Back on June 1, I began participating in the #100happydays campaign that I learned about from Aimee. When I signed up, I thought oh, no problem! Post a picture a day to my Instagram account of something that makes me happy? Piece of cake.

Well, then this week entered my life.

Without going into specifics, this just hasn’t been my week – I think it happens to the best of us. I have been on a bumpy roller coaster of emotions since last Saturday for a number of reasons, but I feel like I’m finally coming out of the fog. Every day is a new day, right?

Through all this week’s ups and downs, I was still able to find happiness in the small things in my daily life. That’s when it hit me what the challenge really is about – finding happiness even when the chips are down, regardless if it’s a bowl of mac & cheese or a hug from a close friend. We have to remember to take time to appreciate our surroundings and find the silver lining.

With that, I thought I would share a few moments lately that have brought me happiness.

1. Sitting in the sunshine at our new patio table sipping on Snapple Peach Ice Tea.

2. A Saturday night on the couch, in PJs, and watching HGTV.

3. Watching Peter and Penny run around our yard (you really didn’t think I wouldn’t include bunny pictures in this post, did you?!)

What’s made you happy lately?

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  1. 6.23.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Sorry you've had a bad week girl, hate that! It's awesome that you can still find the good in these times, that is what it's all about πŸ™‚ Having a night to just cook dinner and do nothing but sit on the couch with my hubby is what made me the happiest this week, it's so rare and it was amazing!

  2. 6.23.14

    Thanks, Maya! xo

  3. 6.23.14

    You got that right!

  4. 6.14.14
    DearMsLeigh said:

    Hahah I can only get away with watching HGTV when the husbands at work during the day – he truely hates that channel lol

  5. 6.13.14

    Right?! It really couldn't have happened at a better time. I'm enjoying doing this with you, too!

  6. 6.13.14

    Love love love that you are doing this with me! Love even more that it has served a bigger purpose for you. Life's timing is always impeccable, hang in there!

  7. 6.13.14
    Maya McDonald said:

    I love all your happy moments! These snaps are so cute too πŸ™‚ xx

  8. 6.13.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    It has been that kind of week, I understand! Sometimes it's a challenge to find the "happy", but you did just that! A good reminder for the rest of us!

  9. 6.13.14

    Thanks, lady! Today was definitely a better day, and I know it only will get better throughout the weekend. πŸ™‚ Yes, we sure love our little bunny family in our yard!

  10. 6.13.14

    I know the feeling – I had some of those same days when I was doing a picture/day for Thankful Thursdays. Hang in there, it always gets better!! And the bunnies.. I die. So cute!

  11. 6.13.14

    Thanks, lady! Glad you've been following along. πŸ™‚ You can find those mason jar mugs anywhere these days – you should pick one up!

  12. 6.13.14

    Absolutely! I've been trying to keep a good attitude – luckily, today was a better day!

  13. 6.13.14

    Haha, we have a real special relationship with those bunnies. We've become oddly attached to them, so I felt the need to name them! (not that we can tell them apart or anything) Thank you for your sweet words, today definitely has been a better day!

  14. 6.13.14

    Thank you for your kind words! I'm trying to keep a positive outlook. πŸ™‚

  15. 6.13.14

    That sounds like a perfect week to me! I know how rare times with the hubby can be.

  16. 6.13.14

    You are so sweet – thank you for your kind words! xo

  17. 6.12.14
    Nichole said:

    I really need to join in on this campaign! Sounds right up my alley! I also like how it would help you actively look for the good. I am so so so sorry to hear that you have not had the best week. You definitely have the right outlook though love and I know you will get through it! I hope tomorrow is better and the next better than that and so on<3

  18. 6.12.14
    The Adored Life said:

    I'm so sorry that this week hasn't gone well! You have the right attitude though!

  19. 6.12.14
    carly said:

    I love that you named the bunnies in your yard- so sweet! I love the idea of this challenge, because it would definitely challenge you to think of something happy every day– even on the days you have to dig a little bit deeper to find it πŸ™‚ Sorry to hear you haven't had the best week! I hope today is a little bit better for you.

  20. 6.12.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Sorry to hear it's been a rough week, but you're totally right, finding the happiness in little things will brighten any bad day up!! Love the 100 days – keep them coming!

  21. 6.12.14
    Pamela said:

    I've been loving your #100happydays pics! Definitely all things to be happy about! I'm still obsessing over that adorable mason jar cup! So cute!

    <3, Pamela