The Power of Smiling

The best weekends are those that are an equal mix of productive yet lazy. I took care of some things I’ve been putting off for a while, such as fixing up this website (check out the updated header and the about page). I also continued reading¬†The Paris Wife,¬†napped, and enjoyed many cups of tea.

Last week was rather busy, so I am looking forward to a more relaxed few days ahead with some continued productivity.

Below is a Ted Talk about the power of smiling. Smiling is certainly underrated – studies have proven that those that smile live longer and the simple task also has a great benefit on one’s overall health. So don’t hold back; show your pearly whites!

Have a fabulous week!

Happy Monday

This was one of those weekends that was defined by food. Whether it was making chocolate banana bread (recipe forthcoming) and salsa to eating to my heart’s content during the Super Bowl (you gotta love leggings). It was amazing – the food, not the game.

My favorite parts were the extended Hunger Games trailer (here) and the commercials of course. Which one was your favorite?

Hope you have a wonderful week!

(All images courtesy Pinterest.)

A Whole New Week

This weekend was equal parts eventful and relaxing. I went out and met new people, watched The Help and Ides of March (loved them both), took multiple naps, and painted my nails Essie’s Cocktail Bling (one of my new favorite colors). I was not ready for the weekend to end, but I am looking forward to a productive week ahead!

Just like I posted last week, I wanted to share some inspiring words that I’ve come across recently. Here’s hoping they help or inspire you in some way.

Have a great week ahead!

(All images courtesy of Pinterest.)