Man, the first week back to work after a long vacation is always the toughest! I’ve been ripping and running nonstop, and I’m looking forward to relaxing and unwinding this weekend. You may recognize some of these if you follow me on Instagram, but here area few things that are making me smile as of late…

IMG_20150105_175728 It’s been a while since my last international adventure, but I still couldn’t resist this adorable passport holder from H&M.

IMG_20150105_173937 Speaking of travel…

I was dusting off my bookshelf when I realized I’ve grown quite the collection of travel guides over the years (this is only a fraction of the pile). I’m really into the power of positive thinking and manifesting thoughts into reality, and one of my tricks is to immediately purchase  a travel guide the second I get a yearning to visit someplace new. I like to read up on all of the local sites and customs and visualize myself being there. It’s worked so far, and I’ve visited each place for which I’ve bought a guide (with two exceptions that I’ll hopefully fulfill in the next 12 months).

IMG_20150107_234057As of late, I pretty much stick to the same pieces of jewelry each day. However, I was perusing some of my old blog pics and immediately started crushing on this combo from a couple of years ago. I think I’ll be revisiting this look soon.

IMG_20150108_202800 Oh, and if you didn’t know, I definitely have a favorite type of shoe. I’ll give you one guess what it is. The mint green pair at the top are the most recent addition to my collection, and I can’t wait to prance around in them this spring!

IMG_20150105_194050 And lastly, sometimes the best things in life come in little blue boxes.

One of the biggest changes I made early last year was finally going into business for myself (you can check out my company’s site here). It’s been one of the most rewarding and challenging things I’ve ever done, and I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate my first year of business success, I decided to treat myself to a little something from Tiffany’s.

I hope you enjoy your weekends, peeps! Make it a good one!