Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [#18]

Hello + my lovely friends.  I’m feeling good this Sunday + and I’m just thankful for another week + and I’m uplifted by a beautiful post from Beutiflee.  Thanks for the constant inspiration.

My daughter told me [the other day] that she liked my previous Sunday post about doing something that brings you joy before you do something that’s daunting or a chore. This helps you power through it. Like fuel … your feeding your happiness tank to move you through your tasks + and that feeds my soul + and keeps me posting on this blog.  Every time someone receives encouragement from my Sunday post … even if it’s only reaching someone I know is what I need.  It’s my push to keep going.

This weeks question or task [depending on how you look at it] in the journal says … “List the things about yourself that you don’t need to change.”


  1. My determination
  2. The way I communicate
  3. Diffusing situations
  4. Compassion for others
  5. Daydreaming
  6. The kid inside
  7. My focus
  8. Making things pretty
  9. Being classic
  10. Talking too much

TAKE ACTION:  Set a reminder on your phone or calendar to reread this list on this day one year from now to remember all of the ways that you do love yourself and are proud of who you are!

We all need positive affirmation + and as I mentioned above … it’s fuel.  I need to feed my soul or top off my happiness tank. I love the “Take Action” exercise + and I’m setting my reminder today.  There are some things on this list that I used to be ashamed of + and there are things that others have cautioned me about.  I learned a long time ago that I’m not going to let anyone else put out my fire [so to speak].  Don’t let anyone eclipse your sun.

Being able to talk to people from all different walks of life is a gift + and I refuse to be ashamed of it.  There are times when the kid inside me shines through and it’s what I need + in that particular situation.  The biggest thing for me on this list [which may surprise you] is daydreaming.  I will never ever stop daydreaming + because maybe … just maybe … I can parlay my daydreams into reality.

goodrich, daydreaming

With that + I’ll close my post today.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog + and with each post for this list + I hope that I can bring some of my happiness + and or wisdom to someone in need + because if you have happiness + and joy in your heart + you spread that happiness + and joy to others. – [Know Thyself] Wye


Snowy Friday

Hello Friends … and happy snowy Friday! I can’t believe we got our first snow yesterday. This weather is crazy. I’ve been busy [not busy] + planning for my Mom’s visit for Thanksgiving. Just the moving around of items + and preparing the room has been a task. I know that come January + I must get rid of some things. It was also a busy work week as this is the last week folks are in town before the holiday + so we’ve had double the amount of meetings. I say bring it on + so I can get them over with + and have a nice smooth December.

I also had a benchmark this week with my blog anniversary … and I look forward to sharing more good things in the coming year. Here’s a snapshot of last week.

nov 16 week

Thinking about Thanksgiving … do you decorate your table? I haven’t done a full-blown tablescape but I really want to try something on a small scale. Here are a few ideas for your Thanksgiving table.


[1] Festive Tablescape + Jenni Kayne
[2] Green & Copper Tablescape + Bless er’ House
[3] Autumn Tablescape + In Honor of Design
[4] Classic Table Scape + Style Me Pretty
[5] Modern Thanksgiving Table + Anna Bode

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today + don’t forget to “like” + “comment” + and “follow”. Stay warm + and have a great weekend.



October Favorites

Hello Friends … and my how time is flying. We’re not even at Thanksgiving + and already stores + and television commercials are pushing Christmas. I just want to stop and enjoy November before I rush through full-speed to Christmas. With that being said … the cold weather came sooner on my side of the globe than usual.  In October we were at a high of 40 degrees on most days which is lower than the usual 60. I love the cold + but my skin was not ready + so I had to up my moisture game for October.

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My lips have been really suffering since the cold weather has come sooner + so I’ve basically stopped using lip gloss [which I LOVE] and I’m just using lip balm … day and night.

EOS Smooth Stick is light + and can be used during the day under your lip gloss. I like the coverage but it doesn’t last long [for me].  I use this in my morning and evening skin care routine.

Farmacy Honey Butter is a 100% natural lip balm which I love. This lip balm is my 2nd favorite. The coverage is excellent + and it’s really good for dry lips. This is my go to when I’m outdoors.

Sephora Coconut Lip Balm stays in my work bag. It has a great texture that’s perfect for daytime or for your evening routine. The package is 100% recyclable [which is impressive] and it has a light scent.

Bite Agave Beauty Balm is hands-down my absolute favorite [#1].  I needed a heavy lip balm for night time + and this is it.  I got this in a sample size when I purchased my other balms + and I’ve already gone through the little pouch [my full-sized balm is coming soon]. This lip balm is heavy + but it also heals cracked lips + which I tend to get from time to time when it’s cold. My sample came with a companion lip scrub + but the balm is all I need.

My face is also getting the brunt of the colder weather + and around my nose and under my eyes are always dry + so I’ve switched out my CerVe for a heavier day and night cream.

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream is perfect for the colder temps. It’s a heavier night cream + but it never leaves my skin greasy. Again this is a heavy cream so it may not be good for everyone + if your interested check Ulta Beauty for a sample. My skin is extremely dry around my nose + so this cream is helping to reduce the amount of redness and peeling in that area.

Mario Badescu Hydro-Moisturizer with Vitamin C is my daytime face cream. It’s light enough to wear under my makeup + and the Vitamin C nourishes my skin from the acne treatments that I use + diminishing the dark marks that acne tends to leave behind.

I’ve including the links to all the products in the descriptions but if you would like links to all my favorites [listed on the blog] … check out my “Shop My Wish List“.  As always thanks so much for visiting my blog today … and don’t forget to “like” + “comment” + and “follow”. — Peace —



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