Two Happy Souls

It feels like so much has happened in the 3 months since I took a blog break. Wow! I can't believe it's been 3 months since my last real blog post (well, if you don't count Friday's post). While not too much has happened to me personally (I did turn 1 year older!), there are some things I'll be sharing in coming posts. There's also been small additions to the apartment which I will also share. Like what you ask? Well...
  • I finally picked up the ceramic monkey I ordered to my besties house in NJ. It's kinda cute and slightly life-like looking which makes it a bit creepy and less cute. I love it.
  • I wallpapered my bathroom (something I had been debating about here ). 
  • I bought ikea fabric for curtains - they're hanging now but are in a rough state...I have to hem them...actually, I need to make a decision about them (I may move them into the bedroom).
  • I added more frames to my gallery wall. 
  • I finished painting the rest of the visible baseboard trim in the living/dining/kitchen area.
  • I finally got around to re-purposing my over-sized picture frame (that I got for $1 yard sale) into an inspiration board.
  • I added a small rug to the kitchen.
Yes, I'll be blogging everything...with photos. For those of you who follow me on twitter you've probably seen random pics here and there. During these 3 months I also discovered, re-discovered & found some products and stuff that I've really been diggin' you'll want to check back later this week for that blog post. (hint hint blog giveaway hint hint)

Most importantly, over these past 3 months I've become re-inspired & re-invigorated. I wasn't a sad person before - but the earlier in the year (late winter, early spring & early summer) I felt...blah. But now I feel happier than I've felt in a long time. You know, being happy really is a choice. I know that sounds weird but try it. A day when you wake up feeling blah and down, say to yourself "I'm going to be happy today." In doing this you'll will yourself to see the brighter side of things. To smile more. To laugh more. And all of those things makes you a happier person and in-turn, you feel better. Also, something my bestie said to me that she's been doing - is reminding herself that sometimes it's not all about her. I never thought it was all about me but in some situations lately, when it comes to other people (mainly family & friends) where I might kinda not show enthusiasm in a situation or be kinda blaze about a situation - I've been reminding myself 'it's not all about you....how would you want them to react if the situation were reversed?" And you know what, just thinking that makes you change your reaction and the way you interact with other people. It makes the other person feel good which in turn makes you feel good.

Anyways, not trying to be preachy. Here's a pic of me* and Howard taken this past weekend.

Two happy souls.

*Ya, ignore the hair. We were just coming from my brothers' b-ball practice and the dog park. I just threw on a hat...


Margarita @ WestCoastMama.net said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy that you started blogging again :)

Fargerike Dagny said...

What a cute picture! Welcome back :)

T said...

"being happy really is a choice" I love this phrase. I sort of live my life by it. I make the choice to be in a funky mood (when I'm in a funky mood), but more often than not, I make the choice to be happy.

P.S. Howard still warms my heart!

###### said...

haaaa. to cute..I agree it is a choice to be happy, but sometimes that funk can take over if you are not mentally strong enough to weigh it down. I wish you the best...and as always..I am an email away if ever needed.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Great photo!! You look so relaxed and 'real' there for lack of a better word.

So glad to see you back - you were definitely missed.

And Ive been wanting a monkey vase lately for some reason - don't ask me why. Where did you get it?

Katelin said...

oh i can't wait to see new pics, i love your style.

Mandy said...

I am so looking forward to hearing about the past few months. Being re-inspired and re-invigorated is so great. I am glad that you and howard are two happy souls. =)

Carolina said...

Is Howard a Bichon Frise?

Love your blog...glad you're back!

Kay* said...

@Margarita - Thanks! How's Vancouver?!

@Dagny - Thank you :) What a great blog you have - I just checked it out, so fab! Definitely bookmarking it.

@T - You should move to Toronto so you can dog sit :) He really is the best.

@Mrs Limestone - Thank you! I DO feel more relaxed :) I got the monkey vase from Amazon - it's a Two's Company product. They have small & large. I bought the large because it was on sale cheaper than the small I believe (or a few bucks more). I see the large is currently on sale again (not as good a sale but about $20 off).

@Katelin - Thanks Katelin!

@Mandy - Aww thank you :)

@Carolina - Thank you! Howard is a mix - part Bichon Frise & part Toy Poodle. He's pretty awesome :)

DaVida Chanel said...

Soooo happy you're back. And just so you know-according to astrology, it makes total sense you're reenergized. This is a GREAT time for Leo's!!!

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

howard is so cute! great pic. thank you for your comment on my blog today. i got the paint color thing figured out in no time :) i have been wondering how to do that FOREVER!

karey m. said...

you're adorable.

and that whole "it's not about me" thing is harder to remember than it sounds..

{i'm still trying to remember it. ugh. but happy is always better than the alternative. which is not adorable. xoxo.}

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