Happy Friday | 10 Reasons to be Happy

Hello lovelies!

This week has been nonstop going for me. I completely forgot to make time on Wednesday to write my “10 Reasons to be Happy” so I decided to write one today. Happy Friday everyone!

1. My best friend turned 21!

2. Unlimited salad and breadsticks at Olive Garden. 

3. Great dance partners.

4. Laughing until your stomach hurts.

5. Being able to choose positivity over negativity. 

6. Blasting music with the car windows rolled down on the interstate.

7. Singing on top of your lungs and losing your voice.

8. Bubble tea. 

9. Friends who understand and accept you the way you are. 

10. Dancing on a stage with some of your favorite people and jumping off when you’re done. And not caring that you may or may not have sprained your ankle doing so. Oops.


What made you happy this week?

“Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times. If only one remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Larisa Rose




10 Reasons to be Happy | March 18, 2015

Hello lovelies!

Life has been amazing lately. It is hard to even look at the negative aspects of my life when God continues to pour blessings into it. Spring break is here and I am currently on a short vacation with my family.


1. Road trips to the beach with accompanying playlists. 

2. Getting a new car! My old car was as old as I am. Yikes. I am so blessed to have amazing parents who decided to help me get a new one.

3. Rewatching a favorite television series. I am currently binging on Gossip Girl. Blair Waldorf will forever be queen.

4. SPRANG BREAK! Enough said.

(I am literally laughing to myself right now and I kinda hate myself for even including this in my post. Oh well.)

5. Listening to seagulls crying on the wind as the ocean crashes onto the sand.

6. Finishing up an old journal and starting a new one. 

7. Picking fresh fruit from trees. 

8. Biking through sleepy, quaint beach towns. 

9. Hugs. 

10. Cutting 6 inches off your hair and feeling like a new person.

What has made you happy this past week?


Larisa Rose

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10 Reasons to be Happy | March 11, 2015


Hello lovelies!

It is almost time for spring break for me. As the week wraps up, I am counting down the days, hours, and minutes until I leave for the beach. School is as hectic as ever with midterms and projects being due this week but it will soon all be over. Here are my 10 reasons to be happy this week!


1. Only 2 more days until spring break!

2. Discovering new music and sharing your favorites with others. 

3. Spontaneous nights out with friends that keep you awake until 3 A.M.

4. Eating Chipotle with your best friend. 

5. Getting an A on your midterm that you panicked about the entire night prior to it. 

6. Rainy days spent writing in your favorite coffee shop.

7. Listening to a local band at a record store.

8. Thumbing through vintage records and finding hidden treasures.

9. Trying a new restaurant.

10. Reconnecting with old friends.


What has made you happy this week?


Larisa Rose

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10 Reasons to be Happy | March 4, 2015

Hello lovelies!

This week has been hectic and busy with my school works as all of my midterms and projects were due this week. Yikes. However, this week has been filled with happiness and excitement for a multitude of reasons.


1. MY BIG GOT ENGAGED THIS WEEKEND! This was so exciting for me. I love love. I love seeing two people in love. I cannot express how happy I am for her and her fiancé as they have been together for 6 years. It is crazy.

2. Planning my spring break beach trip. 

3. Midterms will be over for me after today. 

4. Making new friends in class because all of you are tired of reading British literature. 

5. Happy endorphins pumping through your body after a workout.

6. Rewatching my favorite foreign film, AmélieIt is strange, wonderful, and beautiful all at the same time. If you have not already seen it, I urge you to watch it as it is on Netflix.

7. Waking up late after my alarm did not go off and still making it to class on time. 

8. Making plans for my to shoot my first college senior photo set for one of my close friends. 

9. Advising appointments for my senior year of college. It is bittersweet feeling to know that I only have a year left before I enter the “real” world.

10. Letting go and moving on. 

Right now, I am currently in the process of finishing a new piece for my “Life, Love, and Lessons” series. It should be done and published by this weekend!

Now I want to know, what made you happy this week?


Larisa Rose

love larisa rose

10 Reasons to be Happy | February 17, 2015

Hello lovelies!

This week has been hectic. A few of my professors have pushed exam and project due dates to an earlier date. Yikes! I have been trying my best to accomplish all of the impending deadlines. I decided to take a break from my homework to post my weekly “10 Reasons to be Happy”. It is being posted a day earlier than normal, but I really needed the positivity in my life right now.


1. Vanilla lattes at your favorite local coffee shop. Coffee always makes me happy no matter what is going on in my life.

vanilla latte

2. Supportive friends.

3. Beautiful flowers on your dining room table. 

flowers in kitchen

4. Writing poetry. 

5. Taylor Swift’s new music video. It is strikingly beautiful and unique.

6. Quiet mornings spent praying and talking to Jesus. 

7. Crashing a wedding in an alley way. 

8. Finding boots on clearance for $12. Score!

9. My little brother always knowing how to make me smile. 

10. Embracing life and all of its curve balls.


What has made you happy this week? I challenge you to write a blog post about it and post it in the comment section below. Or simply let me know in the comment section below. Have a beautiful day readers!


