Like most people these days, our lives seem to rarely slow down. It takes a truly conscious effort to stop and smell the roses, and sometimes we just forget. In the midst of our laundry list of things to do this weekend, I kept forgetting to stop and smell the roses….until we stumbled upon these actual gorgeous roses, and I quite literally had to stop and smell them. It was a reminder to slow down and enjoy the weekend. So while I did indeed continue through my to-do list, I also made a conscious effort to: relax in my garden, enjoy a walk with my husband, shop a good sale (hello new French Connection dress!), savor treats from our favorite bakery, admire my new ring, and (my favorite), dance in the backyard with Mr. RC.
I know life can get crazy (especially on a Monday), but don’t forget to take the time to stop and smell the beautiful roses all around you.
P.S. If you’re looking for a way to “stop and smell the roses”, take a few minutes to hop on over to Rachael Ryen Jewelry (where my ring is from) to browse all the beautiful pieces. The line, based out of Boston and available online as well as boutiques and retailers throughout the country, is all about bold shapes, vibrant gemstones, and timeless designs. Trust me when I say that looking (and shopping!) through Rachael’s gorgeous (but affordable) pieces is the perfect way to take a break and “smell the roses”.