Feb 18, 2011

little joys in life from the week

Happy Friday!

Thank you for all of your reflective comments
on my last post. I shed a few tears and some smiles
reading your responses and 
soaking up your words
about some amazing love stories
in your own family's' lives. 
We are truly blessed to have grandparents
and elderly people in our lives that show us and
have showed us in the past what love truly
means, don't you think?! 

Each week I find little joys that bring a smile
to my lips or just brighten up my day.
A lot of them are materialistic, but under
the materialism is a deeper meaning for me.
I might be craving some chocolate, trying on
some high heels, or receiving flowers from
my love but all of these things remind me
of the little joys in life and how you have to grab 
a hold of these moments and truly cherish them.

Today I've been munching on some 
 that I had discovered that my parents
"tried" to hide away. Well, they are hidden no
longer because I have been snacking on them
and they are sooo good! Oh boy do I have a chocolate
sweet tooth sometimes. Plus they remind me of
Hawaii, oh how I yearn to return to Maui!
You've got to try them if you haven't. They are so
delicious and super addicting. New chocolate addiction!
My mom and I went on a chandelier hunt for when
we are able to redecorate my room.
It looks like the carpet will be in during the next
three weeks and after that we can put this 
delicious chandelier up and start putting
my linen, and beige loveseat in the room as well
as the day bed, European decor, and more.
I'll take pictures to show you the progress;
I'm beyond excited to test out my Interior Design
skills! Believe it or not we found this chandelier
at Lowe's and it was very affordable - $130.
We are going after this sort of look in regards
to the love seat and burlap pillows...
Going back to chocolate, I managed to also get some
delicious ice cream {it has to suffice since I can't get
frozen yogurt in my town - it's quite a ways away.}
It reminded me of Cold Stone which has a bit more
calories than frozen yogurt but it still is yummy!
 The day my mom and I went hunting for the chandelier
we also stopped by T.J. Maxx where I had some fun
trying on some heels.
Can you believe these 
Jessica Simpson beauties
were at least five inches in height? 
I no longer wear heels just because
I'm trying to preserve my feet for
the coming years {I know you must think I'm crazy}
but my alter ego allowed me to slip these on just for
old time sake and I have to admit 
I felt very sexy and tall!
My camera phone didn't take the best photos.
I tracked down a "real" image on the internet
to show you these beauties because my pictures
just didn't do them justice. Now that I am looking
at them I want to buy them even though I've
sworn off heels. Hmm, now I want them! ;)
You can buy Jessica Simpson's Waleo Blue 
Suede Pumps at Dillards for $89.

So since I decided not to buy the pumps
I opted instead to buy a pair of JS
sunglasses for only $12! I think
they were originally $55 or so, so
that was a great bargain to me.
To add to the randomness of this post I loved
the flowers that I got from BK on Valentine's Day.
Check out the pretty pictures I took.
Love my flowers. :)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Our weather in Utah has been so random - one day
in the 50s and the next in the 30s and snowing!
Tomorrow I get to spend some time with my
Grandma so I'm looking forward to that
and hopefully I'll be meeting up with a new
bloggy friend early next week as well,
I just love the relationships that are developed
from our amazing blogging community!

What are some of your little joys in life?

Have a happy Friday and even lovelier weekend!

XOXO,

34 comments :

  1. Sierra ~
    Ohhhh girl I love the things
    that you are picking out for
    your room ~ I went to Pottery Barn
    yesterday and Anthropologie
    just to soak it all in and then try
    to recreate some of the ideas but
    less expensive ~
    TJMaxx is fun ! I LOVE those heels !!
    I wish I could even begin to walk
    in those ~
    Have a great day !
    Lori

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  2. Sierra ~
    Ohhhh girl I love the things
    that you are picking out for
    your room ~ I went to Pottery Barn
    yesterday and Anthropologie
    just to soak it all in and then try
    to recreate some of the ideas but
    less expensive ~
    TJMaxx is fun ! I LOVE those heels !!
    I wish I could even begin to walk
    in those ~
    Have a great day !
    Lori

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  3. Sierra you're making me swoon with all this pretty stuff!!!

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  4. I love this. Such a great post!

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  5. As always a great post girl. :) And I can already see you eating chocolate and really really enjoying it. :D I saw JS flats at Macy's and loved them. Didn't buy them though. Now I wonder why not. :( Haha. Hope you are having a fabulous Friday girl. :)

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  7. Lately my little joy has been having extra time off from work trying to use up my vacation time before it expires at the end of March. Today it will give me some time to take a walk in the warm sunshine.

