A few weeks ago I met up with my friends Angie and Jenn to grab ice cream and meet Angie’s new baby. It was a ton of fun!! I met them both through a blogging group and love getting together with them. We always enjoy eating yummy food, taking outfit photos, and catching up about life. Angie had her first child a few months ago so Jenn and I were excited to catch up and meet the little cutie. It was so fun!!
After ice cream and chatting we headed off to snap a few photos before parting ways.
♥ Top | H & M ♥ Skirt | Kawaii Goods ♥ Shoes | Bait Footwear ♥ Backpack | AliExpress ♥
Recently our world was rocked by many natural disasters. These types of situations tend to bring out the best and worst in people. I’m lucky to have not been directly impacted by the Hurricanes, earthquakes or forest fires but I know many who have been. My sister lives in Tampa, Florida and stayed to wait out the hurricane there. That was a nerve racking few days, waiting to hear how she was fairing. I’m relieved to say that she and her family are safe. I bring up my sister because it was her generosity and kindness that made me want to write this post.
She was on Facebook offering supplies to those who needed it. When she still had power she offered to have people come take showers or do whatever else they needed to do at her house. As the storm approached she posted regularly to share where she was finding supplies and often offered to pick up items that others were unable to get.
It’s people like this that make the world a better place. Kindness costs nothing but is the most treasured gift. All it takes is some effort on each of our parts. I think we could all be more like my sister and help others when we see a need.
You don’t need a natural disaster to start being kind to others. You can spread kindness through your every day interactions. Smile at strangers. Hold the door open for someone. Cheer up a friend who’s having a hard time. There are so many things we can all do as individuals to help make this world a better, brighter place.
How will you spread love and kindness?
Two of my favorite colors to combine are light purple and mint green. If you’ve seen past outfit posts then you probably already know that. When getting ready I wanted to look colorful and spunky. I was attending a fun event in Seattle and needed my personality to really shine through. My clothes are just another extension of who I am so why not make it as lively as I feel?
♥ Dress | Bonne Chance Collections ♥ Cardigan | Amazon ♥ Shoes | Asos ♥
♥ Bag | KatieHobbit ♥ Earrings | AliExpress ♥
♥ Feminist Unicorn Pin | Unicorn Crafts ♥ Ice Cream Pin | Misskika ♥
I’ve been reflecting a lot on how I can improve as a person. Sure, I’m pretty alright as-is but how do I become the best version of myself? I’d like to learn how to communicate with others better. I tend to let my emotions get the best of me so I’d like to learn to communicate those feelings better. I want to spend more quality time with those I care about but also give myself time to be alone and reflect. My last major improvement, besides just being all around “better”, would be to cut back on shopping. I buy a lot of stuff. Look at my Instagram, or visit my house and it’s clear. I’ve started cutting back but there’s still room for improvement.
Last weekend Fletch and I took a little trip up to Seattle for the day. My friend, Bunny (S2Hearts), hosts an event called Mahouto Market and she needed a few more volunteers. Fletch and I went up to Seattle early Saturday morning to help setup and decorate. We spent all morning getting things setup and then walked around the event for a few moments after it started. There were a ton of really amazing artists!!!
We then rushed off to grab lunch before heading over to the Pacific Science Center for the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. It was an amazing exhibit!! They had the statues roped off but you could get super-close.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to visit China to see the sculptures in person so seeing a few here in Seattle was a nice compromise.
After reading as many of the small plaques as one can handle we exited the special exhibit and wandered around the rest of the Pacific Science Center. I had been there before to see other traveling exhibits but never bothered to look around at the other exhibits at the center. So, we walked about and visited the other areas. It was so cool! I didn’t realize that they had a dinosaur area or a butterfly house.
We walked until our feet ached then decided to head home, back to Tacoma.
It was a marvelous day. Busy and tiring, but so amazing. I love days like these. A day made of memories that I’ll have for years to come. Me and my boo, Fletch. Laughing and taking silly photos.
Have you had any fun weekends recently? I want to hear about it!!