Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Tuesday... Make it Terrific

Happy Tuesday. I have been ruminating over painting a wall with chalkboard paint. I don't know if it is the graffiti artist in me or a child like naughtiness that still craves writing on a wall. Regardless, I love chalkboard walls. There are so many ways to use them as well ,in an office, a play space, menu board (my fave) or as welcome sign on your porch(how cool is that )?  I hope you have a really terrific Tuesday and Choose Happiness

images via Houzz

Monday, April 29, 2013

Make it a Marvelous Monday

It's Monday and absolutely beautiful outside here today. I hope you are making the most of YOUR life today. I found this message on Pinterest and it resonated.  I am always telling my eight year old daughter  just be and do you. I sure hope she gets the message it will serve her well . I think I was born with that gene. I can tell you as a woman it sure helps later on in life. I love the confidence these lovely ladies exude (at least to me) .  So go out and make the most of Monday and Choose Happiness while you are at it.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Fabulous Friday

HAPPY FRIDAY. I survived another birthday celebration. It was quite the day. So wonderful. I love birthday celebrations. It does not have to be mine, I just love a good celebration.  This week I have been on the hunt for a long evening gown. It is arduous work looking for that perfect gown. Or so I thought . Made a trip to ONE store and found a perfect dress. I must admit my 5'4" stature makes it somewhat  challenging. Here are a few that I am going to add to my bucket list along with the workout routine needed to wear. LOL  Happy Weekend. Choose Happiness

images via pinterest

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The HAPPIEST Terrific Thursday...... Happy Birthday ZOE

Today's post is a dedication to my Super Sweet Zoe.  Happy Birthday my love.
It seems like yesterday when my wish came true for a daughter and now you are eight  years old.
I wish you a day and a life filled with JOY. May you feel the same LOVE that I still feel from my mom today as a mature woman. I love you. MAY YOU ALWAYS CHOOSE HAPPINESS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday ....Word up

Function: Transitive verb
Definition: to predict

I prognosticate that the Miami Heat will win the series. Yep, that's right a Heat fan I am !

It was a busy Wednesday but an enjoyable day. Hope your day was filled with some HAPPY.
                                               Choose Happiness

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Terrific Tuesday and the LAST SNOWFALL ....I HOPE

Let's be clear the views from my cozy and warm home were breathtaking as you could see, but I really want to bid au revoir to winter. Last Thursday's snow was almost gone and we are back at it again.
Despite the conditions outside, I found myself on a mission to find a better view! I give you pink faux fur ,when the weather gets tough the tough go out in style. I wish you warmth and sunshine today.
Choosing Happiness on a snowy day!

                                                       images 1-6 mine, pinterest


Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Monday and Marvelous

Happy Monday . I hope the weekend was all that you wanted it to be. I had a very productive weekend, but I will post those pics later this week.  I am feeling the power of PINK today. Pink is such a trend color right now. And I could not be happier, since I consider it to be my signature color.
 Pink denim, a pleated skirt and of course a sultry dress all options to consider.  I have pink in my wardrobe not a lot but my fair share. Do you? If not ,why not go out and add a shot of PINK to your wardrobe. It is an instant mood lifter for me. Have a positively Happy Pink Monday. Choose Happiness

                                                               images here and here

Friday, April 19, 2013


 I received the SWEETEST note yesterday from a friend. Such a WELCOME surprise on a snowy April day. Imagine going to your mailbox on an unexpected winter storm to find a lovely and I do mean lovely note.  My day was instantly MADE. I am a stationery hoarder. I love pretty paper. I also like sending the unexpected, I was thinking about you note. The sweet element of surprise. How does getting a lil unexpected note make you feel? I must admit I have fallen off of my writing horse, but this girl is about to saddle her stallion and get to writing again. So be surprised when you receive a little something something in your mailbox. These beautiful cards are from Sugar Paper based out of LA.  
Have a FAB weekend and CHOOSE HAPPINESS

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Tuesday and Arm Candy


                                                                             A "few"of my faves

My FAVORITE jewelry item would have to be the bracelet.  I love having an arm party with more than three stacked on my arm. You may see me without a ring or necklace but I am NEVER without a bracelet. Bangles are my favorite because they play a little melody on your wrist.  I also love friendship bracelets. I love the color and casualness of the friendship bracelet. More importantly, I love what they represent FRIENDSHIP. Homemade ones are such a wonderful inexpensive token of love. So, for any of my friends reading this post .... get Crackalackin on my friendship bracelet. :) Choose Happiness


                                                                        images (here)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Sagacious  adj  Wise,  shrewd, showing practical sense.
I most certainly wish you had an amazing Word up Wednesay. I had one that included a lot of laughter. Until tomorrow......Choose Happiness

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Terrific Tuesday and a Little Reminder....

This message could not resonate more with me today after yesterday's Boston marathon tragedy.
It seems like yesterday when my husband was trying to convince me last fall to let my 13 year old go with him to his marathon in Berlin. One part of me wanted him to go to experience the event and bond with his dad. But the maternal voice kept saying who will be there with my baby for however long and what if...... needless to say my husband had to go it alone. All I could think about today was that poor eight year old there to cheer his dad on. My heart goes out to all! So I pause for a moment of peace for all of those that experienced such a tragedy. And a reminder to all of us to LIVE LOVE TODAY.  Choose Happiness.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Marvelous Monday to You

Would this not be the best solution to life's little mishaps? Just spray a shot of "good vibes " and viola! Also, upon entering a room full of not so good vibes and have the good vibes appear. Imagine how great the world would be and how wealthy you would be if you invented this magic potion.
Where ever you are today may you resonate good vibes. Choose Happiness

                                       Image (here)

Friday, April 12, 2013


Meet Viviana Vopicella Assistant Fashion Editor Vogue, Nippon and my definition of a style icon. I really admire her uncanny ability to mix colors. She exudes confidence. She seems like a woman very happy with herself. She has a great sense of style and it appears from lots of photos a cheery disposition. I would love to go shopping and for a cappuccino in her hometown Italy. Have a Happy Hip weekend . ~Ciao    Choose Happiness