#100HappyDays – Week 6

With this post I’ll be officially caught up with my #100happydays! I slid in a post yesterday on my fall favorites from Land’s End  and I’m working on some other fun stuff for you for next week, stay tuned!

#day35

Day 35 // It’s no secret that I prefer a pool to beach any day of the week. So I was excited to learn that my nephews had passed their pool test at the YMCA and can now use the water slide. Now I hope they invite me to join!

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Day 36 // It wasn’t even October yet when our landlord decided to decorate for Halloween. I get welcomed home every night by this guy and his 10 or so brothers hanging out on our fence.

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Day 37 // On day 37 I finally got back to blogging after over 2 weeks away! Feels good!

#day38

Day 38 // I spent day 38 on the sidelines of Tommy and Charlie’s flag football game with these two (and their parents). I wish I could spend every day with them, but if I did I’d need a nap (clearly I’m not ready for children).

#day39

Day 39 // Sarah and I ventured into downtown Wellesley on Sunday afternoon, our first stop was Boloco to carb up for our shopping.  We picked up what we think is a great birthday present at Isabel Harvey, I could buy everything in there!

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Day 40 // I had dinner at Margaret’s and her son Tyler who is 17 months old told me all about hockey (what you wear, what you equipment you use) and that he thinks his neighbor Tom drives the Zamboni (he doesn’t.). He also learned my name “Kapty” and used it all night. <3

#day41

Day 41 // I’m taking down all of my cubicle “decorations” and snapped a photo of this particular one sent to me after a day of hearing my jingle around in my a pair of shoes that had a little extra flair in them.

 

I want to take a quick second to shout out a Happy Birthday to my best friend and roommate Jenn, the Bert to my Ernie, I hope you like the gift we bought you on Day 39!

 

Is there anyone you’d like to give shout out to? Leave it the comments! 

 

The Look // Land’s End

It’s October, a time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes (I’ll admit I’ve never had one…), leaves changing, crisp air, spiced sangria and the need to go shopping.  When in Sears this past spring picking up a monogrammed beach towel for my favorite 1 year old not related to me Tyler I started checking out the entire Land’s End line and will admit I was impressed. I used to think Land’s End was for middle aged women who boated and wore clothes with no shape. Boy, was I wrong – but boy, was I not ready to shop then.

Since I’ve consigned about a 1/3 of my wardrobe with ThredUp and I’m starting a new job next week I’ve been window shopping at my favorite stores online this week and remembered that I loved some of the clothes I’d seen in the spring at  Land’s End. Well it was love at first boston terrier. That’s right, that turtleneck in the middle has mini boston terrier’s on it, I poked around the rest of the site and created this ideal fall outfit. I’m hoping to get into the store week or next and snag some of these items!

Fall with Lands End

 

What’s on your shopping list this fall? 

#100HappyDays – Week 5

Days 28-34 of the #100happydays are on deck this morning. New residency, a super cute dog, ice cream, and a new job – um, could life get any better?

#day28

Day 28 // It’s officially official I’m a resident of Dorchester, MA.

#day29

Day 29 // I was back babysitting my favorite family in Lincoln and snapped a photo of that cute dog I was talking about watching AND listening to Full House. When Uncle Jesse was teaching Comet how to sit, Finley listened.

#day30

Day 30 // Do I really need to explain why I was happy about ice cream, it’s ice cream people.

#day31

Day 31 // I love dumb jokes, I love cards, a sweet friend gave me these upon my recovery. One was more his type of joke, one more mine.

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Day 32 // Fall weather, coffee, and a comfy bed – need I say more?

#day33

Day 33 // I made the official announcement to my current company that I had accepted a new job. Can’t wait for this change!

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Day 34 // I don’t think I have ever gotten more likes and comments on a photo than this one, it spoke to a lot of people!

 

While I am busy being happy, did you know you can follow me on instagram to get live updates?

 

 

#100HappyDays – Week 4

Another day, another #100happydays update! I want to get these posts out of the way so I can get on to my book reviews, my 101 in 1,001 updates, my September goals update, my October goals list and other bloggy stuff.  Enjoy!

#day22

 

Day 22 // Anyone else find it ironic that day 22 was a Taylor Swift song? I feelin’ twenty twoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. No? Ok, move on.

#day23

 

Day 23 // While out celebrating Ado’s birthday we ran into some pretty long service. I don’t even want to say it was bad, because the waitress and the manager were so apologetic. While it took us 20 minutes to get our drinks and over an hour for our food they then comped our meal. I wish we could say we tipped our waitress like this Iowa couple, but I ain’t rolling in the hundos, so we tipped her 30%.

#day24

Day 24 // As one of the oldest living babysitters alive who works a full-time day job I only babysit for families that are fun. You know whats fun about this family? They’ve got an adorable golden retriever puppy (you’ll see her in my next post), they’ve got this gorgeous barn, and most importantly their kids have the same TV interests as me. Case in point: Girls Meet World. If you are a late 20-early 30-something you can’t tell me you weren’t at least curious about this comeback and you also can’t tell me that you are slightly jealous that I had an excuse to catch it.

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Day 25 // No one’s got a better best friend and roommate than I do. In preparation for my surgery Jenn got me my favorite tea and two books from my wishlist, Someday, Someday, Maybe and Big Little Lies!

***this is where my days get messed up slightly if you follow me on instagram – bear with me people I’m down a gallbladder and was medicated**

#day25 _ #day26

 

Day 26 (really 27.. oops) // I recovered from getting my gallbladder removed at my parents house in NH or as I sometimes call it “my country home”. Seriously, though my parents like less than 10 miles from Manchester, NH (NH’s “city”) and 45 miles from Boston their street is legit country. Corn fields, a full blown farm (Wilson’s), a petting zoo, oh yah and spooky world! You can actually see the stars at night too! I snapped this photo right before the meds kicked in and went sleepy city at 7:30 PM on a Saturday night.

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Day 27 // Yup, nearly 30 and this guy traveled with me to my parents to assist on my recovery. Monkeys are my jam. I think they are the cutest animals ever (aside from that whole slinging poo thing they do) and I even gifted my oldest nephew (now almost 7!!!!!!) a monkey during a field trip to Babies R Us before he was 1 that he still has, his name: Bo-Bo. Here’s hoping Tommy takes him to college.

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Day 28 // Speaking of nephews, they came over for dinner at my parents house on day 28! I somehow snapped photos of 3 out 4 of them (sorry Tommy!). Top left: Andrew using my SIL’s phone, he figured out Siri and kept putting the phone to his ear and saying “DADA” (thinking it was my brother/his dad calling), Siri responded “Sorry I don’t know who your father is” (the adults cried they were laughing so hard). Bottom left: Charlie and Teddy watching Spongebob after dinner and before dessert (note: whenever my nephews finish dinner at my parents house they always tell my mom “Great cook Nana!” – it melts everyone’s heart!). Right: Charlie and Teddy made me get well cards while Tommy was at school.

 I asked yesterday too,  so clearly I want to know – whats making you happy?