Happy Friday! With a dreaded day coming up, chilly weather and lack of sleep, I’ve been in some serious need of laughs + motivation. They’re small, but make you LOL (like in real life, not just typing it with a straight face) and really put you in gear. Cheers to the weekend!

Three Mini Things to Do to Brighten Up Your Day

1. Follow Martha Stewart on play by play of a Jason Derulo concert and how he got down to his “shirtsleeves.” She recently shared how Lady Gaga’s half time show would be a “big production.” Extra recent, she got stuck plowing snow. MARTHA I LOVE YOU AND YOUR REALNESS. In all seriousness, Martha is my girl so much to the point I deemed myself “Samantha Stewart,” except I never did anything quite as elegant…

2. Check out Liz Climo.
HER COMICS ARE THE CUTEST. I’m not lying. Witty, funny and adorable. These will instantly make your day brighter. She’s actually a character artist/storyboard revisionist on The Simpsons (SO COOL!!!). She has children’s books, the most shareable short comics and greetings cards at Target (my favorite to give!) Find her on Facebook + Instagram.

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3. Snag some inspiration from 100 extraordinary women.
I love a good quote and have been in need of some motivation lately. I came across a Huffington Post article that complies inspiring quotes from 100 amazing women. There are quotes from women of all ages, background and experience. With there being 100 quotes, there is one fitting for EVERYTHING.
Of course Martha was among the elites..

“When you’re through changing, you’re through.” – Martha Stewart

There will be no post this coming Monday, but regular posting will resume on Wednesday! Catch up while I’m out:

The piece your closet is missing + how to style it.

Three current beauty product favorites that are BRINGING it.

Facial Oil 101

Throwing a GALentine’s Party

Chat soon,

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