Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lately on Instagram...

Lately I've been trying to focus on the little things that make me happy and incorporate them into my life more frequently. I recently joined the site Happify which is a positive, thought provoking community that gives you short activities to complete each day that help you focus on gratitude, mindfulness and the important things in life. {It's still in the early stages, but I'm a Pioneer and can send you an invitation to join if you are interested! Just shoot me an email using the "email me" button on the right hand side of my blog.}

I think it's important to treat yourself as well as you would your best friend - if she was sad, would you buy her flowers to cheer her up? Bring over her favorite treat? If you're feeling down or just having an off day, then you should do these things for yourself as well!

I've captured some of the little things that make me smile with Instagram and wanted to share the photos with you today. What little things make you smile when you're not feeling your best?

Follow me on Instagram: @amybreckenridge.

I like to buy flowers for my desk at the office to add some color and life...

...and for my coffee table in my apartment so I have something pretty to come home to.

Sometimes a Friday night in with wine, cheese, crackers and some TV is all you really need!

I treated myself to this sparkly half moon mani!
ring: David Yurman in morganite

my cat Phoebe makes me smile when she acts like Monorail Cat

going to a Bruins game with my Dad is always a blast!

a peek into my bag on a workday last week - heels for work and skates for some fun afterwards!
earmuffs: Burberry

relaxing in a pink, floral-scented bath is pretty much the best way to unwind!
bath bomb: Lush Cosmetics

Girl Scout Cookies - I can't think of a better treat!

a fun surprise from my friend Joia...she needle-felted me this cute little kitty and mailed it to me along with a sweet handwritten note!


  1. Ah-so many pretty flowers! I love having fresh ones at my house...tulips are my favorite!

    The Glossy Life

  2. It's one of my self-indulgent goals to start having fresh flowers around the house more regularly this spring. Looks like you've been having some great times lately!


  3. Fresh flowers are the best! And that bath looks amazing :)

  4. I'm a big proponent of treating myself with little indulgences like these. :) I need to go get some flowers for my desk!

  5. Such pretty flowers! xo, Julie

  6. Taking a bath and reading with some candles always relaxes me and makes me feel pampered! I also love that you added flowers to your desk. We sit at our desks for 40+ hours a week so they SHOULD be cute! I covered my bulletin boards with some leftover chevron fabic to spice things up :).

  7. Pretty flowers and love your David Yurman ring!

    xo – Sheila

  8. Nice pics and that flowers are so nice. Have a great day.

  9. I definitely love the idea of Happify and I'm going to join I think! I'm trying really, really hard to focus on the positive and block out the blues this month!

    I love all of the flowers! I need to treat myself to them more often!


  10. So so pretty...the flowers remind me of spring!

  11. Amazing pics! So nice:)