Thursday, February 28, 2013

BEFORE

 AFTER
Could this be a sign of SPRING!!! Look at SNOWRELLA aptly named by her creator!!! It was both a great and scary view of our snow girl! She has lost a lot of weight mostly in her head ! She has also lost her sight and a couple of limbs, I can't say I am sad that she is almost gone! If only I could lose weight as quickly as SNOWRELLA!  I hope you had a wonderful Thursday!!!! Choose Happiness!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


It's WORD UP WEDNESDAY!!! Imagine my excitement when I found this notebook?! I went back and got another !! I could not believe it ! You may be thinking how could I could so excited over a notebook?But I am still giggling!!!  I love discovering and using new words!!! It is MY exercise for the brain!
Today's word is  KERFUFFLE  definition a commotion or fuss.
When was the last time you caused a Kerfuffle?
Choose Happiness!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This is one DREAMY room! Would you agree? This room makes me very happy! I can just see myself sitting here reading one of the many magazines I receive daily! White and Pink freshness.
Please tell me Spring is on its way! What would YOUR dreamy room look like?
Choose Happiness!



Monday, February 25, 2013



Happy Monday! Though for me it feels like a Thursday! Yes, I FEEL as though I have worked  a FULL week! I thought I  would send you MY Oscar favorites! I think is is the short hair that sold me on these 3 BEAUTIES! These ladies are true beauties and not afraid too show HOW beautiful they are with SHORT hair. I really liked their choices in evening gowns! Truly glamorous! Did you have a favorite gown ? Please share!  Today I am making every effort to....Choose Happiness

Friday, February 22, 2013



Happy Friday!!  Despite these views from my bedroom window , I am so happy it is the weekend!
In addition, I AM SO VERY GRATEFUL for my neighbor down the street who snow plowed my driveway ! Talk about a RANDOM act of KINDNESS!  This is the third time he has plowed my driveway!! See, there are some wonderful PEEPS in our world even though sometimes it appears the wonderful ones are outnumbered by the NOT so wonderful. Such small things that bring GREAT JOY!  I am off to pay it forward with a Starbucks drive up!! Wishing you a very HAPPY- filled  weekend! Choose Happiness!

Thursday, February 21, 2013



Ballerina Misty Copeland personifies both style and grace. Not to mention beauty as well! I love to see women exude both style and grace. Hard to find women these days on television that have style and grace with all of the reality shows. I also watch these shows of women behaving badly. Guilty pleasure though I must admit I don't watch it as much as I used to. The realization is  that these shows portray women poorly. I would NEVER treat my friends in such a manner. But then again I value my friendships. Also, why waste precious time hanging out with people you don't care for? In addition , I am the mother of a daughter. I am her ROLE model!  So raise your coffee mug, juice ,water or wine glass to women of STYLE and GRACE!   Choose Happiness

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Today I really wanted to bust out a white T-shirt and a blingy necklace.  We are about to get more snow but I am longing for a simple t -shirt with a cute bangle or necklace. Just another small thing that makes me happy ! A Target mossimo t-shirt and a blingy necklace. Can you tell I am STILL cleaning out my closet! Choose Happiness!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Word Up Wednesday~

Ebullient ~ enthusiastic;high spirited; excited

I can only say that today I was feeling less ebullient ! It was really cold today!  I have a BAD case of cabin fever! Grateful for the pops of pink in my house to hug me!!!  Choose Happiness!

Hey now!  I saw this pic and REALLY liked the vibe in this picture! Despite the rain it has NOT cramped her style! There is a certain energy that pops off this photo for me! My life clearly does not emulate her life but if it did I would gladly ROCK this outfit. This image just puts me in a GREAT mood! The fur, fringe, pops of color..... Does it do anything for you? Choose Happiness!
image via the sartorialist

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great Monday I had a VERY busy one !  Spent a lot of time talking with friends on the phone , hence my late post!  Despite being on the phone for a large amount of time I managed to clean my bedroom!  So it was a successful day of multi-tasking!  Would love to say the photo above is my room but it is not,I sure would love if  it were my very own!  Love the pink drapes and chair! My hope is that YOU did a lil something for yourself even if included cleaning your space!  Choose Happiness!

