How was everyone’s Father’s Day? Mine was fabulous. We laid outside all day, had a BBQ with my immediate family, and my three brothers and I sat outside for hours after dinner listening to stories of when my parents just got married. But, with a great and relaxing Sunday comes a Monday. Here are the ten things that are making me smile right now.
After going out almost every night last week and sleeping out more than usual, Father’s Day with my family reminded me just how much I love spending time on my deck with my whole family. Between my dad’s request for a techno CD (for his birthday last year, he requested several CDs… one of which was Lady Gaga…), my mom’s amazing food, and my brothers’ sense of humor, Sunday flew by way too fast.
2) Not being sick
You know the feeling of being sick where you try and bargain with whatever higher force there is: “If I feel better tomorrow, I swear I’ll organize my room like I promised my mom I would? And I’ll drive my brothers wherever they need to go?”? Yeah, that was me last week, so I made sure to take advantage of being healthy again by going out to dinner with my pledge class, seeing old friends, spending time in the sun, dancing, and cooking way too much.
I’ve been looking for a way to download music without converting YouTube videos to MP3 format forever. I had been using BeeMP3, but the selection was limited. When I found out about Zippyshare, I was ecstatic and immediately began updating my iTunes. Which leads me too…
4) Oldies & new-ies
I’m having a Florence + The Machine moment in which I listen to Dog Days Are Over and Cosmic Love over and over. But, besides those two songs, I’m currently loving Liar Liar, Stereo Hearts, Roll Up, Fat Bottomed Girls, How To Love, Hard to Handle and I Remember.
5) Experimenting with different hairstyles
I wrote a post earlier this week about Conair’s clamp-less curling iron, and because of this little device, I’ve been inspired to experiment with my hair in every way possible. I’ve curled it, straightened it, blown it out (which I never do on my own), braided it and changed my part up the past few days. Until now, I was strictly a pony tail or hair down-and-straight girl, so this is a whole new world for me!
6) Being 20… and acting 15
Smoothies have become my go-to for a refreshing, summery, semi-healthy snack. I use FAGE Total 0% Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of Splenda, ice and whatever fruits I’m in the mood for (lately its been a combo of raspberry, blueberry and strawberry) in my fancy Ninja, and in less than 10 minutes, I have an amazing midday treat.
9) Bright nails
It literally took me 20 minutes just to a pick a nail color in the nail salon the other day! There are way too many colors I need to experiment with before summer is over: grayish-green, bright blue (check! Post coming later this week…), electric green, teal, orange, etc. Too many options!
Is there anything quite like the feeling of freedom that comes with a Friday during the summer?
What do you think?
What are the ten things inspiring you right now? Did you do anything exciting this weekend? Any plans to look forward to? Let us know in a comment!