Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy Things vol.2

I meant to post a happy list last week, but that frickin' kidney stone had other ideas.  So, I'm happy to say that I'm back at it, focusing on happiness.  Things that made me happy this week:
  1. Candles and hot baths
  2. Sing (the movie) ~ the stepkid convinced us to watch it, and it was adorable.
  3. Most of you know, I host Book Challenge by Erin.  We are winding up the final days of the 6th time for me to host this challenge (post coming next week about it.)  This comment from one of the participants made me beyond happy: "Thx so much for all you do to make this happen. I read books that I would never have picked up and discovered many more by observing what others were reading. My to read list is much richer thanks to you and this great group of book lovers."
  4. New tattoo (picture coming soon when it has healed more)
  5. In exactly one month, I will be in Texas.
  6. Seeing the screensaver in my 9 year old stepkid's iPad ~ it was a selfie with his "girlfriend" ~ too cute
  7. Library day
  8. I hit a significant number on the scale for weight loss. I try not to get *too* caught up with the number on the scale, but losing 20 pounds has certainly made me happy.
  9. Sleeping with the windows open
  10. Niece 2 is graduating high school ~ her senior pics have filled my heart with many emotions, happiness being one of them.

Linking with.....Lindsay, Charlotte, and Chrissy.


  1. Congrats on 20 pounds!

    Library day is the best day.

  2. Your niece is gorgeous! Those pictures are so nice. Wow way to go with the weight loss! I bet that feels amazing. I'm happy to say that I just finished your challenge this week - forgot to post in the FB group though! So impressed with all of the finishers!!! I really appreciate all the work you to do keep that challenge going :) Thank you! Happy weekend!

  3. omg your niece is just the most gorg thing! and those pics are amazing. congrats on the 20 lbs girly! that's really amazing! so many awesome things to be happy for :) and i cant wait to see the new tattoo!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. I really enjoy kid movies but I haven't seen Sing yet!
    Your niece is stunning! And those book pictures!! I wish I'd have thought to take pictures with books for my senior pics. I do have one with kittens, though... Ha.
    Yay for losing weight and feeling good!
    I am 300 pages from finishing this challenge. I am SO determined.

  5. Such a nice list and I hear you on kidney stones keeping you from doing what you love. I just dealt with one earlier in the month! I hope you are feeling better! I love the photos of your niece! The one with the books are super cute! I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Awesome list! Library day sounds amazing! I hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Her senior pictures are ADORABLE. I love the book one, obvs!! Congrats on your weight loss goal, and yay for heading to see family in Texas soon! I'm VERY close to finishing the challenge... it will all be in how much I can read this weekend! HAHA XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  8. OH MY GOSH - those books pics - I want my picture taken like that!!!!!

  9. I have heard things about Sing and I want to see it! I'm glad you're feeling better this week! And I love your niece's pictures! Happy weekend!

  10. Congratulations on losing 20 pounds! That is awesome!! And I LOVE your niece's graduation pictures, especially the pictures with all the books. What a great idea! One more book is all I have left in the challenge. I think I can, I think I can! :D Can't wait to see the new tattoo. And 1 month to family, friends and good Tex-Mex food. YAY! Hope you've recovered from the kidney stone!

  11. I can't wait for the Book Challenge link-up and to discover so many great new books!!! And your niece is STUNNING!!!!

  12. I LOVE sleeping with the windows open too! Minus the fact that it makes the dogs bark at everything! Happy Friday, girl!

  13. Love those senior photos with the books, too freaking cute! Seriously awesome job on the weight loss.

    YAY to being in Texas in one month! I know you have tons of people to see and things to do, but if you end up in Austin and need someone to join you for a drink/coffee/a meal, LET ME KNOW!

  14. Those pics with the books rock.
    I wanna see Sing! I still haven't seen B&tB.. real life. I'd feel like a failure if I cared a little more.. but going to the theater is never high on my list..
    Extra, extra congrats for 20 lbs! While we all KNOW that numbers shouldn't matter, they totally still do and that is a great accomplishment!

  15. I love your niece's photos - the ones with the books are great. I took one senior photo with books too. :)

    That's a really sweet comment about your challenge. It has to make you feel good!

    Congrats on losing weight - how exciting!


  16. I love those photos of your niece with all the books - So cool!
    Congrats on the 20 lbs! That must feel great.

  17. Your niece is a girl after her aunt's own heart with the big pile of books! We still haven't seen Sing yet, and I really want to! It looks so cute! And hooray for being back in Texas and losing that weight! Any weight loss is a big deal, and 20 pounds is awesome!

  18. So much happiness. Congrats on the weightloss! Where in Texas?!

  19. Tats are cool. Wish I could afford more.

    I tried a reading challenge, but nobody was interested. Some of them were already doing yours, I think. :)

  20. So much happy in this post that I don't know where to start. Congratulations on the weight loss - sometimes the number does matter. Your niece is beautiful (as are the photos). Here's to a great weekend!!

  21. SING was great, wasn't it? I dragged my husband to the theater to see it, which he appreciated me for doing afterwards.

    Congrats on the weight loss milestone! That's awesome!

    Your niece's senior pictures are great! I love senior pictures these days. They reveal so much about the personality about the person.

  22. So many happy things in this post! Glad you made it through your kidney stones and had some good things this week. Congratulations on your weight loss! Way to go.

  23. okay, those last two of your niece are AWESOME. i love them. please let her know that.

    and numbers five and eight. FUCK YES. :]

  24. I'm loving that Texas is just a short month away, Thats awesome, girl! And congrats on losing some weight. That must make you happy and motivate you to continue on your path to better health. :) I'm happy for you.
    I love that Liam has a little girlfriend. That's so adorable, so is the selfie. :)

    I hope you had a great weekend hun. xoxox

  25. Congrats on the 20 lbs - that's awesome! And Sing is such a cute movie! Love seeing the how senior pictures reflect a kid's personality. My daughter had a bunch of hers taken at the dance studio aka her second home.

  26. Your Niece is a very pretty girl! I love library day too and I love that I've managed to make my little boy excited about it as well. He looks forward to picking his new books. So glad that you are feeling better this week!
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

  27. OMG! Your niece's pictures are perfect! 20 pounds is such an accomplishment! Good job, Erin!


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