February 3, 2016

Cause Happiness

 
Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
 
- Oscar Wilde
 
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I make happiness happen. I cause happiness. Whenever and wherever I go. 
 
Yesterday I went to a doctor's appointment. I had to change insurances and sadly was forced to look for a new doctor. The whole procedure to find one, let alone find one that accepts new patients and isn't 500 miles away, was tough. Now I understand why people refuse to get insurance and refuse to see a doctor. Seriously, this was the worst thing ever. My doctor was nice but for an annual check up I would have wanted to get more done. When I had my paperwork done for my residency, the doctor who had to examine and check me did a better job than the one yesterday. Urgent Care took better care of me than yesterday's doctor. I felt betrayed. Unfortunately, Urgent Care does not accept my new insurance. See my dilemma? I can't even go there now. So for the next few months I am stuck with a doctor I don't like and can't change a thing. If I changed again, or even found a different doctor, I would have to start from scratch again. Meaning, I would have to wait another four months to get an appointment. I just want to cry. Literally and figuratively. I want to cry!!!

On a brighter note: I found happiness. I made it happen. I saw a pretty sunset, cuddled with my fur babies, and paid $1.92 for gas. YAY!! For California this is low, guys. Very low. I'm stoked. So yes, I make happiness happen. I cause it, even with a tiny happy dance that gas was below the two dollar mark. 
 
How are your gas prices?
And please tell me you have a great doctor. I need to hear this.

xox


February 2, 2016

Goodies for Valentine's Day!

I'm trying to sweeten up life a bit. With happiness as my word this year, even my most dreaded and yes unloved "holiday" will get some love. I think I owe it to the word and to myself to add a bit of Valentine Sparkle. I won't decorate {yes, I won't!}, but I think a few cute additions to the "love weekend" cannot hurt at all. Look at these cuties I found.


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I have been looking for a bracelet for a while. Always wanted a lighter, non-chunky one that won't hit my wrist left and right. I usually wear simple, very similar looking studs. These earrings I felt were very appropriate for next week and for Valentine's Day. So super cute. I might splurge for once and get me those. A new perfume is always a good idea. Our body's chemistry changes when seasons change, so keep that in mind, too. This is a tip I have lived by for years hence my lovely perfume collection at home. I think I will not add a new mug to my already huge collection but if I did would be red. A little bit of pink on our nails has never harmed anyone either, am I right? And if you have a sweet tooth I suggest you go out and get yourself something sweet. I will get marshmallows or a very good cotton candy as I do not eat chocolate. If I find pink marshmallows I will be a happy woman!

Don't we all want {or need} some fun and cute goodies in our lives?
I love purple and {most} pink, so anything that comes close to this I think fits perfectly for Valentine's Day. I never liked this day. Yes, I still don't like it. I may be in a happy relationship and I am very content with my partner but this doesn't mean I love this day more. I didn't like it before and I don't like it now. The only thing I like about this day is that I can schedule in a date for that day or at least around that day. I win.

Do you decorate or go out and splurge a little when it comes to Valentine's Day?!

xox

February 1, 2016

Weekly Hopes {27}


Happy February!!!
Lets start with what we all want this week, shall we?

Short, non-busy days!!!
Am I right?

I wish my Weekly Hopes series would bet this easy. I wish we could skip Monday through Thursday and enjoy a long and well deserved weekend. Don't we all want that? I know I do. Unfortunately, our wish cannot be granted and we have to endure five full days until the weekend. We can do this. We can do this!

My week will be filled with quite some things so let's jump right to it:

1 - Doctor's appointment on Tuesday {FINALLY!!!!!}
2 - Another wonderful massage on Thursday {yes, I spoil myself}
3 - More workouts
4 - Finding new walking shoes {mine are old and hurt and that is not good at all}
5 - Dinner at one of our favorite restaurants
6 - No overnight shifts for my man {yes, he had to go back last week...booo}
7 - New blogs to read
8 - Finishing a book I was dreading to read
9 - Possible Skype Dates?
10 - A big change {you'll find out soon!!}

I'm dreading going to the doctor but at the same time it is time. When you change your insurance and end up looking for a new doctor for weeks and then getting an appointment months later {yuck} then yes, I am very hopeful that the day finally arrived. :) A big change is ahead. I hope once the change happens you may notice a few things, or you may not. I'll fill you in later, for sure!! And NO I am not pregnant. This week's Weekly Hopes is filled with positive things :)

Until then...Have an amazing day and an amazing week ahead of you!

xox

January 29, 2016

Happy Friday!


