Happiness in the Little Things

I’m sleepy up in here. I ran on the treadmill tonight – 5 miles in 42 minutes (including the last mile at a 6:45 min/mile pace!) – and it’s been a really busy week at work. My brain is a little too fried tonight for a thoughtful post. So, tonight I’m sharing things that have made me really happy lately.  It’s easy to write about simple pleasures! Here we go.

I want to get a sibling for Maizey just so there is a possibility of this happening.

She’s just so dang cuddly. I think she’d be the one that got sat on.

Although, maybe not. She does like to perch.

And she likes to be the center of attention. Oh boy this girl is needy. Sure love her though.

Enough about Maizey (OK, I don’t think there is ever enough about Maizey, but I’ll move on for your sakes).


I’m really enjoying these Twin Cakes Bakery treats I ordered from Lori and Michelle. I ordered a couple types of biscotti and some doughballs (and they sent me some other yummy doughballs to try – thanks ladies!!!) Every. single. thing. is incredible. Not kidding. Buy anything off their website. You’ll like it. Especially any of the biscotti. Or the Mint Chip Coconut Bites.

My only problem with their goodies is that they are too good. And they are really healthy and don’t make me feel icky or guilty after eating them. And so I go through them much more quickly than I should (and faster than my budget approves reordering). Self control folks…still a work in process for me.

Alrighty, tell me something that made you happy today!



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  • Angie @ Angie's Nest

    Awww Maizey should get a sibling! Daisy is such a snuggly puppy too, if only we lived closer and I’m sure they could happily sit on each other. 🙂 So what made me happy today? As mean as it is, I was laughing so hard this morning when Daisy spotted another dog wandering into our yard. http://instagr.am/p/m2aKf/ She was SO not cool with that. Boxers are the cutest, aren’t they?

    • Teri

      I just laughed out loud at that picture! Hilarious! Boxers seriously are the BEST! I wish we lived closer so they could sit on each other. Weirdo pups. 😉

  • Mama Pea

    You are right! The Twins’ goodies are INCREDIBLE. I love the flatbreads.

    I think I see your dog’s privates more than I see my own. 😉

  • Courtney @ Translating Nutrition

    Such a cute dog!

    Waking up to the sun this morning made me a happy camper. And I’m sure those mint chip coconut bites would not last long in my house!

  • Anna

    The 60 degree weather! Springtime in February?! I’ll take it 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey

    That picture of your dog perching on the couch made me happy – honestly, it’s so cute.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)

    um, i FULLY support the getting of a sibling for maizey for that very purpose. i mean, what other reason would you possibly need?! 🙂

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed

    Haha, that picture is hilarious! My pup always needs to be the center of attention too! We call her slut mutt hehe.

    Some things that make me happy:
    – Tomorrow is Friday
    – The ridiculously warm weather we’ve been having
    – Awesome new sneakers
    – Going to happy hour with some friends after work

    Have a good Thursday 🙂

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon

    I love all the dog pictures!! Especially the one of Maizey perching–she and I have that tendency in common haha!

    And my french toast breakfast definitely made me a happy girl this morning!
    Have a great day!

  • [email protected]

    Oh I love the dog pictures, so cute! Something that made me happy today was coffee after my 5:45 a.m. spinning class 🙂

  • Ashley

    Looooooove Maizey and boxers. Oooooh they are so dang hilarious!!! I really want to try some of the twins’ treats at some point. I have heard amazing things! Something that made me happy was reading your bloggo today! 🙂

  • Balancing Sylvia

    If you think Maizey is goofy now you NEED to get her a sibling 😀 I got my Mocha first and she cracks me up and is super cuddly/needy. When we got her brother Whiskey though? She totally has an even bigger personality now. Example: When she is hungry she picks playfights with him and they box it out until food is in the bowls. This happens for every meal 😀 (just playfights though)

    Super happy/exciting moment today = finding a completely gluten free bakery that I can study at. And it was amazing!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    Maizey is so cute!! I love when animals burst with personality like that. 🙂

  • Shalayne Villarreal

    Thank you for Twin Cakes Bakery – I found out a couple of weeks ago I have a gluten intolerance so I’ve been staying away from gluten (and a lot of other things) but I am excited to try these…keep the recommendations coming 🙂

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    A simple “I love you” text from my husband was enough to make me happy.

  • BroccoliHut

    My sister has two boxers, and that DOES happen. Somehow Greta ends up using her brother Rainer as a bean bag chair.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs

    Maizey is too cute — and so is that pic of the two dogs!
    Dog pictures always make me smile!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife

    NICE job on your run, girl!!

    I have been loving the spicy flaxseed tortilla chips from TJ’s –YUMMM

  • Pure2raw twins

    Maizey!!!!! too cute

    and soooo happy you loved your goodies! thank you so much for your support!!

    i need to email you about getting together soon. miss ya
    lori and I enjoyed some wine tonight and was not the same without you

  • Jessie

    Wow! You are Fast!!! I’m trying to get faster but it’s killing me. I’m more of a slow and steady runner 🙂 But I’m ok with that!

  • Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean

    I’m ADORING these pictures. TOOOOOO sweet!! ANd 6:45 pace!? You’re a running ROCKSTAR!

  • Helena

    So cute, I love the dog pictures!

  • betty

    i think we are equally obsessed with our dogs.. i could post on him everyday and be okay with it.. but i’m sure not everyone feels the same..

    i took scout to daycare (your pictures of a worn out pooch helped the decision) and i couldnt be happier.. a worn out, cuddly pooch is the best ever!

    have a good weekend!