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  8. chocolate cheers everything up! ;) hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. a chandelier hunt? that sounds like a lovely time!

    www.benchesandchandeliers.com

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  10. Um, those JS shoes are amazing! But I totally don't blame you for wanting to give your feet a break.

    I bought a chandelier too a few months back but someone hasn't hung it up yet. We were kind of waiting to see if we would have a girl because if we did I wanted it in her room. I can't wait to have it hung because I just loooove the look of them. I'm so excited to see your room when you're finished! xoxo

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  11. I love chandeliers! They look so elegant. Those heels are sooo cute!

    p.s.
    I left you an award on my blog :)

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  12. Yummy choices & beautiful flowers. Just loved your Valentines post too.
    This week I am taking the small joy in...that its a 3 day weekend and although it it pouring rain here, high wind watches its going to be time spent all together hanging out!
    Happy Friday to you! ~Theresa

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  13. I got some pretty shoes today. :) I love the chandlier and couch. Your room is going to be so pretty!

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  14. I love the new glasses - and I am with you about preserving your feet. :) I try to wear flat shoes whenever possible.

    So glad BK got you those beautiful flowers - I know what you mean about certain things just taking you to a happy place. Enjoy the snow and chilly weather! Must be cozy!

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  15. I have ALWAYS wanted a chandelier in my bedroom! Nate and I are planning on hanging one once we get out of apartment livin'.

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  16. I would wear crazy high heels if I could but my won't have any of it!!!

    I know how you feel about the choco covered mac nuts...they're to die for! SO addictive!

    Have a great weekend missy!

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  17. Such fab picks you did! I just read that Jessica Simpsons fashion empire is now worth billions. I really think it's great that she found her calling and did so well!

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  18. A chandelier for your bedroom, omg?! I love absolutely love this. I saw so many (in very random places) while on my trip in r Europe. And what a lovely post. I didn't read your last post however, I hope all is well. And that you are happier today.

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  19. A chandelier for your bedroom, omg?! I love absolutely love this. I saw so many (in very random places) while on my trip in r Europe. And what a lovely post. I didn't read your last post however, I hope all is well. And that you are happier today.

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  20. Well, I just one thing to say.
    This is an intense page.
    I love the color, the visualization, the images, the texts.
    It has attitude.

    EDUARDO

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  21. This weekend was a great one, I finally got around to spending time with my best friend and watching Black Swan...the movie left me drained and tired, and I don't know if it's just me..

    About the sweet tooth, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!

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  22. This post just filled me with happiness, girl! It also made me want to go grab ice cream!

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  23. Those shoes are amazing! I don't wear heels either, mostly because I am tall and heels make me feel like an amazon woman!!

    I have been obsessed with chandeliers lately and that one is just beautiful! I want to change out our light fixture and put one up!

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  24. Those heels are pretty gorgeous! At least you got yourself a little something though :)

    I love chandeliers and I've been wanting one for our lounge room even since we moved in.

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  25. Great blog! Mmm those chocolates look so good and you are inspiring me, i'm shopping for a chandelier too!

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  26. oh my, go get those heels they're tooooo pretty and amazing!! Swore off heels? that's crazy but good for you! I don't know if I'd have the willpower. And I have been eating hawaiian chocolate nonstop since coming home from Hawaii so I'm with you on that!!! And meeting a blog friend, awesome, let me know how it goes!

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  27. I just bought a -beautifully packed- box of chocolate -designed by 9 lady chefs from all over the world- on the airport in Amsterdam...and I enjoyed so much eating it on the plane...all by myself :-)

    You picked beautiful items to your new room! Congrats!

    Happy Monday, cheers: Evi

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  28. First, please, please, please go back and buy those Jessica Simpson pumps - they look incredible on you! Second...swoon at the King Hawaiian Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts. I want, I want!! :)

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  29. The chocolate covered macadamia nuts look delicious and love the heels!

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  30. I love this post! It just helped me to reflect on the positive and not stress about things I cannot control, so thank you!

    And hi. I think I am in love with those shoes...

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  31. Jessica Simpson shoes make you 5 inches taller? Is she super short or something? I don't know why I draw this conclusion, but now I'm curious.

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  32. I wish I had a bag of those choco covered macadamia nuts right now!

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  33. I agree with Kristin- those chocolate macadamia nuts sound delicious right about now! I love all your little joys in life! Many of mine are the same :)

    Hugs to you xoxo

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  34. i am dying over those heels right now!! hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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