Putting a Smile on my Face - Engineer Mommy
Jan 052017
 

This post is sponsored by Minted. All opinions are mine alone.

What makes you smile? For me, there are a number of things that really bring a joy to my heart… those things that cause me to involuntarily feel content and satisfied. Today, I will share with you all some of my favorite things that are totally putting a smile on my face!

Putting a Smile on my Face

1. My Tea Collection: There’s no question about it. I am a fan of tea- hot tea, iced tea, lukewarm tea… ok, I don’t know about that last one! Anyway, my multiple mugs of tea every day definitely put a smile on my face. I love everything from sweet, fruity teas to spicy, earthy ones and everything in between. I have been building my collection for several months now and I finally feel like I have every tea I could ever want… at least for the next month! Sipping tea cuddled up next to the fireplace with a comfy throw definitely puts a smile on my face!

Putting a Smile on my Face

Putting a Smile on my Face

2. Being Creative: One of my passions is being creative and transforming something basic into something extraordinary. Over the last year, I have done so many fun projects. I want to make sure I continue to carve out time each week to do creative DIY projects. One of my favorite recent projects was when I used copper pipes to make a DIY Magazine Holder.

DIY Copper Pipe Magazine Holder

DIY Copper Pipe Magazine Holder


Another fun project was when I built this Rustic Chic Address Sign for our front door. I absolutely love the way this came out!
house-address-sign
Being creative definitely puts a smile on my face.

3. Our New Year Photo Cards: If you remember this post from about a week ago, I mentioned that I would be ordering some personalized photo cards for the New Year! And I asked you all to vote on your favorite ones. Well, I’m excited to share with you all which card I finally chose… I chose the Sweet & Simple one and we absolutely love the way it came out!

Putting a Smile on my Face

Putting a Smile on my Face

We just received this card in the mail a few days ago from Minted. The shipping & handling time was so quick! The card is such a nice, thick material and it feels very substantial in the hand.

Putting a Smile on my Face

Putting a Smile on my Face

I cannot wait to get these mailed out to my family & friends. I just know that they will absolutely love these cards! Are you interested in ordering cards from Minted? It’s totally fun and easy to search their site for a cute card. Using their Find It Fast option makes it so convenient to see your personal photo(s) in dozens of cards all at once, making it a breeze to pick the best choice!

Putting a Smile on my Face

Putting a Smile on my Face

Plus, the FREE Address Assistant simplifies and streamlines the process of addressing all those cards for mailing. Insert your loved one’s addresses into a form online and Minted will address all your envelopes for you! Minted has so many cards to choose from, including holiday cards, birthday cards, invitation cards, and more. There are Foil-Pressed cards, Letterpress cards, Ornament cards, and more. You can also find custom stationery, gorgeous art, and home decor on their site.

Putting a Smile on my Face

Putting a Smile on my Face

Seeing my daughters’ faces and sharing the joy with our loved ones definitely puts a smile on my face!

Now, I’d love to hear from you. What puts a smile on your face? Have you ever ordered cards from Minted?







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 January 5, 2017  Posted by

19 Responses to “Putting a Smile on my Face”

  1. All of these are so lovely. It’s so important to surround yourself with things and people that bring you joy. My kids are my biggest source of joy.

  2. I love Minted! My daughter and daughter-in-law’s wedding invitations came from Minted and we could not have been happier with the invites. I love browsing their website and seeing all the new items.

  3. I LOVE all these DIY projects! I love making stuff myself if I can! I really love that address sign!

  4. Creating brings me so much joy, too! Especially when I have a delicious latte to enjoy while writing and photographing. Thanks for such a happy post!

  5. I can understand why the picture of your daughter puts a smile on your face, it’s because she is gorgeous!
    Happy 2017

  6. I gave up coffee a couple of months ago and only drink caffeine free tea now. I feel so much better and am enjoying most of the different flavors I’ve tried. Thank you for the idea of starting a collection.

  7. I don’t blame you those would all make me smile! I love the diy address sign!

  8. Seeing my kids happy makes me smile. I have never ordered cards from MInted before but will have to check them out for sure. I love that the Free Address Assistant can address all the envelopes for you which makes things so much easier too. Thanks for sharing the things that make your smile.

  9. Never used Minted before, but it sounds like an amazing service. My daughter always puts a smile on my face.

  10. I love how many great services there are to create personalized projects using photographs. I love the smiles on my children’s faces and know that they help put a smile on mine.

  11. That’s a cute magazine holder! I hope to do some projects like that this year! Happy New Year! I hope its a good one for ya!

  12. DIY projects are the best, absolutely love having something old and boring and making it into something completely different, individual and one off. There is so much satisfaction in knowing you did it yourself. I need to spend a bit more time on doing the things that make me smile this year

  13. What awesome DIY projects. I have heard of Minted before but haven’t checked it out yet. Will have to now.

  14. I love your tea collection. I have a tea collection, but it doesn’t look nearly as neat as yours does. I like the flavor selection as well.

  15. You are so creative! Love all your DIY projects and they all turned out fantastic. I wish I am that crafty 😀 Oh and your tea collection is so awesome.

  16. I love your tea collection. I drink tea once in a while and it would be nice to have a taste of different kinds.

  17. I am a crafty gal myself, it is something that brings me calm. I’m also a tea lover, I love it hot or cold but I understand how it gets lukewarm. lol

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