my favorite things // 01-18-2014

-boots. i haven’t a clue what it is, but i swear putting on a pair of boots can make you feel about fifty times more legit. preferably if they have at least a little tiny bit of a heel.

-subway for lunch. if you haven’t tried the sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich at subway before, you better get yourself over there today and have a go at it. subway in general is pure deliciousness, but that particular sandwich pretty much made my day earlier this week.

-my maroon 5 pandora radio station. sometimes pandora just gets it right, ya know? this station has a history of performing amazingly just for me, and this week was no exception. lots of perfect-song-at-just-the-right-time moments happening over here!

i hope everyone’s week went fantastically!

what were your favorite things this week?


my favorite things // 01-11-2014

-down time. it’s been a week without very much of this, so the moments where i do get a chance to sit down and let my brain breathe are wonderful.

-blogs. this week i’ve really loved connecting with other people via blog comments and followings. i love reaching my toes out into other areas of the world than just where i happen to live right now.

-twitter. i kind of have a thing for twitter. this relates to the aforesaid love of connecting with people all over everywhere. i love being able to follow other bloggers and celebrities and other random interesting people and not have to know them personally to see all the great stuff they’re up to, which is the opposite of facebook. ha, i tend to just troll and look at all the sweet stuff other people tweet, although i do tweet myself on a slow, increasingly more frequent basis. (do i sound like a stalker yet???) (p.s. follow me! @tessabrynnk!)

i hope you had a fantastic week!

what were your favorite things this week?

my favorite things // 12-12-2013

“raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…”

this morning one of my friends asked my why that song is considered a christmas song, and i didn’t have a reply for her. any ideas?

today has been an interesting day. oddly enough, even though life didn’t quite take the turn i wanted it to take today, i feel at peace.

today i’m grateful for the happy bits that occurred throughout the day. my favorite things of today don’t consist of anything super fancy, but i’m a firm believer that it’s the little things that matter most.

things that made today lovely:

-sweet, sweet piano students who give you their handmade bracelet off of their wrist right in the middle of their lesson. a few months back, this same girl also picked flowers from her garden and gave them to me. i tell you, she has something special and wonderfully perceptive about her, because she seems to possess the ability to know exactly when someone needs reached out to the most.

-croissants with raspberry cream cheese filling at kneaders

-hot chocolate

-waterproof mascara


-curling wands and hair that holds a curl

-classical piano music. “intermezzo” by brahms is unbelievably gorgeous. listen to it or play it when your emotions are running high and it will speak to you, guaranteed.

-options. when one thing doesn’t work out, there’s always another path, and there’s a reason why that initial thing didn’t go the way you wanted it to.