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I'm an east coast girl making my way through life. I have a love for cooking, fitness, and really anything that can bring me happiness. Living my life for the next day and on a search for whatever my happily ever after may be. Life's too short to be unhappy right? If you navigated your way here, stay awhile! Have a nice day!
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Someone Special

I am the biggest believer in having someone special in your life. I don't think that there's a better feeling in the world than loving someone with all you have, and being loved in return. It's fun, it's rare, it's beautiful, and it's everything in between. People come and go, but when you find someone that really makes everything bad somehow seem good...you should hold onto them. My boyfriends name is Kyle and he is my absolute best friend in the whole world. He's just like me, which is why we get along so well. Everything's better when he's around. He's like sunshine on a cloudy day to me, and I'm thankful every single day that I have him in my life. He's sweet, handsome, funny, easy-going, and impossible not to love. He has every good thing I've ever wanted in somebody and I'm very lucky that I found such a good guy. I'll probably refer to him a lot in future postings, so I just wanted to give you an idea of who we are together. We're a fun couple - we love cooking together, we love bumming around and watching t.v. for hours together, we love working out together, we love going places together, we love having fun, and we love exploring new things. I'm 5'2 and he's 6'2, and that leaves a whole foot of fun between us! He's my best friend in the whole world, and when anything funny, bad, sad, exciting...or anything else happens, he is the first person I want to tell. He can be my goofball, my sweetie, my anything really. He's my junk food buddy and my t.v. buddy and I remind myself every single day that I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have such a great guy. Wherever I go in life, I want him by my side in the future! And I think there's definitely a bond between high-school sweethearts that can keep you together. And so far, we're proof of it! Anything is possible if you love with all you have, trust, and have a good time!!

XO, Rosie

Valentines Preview

Valentines Day is just around the corner, and I could not be MORE thrilled. It's my absolute favorite holiday, because I love all the love and chocolate that goes around! It's an important day to step back and realize what you love and what you're thankful for. Plus, there's chocolate, pink, red, and endlessly possibilities for cute things to bake for your sweetie - or anyone else for that matter! I seriously cannot get enough of all the cute display windows at every store I go to: everything has hearts, pink, and red...and I love it! Too bad Valentines Day only comes once a year...so soak it up while it's here people! Here are a few of the possibilities I may bake up this year:

Via Kelseys Kitchen

Via A Farm Girls Dabbles

Via Annies-Eats

Via Glorious Treats

Via Quick Dish

So many delicious, cute pink choices right? However will I choose what to bake! Good thing we have two weeks left until V-Day officially starts off. I hope you guys will bake something this year and really enjoy Valentines Day - it's a great day if you allow it to be! I know I'm excited and I can't wait to tell you all how my night was. If you want links or info about any of those recipes shoot me a message! Until then...

XO, Rosie

Springtime Tease

It has been too warm for January over here! With temperatures nearing the 60's, I'm starting to taste springtime on the tip of my tongue. And I love it! I can't wait until flip flops, sundresses, jean shorts, and tanks become regular staples again! Winter blues are tough, and although we still have about two months of this dreary cold to bear, I found something that might cheer you up and make the time go by a little bit faster.

Winter is too much gray and sadness, so why not add a pop of color to your life? I can tell you from personal experience, a bright nail polish color has the power to change your day. When everything seems bland and boring, just look at you toes and fingers and your mood can instantly change! Depending on of course, if you have found your "pop" color yet. Mine is "Playdate" from essie because this little girl has a huge crush on any color purple. Here are a few of my choices, maybe your pop color is here too:

"Turquoise and Cacos" via essie

"Sand of a Beach" via essie

"Playdate" via essie (My pop!)

"Mango Bango" via essie

"Lapiz of Luxury" via Essie (My other pop!)

"Fruit Sangria" via essie

"French Affair" by essie

"Carnival" by essie

"Beach Bum Blue" via essie

Hopefully you found a color there you like! Find your pretty pop color, it makes the long days shorter and the bad days better. A good nail color is very underrated. Also...is it just me or is it a coincidence that most of these colors are related to the beach and summertime?!

