Wednesday, January 10, 2018

It's The Small Things

For what ever reason it always seems so easy to fall into the trap of concentrating on all the negatives in life and the big picture thing we don’t have; i.e. new car, next job promotion, latest trending fashion piece, etc. Ironically in my experience it always seems like the more positive thoughts you have the more positive things that come your way {I’m starting to think that karma is a real thing…} and it is the small things that eventually get you to that big step you are working towards.
After the New Year’s we all have the intentions along the lines of working out, eating healthier, reading more, and just overall self-improvement. For me personally it is always hard to get right on my New Year’s Resolutions just because there is still so much going on after New Year’s and so much to catch up on; I usually don’t even get a chance to start on my New Year’s goals till about the middle of January.

Lately I have noticed in my email, twitter, and social media some are already starting to fall into the trap of negative think, being way too hard on themselves, and even already viewing  2018 as the year that they just isn’t what they thought it was going to be. We are only 10 days into a new year and it is never too late to make a fresh start. So, Just because the first 10 days weren’t all that great doesn’t mean that the next 355 day can’t be fabulous!

Even on my worst day I always make a point to find a few bright spots that happened during the course of the day, even if it is something as small as receiving a funny text or finding some of my favorite flowers at Whole Foods.

Today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite small things/moments and I would love to hear some of yours!

An unexpected cup of hot chocolate

The first snowflake of a snow fall

Snow day pictures on Instagram

The smell of fresh flowers

The crackling of a fire

Finally winning a Words with Friends Game against that person that always manages to beat you!

The warmth of my favorite coat

Anthropologie and J. Crew sales

Starting a new book and turning that first crisp page

Finding a new dress that is basically perfect for any occasion

A nice compliment

Randomly finding my favorite movie on TV

Not having to skip over any song on Spotify/Pandora because the station is so on point

Weekend brunches

Funny texts from friends

A new pair of shoes

Attempting to do the cat eye eyeliner effect and it turns out perfect on the first try

Christmas lights

Cheese pizza on a cold night

Spending time with the person that can make me laugh till I cry

A perfect hair day

Amy Grant Christmas music
Dinner with friends


Freshly baked cookies

My dogs {aka my fur children}

Climbing into bed at night with a peaceful mind


  1. I agree it's never too late for a fresh start, lovely post!


    1. Thank you! Happy to see you enjoyed this post!

  2. I wish I had a spirit like you do. Nice post ♥

    1. Everyone does you just have to find :) Happy to see you enjoyed this post!

  3. I do think it's extremely helpful to look at the positive side. There is way too much negative anyways, and it just doesn't help!!

  4. I love this! It's so important to appreciate the little things!


    1. It really is! I hope you are having a wonderful start to 2018!

  5. Great post girl! I love all of these small things. It's such a good reminder to appreciate everything!

    Amber |

  6. Thanks for sharing your favourite small things, they are all great! :)

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read! Hope your 2018 is off to a great start!

  7. que bonito, y las botas son una monada!
    Muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog guapa, te espero por mi nuevo post, mil besos!

  8. I love appreciating the small things because they do really matter.

  9. I love that you have a positive mindset and embrace the every day things that people tend to overlook. That is my mantra too and it does make a difference!

    1. Love it and yes, it really does make a difference!

  10. Love this post!! An unexpected hot chocolate and weekend brunch is always nice!!



  11. Love this! Yes to positive thinking! I'm a huge believer of karma, and always try to stay positive (sometimes it's hard).

    1. It can definitely be a challenge sometimes, but in the end it always seems to work out better if you stay positive!

  12. Thank you! I will be sure to check out your blog!

  13. What a nice read. And I say yes to new pair of shoes and cheese pizza on a cold night! That's two of my favorite things. ha!

    Jessica |

    1. A new pair of shoes an cheese pizza definitely brighten up any day!