Speaks to Me

I’ve mentioned before that I am a big fan of Pinterest. Every time I visit the site, I always find a few interesting pins. I pin things related to a lot of different subjects, but one of my favorites are quotes. There are so many great quotes out there, from the Bible, noted thinkers, authors and regular people. Sometimes, when I’m feeling drained or down about something, I will scroll through my board, and I can honestly say that it helps lift my mood. Here are a few of my favorites.


I love this one. I was taught to always say hello to people you encounter and smile, and it can be jarring when someone doesn’t return the gesture, but I’d much rather be the friendly person than the rude one. One day I’ll have to share how being this way helped me land my current job.


Amen. Some of us struggle with knowing all of the good things we deserve. Luckily there is someone watching out that certainly does.


I think we’ve all been guilty of this, waiting for one or two things to change, lose weight, move to a new place, meet the right guy, and then things will be better. But, looking at it that way makes you miss out on the beauty of right now, of every day.


Powerful perspective, and is true for people of all sorts of situations and status.


An important reminder that we are in charge of our own happiness, or misery, and we have a choice in the type of life we live. This goes along with another quote whose essence is to be the star of your own life. Own it.

Are there any quotes that speak to you or give you perspective?

Decor Trend

I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately looking for decor ideas for the new house. And one trend I’ve seen that I just don’t get is the stenciled/adhesive sayings that people seem to put everywhere. Like these:





(all images via Pinterest)

I love a positive message and affirmation as much as the next girl, but I think they look kind of tacky and are certainly very trendy.

What do you think?