September Project Smile

At the end of August, I happened across A Beautiful Mess, where Alicia blogs about her life and shares amazing photos, yummy recipes (check out these, yummo!) and, recently launched the first Project Smile. If you want to know more about the idea, visit here.

The basic premise is to capture the moments which make us smile throughout the month, to give ourselves something positive to focus on and to remind us to be grateful for the little things in life. As I mentioned when I recently joined in with Maxabella’s Saturday Grateful, I sometimes need to be reminded to pay attention to these kinds of things and this idea really grabbed me.

I have to admit, however, that I forgot all about it, until Alicia did a post about the project again. I decided to start a list so that I could compile it all together at the end of the month and here we are!

Here are some of the things that made me smile during September (in no particular order):

* Random lovely comments on my FB wall (thanks Ethan + Case)

* Ellie ‘reading’ Hairy Maclary with me.
Me: Muffin McLay
Ellie: Like a bum in the hay
– I wanted to post a video with this, but couldn’t get it to work. Once I’ve figured it out, I will put it up.

* Ellie telling me “I love you SO much.” Just because.

* Stumbling on blog posts which have me in stitches

* Watching my girls as they wander around with my camera, being little photographers

* Kahlei laughing her head off at Ellie before telling her “You’re funny.”

* Celebrating being Perfectly Imperfect thanks to Kate of Picklebums

* Hearing random snippets of Hamish and Andy on the radio when I pop out to the shops, especially when they’re singing about Hamish dressing up his gfs cat…

* Sweet packages of beads from a lovely blogger, Philippa of House of Baby Piranha, leading to lovely jewels being made and worn

* The smell of our freshly blooming Jasmine wafting in through the window on the Spring Breeze before I go to sleep

* Free dance parties, thanks to our neighbour’s loud music

*  Fairy Picnics in the backyard now that the weather’s warming up
* Paws snuggling up behind me on the couch
* James playing with the girls outside, hearing their delighted laughs

* My lovely new Cannon EOS 550D, which unexpectedly arrived today

What made you smile this month?

Don’t forget about my Tinkerbell Giveaway – only 2 days until it’s drawn!



  1. New camera! That would make me smile.

  2. Love the pictures, they are very pretty! I would love a new camera, I'd definitely smile! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Fairy picnics? Why didn't they have these when we were growing up?!?

    I can't wait to see what your new camera can do because whatever you were using before the Canon rocks!

  4. My computer has been wiggy. But I'm back to try this again. Thanks for doing this. What a wonderful list. Love that you found a smiley moment out of the neighbor's loud music. 🙂 And enjoy the new camera. I can't imagine life without mine. So glad you joined up to share your smiles. It's a nice reminder that life is full of beautiful moments.

  5. You make me smile …reading your blog makes me smile (who wouldn't reading about your gorgeous girls), the comments you leave on my blog make me smile (always great to know someone likes our ideas) and I am so happy that the package of beads made you smile the least I can do with how many smiles you have given me.
    BTW they do say a smile is infectious 🙂

  6. I love the photos and your blog! Congrats on your little one and with the additional babe on the way! We have three kiddos and are in the process of adopting twins from Ethiopia! I look forward to following along!
    Beneath the Acacia Tree

  7. Beautiful blog!

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