A Button and a Motto


‘ve begun to apply the concept of using my fancy dishes to other areas of life.

Going to a co-worker’s surprise party? The kids will don their Christmas ensembles.

Stay-home Valentine’s date with the Hubs? Crystal it is.

Button broke off of my favorite jeans? Replace with the most fantastic button ever that’s been sitting in a drawer for 2 years because it was just too cool for everyday crafting.

I actually have several buttons of this caliber, as my precious mother shows love via care packages full of locally-found treasures.

I resolve that they will find new homes this year.
I resolve that they will find new homes this year.

Yet, there they sit–unused because I’m saving them for some special project.

What if today is special enough?ย 

My new motto:

Today is special enough for the nice stuff.ย 

The pretty stuff that’s been sitting on the shelf, (or in the button box) waiting for that special occasion could be bringing you or someone you love a bit of joy. Right now.

Whenever I reach for my fav jeans, that button faithfully brings a smile–because itโ€™s just that great and because it symbolizes a step toward the habit of celebrating each day.

Sewing it on was the best thing I ever did for my morning routine besides deciding that 5:30am is awesome.

How can you celebrate the gift of today?

About Jenn

Jenn is a mommy of three and wife to her best friend. She enjoys good books, dinner guests, elevenses, and proper apostrophe use.

  • Brenda V.

    A simple treasure can come in so many different sizes, shapes, colors, the 2-legged ones or 4-legged critters….. they are all so very special. Everyday at VenHaven is celebrated with care, hard work & crafting and joy of outdoor exploring w/ QB.

  • ahhhhh buttons! I may have a slight obsession (or maybe I’m just a hoarder) with buttons. At Christmas my kiddos were busy making gifts for their godparents and someone pulled out mamma’s collection of buttons. I had a slight panic attack, and then thought why not? Most of those buttons I’ve had for YEARS! Why not let the kids make something that loved ones will treasure.

    Hmmm, maybe I can set my beautiful jar of buttons out in the laundry room, and when someone needs a replacement they can pick from the jar.

    • I laughed at the panic attack (because it sounded all too familiar) :). Your button jar idea sounds great!

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    Also yes.. good idea.. my fabric collecting dust and “nice papers” for cards and craft projects.. needs to be put to good use! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heather

    Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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