Larisa Rose

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10 Reasons to be Happy | February 11, 2015

Hello lovelies!

I know I have not been regularly posting blogs as I promised at the beginning of the year. I have suffered from a severe case of writer’s block the past month. Hopefully, my writer’s block will soon be cured as I spend this upcoming weekend at a coffee shop trying to regain my imagination.


1. Having amazing coworkers and equally amazing bosses.

2.  The smell of a chai tea latte.

3. Friends who randomly text you words of inspiration.

4. Face masks from Lush.

5. Finding old crumpled up pieces of poetry.

6. Spending quality time with friends.

7. Sweaters that are two sizes too big.

8. Gasping for air while laughing.

9. Running for so long that your legs feel like Jell-O.

10. Hearing from old high school friends.

What has made you happy this past week?


Larisa Rose


10 Reasons to Be Happy| February 4, 2015

Hello lovelies!

In the midst of my chaotic semester, I have once again neglected my blog. Life has been a whirlwind of nonstop . Last night, I found myself having negative thoughts and it needed to stop. I decided to take some time out of my morning to reflect on the positive aspects in my life right now and what is making me happy.


1) Finding peace and relaxation in my yoga class.

2) Laughing with my best friend until our bellies ache.

3) New beginnings.

4) New friendships blooming.

5) Having a personal day to read the Bible and drink coffee.

6) Local coffee shops with a lively atmosphere.

7) Discovering new songs.

8) Re-watching a favorite movie.

9) Anticipating a new haircut.

10) Onesie PJs.

Elastic Heart by Sia is one of my new favorite songs. It’s strange yet beautiful. Give it a listen.

What has been making you happy lately? Have a beautiful day!


Larisa Rose

10 Reasons to be Happy | October 29, 2014

Hello lovelies!

I decided that it time for another “10 Things to be Happy About” post. This series filled my life with more happiness when I did it this past summer because it provided reasons for me to always keep my chin up. Life has been difficult lately so I thought the best way to counter the negativity was to focus on the positive aspects of my life.

1. Taylor Swift’s new album 1989. If you know me, I am a Taylor Swift fanatic. This album is so unique and different from Taylor’s previous music; yet, the album still sounds like her. All of the songs are relatable and catchy. (Is it too soon to already know all of the lyrics to every song?)

2. Friendly strangers in coffee shops. 

3. Drinking the best vanilla latte you have ever tasted.

4. Memories of a beautiful backpacking trip.


5. Getting a hair cut and feeling like a new person.

6. Finding the perfect accessories for your formal dress. 

7. Feeling the endorphins pump through your body during your work out.

8. Seeing the first signs of Christmas in stores.

9. New sweaters.

10. Reconnecting with old friends.

What are you happy about today?


Larisa Rose


10 Reasons to be Happy | July 29, 2014

Hello lovelies!

Another Wednesday has come and gone, so you know that means – another “10 Things to Be Happy About” post. I absolutely love doing this series. It always reminds me to find the positive points of the day. However, this will be my last weekly posting of this series. I will continue to do it randomly throughout the year but there will be no set schedule .

If you want to do a post or series like this, please tag me in it or let me know so I can check it out. I would love to read it!

Today I was feeling extremely nostalgic as I cleaned out my old bedroom in preparation for moving to my first apartment. Most of my “happy” points are from cleaning and finding hidden treasures. Here are my 10 things to be happy about today:

1. Falling back in love with an old favorite makeup product.

2. Reading old journals found in your room and laughing at your 15 year old self.

3. Finding my favorite old Hollister perfume. One whiff of this perfume was enough to whisk me away to my freshman year of high school. I used to be obsessed with Hollister clothing and smelling like the store when I was a young teen.

My well-loved Hollister “SoCal” perfume.

4. Enjoying the sun beams beat down on you as you walk around outside.

5. Writing and doodling.

6. Finding the perfect lamp at IKEA.

7. Online shopping. 

8. Dreaming about my future. 

9. Catching up with an old friend over coffee.

10. Finishing up the day with strawberry sorbet – yum!

What are you happy about today?


Larisa Rose

10 Reasons to be Happy | July 23, 2014

Hello lovelies!

It is Wednesday which means that is time for another post in my “1o Things to be Happy About” series. I love this series because it forces me to focus on all of the positive aspects of the day. If any of my fellow bloggers are interested in doing a post or series like this, please let me know! I would love to read it. Simply mention me in your post or let me know whenever it is written. Now let’s get started!

1. Chai tea lattes with soy milk. Anyone care for a recipe?

2. Making decorations for my first apartment.

3. Cute kids.

4. Delicious and healthy snacks.

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5. Countdowns to an exciting day.

6.  Hearing from sorority sisters.

7. Noticing that my hair is longer.

8. My last day of being a restaurant hostess. 

9. My adorable dog keeping me company. 

10. Unlimited reruns of Gossip Girl available on Netflix. In case you didn’t already know that Gossip Girl is on Netflix, you are welcome.


Larisa Rose