Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thankfulness: My Weekly Gratitude List

 Hello, Lovely Friend! The heat of the day has finally quelled, the sun has quietly set in a blaze of pinks & oranges, and now I'm happily writing this post while listening to my favorite tunes on Pandora. Although the world is not completely perfect, there are still a multitude of reasons to be thankful for all of the small miracles, beautiful messes, and splendid imperfections.

I have been struggling with stress for the past few weeks. I feel as though a strange mood has positioned itself over my life like a clingy rain cloud. It has been a challenge to shake off, but I'm starting to feel more like myself. I have started to make decissions based on my own happiness rather than to please others. I think it is something I should be doing on a daily basis.

Here are some of the things that are currently making me happy via Instagram. My user name is happytobequirky if you want to be insta-friends! 
Homemade hot fudge sundaes! 

My favorite pictures inside the fold of my filofax

His & hers milkshakes from the retro coffee shop downtown on the night we got engaged

Hello Kitty duct tape to make packing up this summer more glamorous

 The most adorable owl plushies in the entire world

 Bright pink flower blossoms

 My magical phone case from Luxyloli

Venti chai tea lattes on a hot summer day

Stress baking chocolate chip cookies

Being engaged to the love of my life

 Watching Pretty Little Liars & Doctor Who on Netflix with Apollo

Yellow flowers make me feel like it is truly summer

 Playing the staring game with George ( even though I always lose! He is intense!)

This adorable owl mat for my new apartment

My obsession with lace

I'm constantly re-organizing my makeup because I love to be able to see all of my favorite products while getting ready in the morning.

Heart post-its, Gelly roller pens, Revlon lip butter, pink Moleskines, and my Fujifilm Mini Instax camera! 

What is currently making your heart smile??

Lots of love & positive vibes,

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thankful Thursday: BIG NEWS!!

I'm engaged!!!!

I'm still on cloud nine, too. It's been a few days since Zeth popped the question, but all I have wanted to do lately is soak up the positive vibes. 

Before Zeth proposed, I wore my favorite pair of pearl earrings and just had this feeling in my heart that it was a special day. I even texted some of closest friends and mentioned that I sensed something exciting was nearing in my future. Happily, my intuition was correct. Zeth proposed in a romantic lily pad garden where we had one of our first dates nearly two years ago. 

I'm completely in love with my engagement ring. It looks very vintage/art deco, which is definitely the epitome of my taste. Sneakily, Zeth showed me this ring in passing while we were out shopping a few months ago. I told him it was a gorgeous ring, unaware that he had already purchased the ring for me. The matching wedding band is equally beautiful, too. 

We have already settled on a May wedding, so we have at least 10 months to plan and prepare. Zeth has also been accepted into a speech pathologist program for the Fall, so we are going to be relocating in August. It feels like such a whirlwind adventure, and while I cannot wait for the next step, I am completely enraptured with our lives in the present moment. 

Lots of positive vibes & warm fuzzies,

Friday, June 1, 2012

Little Reminder: Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up becuase if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” 

--Marilyn Monroe

Happy Birthday, Bombshell! 

Lots of love & positivity,