I believe in……

  • Mandatory naps at 230 pm, daily.
  • Lots and lots of red wine.
  • Days off.


  • Love, of any type.


  • Children & the validity of their thoughts/ideas.


  • Cats.


  • Yoga.
  • Driving with the windows down and the radio up.
  • Huge thunderstorms.
  • California weather.


  • Riding bikes.


  • Laughing.


  • Dancing.
  • Reading and tea.
  • Staying in your pajamas all day long.


  • Going on vacation.


  • Coffee dates with old friends.


  • Living your life to the best of your ability and to have the most fun as possible and to be as nice as you possibly can be.


And now you know my favorite things. The end.

What do you believe in?


  1. Oh I love this post! :) You are inspiring!

    I believe in coffee before anything else, long conversations with best friends from high school, neon nail polish, snuggling, and lots of chocolate.

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      I am inspiring?! I have never heard that before! You just made my night, haha. If you could only see me now, sitting in my pajamas eating a popsicle, and watching E….haha. Lots of chocolate is a good one :)

  2. Beautiful post. I love the bicycle photo.

    I believe in smoothies every single day.. no matter how cold it may be outside

  3. I love pretty much all of these things too!! :)

  4. I think my list would look almost identical to this!! :)

  5. can I borrow a nap? that is necessary but unattainable for me today

  6. Cute! I am also a firm believer in naps, red wine and vacations as well as month-long vacations like they have in France, coffee in the mornings and long walks with dogs in the summer :)

  7. Following your heart, challenging yourself (especially when it’s doing something that scares you), focusing on the positive rather than the negative, telling someone you love them every day, family, munchkins, that running can cure almost anything I’m dealing with, chocolate, caffeine, and copious amounts of bagels, pancakes, waffles, and sweet potatoes. And you…I completely believe in you too <3

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      YOU are the absolute best <3 Thank you love. I went for a run this afternoon and felt just wonderful.

  8. I actually don’t believe in naps! I don’t mind them when ABSOLUTELY necessary…but I find they generally mess with my sleep schedule. And sadly, I never have time for them *tear*
    I do, however, believe with basically everything else on your list!
    Definitely lately I’ve been wanting days off, vacations and lots and lots of ice cream!

    Got to agree with you on the cats for sure!
    You can meet my cat George here…


    • allison.hayes91 says:

      I didn’t use to! Your opinion will change one day, haha. I don’t have time either, so I’m lucky I am a nanny and can nap with the kids, permitting they are willing to! Ice cream should have been on my list too…your cat is too cute :)

  9. I believe in naps for sure, and that the best way to spend time is with family and friends!

  10. I believe in coffee, taking chances, reading, making time for the ones you love, the power of music and dancing, and traveling whenever possible.

    Great post :)

  11. Hannah :) says:

    Love the ironman picture!!! We should do that again this summer :)

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