Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things That Make Me Smile

I've seen this done on many of the blogs I follow, and I like the idea of listing things I like and that make me happy. It's a sunny, beautiful day out, I don't have to work, and what better than to make myself even happier with the following things!
1.) Thaneeya McArdle's Art:
Thaneeya's art is so awesome, I can't even believe it! Her work is divided into Photorealism, Abstract, Composite Realism, and Whimsy. She creates amazing portraits, whimsical creatures, intricate abstract designs, and still-lifes that look crazily realistic, all using graphite, colored pencils, and acrylics. She also has t-shirts, coffee mugs, and other objects with her art on them for sale on the site.

2.) Retro Bathing Suits:
There is something so cute about retro bathing suits, plus they are flattering on most body types... Yahtzee!
Betsey Johnson 'Unforgettable' Bikini Top and Swim Skirt
*No longer sold in stores :(
*p.s.: I own this top! Worth the money but wish I'd gotten the bottoms too!

3.)Spending so much time in pools that my hair turns green:
This was taken in Costa Rica a couple of summers ago. It was so hot that we spent most of our time in the pool or the ocean, the former turing the ends of my hair grimy green! I couldn't find any lemon to take the green out, so I had to use oranges which worked surprisingly well. Having chlorine-green hair is a good sign that it's summer and usually means I'm on vacation, two things that make me smile!

4.) Summertime Foods:
I love summer for sooo many reasons, but one big reason is that I have time to cook and eat healthy! During the school year, I rarely have the time or energy to cook, which is sad because I luuurrrv cooking! So, come summer, I get to eat fresh fruit and cook with fresh veggies to my heart's content.

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5.) Sleeping Puppies:
My dogs are cute and whatnot when they are awake, but they are so lovable when they are sleepy! They aren't barking or racing around or begging for food... just sleeping like little angels :)!


  1. I love retro beachwear! Cool post. :)

  2. Thaneeya's art really does look interesting! And yay! I'm not the only one madly in love with retro beachwear. I find it to be a little classier than what we're all wearing now.


    Lovely blog!

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,



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