{Fresh Friday}

Happy...Happy Friday!!!
How are you today!?!?!?

I am pretty a-ok! I was in a tiny funk....and am still determined to pull myself out!!! It's just a little lack of sunshine that causes these hiccups in the wintertime!

Anywho....I had two super happy things happen to me this week....Caron from Caron's Beach House sent me the sweetest card and a package of seaglass that she collected herself!!! I mean really......how nice is that!!!! Stop by her site if you get a chance.....
and can I mention....Simple Daisy has partnered up with her retail site too!!!!!

And......I ordered a couple happy new things to start getting me in the spring spirit and they came this week!!! And on the day that Caron's seaglass came! Happy......Just Happy:):):)

I am really hoping that says...Each day is a gift....in French:):):)

Maybe Sealuara will chime in and let me know:):):) Another lovely blog!!! She is beachy....fashionable...and a language teacher!! Plus she lives in California....how awesome:):)  I am always inspired when I stop by her little happy place:)

But really.....each day truly is a gift! It's really amazing when you take a minute to just stop and think about that!!!!

Our attitude really determines so much of our lives! As you know....I am NOT a winter kind of girl....and right about now....it's starts to really wear on me!

But I just keep reminding myself that the pretty little daffodils are under the snow and just waiting to show their happy little faces in just a couple of weeks!! I keep reminding myself to slow down and not wish the winter days away....for all I am doing is wishing my life away...

And right about this time of each and every year.....I start dreaming...and I mean really dreaming of warm spring days....sunshine on my soul kind of days....

and so....I take a peek at all the happy spring clothes just making their appearance and I make a few purchases!

This year....I am determined to step up my style just a tiny bit!

I have decided to step out of my comfort zone and enter into the world of flat sandals and stripes!!!

The dress is a wee bit short for my liking .... and paired with my little bit of winter *love*.....well....lets just say I am even more motivated to eat healthy and get even more busy in the fitness department!!  Or maybe i'll just keep the *love* and wear some skinny white jeans under the dress:):)

What about you........
Does winter *love* have you down a bit!?!?!?

What do you do to lose your winter *love*?!?!?!?

Anywho...the flat sandals!! Love them!! I felt so stylish just putting them on!

Watch out spring time......Simple Daisy is going to be rockin' some new styles:)

And lately, I have been into long necklaces!! This one is a Simple Daisy necklace that I really love!!!!
I stamped it with the initial J for my husband....awwwww:):):): I don't even think he knows I wear a necklace with his initial stamped on it!!!!!!!

So anywho....what do you think of my new and improved style!?!?!?!?!?!
I think it's so beachy fresh:):) 

It makes me pretty darn happy!! Now .....for the winter *love*!

When it's time to get busy losing a few lbs....I am the kind of girl who has to cut the  {tastey, delicious, roll around in them if I could} starchy carbs!!!!

They love me and I love them. I have no will power......Pizza...sure i'll eat it all plus the wine and the breadsticks!!!

So I have been focusing on more veggies and protein!!!

Here's what I made for dinner the other evening:):)

Not nearly as good as pizza.....but healthy nonetheless!!

Plus I want to feel good in that striped dress you know!

I really do love this type of food too!!

and one of my amazing friends is always making things like this....I love her....she doesn't even ever use a recipe...she just mixes things together and it always tastes fantastic!! She inspires me:):)

I rarely use recipes too....which I why I always just tell you what I used...not how much!!!!!

But Erika...now that girl can cook!!! I don't think I know another cook as good as her:):)

Don't you just love inspiring friends!!
So do tell....what do you do when it's time to lose your winter *love*?!?!?!?!?

