September 24th, 2012

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The Little Things

Just wanted to share a few little bright spots from the past couple weeks.  I used to do this every week with my “Happy Little Things” series, but I’ve gotten away from it.  I think it’s important to take the time to slow down and appreciate the little things in life… so I’m going to make more of an effort to photograph and share the little details from my life more often here.

{Is there anything better than fresh flowers?}

{I am turning 31 this Thursday.  This gift to myself softened the blow.}

{The awesome people at Dr. Jart sent over these treats to try.  The Detoxifying Beauty Balm is the first BB Cream I’ve tried and I’m hooked.  If you are lazy (or like me, not a morning person,) you need this.  It’s basically moisturizer, foundation, and SPF all rolled into one. The Firming Sleeping Mask is a great way to end the day}  I really love that Dr. Jart’s products are formulated with out all the bad stuff:  parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and so forth.}

{Pumpkin shopping at the Union Square Farmers Market.}

{I absolutely love Fresh’s beauty products, but rarely splurge on them.  I’ve been working with a nutritionist… the first week was pretty tough – all protein shakes and veggis.  I was pretty proud of myself, and treated myself to a few treats…  Lemon sugar is a perennial favorite of mine – adore the shower gel + lotion… and the new Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment is pretty fantastic too.}

36 Responses to The Little Things

  1. A Pretty Nest September 24, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Love sugar lip treatment, great for everyday wear, I have all of the colors it comes in and love them all !!! Love the bag ! Happy b day in advance !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:42 am #

      I have ‘em all too!  obsessed.

  2. Magnolina.Com September 24, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Beauty in daily details make life so much easier :) super inspiring pictures, happy birthday in advance, your gift is the best!!!! <3

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      thanks! :)

  3. bestofbklyn September 24, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    This was a great reminder for me to spend more time noticing the little things. Happy Monday, Grace!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks! :)  (it’s so important!!)

  4. Gaby September 24, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Love your coffee table! And what a birthday gift, love it ;)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Thank you Gaby!!

  5. The Avg Girl Guide September 24, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Love that coffee table and Fresh is AMAZING! Great treat to yourself. Have to admit I tried Dr. Jart’s via Birchbox and wasn’t in love… possibly because I like a slightly heavier foundation? 
    Happy early birthday! 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Oh that’s so funny!  I don’t wear foundation, so this felt like an increase in coverage to me.

  6. Viviana Carmona September 24, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Fresh products are also my absolute favorites! Totally worth the splurge. And loving your bday treat!! xxoo

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      thanks lady! xo

  7. Julie & Lauren September 24, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Love these little snapshots, gorgeous. And 31– the perfect gift to yourself… you deserve it!!! Happy Early BDay. XO

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      thanks ladies!  xoxo

  8. Drew Elizabeth September 24, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    31 isn’t so bad! They saw these are the best years of your life :)  Happy Early Birthday!
    -CatfishandCaviar

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      aw, thank you :)

  9. Kathy September 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!!! Also, love the color of your Pashli…hot pink can go so wrong so easily, but this is a good one!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      Thank you Kathy!!!  This one is actually red.  I loved the pink one too but felt like it would have a shorter shelf-life.

  10. Crissy September 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Happy Birthday….. the best is yet to come!  Great choice of gift. :)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Thanks Crissy :)

  11. Crystalin September 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Love looking at little glimpses into bloggers lives :) Happy early birthday lady! I don’t think there could be a better self bday gift, she’s a beauty. 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      thanks lady… I agree :)

  12. christin schindewolf September 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Every time I turn around Fresh has a new Sugar color. I cannot keep up!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      I know, it is really hard!  

  13. Coco Bolinho September 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    in love with the color of the Philip Lim bag!

    http://styleglaze.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Thanks, Coco! 

  14. Bettina September 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Happy early birthday! I love these types of photos, getting a little extra of a peak into everyone’s lives is so nice! 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Thanks, Bettina!

  15. Jordan - Queen of LA September 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    if its almost your 31st birthday… then its almost your chanel’s FIRST birthday :) i remember! haha :)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:21 am #

      good memory!!!!

  16. Ashley September 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Who is your nutritionist?

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 26, 2012 at 10:21 am #

      Charles Passler – he is INCREDIBLE!  His program is strict but it works.  In my first three weeks I have never felt better… and I lost 8 lbs.

  17. gameday stylist September 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Love that purse – deciding if it should be my 30th b-day gift to myself :)

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood October 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      ooooh I think it should be. I love mine, so much.

  18. Joyce September 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    mmm I love fresh sugar lemon! :) I love those lip treatments too, and berry is such a great new color!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood October 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      I love it too… smells so yummy!

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