All things happy

All the happy things from the day:

Instagram and Pinterest for the car ride.

Pretty sunset.

Getting to Chicago after a LONG car ride.

Stopping at Starbucks and eating petite vanilla bean scones.

Truffle Mac n Cheese….I love food a whole lot.

Eating at the Melting Pot! Have I mentioned that I LOVE food?

My sleeping bag.

Fun people with me!

All Things Lovely

When things seem like winter or when you’re going through a season wandering in the desert, finding lovely things seems a far stretch let alone even possible.  At times, I’d rather just curl up under the covers and hide from the world.  Other seasons, though, seem to burst at the seams with all things lovely and that’s when I fight to not expect the bottom to fall out.  Being intentional about taking a moment to simply enjoy the lovely things while they’re here and to not anticipate the next season of drought becomes so necessary.  So, today, in the midst of the busy parts of life, I’m going to find three lovely things and report back tomorrow about what I found.  Maybe I’ll see the sunset or find a butterfly or make a craft or eat delicious food or take a nap or sit with someone I love or laugh until it hurts or dress up pretty or write a letter or paint something wonderful or browse pinterest….I don’t know yet, but I’m excited to see how this day goes!

What has been lovely in your day?

31 Days

There’s this little thing that I jumped on board last year with and enjoyed quite thoroughly!  Since I’ve been quite absent from the blogging world, I thought why not tackle something fun like this again…so welcome to…

31 Days of filling my life with all things lovely, beautiful, and happy…

I wanted something fun, easy, happy, and with enough different topics that I wouldn’t get so stuck on one topic or theme.  I’m pretty excited about this and I think it will fit right in with my word for the year: Celebrate.  Plus, I think we can all use a bit more of these three things in our lives.

So, let’s do this thing.

Are you participating in the 31 days and if so what’s your theme??

p.s. I updated my blog theme and I’m kind of in love with the balloons!