Many of us have been to the beach countless times. I've felt the sand underneath my soles, have had to wash them off my surfboard, and it has collectively made me wiggle my feet (Elaine-dance style!) in efforts to dust them off flip-flops after a glorious day at the beach. Yet I found myself in... Continue Reading →
I found this photo on Pinterest and it brought a gigantic smile to my heart and my dry winter cheeks. I could almost hear the little guy's laughter through his radiant face in this photograph ... and the banana leaf is just priceless. Photo Credit: Kendisan Seruyan
http://youtu.be/QUQsqBqxoR4 Recently, I came across Sara Bareilles' Brave video and something about it made me pause. The fearless dancers, the lightness + brightness that each section was shot in, and of course, the earnest message of the song, simply struck a chord in me. I was smiling the whole way through. On a side note:... Continue Reading →
There are few things that are more adorable than pandas playing on a slide. This completely brought a smile to my face. :)
Tomorrow, I'm going to my very first hockey game, courtesy of our landlord who gave us extra tickets for free. I'm so excited and grateful! While thinking of the Thank You note we're going to send him, it reminded me of this funny Thank You note written by a kid named Flint to a local... Continue Reading →
http://youtu.be/Z0cIj3OPM2k If you're a self-proclaimed cheeseball like me, then you must have a special place in your heart for Journey and their heartfelt songs such as Don't Stop Believin'. It makes me smile every time I hear it, and I welcome it anytime, anyplace. I will crank that radio UP! The fact that Journey found... Continue Reading →
This colorful image in steamykitchen.com inspired me. Although the original idea is about memories, I thought this would be a good (and cute) method for counting blessings this year. When something makes you smile or when something good happens, write it down, and drop the note in your recycled jar. "Upcycled" if you're fancy. ;) On... Continue Reading →
I'm not a super crafty person, but seeing this photo made me go straight to Michael's especially since my 3-year old nephew could not use carving tools just yet. Although I did most of the work, he had a blast painting a mini pumpkin black, determining the shape of the eyes, and admiring his masterpiece... Continue Reading →
There is nothing like seeing a photo of cute little bunnies to make you smile. Even if it's just for a fleeting moment, the day's troubles are forgotten. And for that, I am thankful. How about you? What is your kryptonite? Here's an entire challenge presented by BuzzFeed: Can You Make it Through This Post Without Squealing? ... Continue Reading →
If you have 11 minutes to spare, watch this super fun video. Heartwarming, inspiring, and just plain fun.
The "trend" has come and gone, but every time I see a crafty bento box, I cannot help but smile. If this was packed for me, I wouldn't want to eat it but it will definitely make my day. For those who like looking at ridiculously cute things, there are more bento boxes over here.... Continue Reading →
I know that there is a circle of life. Predators eat prey. Every once in a while, the prey outsmarts not only one -- but two predators at the same time! I find this very amusing. Here's to the underdogs. Or the gazelles of the world.