Thursday, January 30, 2014


FEELING: I never realized I was someone who needed sunshine regularly to flourish. I blame Hawaii for my reliance on sunny weather. After a handful of gloomy days, I clicked my heels when the sun finally returned on Wednesday. I felt inspired and happy. I imagine the way I felt inside looked something similar to this print from Colourbox Boutique.

LISTENING TO: It's no secret I'm a BIG fan of Sara Bareilles, and "Brave" is clearly one of m' fave jams—maybe even a personal anthem. My love for the song was kicked up a notch after Sara teamed up with Carole King and performed a medley of "Brave" and "Beautiful" at the Grammys last Sunday. Say what?!? As a child, I can't tell you how many weekend road trips were spent singing along to Carole King's greatest hits. I just love that two of my favorites came together for such an incredible performance.

THANKFUL FOR: Last November, Kaylee of Kaylee Daily emailed me about exchanging fun packages with one another. I loved the idea and jumped at the opportunity to send each other a box o' happy! Throughout 2014, we'll be alternating months and sending one another random boxes filled with pretty little things. Kaylee kicked off the new year and sent me a box for January. It was packed with glittery nail polish, an amazing bracelet, lip scrub, and a scarf. It was far too kind and was a total bright spot in my week! I can't wait to assemble her box for February. This is just SO much fun!

THINKING ABOUT: My sister's birthday is on Sunday. Woo Hoo! I'm SO excited for her packages to arrive; I think I have more fun picking out presents. Anywho, Aubrey got her wisdom teeth removed yesterday, and I have a feeling she could use a little birthday cheer! In fact, she'll probably want to get the vacuum ready because both boxes are chock-full of confetti. Oops!

EATING: Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I have a feeling these cooler Texas temps will soon be a thing of the past. Naturally, I've used the cold weather as an excuse to make some of my favorite soups. This week, I made a quick and easy Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup. It's perfect for dunking a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. What? I never said it was a healthy meal!

WATCHING: While Flyboy was away, it didn't take me long to get caught up on m' shows, so I ended up watching Breakfast at Tiffany's on the iPad. I'm starting to think that every night should end this way. Beesly was invited into bed with me, I put on my favorite pajamas, made a cup of peppermint tea, and we fell asleep to the sound of Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. How divine!

LOVING: J.Crew's new arrivals have me sporting a double-barrel grin. Yup! Now, if I could just prioritize my wish list (and maybe win the lottery...). I'm thinking a trip to the store is in my future this weekend. My fingers are crossed! As always, I'm intrigued by the latest selection of wovens (button downs, popovers, etc.), and that silk snood is calling my name. 

What about you? How are you feeling today? What are you up to?
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