August 28, 2009

Worth the Wait

I have been searching high and low for this insulated bag ever since Cammy bought hers and shared it with me at the lake. I finally found one and I hope I'll be feeling up to a picnic with my family this weekend so I can take it for a test drive.

I have to tell you that it was a bit of a budget buster, but here's something I have realized about myself lately, I love beautiful things. They bring me such happiness. I would rather have 1 beautiful thing than 10 things that are just okay. I've started to be more discriminating and selective and I have to tell you that I apply this philosophy to all parts of my life...clothing, housewares and even friendships. I would rather be surrounded by people and things I love than to spend my money and time on those that just don't make me happy.

I hope your weekend is filled with beautiful things.

24 comments:

  1. Very pretty!! And yes, I agree... it's worth spending the money and a little more time searching so that even the most utilitarian things make you happy. Hope you have lots of happy picnics with your beautiful new bag!

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  2. I simply love your insulated cooler! It would be so nice for a car trip. Have a wonderful weekend and bundle up!

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  3. You will have this forever so it is worth it! (That's what I always tell myself anyway....)

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  4. I love the sentiment of your post today! Why waste money, time and/or energy on things which don't add to our happiness? It is not selfishness, it is just good self-care!! Wishing you many more moments and things of beauty...

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  5. Love the bag.
    I like to surround myself with beautiful things too! Sometimes it is so worth the cost to know that it will bring a smile each time you use it. :))

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  6. I agree 100% with your philosophy. If it brings you joy every time you look at it, than it was more than worth it! Very cute btw.

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  7. I love it! So pretty. And I totally agree with your philosophy, too. Have a great weekend. Hope you get to go on that picnic. :)

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  8. Jen, you are a very smart woman!
    Love the beautiful cooler!
    mary

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  9. I love that bag! Where did you find it??

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  10. I couldn't agree more. What a blessing to live a simple life. I miss you Jen!
    Blessings~Hope

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  11. I agree 100%! For me, that philosophy also applies to food.

    Lovely cooler, I'm sure it will last you many a happy year! Joules is a great brand. My daughter has a couple of Joules polos for training. They wear like iron.

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  12. I agree...and tend to follow your philosophy...I say tend, cause I brought home this sad chair in need of love. But it spoke to me...only my house didn't speak to it! No room at the inn!

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  13. I, too, prescribe to that philosphy. We as a people, waste so much precious time, money and energy on the unimportant stuff in life. Welcome aboard. I love your blog, your ideas and esp. your decorating style.

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  14. What a wonderful way to live!! I'm the same way. Since I hit my 40's I'm much for discriminating with regard to what I purchase and who I consider my closest friends. With age comes wisdom. : ) And that cooler is gorgeous, by the way!!!

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  15. Jen
    Bravo to you! I feel the same exact way! Unfortunately I have inlaws and a husband who don't, oh well !!! Lori

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  16. That is beautiful, if we are going to cart our lunch around we might as well as look pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing it is a cutie.

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  17. My sentiments exactly!
    Smiles,
    June

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  18. its simply gorgeous.....can you say that about a cooler?
    anyway, so very cath kidston.
    i agree....less of clutter , more of well loved
    xo

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  19. right on, jen! i agree with this philosophy and your cooler is the coolest.

    xo

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  20. What a great post...I totally agree, better to have one beautiful thing you love than 10 so so things! And that bag is wonderful!!!

    :) T

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  21. Oh, that is such a pretty insulated bag! I love it! And I completely agree with what you said. I have been applying that philosophy to our house lately. I would rather save for one beautiful splurge, and instead not buy all the little knick-knacks I don't really need! Sometimes less is better, and I keep our budget better this way! :)

    I hope you have a great week, and that you really enjoyed your family picnic! :)

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  22. i love it! Where did you find your cooler?

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  23. I do love this bag and also want to know where you found it! I agree totally, having beautiful things around you brings us in many ways.

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

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