.Little Things Bring Smiles Part 13.

The name of my blog is

Little Things Bring Smiles.

I chose this title because it is important to remember the little things in life and to rejoice in them. My reason for blogging is to share my life, all parts of it {including the good, the bad, and the ugly} along with my home, crafts, and DIY projects I complete. Each month I want to focus on the little things that brought smiles to my days. 

I would love for you to share your little things and see if they bring a smile to me, or another reader :)

 Here are my little things from November:

- Being the second car in the carpool line
- Enjoying the holiday drinks at Starbucks
- Seeing our new dining and living room take shape
- Celebrating my birthday with Adam and friends
- Receiving letters in the mail
- Connecting with high school friends from home
- Spending quality time with family
- Watching 'Christmas Vacation' as a family
- Holding our friends' new baby girl
- Taking road trips with my love
- Having two full weeks headache free
- Staying on my gluten-free diet (even through Thanksgiving!)
- Holding my first garage sale with my Mother-in-law
- Getting all green lights on the way to work
- Purchasing a few new craft items
- Cooking different meals and liking them
- Having my dear friend and old roomie visit with her Mom
- Doing a craft night on my birthday!

Now it's your turn. Always remember,
Little Things Bring Smiles!


  1. ooh, the holiday drinks from starbucks! sounds good to me.

    1. discovering how fabulous trader joe's chocolate and caramel sea salt bar is. everyone's gonna get one for xmas. not even kidding.
    2. movie night with the boyfriend. cars 2.
    3. fabulous thanksgiving dinner
    4. super busy work month. looks good for my stats.
    5. lunch and theatre with mom, aunt, and cousin in philly.

  2. I don't think these would be considered "little things," but...
    1. An amazing baby boy born 11/13/11
    2. An even more amazing husband who is so helpful
    3. Parents who have done so much to help, too! :)

    Happy December!!

  3. Heyyyyyy!! You forgot to mention seeing me!!!! hahah

  4. Hey congrats to you for keeping on your gluten free diet and being headache free!

    1. My 3 kiddos who amaze me every single day
    2. The fact that my older kids were actually EXCITED this year to wrap up the tv as our "Christmas present to Jesus"
    3. A best friend, I'm new to that one and it's so great
    4. The courage to chop 14 inches from my hair!

  5. YAY!! Love you!!! Cant wait to come back and see all the new changes! :0)

  6. 1) Spending Thanksgiving with the love of my life at the bottom of the Grand Canyon seeing some of the most beautiful waterfalls
    2) Family and friends support
    3) Getting my first choice clinical rotation site (and my friends getting theirs too)

    Congrats on your little things Katie and congrats on how well the new home is coming along! It's amazing!

  7. I just love your list - such a great idea!!

  8. Little things would be:
    - meeting our friends new baby boy
    - scrapbooking some pages of our beautiful little guide dogs in training..happy memories
    - making no bake peanut butter cookies, yum
    - coffee and shopping with a good friend

    I love your blog, it makes me remember to be grateful for things and to celebrate the small things. I love seeing your decorating too :)