I Believe In....

I believe in yellow.

I believe the best form of exercise comes in cartwheels, handstands, and that ugly type of laughter.
I believe in dancing to the cupid shuffle whenever the opportunity arises. DO NOT PASS THIS UP. It’s that important.
I believe in dressing your best when out in public. You never know who you may run into.
I believe in sweatpants for all of those times you aren’t in public.
I believe in acting like a woman. 90% of the time.
I believe that sometimes the only thing you need to make yourself feel better is a real, genuine, heartfelt cry.
I believe in hugs.
I believe in Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice.
I believe in driving with the windows down. No matter the temp.
I believe in sleeping in. But not past 9.
I believe in eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara. More so than that, I believe in concealer.
I believe in star crunches, pizza rolls, and old school popcorn.
I believe in firm handshakes.
I believe in the motto “this too shall pass…”
I believe in cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.
I believe in classy photo opps.
I believe in blankets, hot tea, and bubble baths on rainy days.
I believe in a clean and uncluttered house.
I believe in Jesus and His written word.

I believe in having a glass (or two) of wine. Daily.

I believe in hanging up the phone when somebody drops the F bomb on you.
I believe in Nelly, Juvenile, Jason Mraz, and Hunter Hayes Pandora radio stations.
I believe in running your blog like a business.
I believe in boy time.
I believe in giving compliments to total strangers.
I believe in the P90X Ab Ripper X video.
I believe in girl time.
I believe in your mom jokes.
I believe in building up a dependable savings account.
I believe that children were made to teach adults how to love deeper.
I believe in singing loud. No matter how terrible your voice is.
I believe in grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Without it, we’d all be screwed.
I believe in teeth whiteners and/or teeth whitening photo editing features.
I believe in wearing short shorts and wedges.
I believe that the most dreaded moments end up being some of the best moments.
I believe in eating macaroni and cheese whenever the craving strikes.
I believe in mornings alone at the beach.
I believe that joy is a choice. A choice that I want to choose daily.
I believe in living the heck out of this beautiful life.  
What do you believe in?
Link up below and let me know.




  1. I love this, Erin. You are way too pretty and funny and so real. Thanks for posting this - I'm going to have to come up with something!


  2. Children (and puppies) were most certainly made for that reason. Always I believe in wedges with just about anything. What in the haiyeelll is a star crunch?

  3. You believe in some wonderful things :) We believe the same things about make-up too so that's always good! I wasn't planning to blog tomorrow but I miiiight just have to now ;)

  4. I believe that now I have a craving for mac and cheese even though I just ate dinner

  5. I love this SO much! I always say that happiness in a choice and I put that in my post too :) Agreed with the cupid shuffle! I mean, how could you NOT dance to it?! Impossible. Linking up now!

  6. I loved reading your list Erin!!! So many things on it made me happy. :)

  7. I love this!!! Can I just tell you how amazing I think you are. And your blog. You are such a positive inspiration to us all, I love it!! Thanks lady!!! :) :)

  8. Amen! Well said, very well said! Is that Margartaville picture possibly taken in Nashville? Just wondering :)

  9. Amen! Well said, very well said! Is that Margartaville picture possibly taken in Nashville? Just wondering :)

  10. Love this sister! I believe you are one of my favorite bloggers, EVER. ;) xoxo

  11. I LOVE this!!! It definitely makes me think about what I believe. I'll have to do this soon. :)

  12. Erin, this is one SWEET link-up! I need to move my post for tomorrow to next week so I can do this one :) Thanks for always keeping the bloggin' world alive and well {and fun!}.

  13. that is SO fun! i love this! if you do this again next week, i think i'll have to join in. :)

  14. That is really fun! I might have to do a post and link up. :)

    Sarah http://sarahslittlerandomthoughts.blogspot.com/ (I am having a giveaway right now)

  15. I absolutely love this! Some made me laugh and some made me stop and think. What a great list :)


  16. i love this post, erin! thanks for hosting... just had to stay up (til almost 3 am... gonna regret that in a few hours) to write mine!

    i love how you mixed humor with seriousness. perfection!

  17. Love your list! I totally agree about the teeth whitening programs! Err... I mean strips. Ha!

    Kristine The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

  18. I just did my first link up with one of the coolest bloggers around!
    Let me know if you can see it please!


  19. Found you through sweet Chelsea at Life is a Sunset and I'm so glad I did!

    I am lovin' this link-up. Don't have time to link-up myself today, but most definitely will next week!

    Oh, and I definitely believe in only sleeping in until 9. Anytime after and I feel like I've wasted the whole day!

