10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week 16


Happy Friday and Welcome to the 10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week Link Up!

Each Friday, Krysten from Why Girls Are Weird, Charlotte, from My Pixie Blog and I host a weekly Friday link up where we reflect on the happy and grateful things in our lives, but more specifically from the last week.


Sometimes all it takes is gentle reminders of things that make us grateful or appreciative. We live in a world full of disaster, chaos, poverty, famine, and tragedy – reflecting on the positive, I personally find makes me more aware and appreciative of the little things.

Don’t you agree?

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I have plenty of things I’m happy and/or grateful for and they are:

1. Hanging out with new friends.

2. Sitting by the fire.

3. Sweaters.  As much as I love the summer, I do love fall and wearing sweaters and hoodies.

4. Sleep.  On Monday we were just exhausted from the weekend, so we both stayed home and slept, I think we had gotten about 10 hours sleep total from Thursday to Sunday…

5. Jeff may not get as much thanks as I think he should get for all the planning and execution that goes into planning these huge annual shooting matches.  It makes me proud when I hear people tell him or see emails from people telling him what a great job the event was, or how well things ran that day.  #proudwife

6. Running into friends while walking/commuting into work this week.  Even though it is brief, I love catching up.

7. The Blog Paws SLC has launched!!  Love that community so much, such good, like-minded folk that love their furkids.

8. Apple picking with my mom.

apple picking

9. Afternoon naps/cuddles with the dogs. 🙂

10. Lunch out with my mom to a raw food restaurant.  She loved it!


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What about you? What are you happy or grateful for this week?


The boys are headed to my mom’s house tonight and we are heading up north for the third week in a row.  We didn’t get to see Jeff’s mom much last weekend, and Jeff also has a match on Sunday morning north of there that I’m tagging along with.  I don’t shoot in that discipline but I’m gonna go and watch anyways.   Sunday night we’re headed over to another friend’s to meet his new girlfriend and her daughter and having a early Thanksgiving with them and some of their friends.  We haven’t seen our friend since about April so it’ll be nice to reconnect with him.

 What about you, what do have YOU got planned for the weekend?

I really hope you have a fantastic weekend whatever it is you end up getting up to! Xo


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  • Sounds like a lot of great things to be happy about! We want to go apple picking this weekend! Hope your weekend will be wonderful up north! Hugs xxx

  • Sounds like a great week! Apple picking sounds like so much fun. Nice job to your husband…love that you’re a #proudwife 🙂 I’m teaching tomorrow, and then hopefully get a little down time in. I would love a day of sleeping!

  • Heather Serra

    Apple picking makes me jelly! I gotta do that sometime this season. I’ve never heard of The Blog Paws SLC, but I checked it out and liked their FB page. Very cool! Yay to furkids <3 <3 <3

  • Awww, you know what I love the most about relationships? When couples really truly 100% support each other. That’s just the best and I love that you encourage and are proud of your hubby. Men don’t always like to admit this but I think those gestures mean so much 🙂

    Sounds like you had a great week. I love apple picking! Hoping to get there soon. I need to get more active with Blog Paws–sounds like they are really growing their network! Hope you have a great weekend, sweet friend.

  • Yaaas sweaters!! At least 50% (probably more) of my tops are sweaters…so when it’s hot out my wardrobe is drastically decreased!!

  • Sleep made my list this week too. 🙂 And afternoon naps with pups are the best. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • The apple picking sounds so quintessentially autumn-ish! I love fall. One of my favorite outfit combinations used to be shorts and a sweatshirt. (Unfortunately now, due to hot flashes – FUN! – I rarely wear sweatshirts anymore.) Ah, well… such is life, right? LOL! Have a great weekend!

  • So sorry for the late reply, but better late than never. I never not respond to lovely comments. 😉
    Did you end up going apple picking? I’m so behind in checking my friends social media.
    I hope you’re having a great week my love. XOX!

  • My hubby works so damn hard and gets shit on and little thanks, so it’s nice when the actual competitors compliment him and say they’ve really enjoyed themselves. 🙂 And he’s a damn good shooter, too!

    I know it’s been five days but I always respond to comments, so I’m sorry about that. We’re you able to get some down time in this weekend???

  • Check for some places nearby you live. I know the orchards here are at the tail end of Macs, but then again you have different weather where you live compared to me.

    Blog paws is all the same but the SLC bit that was launched is a new platform called social learning community. It’s a massive upgrade to what they had before, but I think they’re slowly rolling it out to users. I know you’d love the community. 🙂

  • I’m sure there’s room for improvement and I could ‘show’ it more, but I’m always proud of him. Especially the huge matches he organizes, it’s a ton of planning and logistics.

    Blog Paws just did a massive overhaul of their community. It’s much more modern; if you’re a member stay tuned because I think they’re slowly rolling out all of the members.

    Girl I feel guilty that I haven’t chatted with you much recently. There needs to be more hours in the day… 🙁

    Hope your week is going well my love.


  • I love sweaters, but this time of year is hard to dress because mornings are chilly but by home time, I’m sweating by the time I get to the train (I also walk, don’t drive so there’s my issue right there). But I loooove being all cozy and warm. I’m always, always cold.

  • Hey girl 🙂

    I’m actually having to limit how many items related to the dogs are on my list this week. But whatever, who cares if they make me happy, there are worse things than that. 😉

    I hope you’re having a great week hun!

  • Hey Ericka!
    I had grand intentions to get out apple picking last year but the days escaped me and I never did make it, so I wanted to be sure I did this year. 🙂 And it was such a nice day for my mom and I to be out too.

    Ugh! I sympathize with your hot flashes. I had a taste of what menopause is like for about six months there maybe two years ago. These meds put me into the 2-3% of patients that experience excessive sweating. Even that was putting it mildly. I’d sweat out my pyjamas three times a night, through sheets and even walking to the train going to work in mornings, I’d be walking down the street in -30 temps with my jacket wide open, with sweat just pouring off me. It was too much. Turns out I was allergic to the meds and my kidneys and liver were crying out for help and all the toxins were oozing out through my skin. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. So yeah, not looking forward to when it actually happens. I feel for you.
    I hope you’re having a great week love. Xo

  • You get massive brownie points for effort, my love 🙂 I’m sure J appreciates it, too!!

    I’ve seen some of the improvements to the BlogPaws site and have been getting their newsletter weekly. Really need to spend some time getting acquainted with all the new stuffs–I’ve applied for a few campaigns but haven’t been accepted just yet. Buster is disappointed, lol.

    I KNOW! I was just thinking that 🙁 I’ve missed our regular emails. Stay tuned-I’m going to send one to you and Krysten later (with Heather of Frost on the Vine, who I see responded below!). XOXO

  • I’m sure he does appreciate it even if he doesn’t say it. 🙂 That’s 15 years in a relationship for you though. Ha!

    The SLC part of their website (when you login) is much neater, cleaner, more organized. I’m liking it. I’ve never once seen an opportunity but maybe I should check every few days…

    Look forward to hearing from you. I just wrote back to your email of yesterday.

    Ciao Bella!