Wednesday, November 12, 2008

maegan over at …lovemaegan wrote a genius blog post titled “i’ve learned that…” a few days ago. i had a great time poring over her list, and—since i am a list lover, myself—decided to come up with my own. this is by no means comprehensive; it’s just a fun little amalgam of things i’ve learned and things i love, served up to you, my dears, on this quiet wednesday.

what i’ve learned:

Link+ being genuine and warm will never steer you wrong.
+ it’s much more fun being optimistic than pessimistic.
+ bright shoes (personally, i prefer yellow) make any outfit much more fun.
+ expensive beauty products aren’t an end-all-be-all. i use bare escentuals mineral makeup, for example, but also maybelline great lash mascara, eucerin night cream and dove shampoo (although i do love bumble & bumble, too).
+ the above item also applies to clothes. some of the cutest pieces i own are from target or old navy.
+ there’s really something to be said for being financially responsible. i’m working on that.
+ i can’t imagine dreading going to work every day; i am so, so lucky that i truly enjoy my job—and the people i work with and for.
+ pets make life better. there’s no debating this.
+ i can actually drink beer now. is this something that happens with age?
+ a core group of friends is crucial. i am lucky to have one that i adore.

how about you? what have you learned? i plan to revisit this list fairly regularly…

happy hump day, darlings!

{ image above via the sartorialist. the yellow shoes = perfection; a perfect illustration of point no. 3! }


  1. Good list! I agree with all, especially being genuine and warm. I really need to think about what I've learned, since you seem to articulate a lot of what's been going on in my head lately.

  2. what a fantastic list!
    I love reading posts like this, they just make me feel good. They make me feel like I'm not alone.

  3. thanks so much! your comments make me smile. :) xo

  4. Love your list...each one really means something and I can relate to them...except the drinking beer part...just can't seem to like the taste (yet..)

  5. Oh that's just fabulous! ...and I have to say that I agree with you on so many things: yellow shoes, beauty products, clothes ...and I just used Dove shampoo for the first time last week and my hair was shinier than ever! Pets, yes and beer ... I just learned it's greatness this past summer and it must be something with age because ick! Great post!!! I can't believe it took me so long to see it!

  6. I never saw Maegan's list...I'll have to go back and check. I really like yours. I'm going to have to do one of my own!