What makes you happy?

25 things that make me happy:

1. Deep discussions with my dad during long car rides

2. Wine and fancy dinner with a group of friends

3. Rocking my daughter to sleep

4. A really good kiss from the love of my life

5. Playing with a puppy

6. Watching my baby discover something new

7. Hugging my friends who I don’t get to see very often

8. Listening to a feel-good song

9. Getting a call in the morning that I don’t have to go to work

10. A breath of salt air on the beach

11. Looking at a finished project or piece of artwork I made, after great effort was put into it

12. A long, healthy talk with my husband, at random

13. An early morning in PJ’s with a cup of tea and something to read

14. Puzzling with Poppop and making him laugh really hard and loudly

15. Running errands on a Saturday with my Mom

16. Walking into the Magic Kingdom in DisneyWorld

17. Christmas Eve at my Mommom’s house

18. Watching my husband enjoy a meal I made for him.

19. A lunch date with my sister

20. Eating slices of Mack and Manco’s pizza on stools in sandy bathing suits in the middle of a beach day with my Mommom

21. Seeing someone’s face after you just paid them an appreciated compliment

22. Hearing and seeing my daughter chuckle

23. Watching and reciting every line of City Slicker with my Dad

24. That perfect-timing hug and love from your mom

25. Walking the Ocean City Boardwalk on a summer night

*This post is dedicated to my beautiful daughter. May you read this and learn that your mom knows what matters in this world and thanks God every day for the small and incredibly beautiful gifts with which she has been blessed.IMG_0017



A friend mentioned this app to me so I downloaded it, and I really like it so I wanted to share!

Spotify is a free music app where you can listen to music you know but also find some amazing new songs or artists.

There are categories to Browse through but you could also choose to Discover, use the Radio, etc. You can follow artists and create your own stations. I can’t wait to explore the app further!


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You should check it out!

10: Female Singer/Songwriters

Every “10″ post will have a different theme. On every “10″ post I will list ten people, things, places, etc. that inspire me, in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. I will bold my personal favorite, just for fun!

The first “10” theme is:

Female Singer/Songwriters

  1. Ingrid Michaelson
  2. Missy Higgins
  3. Adele
  4. Norah Jones
  5. Martina Topley Bird
  6. Regina Spektor
  7. Corrine Bailey Rae
  8. Anna Nalick
  9. Kate Voegele
  10. A Fine Frenzy (Alison Sudol)

**Click each name for a link to the artist’s website! Enjoy!!


Hello, my name is Lauren. I am 22 years old, a registered nurse and a housewife. I have a few close girlfriends, one sister, amazing parents and grandparents, and the best husband in the world!

We try to live organic, “green”, spiritual, and sin-free lives. I work at a hospital two days a week and when I am off I spend my time cooking, crafting, blog surfing, reading, walking, and spending time with friends and family.

I hope to share some recipes, crafts, and even some daily thoughts and ideas!

Thanks for reading!