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6 Habits Of A Happy Millennial

Hey You! (yea, you 20-something!)

Can we get real with each other today? I want to talk about happiness and why it doesn’t always seem to show through in our lives each and every day.

Have you ever gotten stuck behind one of those loud, gross, super slow dump trucks when you are trying to get somewhere fast? Um, annoying, right? It’s even more annoying when everyone behind you is slipping past the truck so fast you don’t even have a chance to squeeze in line with them. Ugh.

Sometimes I feel like life can be just like being behind the slowest dump truck ever.  We are all trying to reach certain goals or life milestones and it never fails, something gets in our way or steals our happiness. This slows us down and its just plain frustrating. That might look like a crappy job or maybe a bad habit.

Have you ever wondered if that bump in the road was all in God’s grand plan? That it was supposed to be apart of the adventure? A teaching moment? A sign to actually slow down?

Let me reassure you are not alone in those moments of being stuck and feeling unhappy. We are all dealing with something, but you know what? There’s hope. God promises to pull us through to the end.

Over the last few weeks I’ve had my fair share of “blah” moments. Its normal to go through those seasons, but it’s also important to identify why you are walking down that path and how to work yourself out of the rut. So, I’ve done some soul searching to identify some ways to keep our spirits up in those times when we are in that weird unhappy, blah mood. (thank goodness, there’s hope) Here are 6 habits we can take on to be happier.

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50 Things That Make Me Happiest

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The winter is upon us and for me, I find myself more down in the winter. Down meaning, less active and fighting those winter blues. Let’s face it, I’m just a warm summer day kind-of-girl! So, if you are like me, you need to focus on the things that make you the happiest.

In my search to continually find #happiness in everyday things, I came across a book called, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. In this book she discusses all the things that feed into our #happiness and outlines a plan to make your life simpler and basically keep you happy. If you get the chance to buy this book, do it. Once I have completed my very own happiness plan, I’ll share it with you here on the blog.

Until then, here’s a list of 50 things that me so happy! I challenge you to make your own list to help keep your head up on those cold winter days.


  1. A morning walk with the pup
  2. Iced chai tea lattes on Fridays
  3. #Photography
  4. Fancy notebooks and stationary
  5. Cuddling on the couch
  6. Saturday afternoon naps
  7. #Road trips
  8. Furniture projects in my studio garage
  9. Wearing yoga pants
  10. My big wool Jeep socks
  11. Forehead kisses from my hubs
  12. The feeling after a good workout
  13. Cruising Instagram
  14. Fall candles
  15. Quality time with my Mom
  16. Bike rides around the lake
  17. Making someone laugh
  18. Foot rubs
  19. Trying new workout classes
  20. Buying fresh flowers
  21. Putting candy in the freezer
  22. A freshly made bed
  23. Breakfast on Saturday mornings
  24. Wrapping Christmas presents
  25. Hozier’s music style
  26. Summer concerts
  27. Testing new makeup and hair products
  28. Shopping for home decor
  29. Volunteering at local events
  30. Date nights with the hubs
  31. Checking the mailbox
  32. Podcasts while I get ready
  33. Waking up early
  34. Being home alone with the TV off
  35. A good book
  36. Brunch on Sundays
  37. Today’s hit music played as classical
  38. Opening the windows
  39. Game nights with friends
  40. Morning worship songs
  41. Learning new photography skills
  42. #Weddings
  43. Hikes
  44. Successfully making a new recipe
  45. Fuzzy blankets
  46. A good hat and baseball tee
  47. Joanna Gaines’ heart and passion
  48. Seeing military families reunited
  49. #Cheesecake
  50. Little love notes

What’s on your happiness list? Let me know in the comments below!

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Jar full of Laughter

Since moving back to Arkansas I have been able to reunite with one of my dearest friends, Tabatha. We were college roommates that have turned into lifelong friends. Throughout the years we have laughed and cried and held each other together in the crucial times. She is full of happiness and has a big heart for others. Her beauty comes within and is shown through her kindness and selflessness. Let me introduce you to the one and only…

Follow Tab on Instagram @tpollock07

Favorite quote: “Life is like a camera, focus on what is important, capture the good times and develop from the negatives. If things don’t work out, take another shot.”


What is one thing you could not live without? “Without a doubt my camera. I love to capture the little moments. Life inspires my photography and gives me the passion to capture things that are unique.”


Tab’s Motto: Take a deep breath. It is just a bad day, not a bad life.

Tab’s love for photography keeps her behind the camera most of the time (with the exception of the daily selfies) so I though I could give her a little spotlight this time! Take a look at this gal! She is uniquely beautiful inside and out.


I love getting to know someone through their style and fashion. Just like every 20 something’s girl, Tabatha has her own style. Here is a closer look at her wardrobe. Dress it up or dress it down – She can wear this outfit all over town.


Follow Tab on Instagram for a sneak peek into her wacky, unpredictable life.  Thank you Tab for being the best friend a girl could ask for!