god’s love notes

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI haven’t blogged in a year but this post really inspired me. At first, I was going to add it on to my special commitments for Lent, but then I realised – why not just make it a permanent feature of not just my wall, but my life.

The idea is beautiful: If someone were to leave you a trail of sticky notes to find throughout the day, wouldn’t you be delighted and grateful for each one you found? I would probably be posting each one on instagram or facebook to share the joy that it brought me. And the truth is, it’s the same with God. He leaves us little notes throughout each day to tell us He loves us and to remind us that He’s thinking of us – through our conversations, a sudden breath of wind, or a passing moment of peace. But most of the time, we don’t notice or give much thought to the love notes He leaves for us to find – let alone celebrate them as they deserve to be celebrated!

I hope that by the end of this semester, this wall will be filled and that this Lent (and beyond), my eyes will be opened to the love that God wants to shower me with each day. :-)

And if you’d like to join me – send me pictures of your own love note walls or journals or whatever mode of documentation you decide on!!

love,
denise

Cards and kittens

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If you like cats and stationery, you will LOVE this shop. Hidden in the dreary looking Bras Basah Complex, Cat Socrates is a tiny shop full of treasure.

2013-06-06 16.42.33 2013-06-06 16.40.22 2013-06-06 16.43.08 2013-06-06 16.40.16The exterior of the shop is vintage, homey and just plain pretty. I love how they have so many tiny details, yet manage not to be overly cluttered. Also, look at all those exhibition/performance posters – perfect for inspiring the bored soul. :)

2013-06-06 16.39.28 2013-06-06 16.28.42 2013-06-06 16.39.07Their cashier/counter is just cray cray, but omg I could spend hours just looking at all the pretty photographs and decorations. And look! WASHI TAPE. If you’ve read some of my other posts, you’d know that if there’s one thing I’m crazy for, it’s tape. Tape and stickers.

2013-06-06 16.23.37 2013-06-06 16.33.17 2013-06-06 16.33.12 2013-06-06 16.25.05 2013-06-06 16.24.23They also have a super huge collection of pretty cards and postcards, and they’re really affordable from as low as $1 for a postcard. If I could, I would probably have bought a whole ton of these hehe. Plus, there are so many styles and designs to choose that there’s definitely something perfect for everyone (unless you’re someone who only likes ugly things booo).

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2013-06-06 16.27.16 2013-06-06 16.26.59Of course, as with every gift/stationery/cool shop, they also had a lovely selection of notebooks, diaries and planners.

2013-06-06 16.27.56And oh my gosh, super adorable cups. I love the one with triangles! I can totally imagine having some lemonade or apple juice in it. Yum.

2013-06-06 16.26.29 2013-06-06 16.25.41They really sell tons of knick knacks. Basically anything pretty, cool or artsy. :)

2013-06-06 16.26.01And oh, ribbons! The next best thing after tape and stickers. And these were cotton ribbons, soooooo gorge.

2013-06-06 16.25.22 2013-06-06 16.25.51Lastly, they also have lots of pretty posters. Paper AND cloth! With wisdom and wisecracks to beautify your home.

And my favourite part of all…

2013-06-06 16.37.09 2013-06-06 16.37.33ADSLKFHD;LSH LOOK AT THE SHOP CAT. His eyes are just. Wow. Beautiful. And he was so friendly too! (Well, I think it’s a guy. Not sure. Oops.)

2013-06-06 16.43.24If you want to drop by and give your eyes a feast, Cat Socrates is located at  #02-25 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231. You can also check out their website here!

Maybe you can buy happiness

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Yesterday, my friend and I decided to visit this sweet little shop, buried beneath the run down exterior of Holland Village. However, this tiny heaven, is sadly closing down its brick and mortar presence at the end of June. In any case, it was a really lovely place to visit, filled with lots of happy things!

2013-05-13 09.52.09Since they’re closing down, there’s a sale going on from now all the way until June 30, with 30% off everything in the shop! Trust me, when I stepped in, I could already feel myself willingly (or maybe unwillingly) emptying my bank account. Oops. :p

2013-05-13 09.50.23 2013-05-13 09.37.30They sell all sorts of gift and stationery items, from bags to stickers, from extremely adorably packaged tea to lots and lots of washi tape. Which is the main reason why I went there. To um, yknow, add to my constantly growing collection. Just look at the massive amount of tape they have… It took me forever to choose (if only I could buy everything!), but in the end I managed to narrow my selection down to 8 rolls (and even that is already quite a lot…). Yeah, just 8 rolls.

2013-05-13 10.19.46These are the ones I got, and now my collection is almost doubled! Hehe, the little happy shop definitely made me happy… And if you’d like to drop by, here’s their address (until 30 June 2013, after which they’ll just be an online shop!):

2013-05-13 10.21.46I like how they describe the stuff they sell as happy practicalities. It makes me feel better about spending my money there, cause I totally needed all those rolls of tape, yknow?

Hehe.