Tuesday, July 15, 2014

these are a few of my favourite things.

Staying positive is important. It's so easy to get bogged down by the stresses and strains of every day life. There are pressures at work, at home....just about everywhere! That is why I do my best to look for the beauty around me. It could be a simple moment, an object around my room, or even a quote. I just have to keep an eye out for them!

Lately, there have been so many little things making me happy. They may not seem like much but for whatever reason, they always make me smile. That is why today's post is all about recognizing those little things - and letting simple moments of joy carry over to the stressful areas of my life. Yes, today is all about my favourite things. Here goes!

This picture. It was taken on Canada Day when my boyfriend and I went exploring on the Toronto Islands. Whenever I look at this picture, I smile. I love us. 

My necklace from Eternal Girl. I ordered it last month and I love it! 
Whenever I wear this piece, I feel inspired and powerful.

My favourite summer makeup at the moment. Coral, coral, and more coral. I just love this set from Benefit!

This quote keeps making me smile. I am doing my best to remember that I need to breathe and let go.

These lipstick pens that my mom bought me. They are so cute! 

This issue of SHAPE magazine with Jillian Michaels on the cover. She is such an inspiration to me. I admire her so very much.

This scent. I've been wearing it a lot lately. It just makes me feel confident and beautiful.

These are just a few of the little things that have been making me smile lately. It's amazing how focusing on small joy-boosting things can re-focus your mind. My challenge to you all? Take a look around your room, your old pictures, or books on your bookshelf. Find those things that make you light up inside....and hold onto that feeling!

What things are making you happy? Do you have any summer favourites?

xo Shannon


  1. cute post... always good to focus on what makes you happy x

  2. I love these 'favourite things' posts, they're so positive and lovely! It's great to focus on the things that make us happy :) those lipstick pens are adorable!

    Meg Says xo

  3. Thanks for writing this post. It's such a good reminder. We easily get drained by the everyday things and forget to take time out of our busy days to think positive thoughts.

  4. I love the benefit kit!!!

  5. I haven't been to the Toronto island in so long! Wow, your eyes look so blue in that photo. It's really cute that you're smiley over the photo. Enjoy the rest of your week!


  6. lovely post,I love reading all your inspirational posts to stay happy

  7. Love the first pic! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

  8. I am not really a fan of fragerences by stars but Lovestruck by taylor swift I really liked too! :)



  9. I love that tswift perfume! Its surprisingly AMAZING!

    -the Preppy Student

  10. How beautiful ! This is Such an inspiration!
    Kisses from Miami,

  11. Loved everything! I personally use that perfume and it's my favorite! Also love the coralista blush from benefit! thanks for sharing this great post!
    xoxo, Diana

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  13. Oh! I love coral for summer too. :)

  14. Great favourite things!!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!