The Little Things

sheltering tree and hello life

Isn’t it true?  It’s the “little things” that mean so much!

Next week at this time, I will be in (hopefully) sunny, warm Florida with one of my besties, Janet, celebrating “the little things” that have sustained our friendship for 40 years!  And seriouslyI’m not sure how that is possible when I am [ahem] barely past 40, but Janet is my oldest – really meaning “longest” together – friend.

I can’t wait to just spend time with my sweet friend doing the “little things” that have sustained our friendship through the ages, miles and miles, and extended periods of separation (Janet lived in Alaska for about a million years).

Janet is my sister and her family is my family. 

My hubby, Marty, gave me the BEST birthday gift this year.  He’s sending me off to spend time with someone I hold so dear.  And I can still hear the squeals when I called her on New Year’s Eve (my birthday) to tell her the good news.  And we are going to get to celebrate her birthday, which is just a few days after my visit.

We will talk, walk, laugh, likely cry, eat, drink, reminisce, reflect, discover, and just “BE.”

No matter how much time or space has separated us, we have always enjoyed “the little things” that make life and our friendship so precious.

So this card I created is dedicated to my Janet.

It is made from the Stampin Up Sheltering Tree and Hello Life Stamp Set.  It is clean and simple (CAS), because the message is so powerful:  Love the little things – for they are what make up the greatest joys in life.

Wishing you a wonderful day filled with many reasons to celebrate “the little things.”

Cheers & Hugs,


30 thoughts on “The Little Things

  1. Jodi, what a beautiful and wonderful post dedicated to the relationship you have with your best and special friend. So very sweet, it touched my heart. I hope you and Janet have a truly wonderful and memorial time in Florida, celebrating both your your birthdays and your friendship together. Marty gave you an absolutely wonderful birthday gift! Good morning! Have a wonderful special day! ((Hugs!!)) xoxo

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  2. I too am so excited for the arrival of my Jodi!!! Oh she who sustained and nurtures me all year through! I am greatful in a BIG way to call YOU my sister, and Younger, Oldest Bestie!!!! Countdown has begun, bring on the Fun of Friendship😘❤️💗👍🎉❤️💜

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  3. Wow!! I know you would like to stay up in Mars in nine degree temps wearing your fur hat and that you only go to Florida in order not to hurt Marty’s feelings, right? Right? Jodi? Hello??? OK, go and have a blast with Janet celebrating all the little things which are really the only things that matter. XXX

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  4. Hey Jodi, I checked out a few of your card posts a while ago. I could not believe that they were handmade! They looked so professional and amazing, I was completely blown away. I will definitely be checking them out whenever I need a creative push or want to see something really really beautiful. Have a fun vacation with your friend! It’s definitely the little things that count. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  5. Beautiful card! What did you use to make the stitched look framelit around the card? Is it from Stampin’Up? Enjoy your girl-friend time!


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