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The Happiness Project

Friday, February 21, 2014

I actually bought The Happiness Project kind of by accident.  I was looking for another book the last time I was browsing around Target, and happened upon the yellow colored cover instead.  I was kind of down in the dumps that day (for who knows what reason), and I said “sure, happy, sounds good.”  The book was written by this woman named Gretchen Rubin who was relatively happy, but felt like she wasn’t as happy as she could be.  So she spent a year on a “happiness project” where she started researching different little ways that she could improve both her lifestyle and her outlook.  I’ve been reading a little bit every day at lunch, and I think I can actually say that it has made a difference.  I realize how much my happiness affects the people around me and vice versa, so I have started making an effort to act how I want to feel (something  Gretchen keeps preaching) instead of pouting when something doesn’t go my way.  Obviously I am not eloquent enough to do it justice, but if you have been in a funk recently like I was, you might find solace in this book.  What about you guys?  Any good books recently?

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{Taken as the snow was melting after our big winter storm last week}

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Exciting News

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hi friends! We have some pretty exciting news.  But let’s start with a little back story.  Years and years ago (really probably like 5 or 6) I started reading blogs pretty obsessively.  I liked to read about other people’s lives and see pretty and inspirational things.  It was a nice mental departure from everyday life which on weekdays can sometimes get a little mundane.  I found this blog called Brooklyn Limestone which was written by a girl who was completely renovating her beautiful home in Brooklyn.  It became one of the first blogs I went to when I had a spare moment and to this day continues to be one of our favorite blogs.  So back to the amazing news… Mrs. Limestone has asked us to be a contributor!

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Which means that monthly we will be sharing some special DIYs that we come up with for her blog.  Can you imagine that?  Little old us.  We will make sure to alert you guys when we do so you can go check it out.  In the meantime, you should go check out her insanely beautiful home renovation, her yearly Halloween decor that knocks my socks off, and her many beautiful parties.  I assure you you will not be disappointed but I must warn you it will lead to decreased work productivity.

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Catsley Shacklebolt

Monday, February 3, 2014

So we got a baby kitten.  It has become even more difficult to go to work each day because staying home and watching Downton Abbey episodes while he cuddles under my neck seems way better.  He really likes Downton Abbey.  And is a bit of a food thief apparently, as he has already successfully batted a chocolate chip cookie and a piece of pizza out of the hands of grown adults.  His name is Catsley Shacklebolt after the Harry Potter wizard Kingsley Shacklebolt.  (Get it?  Because he is a cat?  No?  It’s ok, most people don’t.)  Meet him and love him.

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