  20. I believe this is one of my favorite posts you have written. Simple and to the point!

  21. we hold many of the same beliefs :) especially driving with the windows down no matter the temperature!! have a wonderful day filled with all of these things xo

  22. Preach on, preacher. I loved this, and might just have to link up :)

  23. Of course I relate to like 99.9999% of everything you said. Ok 100%. I knew we were blood related or should be ;) Thanks for doing the link up.

  24. I absolutely love this idea Erin! This is such a great idea to share with everyone. I hope you keep doing link ups!

    I love all your "I believe," I think we share quite a few in common :)


  25. Absolutely WONDERFUL post!
    I DO believe in wine, cartwheels, and a good ugly laugh!
    And....I do believe in YOU!
    You are a great inspiration!
    Thank you for the sunny smile every day.

  26. Is the bridge picture in Nashville?!! It looks an awful lot like down town!! This is such a cute post and i cant wait to be able to sit down later and do my own!! :)

  27. Nothing like a little positive boost and a smile to start the day off right. Thanks, Erin!

    I believe that a little eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss work wonders. I believe that your child's smile can make a terrible day into a better one. I believe that boots/scarves and chilly, fall weather are the bee's knees. I believe that mistakes are some of the best learning tools because they not only teach you lessons but show you what not to do and how to improve yourself/a situation. I believe that Pumpkin Spice lattes from Starbucks should be available all year long. I believe that a facial and massage can make you feel like a brand new woman. I could obvs go on and on, but I think this will do haha.

  28. What a lovely and uplifting post! I can't wait to sit and write my list! I'll be linking up soon!

  29. I LOVE this - totally linking up today!

  30. OMG...that was an amazing roller coaster of sweetness and hilariousness.

    I believe you are the coolest

  31. I'm your newest GFC Follower and just linked up. Enjoyed reading your post!

  32. Loving this link up!

    xo, Emily

  33. "I believe in mornings alone at the beach" is the best, I wish I could be there right now ;)

  34. Love this link-up idea! Just wrote mine and am adding now! PS - I dropped you a hint in my post... :)


    Is this gonna be a regular Thursday thing?! Cuz I'm already looking forward to the next one!



  36. wow! what a great turn out you had! this was SO fun!! i so agree on so many of your i believe - the crying one tho is a must! haha! XO

  37. No way, you like star crunches AND Pizza rolls! Those are my two favorite snacks! I agree with you on so many of these...thanks for the link up, I joined in!

  38. I am so doing this tomorrow! I love all the things you believe in and they just show how awesome you are!

  39. I believe that you.. YELLOW were all over blogland.. ALL OVER IT today.

  40. So glad I found your blog and this great link up... Definitely starting to follow and going to link up now!!
    Caley - www.ellieloveblog.blogspot.com

  41. Loove yoour blog and this idea. I was enjoying in writing my post, and I think i`ll do part 2 :)

    Your newest follower,

  42. Ahhhhh!!!! I loved this! And I loved reading other peoples "believe" posts too. I'll just have to jump on the bandwagon late next week (as usual), but I'll be sure to give you credit ;-).

  43. I love love love this post ... I did a post I did awhile ago with the same exact idea ... It has always been one of my favorite posts I've done, so I upcycled it & linked up :)

  44. I love this Audrey Hepburn quote - what a great idea to make it a link up! I'd have joined if it wasn't too late.

  45. Love this ... almost as much as I love you in short shorts and wedges.

  46. Love your link-up. Was happy to join in. I am your newest follower! Check out my blog:

    Lovely Little Things

  47. Love all your "beliefs"!
    I finally got my butt in gear and joined in :)

  48. Oh my, so much of what you said took the words right out of my mouth! I like what you said about the phone call thing, I believe in Jesus and His Word, and yes, children do make our love grow!

  49. Loved this post!! Created my own, new follower!!

    Jae Anle'

  50. This is such a great idea Erin!
    I especially love this one:
    "I believe that children were made to teach adults how to love deeper"

  51. I am totally late to the party, so I can't link up. But I can leave a link here!!! Thanks for doing this one. It was fun.


  52. I am obviously WAY behind but I love this and am definitely going to have to make my own "I believe" post!

  53. Giving strangers compliments is awesome-- you never know when someone is at the end of their rope and it will make a mega difference in their universe. I wish I could do a cartwheel. I tried once, and separated my shoulder.


  54. I recently discovered your blog thanks to PinkLouLou, and I've been having a blast reading it. You make a lot of great points and there's so much stuff you've said that I completely agree with. The best part is when I (for real) laugh out loud while reading. Also - Star Crunches are SO good! What the heck? I haven't had one in years....time to go to the grocery store :)

  55. I cherish affection adore this post ... I did a post I did for a little while prior with the same definite thought ... It has dependably been one of my most loved posts I've done. buying followers

  56. Just found your site and love it! I believe in pretty much everything you have listed. love it!!! I want to make my own list now 😊

  57. I really really love your writing style. keep moving bro.
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