After a few little snags, my #IChooseBeauty challenge is up and running! I’m proud to say I have taken a picture of something beautiful every day for 11 days straight, including what you see above – a refreshing pop of color on a dreary snowy day, my friend’s adorable new baby, our Thanksgiving dinner (so much to be grateful for!), and a breathtaking sunset.

Now, I’m not going to lie and say I now love winter and cold weather or anything like that, but that moment of finding my beauty of the day, enjoying it, and taking its picture has been a nice change.

Seeing the pictures all in one place on Instagram is awesome too. A couple of other people have been posting using the #IChooseBeauty hashtag, including Jody from Truth2BeingFit, and seeing their pics is a nice reminder of all the beauty out there.

Feel free to join in if you want – I’d love to see your beauties. :)