Showing posts with label Happy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Happy. Show all posts

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 9 - Enormous Earrings

Day 9 of 31 Days of Happy

Accessories are like the happy of any outfit.

Today I wore big earring to church.  I love big earrings...on other people.  I usually just have boring old studs in my ear lobes.  

Now that my hair is longer though, and it doesn't make me feel so awkward with big earrings, I thought I'd give them another shot.  

Me likey.  Even my boys liked them.  Which is hilarious, because they never really notice anything I wear. 

The last picture is an outtake...but it captures my love for the swingy earring. ;)

My love for the big earring goes back to 3rd grade.  I went to a parochial school, and my mom wouldn't let me wear dangly earrings.  Lucky for me, my friend Jessica, would sneak her moms big, long  earrings, bring them to school and we would put them on in the bathroom before school started.  


We eventually got found out.  Of course.  But it was fun while it lasted.  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Hooligans

Day 6 of  31 Days of Happy.

You know what you do if you're a lazy blogger?  You get tired of linking things.  So today, in honor of my laziness, you'll have to go back to yesterdays post that includes a link to what 31 Days of Happy is, or means, or whatev.

Today I am happy to have hooligans.  

What fun would life be, without the antics of a toddler?

The real question long is it going to take the parsonage family to finally remember that things on the table are no longer safe?  We have dozens of spilled cups to prove we are either slow learners or in complete denial that baby Lucy is actually no longer a baby.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 4 - Happy Painting

Day 4 of 31 Days of Happy - Happy Painting.

Painting makes me giddy.   It's not that I love doing it.  And it's definitely not that I'm even remotely good at it...because I'm messy as all get out.  BUT...I love that it's quick and changes things so drastically.  

For someone with my attention span, that's perfection.

The past couple of days I've been working on painting the doors to the new part of the house, and also decided I'd give the church doors an updated color.  So now the parsonage and the church totally match.  Oh, and I painted the side door to the garage too, so it also matches...I mean who wants their garage looking all left out?!?

The weather here in Iowa is gorgeous this week.  Look at the reflection of the changing leaves in the window.  Perfection.

The space on the 2nd floor, where there's no window is where our ginormous closet will be!  So yeah, it looks a little unbalanced from the outside...but it's a necessary sacrifice. ;)

Church doors.  They were robins egg blue before.  Very 1999...literally.  I said to Ben, we'll find out who loved the blue doors and who didn't by their reaction on Sunday.
  • What happened to the blue doors?!?  = loved the blue
  • Wow the gray doors look great!  = me ;)

Eventually, the older part of the house will get new windows and siding...just in case you were wondering.  I'd hate for you to lose sleep.

It seems that the more I paint, the more objects I find that need to be painted.  This little cradle was mine when I was a wee one.  I'm sure the wood stain was all the rage in 1977.  Who knew I'd grow up to be one of those weird people who actually likes everything to be painted...including wooden objects .

 Ta Da!  I'm gonna sand it a little and add some stain to it so it looks a little "old."   Oh Happy Day!

You know what else makes me happy?  Our make-shift sidewalk.  It kills me. I literally chuckle about it all the time.  I'm sure there's other ways to make a temporary sidewalk...but could they be any more classy  klassy?  I think not.

I'm curious...what makes you happy today?

Oh, and FringeGirl has a great post today on Happy Spending.  Go visit...good stuff.

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