// Small Celebrations - v.1

Small Celebrations - It's The Little Things - The Clueless Girl's Guide
Small Celebrations - It's The Little Things - The Clueless Girl's Guide
Small Celebrations - It's The Little Things - The Clueless Girl's Guide
Small Celebrations - It's The Little Things - The Clueless Girl's Guide
I woke up this morning with an incredibly sore throat and a charlie horse that went from my hip to my ankle, but rather than let that get me down on a Monday, I decided to think about the really rad little things that are going so well right now...

My list of (awesome) little things includes:
  1. A sweet husband who made me a delicious hot cup of tea when I woke up. (I don't even like tea, but this was surprisingly delicious and it helped so much!) I love that the first thing he does in the morning is make himself a big ol' thing of tea also because it frees up the coffee pot for decaf coffee!
  2. Decaf coffee (as mentioned in #1). As soon as I found out I was pregnant I nixed all caffeine. Finally after 2 months of just OJ in the morning, I opted to try decaf coffee. Maybe it's the fact I haven't had real coffee in forever, but I can't seem to tell the difference. Win!
  3. Finding out the sex of the littlest Flynn! We opted to have an elective ultrasound last week and we finally got a peek at the sex! We are over the moon. It already feels so much more "real" and I can't wait for this baby to get here! We'll share the happy news soon! We wanted to enjoy it for a little while.
  4. Spending an entire day shopping with my mom. Yesterday we spent the entire day at Opry Mills taking full advantage of the 40% baby sales at every store. Baby Flynn is going to be one adorable little kid. Toby even got some cool new pieces, too! I love having the chance to spend that time with my mom for sure.
  5. Knowing Vegas is just one week away! I'm so much more relaxed about WWDMAGIC this time around. I'm only packing like 4 dresses and a pair of flats. Keeping it super simple! There's definitely more contractual obligations this time around, but I'm excited to get there and jump in.
  6. Awesome design clients. I have so many amazing clients right now and that's the best feeling. I'm excited to finalize a few projects this week and start a few more.
  7. My Bump Nest pillow. Holy moly! There's never been a more comfortable way to sleep. Even Mike likes to cuddle up with it. 
  8. The Peter Pilotto collection being untouched at our Target stores. I'm in love with this dress, but I know it'll get marked down at least by 40% soon!
  9. Valentine's Day is this week! I've put a lot of thought into the gifts I've gotten Mike so I can't wait to give them to him. It really is my most favorite day of the year. Now I just gotta finish Toby's gift!
  10. Mike did SO well on his big exam last week! We have his scores and we're so pleased, but we won't know how they stack up until next Friday! Ahh! The anticipation is killing me, but I'm so so so proud of Mike. I promise to share all of the news and plans once we know something for sure. It's such an exciting time for our little family and I think this will mean such good things for our future.
  11. All of the fun signs I've painted so far this year! The start of the year is always pretty slow for sign paintings. The holiday rush comes and goes and it's pretty slow until wedding seasons starts to gear up in April. This year however? Totally different! I was swamped for Valentine's Day orders and I've only been able to share about 10% of them so far! I can't wait to share the rest but they're secret gifts for folks so I've gotta play it safe. I never imagined this little hobby would be such a big part of our day to day lives. It means so much to me that people have something I created hanging in their home! (If you share a picture of your sign in your home on IG, tag it with #kbsigns or send it to me! I'd love to share it with my readers!)
  12. Knowing that Spring isn't too far away. I'm not a Winter person. Not in the slightest. I always feel so inspired and rejuvenated once the weather breaks and I can't wait for that to happen. We're on the tail end of the season (finally!) and I can't wait to be outside all day, planting our flowers and garden, and lounging in the hammock. Not to mention Spring means t-ball season for Toby! I love sitting on the sidelines and cheering him on. Bring it on!
There are always little things to be excited about. No matter how crappy your day may seem, there's something worth celebrating! Today I'm going to put some pep in my step and force myself to get up and get it done. It's so easy to stay on the couch all day, snuggled in my pjs, but I'm going to tackle things on my to do list. If the second trimester energy boost won't show up on it's own, I'm just going to force it to haha!

I like the idea of keeping up with little lists like this... things to cherish and enjoy. Maybe I'll share my small celebrations more often!

What little things are you celebrating today?

24 comments:

  1. congrats on learning the sex of your little one! I'm so excited, having followed you since 2011! I'm so glad that you're sharing your journey with us <3

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  2. So happy for you and everything that is positive in your life right now :) Excited to hear the sex of the baby! P.S Having a girl is probably the funnest thing ever because you can dress her up and have tea parties with her!

