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I feel like I have been running around with my head cut off, but without the accomplishments that should come with going full force, 100 miles an hour. Ever since the engagement (don’t worry, full post with the story and photos is coming!), I have felt the need to figure out everything now; living arragements, career, wedding planning – basically the rest of my life. Hopefully the unnecessary anxiety settles and I can enjoy this exciting time in my life.

Confession time? I have only had two pedicures in my life. I can hear the gasps of all the twenty-somethings that go every other week. I had plans to treat myself today, but due to unforeseen circumstances, aka, I’m broke as a joke, I’ve pulled out my mom’s at home foot spa. And as I always over share, I will tell you that my feet are currently being massaged by epson salt and bubbles in the foot bath. While watching a Keeping up with the Kardashians marathon, of course. Ah, the luxurious life. Next up, an at home manicure. I bought a nail buffer, people!

But, for real, I could get used to this.

Blame it on life being a little more hectic than normal, but today I’m sharing some everyday snapshots, rather than the normal outfit post; just a tiny glimpse into the simple things in life that make me smile.

What are your favorite simple things in life?











// Bloggin on New Years Day // New red boots – a sale I waited far too long for! // New cookbooks // Engagement photo sneak peak // Simple snack // Hats – hard to tell but there are stacks of hats on each hook // A little “Thanks” goes a long way // DIY mugs courtesy of my sister // Celebrating // My holiday diet //

Also, I took these pictures. Ugly Mug has taught me well. Meaning he handed me his camera on automatic settings.

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  1. Gi said:

    Congrats on getting engaged! Also, those red boots are lovely 🙂

    x Gi

  2. RoselyC said:

    That is one more pedicure than me. The snap shots are great. One of my favorite simple things in life is curling up in my bed with a book. i could read book after book forever!

  3. Wore Out said:

    The last two times I’ve gone for a mani-pedi it’s been more stressful than anything else, so your at home spa date sounds fabulous! Oh and those red boots are seriously stunning, so glad you got them!

  4. Morgan said:

    Adorable. Can’t wait to see your engagement pictures – I’m sure they’re going to be EPIC! 🙂 And do try and relax and enjoy this (super exciting!!) time in your life. It really does go by far too fast.


  5. I can’t wait to hear your engagement story! And I think I’ve only had about 3 pedicures in my life… Only one more than you! I didn’t even get one for my wedding since I had closed toe shoes… Anyways, hope things calm down a little for you 🙂

  6. Robin A. said:

    Oooh I like those red boots. I need something like that.

  7. Daphne said:

    i love playing with my dog:)

  8. Carina said:

    Haha reading your posts always makes me smile, you have such a cute kind of humour 🙂

  9. I know that feeling you are describing upon getting engaged. I think a lot of comes from other people when they find out, because I got a lot of “when/where/bridesmaids/decor/theme/etc” like the week after which made me think I was running behind on planning the whole thing. I don’t want to give you yet ANOTHER piece of unsolicited wedding advice (since that is something else you are sure to get in spades) but try to take a step back and prioritize all the wedding stuff in a way that fits into your normal life too. Also, make sure to ENJOY being engaged – it’s so fun but very fleeting! Congrats, lady, we’ve got another Thriving Wife in the mix!

    Strive to Thrive,

  10. EEEEP! Congrats on the engagement!!!! 😀 😀
    Don’t worry, I’ve only had 2 pedicures too….and the second was last weekend, ha ha. And I’ve only had 3 or 4 manicures :p I’m cheap and prefer to do it myself.

  11. Lovely photos, those shoes are so cute! And I understand- I’ve never had a manicure or pedicure! Haha I don’t mind doing my nails at home, although I’m sure it is relaxing!

  12. Mara said:

    congrats on your engagement! Definitely take time to relax and don’t get too stressed out. You just need to take things one step at a time. Date, venue, photographer and then everything else will kind of fall into place. And I prefer at home manicures too although I’m terrible at it haha!

  13. Love the red booties and the mr. and mrs. cups so cute!

  14. Arden said:

    Congrats on getting engaged!! Looking forward to updates on that 🙂
    Those red boots are amazing. xx

  15. Ashley said:

    Congrats on your engagement!! Loving these pics!


  16. norbyah said:

    just catching up with your posts….congratulations on your engagement! how fabulous. love your new year’s dress. i’ve got to get myself something sparkly like that. looks like such fun. filled in your survey (not happy that i’m in the last age bracket)….loving your pics from this post. very nice. totally with you, tavi is the coolest 16 year old ever. hard to believe she’s the same age as the kids i teach…..and yes, i’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off too.

    p.s. love those red boots.

  17. OMG!!! Engaged!? CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!! That is most amazing! Great pictures too but you’re engaged!!!!!

  18. Theresa said:

    I hope everything goes well for you! (: Congrats on the engagement!


  19. The little things amount to the big ones! 🙂 Congratulations on the engagement – cannot wait to hear the story!!! 🙂

  20. Amanda said:

    Getting and engage is a because step, I cannot imagine what you are going trough, but keep taking moments for foot baths and Kardashiams marathon =) Im really loving your booties… and I hope that everything goes find with all your plans… So looking forward to here about the engagement =)

  21. Just found your blog and just have to say I LOVE it!!! Love the red boots and am very curious to your engagement story (OMG your ring, so pretty!!)


  22. Naina said:

    Just take it slow, sip more coffee out of your adorable mugs, and paint your own nails: I, too, have only had two pedicures in my life 😉 What a shocker, but hey, at least I can always choose EXACTLY what color I want!

  23. carina said:

    the mr and mrs cups are lovely!!! this is a great idea!!!

  24. amanda said:

    can’t wait to read your engagement story! congrats!

  25. Congratulations on your engagement! Please keep us posted! P.s. UM, THOSE RED BOOTS. BE MINE.

  26. Taking time to hang with my 3 little furries…Between work/social/blog and repeat…seems the boy and the babies always get the last of me! Such a relevant post love- I’m totally with ya!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such awesome feedback- hope to see you back soon sweets!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  27. Great photos! Some of those foot (at-home) spas are really nice! Well, hope you enjoyed the pampering. 🙂

  28. CONGRATS on your engagement that’s so unbelievably exciting!!! Can’t wait for the deets! also, i’m swooning over those red booties!

    Lady à la Mode

  29. Tiff Ima said:

    I love those Mr and Mrs. mugs! too cute.

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