Happiness is ______ {2014-W47} #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.

Happiness is a new hair-do for my baby sis. What do you think? I’m kinda crushing hard on it, it’s so easy for me to do for her in the morning and she feels like Elsa :)

Side french braidOne of my kids signed my birthday card and added “YOLO” – sigh.

YOLO cardMy husband made me Candida-friendly carrot cake for my birthday. He’s officially hired for baking duty right now lol

candida-friendly carrot cakeBoot shopping. I couldn’t make up my mind which to choose so I brought home both to decide. LOL

boot shoppingWe found a park like the one we had at home. The kids lit up like Christmas lights the second they saw it – we stayed for hours enjoying this little sliver of home in the beautiful weather.

new park to play atBaby Sis had a birthday party to attend this weekend at a pottery place in Cary. Can’t wait to get her creation!

painting potteryThe baby found some Michael Kors shoes she loved and the sales lady let her walk around in them because she had such good taste :)

Baby loves Michael Kors shoesWe had friends over for a playdate this weekend, we had fun! And the kids are playing with this Kinetic Sand daily!

DisneyKids Princess Playdate Kinetic Sand playtimeWhat 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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Handprint Calendar (Plus 15 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas Kids Can Make)

Handprint Calendar Gift

The following post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. All thoughts, opinions, and baby helpers are mine. Kids are naturally creative, inquisitive creatures that always want to be involved with things. This isn't any different when it comes to the holidays. They want to help decorate the tree or the house, they want to help pick out presents, to hang stockings, to make the cookies. It always means so much … Keep Reading

Sofia the First Preschool Playdate #DisneyKids

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Help Me Choose My 2014 Holiday Cards, Please?

Happiness is... holiday photo cards

It's that time of year again - time to pick out the Douglas Family holiday cards from Minted.com! Can you help me? I couldn't be more excited about working with Minted this year! As you know, I'm a sucker for Christmas cards with lots of photo options. Last year, we quite narrowly missed out on sending a comic book photo card, and this year it's tied for first, but I'd loooove some input from you, as always :) 1. Amazing Comic … Keep Reading

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birthday love note from hubby

This hasn't been the best week, cleansing out all the yuck from this anti-candida diet. I've said repeatedly to my husband and friends that I didn't even want to celebrate today. But then I woke up yesterday and today feeling... different. Head less foggier. Body less achier. A little sharper, still weak and starving but.. better. And I think I can take this experience (albeit, still in its infancy stage) and say that 38 is going to be just like … Keep Reading

Happiness is ______ {2014-W46} #happinessis

acrostic poem for my son's name

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 … Keep Reading

Anti-Candida Diet from H-e-l-l

Anti-Candida Coconut Balls

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Dr. Cocoa is My Chocolate-Flavored Cold and Cough Super Hero

Dr Cocoa is a Dr Hero

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dr. Cocoa™. I don't know about you, but the nasty-tasting red cough syrup smells and tastes bad enough already, who the heck wants to wear it like a perfume? NOT ME! And yet, that's exactly what happens, especially with young kids, isn't it? They have a horrible cough, you pour the cough syrup in order to help, but you end up wearing it because they hate the taste. Parent friends, I know you're right there … Keep Reading