting.
off to mark it in my calender also.
have a great weekend lovely.
cheryl xox.

kate said...

Jen...this is GOLD! Love it!! And I actually laughed out loud at the short beard, tickled, shaved, bit...LOL LOL LOL. Talking of which, Sasha saw Col and I kissing yesterday and she giggled and said,....." thank goodness I will only ever kiss R..."....! So cute. Bless them!! Love your idea! Can't wait to see what folk have to say. Good work! Kate x x x
Ps- just think...if they end up marrying we shall be MIL's

Tammi said...

Jennie this is such a fantastic idea for a linky :)
Am beaming from ear to ear after reading your list.
Have a wonderful weekend.

x

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

Great idea, sure to be some interesting posts come about.x

Tania McCartney said...

I'm in! and it will be so fascinating to hear everyone else's AEIOUs.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh thanks so much for the encouragement, yay, you guys are the best, love Posie

melissa said...

Looking forward to it!

Leonie said...

great idea Jennie! and I love the AEIOU you have put up. So many wonderful things!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I love this idea - your blog always makes me smile.
Liking a tickly moustachio - prefering dimples!
happy weekend to you...of to give my aeiou some thought
fee ♥

Nancy said...

Yeahhhh. Don't be surprised when I post on April 16th AUSTRALIA time!! Love the idea.

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Jennie - I'm looking forward to it! J x

Jane said...

Er, that last comment was from me, not Anonymous! J x

Sally said...

Cool. You've got be thinking :)