As the week winds down and the stress is just starting to subside I come home and crawl into bed to get some more work done.  With all the stress and work I still have to do I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the small comforts in life.  The small things that make you smile even on a bad day.  You know what I mean, the stuff that may not look the best but makes you feel wonderful.  For me it’s my mickey mouse shirt from when I was 3 (it used to be huge), my grandma like slippers, and my blankee.  So I’m just going to go out there and say it, I’m 24 years old, independent, fully employed and I still sleep with my blankee.  
So I get home today and see my blankee sitting there waiting for me and realize, this is what loyalty is all about.   Being there for someone, no matter what.  My blankee has seen all my worst moments, absorbed all my tears, traveled with me to college, and always makes me feel better.  
So for all you ladies (or gents) that have your blankee or teddy out there, these pictures are for you!  

“For nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'” – Velveteen Rabbit 

This is Babbers, a gift from one of my cooperating teachers after student teaching.  

 A new patch I sewed on.  I went and found vintage fabric to make sure it matched. 🙂 

One of my favorite patches.  

Cheers to being “real” 🙂 

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