December 1

Thankful on Thursdays

Hello Readers!

In the past on this blog, I have done posts on 5 things that make me happy.  I want to continue to focus on things to be thankful for, but to try to do it on a more regular basis.  On that topic I have been thinking of doing regular posts on Thursdays called… wait for it… “Thankful on Thursdays.”  This can be things that I am truly thankful for or maybe some weeks it might be a bit less serious, and just be things that make me feel happy.

This week I am feeling good about boots that work with my calf size. 🙂  You might be thinking that boot calf size is nothing to be thankful for, but God has gifted me with very generous calves, and I am trying to embrace those babies.  These boots make me feel better about myself, that maybe I am not a total freak of nature. 😉  I feel thankful for designers who take all women into consideration when they make a boot.

  Image is from here

This is the Michel Kors “Calista.”  It is super comfy and warm, as it is lined with faux fur.  I like that this design can be dressed up, but it is also casual enough for every day.  I like it best with skinny jeans or a casual skirt.

 Image is from here.

 This is the Stuart Weitzman “Bootiful.”  This amazing boot is made of stretchy suede and fits nicely over many sizes of calf.  I own it in black and red because it is such a useful boot.  Due to the sleek design however, this boot is not good over pants, but is fantastic with all kinds of dresses and skirts.

  Image is from here.

This is the Charles David “Curve.”  This boot does fit over my calf, but I do admit, it is the tightest fit I own.  Sometimes a girl just has to suffer through a little calf-hug all day in order to get into such a fabulous boot.

So there it is.  Boots.  They make me happy just looking at them here, and even more so when they are on my calf-ishly gifted legs.

Thanks for visiting!



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April 13

5 Things That Make Me Happy

1.  A happy and relaxed husband enjoying our first day of vacation, ready to enjoy a delicious lunch at Wild Ginger.

2.  The amazing array of flowers at Pike Place Market.

3.  A “Blueberry Drop” martini.

4.  The Steve Madden “Lindley” boot.  I love the bright red zipper that goes up tha back of these boots.  So cute!

5.  This quilt makes me happy because it is the first one I ever made.  The blue and yellow colors always make me smile.  Ginger is trying to fluff it up a bit for me here.  She is so helpful.

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April 4

5 Things That Make Me Happy

1.  The book I just finished, Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.  Here is the link to find it at Amazon.  I loved this book!  I can’t wait to go see the movie now.

2.  The fountain at Balboa Park.  I remember this fountain from when I was little.  It has been a place to splash your feet on a hot day for as long as I can remember.

 (I found this picture an another blog, )

3.  Killer whales, and Sea World make me happy. I went to Sea World with the family this week, and we had a great time.  I have always been fascinated by the strength and speed of the killer whales.

4.  My homemade lemonade.  It is so yummy! 

5.  My three cute boys!  (And… just because I listed them as #5, doesn’t mean they are in last place in importance! 😉 )

March 30

5 Things That Make Me Happy

This is a exercise that I need to do more often.  I have done it in my paper journals in the past, but I am hoping that blogging it will make it more of a regular activity.  I hope to keep it short and sweet, but to include pictures whenever I can.


1.  The Gucci Babouska Boston Bag.  I know this is a bit odd to some, but I really adore this bag.  With the bunnies, how could I not?

2.  My cat Fred.  He is such a cat!  What more do I say?  He is in charge of all the household creatures, including the people, and the pizza, as you can see.

3.  My husband, who always brings me, or encourages me to buy, fresh flowers for our house.

4.  The fresh and gorgeous variety of flowers available to me all times of the year.

5.  The roses that are about to explode into bloom in my garden.  This is the BEST time of year for the rose garden.