Monday, January 12, 2015

Little Luxuries

I can't believe that today is the start of another semester. It's crazy that I am beginning my second semester of sophomore year. In some ways it seems like an eternity since starting college but other times it feels like it's gone by so fast. This semester is already shaping up to be an extremely busy one and my classes are going to be more difficult than I expected. With the stress of school (and recruitment occurring at the same time with that is sure to come when classes begin I thought today would be the perfect day for this post. When I am starting to get overwhelmed I try to take time out of my day to appreciate the little things. For me, the little things make all the difference. I am actually reading the most perfect book that puts all of this into perspective (I'll have a post on that later).

(illustrations by Evelyn Henson)

Here are my little things that make all the difference to my mood when I am feeling overwhelmed. 

New school supplies.

Fresh flowers.

Nail polish / painting my nails. 


Cozy pajamas.



Sweet treats.

Sleeping in.

Phone call from a friend.

What are the little luxuries that can completely turn your day around?


  1. Loved this post Dorothy! I to can appreciate happiness with some of the things you mentioned like Candles and definitely new school supplies. I hope this new semester treats you well!

    Sophia B.

  2. This is such a cute post! These things make me happy--I love how the smallest things can evoke hapiness!


  3. LOVE this!! I definitely need to do this more often when feeling stressed!

  4. Please do an updated post on your school supplies for each semester and your must have school/study essentials

  5. This is such a cute post! I love getting new school supplies and painting my nails a fresh color for the start of a new semester!

    xoxo, Abby

  6. Love the list

    check out my newest post

  7. Agreed! Spot on!


  8. I am SO not a morning person, so I need a while to "wake up" properly - my little luxury is to take 30mins when I first get up to just sit with my coffee and read until the caffeine takes affect :)

  9. great post dorothy!! yes i believe appreciating the little things can make such a positive impact on your life and makes you smile everyday thinking about them - thank you for doing a post like this!!!!!:)


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