Smell the Roses!

This weekend was filled with:

-hardly any computer time
-not working out on Sunday
-not touching any homework

And let me just tell you...it was glorious! I so needed a break from that stuff.
Now I'm refreshed and ready to get back to it all :)
And I still have a week to recoup from school...hello Spring Break!

On to Smell the Roses!
Need to know the ins & outs? That's what this page is for :)

Last week's task was to thank 3 people that consistently impact your life in a positive way.
I absolutely loved doing this, because I want the people that I love to know that they aren't taken for granted.

My grandma aka "Toy"
I sent her a letter via snail mail letting her know how much I love her and how much she has impacted my life. I wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for her.

My best friend Brittany
I sent Britt a text last week letting her know just how awesome she is. We text regularly, but it's usually about school & work. I wanted to send her a random text just loving on her - so I did just that!

My boyfriend Adam
I made Adam a little video of appreciation :)
(FYI: The song is by Angels & Airwaves and not owned by me in ANY way)

Did you thank 3 people last week?! Grab a button and link up so I can see how you showed your appreciation :)

This week's task:
Try a new recipe.

I realize that this is probably a normal thing for some of you, but I typically live off of smoothies and chicken. Not a whole lot going on in my kitchen! I'm so thankful that I am blessed enough to always have food in my stomach, so this week I think it will be fun if we all step out of our norm bubble and try to cook something we never have before! Then we can meet back here next Monday and share the recipes we tried :)

I have some exciting news! Starting May, Lovely Little Things is going to offer super affordable ad space! I'm so, so excited about this, mainly because part of the proceeds from ads will go toward a service project. You can read all about it here!

And lastly, I'm linking up with Finding Beauty in the Ordinary for Cup 1/2 Full!


Happy Monday, lovelies :)
Make it count!


  1. A. I'm obvi on spring break cause it it 12:53 and im on the computer.

    B. WHY ARE YOU THE CUTEST THING EVER. That video is so stinking precious!!!

    C. I just really like you.

    That is all


  2. This is such a cute link up! I'll have to keep it in mind!

  3. you are the cutest thing ever!!!!! you make me so happy :0)

  4. The video is adorable! Such a sweet idea to send that to someone! I really want to try this weeks little challenge, that sounds like so much fun :D
    xo Heather

  5. I always love your Smell The Roses posts, but I always forget to join in! I'll have to start for myself!

  6. Oh, J! Your video to Adam is the sweetest! Love love love! It's like the scene from "Love Actually". Although I HATE that scene, because Keira Knightley's character kisses her husband's best friend, but the idea of using cards is lovely.

    Happy Monday, love!

  7. That video is adorable! My goodness, how sweet! And I am so glad you got to rest, I know you needed it ;)

  8. I LOVED your video! Super cute! And that's probably one of the most fun ways to tell someone you appreciate them! Shows some creativity. Yay! Loved reading about your posts and I'm stoked to try a new recipe this week! Love cooking! :)

  9. Jessica. That video was SOOO SWEET! It brought a tear to my eye. You are just too sweet! :)
    Have a great Spring Break week!

  10. That video is absolutely precious!!! You're so darn cute I tell ya! Happy Monday girl :) I'm glad I could link-up this week...thanks for the task, I needed to praise some people in my life...including you! Thanks for always listening...I appreciate you!!

  11. You are adorrrrablllllleeeee!! I love love love what you did for your man mr. adam!!! ANDDD I love how your head/eye movement totally spoke for the "and..." that you couldn't actually speak.

    ANDDDD I love how we used the same word in today's posting... GLORIOUS!!

    Happy Monday sweet girl ;)

  12. Love the video! That is so adorable.

  13. LOVE the video! Stop being so adorable why don'tcha ? (:

  14. Aw, such a sweet post and video. Love it!

  15. I love that video idea. My 2 year anniversary with my man is coming up and I may have to steal that idea. He doesnt have email or use the computer much though so ill probably have to show him.... SO CUTE!! Thanks for making me smile every Monday!

  16. Hi, Jessica! I've been reading your blog for a few months but haven't actually commented.. until now! I just wanted to tell you how much I love you blog, and that it's been super encouraging to me in starting my own little blog up!

    Oh and this video? Is just the cutest thing ever. You are adorable!


  17. *New Reader here!

    LOVE your "Smell the Roses" idea! Totally clicking "Follow" so I can try it out!

    ♥ Duckie.


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