Thursday, February 20, 2014

she thinks . . .

I'm linking up with Jen from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for Thursday Thoughts.

Photo Source: Lina Fong Instagram
She thinks: This woman is amazing!  Each day Lina Fong posts photos with her doing yoga poses that are out of this world.  She is seriously, ridiculously talented. Her son is adorable and each photo is pure perfection, with simple  space, clean lines, and authenticity radiating through. My favorite photos are when she does her "stop, drop and yoga," and she immediately stops wherever she is and does a pose and snaps the photo.  The best was when she did a pose on the arm of the couch while her son squeezed his fire truck through. If you are not following her on Instagram then you are definitely missing out.

Speaking of yoga, I made a big decision/commitment that I am excited about, anxious about, happy about, worried about, and any other adjective you want to throw in there.  I registered for yoga teacher training to become a certified yoga instructor.  This is big for me.  To be honest, I never saw myself actually teaching yoga.  In fact, I only started to do yoga a few months ago, but already I am obsessed and just can't get enough.  It requires a significant time commitment and I feel anxious about the ways it will stretch me both literally and figuratively.  I hope to have the capacity beyond my own to embrace this exciting journey!

she watches:  I saw this video last night on fabfitfun's website and oh how I adored it. Rick Mereki spent 44 days, traveling 38,000 miles, across 11 countries, just to film this one-minute video that is awe inspiring.  The concept is simple, but wow, what an extraordinary video. Oh and don't blink at :28. Clap clap!  

Over the holiday D and I saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. At the time, D and I were just so/so on the movie but it's funny how many times we have referenced it since. There is a wonderful underlying theme about living life to the fullest and it's so inspiring.  Oh and the soundtrack is great too! And the point to all this, is that it reminds me of the splendid video prepared by Rick Mereki

she hears: Thunder.  Today is perfect weather.  I am pretty sure that I have the opposite of SAD, because the rain absolutely inspires me and makes me feel so alive! Today is one of the gloomiest days yet, with thunder so loud the entire house rumbles and I LOVE IT!  Which is part of why my blog has a theme of creating happiness and making sunshine.  This is happy place.  A place to come and be inspired, receive a cup o' light and think positively. 

She hears: The Piano Guys. And I've added another gem!  The Piano Guys newest video filmed at the Midway Ice Castles. I absolutely adored the movie Frozen and the soundtrack, but these guys knock it out of the park with their Vivaldi rendition of "Let it Go." Beautiful!  Take note of the iced over piano and ice sculpture chello too. 

Brighton Floral Tote

Brighton Floral Tote Purse
Inside Print of the Brighton Bag / Lovely, right?

she carries: my new Brighton bag. Found in an airport on ultra clearance!  I am ecstatic!  How fun is this happy print? 

Running Like Honey Boo Boo Child
Photo Source Unknown
she laughs: This totally reminds me of myself despite my best efforts. I laughed out loud!  It's the type of thing my sister would pin so I know she will appreciate this. Here comes Honey Boo Boo! Don't even get me started on the time I sat next to Honey Boo Boo's mom on a flight to Iowa. Er, I cannot confirm that it was Honey Boo Boo's mom, but if not, then it was certainly a close relative. I will save that fun story for another day. 

doTERRA Grapefruit Essential Oil /
Grapefruit Essential Oil
she smells: Grapefruit.  Look at me "creating" my happy day. I love my essential oils!  They have completely transformed my life and allow me to be the person I was born to be. I start off each morning with a mug (always fun and sassy like this foxy one) full of hot water and a few drops of whatever essential oil I am digging for the day. I like it better than tea.  Lately I have been enjoying grapefruit. The benefits are real!  It is refreshening, energizing, and definitely detoxifying. Want to try some for free?  Message me below and I will send you, yes, a FREE sample. No obligation.  I just feel strongly that everyone should get the chance to experience the amazing benefits of pure essential oils

Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy Cream
Photo Courtesy Influenster
she feels: Crabtree and Evelyn Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy Avacoda, Olive & BasilI received this as a freebie from Nordstrom recently. I have never been a huge Crabtree and Evelyn fan, but this may have my mind changed.  It is so fantastic on the hands and has such a great light scent. Perfect for dry climates or just a pick-me-up for your hands. 

What are you thinking about this Thursday? 


  1. That lotions sounds amazing! I need to go pick that up!!!

    1. Seriously! I had my doubts but it is fantastic. If you liked the Jen Hip you mentioned on your blog awhile back, then you will definitely love this and the scent is truly unique and fresh. Perfect for bringing on spring.

  2. I love that Brighton bag! What a great find!

    1. I know, right!? I felt so lucky! I don't even think they are selling that print anymore, but it's perfect for spring.

  3. Love the finds!! When is your next post going to be?


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