Friday, February 15, 2013


TGIF and Happy weekend. I decided to go back to the lake for a run today....   duh what was I thinking ! It was only 7 degrees outside, and the windchill ... Really what was I thinking!! Needless to say the view was beautiful but the path was ICY as all get out! So two miles is ALL I could do and more than what I wanted to do! It was TOO late to turn around though! But, isn't that view pretty?  Take the cold add a little HIP HOP tunes and voila I am HAPPY!!! I hope you do something fun and exciting this weekend. We have a 3 day weekend and I can't wait to get caught up on my magazine reading!   Choose Happiness!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!


May your day be filled with ALL things that make YOUR heart HAPPY!

Choose Happiness!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



WORD UP WEDNESDAY

Are you a quaintrelle? If not is it a goal of yours? I would say that it is definitely a goal of mine. I WANT to live my life with more  passion. Can't say today was passion filled! Spent more time in the car waiting for kids than I wanted to. There is always tomorrow !! Hope you had a passion filled day! 
Choose Happiness !

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Valentine's Day is just two days away! I get really giddy over Valentine's Day! No particular reason other than just another excuse to celebrate! When I was dating I REALLY liked February 14! Now, my giddiness comes from treating my kids to  trinkets, a little token for the hubby and cards for my girlfriends both near and far. Oh, and I forgot to mention baking some of those heart shaped cookies! AHHH , it TRULY is the little things that make life grand! I hope you made your Tuesday special!
 Choose Happiness!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pinned Image

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend!  So I was talking to my 25 year old babysitter this weekend about a particular pastor at a mega church! I was saying how much I liked him and his books etc. Her response " I don't like him he is just too happy!
 Too  HAPPY is there such a thing as too happy? Apparently there is , I am just not a big believer of the too happy! I know things don't always go well but even when they don't I am quick to "press" my recover button and get back to MY Happy Place.  Happy as we know means different things to different people! What does happy mean to you! Drop me a comment and let me know!  I hope you are off to a HAPPY week.  Choose Happiness!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Have your self a LOVELY weekend!!!







HAPPY WEEKEND! I LOVE theme decorating! I am ALWAYS looking for ANY old or new excuse to "pop" a lil something different into a space! So, there is no time like Valentines Day!
 Do you have anything special you like to do on Valentines Day! My "mini" me and I plan to make some homemade cards this weekend !
Have your self a LOVELY weekend!!!   Choose Happiness!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Street style Milan

I am lovin the confidence this girl is exuding! I love the mix of the suit with the casual beanie and the friendship bracelets!! I LOVE my friendship bracelets! Of course this is "street" style Milan! Great smile along with great style! What do you think? Would you Rock or NOT?  Me? I just want a closet cleanse right now!!!  Choose Happiness!
                                        
                                       image via the sartorialist

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WORD UP WEDNESDAY


Venerate : to hold in high regard; respect

In my pursuit to add a little something additional to my kids education , I came up with a vocabulary game. I would provide a word a week .  I wanted my kids to use the word for a week at any opportunity.  Did it work?  Yes it did!!!I would see the words show up in their writing assignments! Imagine the Joy this mama experienced!!!! My very own pursuit is to make the world a little happier and smarter every WORD UP WEDNESDAY!!!  KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
Choose Happiness!







Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Stylish and confident!





Have you ever said to yourself when you see someone sporting a "look" you love , I want to be her?
This is one of MY want to be her looks! She has a  super chic, , smart, confident,I gotta it going on and I KNOW who I am look that I just LOVE!  This is an OLD Real Simple magazine ad for I believe Crate and Barrel. I loved it so much that I ripped it out for a friend ! So friend you know who you are ,go ROCK this LOOK because I know YOU want to be her!   Choose Happiness!















Monday, February 4, 2013



HAPPY MONDAY! Indeed it is STILL winter !  This picture makes the look outside my window a little more bearable!  I hope everyone had a great weekend! Ours was super busy with some fun sprinkled in!!!! Do something special for YOURSELF today!!!,   Choose Happiness!

Friday, February 1, 2013

 Happy Happy Friday Everyone! I don't know about you ALL but I am searching for the JOY today!!!
Any Super Bowl  Plans!   I heard a food tidbit about super bowl eating just yesterday that was astounding!! 1 Chicken wing=Running a Football Field 12 times. Are you up for the challenge?
Happy Weekend my Peeps!!!   Choose Happiness!