…Project Happiness


happiness |ˈhapēnis| noun the state of being happy She calls her movement Project Happiness: Paint the World Pretty. This social movement involves the art of paying it forward. Free art is dropped in different communities and the only job of the recipient is to do something nice for someone else. The first time she did this was in […]



succulent |ˈsəkyələnt|  Botany (of a plant, esp. a xerophyte) having thick fleshy leaves or stems adapted tostoring water. I’ll be first to admit I do not have a green thumb. I enjoy planting, but I haven’t been super successful at keeping the plants alive. I’m really more about the flowers (orchids) or plants that need very minimal water and minimal attention. So when I found the […]



gardening noun is their favorite weekend pursuit: horticulture, yardwork, landscaping. I am a big fan of Pinterest…isn’t everyone!! I try to actually make some of the things I pin onto my boards. No doubt I have a lot of pins that remain on my wall and are never attempted, but this weekend my son and I took two days to “almost” complete […]



masterpiece |ˈmastərˌpēs|noun a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship On Monday’s this summer I’ve tried to do something fun and artsy with my son. Today I broke out the watercolors. He enjoyed the water and eating the paintbrush more than painting, but he still created what I think is a pretty awesome masterpiece.


trail |trāl|noun a beaten path through rough country such as a forest or moor Part two of my Happiness Project includes trying something new every month. For awhile I’ve been looking for a hobby that includes exercise too. I run..(but not for fun), I walk..(but this isn’t very strenuous), I like attempting my workout videos..(I so don’t […]


breakfast |ˈbrekfəst|noun a meal eaten in the morning, the first of the day As part of my own Happiness Project…(see previous post)…I have written a resolution to cook breakfast for myself on the weekend. Doesn’t breakfast taste so much better on the weekend anyway?During the week I am out the door in the morning grabbing a […]


progress|ˈprägrəs; ˈprägˌres; ˈprōˌgres| noun forward or onward movement toward a destination I did it, I did it, I did it! LOOK…my very first tomato. I’m sure the way I did it was wrong and I’m pretty sure all three tomato plants are in the wrong size containers, but I don’t care, I did it. I’ve […]


heart |härt| the heart regarded as the center of a person’s thoughts and emotions, esp. love or compassion It has been awhile since I have contributed to this challenge, but here is my entry for this weeks photo challenge over at I heart faces…..HEARTS!


inspiration |ˌinspəˈrā sh ən| noun the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative I was recently inspired by the book A Year of Mornings- 3191 Miles Apart and decided to take part in my own personal assignment. Everyday during this past week I took a photo that represented my morning. […]