1.27.2011

Favorite Things

Since I have been working around the clock like a mad woman, it is reassuring to surround myself with beautiful things. It calms me down, and helps me to realize that beauty is attainable in all aspects of our lives. These are a few things lately that are making me happy, making me feel beautiful, and getting me through this busy season.

Finding a matching vase to these at Jamali Gardens at a thrift store. Nothing better than a vintage, mirrored vase for $5.00
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Monday nights are the best. My favorites are Chantel, Emily and Lisa. (Please can he pay more attention to Lisa? Even despite her frizzy hair.)

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This paper is so beautiful, it belongs on a wall not a gift in my opinion. It is on its way to me, and I can't wait to put it in a vintage gold frame I found at a thrift store. It is the most beautiful print I have seen in a long time. I want to eat it.
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This trench in black. My Valentines Gift to myself :)

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The idea of Anthropologie's wedding line. Six months too late for me, but it is still exciting.Photobucket
Sonnets From The Portugese. One of my favorite wedding gifts.

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Nothing too big, but all of these recent things encourage me, and make me happy.

What is making you happy? Please tell.

18 comments:

Ana* said...

I love the happy colors on the print. Anthropology wedding line? I am glad they finally created a line and happy I might get to wear it someday :)

Have a nice Thursday!

Brissa said...

oh the bachelor....
i just wish crazy face michelle would get kicked off already. she's making utahns look psycho!

Sist and Sist said...

that paper is gorgeous, as is the trench! :)

7upkels said...

No no no no. Emily. Emily. Emily. And what's with the race car date next week?

I LOVE that trench. I love all the clearance sales right now too. JCrew - additional 40% off? I spent way too much of my paycheck this past week!

Christa said...

love the trench coat...and that you get yourself a valentines...why not? We should, it is the holiday to show love and who better to show love to than yourself?! what has made me happy today is watching Autumn play with a new toy we got her last night...it's a little piano and she loves it. It's so cute. She actually sings little notes here and there while playing it.

Diana Smith said...

I love the Bachelor! Such a great show full of juicy drama! And that paper is really pretty!

annie said...

oh, i love that print, and i'm loving the idea of a valentine's gift for yourself... genius! :)

Rissy said...

love the "valentine's gift" to yourself... I'm going to have to be my own valentine this year too!

Heather said...

I saw Kevin the other day, and it made me really sad that I can't run into you on campus anymore. We alreay need to play again. Invite me over to see your new place maybe? and I really like the vases! I need to get some of those

Mallory Camille said...

Mandy, that print is beautiful! My new new bow ties boots are really making me happy. P.S. I would love to raid your library and discuss poetry...after watching the bachelor of course.

_kArLy[*] said...

awh! i love these! the necklace i just posted in my blog is something I NEED cause it makes me happy, of course! reading mandys blog, going to inspirational speakers, taking good photos. all things that make me happy!
-karly

Katie said...

this is kinda strange, but I bought some shrimp cocktail at the grocery store b/c it was on sale and sounded really good, so that's what's making me happy :)

Shalyn said...

Oh man, Lisa is so GORGEOUS and seems so sweet and they hardly show her? What is with that, Mandy?! Maybe you could ask your new bff Gia!;-)

Brittany said...

I'm loving my new blouse from gap and attending Peter Pan at BYU. I've decided to take more little breaks from my stresses, and it's been wonderful.

I love that print/wrapping paper as well. I want to see it when you have it up in your home!

Julie Carol Standley said...

womak makes me oh sooo happy aswell.. Lisa and Emily are lovely. but i think he is going to pick Chantal O.

Catherine Anne said...

I love that paper, it really is gorgeous. And the trench coat. You have great taste! Things that are making me happy this week: looking through the Fossil magazine, Charlie St. Cloud, brightly colored scarves, thick mens socks, and smoothies/protein shakes.

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Annie said...

That print is gorgeous!

The Webbs said...

oh i love lisa too! seriously she is hidden in the background all the time. cutest blog, we have a few mutual friends so i thought i would drop by. darling!