take time to smell the roses

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During such a stressful time that entails constant studying for exams, I have lately found salvation in the little things.

*Brambly Hedge Tales (the best of all) *heated blankets and new floral sheets *striking a match and lighting a candle *hot chocolate while working *home baked treats awaiting me after school *The Snow Child by Ewoyn Ivey *weekly weekend trips to the bakery *trips to the markets on chilly Sunday mornings, warmed by scarfs *impromtue entries in delicate diaries *baths with bubbles *roses in bloom *pancakes for breakfast *letters in the mail  *afternoon walks to a lake *admiring modest houses on said walks and daydreaming about my own future home *smiles from strangers *classical mix tapes *lists *staining my mind with inspirational quotes and beautiful words *a spritz of perfume *listening to ones own heartbeat *observing the night sky

10 comments:

  1. I really needed this! I've been really stressed with school lately. This has brightened up my day. Have a gorgeous weekend Carina!
    P.S: Great picture choice too, it's so cute :)

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  2. This is such a lovely post, dear. I've been finding comfort in many of the same things. That tiny hedgehog is darling! xx

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  3. Gorgeous post, have a great weekend :)

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  4. love your post and i'm waiting for new.

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  5. This is so adorable- I really love your blog. I've been super stressed with school, so this is a massive pick-me-up! Thanks for the sweet comment on my post. x
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  6. this is great:)
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  7. Carina! I'm missing your posts so much, they are so dreamy, inspirational and lovely. Can we expect one any time soon? :)
    xx Maria

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