Take care until next posting!

XO, Rosie

Weekend Recap

Hello lovelies! I hope you had a good weekend and an especially relaxing Sunday. I love Sundays, don't you? They are so peaceful and just pure bliss to me, and I know other people out there feel the same way!

My weekend was actually pretty perfect. Friday night was date night with my boyfriend, Kyle. We drove to Wilmington and had a little date at Joe's Crab Shack. Our waitress must have thought we were crazy, because we managed to devour two appetizers, our entrees, and then a big s'mores dessert. It was delicious though! Then we watched 50/50, such a sad movie but definitely had some funny stuff in there.

Saturday night was girls night, haven't had one of those for awhile! So glad I got to hang out with all my girlfriends here, we all need to remember how essential it is to have some girls nights every once in awhile! We took some pretty cute pictures too. Also, a good friend of mine from home came up to visit which was so much fun because I never really get to see her that often. So nice when you get a chance to catch up with old pals, isn't it?

I've got a long week ahead of me with a lot of work to do, as I'm sure everybody else does. Have a good week, I'll post soon!

XO, Rosie

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Emotional Clean-Out

Hi everybody, (anybody?!). I wanted to write about something that I find to be a total necessity in life. We all get upset, we all hold our grudges, but at the end of the day...what are they worth? Someone once said that for every minute you're angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness. That's a true statement. Life is so short, and it shouldn't be wasted letting other people get to you, or even with you trying to get to other people.

Grudges are understandable sometimes: someone does something and it hurts you or upsets you. It's only natural to form some ill feelings towards that person. But really, why? What good will it do you to feel bad about them? It won't. I learned this hard way, but I am sure glad that I learned it at some point. You can be as mean or as mad or as bitter as you want, but you're just hurting yourself.

One of the most freeing things I've come to find is to just let go, to decompress. To take a step back from life, take a deep breath and put everything into prospective. What good will it do you to be mad at someone? It's a waste of energy, and that person is a human too. We need to love each other and care for each other no matter how hard it may be at times.

Another important lesson I've learned? The second you just forgive and forget and focus on being sweet and living your life, whatever problem you had goes away. The person you're in a tiff with realizes that it was also a big mistake, a big misunderstanding. Sweetness kills hatred, my friends. It's a tough lesson to learn, but once you learn it I promise that you will find more happiness than you've ever known. This is going from the ex-queen of grudge holding too, but the minute I realized that keeping ill feelings towards someone just makes me sick myself? Well, let's just say I've definitely come along way. Sweetness is the way to go. It makes you happy and anyone else around you happy, and that is the key to happiness. Spread the happy, it catches on. Try it for a week, see how it goes. Till then...happy Saturday :)

XO, Rosie

First Posting

There's nothing like a first, right? First everythings are always the greatest: their so pure and simple, and so guiltless. I love the first everythings: they are a first try to something bigger and better.

For anyone who follows my other blog, 'As Good As It Gets', I'm going in a different direction with this blog. See, I believe that every person has two sides to them: the grumpy cynical side, and the bubbly optimistic side. Neither is better or worse, but I think it's important to have both so that your personality can play with itself. Who wants someone negative all the time? And likewise, who wants someone giddy all the time? 'As Good As It Gets' is my negative blog - the one about all the things I can't stand, the things I wish people didn't do, etc. It's basically a collection of life peeves for me. However, I'm far from a negative person and I think my other half deserves some credibility! I also have a sweet, tender, loving side that is just as good as my negative one. And this side needed a blog! To write about the good things in life, the happy things, my favorite things, and everything else in between.

I hope to put up pictures of things that make me happy, which I think can make girls everywhere happy as well. I'll post cute sayings, beauty products I know and love, fashion sometimes, baking, really anything. This blog is fair game, for suggestions and anything else happy!

We all need a little something sweet and happy in our day to day lives. Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures on this site. I realize (again!) that not a lot of people will see any of this - but to those who do, I hope to inspire you and cheer you up a little bit day by day. After all, what worth does life have if you aren't HAPPY?

XO, Rosie