Why hello! It's another Friday which means it's another round of 5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥. I encourage you to delve deep inside your soul to see what you're loving. Something big? Something fun? Something seasonal? Join me. Let's spread positivity, light, & happiness!

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Pure Joy

In the hustle & bustle of our daily lives, it's nice to just have those moments of pure joy. Sometimes it's the relief of finally catching up with your best friend or the moment of bliss when you try a really delicious dessert. It's extremely important to be aware of these moments because they are fleeting.

bird's nest cupcake

Bird's Nest Cupcake

Easter has come & gone but its pastels remain with us. I couldn't help but share this charming bird's nest cupcake I received. Isn't it delightful? I especially love the chocolate eggs with the crispy inside. Yay! Love those things.

spring blooms

Spring Blooms (Again)

Yes, yes. I know I mentioned spring blooms in my last 5 Things post, but I'm just so obsessed with them. They're everywhere & they're absolutely remarkable. I admire nature & the beauty she brings to the world.

lavendar candle, bblackbox

Lavender Candle*

As you probably are aware, I'm a fan of candles & equally as obsessed with lavender. Although I burn through candles relatively quickly, this adorably petite bblackbox lavender candle smells just as its name describes. The bits of genuine lavender help it stand out from the crowd.



I've been vegetarian for just about 10 years now & the vegetarian options have progressed miraculously over the years. When I spotted a sale on some of my favorite vegan-friendly faux meat alternatives, I couldn't resist stocking up on some Gardein products. I mean it; I really stocked up! Two products for $5?!?! That's unheard of. I like to add these to meals as a source of protein when I'm feeling like I need a little pizzazz.

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* Disclaimer: I received the lavender candle from bblackbox as a PR sample. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure here. :]