#100happydays – Day 1 Through 7
Here is my first week partaking in #100happydays. I figure partaking in this, is a great idea to remind me of all the happy things going on in my life.
Just a quick reminder that I created my own rules.
- Photos must be taken on my Pentax K5 digital SLR, not the camera on Samsung phone. Since we spent a lot of money on the camera and it takes awesome photos, I want to force myself to use it more, and this seems like a great way to do it.
- I may not take photos every day. Although I think my dog would be worthy of daily photos, I don’t want to end up taking photos of our dog just to say I took a photo that day. I sort of suspect I might end up taking photos every day since I’m not very good at half committing to something – but either way, I’m not going to stress about it).
- I may or may not post all my photos on my blog. And there is no set schedule to when I will share the photos I take.
Day 1 – July 7, 2014: We live in a very sunny part of the world, and I love cloud free, sunny summer days with green leafs on the trees. The colors are vibrant and the weather is awesome.
Day 2 – July 8, 2014: We had really ripe fresh nectarines that needed to be eaten. Combine with some ice, some strawberries, milk and yogurt and a dash of honey and voilà – fresh fruit smoothies.
Day 3 – July 9, 2014: Wedding present wrapping. I love weddings – really, how can you not love weddings considering the hope and optimism that is associated with a wedding. Combine a wedding with my love of finding the perfect gift and my crazy passion for wrapping presents (I think I like present wrapping more than most sane people). I am known to wrap presents weeks and sometimes even months before the actual gift giving date, simply because I love wrapping presents. I love transforming a special gift into a beautiful box full of anticipation and surprise for the recipient. Day 4 – July 10, 2014: Yes, that’s right, these are my new every day sandals with fresh nail polish. The fact that I have new yellow sandals (as opposed to my normal color choice of black or brown) and fresh nail polish makes it a very happy camera worthy moment.
Day 5 – July 11, 2014: I went for a lovely walk around a lake with 2 amazing friends. One has known about our struggles (and has been pretty awesome), and the other did not know, only because I haven’t seen her in a while and it wasn’t something I wanted to share via text message. So, I told her, the three of us talked a lot about everything going on and she sent me a lovely text message later on saying “….thanks for sharing. You are an amazing, strong and brave women” – she was totally awesome and I know she will continue to be supportive of us whatever happens next.
Day 6 – July 12, 2014: An evening BBQ and campfire with friends. Need I say more?
Day 7 – July 13, 2014: My fresh herb garden. We built this garden ourselves earlier in the spring using things we had around the house (an extra piece of wood, screws, pipe clamps, some rocks, dirt and mason jars). 5 of my 6 herbs have actually grown from seed, and soon enough I’ll be able to start cooking with them. Here’s to garden fresh dill, mint, basil, thyme, and sage!
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Awesome list and great pictures. I love your sandals!!!
Thanks! The sandals ended up giving me a couple of blisters, but I’ll break them in. 🙂
Little small happinesses do add up!
They sure do! 🙂
such a perfect idea. I have seen this on Instagram with a few of my friends and have considered doing it… I’m afraid my sweet pup will end up in over half of them!
I am working really hard to not take 100 photos of my dog! So far, she is getting a lot of photographs taken of her, but she’s not getting “featured”. 🙂
Love it all 🙂
In a very short amount of time, and with few words, you have won my heart and readership. How is it I have so many little endearing things in common with a complete stranger!?!?! I am going to read up on this #100happydays thing. It is reminiscent of a gratitude journal, but in pictures. Oh how I can’t wait to read more! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! Such a wonderful compliment. 🙂
I am enjoying the #100happydays so far, but just realized I haven’t managed to take a photo of anything yet today. I guess I’d better go find something… Thanks for the reminder!
I just checked out your blog too, and I am definitely following along too!
You are very welcome. Thank you for letting me take vicarious pleasure in your happy days. Oh yes, and thank you so much for checking out my blog and following!
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