Happiness is ______ {2014-W50} #happinessis


We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle?

Happiness is so very many things for me, and every Wednesday I plan on sharing my answer here with you, on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can join us and follow along by using the hashtag #happinessis on Twitter and Instagram.


This week has been a busy one – I didn’t take too many pictures this week, unfortunately. It’s been an all out sprint to get paid work done this week for the rest of the year so I can enjoy time off with my children for the holiday. I am so looking forward to holiday baking and sipping tea and hot cocoa on the couch with my babies watching the lights twinkle. :)

Speaking of my babies, we made holiday ornaments this week! I picked up this kit at Michaels (I think) last year, and uncovered it once we set up our tree last week. They are SO much fun (and easy)!

ornament makingWe finally FINALLY FIN-AL-LY got matching stockings, after schlepping with old stockings for years (that I can’t quite bring myself to do anything with, because of the history there). But these stockings are SO GORGEOUS, aren’t they?

new stockingsAnd our holiday cards from Minted showed up! MY GOSH they did such a wonderful job!

new holiday cardsLook at how they packed it, too! With a lotta love! Look at that handwritten label saying who packed it! My gosh, and the beautiful thank you card! I’m in love!!

Minted packageAs you know, I’ve been eating no carb for over a month now, and I was DYING for a regular ol’ taco last night. We decided to throw it on pieces of lettuce so I could partake with the family, too, and it was GOOD! I do lettuce buns for my burgers often, but I never did this before!

no carb tacosMy secret santa gifts, OMGOMGOMG!!! She bought me the color-changing mug and “power up” t-shirt, eeeek! My geeky, gaming-lovin’ heart!!!

secret santa giftsWhat about you? What is happiness for you? Leave a message of happiness or a link in the comments below to a blog post, Instagram photo, Twitter or Facebook update. You’re more than welcome to keep coming back to leave more links to share, and don’t forget to click on a couple and like, retweet, and share the love and happiness with others, too :)

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