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Rules of Happiness: Spend Out

image1Dear Wonderful Reader,

In her book “The Happiness Project”, Gretchen Rubin advises her readers to “Spend Out”. When I first read the header of the chapter, I thought she will talk about money and how we should spend more money in order to be happy.

Thankfully, her advise was much more accessible, and simpler than that. Ms. Rubin is advising against hoarding (guilty!!) or basically saving our “good” bra for only when we’re going out somewhere fancy. Or in my case marking my fancy perfume as a “special occasions ” perfume. How many of us are guilty of saving our “nice” things to events where we see fit, which may never come. Why not just enjoy them now  and put them to work and get our money and hard work’s worth. At the end of the day, they’re just things and they’re irreplaceable. Emotionally, it makes a lot of sense to suck as much happiness from what we got now rather than assigning them to a future they may never see (lol). Economically, it makes even more sense because you’re using all your resources (which may go bad or out of style if you keep hoarding).

So SPEND OUT and don’t hoard things. Wear red lipstick even if you’re only going grocery shopping. Break out the fine China for a simple event (or none at all). Wear your sexy bra even if you’re only running errands. Adore Me is encouraging women to wear their “good” bras AT ALL TIMES, check out their Instagram page for more inspiration. And I HIGHLY RECOMMEND “The Happiness Project”.

And yes, that’s a dog’s bed in the photo.

Feminism

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Sophisticated Sunday Pt.2: The Women of the French Country Side through Jules Breton’s Strokes

Dear Wonderful Reader,

I know it’s not Sunday, but better late than never, right!

Here’s the second part to my Jules Breton’s posts’.  This post will present to you the beautiful, simple women of the French rural scene at various points in their day.

Enjoy…

Jules Breton, Jeune Moissonneuse endormie sur des gerbes de ble, 1866, 14.25 x 18.25 inches

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Wonderful Wednesday: Bedroom and Restroom Decor Ideas

Hey Lovelies,

This Wonderful Wednesday holds a very special place in my heart because Egypt is finally freed from the cruel, barbaric Muslim Brotherhood Ruling. I am so happy for Egypt and this only makes me anticipate good things and a hopeful future for Egypt. Its true, the God is fair and good will always rule over the bad.

Moving on to the post, I decided to post some simple decor ideas captured straight from my own bedroom and restroom. I know some of you may think that I’m showing off but I’m only posting this because I really love all those pieces and I spent so much time and energy on them. I hope that it may inspire some of you to reinvent your bedroom or a part of your house that you’ve neglecting, cause we all know how our surrounding affect our mood and spirit.

Flowers: Michaels Vase: Edible Arrangements
Flowers: Michaels
Vase: Edible Arrangements
Globe: Things Remembered
Globe: Things Remembered
Globe: Things Remembered
Globe: Things Remembered
Lamp: Target
Lamp: Target
Solid Black Box: Ikea Perfume: Victoria's Secret (Noir)
Solid Black Box: Ikea
Perfume: Victoria’s Secret (Noir)
Dresser: Ikea
Dresser: Ikea
Frame: T.J.MAXX Picture: from a magazine/catalogue
Frame: T.J.MAXX
Picture: from a magazine/catalogue
Lamp: Ikea
Lamp: Ikea
Wall Clock: Ikea
Wall Clock: Ikea

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Frame: T.J.MAXX Picture: from a magazine/catalogue
Frame: T.J.MAXX
Picture: from a magazine/catalogue

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"Paintings": Ikea
“Paintings”: Ikea
Wall Mural: Target
Wall Mural: Target

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Containers: Wall Mart
Containers: Wall Mart
Soap set: T.J.Maxx
Soap set: T.J.Maxx
Used a candle stand to function as a tray for perfumes.
Used a candle stand to function as a tray for perfumes.
Thanks Mom!  Made me some Turkish coffee while I'm blogging all this <3
Thanks Mom!
Made me some Turkish coffee while I’m blogging all this ❤