The Little Things

Just wanted to share a few little bright spots from the past couple weeks.  I used to do this every week with my “Happy Little Things” series, but I’ve gotten away from it.  I think it’s important to take the time to slow down and appreciate the little things in life… so I’m going to make more of an effort to photograph and share the little details from my life more often here.

{Is there anything better than fresh flowers?}

{I am turning 31 this Thursday.  This gift to myself softened the blow.}

{The awesome people at Dr. Jart sent over these treats to try.  The Detoxifying Beauty Balm is the first BB Cream I’ve tried and I’m hooked.  If you are lazy (or like me, not a morning person,) you need this.  It’s basically moisturizer, foundation, and SPF all rolled into one. The Firming Sleeping Mask is a great way to end the day}  I really love that Dr. Jart’s products are formulated with out all the bad stuff:  parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and so forth.}

{Pumpkin shopping at the Union Square Farmers Market.}

{I absolutely love Fresh’s beauty products, but rarely splurge on them.  I’ve been working with a nutritionist… the first week was pretty tough – all protein shakes and veggis.  I was pretty proud of myself, and treated myself to a few treats…  Lemon sugar is a perennial favorite of mine – adore the shower gel + lotion… and the new Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment is pretty fantastic too.}

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  1. A Pretty Nest says 9.24.12

    Love sugar lip treatment, great for everyday wear, I have all of the colors it comes in and love them all !!! Love the bag ! Happy b day in advance !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      I have ’em all too!  obsessed.

  2. Magnolina.Com says 9.24.12

    Beauty in daily details make life so much easier 🙂 super inspiring pictures, happy birthday in advance, your gift is the best!!!! <3

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      thanks! 🙂

  3. bestofbklyn says 9.24.12

    This was a great reminder for me to spend more time noticing the little things. Happy Monday, Grace!

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Thanks! 🙂  (it’s so important!!)

  4. Gaby says 9.24.12

    Love your coffee table! And what a birthday gift, love it 😉

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Thank you Gaby!!

  5. The Avg Girl Guide says 9.24.12

    Love that coffee table and Fresh is AMAZING! Great treat to yourself. Have to admit I tried Dr. Jart’s via Birchbox and wasn’t in love… possibly because I like a slightly heavier foundation? 
    Happy early birthday! 

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Oh that’s so funny!  I don’t wear foundation, so this felt like an increase in coverage to me.

  6. Viviana Carmona says 9.24.12

    Fresh products are also my absolute favorites! Totally worth the splurge. And loving your bday treat!! xxoo

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      thanks lady! xo

  7. Julie & Lauren says 9.24.12

    Love these little snapshots, gorgeous. And 31– the perfect gift to yourself… you deserve it!!! Happy Early BDay. XO

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      thanks ladies!  xoxo

  8. Drew Elizabeth says 9.24.12

    31 isn’t so bad! They saw these are the best years of your life 🙂  Happy Early Birthday!

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      aw, thank you 🙂

  9. Kathy says 9.24.12

    Happy Birthday!!!! Also, love the color of your Pashli…hot pink can go so wrong so easily, but this is a good one!

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Thank you Kathy!!!  This one is actually red.  I loved the pink one too but felt like it would have a shorter shelf-life.

  10. Crissy says 9.24.12

    Happy Birthday….. the best is yet to come!  Great choice of gift. 🙂

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Thanks Crissy 🙂

  11. Crystalin says 9.24.12

    Love looking at little glimpses into bloggers lives 🙂 Happy early birthday lady! I don’t think there could be a better self bday gift, she’s a beauty. 

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      thanks lady… I agree 🙂

  12. christin schindewolf says 9.24.12

    Every time I turn around Fresh has a new Sugar color. I cannot keep up!

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      I know, it is really hard!  

  13. Coco Bolinho says 9.24.12

    in love with the color of the Philip Lim bag!

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Thanks, Coco! 

  14. Bettina says 9.24.12

    Happy early birthday! I love these types of photos, getting a little extra of a peak into everyone’s lives is so nice! 

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Thanks, Bettina!

  15. Jordan - Queen of LA says 9.24.12

    if its almost your 31st birthday… then its almost your chanel’s FIRST birthday 🙂 i remember! haha 🙂

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      good memory!!!!

  16. Ashley says 9.25.12

    Who is your nutritionist?

    • Grace Atwood says 9.26.12

      Charles Passler – he is INCREDIBLE!  His program is strict but it works.  In my first three weeks I have never felt better… and I lost 8 lbs.

  17. gameday stylist says 9.27.12

    Love that purse – deciding if it should be my 30th b-day gift to myself 🙂

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    • graceatwood says 10.2.12

      ooooh I think it should be. I love mine, so much.

  18. Joyce says 9.29.12

    mmm I love fresh sugar lemon! 🙂 I love those lip treatments too, and berry is such a great new color!

    • graceatwood says 10.2.12

      I love it too… smells so yummy!

  19. marie pedri says 11.20.14

    I was glancing through your blog posts and came across this post. I think this is such a great idea to post about the little things that we all are grateful for in our lives. Keep up the terrific posts. Have a Wonderful Day!