The Smaller Things in Life

A post sponsored by MINI Richmond.

Ever since The Anthology teamed up with MINI Richmond to give you a MINI (click here to enter!), I’ve been test-driving the Roadster, which is, oh, about half the size of the car I usually drive (and yet still big enough to fit my lankiest friend). And it got me thinking about the smaller things in life. You know, the things that come in small packages yet have a big place in your heart.

Top of my list? My cat Estelle Getty. Underneath all that fluff (and pudge) is a tiny little creature who curls up on my lap and keeps me cozy all winter long. Kind of like a fur-covered hot water bottle. Except louder.

New nail colour. While lipstick is a go-to pick-me-up, you can’t see your bright red lips when you’re sitting at your desk. But you can see a rainbow at your fingertips.

Antique tins. I use them to hold pens, paperclips, pushpins — basically all my small, but key, office supplies.

Paperback books. I’ve been resisting the urge to get a Kindle or iPad because I like the feel of reading something real. I like that they get dog-eared. I like that you can share them. I like that they’re small enough to fit in your purse. And I like to think that if I write a book one day it’ll be made of paper too.

Handwritten notes. The more email I send and receive, the more I appreciate note-writing. Going to the mailbox seems so quaint, doesn’t it? Which reminds me of another one of the smaller things in life: postage stamps.

Want a MINI to be one of the smaller things in your life. (Obviously!) Click here to enter to win a MINI for a year plus a supersized MINI Adventure from MINI Richmond. Then up your chances by sharing your entry on  Facebook  and  Twitter @MINIRichmond (#MINIadventure). Contest ends November 30, 2012 so rev those entry engines.

Good luck!

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  • Reply Alex November 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I’m on a little bit of a nail polish binge myself. I’m not sure what makes me think it’s okay to spend the amount of money I do on nail polish, but since I haven’t figured it out I’ll continue to makes my nails pretty. I love vintage tins too. I find the best ones in the most random places and love to store little notes in them all around my home. Love this post!

    xo Alex

  • Reply Chelsea November 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I entered! Love your pictures

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon November 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Alex — I’m an enabler when it comes to nail polish addictions!

    Chelsea — Crossing my fingers for you!

  • Reply camille November 28, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Your cat is named Estelle Getty. That is marvellous.

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