a NEW boost of happiness and joy!


Happy Friday!

It’s been quite a while since I did anything crafty, and I realized I missed this fun hobby! After taking down the Christmas wreath, my front door has been bare, so I decided to do something about that. I didn’t want to spend too much, so I got most of the greenery from Walmart.  It’s amazing how a cheap, quick DIY project can give you a boost of happiness and joy!  Actually, it’s quite surprising the effect such a simple thing has on you!

I’m going to make a concerted effort to do more craft projects – although I’ll have to be choosey about them because I certainly don’t need more knick-knacks around here!

What have you done lately that has given you an unexpected boost of happiness and joy?

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!



Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share…


Happy Monday!

I was just about to use this photo for yesterday’s post….because with my NEW journal writing ambitions, it really is up to me to see the beauty of everyday things (see yesterday’s short Sunday sermon).  But, I decided to wait and use this photo for today’s post.  Why?…you’ll soon read why.

For today’s miscellaneous stuff, I wanted to share a post I read over a month ago. It was an awesome post that I saved in my “want to do” file. Connie at BASILDONKITCHENS listed 5 things that brought her joy. So here are mine:

  1. I find joy in wearing new socks for the first time!
  2. I find joy in sitting by my fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate!
  3. I find joy in sleeping in freshly laundered sheets!
  4. I find joy in having sisters to go on ‘Girl’s Weekend Getaways’ with!
  5. …and lastly, I find joy in having a husband, who takes the time to offer to go for a drive with me, just to be with me; and tells me to bring my camera, just because he knows me so well! I find joy in having a husband that keeps on the lookout for possible photo opportunities, like snow blowing off a roof…then waits patiently for me as I wait and wait and wait for the wind to gust so I can get a good shot of the snow blowing off the roof. (BTW, the gust never got as strong as when hubby originally got the idea for the shot…but hopefully you get the drift.  Pun intended! :o) I find absolute joy in having a husband that sees the beauty in everyday things!

Connie also said this: “I find that my photography helps me see joy in little things everywhere. It’s the little things that sprinkle joy & happiness throughout the mundane of everyday.”  …and I SO agree!

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW…and I hope it brings you joy!

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday!  I naturally ‘Find Joy in the Ordinary’….all of the time.  I hope you do too.  I find joy in photography, nature, my family, music…and so much more! For today’s Sunday sermon, I’ll simply share links to some beautiful and spiritually inspiring music.  I hope you enJOY them:

Lift Me Up

If the Savior Stood Beside Me

You Raise Me Up

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!