Friday, January 8, 2010


By Melanie

source: manequin photo by Luxe

I've been reading a lot lately about what makes someone happy. I've always been intrigued by what makes people tick. I think I can sum up the answers I've found to "living life". Breaking out of your comfort zone, growing, cultivating relationships and staying active.

This totally makes sense because this past summer in Vegas (little weekend vacay) at the pool I decided to join my sister and cousin for a ride down the twirling water slide. Typically this is NOT me for fear of messing up my hair or lip gloss. I'm more of a relax on the lounge chair type. haha. But after I went down this slide, I felt so good. Not just because the slide was fun (it of course was such a blast), but rather because I tried something I normally don't do. This made me happy.

This weekend will bring lots of happiness. I have a birthday party to go to tonight, some hiking scheduled and excited to hang some new drapes living room/dining area. I bought them awhile ago but have been waiting until my bf can help put them up. I can't wait!

Weekly Looky Lou:

  • Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk - Happiness post. She's right on about optimism. I am truly addicted to this blog. Such great insight and advice.

  • Erin hearts court - Wedding post. This photographer posts the prettiest and most creative wedding photos ever! Even if you are not into weddings I swear you will enjoy these photos. Plus this couple is so gorgeous and cool.
  • Dirty Blonde - A Tea Party post!

What makes you happy?


  1. shoes make me happy...and definitely trying new things always makes me happy. Or succeeding at something that I never thought I could do but tried anyway.

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  2. :)

    yes, being spontaneous and trying new things makes me happy!

  3. awww I love it! I know the feeling you had when u went down that water slide! It's nice to try new things :)


  4. I agree!!! It is these things that take us out of our comfort zone, that make us realize...see what we've been missing out on. We are afraid of the unknown and we should jump in feet first and not be scared to take these chances.

  5. I totally agree with you. I try to push myself out of comfort zone to live a little. in the end, it is not so bad at all. btw, i have my first giveaway for 2010.

  6. I hope you really enjoyed your weekend!

  7. being spontaneous and trying new things makes me happy!

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