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Mini Obsession: Little Stars and a Printable Freebie

Today I'm having a mini obsession with stars...sparkly, pretty, perfect little stars.

And now here's a random little story for you lovelies...

Remember when you were a kid and your teacher would place a little golden star sticker on your paper for a job well done?  Well, I didn't get a lot of gold stars in my younger years.  I mean I always tried my hardest, but was an easily distracted child and I'm sure it showed in my work.  In any case, I decided that I really had earned the gold stars that everyone else was getting but I wasn' I started to steal them from my teacher's desk (bad, I know).  Each day I would go home with my shiny little star tucked away in my pocket and first thing in the door at home I'd race into the bathroom where I would stick my little pilfered treasure in a pattern on the glass (along with all the other stolen stickers). I don't know how long this went on for, but one day my mom said something to me that stopped me dead in my tracks: "Your teacher is coming over for dinner tonight."  Oh how my poor little heart somersaulted in my chest!  I immediately set to work peeling, scratching, and scrapping off as many stickers from the bathroom mirror as I possibly could.  I don't remember if I got them all off or not, and hindsight I'm sure Miss Wendy would have thought nothing of my sticker collection.  But to me it was like Edgar Allan Poe's, The Tell-Tale Heart...and I just knew for certain that I would be found out.

My mom still has the mirror...and it makes me smile every time I think of how it looked covered with stolen golden stars.  : )

And now, even though it's cutesy and probably doesn't fit with the rest of my starry picks above, I made you all a little printable freebie that I hope you'll enjoy.  My daughter suggested the smiling moon idea, and I think he turned out pretty cute.  The PDF includes two designs per sheet.  One is meant to be printed as a mini dream journal cover (simply print | cut out | insert scrap paper inside | staple or sew along the fold) and the other is for use as a card (or notebook). 

You can find more freebies, downloads and tutorials from past posts right here.  Enjoy!  xox Ez

Reader Comments (14)

Aww....what a sweet story hun! That breaks my heart, thinking of you in there trying to scrape of all of the stars! So sweet.....I love your picks above(those shoes-yowza and those earrings are divine) and that sweet, SWEET little card and cover! You are so good to us!xoMelis
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
You get a gold and silver star! Thank you! :)
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Oh, Ez, I loved your star story. I did so many similar things as a kiddo!
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSal
Oooh! Who knew you were such a rebel girl with such a bad side! =) I just have to say, thank you for sharing that story. hehe And I love that compilation of the shoes, lipstick, etc. It's very cool. =)
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShanon
You are adorable. Love your star picks, your story, and the darling download you created. xo
I would pillage a village for those star shoes. Those are fabulous!
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
That is hysterical! Do you tell your daughter this story... or is this one for when she is all grown up? :-)

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTravelingmama
Oh those shoes are gorgeous! And I just found a few pair on ebay in my size-thanks!!!
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
How cute! Love your mini obsession with itty bitty stars :)

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy
Such a cute story! The card is lovely!
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTartelette
What a sweet story! It actually brought tears to my eyes, because I can just see you (or myself) as a child so afraid of being found out! The fears of a child are remarkable things.
June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline
I love the stars and sparkles. The lipstick photo is amazing. Thanks for sharing all of this. : )
June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhiannonM
I love the sweet story you shared. Aren't we so funny as children. I think you need to start decorating another mirror again!

And thank you for such a fun and inspiring blog, I have really loved going through it!
June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Trott
Thanks so much Katie! That's a great idea! I will have to plan to decorate a new mirror once we are settled into our new home! Thank you for the sweet idea! xox Ez
June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEz

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