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a happy list

one // Having an absolutely amazing blended family.  I love and appreciate my family. How we are always there for each other and include each other in as many things as possible.

two // Celebrating my birthday. My coworkers were so wonderful and decorated my desk, baked me an apple pie, and bought me sweet gifts. Not to mention, my secret pal dropped off an adorable birthday gift basket while I was on my break! Then, when I got home John surprised me with a Cricut!

three // Signing up for my first 5k for 2018. Because of “early bird” deals, I could not help but register more than six months in advance for the Bubble Run 5k. I only had to pay a $20 registration fee! I did the Bubble Run 5k earlier this year and had such a fun time.

four // My cousin and his girlfriend getting ready to have their baby! They were admitted to the hospital the day before my birthday on the eighth and we are all eagerly awaiting his arrival.

five // Getting a new roof on our home. While this was not our first choice to spend such a large sum of money on, it was a must. A few weekends ago our roof began to leak! Since then, every time it would rain (which has been every day) we would stress out. We are definitely thankful to have a new roof over our heads with a thirty year warranty.

six // New purchases. Recently I have bought a few goodies to treat myself. One of my favorites is the Make Yourself at Home book by Moorea Seal!

what has made you happy lately?

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a happy list

one // My boss electing me as the lead for an amazing community project. During an all-staff training, each department was given $200 and the task to team up with a local charity. The goal is to use the $200 to grow that money and then donate it to the chosen charity. Our chosen charity provides a home for homeless families and provides for them until they are able to get onto their feet.

two // Discovering an amazing pet store with fantastic prices. John and I came across an adorable pet store that sells mainly organic cat and dog foods and treats as well as a lot of supplies and toys. The prices are incredible too! We bought a new food bowl for our lab so that he can’t vacuum up his food any more! Not to mention, we bought quite a few treats as well.

three // Celebrating my birthday month. The first of November marks the start of my birthday month! Also, Thanksgiving! Only five more days until I turn twenty-eight.

four // Stranger Things season two. While we were unable to binge watch the entire second season in a night, we are sure trying to finish the season! Unfortunately work schedules make it difficult to do so.

five // Getting scared half to death at work but being able to laugh about it later… Much later. I happened to glance up at the glass entrance doors just to see someone in a Pennywise (from the new It movie) standing there staring in. They stood there for a good thirty seconds holding a red balloon. Once I finally managed to start breathing to try to point it out to my coworkers, they walked away. My heart felt like it tried to jump out of my chest!

six // Decaf Americanos. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

what has made you happy this week?

Don’t forget to check out Krysten’s happy list

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happy list

a happy list

one // Having a successful six-month performance review at work. The best part, I may have been given really exciting news as well as amazing feedback. Not to mention, I was able to bring home my review paperwork so that I could focus on continuing to improve.

two // All of the babies. Lately my social media feeds have been filled with adorable newborns! Most excitingly, my cousin’s girlfriend is getting really close to her date. Of course I can’t have any more babies, but that won’t stop me from snuggling the ones close to me!

three // Starting the show Riverdale. Due to being a huge fan of the Archie comics, I knew I had to watch this show! Surprisingly, the other night John was sweet enough to let us watch the first episode. My favorite part, we both loved it! I found myself laughing through the entire first episode.

four // Our incredibly stormy weather. True to it’s nature, Washington has been getting quite a bit rain lately and I am loving it. The weatherman announced that two storms would pass through. Which I was pretty excited about!

five // Hocus Pocus on television. Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons. One of them being that I am able to watch Hocus Pocus as much as I want without getting weird looks!

six // Learning more about the new moon and setting good intentions. One of my favorite posts to write this year would, hands down, be my new moon intentions post.

what has made you happy this week?

Don’t forget to check out Krysten’s happy list

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a happy list

one // Meeting up with a wonderful friend for coffee. Being able to chat about essential oils, life, and our boys was a major bonus! I love that our boys are best friends and share our love for essential oils as well. Knowing that they both bring oils to school to share with each other warms my heart.

two // Planning out my month. There is something so fulfilling making plans and jotting them down. Although my calendar is rather full, I love adding to it. Well, as long as it is for fun things like birthday parties, hanging out with friends, and pumpkin patches.

three // Indulging in coffee every single day this week. So what if I have been trying to cut back.
Life is short, drink the coffee.

four // Lighting fall scented candles. There is something so comforting about a home that smells like fall. From pumpkin spice to cinnamon apple pie, I am absolutely loving it. Give me all of the candles!

five // Taking a mental health day. Thursday I was given the green light from my manager to take the day off. Mostly it was spent finishing up things around the house, working on homework, and taking my husband to his doctor’s appointment. However, it was much needed.

six // Getting back into the groove of blogging. This is a hobby that I just can’t seem to let go.

what has made you happy this week?

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a happy list

one // Completely crushing my reading goal for this year. With how busy I have been, reading has had to fall by the wayside. For that reason, I chose to have a goal of reading twenty-four books this year. I am currently reading book number 49! Check out my list of read books here.

two // Finishing painting and trim. Another huge project for us was painting a majority of our home and then painting all of our trim white. Thankfully we are finally done with this project!

three // Decorating our home for fall. The time of year is my absolute favorite. When John brought out our appropriately colored orange and black tub full of fall decor, both Carson and I were jumping for joy! Check out all of the reasons I am falling for fall here!

four // Coming up on my six month work anniversary. I cannot believe only six months ago I made the scary decision to completely change careers. So far I have not regretted it! Although, there have been days where I have found myself missing my old job and coworkers.

five // Tie dying t-shirts for the first time. We have a big work training coming up and we decided, as a team, to tie-dye t-shirts. Afterwards, we went to a local hot spot for a drink and to hang out which was much needed.

six // Signing up to volunteer. Not only have I began the process to volunteer at our local pet shelter, but I am also volunteering for a huge local event. This weekend I will be pouring wine at a wine tasting event. Also, hoping that I get to sample the wine too.

what has made you happy lately?