Tattoos, styling wands, hand painted aprons, 1 second a day videos and more… here are a few of the things making me happy lately!
Hi friends and happy summer to you! We’ve been out of school for a little over a week and have had some super fun days so far. The weather has been iffy on cooperating but we are squeezing out ever sunny moment we can and are taking full advantage of it!
Many of you have asked about our Summer Bucket List for 2015 and I think we’ve decided not to do one this year… unless we change our mind, we’re going to be crazy and navigate the summer without a list. Oh don’t worry… that doesn’t mean my kids will be sitting in front of the TV all summer. I have plenty of ideas for ways we’re going to have the best summer yet… I just am not adding them to a list. You can find our 2014 Summer Bucket List Here, our 2013 list here, and our 2012 list here. I hope you get some inspiration for a fun summer from those lists!
A few weeks ago, I went to my friend Cheryl’s house in St Louis and we did something we’ve been planning on doing since last October. We both got tattoos! We had been inspired by our “Be Happy” tattly tattoos we got at Chopped Conference in October and decided to make it permanent! I absolutely am in LOVE with my new tattoo! It didn’t really hurt at all to get it and was over and done in about 10 minutes. James, from Saint Louis Tattoo Company worked his magic and did an amazing job!
Cheryl (aka TidyMom) also introduced me to the magic of a Curling Wand. You’ve probably seen these at mall kiosks for a $100+ but Cheryl uses a $30 Remington brand curling wand. I ended up buying one off of Amazon and absolutely love it! It’s so easy to use and I love how softly styled my hair is now. Good hair days make me happy!
My friend Renee is so talented. She recently sent me this gorgeous, custom hand painted Dine & Dish apron! Isn’t it amazing? As someone who has zero skills when it comes to drawing I am always extra impressed with those who have that talent. You may remember Renee as the artist who hand painted my #HotMess wine glass for me, which I still love and use all the time. Well, she now does hand painted aprons and sells them over at her Etsy Shop. Kudos Kitchen Paints. Make sure to check out her store and see what kind of custom job she can do for you! Her items make great gifts!
Some things are definitely worth an extra big happiness report shout out. KitchenAid sent us one of their new Dual Waffle Bakers and I couldn’t be happier with it. Do you know what having a dual waffle maker means when you have a family of six? It means twice the waffles in just a short amount of time… which means I may actually get to eat hot waffles someday! (PS – if you haven’t tried my brothers favorite waffles, you must give this recipe a try!)
This is another Cheryl find, but we’ve been doing the One Second Everyday video project… you guys, I love this so much! We started on May 1st, so only are just a little bit into it, but I highly recommend doing it if you want to capture more video of your life! It’s such a fun way to look back on time in short video snippets and the One Second Everyday App makes it so simple to do! (Not sure why the You Tube quality isn’t good on it, but in the app it’s really a great quality video!)
Finally, a few final happy things…
I was interviewed for the Season with Sass Podcast and had so much fun chatting with Peabody and Kita! Check it out!
The baby goat videos on this Instagram account make me ridiculously happy.
This beautiful blog makes me happy.
I’m heading to Portland this weekend to speak at the Indulge Conference. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for all the fun behind the scenes happenings!
I think that’s it! Now it’s your turn… what’s been making you happy lately? Share in the comments below!
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Melanie @ Nutritious Eats says
I am so excited to finally meet you! I saw you on the Indulge speaker list and wanted to double check that you were going. I think it will be a super fun conference. See you there!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
So much good stuff in your happiness report!! I have that same curling wand but never have as much luck as I do my curling iron. You’ve inspired me to try again! What’s making me happy? My oldest is finally out of diapers and in 9 days we’re heading to Asheville on a family vaca!
I just downloaded the One Second Everyday app and I’m so excited to start using it. This is going to sound stupid but I watched the movie Chef a few months ago, which features the chef’s kid using the app and it was so cool but I didn’t realize that it was an actual app in real life!! 🙂
Thanks for the fun,
I love love love your tattoo! I might have to copy you 🙂
cute tattoo and they don’t hurt, never really got why people say they hurt so bad. Maybe it depends on location I guess ribs might hurt since they are boney.
Do you know if Shawnee Mission Park has 4 person pedal boats? I think this would be perfect for father’s day.
Will have to get a itunes card so I can get that app. Would be fun to make them this summer. Do you know is it all private or is the public allowed to see the videos?
Hope you have a wonderful Summer! I’ve unplugged this summer no social media. But still read my fave blogs 🙂
Terri A. says
how long do the Tattley Tattoos last? Do they wash off in the shower? I might be copying you.
Terri A. says
never mind – I just saw it on their website.
You always make summer so fun! Love your tattoo and pretty hair. Me? Leaving for vacation — hiking in the Alps this year. Very happy about that!
that app is so fun isn’t it!! I have just 2 more months to go to finish are year! Allison wants to start one when she moves to Mizzou! Its such a fun way to look back!
So much fun and happy in one post!! Miss you! xoxox
Heyya.. You always make summer so fun! Love your tattoo and pretty hair. Me? Leaving for vacation hiking in the Alps this year. Very happy about that and I just downloaded the One Second Everyday app and I’m so excited to start using it. This is going to sound stupid but I watched the movie Chef a few months ago, which features the chef’s kid using the app and it was so cool but I didn’t realize that it was an actual app in real life!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing a kweel update.. 🙂