Friday, January 24, 2014

7 Quick Takes: Smiley Things

This post will have to be rather cosmopolitan, these are the things that made me smile this week!

Charlotte Lucas on Marriage
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other, or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life." Pride and Prejudice, Chapter VI."
Marriage can be quite vexing, but luckily we have the grace of God and intercession of our sisters in Heaven to aid us along! Since starting my gratitude journal, things keep looking better and better.

Hanging a Cross and Sacred Heart

My brother got me this wood cross for Christmas and I finally hung it up on my turquoise wall! Love the color contrast. Also placed an image that I made of the Sacred Heart underneath, right below a nightlight.

Noticing Again that the Sacred Heart was Already There

At least they look like Sacred Hearts to me. This is a Mexican mirror that came with the house. I've noticed those before, but they now have a new significance to me ever since I started seeing hearts.

New Veil!

Veils By Lily - Soft Tulle, Mocha
I am so excited about my new veil coming in the mail in a few weeks. I have been wearing a black infinity veil, but I've sometimes thought that it's a little severe. I think this gorgeous tan is more my speed. I was dragging my feet on buying a veil and actually had a different one I'd been eyeing. I'm glad I waited because this is just what I was looking for.
Winter Water Party

The beautiful Lilly taking advantage of an 80 degree day in January and getting all wet playing with toys in water. Le sigh.

Happy Accidents

"We don't make mistakes, only happy accidents" - Bob Ross

Fart Robot Approves

RT @libgnome The cat just jumped into my lap and farted. I feel loved and insulted at the same time. lol. FART ROBOT APPROVES.
This exchange on Twitter made me laugh out loud. I think this Fart Robot automatically approves every tweet with the word "fart" in it. I definitely encourage y'all to try it out.


  1. HI Rachel,

    I realized that I had the wrong address in or something from your blog and I wasn't following. I miss staying in touch with you since I am not on Twitter anymore.

    I loved reading this QT list and 80 degrees??!! 4 degrees here the other day.

    You are going to look beautiful in your new veil...I hope you will share pics.

    Have blessed days this weekend.

    1. Thanks! Aw, I've missed you on Twitter but don't blame you for getting away from the distraction. I'm so excited about that veil, you know I'll post pics. I seriously never buy clothing that pricey because it would eat all my book money, so the veil was a big deal :)