REPOST: 66 Things to Be Grateful For, Big and Small

Well.. I should probably say that it’s not Monday blues that i’m having right now..but Toxic Tuesdays aren’t great either right? lol ;p

I’m reposting this article from popsugar for some positive vibes.. lol


With the hustle, bustle, and stress of everyday life, it’s easy to become fixated on big-picture worries and take for granted all the little facets of life that deserve appreciation and can be a major boost to your overall happiness. If you’re in need of a mindset transformation, here are 66 things to be grateful for — not only during the holiday season, but also all year long.

  1. You’re alive and breathing.
  2. You’re able to read this.
  3. You have someone (or multiple someones) that you consider a best friend.
  4. Your pet(s) love you unconditionally.
  5. You have a job.
  6. If you’re currently unemployed, you have free time.
  7. Much-needed vacation days.
  8. Those weekends that feel longer than two days.
  9. Those workweeks that feel shorter than five days.
  10. Mornings you can sleep in.
  11. Movie marathons.
  12. Cozy fires and hot chocolate.
  13. Maintained connections with long-distance friends.
  14. Holiday memories from past years.
  15. Future life events to look forward to.
  16. Your earliest childhood memory.
  17. The places you have traveled to, and the promise of future travels.
  18. The shoes on your feet.
  19. Your bad days. (They make the good days better.)
  20. The people you love.
  21. The lessons you learned this year.
  22. You’re not the same person you were this time last year. You’ve grown.
  23. The food on your table.
  24. The moment you finally see someone you’ve missed.
  25. Good coffee.
  26. The song that always makes you feel better.
  27. The memories with your parents you will never forget.
  28. The people in your life who always make sure you’re getting home safely.
  29. The money in your bank account.
  30. Your significant other.
  31. If you’re single: you get a period of self-discovery and quality time with friends.
  32. People who have forgiven you.
  33. A soothing cup of tea.
  34. Friendly co-workers.
  35. Good hair days.
  36. The Internet.
  37. Warm whiskey.
  38. Home-cooked meals.
  39. Seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice and gingerbread.
  40. Books that changed your life.
  41. Cozy sweaters.
  42. Good conversation.
  43. Heating.
  44. People who pick up the tab.
  45. Cuddling.
  46. Good health.
  47. Fresh-baked bread.
  48. That hair grows back after a bad haircut.
  49. Kind people on public transportation.
  50. Kind people in general.
  51. Long overdue hugs from friends and family.
  52. Those voicemails you have saved on your phone.
  53. Warm hands.
  54. Uncontrollable laughter.
  55. Rainy days spent at home.
  56. Hometown spots with a lot of nostalgia.
  57. Happy tears.
  58. Your individual talents.
  59. Old photos with people you’ve lost.
  60. Home videos.
  61. The teachers you will never forget.
  62. Gifts you didn’t expect to receive.
  63. Being able to buy something you’ve been saving up for.
  64. Friends who have stuck around through your toughest times.
  65. Family traditions.
  66. Everything you have yet to learn but will.





My top Wedding themes…

Hey guys! 🙂

I was actually thinking of a wedding theme for sometime now since it also play some important role for wedding preparation ♥ (considering month & date of the event, bridal gown, groom’s attire, reception & the facade of venue ♥)  modern Filipino couple nowadays are very much creative in planning wedding themes that will suite their preference and a theme makes a wedding more personal, coordinated and definitely elegant 🙂

aren’t you excited bride-to-be’s / groom-to-be’s ?

Now, it’s time to decide on one of the most critical components of your special day: the theme.


1. Shabby Chic ♥

Shabby chic items are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. It  evokes the type of decoration found in large country houses where there are worn and faded old chintz sofas and curtains, old paintwork and unassuming ‘good’ taste. The end result of shabby chic is to achieve an elegant overall effect, as opposed to the sentimentally cute Pop-Victorian. Pure whites, as well as ecrus and worn or bleached out pastel colors are favorites. The shabby chic aesthetic also expands to the garden, with the same design principles of using timeworn garden furniture and feminine accessories. Rose gardens are popular with the shabby chic style of decor.

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Pink Pastel Shabby Chic theme

It also emphasized the feeling of ‘distressing’ the finish of the vintage way in addition to a smaller amount of the feminine touch. It is a soft, relaxed, feminine, romantic style of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting…


Blue/Teal Shabby chic team

So.. I’m imagining that if your venue is outdoor type or tent setup while feeling the nature breeze I can say that this setup is also ideal ♥


Summer Pastel Shabby Chic theme is ♥

I actually fell in love with this elegant theme very feminine… but i’m more attached to Royal blue with combination of Salmon pink..like a royalty ehh? 🙂 ♥ ….


Vintage Shabby Chic for white Theme (Indoor)


Shabby Chic White Theme

I’m actually a huge fan of cupcakes, frames and anything goes as long as it’s classic & light

Spring floral with touch of Turquoise & light pink ♥

Spring floral with touch of Turquoise & light pink ♥

Variants of shabby chic style include:

  • Cottage chic
  • Beach cottage chic
  • French country
  • Gustavian (Swedish)


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2. Romantic Whimsical 

I also want a soft and whimsical look for our wedding, very cheesy right? lol .. romantic whimsical for a lavish afternoon to enticing dinner candlelight is not bad for this kind of theme. Imagining a fabulous florist (I’m dreaming of Vatel Manila’s creation) did a brilliant job of creating a ribbon garland which was used to decorate the center tables/backdrop. It was a mixture of pastel colours, with salmon pink accents, and each ribbon had a different texture and design. It looked beautiful swaying gently in the breeze, against the luscious royal blue foliage of the venue, and the striking wood like pergola…isn’t romantic? ♥

Plush Pink Centerpiece

Plush Pink Centerpiece


Whimsical Hair ♥

Whimsical Hair ♥

Personal, Pretty & Romantic.. Paired with flowers and beads ♥


center piece: Plush pink for whimsical theme at it’s finest ♥


starry lights for dinner setup ♥

blue whimsy


Thosy Lacy veils, wishing lights, lantern lights or starry lights for reception are such a tease ♥
or might as well pair them up with gorgeous candlelight setup & chandelier


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hhhmmm.. I’m actually rooting for more ideas but these are my top faves ♥ 🙂

any ideas are open 🙂