Reasons I Smile

I've had this blog for about a month now, and I figured it was a great time to let you all know a little more about me! Hope you enjoy, and maybe we'll find out that we have a few things in common. :)

Sorry for not looking at the camera lens, there was probably just something shiny that caught my attention. haha.

Ten Things That Make Me Happy
1. my dear loved ones (family, friends and dogs)
2. heartwarming movies, songs, stories and pictures
3. cloudy days and early morning adventures
4. finding beautiful items that are affordable
5. looking at old pictures
6. kind strangers who do kind things
7. dark chocolate and a hearty homemade meal
8. lazy days consumed by the television, my laptop and magazines
9. me-i believe happiness is a choice, and i rely on myself to allow me to experience joy
10. you, my darling. thank you for following me or reading my blog! i greatly appreciate all of you. :)


  1. i love looking at old photos too :) brings back great memories! :)

    nice blog, i'm following now :) have a looksie at mine if you'd like!!

    I see that you're on exchange in Australia - thats where i'm from!! Where have you been so far??


  2. @bec: I agree! Living in the past isn't healthy, but there's nothing wrong with loving the past. :)
    Oh, and how lovely! I've only been around SA so far, but I'm going to Sydney in about three weeks to meet up with my sister and her boyfriend. :) So excited!
    Any wonderful things you recommend doing in Sydney? We got the touristy attractions down (I'm sure that's just plain boring to you, haha!), but I would love to know about great shopping spots or eateries and things!

    @Alycia: You're too sweet! I simply adore your gorgeous blog. :)

  3. what a sweet list! 5 and 6 are my favorites :)

  4. Hi Erin!
    You have such a beautiful smile!
    I love posts like this, so cute!
    I agree with 1, 5, 9 and 10 of course!!!
    Great blog, sweety,
    loving it,

  5. You girls are seriously too kind!

    @Catanya: No doubt, #10! ;) Thanks, lovely :)

  6. Lazy days consumed by the television, my laptop and magazines are an absolute requirement for a happy life. Just one day of month of lazy solitude and I'm good to go :-)

  7. Hey Erin! Thanks for the comments! I just got back from Vegas. :)