tuesday made me smile.

seeing how much it had snowed overnight.
morning coffee with my love.
morning coffee with my love.
seeing how much it had snowed overnight.
look how much it had snowed overnight!
my cozy little work corner today.
my cozy little work corner today.
snow + tree = beautiful, heavy branches looking like they're covered with white blankets.
snow + tree = beautiful, heavy branches looking like they’re covered with white blankets.
a warm scarf & good music playing through my funky headphones as i walked home.
a warm scarf & good music playing through my funky headphones as i walked home.
my love's smile when i brought her flowers.
my love’s smile when i brought her flowers.

did something make you smile today? what was it?

wishing you a peaceful and smile-filled tomorrow.

dear prudence.

a little music for you: Jim Sturgess – Dear Prudence

celebrate something today. anything. whatever. even the smallest thing. drink a glass of wine. hug someone you love. share a smile. write a funny note. spread some sunshine, even if it’s raining. look around you. it’s another day. and we’re alive…

so, live it up! happy thursday, friends!

peace.

march photo a day: week 1

as i mentioned in a previous blog post, i’ve taken up the challenge to post a photo a day using my instagram app – the challenge is to not only post a photo a day, but to follow the suggested theme/word for the day. the photos are also to be original photos taken on the day that they are posted (come on, no cheating by uploading an old pic from some file on your computer or saved on your phone.). since many of you don’t have instagram, and i’m not linking all my social media all over the internet, i thought i’d share my photos once a week with you. the first week in march has now passed (seriously? already?) and here is my installment of my original, taken on the given day, following the theme, instagram photos from this week. *smiley face*

day 1: up

zola’s fav morning activity:  looking up at the birdies.

day 2: fruit

riding on the train to stockholm/uppsala last friday, i snapped this shot of an apple. most swedish families are well-prepared with (healthy) snacks when they travel. i am not one of them. well, i’m not swedish either, so that’s my excuse. hehe.

day 3: your neighborhood

 24 hours later, after a day in uppsala, a trip to airport, & a day in stockholm we made it back home. this is my neighborhood at night.

day 4: bedside

hanging out bedside. cozy & warm early sunday morning.

day 5: smile

 my love is all smiles after buying a new keyboard. and i’m all smiles because i get to listen to her play & sing. ♥

day 6: 5pm

 as the moon was beginning to rise at 5pm, we walked home after a day of touring & shopping.

day 7: something i wore

 showing off my new, little, turquoise earrings.

so far, so good. it was fun finding things to photograph. now. wish me luck with following through for next week. and check back next wednesday for week 2’s update! in the meantime, take some time to slow down & notice little moments & glimpses of beauty all around you – take a picture in your mind or snap a photo with your phone/camera. then, share them! i’d love to see what you see from your perspective!

happy wednesday! peace out, peeps.