Nothing Happier

“Nothing Happier” is about the little things that make life happy. The older I get, the more I realize that it is the little things are what life is all about. I try to remember the wisdom in these words, “The happiest people I know are not those that find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in the pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of everyday moments” ~ President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Nothing Happier than Christmas, Playing in the Snow, & A New Year

Playing in the Snow

Sometime in October, I fizzled out and took a hiatus from Makoodle.  We celebrated many things during my hiatus including: My baby’s 2nd birthday Halloween My 30th birthday Thanksgiving My 10th Anniversary Christmas New Years Those were the “main events”, but there was plenty of other things that kept us busy.  We had a wonderful… 

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Friday 5 – First Flight, Statue of Liberty, Nighttime Tours, First Snow, and Halloween

Abby Cadabby

I took an unplanned hiatus from blogging for a few weeks.  We have had a very fun and exceptionally busy month.  To pick things back up again, I am sharing my Friday 5.  This weeks selections are from my Instagram feed from the last few weeks. 1 – First Flight I took my kids on… 

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Nothing Happier than Fall, Fall Pictures, & Sibling Rivalry

Fall Pictures

It’s here!!!  Fall is officially here and I couldn’t be happier.  I told my daughter we would be getting fall pictures soon and she quickly said, “Mom! It isn’t fall yet.”  Little did she know – fall officially kicked off yesterday! Today was a beautiful day and we took advantage of the nice day and… 

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Nothing Happier than Sesame Street, Football Games, & Learning to Ride a Bike

Nothing Happier than Sesame Street

I am super excited for the fun holidays just around the corner.  My youngest is also turning 2 in a little over a month.  There is a lot of fun in the coming weeks and I’m making massive lists to help me stay organized.  Hopefully I’ll have time to work on some fun holiday and… 

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Nothing Happier than Sunflowers, the Mountains, and Calming River Sounds


School started!  Woo hoo!  Hip, hip, hooray! It is so nice to be back to a sustainable routine.  I am still trying to figure out what our fall routine will be, but I’m very grateful for the new hours in our home. Here are my picks for the nothing happier series. Sunflowers When are start… 

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Friday 5 – Fall Leaves, Funny Reviews, Settle Like Adults, It’s Time, & Pumpkin Pie

Fall Leaves

Here are the 5 random things that make me happy this week. 1 – Fall Leaves Image Source | Flickr – Tilman Paulin The leaves are starting to change and I can’t tell you how excited I am for the next few months of the year.  Fall is my favorite season.  I can feel the… 

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Nothing Happier than Rainbows, Water Slides, & Good Decisions

Water Slides

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and, of course, a busy summer.  I used to think that summer was the time of year you kicked-back and relaxed.  Maybe it goes back to the going-to-school days when you had summer off.  Now, summer is a jam-packed three months filled with long days, excited kids, birthday… 

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Friday 5 – Home, Dart Balloon Wreath, Purple Spheres, If Not Now When?, & Elmo

If not now, when?

Here are the 5 random things that make me happy this week. 1 – Home This is my song this week.  When I found out that Phillip Phillips, a former American Idol contestant, sang this song it made me extra happy.  I haven’t watched American Idol for several seasons, but I like to see the… 

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Nothing Happier than Arcade Games, Cinnamon Rolls & Opening Gifts

Nothing Happier than Cinnamon Rolls

My son’s sixth birthday was this week, so we had another fun and busy week.  We had a Lego themed party for him.  I’ll be sharing the details in the coming weeks.  I am still working on sharing my daughter’s art birthday party and I’m already thinking about Halloween ideas and party ideas for my… 

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