Life at its Finest


 It's the simple things in life that make me happiest.  A cup of hot tea, a good book and pretty notepad.


I made the boys a Valentine inspired bento box.  I think my kids are the only ones on Earth who do not like strawberries.  They're also not a fan of the fruit leather but I put it in there for festivities sake.


If there's one thing you do NOT want to happen while you're cooking dinner for your Valentine, it's setting off your fire alarm...twice.  Maybe three times.  The ole oven was due for a major cleaning and it got one this week.


I always love visiting my mom's house and watching the kids play with my old toys.  


These Fashion Plates were one of my all time favorites!  Did any of you discover an early love of fashion with this toy?

Hope y'all have a lovely weekend.  I'm laying low while I continue to fight this little cold.


11 comments:

  1. OK, wow. Fashion plates. I WISH we still had my old one. And that ferris wheel - definitely had that too. Toys used to be so cool!!!! And, btw, that first image is so cozy and has some of my favorite things, too! Have a great weekend, Amy!!

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  2. Curled up on a couch with a blanket and a good book is a favorite pastime of mine too. I have to admit I probably played with my fashion plates a lot longer than was appropriate. I loved the trip down memory lane!

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  3. I just blogged about using fashion plates last week. Mine looked a little different, but oh how I loved them! I remember having slumber parties just so all of my friends & I could design outfits together. And I love that your Mom kept all of those toys! That's so neat.

    Btw, what is a bento box? Those are the cutest lunches I've ever seen. heck I want one! Hope you have a great weekend, Amy!

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  4. Sometimes all I need in life is.....A cup of hot tea, a good book and pretty notepad. Happy Friday.

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  5. Love that I'm not the only one that loved Fashion Plates!

    @Ally- Bento is simply "lunch in a box" and an art form in Japan. You can find more info here:

    http://justbento.com/handbook/bento-basics

    I also did a post a while back here too:

    http://www.yoursouthernpeach.com/2011/09/bento.html

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  6. those "vintage" toys are SO CUTE! found you throw the blog follower hop and follow you now. hello from kansas! xoxo

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  7. Hi I am a new follower hopping from The 36th ave. I hope you follow me too.

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  8. New follower, love your site!! I used to have stencils just like those, brings back memories! =)
    http://thelatestfind.blogspot.com

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  9. OMG FASHION PLATES!!!!!!! How I adored mine. There really needs to be a return to the toys of the 80s - we had the best ones :-)

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  10. THROWBACK!!! I completely forgot about fashion plates!

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  11. I love how you made your boys their own bento boxes out of tupperwear containers! Very smart. Also love all the old toys...the fashion plates were the best!
    I am a new follower vistiting from Along for the Ride! Would love for you to follow me back.

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