This Week in Happiness {Week 27}

Happy Friday, y’all!  It’s time for This Week in Happiness.

The happiest part of this week was walking to school with this character on the 100th day of school while he shouted Get Off My Lawn” in his best grumpy old man voice.

grumpier old man 100th day of school

or it might have been watching Princess and her fellow hula hoop teammates bring down the HOUSE as they performed Halftime at the HUGE grudge match varsity basketball time halftime show {our team won! 45-44}.  The High Schoolers were out of their seats screaming and yelling.

hula hoop team performance


  • I’m participating in Lucrecer’s Shoot Every Damn Day photography challenge – you should check out her new website for it, it’s incredible.  She is so encouraging and talented and just awesome. 
  • Kristin has the cutest, easiest, most fun photobooth valentine cards tutorial that you can make on your phone and print without leaving your house.  I know what we’re doing this weekend! 
  • Love this great food photo setup post from one of my favorite girls – Ali from Gimme Some Oven
  • Speaking of Food Photography — So thrilled to announce that I’m speaking on Food Photography and Styling at the Thrive Conference here in Houston in a couple weeks and at Mom 2.0 in Arizona in April

Eats and Treats

Bruschetta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey from Reluctant Entertainer
Bruschetta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey from Reluctant Entertainer
  • I’m drooling over these French Onion Soup Sliders from my girl Karly at Buns in My Oven
  • We are obsessed with Zoodles!!! I have this Zoodle-Maker Paderno Tri-Blade Plastic Spiralizer and it’s awesome!  Works on zucchini, carrots, potatoes and more!!! 
  • I’ve been playing around with a cocktail recipe – a sort of bourbon pecan pie in a martini glass – and it’s out of this world! Hoping to have good lighting on Sunday to make and photograph it so I can share it with y’all!!!


  • Valentine’s fever is in the air and I am head over heels for these 5 Things I Love About You Printables from Kristen Duke Photography – hand-written notes are my love language <3 
  • Kristen announced the launch of her Traveling Book Club – I immediately signed up! Can’t wait!  Hop over and check it out.
  • I have discovered the Aisha Tyler Podcast – Girl on Guy and I’m binge listening.  She’s phenomenal.  It’s totally NSFW – but it’s brilliant!
  • One of the teachers at the elementary school turned me on to the TV show ARROW – have you seen it?  I’m loving it!  Thank goodness for Netflix and Hulu!! (we don’t have cable)

What’s making YOU Happy this week?


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