Hey there lovelies!  How was your week?  I really hope it has been awesome!  While my week started off pretty great full of things to smile about, but on Tuesday night I learned that my older sister (my dad’s daughter) died.  While I am still grateful to God for each day and blessing, since Tuesday night, writing a past about smiling is kind of hard right now, as I will have to go out of town Saturday morning to attend the funeral of my sister, who I hadn’t seen in far too many years, but had been looking forward to seeing in July (it breaks my heart that that won’t be happening).  Anywho this post is about smiling, lol, and I have been blessed with things to smile about this week, so let me simply focus on those things :-).  Every week I share pictures (from my cell phone, via Instagram, or regular iPhone camera) of things that made me smile.

These are some things that made me smile this week:

  • Adorable little sandals for my friend’s daughter’s birthday present (remember I told you last week I was going to a Pinkalicious party?).
  • Inspiring words found while walking around Target.
  • My niece (with her tongue out) and little cousin in the adorable photo booth at the Pinkalicious party :-).
  • Seeing one of my childhood friends for the first time in a few years; she threw an amazing birthday party for her daughter!
  • My cute little face painting (I love getting involved in birthday party activities, lol).
  • Playing around in the backyard with my niece and little cousin to create nighttime flashlight photography.
  • Finding a polaroid picture, among many others, of me practicing my posing, lol!
  • Celebrating my granny’s 80th birthday with my family and loved ones!
  • Finishing my first 15 minute ab workout on the Nike app (it was intense!).
  • Scripture reminding me that prayer+thankfulness=peace.
  • http://www.nessbow.com Nessbow

    That piece of scripture is exactly what I needed to read today. Thankyou for sharing it.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry that you’ve lost your sister. Take care.
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  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com Jennifer

    I love the outfit with the white skirt!

    xo Jennifer

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  • http://www.alreadypretty.com/ Sally McGraw

    Oh my gosh your niece is such a cutie!
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  • http://glimpseofglamour.blogspot.com/ sami

    so sorry to hear about your loss. glad you were able to find reasons to smile this week!

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  • http://www.tanvii.com Tanvi

    Sorry about your sister. Hope God gives everyone the strength to deal with the loss. Sending you all the positive vibes!

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  • http://www.embracingtherealme.com Carsedra Glass

    I forgot to add, something that made me smile it’s something that makes me smile everyday is when I pick up my son in the evening. He rushes out of my parents door and comes to hug me, that makes my day everyday he is the little love of my life. Another thing that made me smile was knowing in a few months I will be marrying the another love of my life, marrying him makes me so happy!!! :-D

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  • http://www.embracingtherealme.com Carsedra Glass

    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your sister!!

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  • http://wendybrandes.com/blog/ WendyB

    So sorry about your sister! I admire your ability to stay positive.
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  • http://www.elegantbohemian.blogspot.com Serene

    I’m sooooo sorry girly! I know that has to be hard. Lots of love coming your way from me to you! Love your instagrams!! Hugs! ~Serene
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  • http://www.riamichelle.com Ria

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. It’s amazing that you’re still smiling and finding other life moments to celebrate. You’re an amazing person.
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  • http://www.koutureign.com Reign

    So sorry for your loss. So glad to see that you still have some things to smile about.


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  • Felicia

    I read your blog but have never commented. My prayers are with you and your family

  • http://www.trashfashion.nl Sabine

    Oh dear, I’m so sorry for your loss. I think it is inspirational that despite this sadness you are still able to focus on the positive.

  • http://www.sugarandshimmer.com LaToya

    very sorry for your loss hun… :(
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