Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Topics - 10 Things That Make Me Happy

Being a brand new blogger, I figured participating in a link up (hosted by Life. Love. Lauren. & Austin Family Diary) would help me introduce myself into the blogging world.

I have being brainstorming a bunch of different post ideas, but I'm the type of person who won't publish something unless I know that it'll be perfect (ugh). So I think this link up will help me establish myself while letting everyone know a little bit more about me!

Please bear with me while I'm still trying to figure out my design and the direction I would like to take this blog!

Today's Topic: Ten Things That Make You Happy

1. Waking up naturally by the sun, not having to rush to get out of bed, and just enjoying the moment of serenity that a new day brings.

2. Finishing a series I love on Netflix. Well, this is kind of bittersweet, but sometimes I get to the point where I'll actually stop watching a show just because I don't want it to end. When I actually finish one, it's definitely an accomplishment!

3. Warm weather and spending the day in it. I've been so excited that it's been nice out recently, and I can't wait to enjoy this upcoming four day weekend!

4. Catching up with old friends. After moving to Pennsylvania, keeping up with my friends from high school is definitely a challenge. But thankfully there's social media and cell phones to bring us all together.

5. Window shopping. I'll be honest, spending money sort of makes me nervous. I'm always afraid that I won't have enough money or that I'll regret my purchase a few hours later. But I absolutely love shopping! So window shopping and getting to try things on are a solid middle ground.

6. Cuddling with my puppy, Raven, in bed. Or just cuddling in general. My boyfriend and I are huge cuddlers, and the fact that we managed to find a puppy who loves to snuggle as much as we do.. it's like the perfect family. Plus, she's just adorable!

7. Being taken out on surprise dates. I love it when my boyfriend go out to do something homely (like grocery shopping) and he surprises me by taking me out to ice cream, dinner, etc. It just makes boring errands so much more worthwhile.

8. Coffee. My favorites are International Delight's Mocha iced coffee, a Java Chip from Starbucks, or freshly brewed & hot Folgers with hazelnut creamer.

9. The feeling of being in love. Absolute bliss.

10. Daydreaming about the future. I have so many things that I want to do in my life and sometimes it feels like it's been taking too long for my life to begin. But it's definitely important to step back and enjoy life right here and right now.

With Love,


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Monday, May 20, 2013

10% off at Sperry Top-Sider!

It's National Safe Boating Week, so Sperry's Top-Sider is offering 10% off your next order & is donating a portion of the proceeds to the National Safe Boating Council. It's a win-win!

Use promo code BOATSAFE13, but hurry - it expires on Friday, May 24th!

Here are some of my favorites right now:

I really do need a pair of white sandals, and these are definitely a great alternative to buying a pair of all white flip-flops that will get dirty in a few wears. I'm really loving the pink ones too!

Can we just take a minute to look at how adorable these shoes are? Blue is one of my favorite colors to wear, so I would definitely invest in some shoes that have a splash of blue in them!

Again, with the blue. But this color was too cute to pass up!

I love anything and everything nautical. As if boat shoes weren't nautical enough, the navy blue is just the cherry on top.

I'm a huge fan of animal print. I'm also a huge fan of shoes I can wear with multiple outfits. Keeping the prints nice and subtle is the way to go.

Yellow is my favorite color and I love shiny things. Plus my school colors are yellow & blue, so I think I can get away with wearing lots of yellow.

And just for good measure... here's the world's most adorable key chain.

Have a happy Monday!

With Love,


Friday, May 17, 2013

Welcoming Summer

I don't know about you, but when the weather starts warming up, I always feel like going out and doing something, even if it is buying carpet with your boyfriend - yawn. But sometimes, you'll get lucky and get to have fun afterwards!

The day turned out to be wonderful! We shopped at Ollie's, ate some pizza from Papa John's, played a round of mini golf, ate some candy, then did some lustful house shopping (a.k.a. pointing out every single nice house to each other on the way home.)

I thought the course was so pretty!

They even had a whole claw machine full of candy!
Okay, okay, so we suck at mini golf.

We've only gotten a touch of warm weather here in Pennsylvania, but I'm soaking it up every chance that I get!

With Love,