Saturday, April 26, 2014

Whew! Has It Been a Week, or What?!?

First of all, let me start by announcing the winner of my Arm Candy giveaway! Maja from Kooky Kinders is the winner! Maja, your bracelets should be in your hands on Monday! Congrats! Here's a link to the winner and giveaway page.

Seriously...this week has been unexpected, fun, and exciting. I have been MIA on the blog for the last week, and I wanted to write a post about some of the happy that I've had this week! I've had a tiring, but happy week, but here it goes! 

For this post, I decided to write an update about The Love Life Project. To read more about this project, you can head on over to Jenny Fish's blog Wonderfully Complex! I've been part of the challenge for a few months now, and I love it!

I love taking pictures of the things that make me happy each day, and I love looking back from week to week and smiling at my pictures of little joys. I was even thinking of making a little photo album of some of my favorite happy pictures and call it "Life's Little Joys." That way, I can look back at those pictures whenever I feel like it! :)

So here are the last two weeks in pictures of the little things in my life that mean so much!

April 15th

I woke up one day to find it had snowed! That's crazy Ohio weather for you! April and May weather are so unpredictable here. I seriously didn't believe the weather forecasters when they said it would snow before I went to bed. But sure enough, I woke up, and it looked like this!

Here's a look at the snow from a window at school. By the time I left school, it was pretty much all melted!

Belting out Brian McKnight on the way home from work. Stuck in traffic. Let me tell you, Brian McKnight can definitely get you through some serious traffic jams!

April 16th

My 6th grade students learn about parts of plant and animal cells and then as a project, make a model of one of them. One of my students made an edible model. It's so pretty!

April 17th

I saw this and had to send it to my sister, Rachael! This cat looks just like our cat Ginger (Ginger Rogers) that we had growing up! She's currently 17 years old and lives with Rach!

This is too cute!


April 18th

On Good Friday, Bjorn and I headed down the dealership where we bought our car. There was something wrong with the technology in the lock on the driver's side door, so we went down to get it fixed. On the way, this truck passed us! I snapped a picture and sent it to my mom. She's from Missouri:

After getting the car fixed, we stopped to have a nice lunch downtown at Nada. Delicious!

I got a cactus flower margarita. It was a little sweet, but delicious! I could not have had another. I also had fish tacos. Their fish tacos are fantastic!

Thank goodness for a day off of school during the week! I got to cross something off of my to do list! Bjorn and I went to Batsakes to look at hats! He has been wanting to go there forever, but they don't have weekend hours. They also don't like you taking pictures inside, so I took one of the outside. And here's Bjorn in his hat:

April 19th

Here's  the biggest news of last week! Bjorn and I adopted a new dog! His name is Remy. He's three years old. He was taken care of by an awesome foster family, and he's so sweet! I can't believe we have three dogs! We have been talking about getting another dog for awhile. We thought we'd look for another pup in the summer, but we saw Remy and couldn't leave the little guy! Isn't he adorable?!?

He likes to be held like a baby.

He likes to sleep under the blankets just like Thor!

Here are all the babies together. Thor is still working on being completely comfortable around Remy. Thor gets a little jealous when Remy wants me to hold him :).

This is how he looks out the window.

He's so cute!

They're getting better!

April 20th

Bjorn and I made a homemade dinner of City Chicken, mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, and green beans! It was soooo good! My mom made city chicken when I was little, and I haven't had it in forever! Bjorn also made his famous homemade gravy. To.die.for.

April 21st

It was my sister Ashley's birthday! I sent her a box of goodies ;) Since she's closer to Ohio now, her box got to her way faster (on her actual birthday!). Happy birthday, sis! Love you!

Me, Ashley, Rachael

April 23rd

On Wednesday after a doctor's appointment, I stopped by the thrift store to look for a few inexpensive baskets to continue to organize my kitchen pantry. Hanging on the end of a rack, I saw this lovely silk jacket! It was 50% off day, so I picked it up for $3.50. I knew the name brand and was interested in looking up how much this vintage blazer would go for on eBay. I found it going for $80! I considered that my deal of the day! I also found a few baskets for .50 cents.

April 24th

I found these hanging baskets on Instagram for sale and it gave me an idea to keep an eye out at the thrift store for some of these to help organize my tiny kitchen!

April 25th

On Fridays, my students turn in their spelling homework. There is a section where the kiddos have to show me that they understand the meaning of each word. I can't wait to see their adorable drawings on Fridays! Here are a few of my favorites!

There were a few highlights of my week of happy!

To read more of my Love Life Project posts, you can go here and here

Leave a comment and let me know what made you happy this past week!

Love and happiness <3 Holly


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