Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Top Ten Things I Love About Springtime!

(I snapped this picture with my iPhone camera, if you can believe that!! This beautiful cherry blossom tree has been hiding under my nose all winter! I actually pulled my car over on the way to class in order to snap a picture!)

Hello, Sweetpea!! I don't know about you, but all of this lovely weather has me dreaming of tea parties and lots of lazy days out in the sun. I've always had a deep love for the warmer months of the year. There is something enchanting about a warm evening filled with cool peach tea, a midnight picnic, and a lazy tune playing in the background. 

Springtime is such a magical time of the year. I am noticing lots of green grass, colorful blossoms, and birds of all variety. There is a cardinal nest in my backyard, and I squeak with joy whenever I spot the beautiful red feathers flying past. I also have a small hummingbird feeder on my back porch. I'm completely spellbound by the tiny hummingbirds who bravely venture onto my porch to sip at the feeder. 

While doodling in my inspiration journal, I wrote a short list of the top ten things I love most about Springtime.

10. Pastels

9. Roses

8. Gardens

7. Sundresses

6. Tea parties

5. Strawberry Lemonade

4. Baby animals

3. Rainy days

2. Sandals & wedges

1. Hummingbirds

What is your favorite thing about Springtime?

Much love & positivity,

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Little Reminder!

I know! I've been an extreme blogging-slacker. On top of my out-of-control schedule, I received some very stressful news from my doctor last week. While it's not a definite diagnosis, I have been sort of an emotional plane crash lately. It was not my intention to stay away from my blog, but I really needed some time to cope. 

I'm determined to stay positive about everything. I realized that I have a strength within me and it carries my through when I think I'm about to fall. I just wanted to reach out to anyone who is struggling or going through a lot in their lives. Just know that you are not alone. 

Sending lots of positive vibes your way!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Things I Heart!!

The weekend is winding to a halt and the start of a brand new week is looming over us. I have always tried to make my mondays, which are typically packed with stressed & chaos, marvelous days filled with adventures galore. When I first ventured into the blogging world, I wrote a short feature intended for the beginning of every week. My theory has always been that if we start out the week with a positive attitude, we are less likely to let all of those little things that tend to pop up at the beginning of the week get to us.

Many blogs I read on a daily basis have a feature based on all of things currently rocking their respective worlds. "Things I Heart" is a similar idea from many of my blogging colleagues, but with my quirky spin it will be motivation to kick start my week with inspiration & positivity. 

Crocheted owls from my friend, Alicia. She is seriously talented at making adorable crocheted creatures. 

Feminine bedding such as Gaga for roses from Wake Up Frankie.

Red Velvet Cheesecake brownies. Here is an awesome recipe.

Hot Pink Satchels such as Cambridge Satchel Company's The Fluoro.

Statement rings (Source Unknown).

George, my fuzzy partner in mischief. 

Chalkboards such as those by GloryBDesign.

China Glaze for The Hunger Games. I must own Luxe and Lush!

Motorcycle boots such as these Mexican Lace-up Stud Boots.

Twirl by Kate Spade(Instagram photo).

Tea Kettles such as the ones by ModishVintage.

Make your Monday Magical!!

Sending lots of positive vibes your way,

Collage images borrowed from pinterest. All other images sourced or personal.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

10 Things I'm Really Into Right Now!


10. Sunflowers

9. Heart post-its

8. Moleskine journals

7. Instax cameras

6. Unique umbrellas

5. Pet sweaters

4. Peach bellinis

3. Fine point sharpies

2. Vanilla bean cupcakes

1. Colorful handbags

What are you really into right now?

Lots of love & positive vibes,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Peek Into My Life: Instax & Instagram!


Hello, Lovely Friend!! I recently purchased an Fujifilm Mini Instax Camera, but I have yet to post any of my pictures. Above are a few of my favorite snaps from the past week. I love how imperfect the photos turn out, especially when when you try to cram several people into one picture. I have many pictures of just my lips, a friend's eye, and another friend's hair. It's so random & hilarious. 
1. Betseyville Yummy Treat Cosmetic Case
2. Apollo enjoying our heating blanket

3. Non-fat Chai Tea Latte
4. Ice cream date with my besties

5. Oklahoma City Memorial
6. Oklahoma City Memorial Momento Wall: "May all who leave here know the impact of violence."

7. Swiss chocolate birthday cupcakes
8. Baking cupcakes

9. Happy Valentine rose from Zeth
10. "Owl Always Love You" wall art from Zeth

11. Betseyville Heart Tote
12. Valentine's Day cupcakes

13. Ice cream with my sweetie
14. Obsessed with sharpies

15. Kate Spade cosmetic case
16. My grey converse sneakers

17. Tea roses
18. Came upon this inspiring sidewalk chalk message

19. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers
20. Apollo loves to nap on my bed

21. Betseyville Kiss Me Cosmetic Case ( I bought several cosmetic cases off eBay for all of my travels)
22. Bath & Body Works Minis of Pink Chiffon

What have you been up to lately??

Lots of love & positive vibes,