TGIF! Luckily, this week just flew on by for me. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend of doing nothing, and while that sounds good in theory, I'm sure I'll be up to something. I wish I could just veg out and watch tv but I'd get too antsy after a bit. We'll see.
Anyway, due to recent life events, I've decided to share what has brought me happiness each week. No matter what struggles you are going through, there is happiness in your life, even if it's just the smallest thing. I hope you enjoy 5 things that make me happy and I'd love to hear yours.
Coffee--I can't start my day without a cup of coffee. If you're a coffee fanatic, like me, or know some who is, then you MUST try Mix Cups. This is such an awesome idea! Just like the name implies, you get a Mix of the Month box full of hand-picked selections. They have a little bit of everything, ranging from light to bold flavors. It was so fun to see what I got in my box. Not a coffee fan? This would make and awesome and fool-proof gift! Time to mix it up! Find out more about Mixcups at http://mixcups.com *I got to try these out thanks to Brandbacker.com
Veil Illuminating Complexion Fix for Face & Eyes-- Back to the not sleeping thing--another one of my tricks is to brighten under my eyes. It definitely helps. I've been obsessed with this illuminator. I place it under the eyes, sometimes in the upside triangle, sometimes just the dark circles, and then blend it out. If I'm feeling fancy, I use it as a highlighter on the high points of the cheeks, chin, forehead, and down the nose. It is so good, y'all and isn't shimmery. I've tried drugstore versions and none compare to this. Plus it comes in several shades--pictured is porcelain. I got this at Frendsbeauty.com.
Bright Polishes--My Atlanta blogger friend Parker sent me a mani-pedi package with a sweet card to cheer me up. Among the items were these adorable bright polishes. How cute are these? They're Rimmel and truly dry in around a minute. I've painted my nails a different color every day this week--the 5 yr old I take care of chooses the Color of the Day and then proceeds to judge my nails! She was not a fan of the yellow. Today, I'm wearing the red one. We'll see what she thinks! Tough crowd.
Mucinex--Can we give a hand to the creators of Mucinex? Totally gross but I've had a cold this month, and this is the only thing that has been working during the day. And being able to unstop my sinuses makes me happy. I'm feeling so much better!
SPRING, specifically this Japanese Magnolia--When I was back in my hometown earlier this month, everything was already in bloom and it was already in the upper 80s. This is going to sound crazy, but being around all of the colors and the brightness during such a sad time was suffocating and blinding. When I got back home to Atlanta, it was cold and rainy and I finally felt like I could catch my breath. But when spring arrived this past weekend in Atlanta, I was finally ready and welcomed it with open arms. Pictured above is my favorite tree that only blooms for just a couple of weeks a year. Charlie and I stumbled upon it when we found out "secret" park we found over the weekend. I took a million pics of it and this one was on my Instagram. I'm convinced these are all over Heaven. Just so beautiful.
What made YOU happy this week?
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