I love you x 100

10:46 AM


I was scrolling through the Moments section on Twitter today and came across #100LoveNotes. It was such a touching story, I just felt the need to write about it… especially since I love the fact that it is something positive that is being spread like wildfire. There needs to be more stories like this in the world.



I first noticed the story while browsing Twitter Moments and saw the title “100 Love Notes sends uplifting wishes.” From there, I was able to read more about Hyong Yi, a man who lost his wife to cancer last year. A year after her death, he wrote 100 love notes to her and handed them out to others on the street. This is so beautiful to me, sharing his love for his wife with others, spreading love and positivity in her honor.



What I love about this is that the love being shared is contagious. Scrolling through this Moment’s stream, I see more and more love notes created by others. I see Tweets from people saying how they shared their love with someone today. It is such a positive reaction; I can’t help but smile. In a world full of negativity and tragedy, this is a truly beautiful thing.


We sometimes get too caught up in life to realize that it is so short. We need to take the time to share our love with others. Send a little love note to someone you care about, write an uplifting little note to hand to a complete stranger. The possibilities are endless and the end result is incredible. Imagine how nice it would be to receive a love note from someone every day; now imagine making someone else’s day better by doing the same for them.



It’s funny how this post all came from just browsing the Twitter Moments, but I think that is what is so great about the new feature. It gets us talking about the things that are important to us. It is a way to learn something new or read about something that you would have never noticed was going on without seeing it on your feed. Do you use the Moments feature on Twitter? If you do, what is a Moment that you enjoyed catching up on? Let me know, I am always looking for new things to read or look into!



☮❀ You deserve all the love notes in the world ❀☮

xoxo Briddy Nicole ☪

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Twitter through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Twitter, all opinions are my own.

The "It" Bag (My Camera Bag)

3:42 PM


This is literally the "it" bag that you have been looking for. THEIT Bag to be exact. I had been looking for a camera bag for the longest time, but they were all so boring. I understand, it's a bag for your camera.. so it should be functional. That doesn't mean your sense of fashion should have to suffer. This is where THEIT comes in. Is this not one of the most gorgeous camera bags you have ever laid eyes on?


It honestly reminds me of a Michael Kors handbag that I carried around last year. I love the quilted pattern and the studs are the perfect touch. This specific bag is the Bossi, which is beautiful and functional. I love that it has the padded sections for my camera and lenses, as well as my new microphone. I also love all of the little zippered compartments, perfect for your memory cards and other small accessories.


This is so much better than a boring old camera bag, it's the perfect fashion accessory. Plus, it is way better for my camera than what I was doing before (throwing it in my purse, so bad.. I know). I would definitely recommend checking out their selection if you are looking for a new camera bag and want to avoid the basic fanny packs that people call camera bags.

☁ ❀ You have THEIT factor (get it, lol) ❀ 

xoxo Briddy Nicole 



And so it begins..

2:56 PM


It finally happened.
My baby grew up on me.

Today was a bittersweet day. My little Marin's first day of preschool was today. She jumped out of bed, so excited. I put her hair up "like a princess," she always tells me. I drove her to school and she didn't even wait for me to say goodbye, she disappeared into the huddle of little ones.

I honestly didn't know what to do with myself. This is a good thing though. She will learn how to play with others, how to write her name, how to be independent. I will learn to trust others with my child, handle time without my baby, and realize that she is growing up.

This really is a good thing though. I've thought about how much fun she will have and how much she will learn. I've thought about the extra time I will have now to clean and organize my house, finally get back into a filming routine, and basically just have the time that I need to be active on social media. I mean, look at this, how long has it been since I have posted on here? With Marin in preschool, I'll have a little more free time to post on my blog and my channel, it's a win-win.

Still, I am a little upset at how quickly she forgot about me when I took her to school. She was so excited to show me the apple that she made today in arts & crafts, so I guess I can't be too upset.
Until next time!

☮❀ Smile, my little cinnamon apples ❀☮

xoxo Briddy Nicole ☪

I Just Wanna Be A Toys"R"Us Kid!

3:21 PM



Current mood.

If it's one thing I hate about being an adult, it's that EVERY adult problem that you can possibly have always decides to show up on the same day. You have a problem with someone that you have to deal with regardless, they pick today to be extremely annoying and in your face. You need to be productive, yet your toddler decides that this is the week that nobody should sleep. Your dog forgets about being potty trained. You have packages that need to be signed for? You wait all day, but the second you go to the store because you are out of toilet paper.. there's the UPS man at your door leaving a slip. Oh, and did I mention, it's that time of the month? Because it is. You're welcome.

I feel a spa day coming in my near future. I've already made hair appointments, which I'm extremely excited about. I think these next few weeks will need a little more me time scheduled in. I think that is a big necessity in making "being an adult" work. You need to remember that you are still human and need to take some time to yourself, pencil in a pause button..


My advice to everyone is to just hit that mental "pause button" every once in a while. Relax, do something for you. From a hair/nail appointment to a mini Netflix binge, do something that makes you happy and doesn't involve the stress of the daily grind. Recently, I haven't been doing that and I can definitely feel it. I'm working on getting my schedule back on track and everything back in order, so I will be sure to allow myself a little more ME time.

In other news, one of those missed packages was my new camera. As soon as I get it and get everything set up, videos will be back and some better blog posts (I want to include more pictures in my posts, let me know what you think). I have missed the interaction, so I'm super excited for this. 2015 is turning into a great year, even if I have to be an adult sometimes ;)

☮❀ Don't grow up, it's a trap ❀☮

xoxo Briddy Nicole ☪


Midnight Motivation..

2:10 AM



I've noticed that recently, I have been staying up EXTREMELY late. Like to the point where I'm sleeping in and missing half of the day.. assuming I get some sleep. Otherwise, I'm a coffee-fueled crazy person (you know the kind, the ones that have conversations and arguments with themselves in public). Not exactly what you want people to think of when they see you.

Yes, my schedule is currently in a bad place, to say the least.. but I always get this "midnight motivation," the title of this post. It keeps me up at night because I get all of these ideas and start running with them. I mean, look at me right now, I'm posting on my blog! Something that should be done frequently, but that's another story. Regardless, I get this motivation to do everything that I didn't get done during the day.


I think a big reason that my life has been so scattered is because I haven't been using a planner. Crazy, I know.. I have always tried to be an organized person and I live for schedules and lists. I have had planners and calendars since I was little, carrying around a Lisa Frank day planner. Sure, having a toddler definitely isn't helping my sleeping schedule or organization skills, but I think the structure that I found through planning things out is something that I need to bring back into my life.

And who wouldn't want a super cute planner like these? I swear, I typed in planner on Tumblr and these were the first few that popped up and I died. LOVE THEM! Well, that was my little rambling of the night. I'm determined to try and schedule things out better in the very near future, only time will tell. I just need to get this midnight motivation to shine through a little earlier in the day..

☮❀ Stay hustlin' and Carpe that Diem ❀☮

xoxo Briddy Nicole ☪