If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile now, you’ve probably heard me say that a grateful heart is a grateful heart, it doesn’t matter if it’s a really big thing or a really little thing that you’re grateful for. Today I’m feeling grateful for a lot of little things…
Warm, sunny days and local walks. The weather in Nashville has been nothing short of gorgeous! The forecast for this week is mid 80s and I am one happy camper. I am a big fan of hot weather so 80s and 90s are my kind of summer days. There is a walking trail that goes behind our house/neighborhood and alongside a river and it’s SO beautiful. Christian and I walk about an hour each day. (Gotta stay fit for my brother’s wedding in a few weeks!)
The perfect summer nail polish color. It’s true. My heart is grateful for this nail polish. Ulta’s Nail Lacquer in Fuchsiamania is my new favorite pop of pink polish! Note: the color shown in the link is not quite the true color so I’ve included a personal pic of it below. This polish is AMAZING. Aside from the awesome pink color, this stuff goes on so smooth, dries quickly, and is chip-resistant. Oh, and did I mention it’s ON SALE right now for $2.00?!
Organization. Does anyone else actually truly enjoy organizing rooms? We had a rainy day last week and I spent literally hours in my office, organizing all of my crafts and papers into plastic bins and labeled folders. Christian kept asking me if I’d rather go out to eat or, you know, do something FUN but my Type A-ness was all too happy to find a spot for each little item. My office is SO clean now!
Our backyard. I can’t tell you how many years I dreamt of one day having a backyard… you know, with GRASS and TREES, and a deck I could actually sit out on and just… sit out on. Living in Chicago for so long and not having an outdoor space made summer evenings not quite as enjoyable and I am so thankful for our deck and backyard in Nashville now! We also found out this week that we have a rose bush in our front yard…
*no filter! Would you look at that crazy awesome color?!
Movie Previews. Christian and I saw Insurgent this past weekend and ugh, I was pretty disappointed. I felt like the acting went way downhill compared to Divergent. Shailene Woodley was great, as she always is, but I wasn’t as impressed with the rest of the cast. Regardless, my favorite part of going to the movie theater is actually the previews. Anyone else?! The previews are just really exciting and it’s hilarious to listen to the audience say after each one, “Oooh. That looks good, we gotta see that.” Every time! Ha! Can we talk about the preview for the movie Max though? For the LOVE, within SECONDS (no exaggeration) I was crying. Like, trying not to bawl my eyes out. Looks like I’ll have to watch that one in the comfort of my own living room.
New friends in the blogging community. I had such a fun time with all of the gals who took part in the virtual Blogger Pow Wow Hangout last night! This community ROCKS and I’m so grateful to be a part of it!
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What are you grateful for?
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