Here a Duck, There a Duck // Planning this cute rubber ducky themed baby shower for a gorgeous mom-to-be and her baby boy 🐤💙 // In my introduction post, I had mentioned that I sketch out what any event would look like before I went forward with planning and decorating. I know that there’s millions of things on Pinterest and I know it can be hard to picture what your many ideas will look like, which is why I felt seeing your ideas come to life on paper beforehand is so important. You can see if you like the idea, if you want to change anything, and I may add a few suggestions along the way. I’m not an artist by any means so ignore my messiness 😂🤷🏼♀️ #newbusiness#eventplanner#weddingplanner#dayofcoordinator#PartySharkPlanning#babyshower#April2018#MG#rubberducky#babyboy
“When I was quite young and quite small for my size, I met an old man in the Desert of Drize. And he sang me a song I will never forget. At least, well, I haven’t forgotten it yet. He sat in a terrible prickly place. But sang with a sunny sweet smile on his face:
When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” Dr. Seuss
Monday’s quote! From “Did I ever tell you how Lucky you are?” My fave Dr Seuss book! Who else has a favorite Dr Seuss book? .
Hope your Monday was a lucky one!!
Sharing for some tags, thank you ladies! Ivy @livingwithivy for #myfavoritedesignstyle , Mary @farmhousefixer for #farmhouseholidaydecor , Sandy @littlewindmillfarm for #faithondisplay (it’s not really religious, but I think great words of wisdom!)
One of the things I really believe is we take life way too serious sometimes, so I try and make it my mission to make people laugh. Unfortunately, this wasn't always easy.⠀
Growing up different in a small town can be tough, I wasn't the only one by any means. Every kid feels 'different' and 'alone' growing up at some point. For me it was mostly through grade school, I was so outwardly different that no one could miss it. In grade 3 it was bringing 'funny smelling' foods to school when my mom cooked traditional Persian food (something, by the way, I would definitely encourage today). In grade 6 I wore ties to school most days, in junior high, it was having no game at all and living in the friend zone. High school it was being the 'nerd' that knew all the answers but still mispronounced words sometimes. At some point, I was so embarrassed by my name I wanted to change it to 'Jack' so teachers would stop mispronouncing it in class when they called attendance.⠀
Thankfully all that passed, but I learned a really valuable lesson. People will always find a way to criticize and put you down, so you've got two choices: get angry or make 'em laugh. For a while, I chose anger until my ever-patient mother course corrected me. I then started to lean on humour, and where I didn't start doing stand up (like most comedians I've read about who also had this epiphany) I decided that it was always ok to be the ridiculously silly one if it made others laugh.⠀
To this day I still prescribe to that, why not be a little silly and funny if it doesn't hurt anyone and makes others smile? We all need a little silliness in our lives. That's why every year since I moved to Seattle I demonstrate a little of my crazy to my work colleagues. Let's just all have a chuckle and relax. You'll feel much better I promise.⠀
What silly things do you guys do in your life?⠀