22 July 2014

So much joy for a mere $5. Perfection.


Have y'all seen the #100happy days challenge currently making the rounds? It's a pretty simple premise: every day, for 100 days in a row, notice something that makes you happy, take a picture of it, and share. You can share via Facebook, instagram, tumblr, twitter, or by email. You have the option to limit how many people you share with by changing your settings or even your hashtag.

I know many of us are careful about what we choose to share on social media and I love this reminder that life is not a contest:

"#100happyday challenge is for you - not for anyone else.
It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures - you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating."

So stop worrying about what other people might think and recognize and honor the things that make YOU happy.

I'm starting today. I'll be posting my pictures on instagram (bookkitten) and maybe here. Are you in?

once again...

...I've fallen far behind on my blog and, once again, I have an excuse:

Meet Penelope Grace. Poppy. Of course, she's been here since January and has grown a smidge by now:

She's pretty amazing but, if I thought life was crazy with a toddler, life with a toddler and a newbie is even more so.

I'm going to try to be back, though I honestly don't know what direction the blog will take. Will I continue to review books? Post baby pictures and talks of being a Mama? Share recipes or crafts? Weigh in on matters political that have meaning to me? Yes to all of those things.

Expect eclecticism.