In middle school, happy faces were considered to be ridiculously cool. And they were everywhere! On necklaces, keychains, t-shirts, mood rings...everywhere. At that time, my collection of happy face inspired items started. I remember that at one point, my room had happy face containers, an array of happy face necklaces, rings, stick on earrings, shirts, patches, pins, and stuffed animals. I loved happy faces a lot. Over the years, many of those items were tucked away or donated. (Though the holiday-inspired happy face stuffed animals have remained and come out for various holidays.) Imagine my surprise and delight when happy faces - and all things 90s - came back in style. It reminded of how much I loved all of those adorable yellow happy faces in my youth. Lately, I have been embracing the past and have welcomed a few new happy face items into my life.
These happy face items were purchased at my favourite discount store, Winners. Another discount store that I love is Marshalls, and during a recent trip to the mall, I was able to pop in and find a few hidden treasures. Like a new pair of sunglasses, a purse, and some odds and ends. Take a look at this Mini Mall Haul on my YouTube channel for a closer look.