Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh Happy Day!

Last week my sweet friend Alicia came up with a great idea!
The Happy Day Project
Here's what she had to say about it:

we mamas put WAY too much pressure on ourselves and we need a little mama time.

Now I realize asking for a weekend with the house to ourselves or a retreat at the spa may be a little out of reach for most of us right now, but what if we just did little teeny things every week...or every couple of days that brought us some fun and frivolous JOY??!!
Doesn't that sound great!?!?

So I'm starting a project: The Happy Day Project.
And I'm excited!
Every Wednesday I'll be here to share a little bitty challenge with you. Just a little one. It won't cost a lot of money or time on your part. It will be fun. You will like it.
I realize that many of us have babies, LOTS of babies, home school, work, have just moved (ahem) but we need to bring ourselves a little bit of joy just the same.
I also realize that these things that I'm going to share with you over the weeks are silly, fun, and frivolous. I know that real true happiness come from a relationship with our Maker. But that being said, there's something to say about a Starbucks coffee break on a Tuesday morning between doctor's appointments and leftover mac and cheese lunchtime. Ya know??

So our first 'assignment' was to visit a nursery and buy a plant that makes us happy.
Well, this is what it looked like on the day I was headed to the nursery.

Uh hugh.

And here are my flower beds.

Not quite prime planting season yet.
So I decided instead of buying a plant, 
the girls and I would plant a few.

 We planted marigolds.
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of marigolds, 
but I read that deer don't like them,  so I plan on lining my garden with 'em.
Believe me, it's better than the spray I've used in the past.

 So after decorating our pots, the girls planted away.

The girls are excited to watch their sweet plants grow and bloom!

Thank you Alicia for such a fun idea!
Can't wait to find out what our next assignment is!


I hope you have a HAPPY day!


  1. oh my goodness, i love this!! leave it to amy to have her little women decorate peet pots :) love, serious love goin' on. xo, a

  2. yay! Isn't this just the greatest little project ever? I seriously love it.

  3. I bet your girls loved this! I need to be better about letting mine get messy! Maybe thats what I will focus on for Alicia's next assignment. I will let my girls make a mess in the name of ART! Ha!

  4. What a great idea! Live here in So Cal and it is Spring & warm. So maybe I will be going to Home Depot this weekend to plant seeds for wild flowers.

  5. Awe, neat! I am so jealous of your weather- I love the cold! This project is such a great idea- it's good for us mommas to take time to just breathe!

  6. what a perfect idea, girlie! - you have the best ones ever. love this.