Before finding this article I was already in the process of digitally journaling my gratitude everyday. As of 5/19, I have a 10 day gratitude-challenge going with a friend of mine and we’re on day 6. For me this article says it all. Normally, upon first reading something like this I’d be thinking, “well, that makes sense, that’s inspirational, and I can see that”. But! I wouldn’t  physically do anything about it.  And since I am already in the process of doing something about it, I can see the positive affect gratitude journaling is having on my life.  For example, for the last 3 days the weather in NY hasn’t been the greatest, mostly rain and gloom.  However, for the first time in a longtime, I am not adversely affected by what I’d normally deem as poor weather.  I actually woke up this morning and a few other morning full of energy and ready to start the day.  I didn’t realize it until today after chatting with my nephew about the “great” weather they’re having back in the midwest (sunny and warm) that I am totally fine with this gloom and rain. So I am grateful because though it is rainy and gloomy I still feel great, happy, and I am enjoying my day. I am so grateful I had to share it in hopes that in will inspire all of you too!

What are you grateful for today?

You can find the original article here.

Thanks for reading.

Nails, Nails, Nails…

1. Channel’s Orange Fizz, $32.00

2. NYC’s Time Square Tangerine, .99¢

I change the color of my polish quite often, so I’m glad I can easily find polish that will bring me colorful happiness to my nails without breaking the bank.  I have tried expensive nail polish and I have tried inexpensive polish and found that the key to having a finnish that is shiny, pretty, and professional looking is to use a quality base coat (just about any clear quick-dry  topcoat is fine).


1. I found this image on Pinterest months ago, unfortunately, I don’t know where.

2. I found these  on Cannelle Et Vanille’s blog, here, her work is so beautiful, yummy looking, and inspiring.  Plus, I am dying to get to the South of France by year’s end.

3. This model is smoking hot and I am happy to finally see more melanin in Jcrew’s pages, thank you, Michelle Obama.

4. I love the color green and these days mint green keeps grabbing my attention and making me feel very happy.  I would love to have this Anthropologie watch, so pretty!