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The Happiness Report – Week #5

It has been a great week, with a few warm days mixed in… gives me some hope that spring will truly be here sometime in the near future (of course, our weather is horrid today, but I’m trying not to think about that!)

My happiness this week has to start off with making homemade, fresh pasta noodles. I know that I’ve already written a whole post about it, but it made me so happy, it deserves a mention here too!

I stumbled upon the most beautiful blog this past week… I spent way too much time looking through the pictures, reading about life by the beach and dreaming. If you haven’t had the chance to take a peek at A Beach Cottage – Life by the Sea, head over there. It is a lovely and dreamy space!

Crema CoffeeAmy has a really cool, detailed post over on the GoSavor site about the Crema Coffee Shop in Nashville, TN. The second I saw this post it made me smile. When I was in Nashville a few weeks ago, Amy, Cheryl. Kristan and I spent some time in this coffee shop (which was formerly an automobile garage). It was the most quaint and quirky place I had been to in awhile. Just seeing Amy’s post reminded me of how much fun I had with those ladies that day!

I’ve been going to the gym happily and regularly for almost 2 weeks now, and although Leah hasn’t been a fan, I certainly am. I decided to start the Couch to 5K running plan as well. It would make me really happy to be able to run a 5K later this spring!

And finally, nothing makes me happier than having a reason to celebrate. Life is too short and we need more celebrations, don’t you think? My friend Carissa from the blog Good ‘n Crazy just hit 10,000 followers on Twitter and she is celebrating with a fun Twitter party and some really great prizes (Barnes & Noble Nook, iPod Shuffle, and more!) Make sure to hop over to her blog and check it out. She’d love to have you celebrate with her!

That’s it for me this week. I love reading your own happiness snippets each week. Thanks for sharing them in the comments section. Have a happy rest of your week!

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  1. Whoa! You’re doing a 5k? That’s so impressive. Makes me think about getting my hiney in gear.

  2. Love the positivity of your Happiness Report. The homemade noodles sound like a great way to keep happy.

  3. I totally was like “WHOA!” That looks like the guy at my favorite coffee shop in Nashville!! Then I remembered, “Duh, it is!” LOVE Crema!

  4. I made your list!! How freaking cool! Now I’m happy all over!! :)

    AND I just got the book!! Now I can be real with you!!

  5. Just watched a Doris Day movie where her character in the movie was the spokesperson for a company who made ‘HAPPY’ soap. Wouldn’t it be great if that were an actually brand of soap…it just sounds so positive and cheerful!

  6. What a great list! Can’t wait to hear all about the Couch to 5K. It sounds like what I need! :)

  7. You have a beautiful blog and I love reading!

    I would like to present you with the “One Lovely Blog “Award. Please drop by my site to pick it up when ever you are free.


  8. Accidentally hit the ‘submit’ button too soon. Your happiness list sounds great…it really is the simple things that are the best! Hope you get to run in the 5K – I’ll be rooting for you!

  9. Your happiness list is great this week! We are going to Nashville next weekend – we’ll have to check out that coffee shop. Looks COOL!

    I had a friend that did couch to 5K – it was hard, but she did it. Good luck!!

    My happiness this week was finding the perfect anniversary gift for my husband. Our anniversary isn’t until the end of March, but I am relieved that I have it ordered and I know he will love it!

  10. I love the idea of “Couch to 5K”, getting involved with something that motivates people to exercise on a regular basis is fantastic.

  11. A 5K? I have to admit I do miss some things about my marathon days, but I don’t miss the races. ;) Have a blast for me! More seriously, though, I really need to start working out again. It’s been far too long since I kept a steady routine.

  12. I love this feature. Happy, happy.

  13. I read A Beach Cottage.com on a daily basis as well!!! ♥ that darling lil site…

  14. Haven’t been back to Nashville in ages. Bongo Java was always my favorite coffee shop. Famous for the Nun in the Bun cinnamon roll, and their Eggs and Green Ham b’fast plate. Cheers!

  15. TGIF…love the things you listed. The little things do it for me!

  16. I did something kind of crazy the other night and took both kids out for pizza in a restaurant while Eric was out of town. I was desperate to get out of the house but didn’t know if eating out was a good idea. They were so good! It was such a pleasant surprise and fun to do something special with them while daddy was away. We will definitely be doing this more often. I’m usually scared to do something like that alone with both of them for fear of public embarrassment if I can’t control them both. I had visions of them running all around the pizza parlor like wild and crazy people. Anyway, the fact that it went so well and we had a nice time (and used up a good couple of hours) made me very happy.


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