Saturday, March 21, 2015

Things That Make Me Smile

smile!

Hello friends. I know it's been awfully quiet in my corner, but these past couple of weeks have really been stressful. Here lately, I've been feeling kind of down. I'm normally a very cheerful person, but I've found myself moping around for the past few days. So, in an effort to cheer myself up, I thought it might be nice to post a list of things that make me smile. So here goes...

1. Finding new music or rediscovering old favorites. Lovely Day by Bill Withers has always been one of my favorite feel good songs.




2. Spending time with my family. They drive me crazy sometimes, but I love them all so very much and I honestly can't imagine my life without them.
3. Knowing that...

I'm a child of GOD

4. Bubble baths. Bubbles have a wonderful way of melting the stress away.

so cute

5. Wind chimes blowing in the breeze.
6. Coffee



7. Hearing the words, 'I love you.'
8. A good read... (I just finished reading this cute, inspirational story.)

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9. Windows... I know, probably not what you were expecting, but there's something about windows. I mean, it could be the view, the actual window or the pretty curtains framing it. It's kind of hard to explain, but it definitely makes the list.

LittleTinker

10. Bear hugs.
11. Watching an animated movie.



12. Chocolate... No explanation needed.



13. Walks in the park.
14. Flowers
 
flowers

15. Funny pictures that make me laugh.



Now, I could go on and on because I've really just scratched the surface here. Don't worry, this post is long enough as it is. It's just that there are so many more things that put a smile on my face and the funny thing is, just thinking about them did just that.

So tell me, what are some of the things that make you smile?

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy what's left of your weekend.

Challenge Yourself ~To do more than just exist,LIVE …Do more than touch,FEEL …Do more than look,OBSERVE …Do more than hear,LISTEN …Do more than listen, UNDERSTAND …Do more than think,PONDER …Do more than talk,SAY SOMETHING …Peace & Blessings, Our Journey to Balance 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Monday!


Well, my youngest daughter just recently had a birthday. She's 21 now! Of course, she was excited to finally be able to have a glass of wine with her dinner. As for me, I'm still getting over the shock of having a 21 and a 22 year old now. There are days when I just sit and wonder where all the time went.

And speaking of my youngest, she spent the whole day with me yesterday. For lunch, I made a very simple salad. I only used 5 ingredients, spinach leaves, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots.



I like to sprinkle a few sunflower seeds on mine, too... yum.


Since I finally picked out lamps not long ago, I've been working on styling my end tables. My end tables are small, so I knew that I didn't want a cluttered look. I really admire how some people just have a knack for putting things together. It takes me forever to figure out how to arrange things, so I try not to rush when I'm decorating. I try to take my time and find things that I really love and even then sometimes I'm constantly moving things about for days or weeks until I have that moment where something just clicks and I'm satisfied with the way it looks. Anyway, this is what I've come up with so far.


... But don't be surprised if things are rearranged different in a future picture. That's just how it is in my world.


Oh and in case some of  you were curious, I put my little dog on the other end table, next to the bowl of potpourri.



After lunch yesterday, I lit the scented candle that I picked up from Target and we all enjoyed a movie night, or movie afternoon, rather. So, my weekend was laid back, which was a good thing because I have a pretty busy week ahead. I also missed an entire week of blogging so I will be visiting with everyone today and trying to catch up. I hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by... :)