The Happy 101 Blog Award!

What makes you happy? What are you passionate about?

These questions seem simple enough... and they are (or they should be). Unfortunately these are also questions that can lead me down a spiraling road of self-doubt, wondering if I'm living my life to the fullest, capturing the joy of each new day, doing the things that make me happy... oh and what are those things again...? Do I even know who I am...?


In the end I'd rather stick with the simple side of those questions. The obvious answers for me. The very first responses that come to my mind... the ones that bring a smile to my face.

But before I start listing the things that make me happy, I have to thank Aimée of Under the High Chair for passing on this award and listing a.o.k. as one of the blogs that "makes her happy".

For this award I am supposed to list 10 things that make me happy and then pass on the award to another 10 bloggers who "brighten my day"... here goes nothing! 

Ten things that make me happy (in no particular order of importance)

1. The smell of summer

2. Singing (in the shower, to my babies, in a crowd, to a crowd... I love to sing)

3. Buying new clothes, shoes, accessories (for me OR my girls... or Brandon for that matter!)

4. Eating (and cooking!)

5. My girls (Layla & Meaghan) - They are the cutest, sweetest, funniest little human beings I know!

6. A good old sappy love story (make me laugh, make me cry... just make me feel... and I'm happy!)

7. My faith (my hope, my strength... a constant in my life)

8. My Brandon (my favorite person to do anything and everything with!)

9. Words of appreciation and encouragement from others (must be my love language or something...)

10. Getting my way (What? Doesn't that make everyone happy?!)

10 blogs that make me happy (also in no particular order of importance...)

1. Simple Mom (& sister blog Simple Bites)

2. The Design Girl Blog (also the designer of my site!)

4. Layla Grace (not sure if "happy" is the right word here, but it's a blog that touched me deeply)

... and... of course...

10. Under the High Chair (...I have to give this award right back to Aimée and her personal blog UtHC as it IS the very first mom/food blog I ever read or enjoyed - and probably the blog that inspired me to start writing my own!



laura @ hollywood housewife said...

Ooooh, thank you for listing me in your top 10! I'll try do my own later this week.

I'm so honored!

CynthiaK said...

What a great list of ten happy things! And then ten great blogs! Can't wait to check them out, although I know several already.

Congratulations on your Happy award!

Tanya said...

Oh yay! Thanks for your list, and for passing the award over to me, too! Now I'll be up all night compiling a list in my head, :P

Aimée said...

Aw, thanks! Gee, it's been a good day for me and awards. ;)

k said...

I'm afraid to ask, but is that me in your list?? The link goes to In Courage. I've never won an award so I'm trying to not get my hopes up.

K from LifeofK

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