What Makes Me Happy?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happiness and positivity - those are two things I strive for in my daily life. I mean seriously, life is way too short to be unhappy. I love to smile and see others do the same. So imagine my excitement when my Bestie Erica challenged me to write a blog post about 10 things that make me happy. Here we go...in no particular order.

1.) A clean, organized room/house. It is kind of a problem of mine, but I cannot relax unless my house is clean. I feel like I accomplish more when the house is clean and sitting in a clean space just makes me feel great. These pictures are from when we were selling our house in Alexandria. I LOVED the 11 days that our house was on the market because everything was neat and tidy constantly.

2.) Picmonkey. I am by no means a graphic designer (I didn't even know what type face meant at first), but the more I play around with graphics and photos in picmonkey, the more I love it. It is fun to personalize a photo and make it "mine." And creating graphics for instagram is quickly becoming one of my favorite past times.

3.) These two. Tolar and Baby K have changed  my life for the better. I cannot imagine where I would be or what boring mess my life would be without them. Every day I hope that I can fully express to them how happy they make me and how much I love them. There just aren't enough words to explain what I feel in my heart for them.

4.) Changing skin and changing lives. Rodan + Fields changed my life at a time when my family needed it most and it has been INCREDIBLE to be able to bless some of my friends by having them join my team. And I just LOVE helping my customers achieve more confidence because their skin is now smoother, firmer, and wrinkle and blemish free. 

5.) Coffee. This amazingness helps me start my day off just right. I am nothing without my coffee. I love the taste (well more like the taste of the creamer), the smell and the relaxingness that comes with drinking my java each morning. And yes, relaxingness is a word. Special thanks to my friend Amanda for my awesome mug.

6.) Makeup. I know it seems vain, but I simply love makeup. I love the way I look and feel when I put on a full face of makeup. It is so fun to experiment with new products, colors and looks.

7.) Instagram. Yes, its strange but true. I just love instagram. The pictures make me happy and catching a glimpse into others lives is so fun. I have been able to find some new etsy shops and inspirational people by scrolling through instagram. And if you hop over to my instagram account now, I've teamed up with my sweet friend Jenn for a little giveaway.

8.) A Britney song on the radio. I have been a Britney Spears fan forever! In fact, that is what sealed my best friend and I becoming friends - we were out one night and a Britney Spears song came on and I wanted to dance, but I had a really big purse with me. So I dropped my purse to the floor right next to me and maxed it out on the dance floor.

9.) A good night's sleep. I LOVE to sleep and I'm so lucky that my sweet Baby K is an excellent sleeper. I just feel so refreshed and ready for the day when I get a solid night's sleep. Sometimes I don't want to go to sleep because I don't want to miss anything, but I know I will feel so amazing when morning comes if I get my 7-8 hours sleep.

10.) My parents. When I called my parents to tell them that Tolar had lost his job and that we were going to sell our house, the very first thing my Mom said was "well, you can move in with us." And that is exactly what happened. They opened up their house to us and have let the three of us take over their home. Our stuff is everywhere and my Mom does not care. They have selflessly helped us out in every way imaginable. It is fun to banter and pick with my Dad and to see, daily, that my parents truly enjoy spending time with my daughter. This has been a difficult year for us, but God continues to bless us through my fabulous parents.


  1. Love hearing what makes you happy. I have friends that jokes with me about my cleaning habits. I clean my house everyday.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! We seriously have SO much in common. You top ten would absolutely be my top ten too. I love my family and an organized clean home. BTW, beautiful home! I can see why it was only on the market for 11 days! I love me some coffee (creamer) too. I've used my mug EVERYDAY (except for when we were out of town). And, even at that I was tempted to pack it. Makeup makes me feel amazing. I feel like I can conquer the world when I am looking nice. It's been my new thing to get up every day and do hair and makeup even if I'm just bumming around the house. Just makes me feel like a million bucks!! Baby K is cuter than ever. Take care oxox!


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