Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring is in the AIR.....

OMG, does this not scream SPRING? You know I am in love with these steps. I see myself sitting with a book,hanging with the kiddos or just coming in and out to admire. Yes,I am easily excited and Happiness comes fairly easy.Happy Tuesday! I hope you CHOOSE HAPPINESS today!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Magic Monday's Message

Hello there! happy monday! Spring break is over and it's bittersweet. I had such a great time with my babies being home. For I know that one day they will leave my nest forever! 
It was a wonderful Stay-cation! TRULY WONDERFUL. In the true spirit of happiness, begin your week, feeling and being Beautiful!!! Have yourself a great day.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Spring Break is coming to an end! I am sad too. I have ENJOYED our stay-cation immensely!!! Some days you gotta push the re-boot button on life and that is EXACLY what we did!!! My 14 year old boy got all the hugs that he has missed because mom stays up too late at nite to get up early in the morning sometimes. It ALL felt good. My kids enjoyed the down time as well. Late wake ups , some late evenings, casual un-rushed dinners. AHH it was almost as good as lazy days at the beach. I will be back on  Monday. Until then I will be drinking my latte and getting caught up on reading today. 
Bon Weekend and HAPPINESS!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Oh and another thing.........

Okay, I am officially breaking. But I wanted to leave you with a touch of spring and a video that I found really informative and useful. It's a tad long but worth it. I listened to it while on the treadmill. So find a spot and hit the play button. You will be happy you did. Choosing HAPPINESS!


Sunday, March 23, 2014


Have a FANTASTIC WEEK! It's Spring Break over here so I leave you with a message for the week. BELIEVE IT and CHOOSE HAPPY!!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Cheers to the weekend..... May it be filled with all the things that make your heart sing. See you in a week. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

If I had my Druthers......

Happy Thursday!!! If I had my druthers the beach is where I would be. Anywhere on the eastern seaboard to be exact. I LOVE the east coast and would HAPPILY return in a heartbeat. No 10,000 lakes can replace the sounds of the ocean. Would you agree? So I am gonna keep on dreaming of my beach home. Don't stop believing, hold on to your dreams!! Keep dreaming and ....Choosing Happiness! 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WORD UP ......I am all about scintillating conversations

Scintillating: adjective
Lively and exceptionally intelligent;animated and brilliant

Looks like these two stylish chicas are having a scintillating conversation. I have a few friends that the conversations are so scintillating that we have to take turns talking.Do you have any of those? Better than those conversations that are...... shall we say B*O*R*I*N*G ! Choosing Happiness is scintillating. So Choose IT and have an AMAZING DAY!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Library or Bookstore?

Which do you prefer the bookstore or the library? I have been spending a little time in the library and I must say I have been enjoying my time amidst the books. It has been good for the soul. Sometimes it takes a change of venue to get to your happy place.
Cheers to another day of CHOOSING HAPPINESS!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

HAPPY WEEKEND...................

Cheers to a Fabulous Weekend!!! I am really loving fashion illustrations right now. Wishing I was skilled enough to produce my own.(sigh)Wishing you a weekend filled with HAPPY thoughts and laughter!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fashion and Friendship

Parker believes that women loved Carrie Bradshaw because 'she was a really good friend. That’s why they can forgive those very apparent flaws and selfishnesses. She was a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection. I think we all want it, we all work towards having it, and we’re not always the very best friends we can be… It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way [Sex and the City] was a more innocent time. I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive.  I like to remember that Carrie and the other woman in Sex and the City were really nice to each other.’

WELL SAID ... I am  huge SATC fan. I loved the friendships that were characterized by the show. Supportive,caring,devoted friendships.Cheers to Happiness and Friendships.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


YEN: noun. a strong desire inclination. yearning

I have a yen for these beautiful spaces. Is it almost time for Spring cleaning? Happy Word Up Wednesday. What's your YEN?


all hues of pink

               Choose Happiness!!!

Monday, March 10, 2014


Yesterday was such a beautiful taste of Spring. The sun was shining brightly and it was 55 degrees. All I could thing of was replacing my jeans with lady like skirts and sandals. We have a had a super long winter. Are you ready for Spring? I have been buying flowers galore from Trader Joes. You can add a little dash of Spring and color for just five dollars... now that's a bargain. Wishing you a delightfully HAPPY day. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Some days this is challenging. That's how I felt Friday. But in the end I did get to my HAPPY place. But,it WAS HARD. 
Cheers to the start of an AMAZING week. Choose Happiness.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Happy Weekend!!! Any big plans? I am just happy that we are having warmer temps. Those warmer temps put me in a decorating mood. Doesn't take much to make me "play dress up" with my house. I am addicted to change. As I sit here and watch rehab addict. It's a good thing I can't do any real rehab.  I can totally see myself sitting in this sweet spot. I love all the natural light. No need to say how much I love all of the white. See the detail in the molding ...yum.  How about the bedroom? What's not to love. And of course the grand chandelier ...LOVE, LOVE , LOVE. Cheers to a weekend full of HAPPINESS! Until Monday be safe be well.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014


This blog is devoted to all things HAPPY! And I would be remiss if I did not mention the value of great girlfriends. You know the ones that see you through the good and challenging times. The ones that are supportive of your every move. As you can see on this photo I clipped this out of Real Simple October 2010. I was just touched by the friendship captured in this photo. True friendships are HARD to find. Right? You may not hang out or talk to a true friend all the time but you know they are right there when you need them. This post is dedicated to my true friends that sometimes I don't see often enough,but I know you are always there. Good friends are like stars you don't always see them but you know they are always there.Cheers to my stars that are always there cheering me on and believing in me when I doubt my own potential. I am truly grateful. Just in case, you can't identify who I am in the picture clearly I am the one on the end laughing at my own jokes. But, I guess I could be Aunt Bea in the middle imparting my advice (solicited)or not. Wishing you a fantastic Thursday filled with all things important... fun, laughter, love and friendship. CHOOSING HAPPINESS!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WORD UP WEDNESDAY..... My day would instantly become special

My day would become quite special upon meeting these lovelies. You know every once in awhile I gotta throw some (m)andy into the picture. Us girls like our treats too. It's not every day we get a feast for our eyes!This weekend I heard some startling statics about the literacy rate right here in our own front yards. So any opportunity you get to teach someone something new seize it.Happy Wednesday I hope your day begins and ends with JOY. Choose Happiness and A WORD!