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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Why You Should Celebrate Everything & Anything!

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Oof!  Is there anything so exciting as a special occasion coming up on the horizon?!  I'm really hoping you're nodding right now... but if not that's totally fine, because I'm 110% prepared to preach as to why you should be celebrating everything and anything.  Because here's the thing; a lot of life is made up of the not-so-exciting moments.  The normal, the mundane.  And so it's up to us to make a real fuss over the more thrilling parts of life.  I'm not just talking about vacations and public holidays, I'm talking about treating yourself to something you've saved up for, doing something you've put off doing for a looooong time, or even getting a manicure!  Because when you really think about it, there's a lot we could be celebrating...
Grapes crackers and cheese

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Okay, so I have a theory - and bear with me here - and that is that our general concept of time via the annual calendar is what tends to dictate the majority of our mood.  And so if this is the case, surely a huge part of our happiness depends on the special occasions that pave the way in front of us?!  For example, as a very general rule, everyone tends to become more cheerful throughout the festive season, loved-up on Valentine's Day, family-oriented on Easter Sunday and excited on birthdays.  Just imagine if we each started applying these levels of celebration to the smaller things in life?!

There's nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

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Glasses - Astrid Cocktail Glasses c/o Prezzybox

Marble stand - Irina Serving Stand


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Preaching over; time to focus on this setting, which, is of course celebration themed!  And what better way to celebrate than whip out the cheese and crackers?!  The marble stand is from Anthropologie and both the vase and glasses are from Prezzybox.  As always, I'm drawn to the metallic accents and particularly so for these honeycomb-style cocktail glasses that are now destined to be my 'celebration glasses'.  By this, I mean they'll be revealed and filled to the brim for every special occasion and reason for celebration!  The vase will also be treasured; and I may even pick up the rose pink version as well sometime very soon!  Swoon

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I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic!  Do you like to make a big deal out of special occasions?  Do you celebrate often?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x



Thank you to Prezzybox for working with me on this post!

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28 comments

  1. Amen to that. We should take any opportunity to celebrate life. I love celebrations and when there isn't a special occasion on the horizon, I make my own. This evening we celebrated because it's Saturday night. Seems like a good enough reason for a celebration, so we went out and had some drinks to celebrate that.

    Lovely decor. The plates are so pretty and the food looks yummy.

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  2. Omg this post was amazing i love your photos

    jadieegosh

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  3. I completely agree! Life is short and we should celebrate the little things! These photos are absolutely dreamy. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  4. You are sooo right Gabriella! Life is too short I had a great commit suicide recently and the entire experience taught me to celebrate EVERYTHING :) Have a great weekend my Friend
    xoxo
    Mary | www.evolvewithmary.com

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  5. Your cheese and crackers look lovely, what a cute stand! I agree, we should celebrate the little things! :) Life would be pretty boring if we just waited for the next holiday to celebrate or spend time with loved ones!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) It's really stormy here, but it's making it a bit cooler so it's welcome!

    Away From The Blue

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  6. I want to come to one of your parties! What a gorgeous display. You're absolutely right, celebrating is always a good idea xx

    Violethollow.com

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  7. LOOOOOOVE that dainty look on your photos! Everything looks so classy and chic! And I agree, we should have a reason to celebrate everything!

    Natalie
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  8. Ahhhh what mouthwatering photos Gabrielle! But back to the subject matter... I totally agree! I really feel that any birthday should be celebrated, whether or not it's a 'big' birthday and I always organise something to celebrate mine and my fiancé's anniversary, even though we're not married. And why the hell not? Life is too short not to make the most of such occasions after all!

    Musings & More

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  9. Gosh this spread looks absolutely fabulous Gabrielle! YOLO and yes I agree that we should take every opportunity to celebrate all that's good in our lives. It just helps us to appreciate and be grateful for all that's positive all the more and especially during such turbulent times.

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  10. It's funny you're posting this post now because just the other day, I was talking to my friend and said there's always something to celebrate. I think in our generation, we're so work-focussed, we forget to let lose a little and just have some fun. When think of celebrating when it comes to birthdays or weddings, anniversaris, Christmas, or New Years. But why not celebrate for all the hard work you did that week? Implementing a new habit into your daily life, or just celebrate your wonderful self and all those you love? I think doing so would make everyone happier and enjoy the harder things in life more. Happy Sunday xx

    Isabella | www.beingisabella.com

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  11. Lovely photography! - And you're right, sometimes celebrate just because. :)

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  12. Lovely post, the photos are so gorge! And I couldn't agree more, I'm big on celebrations no matter how small the celebration!

    Sam
    www.sams-wardrobe.com

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  13. I'm a firm believer in celebrating.. not necessarily everything but milestones and successes big and small.

    Have a lovely week ahead! Xx

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  14. That is a great idea! Celebrate everything, life is short!

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  15. Gorgeous Gabrielle! Just so you know, I've been a bit M.I.A from your blog because of wedding planning and life lol, but I always love reading about your updates and seeing your beautiful taste in fashion and decor over social media. :)
    As for today's topic, heck yeah! I'm pretty sure if we all stop for a second and check around us in our life, we'll find reasons to celebrate. And trust me, there will be always a good excuse to indulge in those yummy snacks you have there! ;)
    Have a lovely week eahead!!
    xx

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  16. OMG love this post babe!! Sometimes it's so important to celebrate the little things

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    Ellie xx

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  17. Just stopping by to say hi and wish you a great week ahead!

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  18. I love this Gabriel. We should definitely celebrate and embrace small victories and not just keep it for the usual fanfare. I don't practice it myself, more so the "treat yourself" one though. I sometimes over indulge on the retail therapy but I do think there is a healthy way to treat and spoil yourself at least once a week

    Sxx
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  19. Most definitely, celebrate everything!! Life is too short, every day should be fantastic. Even being alive is a celebration :)) Happy new week to you lovely xx

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  20. I don't even remember when I was celebrating my birthday :) I definitely need to rethink my lifestyle and relax :) Thank you for the post!
    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

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  21. You are totally right. and all of the food looks so yummy.
    xo Corina
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  22. I try to celebrate the moments, life is too short to wait for special occasions. And there is always time for cheese and crackers.

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  23. PREACH GIRL!
    Couldn't agree more with you! Just being alive and waking up every day should be celebrated! :)

    Renee @ Maritime Mama

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  24. Such an amazing post!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/03/transitioning-into-spring.html

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  25. Agreed, I think if we started celebrating more, we would be more aware of all the little blessings in our lives as well! This setup is so pretty and looks so delish!

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  26. YAY loved this post! So uplifting :)

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  27. I couldn't agree more. I love celebrating!!! And putting all the little details together too - yours look lovely!! xo

    www.veronikanovotny.com (life + style blog)

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