On Sundays I Smile - Week in review May 22nd

This week I'm starting a new feature called On Sundays I Smile. Inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Monster Cakes, I thought it would be nice to share moments from the past week that inspired me and gave a deeper glimpse into my daily life outside of what I wear and my thoughts regarding fashion and style.

So...today I review the past week and I Smile. And I share these moments with you.

Frozen yogurt with extra fruit, coconut and extra chocolate chips - my favorite warm weather dessert. There are so many self-serve frozen yogurt places not far from my house and I don't think there's anything better that mixing up my own concoctions every week. Fruity Pebbles? Caramel sauce? Crushed Oreos and cherries? Bring it on.

A new Salvation Army opened near me this week, and it was there that I discovered an abundance of glossy vintage 1970's furs and what has to be the sequined motherlode - two things I have a deep thrifting fetish for. Cue grabby hands.

However,  despite my NEED for both, it was this 1950's fox stole that went home with me. Yes, that's three foxes strung together - little heads, tails and all. Husband thought it was morbid. I consider it wondrous.

Crafting with my oldest twin Josh. We made tissue paper leaves and acorns and little animals made out of pom-poms and popsicle sticks and glitter glue. I am reminded every day that the moments we share while he's still little are too few. It's inevitable that he grows out of crafting, but for the time being, I'll take every opportunity I can get.

Violent spring and summer storms are a regular occurrence here in Texas. I'll admit that a day of rain makes me morose and introspective and eager for nothing more taxing that a nap on the couch. But a rainbow peeking through clearing skies kind of makes a stormy day worth it.

Now it's your turn: What are some things that made you smile this week? Grab my button (created by Kate of Divergent Musings - HUGE THANKS to Kate!) and blog about your Sunday smiles; share your weekly smiles in the comments; or smile just because it makes you feels good.

While I'm smiling, here's what went down on Dress With Courage this week:

I'd also like to take a moment and welcome all my new followers.

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  1. I'm late with my comment -- your post on control freakism was so dead-on! It is so interesting how it shifts around in our lives, from food to money to wardrobe . . . and on. I'm practicing the Letting Go and See What Happens today. Great cat pic : >

  2. i love this whole post. you're so inspiring, you know that? truly.

  3. yummmm....that dessert looks amazing! I thought of you while I was out thrifting last weekend...they had sequin/beaded tops at my Goodwill! Funny how you have never met someone but through blogging you feel a connection. How cool right?

  4. Cool post. I may have to link up sometime!


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