Friday is a day everyone looks forward to.
I think today I am, too. Not only will I get to spend the weekend with my man, we also have a few errands to run together and so, spend time together. Life together is awesome, but sometimes it is so hard to keep up with every day life. We may eat dinner together, and somewhat talk but there is always a void. Life gets busy and we end up exhausted at 7pm. And yes, we have no kids yet. Cannot wait to see what that does to us. Hahaha. Seriously, I felt my eyes close around 7.10. I think my delicious dinner made me sleepy. 

But I digress. Today, once again, I am joining two wonderful bloggers Krysten and Lindsay with their weekly series "10 Things that Made Me Happy This Week". I'm sharing with you what made me smile and happy this week. Plus, as you know, Happiness is my word for 2016. So I better find a ton of happiness in every day. Happy Friday!

1. I completed almost everything on my Weekly Hopes list
2. Raindrops
3. Connections
4. Homemade meatloaf
5. Coffee
6. Picture frames for home decor {so excited}
7. My favorite healthy drink keeping me active and feeling great - posted on Instagram
8. Smoothies
9. Snapchat {yes, I'm on it, want to follow me? Email me.}
10. A lot less pain

What made you happy this week?
Was it sunshine, an email, or a hug from your best friend or child? Come link up. 

Happy Friday!


January 27, 2016

How to add Happiness to your Life

Life is tough. Don't roll your eyes. Yes, it is. We don't always acknowledge the fact that we do so much during one whole day, one full week, heck one long month. We have to pay bills, buy groceries, clean, organize, schedule appointments, get things fixed, work, work out, talk, meet up, share, and spend time with family and friends. The list is endless. Plus this list does not include emergency situations; you know those you will never be fully prepared for. Life is tough.
At the same time it is also beautiful. To make it more beautiful, to make it happy even during the darkest times it is time to remind ourselves that even though life is tough and sad and busy there is always something to brighten our day. We need to add daily happiness to our lives! 



My five favorite things to flavor up my daily life, my crazy little world {see what I did, just now?}, will not be your things to add happiness to your life, yet, they will give you ideas what could bring happiness to your busy, tough or even sad life. Don't get me wrong, I don't fully think your life is lame and if it did, then MY life is just as lame. We all need that extra thing/item/moment/color adding a happy moment to our {dull} life. ;) 


My kitties. Yes, I admit it. I love my fur babies. They give me so much joy it is unfathomable. Whenever I feel down {and this happens very often} all I have to do is look at, snuggle and play with them. They know no fear, are curious, love to cuddle and crack me up when they make their hungry noises. Plus, this pictured little nugget chirps. She does this when she's happy, when she plays, and when she's looking for either me or her sister. Loving it. So much cuteness and so much happiness added to my life.


Sunsets. It's harder to catch them where I'm living at now so I miss them a lot. Yet, when I do catch them I grab my phone and take as many photos as possible. The photos never show the sunset's pure beauty but they come somewhat close. Plus, hello, am I the only one loving palm trees? It's a double happiness factor...palm tress and sunsets!


Coffee. Do I say more? Probably. I know some people don't like coffee and I am perfectly okay with that. My best friend doesn't drink coffee, she drinks tea instead. I don't like coffee for its caffeine though. I drink it because its warm, flavorful scent makes me feel secured. No matter what mood I am in a simple sip of a milk coffee {or a latte as many call it} adds pure happiness to my day; any day. During cold winter times it is even more important for me to get my cup; either with a flavor or without. If I don't get my coffee I can be pleased with a cup of peppermint tea, or a chai latte. Yet, really, nothing comes as close as a hazelnut or vanilla flavored black coffee. Yum.


Anything home related. Crate and Barrel? Yes please. West Elm? Yes. Pottery Barn? Yes yes! IKEA? Sure. Target? Of course. Z Gallery? Absolutely. Not saying I have all the money for it. I probably won't even purchase an item but browsing through these stores brings joy to me. I get inspired by pastel colored anything, by cute decor, mirrors, and glasses. Want to make me smile, bring me to one of these stores and it'll work like magic.


Pinterest & Instagram. Quotes, photos, recipes, decor ideas, and inspirations. I get it all from these two sites. I am also slightly OCD and want to put everything in a folder. Pinterest helps me do that. Instagram makes me simply happy. Their filters are awesome but I usually prefer to add no filter at all. After all it's called Instagram; a combination of instant and I would guess telegram {you know, where mankind used to send info/updates/letters}. You update your friends, family and strangers with a photo. No matter what mood I am in, these two sites and apps add happiness to my life.

I know my five things to add happiness to my life are lame but hey, it's a start. I don't get to see sunsets often, but when I do I am a happy girl. My kitties drive me nuts at times but they still make me laugh out loud when they play with one another or fail to jump right. Also, I am a homebody. I want my home to reflect my feelings, my life, my style so anything related to home shopping makes me incredibly happy.

What are a few things that make your life happy?
What kind of happiness do you add to you life?
Do we have anything in common?

xox


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