Choose :)

 **None of these photos are my own. They were found on Creative Commons.**

I did not plan on posting a second time this week, let alone a followup to that brief post from Monday; however I'm in a really good mood today (the kind where your insides are all warm and fuzzy), have time, and am inspired thus making for the perfect opportunity to blog. Since the sun is shining brightly today, though it's only in the 60s (thank goodness), I've pulled up my big fluffy chair next to my window so I can take in all the rays. The window is cracked also letting in a nice breeze. It's the making for a peaceful productive time. In all honesty, I can totally see why cats like sunning themselves; this is so satisfying and calming!

Not going to lie, this last month has been tough. The times I've felt truly happy, like now, were few and far between. However I don't like living this way. Life is too short to remain unhappy, especially when, to a degree, you have control of this. Being the proactive person I can be when I'm not a couch potato, I knew it was time to make a change. Day by day I am! It all goes back to faking it 'till ya make it. Have you ever been told to smile even when you didn't want to, because if you kept doing it, it'd eventually be an accurate reflection of how you feel? That's what I've been doing. Smiling, laughing, and thinking of all of the things that make me happy. So far it's working! To help me choose ":)" I've decided to write out a few of the things that put a smile on my face:
♥ to do lists
♥ spending time with family
♥ spending time with friends
♥ blogging
My heart aches when I can't blog as frequently as I'd like. I just love this so much.
♥ video production
♥ anything creative
Literally, give me anything artsy or crafty and I'm content.
Fun fact: Since I first started blogging, 400 was my GFC goal. Thank you all so much for helping me reach that and for choosing to come on this journey with me! Now to make a new goal! What should it be?
♥ clothes
♥ shopping
♥ chai tea lattes
They're like Christmas in a cup!
♥ cleaning my work space
♥ organizing my wardrobe
♥ oversized sweaters 
♥ when my dog wags, not just her tail, but her entire body because she's so happy. 
(how she greeted me when I went home for the weekend :'))
♥ bold lipsticks
♥ being single
Don't get me wrong, it's great being in healthy relationships, but I've really learned to appreciate how beneficial it is taking time to grow yourself without simultaneously becoming intertwined with someone else as they grow.
♥ autumn
♥ lightning
♥ french bulldogs
♥ wandering through the woods
♥ cranberry orange muffins
♥ this kind of music & anything on
that YouTube playlist ------------------>
♥ the fact that I've been blogging for
2 years now (as of September 4th)
♥ tumblr
♥ sunshine
♥ my family history & heritage
♥ how everything is a bit greener after
a rain storm
♥ calligraphy
♥ cute illustrations
♥ white carnations
♥ black & white
♥ taking photos 
(and pretending to be a decent photographer)
♥ maple sugar candies
♥ turtlenecks
♥ minimalistic & shabby chic interior designs
♥ Jane Austen books
♥ clever & meaningful poetry
♥ rainbows made by crystal prisms
♥ handwritten letters
♥ looking at old photos

♥ the list goes on and on

I encourage you to comment a few things that make you happy, or better yet, make a post sharing them on your blog (being sure to link me so I can read them of course ;)). Sometimes we all need to take a moment to remember the good things, no matter how small, in our lives.

Have a lovely day and stay fabulous!! :)



  1. Excellent post. I'm your new GFC follower # 405 if you want to come on my blog ♡

  2. I love all the things you picked!
    I'm loving burning winter candles in the evening and having roast dinners! I'm so pleased it's autumn!

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  3. I loveeee season shopping. The season changes and there I go, huge hauls! I love boxing day, xmas, presents, fiancé, wedding planning! :D

    I'm glad you fighting through! Keep smiling beauty!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. its ALWAYS good to be in a GREAT mood :D
    Maliha Rao / Red Alice Rao

  5. Lovely post!
    Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch? Just let me know!

  6. Nice post... Thanks for following, i follow u
    Kisses from Croatia

  7. Loved this post and reading though some things that make you happy X

  8. Hahahaha I wrote yesterday a post about the things I want to do this Autumn to keep me busy and positive! Before reading your post today. Nice post, it made me all warm inside about the great(small) things in life :)

  9. I'm so happy with you and those great things you wrote down in your post :) Keep in touch :) If you want we could support each other by following on gfc, let me know and I'll follow you back with pleasure :)
    Kisses and hugs,
    Marentora :)

  10. Wow a list of things you love and feel truly happy. Incredible ^__^

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