September 18, 2014

101 in 1001

I can't even remember the last time I wrote an update of my 101 in 1001 list! It looks like it's been since March!! Since my last update I:

1. Sent a few more handwritten notes.

14. Visited my grandpa in Florida.

25. Tried mangosteen and papaya (A loves weird, excuse me--exotic, fruit).

27. Got my first facial with a Gilt City voucher. Not only was it amazing, but it was doubly amazing since it was the afternoon after a red eye flight!

48. Bought Winning London on DVD #favoritemovieever.

81. Finally made it to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. It was a beautiful space with an amazing collection. I was especially interested in the space as an event venue. Too bad you aren't allowed to take pictures! 

90. I got a new laptop!!!!! I finally replaced my 7 year old laptop from freshman year of college and L-O-V-E my new Macbook Air.

95. Start a new blog series. Check out all my Local posts here!

September 17, 2014

wed / recent pins

This week for Wedding Wednesday I wanted to share a couple of my favorite recent favorites from Pinterest. What's inspiring you lately?

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September 16, 2014

diy / affordable art

I've blogged in the past about my gallery wall and wanted to share the latest addition. As much as I would love to go out and spend thousands of dollars on prints and original art, it's not always in the cards so I've DIYed a few of the frames. (If anyone is interested in more detail, I wrote a bit about it here.)

I am very excited about the most recent addition (on the far left). I was a Brownie Girl Scout for a year (Troop 007!) but my badges never were ironed onto my vest. I cut a piece of brown kraft paper, stuck some sticky mounting squares, and stuck those merit badges in the frame. 

I had all the materials and BOOM! All it cost me was a frame. 

DIY anything fun for the apartment lately?

September 15, 2014

quote / if you haven't found it


I've been blogging since October 2010 and over the last six months I've been working on switching platforms from Tumblr to Blogger. After manually transferring over 300 posts (and more to come down the road), I am thrilled to redirect my URL this morning! Welcome to the new and improved A Wink and A Smile!! Be sure to check out my favorites and 101 in 1001 pages. My favorite feature is the ability for readers to comment. I can't wait to hear what ya'll have to say. Happy Monday and thanks for reading. ;) and :)