friday present: from patriotism to pajamas.

Because Saturday is the new Friday (or so it seems to be for me). These are just a few of the things I'm feeling grateful for this week.

not getting caught with my flag down.

{photo by mervyn hector}
Today is Chilean Independence Day. We've been feeling the pressure building up for the last couple weeks or so, and today's the grand finale. I think joy compounds today, with a big spring welcome. The days are getting slightly longer, the weather slightly less cold (some might say warm, but not me). The other day we marveled at how many houses proudly wave their Chilean flag. We thought about how this would compare to the States or Turkey. Seriously, just about every homefront boasts a flag. The very next day I discovered that donning your flag is obligatory here. A law. Which makes all that patriotism power wane quite a bit, the flag all the more flaccid for it. But we don't have one, and nobody's come knocking on our door demanding why. Whew!

getting in touch with my inti zen. 
I'm still obsessed with this tea. I snuck back into the market on Friday to buy more Inca Rose tea, but they were all out already. So I bought a variety pack containing two of my new favorite beauties. I couldn't have gotten away with this purchase had I gone to the market with hubby, since we have a drawer overflowing with tea at home already.

days + dreaming. 

{photo by anastasia volkova}
I loved reading all of your daydreams so much, I might want to take a daydream journey with you every week. You're all so funny and beautiful! Disclaimer: I do try to live in the present. So daydreaming about something that's not necessarily in our present moment may sound a little counterproductive. But can't we shine the light of our awareness onto our daydream routines too? I think it's pretty rejuvenating.

pajama parties. 

Even if they are virtual... Diana at OneCraftyFox invited us all to a slumber party this weekend! How fun is that! I'm bringing lots of nail polish, pedicure supplies, Tarot cards, my new tea obsession + hot chocolate (with Irish Cream for my non-pregger friends) to go with her yummy chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and the wonderful Sunday brunch to be had! Fruit salad and champagne, anyone? Hope to see you there!

helping each other out. 

{photo by flabnbone}
Remember Thursday's sweet little deer? Well, Lyddie, the dear from Chic on the Cheap knew who took the photo and shared the info. I work hard to find the source of all images, but it can be a feat. And my ├╝ber slow internet connection certainly doesn't help matters. So, yes, I treasure lovely info sharing moments like these. Thank you!

What are you thankful for today?


Felicity said...

I'm thankful for pen pals and buskers.

Anna Walker said...

Aweh! That pajama party picture looks so much fun! I love these posts of yours :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, the deer! I'm so grateful for these gorgeous creatures! I will have to go check out the virtual slumber party, I love Diana, she comes up with the coolest ideas! Thanks for sharing! XX!

LatteLisa said...

I'm thankful for that Lars Ranek photo you posted, the one with the cups, bowls, etc. Beautiful!

Tamara Nicole said...

yayyy for pj parties! :-)

Signe said...

That second image is just amazing!

I'm thankful for the fact that I'm going to Italy tomorrow! Yay :)

Simply Life said...

Today i am so thankful for my health and my husband who does so much for me :)

Collette Osuna said... your pics....cant wait to see more:)

Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!
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Faiza said...

thankful for that sweet prompt to daydream...

happiness to you.

OneCraftyFox said...

What a lovely post full of thankfulness!!

Thanks so much for joining my Slumber Party, fruit and champagne sounds delish!

Enjoy what is left of the weekend ;)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I am thankful for the candy my hubs got me. He's too sweet!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I'm thankful that it's the weekend and for coffee, mmm.

Paislea Elyse said...

gorgeous pictures! gorgeous post!

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Happy Independence day!
count me in the slumber party...I'll bring loads of magazines, curlers, and my new make up kit I won from Glamlatte. Oh and of course my new pug puppy I posted about yesterday.

Anonymous said...

So much to be grateful for!! I love all these fun and beautiful pics.!! xo

Lady Grey said...

What gorgeous photos! It's important to take a moment of gratitude, thanks for the reminder.

lancelonie said...

Those are all amazing! Gorgeous!!!

LyddieGal said...

I love spring, with it's longer days, warmer weather and new life.

I think that it's so weird that displaying the flag is the law!

Pajama parties... it's been so long since i've had one of those. Mine always sort of verged on disaster, rambunctious 11 year olds playing truth or dare until 3 am...

Chic on the Cheap

cherie said...

i try to live in present too. But a present I make up in my mind. :D a bad habit, I know. But I`m doing my best to keep in touch with the real world :D

awesome post! ;)


Josie said...

I love a pajama party! I'm grateful for time with family.
xo Josie

DolceDreams said...

I am thankful for my family, and all of my friends out in the world!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i'm thankful for all my bloggy friends, this crazy monday. your blogs are a welcome bit of relief from stress and busy and nonesense. :)

ps - i bet you can find a great 'cat eye' eyeliner tutorial on line, but what *i* like to do is this: using a little brush and a pot of black liner, i put a good deal on the brush (spinning it as i do so it creates a little point). then i start at the outer edge, making a small diagonal upwards to my eyebrow. then just continue across the upper lash line. i think it's subtler, but definitely noticeable. :)

i hope that makes sense!

yours truly dear said...

i'm thankful for my husband. i really dont know what i would do with out. i know that sounds cliche but he truly is my best friend and my constant.

Micaela said...

i love that pajama party pic and what you'll be bringing... i hope when you read my cards you find joy ;)

today i am thankful my brother marco is home safely from iraq- ABSOLUTELY NOTHING could ruin my happiness because of that. It just put every little thing into perspective.

i'm thankful for puppy kisses, dinner dates with my husband-to-be. Naps.

friendship! xoxo


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