happy monday [ i & i ]

This makes me smile.... 
and reminds me of why I don't like to Google my name- because even in a sea of things that make my eyes sparkle with joy one negative note can throw my whole song out of tune.
I try to remember.... everyone's got haters & they ain't going anywhere so embrace their existence and the avoid them like the plague. 
Treat others the way you want to be treated, don't hate. Along that same vein.... treat yourself the way you want to treat others, don't hate.
At least that's what I try to remember. Sometimes I suck at it though.

*to clarify- I hadn't "Googled" anything post Miss USA and I wanted to sift through all of the websites and articles that were floating around* :) 

Don't forget summer!
(i need to take my own advice)
Treat summer like the good ole' days. Even if just for one day. Be adventurous, get lost in a library, let a popsicle drip down your arm, be curious, drag your feet in flip-flops and enjoy the actual "flop" sound against the pavement, watch MTV, take a deep breath, paint your toenails raspberry, lay in the grass even if it makes your legs itch, don't count calories, look for lady bugs, chalk a sidewalk, buy yourself flowers and put one behind your ear, listen to the Spice Girls, lay under the covers in your wet swimsuit.... my goodness the list is endless but the summer is not. Take advantage of the things you miss doing and have a toast for me.

coral lips and impromptu road trips,


  1. Dear Brittany- I love this. Don't let "anonymous" people get you down. NM loves you and you truly are an inspiration to me! :)

  2. :)) I'm not angry. I was simply just curious. Thank you Hanah!

  3. I stumbled across your blog early this morning. You are my new favorite read. And the Haters Gonna Hate graphic is now my Facebook profile pic. Thanks for being real!

  4. Wow, I love this post Brittany! Today I think I'll celebrate summer :D Thank you!

  5. This is fantastic inspiration and a feast for thought. The golden rule is a way of life. Thanks for posting!

  6. Brittany, your probably one of the most beautiful people I've ever had the good fortune of stumbling across. Your outer beauty is absolutely stunning, but your heart is made of gold, and your spirit touches others in more ways than you know. Your words are much wiser than your age. Don't let anyone's opinion sway your faith in yourself. Your gonna do big things in the world! All of us New Mexican's know it and so do the haters. That's why they hate! ;) good luck to you girly, and remember for every hater you've got out there you've got 10 fans lining up to back you!

  7. AhhhhhAhhhh you guys flippin' rock!!!! Thank you soooo much!! <3