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  3. i LOVE this post! I love all the positive thinking power. I do have a habit writing down little things that makes me happy in my diary before I go to bed.

    thank you for sharing xx

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  4. Great sum up of some happy things going on for you. I can't wait to hear the sex of your baby, I'm so excited for you.

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  5. Congrats....on the baby news....x

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love this! It makes me so happy to take time and reflect on the little things! I've been using an app called Happier to help remind me to do so- it has worked wonders on my mood! :)

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  7. Oh so many exciting things on the horizon!! Congrats on all!!

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  8. I love writing down what I am happy about even if I'm having a crummy day. Congrats on everything!

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  9. So exciting! I'm so glad you're having a great year so far! Especially finding out the sex of the little one! Ahhhh! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    P.S. I'm not pregnant, but that BumpNest looks crazy cozy! :O !

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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  10. That collection is still untoched at the cool springs store too! The party dress is so cute..but yeah, can't wait to see it on the clearance rack.

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  11. Charlie horses were my worst enemy the entire time I was pregnant. I would still be waking up (not fully conscious), stretch, and instantly wake up with a Charlie horse from hell. They are the worst.

    Where can I buy the sign that says always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name?

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  12. This list made me smile! It is so exciting to find out the sex of your little one - I can't wait to read what you are having!! Baby clothing sales are sooo dangerous. I actually had to unsubscribe to several mailing lists because I could easily spend $100 a week (probably more) on cute baby attire!

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  13. I love this list and I think it's SO important to always remember the awesome things that pop up throughout our days. There are just so many things to be thankful for in life and we tend to let them slip through the cracks when we're focused on all of the scary big stuff.

    Here's to positive and grateful thoughts!

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  14. What a fabulous and uplifting post - definitely agree with you that we should appreciate the little things in life, instead of always focusing on the big ones (be it positive or negative). Can't wait to find out the sex of The Littlest Flynn!

    As for my small celebrations, I am mainly enjoying the fact that I have a knee/elbow/hand/feet of someone I CREATED stuck in my ribs! Even though it feels uncomfortable, it's a blessing and I am so very grateful for it!

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  15. I admire you for giving up caffeine, but I could not stand to do ANY SUCH THING. I just get small lattes or half-decaf coffee now, haha. But hey - I was sometimes drinking 40 ounces of coffee a DAY prior to pregnancy (stressful, hostile workplace + the ritual and warmth of coffee-making/drinking = the beginnings of a serious problem) and I've cut it down to 8 - I have a heavily milked up coffee in the morning and I just make it through somehow.

    Fun that you found out! Are you telling friends and family IRL right away or keeping it a secret from them until later? Gender reveal party? I think those are kind of weird but Jason thinks it's an awesome idea, because it means more excuses to eat cake :)

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  16. A pregnancy pillow was one of the best purchases!

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  17. I love this list and it inspires me to make a list of my own like this. Can't wait to see who Baby Flynn will be.

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  18. I'm so excited about all these things!! Especially the little baby! I'm excited to see how your blog grows with your family!

    And today I am celebrating finally deciding on a college I am DETERMINED to transfer to after feeling so lost the past half a year or so. I'm celebrating going after a dream I was too scared to go after two years ago when I first started college. I picked the easy road, the easy major and I'm excited to turn things around and go after my REAL dream.

    And I'm very excited about these posts and I'd love to see more small celebrations from you and your readers! I love seeing people be so excited over something.

    Sara from andalittlechaos.blogspot.com

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  20. you should share them more often! i share ten things that are making me happy every friday :) i think i'm going to try a link-up thing, even though i have no idea how to do that. but you should link! i think it would be awesome to get more bloggers thinking about the everyday things that make them happy instead of focusing on the negative ya know? anyways. i loved reading your list!
    xoxo
    e
    nine-fortytwo.blogspot.com

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  21. Actually, I just figured out how! Here's a link in case you're interested :) It's from last week and I just added it today, so whoops!
    http://nine-fortytwo.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-happy-list-13.html

    xoxo
    e

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  22. WHERE did you get that amaaaaazing body pillow cover?! SO perfect!!!

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  23. I always love all the positivity coming from your blog! I am a firm believer that your attitude about life affects you more than anything! I can't wait to find out the sex of baby Flynn, I can already tell it's going to give me a mean case of baby fever <3

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  24. I had wicked horrible charlie horses every night while pregnant. At first everyone sugested to eat bananas cuz saposidly it means you are low on potassium. I also heard it could mean you are low on calcium. I don't think anyone really knows why women can get plagued with them during pregnancy. I can tell you how I managed the problem. Point your toe. It stops them in there tracks. Seriously. I would get several a night and it 'worked like a charm'.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB