things to be happy about, v. 4

3.23.2012

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[top: gap / sweater: target / jeans: american eagle / belt: thrifted / boots: stolen from mama / necklace: c/o the poppy co]
I'm not going to lie--I didn't have the greatest of weeks. It's not that anything went horribly wrong, but nothing particularly noteworthy occurred and the sun hid its glorious face for nine long days (an extreme rarity in these Oklahoma plains). The sun keeps my spirits up, not to mention it's a primary source of my inspiration, and with it gone, well...

But now the sun has returned and after a long, gloomy week, the weekend has arrived. I couldn't be happier. Today was river exploring, driving practice, being silly while thrifting, and a spontaneous ice cream run (I may have broken my lenten fast...totally worth it).

A few things to add to my happy list...

driving in the golden light, windows rolled way down and radio turned way up : : spending time with my favorite eight year old : : clutching a tiny hand and watching our shadows twist before us : : a freshly cleaned room : : pasta with white wine cream sauce and mushrooms : : azaleas in full bloom : : the return of late sunsets filtering through new leaves

What are some things that you're happy about?
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ps the winner of the fildee giveaway is haley--congratulations! please email me with your info within forty eight hours to claim your prize.

30 comments:

  1. I love those boots first to comment!

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  2. I love the first two photos- so Springy!
    I am very happy about it being Spring and all of the green leaves popping out on the trees!

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  3. These pictures are beautiful, Carlotta! Such pretty colors. The greens are so bright! Love it. xo.

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  5. first of all, your photography is beautiful. second, all the spring blooms in your photos are seriously gorgeous.

    haley

    p.s. thanks so much! i emailed you.

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  6. I love your outfit, Carlotta! I need that sweater... And your pictures are really lovely.

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  7. Wow. Just wow. Your photos are incredibly gorgeous. And your outfits? - You're the best teen-fashion blogger I know. Plus, your happy list makes me happy, too.

    xx

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    1. you are so sweet! thanks so much.

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  8. ps that rain picture: i die.

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  9. I want your mama's rain boots, you make them look sophisticated! Right now, I'm exceedingly thankful for dear friends all over the world (and thus Skype, Facebook and email. Thank goodness for those), Easter dress shopping, the Newsboys, daylight savings tomorrow and youth group.

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    1. oh yes, thankful for technology as well...I'm not sure I could survive without being able to stay in close contact with my friends!

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  10. I'm with you about the sun! No sun = no happy inspirational moments. Great pics! :)

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  11. The first photo makes me melt. How are you so talented? :)

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  12. Finding happiness in the little things -- that's one of the best ideas. And, seriously, it can help turn a not-so-awesome week around. And so can fun umbrellas. Yours is absolutely fantastic, with the historical scenes! Where did you get it?

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    1. the umbrella was actually a gift from a few years ago, so I'm afraid I can't help you, sorry!

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  13. the hunger games!!!!!!!!!! aahhhhhmazingg

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  14. It's so sunny here, and warm too, but this is England and I doubt it will last long! It's hard but sometimes you just have to find new ways of looking at things. For instance, the pearly grey light of overcast days isn't the most stunning but it can give a different challenge to photography, and is the perfect excuse to drink tea and read books all afternoon!

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  15. This line is so poetic: "...watching our shadows twist before us." Nice post, Carlotta!

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  16. What makes me happy? Well, I love the little things in life like waking up to a sunny day, hearing my favourite song on the radio, finishing a good book, learning something on guitar, cuddling with my puppy, finding something I'm good at and finishing all of my homework. I love all of your posts so much, I love how much effort you put into them they are just wonderful! :)

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  17. Oh. my. gosh. I want to live where live! Gorgeous post :)

    ~Nessima of Arda Nessimava

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  18. the rain puddle makes me yearn for a storm. unlike you, my inspiration comes with the clouds and rain ;) you're so pretty, carlotta, and those are all wonderful things to be grateful for!
    xo
    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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  19. simply beautiful Carlotta! Your outfit is so pretty. <3

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  20. Pretty spring pictures :)
    Eliza
    www.lovelife-blog.blogspot.com

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  21. Obsessed with these picture! The first three are saweeeeeet and of course the ones of you are wonderful!!

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  22. GAH. you are adorable.
    -jocee <3

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  23. Your photography is so beautiful!

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  24. I love the photo of you with the umbrella. It reminds me of those beautiful old paintings of rainy days. :)

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  25. Love the umbrella and the outfit!

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  26. you are such an inspiring, gorgeous person, carlotta. i love your photography, your perspective on life, the way you write, and the way you dream big.

    my things to be happy about...

    books - my camera - God - my family - my dad planning to take me to see The Hunger Games this Saturday - tea - blue skies - my blog (and having the privilege to write) - music (especially Switchfoot) - writing a sort-of bucket list for this year

    i know they must sound like pretty average things, but believe me, i am one happy girl right now. :)

    abbie /// xoxox

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  27. What a great list! The sun always comes out after the rain :)

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