If you'd like.....share your recipes or healthy ideas on my Fresh Fridays linky party!! We are in this together after all!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please....do not link to an Etsy shop, online store or other selling venue
But do....
link your healthy recipe or workout plan.
feel free to grab my button and share your link on your blog:):)
And be sure to stop by and say "hello" to everyone!! It is a party after all!!!!
And mostly....enjoy learning about what others do to stay fit, healthy and HAPPY:):)

"When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels" unknown


  1. I sometimes wear flip flops around the house to feel that Spring will come along sometime soon. Love your new outfit!
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks for the reminder winter will end! The-20* wind chills are too much for me. I love the outfit!

  3. I love winter at the start, but six weeks in and I'm over it. Grey jumpers are my favourite, and those sandals are awesome!! Yes, the starchy carbs pile on the *winter lurve* for me too, so I try and stick to the veggies and protein. Works fine when I stick to it.
    Sending some sunshine your way,

    Lisa x

  4. Love the dress and sandals! Oh I can't wait for flip flops, I would wear all year if I didn't get so cold!! I get the winter funk, currently in right now, but you keep on keeping on! :) I need to start some exercise soon and I can't wait for all the delicious recipes on Fresh Fridays! :)

  5. You look adorable!! No changes needed. Looks like you already eat very healthy. I'm a tofu girl, myself. Yum!! Those sandals are too cute. I can think of no other winter pick-me-up than getting a pedi and putting on cute sandals. Your pinkies look great with the shoes!!

  6. love this! thanks for stopping by my blog - i love yours as well! :)

  7. Heather, I would like to thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog recently. I am a newbie who has not yet gotten the hang of it all. I have been looking at yours and I love it all. Your name simpedaisy! your colors! pictures! your words! and especially your jewelry!! Wish I had been around to try for your last giveaway! I am going to add you to my blog list so I can come back to visit. Hope you visit again. Oh and your sandals are gorgeous!

  8. You have such a fun blog. I think I want to link with you for healthy recipes next week. I can't today...I'm running out of time, but what a fun idea!

  9. You certainly do look all "beachy".

    I'd suggest not giving up the pizza, simply make whole-wheat crust and skip the traditional toppings. We use caramelized onions, walnuts and arugla and most of the time skip the cheese, or less than 1/3 cup of gorgonzola. Just a thought.

  10. Ya know, California is only a flight away!! I just ordered a necklace off of your Etsy. I can't wait to get it. Happy Friday!

  11. To wear off the love:
    1) I walk 45 minutes every morning from 5:45 to 6:30.
    2) Switch to drinking nothing but water and hot tea.
    3) Cut out the carbs, sugars, and salts.

    Heather, I want to order the "Drift Necklace" but I need to know how long the chain is when the clip is unfastened. 20"?

  12. My husband is outside shoveling as I'm typing.... The one thing I enjoy about winter is the quiet!

  13. You teamed up with Caron? That is SO cool! Her store is amazing and I just know this will prove to be a great match.

    Love the new look. Here it would be perfect for a winter beachy style, too hot in the summer for sure.

    btw, my friend Karen told me she ordered three of your jewelry pieces over the holidays for her three nieces and they were a HUGE hit. I can't wait to see them.

  14. Love the shoes...way too cute! I don't know but that adorable dress just says "beach" to me. I have to admit...I wear flip-flops here in Florida year round. Not to work, but shopping, and just around town. It's been really cold here, but my feet still have them on!!! Great post, really enjoyed it!

    Happy Weekend!!!


  15. Love your cute striped dress and sandals. It's fun sometimes to put on something you love and plan to wear in the Spring. It helps to keep us on track with our fitness, right? As you know, I've been watching what I'm eating and exercising more. I'm seeing results too. Yeah for me! Spring will be here soon.


  16. Haether I am so happy to find you!! We have so many mutual blog friends in common!!

    I love everything you are doing how exciting! Love your outfit!

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  17. I do love winter...but not the LoNg winter we get here in the midwest! It makes me feel better to take a hot bubble bath, put on my jammies and curl up on the couch with some hot cocoa and a book...or currently I am crocheting a blanket in pretty beachy colors! :)


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