Daily Notes, Picture Taking Time

Happiness Hobbies

I've decided that baking is my number two happiness hobby, second only to being on a stage. I think sewing, puzzles, and reading would follow, in that order. A happiness hobby, defined by me, is simply a hobby that brings you joy regardless of how productive or useful or helpful to others it may be. Maybe… Continue reading Happiness Hobbies

Life As I Know It

Weekend with Carli {MM Bonus Post}

This post is really just for myself, and for the handful of you who may care.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I just spent a great weekend doing all things girly with Carli, who is currently residing just outside of Chicago.  I just had to share with you a few of my biggest… Continue reading Weekend with Carli {MM Bonus Post}

Life As I Know It

Weekend Relaxation

Well folks, it's the weekend and the weather seems to have taken a turn for the best!  Hooray!!!  I don't generally post on weekends but I stumbled on this amazing article from New York Magazine this week that I just had to share.  It's called "50 Steps to Simple Happiness."  It is completely worth a full… Continue reading Weekend Relaxation

Daily Notes, Wistfully Whimsical Wishlist

Top Blogging Books Roundup

UPDATE: My mom is the best, and the other day "10 Things You Need To Eat" and "The Happiness Project" appeared in my mailbox!!!  I will write reviews as soon as I finish them 🙂 In the last 1 1/2 years, as I've entered the blogosphere as a writer and reader, I have stumbled on… Continue reading Top Blogging Books Roundup

Daily Notes

“Fireflies” in Life and Lyrics

One of my fondest memories of home is of my mom and I taking summer walks at dusk, just as fireflies started showing up in the yards around us.  What child hasn't been completely and utterly fascinated by fireflies at some point?  What adult, for that matter?  I even made the glowing firefly juice at a… Continue reading “Fireflies” in Life and Lyrics