Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pursuit of Happiness!



Thanks to Jeanne from http://collageoflife-henrqs.blogspot.com/, my search is over. How sweet is she for saying that I am one of the blogs that makes her happy!

The Rules for this award are~

1. When you have received this award you must thank the person that awarded you in a new post.
2. Name the 10 things that make you happy.
3. Pass this award onto 10 other bloggers and inform the winners.

Wow, where to begin. I can't believe how fortunate I am to receive this award again. So many of you already know 10 things that make me happy and might ask yourselves, "Can she come up with 10 more? Well, don't worry your pretty little heads about that. I am full of Happy things that I am glad to share with others!

Without further ado here is my list:

1. First and foremost, all of you make me Happy! I have received such positive, wonderful and genuine comments for the things that I write about, that I know blogging is what I am to do. Your daily inspiration is what keeps this going, thank you!

2. Family!
How important is this group to me? Incredibly important. I think because my mother is no longer with us, we have all grown so much closer and realized how important family is. My dad, left corner and his friend Ginny, my grandfather Joe, who will be 95 in April on the right. Isn't he adorable? My sister in-law Anne (pink shirt) and her husband (who is my brother) J.P. (standing) and that is Amy my sister who I talk about all the time and her husband Neil. For some reason all the kids were left out of the picture and my other sister Julie was out of town, but they are definitely not forgotten, they all make me happy too!



3. Peonies!



I adore these flowers. I remember when I was about 9 years old, we lived next door to this 85 year old women named Maude. She had the prettiest peonies in her yard. I would go over and sit with her and have tea and chat. Then we would walk around and talk about all her Peonies. I would always take some home to my mom. Memories, aren't they sweet?


4. My kiddos, especially when they get along!




5. Family vacation this past summer to South Dakota. It was our first family camping trip and people who know me were shocked. They placed bets that I would barely make it 1 day with sleeping in a tent. Ha, I made it 4 days, and it was cold and rainy. I love to prove people wrong! I even came quite prepared, with cut up fruit and veggies so we could eat a little healthy.





6. Lip gloss/Lipstick I won't go anywhere without it! If I were stranded on a deserted island and only given one choice of makeup, its gotta be lipstick! I love Rimmel Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay lip gloss its the best!



7. Bloody Marys! Love um! They make me happy! Ina Garten has a fantastic recipe for the perfect Bloody Mary!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/bloody-mary-recipe/index.html



8. My Kindle! Now don't get me wrong. You all know I love a good book, and I mean LOVE, but the kindle is very convenient to throw in my purse for sitting at gymnastics.



9. My upside down tree! I decorate this for just about every holiday. Its Easter in my house!



10. I did a bold thing and I painted above the fireplace purple! I really like how it turned out!



So there you go, ten more things that make me happy! I hope you enjoyed them all. Now I need to award this to 10 special people out there, hmmm lets see....

1. Jamilyn at http://liveitathome.blogspot.com/2010/03/after-before-with-still-more-to-do.html

2. Amanda at http://serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com

3. http://acanthusandacorn.blogspot.com

4. Chelsea at http://roomtoinspire.blogspot.com

5. Ashley at http://schottofclass.blogspot.com

6. Therese at http://ladolfina.blogspot.com

7. Katrina at http://www.katrinaleechambers.com

8. Teri at http://girlmeetsparis.blogspot.com

9. Autumn at http://mydesigndump.blogspot.com

10. Mandi at http://manditremayne.blogspot.com

16 comments:

Megan said...

Thanks for checking out the painted bench. I'll post a picture of the table and bench soon.

As for the "shakes" when you paint, must be all that coffee you love so much!!! I love it too....

xx
megan

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Congrats!! Your blog is a happy place!

Your upside down tree looks great decorated for Easter. I think the purple above your fireplace looks wonderful!!!

Hope you have a super day!!

Erin

Michele R said...

Your list is great!
I wanted to say that we went to SD for the first time last June. Saw Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, etc. Stayed in Hill City. Really, really loved it! Drove down thru Iowa next to the River and then went to St. Louis. Stayed right by the Arch. Loved it too.
Oh, and a big YES to Bloody Mary’s!

La Dolfina said...

Oh my, I don't know what to say except your list is wonderful... the one about memories was really touching. Your entire list shows beautifully that happiness is found in moments :)
You've made me so happy today passing along this award. Thank you so very much Megan!
~xo always!!!

missy said...

oh my....love the tree!!!!!!
and i have told you before......love purple too....so the fireplace is AWESOME!!!!!!

Katrina Chambers said...

Oh thanks! That is nice! I loved when you wrote how you love your kids especially when they get along hahaha...that sounds like me :)

Hope you have a great day x

Nancy said...

Congratulations, girl! That is fabulous. Love your list.. I too love it when my girls get along. Dreamy days those are. :)

Jeanne said...

Love your top 10 Megan..what a great life you live! Thanks for the tip on the Bloody Mary's...I am a fan too. Off to search Ina's recipe!
Jeanne :)

Design Darling said...

so fun to read more about you! as a former gymnast, i know how long those meets and practices can be. a kindle would have been perfect!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for the visit, and thanks for the Happy 101. :) I love your purple wall!!!

Room to Inspire said...

Thank you so much for the great award! It always makes me smile and feel completely honored to have fellow bloggers pass on an award to me. I loved reading your list - the upside down tree is perfectly whimsical...

Thank You! Chelsea

Mandi said...

You are so sweet! You totally made my day.

Mouah.

Love your list. Ooh and also I love this song playing. . .

Polly said...

Congrats on your award! Peonies....can't wait until they bloom, they are so beautiful!

Polly

sharon said...

Just come across your blog and I love it. your top ten are great, but the posting that got me was the morning one. We've all been there, what a good idea to offer breakfast at school!
I'll be back, thank you
Sharon

The Smith Family said...

I LOVE the purple!
It's so bold, yet classy!
you go girl! It looks GREAT!
Shelley

Living It At Home said...

Hi! Wow~ I am so HAPPY that my blog makes you HAPPY! Thanks you for passing on this wonderful honor of happiness! I enjoyed reading and seeing what makes you smile everyday~ When we were growing up my dad decided to paint our front door purple just for fun. We were always known as the house with the purple door! Great color for your room!

Thanks~
jamilyn

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