Small Change. Big Happy.

My name is Katie, and I am a purger. It drives my husband crazy, but I can’t help it.  I throw things away.  Sometimes it’s things that are trash.  Sometimes it’s things that are collecting dust.  Sometimes it’s things that I don’t like.  And sometimes it’s things that belong to Chris.  But I throw them all away. I don’t like clutter or piles of things sitting around.  My philosophy is that if you have been able to live without it for a year… or a month… or a week… or…

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Where Happiness Is Found

Last week, I realized that I had a random four-day weekend at work for MLK weekend.  I also realized that Chris was going to be in tech rehearsals all weekend.  This instantly changed a four-day weekend into a four-day stress-fest.  So, my mom and I planned a last minute road trip to Atlanta with the kiddos to visit my sister and her family. It never takes much to convince Nana to visit her grandbabies! We had such a great visit while we were there! Ginny made plans for us to…

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My Happiness Project

I’m in the middle of working on my own Happiness Project, based on the book titled (what else?), “The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Rubin.  While I didn’t find the book a FANTASTIC read, I really loved the concept of making yourself happy by setting monthly topics and goals. I spent those lazy weeks between Christmas and New Years working on my Happiness schedule for 2014.  I thought a lot about areas of my life where I was happy, but could be happier.  And I thought about some areas of my…

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