A friend of mine who I hadn’t spoken to in a while asked me how I was recently. And, to be honest, I hadn’t even considered the answer to that question in a very long time.

How am I?

Truthfully: Pretty Fanfreakingtastic. For the first time in my LIFE, there’s not some THING I’m completely distraught over. Creative folks feel me here. We tend to obsess over something that we don’t have, and then decide that our lives suck because we don’t have it.

Yes, I currently desire things: refinished hardwoods, a six pack, a bigger salary than I currently pay myself, new windows in our house, etc. The list goes on and on, which is good, because I love me some lists! Compulsive listmaker… right here.

But none of those things I want or am working towards are either a) preventing my happiness because I don’t have them or b) making me happy by appearing in my life

I’m. Just. Happy.

Insanely happy. Utterly happy. I get up every morning and love life. It was kind of hard to put that in a text to the friend who asked. Katie, if you’re reading, this post is for you.

One of the things I promised myself when starting this blog was to take time and enjoy the pieces of life that we so often miss; Enjoy what’s happening while we’re stressing over appts, money, weight, deadlines and other people’s quirks.

Here’s a glance at some moments I’ve tucked away recently:

 Winter Birthdays…

Should be 32 candles, but who's counting?

Should be 32 candles, but who’s counting?

NYE Shenanigans…

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Newly designed, private office…

New Office

Special thanks to my decorator, Rhonda Jarrad, for making this happen!

Finally choosing a light fixture for the kitchen…

courtesy of Lowes.com

courtesy of Lowes.com

Finding this recipe to stave me over during my 40 days of strict Paleo. I have 27 days left, if anyone is wondering…




Just little things that all add up. Find yours and keep them handy for when you feel like you’re starting to lose sight of what’s most important.





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