31 happy days… why you should bake cupcakes

  It’s another day of the 31 days of happy little things friends, and here’s a delicious suggestion to improve your happy quota. Bake some cupcakes. A cupcake is a tiny celebration in a paper wrapper and they are almost guaranteed to make you smile. I am a worthless cook and only somewhat competent baker.  I love making cupcakes so I try harder in the… Read more »

boldly going in a plaid maxi skirt

“Freedom lies in being bold.” ― Robert Frost Hurray for this maxi skirt which renewed my faith in visiting thrift stores. Sometimes I tire of the trendy, overworn racks of clothing and my stamina for thrifting wavers. Then up pops up a one of kind vintage item that grabs my attention and has to make its way into my wardrobe. This isn’t a wallflower skirt. It says… Read more »

31 happy days…the joy of writing and receiving a letter

Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Remember letters? Not the ones in your email inbox, but the ones you received in a mailbox. When looking forward to receiving one, I lingered near the door at the usual mail delivery time…waiting, watching, and listening.  The letters I remember most longing for were the ones mailed… Read more »

31 happy days… go get sweaty

  Yes, I said it. Want to feel a happy boost in the midst of a hectic, stressful day? Get your heart rate up and look sweaty doing it.  This isn’t news is it?  You’ve heard it, you know you should exercise, but we are all busy people.  I have never known life to get so much easier I suddenly find an hour to exercise… Read more »

31 happy days- enjoy the everyday

It’s now Saturday night, and I’ve spent the day doing laundry, vacuuming, and the usual hustle of a weekend house cleaning after a busy week. Some weekends I really hate doing all of these chores when I should be relaxing and playing with the fam. So today in an effort to stay in my happy train of thought I tried to ENJOY the chores. I… Read more »