A while back I read the book Happier at Home, which inspired me to create a spot filled with things to make me smile and inspire me. It also brought to my attention the fact that I over think everything causing me to never get things done. So, I got the nudge to just go for it and not worry if it turns out perfect or not. This is harder than I’d like to admit to, but sometimes inspiration comes and you just go with it.
My inspiration to make myself a happy space came to me from one of my favorite creative gals, Lindsay from Pen & Paint. She makes the cutest prints that have the greatest quotes, and I just love them! I picked two prints that I just had to have and waited patiently for them to arrive. When they got here I was so excited and then quickly fell into my usual ‘oh the possibilities, what am I going to do with them?!’ contemplations. I know, I’m crazy.
I finally decided on making a wall of Happiness and started to gather other prints, pictures and things that make me smile. I picked a wall and laid it all out and just did it! It felt so good to get it up and to finally have a spot for myself, even if it is just a wall.
One of the prints says ‘Do small things with great love.’ This one really speaks to me right now. One of my personal goals is to do everything with love. For all those I am around and especially for myself. I think that we tend to be the hardest on ourselves, when we should love ourselves completely. I am so glad to have this daily reminder to keep me on track!
Some of the other things I added to my Happiness wall:
A painting a friend made for us of the spot that Matt proposed to me. I just love that she did that for us, and love to think of that day!
A vintage needle point of a basket of flowers, because who doesn’t need that!?
A Nikki McClure calendar. She cuts out all of her prints by hand with an exacto knife. Inspiring for sure!
The little owl that my baby sister talked a shopkeeper in Germany into selling her because she knew I would like it. It wasn’t for sale, but she was determined.
The abalone shell is from our yearly camping trip to Albion and I filled it with succulents because it was just begging for it!
And most importantly, pictures of my family. Okay, mostly Sage. They bring a smile to my face no matter what is going on.
All of this above my cozy chaise filled with too many pillows and a bouquet of fresh flowers to boot!
Now I have this space where I can read a book, play with Sage, crochet or just sit and be inspired by where I’ve been and where I am heading. It’s my new happy spot, it’s not perfect, but it’s exactly what it needs to be.
Need some inspiration in your life? Lindsay is so kindly offering a $20 credit to her Pen & Paint shop for one of you lovelies! Pretty awesome right!? She has so many amazing things in her shop, I just know one will speak to you too!
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