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I’m All Googly-eyed: A Photography Project

I recently started a photography project that I am having a lot of fun with. It all started when I was in the local craft store with one of my kids looking for something they need for a school project. I passed a large selection of googly-eyes and thought, they looked like fun. Hmm, what could I do with those? Fast forward a few months. I was back in the craft store (yes, I go there more than I should) and decided it was time to get some googly-eyes and start a new photo project for myself. Buy just one Read More

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Sweet! It’s National Dessert Day!

Who doesn’t love dessert? October 14 is National Dessert Day and in honor of it, I am posting a few of my favorite dessert recipes. I can’t help it, chocolate makes me happy and that’s what this blog is supposed to be about…things that make us happy.  In honor of National Dessert Day, I am sharing a few of my favorite desserts. I found many of these on Pinterest. If you don’t have time to make something sweet, it’s okay, I have a list below of places offers discounts.   This recipe is fast, easy, and delicious. It is a Read More

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The Joy Being of Creative: Making Things Makes Us Happy

I like to consider myself a creative person. I have always enjoyed arts, crafts, writing, and other traditionally creative pursuits.  Some people say they don’t have a creative bone in their body, but I think they are mistaken. Humans are made to create. Whether we know it or not, we all have the ability and even drive to be creative. For some of us, creativity comes in the form of arts or crafts, but there are many ways to be creative. Perhaps you can’t draw your way out of a paper bag, but you excel at music. Maybe you can’t Read More

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Focusing on Gratitude in Journaling

A month ago I started two new things. One was this blog. And I am really loving it so far. The other was a bullet journal. If you don’t know much about them, take a peek at Pinterest or Instagram. Or go to http://bulletjournal.com/ where it all started. It is a planner, a journal, and a notebook all in one that you create in your own way, for your own use. I am loving it so far too. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn” -Anne Frank When I was in my teens and Read More