It doesn’t always feel worthwhile, but not giving up somehow creates unexpected meaning over time. “
I know my birthday was over a month ago, however I find it necessary that I share some of the amazing gifts I got from some wonderful friends…
1. This bird tree clock is not only beautiful but it was also made from wood that was from the original Coney Island Boardwalk.
2. As if this amazing mug wasn’t enough, it was paired with german hot coco.
3. Although it isn’t filled YET, this handmade jewelry box is an excuse to buy things to put in it! Not to mention it is adorable.
4. UGH, how can I not be obsessed with this candle holder and the peppermint smell my apartment is now filled with?!
5. My new giraffe iphone cover! I am pretty sure I cried when I got it.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to my wonderful friends for all of these wonderful gifts.
Here is yet another Friday Favorites edition of things around my apartment…
If there are times I remember most from my childhood they are those spent with my mother while driving around in her old gold Buick. Being in the car as a kid, even if it is only for a grocery run, still feels like a 5 hours road trip. Luckily my mom would pop in a cassette tape and we would belt our faces off to the sold gold oldies. Growing up with a mother so obsessed with oldies, it is only natural that a big majority of my vocal inspiration (besides Disney of course) came from these lovely women…
Eydie Gorme. Connie Francis. Keely Smith. Patsy Cline. Leslie Gore.
CLICK HERE, to listen for yourself.
Here is a look at some of my favorite things around my apartment…
SO I have been a busy bee. However I am back with a lot to say! The topic of now: New Years Resolutions.
I’ve never been one for New Years Resolutions. In fact, the only one I ever made was in 6th grade and it was to stop eating chocolate. This lasted for about 3 weeks until I (not thinking) ate an ice cream sandwich, which then resulted in hours of crying out tears of guilt.
WHY?! My question is why do we do this to ourselves?! Why do we set up a new year with promises that seem impossible to keep and we pretty much always end up breaking. The even bigger question is… WHY do we choose this day to “improve” our lives? Why can’t we all just realize that we can better ourselves and enjoy life more everyday?
Tonight I had dinner with a friend and we discussed this topic of New Years Resolutions. We talked about how people set these ridiculous and awful resolutions for themselves and how they are almost always typical. Also, people who set these extreme goals for themselves usually expect results of happiness right away, in this case…expect to fail. Now, I don’t mean that I believe all resolutions are a terrible idea but I do know that a lot of resolutions are unrealistic.
By setting resolutions we are giving ourselves the idea that we need to change because the person we were the year before wasn’t good enough. Instead of “changing” ourselves, why not think back on the year before and remember the times when we were truly at our happiest and continue to make time for those moments and the people/things that make them possible?
Santa brought me the most beautiful red riding hood coat and since my birthday happens to be the same day as Christmas, my parents (also) gave me a wonderful new camera. I was a very happy girl. I must say that I was most excited to see my how much my parents enjoyed what I was able to get for them this year.
Hope everyone had a great holiday and has a wonderful and safe new year.