Thursday, January 30, 2014


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I made it a year. Thank you so much for reading my blog. I remember a friend nudging me to JUST DO IT and I DID IT a year ago. I will continue to blog as long as it continues to make me happy and bring me joy! I plan on celebrating so many things this weekend. As you may know I look for reasons to celebrate ANYTHING!!! Happy weekend! Many thanks for following me on my journey!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


I came across this article  "Raising A Kind Daughter". I was so moved by it that I  forwarded to a good friend for her input. Her reply" It's so sad that kindness is seen as a weakness." I think that is exactly how kindness is perceived today. I am HAPPY to raise a kind daughter which for me means that she will be a Confident woman. I see absolutely nothing wrong with being kind. So happy and grateful that my mom raised me to be kind. I asked my almost 9 year old to read the article for discussion, I walked away and she left these notes on my phone. I love that girl!

Z's review of article

Do more of this with my daughter.

Laugh a lot and celebrate your friends.

Kind girls are strong girls and become confident women. Go forth and Choose Happiness and Kindness for you and your daughter!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WORD UP……Do you have any Chimerical ideas?

Chimerical.,adjective :wildly 
fanciful imagination,unrealistic fantasies.

Hmmmm….I can think of a lot of these.
Cinque Terre, Italy

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Paris balcony

 Just a few of my chimerical ideas, a home in each of these locals. What do you think?
In the meantime, before I relocate.Choosing Happiness right where I am today. :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Life Imitating Art

This is what I need my life to look like right now. I need to be serenaded by some body other than these little peeps that have had to stay home from school the last two days. Four total if you include last week  from the chilly climates here in the NORTH!! I have truly enjoyed them but mama needs to get back to work. Laundry piles, organization piles, and LIFE. I need to put on something other than fresh pajamas as my wardrobe change. Can you feel me? Well, despite not being out of the house in 24 hours I have managed to get caught up on some long overdue  magazine reading that's always a bonus. However; I keep losing my readers. What's a girl to do when she has had little alone time to think about anything other than what's next on the breakfast,lunch and dinner table. CHOOSING HAPPY one degree at a time. 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

It's FRIDAY and YES I would wear this!!!!

Hey Loves,it's FRIDAY are you doing the HAPPY dance? I am, because we have very little planned.I am so excited about this weekend of freedom. Yes ,I would wear this, would you? I love everything sans the hose. Love the bubblegum pink skirt and cream leather moto jacket. Well I am off to have a relaxing, reading filled weekend. MERRIMENT to you!!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014


It is COLD here in the NORTH!!!!! All I can focus on is staying warm. But I want to do it in STYLE! I am a hoarder of coats and jackets. I own lots of them! It is a good thing I live at the North Pole. I am really loving the faux fur trend.I have to admit Faux has come a LONG way from the matted dog look. Where ever you are I would bet that you are in a warmer climate than I am today. So Choose Happiness for the both of us. Cheers!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Word Up Wednesday


self confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation. 

I think my eight year old daughter has more aplomb than I do!

And check this chica out , she exudes aplomb. 
Makes certain you use this word today and if you are lacking in the aplomb department, then practice. Aplomb and Happy that's what's up today!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

You got something to say????

Clearly this is a trend. Even though I have been wearing t-shirts with words for a VERY long time, it seems like they are really popular now. Did you know that Beyonce even has sweatshirts with words from her songs?  I was not aware . The first 4 shown are Bey's very own.  So, if you got something to say you just may want to  let your sweatshirt or t-shirt do the talking. Happy Tuesday !!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Monday

Keepin' it POSITIVE in 2014!          Choosing Happiness!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Random …….PINK ALERT

By now if you read my blog, you know how I LOVE PINK! I can't say why other than it makes me SO HAPPY! And I am not a girlie girl extreme.So for those of you that are not as happy about Pink as I am you just bear with this post.  I would love to paint my front door this pink but the men folk will not allow. Lots of pink behind the front doors but not on the door. Sigh…  Wishing you a wonderful weekend because this life right here right now is all you got and LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU CHOOSE HAPPINESS!!!!!!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Year…….. New Do

It's time for a new look! You ever get that itch and you just gotta chop scratch? That's exactly how I am feeling. I have been allowing my hair to grow out a little longer than usual but I have had enough. I am ready to shave it all off. Here's to a fresh look for the new year!! Long or short these women look stunning! Happy ALL DAY!!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Say YES to the DRESS!!

Oh Happy Day!! It's Wednesday and that means no activities in my house tonite. I hope it will allow me to take the rest of my holiday decor down. I am so BEHIND right now on life. Nothing going on besides my taxi service!!!  TGIB….thank GOD I blog, otherwise I would not spend anytime doing a single thing for myself!!! Now on to my dress crush. I  am loving this fresh modern look. I love that it looks like puzzle pieces. I know for sure that Alexander Wang did not make it to fit my 5'4'' inch frame, but a crush is a crush.  Get your HAPPY  on ANYWAY you can today.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Boom Box Cool

Happy Tuesday! Do you remember boom boxes? I chuckled seeing these images of boom boxes. I love the photography .the model and the BOOM BOX! CHOOSING HAPPINESS!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

HAPPY MONDAY …..I want to be in the FRONT ROW

Happy Monday!!! Yes, I will take the front row ANYDAY if this is how much fun I will have. How about you?  Such a busy chauffeuring weekend! My kids definitely have been choosing the front row lately at my expense. Have a beautiful Monday! Choose the front row and you Choose Happiness!!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY, What I would WEAR!!!

Happy Friday! I thought I would try something different today. I am still experimenting with my new camera so I am not quite ready to start using it just yet. I have a Yes, I would wear this board on Pinterest and thought I would post some of those on Fridays. Yes, I would wear this outfit, love the pink skirt and clutch. And what's not love on the metallic ankle boots. So, do you likey? Seems like the perfect weekend outfit. Any plans this weekend.  I am hoping for a relaxing weekend. HAPPY weekend.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Something soothing about a white palette.

While white may not seem practical especially with little people ,it is  one of my favorite colors. It has a calming affect on me. Now that the house seems barren with all of the holiday decor put away , I am craving some change on the design front. I get a little antsy this time of year. So before I pick up that bucket of paint I am going to peruse some magazines for inspiration. Have an incredibly wonderful Thursday! Choosing Happiness!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Well, the Peeps are BACK in school. And mama is EUPHORIC. (a feeling of great happiness and excitement). I am feeling guilty about being euphoric. BUT I have gotten absolutely NOTHING done since their break began on December 19. We have played 100's of games, watched tons of movies, made lots of arts and crafts. I am ready to dry clean my SUPER mom cape. It needs cleaning in a big way.
So I needed school to resume to finish my tasks list. I am going to MISS the lil jokers but it's clearly time for mama to get her groove back. Grocery shopping, cleaning, organizing and much more.
So here's to a day filled with chores without interruptions. Choosing Happiness…………..

Monday, January 6, 2014


I spent most of the day in the closet yesterday. Literally!  I just had some major cleaning/overhaul to do. Let me tell you, it was cathartic. I had to rid myself of so much "stuff" and it was freeing. I was hanging on to so many things I no longer needed. You have any of that going on in your closet? January is a real good time to clean out your closet. BUT even cleaned out, my closet is not looking like any of these. I realize that my closet is lacking a few things…like a chaise lounge, a place to put on my makeup, chandelier and oh yeah a fireplace!!! Note to self those are requirements for my next closet until then my cleaned out one will have to suffice. HAPPY,HAPPY Tuesday!