It’s the Little Things

that I often get excited about.  Like just getting out of the house on a weekday afternoon with the babe and stopping by West Elm and finding these Japanese masking tapes 50% off!
There’s no “reasonable” explanation for why I had to have them, nor do I know exactly what I’m going to do with them, except that they make me deliriously happy!
Hope your week is going well friends!



  1. April 26, 2011 / 11:02 am

    I know exactly what you mean! It's definitely fun to get those things! I would love some too…and have absolutely NOTHING to do with them 🙂

  2. traceyf68
    April 26, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    I totally get it. Besides, I think it is important to apreciate the little things. That tape made me smile this morning, I want some too!!

  3. April 26, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Right now they are sitting on my desk, and I just love seeing them there!

  4. April 26, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    I'm with you on this one – it's the little things that make the biggest difference. Even if you don't find any use for the tape – they are decorative and just pretty to look at!

  5. April 26, 2011 / 1:25 pm

    Those colors would make me excited also!!!! So cute!

  6. April 26, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    Hope they have some left on Saturday-I'm stopping by after our meet & greet! They are all so pretty, so many options.

  7. April 26, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    What a great find! If you're anything like me, they'll sit around for a while unused, then once you figure out the first brilliant use for them, you wont be able to stop. The ideas will keep coming and coming! 🙂

  8. April 26, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    I just love the colors! The gingham pattern is so cute. Does anyone have any projects using this pretty tape?

  9. April 26, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    Hmmm…kinda hard to NOT get excited about them when they come in such a great variety of bright colors. Plus, anything from West Elm is awesome AND the fact that they are half off is…well…like hitting the jackpot.

  10. christine {bijouandboheme}
    April 26, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    I love those sorts of things- those patterned tapes are so fun!!

  11. April 26, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Love the colors! I would put the yellow one around the four sides of your white desk. Right in the middle, all the way around.

  12. Michelle @ Ten June
    April 26, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    I totally sympathize- it's the little things! And I know you'll come up with something off-the-wall awesome to use them for 🙂

  13. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    April 26, 2011 / 2:12 pm

    Oh you sound like me. Just ordered three types of fabric for which I have no project yet! I am sure you will do something adorable with them.

  14. April 26, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    I love when I stumble upon things like that! I would have snatched them up too.

  15. Elsa
    April 26, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    I love those colors! I'm sure you will come up with lots of great projects to use them.

  16. Allison
    April 26, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    Those are fun and I would have snatched them up, too. I bet you'll come up with a clever use for them but I think sitting them on your desk for now is the perfect idea! They're cheerful!

  17. April 26, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    I love that you touched on the little things. They really are the things that bring us the most joy. Love the tapes!

  18. April 27, 2011 / 12:50 am

    Ooh, those bring back memories!! We went to Japan last year and I had to leave so many gorgeous papers and tapes and fabrics behind 🙁 But I DID buy up and a year later, am still hoarding most of them because they're too precious to use! Well, that and I have nil time to scrapbook with them as I'd planned *sigh*

  19. emily
    April 27, 2011 / 1:25 am

    Did you buy them all or are there some left? 🙂 I have a rug to return there!

  20. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    April 27, 2011 / 2:01 am

    Too funny b/c I bought similar jap tape not knowing what I'd do with it either 🙂

  21. Rambling Renovators
    April 27, 2011 / 2:51 am

    I have rolls of Japanese tape too but can't bear to actually use them. They're too pretty to look at!

  22. Chic Coastal Living
    April 27, 2011 / 10:50 am

    This tape looks like fun to me! Glad you bought it girl!

  23. Lauren
    April 27, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    I bought some goodies from West Elm this weekend as well and I dont remember seeing those. Oh well – maybe they will still have some this weekend!

  24. Anonymous
    August 10, 2012 / 6:01 am

    I loved reading about your journey to loose your baby weight. I'm in the same spot myself now. My son is 9 months. I still have to loose 10lbs to b at my pre pregnancy weight. I try and eat right and work out. I struggle w fitting in work outs w a full time job and a baby. I just don't feel like myself in this body. So far working out hasn't helpede loose the weight I though I would, so I guess keep trying???

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