Hey there darlings, and happy Friday to you!! I really hope y’all have had awesome weeks!  This week has been pretty rough for me emotionally, if i can be honest.  3 months ago today something pretty bad happened to me, and it has basically changed my life, in ways I couldn’t imagine 3 months and 1 day ago.  The amazing thing is that even between tears, moments of sadness (please don’t feel sorry for me), and my imperfect ways, God has given me at least one reason to smile each day this week (though I didn’t/couldn’t take pictures of them), and for that I am always grateful!  Every week I share pictures (via Instagram, or my regular iPhone camera) of things that made me smile.

These are some things that made me smile this week:

  • A two tone purple mani.
  • Taking myself out on a Saturday night in vintage sequins :-).
  • My new favorite app, PicFx, that puts pretty light bubbles on Instagram pictures (plus last Sunday’s hair)!
  • Emailing with a reader (I LOVE when you guys email me!).
  • Threading bobbins for clutch covers™; 6 months ago I could barely thread a needle for hand sewing, lol.
  • A Tuesday polish change that reminds me of peanut butter.
  • My adorable little cousin!

I LOVE when you guys share what has made you smile, so do share!!  What are some things that made you smile this week?


P.S. My Etsy store, Clutched & Covered is featured on one of my favorite blogs, Addicted 2 Etsy, today!!  Head on over and check it out (there’s even a coupon code :-)).

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

    Aw, sorry you’ve had rough times!
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  • http://made-to-travel.com Jamillah

    I LOVE that great business so much! And seriously your cousin is so flippin’ frackin cute! I want to eat him!

    Seeing a wonderful person with great style on Essence this week made me smile…oh snap! that’s YOU :). love you rocqueel…here’s to moving past difficult things and always finding reasons to smile.
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  • http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/ Ticka

    I’m so happy that you find things to smile about. As always, I thank you for sharing them with us.

    My son getting 100% on his spelling test made me smile today! =D The fact that my daughter has decided to get dreads also made me smile.
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  • http://www.ladyofashion.com FASHION TALES

    Talking with one of my BFF’s for hours made me smile, it’s great to catch up with good friends. I love PicFx as well. Hope you have a lovely weekend. I will be resting probably all w/e. -xo
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  • http://www.mylifemystylemyworship.com Sissy

    Seeing your etsy store featured on one of my other favorite blogs, addicted2etsy, this morning!!! You go!!

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

    I already follow you on Instagram, but these are great photos. Your cousin is too adorable!! I love how you styled your hair!!

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