Things bringing me joy this week

The perfect chocolate croissant and coffee in the early morning.

The pinkish hues popping up everywhere lately.

Talking with my Tootsie and feeling transported back to dorm nights when life was full of carefree happiness and self-reflection.

Rubbing my sleeping son’s chubby little baby toddler feet in the palm of my hand.

Asking Glenn if he would still hold my hand when we’re old and wrinkly and him responding, “I solemnly promise to always hold your hand.”

I’m still working on my “theme” for this year. I haven’t quite found a word (or phrase) that encompasses everything I want to work on, but I’m getting there. Until then, I figure I’ll just bask in the things that bring me joy.

All the Lovely Things: Rainy Friday

It’s finally Friday, hallelujah! Not sure about the rest of you, but this week DRAGGED on for me.

This weekend should be full of fun things in preparation for Christmas, lots of wrapping presents and baking cookies. Glenn also went above and beyond in planning our Friday night date, and got tickets to our first hockey game! I’m so excited to finally experience one, we’ve been meaning to go for years now.

There is still a whole day before we reach Friday afternoon, however, so here are some things that I’ll be focusing on to pass the time.

San Diego is experiencing one of the three rainstorms we get a year. While temperatures are remaining in the 60’s (sorry rest of the US, with your snow storms), we are still wimps and want to stay locked in our warm, cozy houses while the fireplace roars. We don’t have a fireplace, but still feel super cozy once we play this video on our tv and crank up the Christmas music. T-8 days people!

fireplace

Burning Fireplace

I just found out that Flowerbomb came out with a limited-edition holiday packaging, just mere days before Christmas and well after I gave everyone my wish lists. Ugh, so sad. Look at gorgeously sparkly it is.

perfume

Victor and Rolf- Flowerbomb 

Found this recipe for White House Eggnog through an article from one of my favorite bloggers. I’m not usually a huge fan of eggnog, but there’s something about this recipe that just calls to me (might have something to do with the 24 ounces of liquor in it though).

white-house-eggnog

White House Eggnog 

I have never seen a more accurate shirt. There will be a lot of sustaining tonight.

motherhood-shirt

Motherhood Shirt 

All the lovely things: Coffee

I can only be so introspective before taking a break.

In the daily chaos of life, I find a bit of refreshment in finding things that are lovely. Little pieces of sunshine in my day.

These are a few from this week:

I’m currently smitten with pictures of flowers and coffee. I’m not quite sure what the attraction is, but it’s pretty dreamy isn’t it?

Wildflowers and coffee

http://www.whitepick.de/

Also breakfast in bed (which I have accepted will never happen and I’m not even sure I would like eating in bed, but it’s still nice to daydream, right?)

Breakfasthttp://bippityboppityboo.tumblr.com/

Okay- so a lot of my happiness seems to come from coffee.

So. Much. Happiness.

You know what, we’re just going to stick with coffee as the theme for this week’s pretty things. Because I’m the author and I can do that.

Lion Coffee

http://www.hawaiicoffeecompany.com

I first got this when I was on maternity leave. My boss is originally from Hawaii, and he sent this over as a congratulations gift. It was, hands down, the best maternity gift ever. Not only because you pretty much live off caffeine at that point, but it’s just really that good.

Well he got it for me again for my birthday, because he’s awesome. So this in particular has been making my mornings totally worth waking up for (because, as we know, I certainly haven’t been having breakfast in bed.)

Also, Ina Garten is making new episodes of The Barefoot Contessa! SO excited!

Ina

https://www.instagram.com/inagarten/

Finally, don’t forget…

Sparkle

http://indulgy.com/