Things that make me smile...

photo courtesy Martha Stewart
This week's edition of "Things that make me smile" is from one of my blog faves - Justine! Her blog, Fetching Fashions, was one of the first I discovered and it has now become a daily read for me. {after hours, no worries Pretty City} I gravitated to her blog for the following reasons: A. she has a great sense of humor B. she actually writes like she talks or at least I imagine C. she takes risks with fashion and I like her creativity D. she's inspired me to relook at my own closet E. she loves shopping and has unlimited knowledge on websites, deals and styling options. Here's something that makes Justine smile...

"First, thank you to Johanna for this lovely happiness-inducing series. Instead of focusing on one thing that makes me smile, I figured I would list three somewhat “everyday” things that are sure to put a smile on my face.

The sunshine. Never fail, when I wake up to a sunny, blue-skied kind of day, it puts an extra pep in my step. I don’t care if the air is hot or cold—I love the sunshine. Guess that’s a part of the reason I decided to stick around Texas for a little while longer!

Black cats. I know a lot of people think they’re bad luck, but I love black cats. I think it’s partly the added sense mystery to an already mysterious kind of animal, and mostly the fact that they are just too darn cute for words. Cats are funny… they may need some time to warm up to you, but once they do, they’re your pals through thick and thin. I totally miss my cats and can’t wait to get one of my own!

Packages. Whether it be Christmas, my birthday, or just a random Tuesday, I love seeing packages! Of course, it’s always better when they’re addressed to me, but there’s something infinitely exciting about a goodie all wrapped up, waiting to be torn open. Even when I know what’s in there (I ordered it, I should know!), it makes me feel like a giddy kid all over again."

From one online shopper to another - thanks for playing Justine! You always make me laugh out loud which is somewhat embarrassing when I am by myself. Cheers.