August 27, 2009

Oiseaux + Ole Rattlesnake + Operation Nice

Friday! Yippee! Are you looking forward to the weekend? I hope your Friday swims past fast so the weekend comes quickly for you...


I have been looking for book plates for my boys to use in their school books, and these ones from

Oiseaux are my favourite so far...

Sold in packs of 24, Shelley, the creator of these goodies, uses vintage book illustrations to create these 'plates' - some are personalized and others are left blank for you to write in names yourself or to use in gifts. You might recognise some of these covers from your own childhood...

There are so many lovely ones to choose from....have a look:

(images from Oiseaux)

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Ole Rattlesnake

Nothing like ending the week with a touch of 'Stache humor : )

Lindsey Clarke-Ryan from Ole Rattlesnake has these smile makers in her Ole Rattlesnake store...I'm not too sure if The Warm Fuzzies card (2nd down) was a reference to moustaches, but I do think if fits quite well (he he). enjoy!

(images from Ole Rattlesnake)

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When I was working in the city I would always pop my parking ticket (if it had time left on it of course!) back into the pre-pay machine, so that the next person who went to pay for parking would get my ticket for free... I never realised that this small 'act of kindness' had become a 'movement'.

Operation Nice is a website dedicated to encouraging individuals to be proactively nice -

"Don't you love it when people go out of their way to be nice? Like when someone waits to hold the door for you. Or when a stranger waves you into a line a traffic. Or even when a coworker shoots you a friendly smile along with a "have a nice day." If everyone was a little bit nicer to the folks they encountered each day, perhaps the world would be a more pleasant place. Operation NICE was initiated to remind you that a little NICE goes a long way."

I was thinking how sad it is that we sometimes need to be reminded to be nice, how we forget that one simple gesture can make someones day, or even change someones life. Operation Nice is a fun and inspiring place to be reminded and encouraged to continue to make this world a nicer place - yay!

The Nice website has a collection of downloads and printables to get you on your way to random acts of kindness - I love it! I think I will print some of the notes and go on a mission with my boys so we can spread some nice around together...

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

See you Monday for P! xxoo

1 comment:

kreachr said...

Funny you should post about Operation Nice - I got a dose of Nice myself today :-) Received some hand dyed fibre for spinning in the mail from a lovely lady in Dunedin that I've never met. Really made my day!