Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Little Things Make Me Happy

Good morning, friends! After the roller coaster of the past few weeks, I was able to relax and not do too much this past weekend. Thursday night Bryan and I went out to dinner with our small group for the first time since the beginning of the summer. It was also our first time in weeks to actually get to sit down at a restaurant and enjoy a meal. Our anniversary was while my mom was in the hospital, and though we left for a little while to go eat dinner at a local favorite restaurant, it was hard to relax and not contemplate all that was going going on at that point. I cannot believe that fall is right around the corner and there are still so many summer outfits in my closet that I haven't gotten to wear.

Last night I went out with some of the girls (and Nick) to celebrate Dr. Ash's birthday. We had a great dinner at a local restaurant; my tuna was perfection. It was nice getting in some girl time and celebrating with my sweet friend.


As I've been going through boxes, unpacking and repacking, it has occurred to me that there are a few that I really like having for myself to use on a daily basis. You know, those things that make you feel special and girly, as simple as they might be.

Soap. This might seem odd to you, but there is something about good-smelling, special soap. Honestly, go buy yourself some sort of soap that makes you happy and you will always come away from washing your hands with a smile on your face. See, it's the little things in life that can add pleasure to your day. At Christmas I was given some NEST liquid hand soap and it is now among my favorites.
Skincare. When twenty-five hit and that first little wrinkle began to show I knew it was time to take the plunge and invest in a good skincare regimen. Why I didn't start it sooner I will never know. Lately I have gone through a number of products trying to find my favorite of each. Natura Bisse has the best eye creme I have used in a long time. The eye recovery balm is new, and I have been switching between it and the diamond eye extreme. Worth every penny, ladies. Do your self a favor and find something that works for your skin type. Your skin will thank you now and down the road, too.

Robes. In the summer I opt for a light-weight silk robe, in the winter I like something heavier that will keep me warm when I hop out of the shower or first wake up. My all-time favorite robe for using year-round is a waffle weaved robe that is monogrammed. Mine came from a local store, but I think the ones in this picture are the exact one I have plus they are on sale.
What things are part of your daily life that you enjoy but may not always think about?


  1. I am so glad you were able to have a relaxing weekend. I have been praying for your Mom and hope she is feeling better each day. Loving all of your outfits. That tuna looks amazing! I'm also looking for a new eye cream and need to check that brand out you recommend.

  2. You look adorable and that food look delish.

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  3. Love that outfit in the first pic! Super cute. What things are part of my daily life that I enjoy but may not always think about? Gym dates with the BFF, daily gchats with friends that don't live close, and COFFEE!

  4. I love you first outfit! Glad to hear that you are beginning to be able to relax some!! I'm with Megan I love COFFEE it is the essential start to my day but I also love having good red wine, not necessarily drinking it but knowing that it is there for any kind of special occasion!

  5. Love that outfit with the striped shorts - you look perfect in it!!

  6. I'm about to hit my mid-twenites (eek!) and have decided to get serious about my skincare regimen to have the best looking skin possible. I've been trying a zillion different products, but have really gotten into the philosophy brand (I love their eye cream). I'm still searching for a good moisturizer, so if you have any suggestions send them my way!

  7. Girl you are Hot Momma
    I see you are begining to relaz so that only means your mom is doing alot better and that aweseome. Im going to try that soap Im a smell fanatic

  8. So cute!!! The food looks yummy and it looks like lots of fun! Erica

  9. You are just the cutest! I absolutely am obsessed with your first outfit. Hot pink/coral paired with black and white is my favorite combination! I hope your mom is continuing to do well!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful relaxing weekend girl. That hand soap looks nice. I recently came across a great bath soap scent from L'Occitane called cherry blossom. It's really a nice soft scent.

  10. you look great girl! Love the outfit and the bag! Glad to hear you Mom is doing better!

  11. You look awesome:)and you have some great skin care tips there:)

    have a lovely week dear

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  12. So glad to hear you had a good weekend, and that is the cutest outfit with the striped shorts! I have become a huge candle fan over the past few years. :)

  13. cute outfit! Ans dinner looked amazing.