Love this quote by Audrey Hepburn! I’ve got Audrey on the brain since I’m working on an install tomorrow using her pretty (and happy) face.
I think this is such a great point too. No matter how stunning your features, if you aren’t happy, it will show. That is certainly not to say that we all have to be smiling robots with no range of emotion, but rather that when it comes down to it, we can be overall more optimistic, look for the good in people and situations, find the silver lining, and just overall, live happier. When we are happier people, we are prettier people to be around and more people will be drawn in.
I think this can apply to your homes as well. If you are happier and more positive about your space, you can feel better in that space and start to appreciate all the pretty little details that much more. Think about the things you do to keep yourself happy, like making coffee when you wake up, calling your bestie to chat, or nurturing yourself with all of the fresh produce you can find at the farmers market on the weekends. Just as we nurture ourselves, we should nurture our homes. Take a few minutes while that coffee brews to tidy up a surface or sort through some junk mail; take a few minutes after you finish your dinner to clean it all up, run the dishwasher and wipe down the counters; while you are chatting with your bestie, musti-task by Swiffering the floors or dusting your gallery wall.
Remember to take a few minutes to yourself to keep yourself happy, and take a few minutes for your home to keep it feeling happy. I can promise you that a happier house will only encourage a happier you, and then all involved will be their prettiest!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend with plenty of time to recuperate before heading back to work this morning! I have a fun breakfast to share from this patriotic weekend, look for that tomorrow morning, it’s going to be repeated all summer long at our place!