***Update: this post has been updated because I am an insane person. If you read this on Wednesday, please read it again. Yes, loco. Sorry. I hope you come back...***
I'm excited about this post.
I'm excited about this post.
I'm not very spontaneous or sporadic, but this idea is both of those. (which is probably why so many details went a bit awry)
After my post on Saturday and after reading through all your comments, I came to one conclusion:
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, here's challenge and I'll give you details in a minute.
Challenge #1: Visit a nursery.
Have you ever been to happier place than the nursery?? Especially this time of year everyone is there. Everyone! I went there twice last week and it was BOOMIN'!
I love the new life that Spring brings. I've never spent a Spring here in Asheville, but I can bet with all these brown trees there's going to be A LOT of green. I am super excited for that.
Even if both your thumbs are black, it's totally worth having a plant of some sort in your house.
So, as you walk around the nursery, find something that speaks to you...then buy it.
Buy a few herbs and put them on your kitchen windowsill, an orchid, some tulips...succulents are super cool right now.
Heck, go to the grocery store and buy a shamrock plant. They're beautiful and they're like $4 at my store right now.
Buy one. Bring it home. And look at it. Love it.
I found this cool pot thing at HomeGoods and I knew he needed something green. These are little mini ferns of some sort. I hope they don't die...the sticker said "ideal house plant." Let's hope, shall we??
Now here's the dealio...I want you guys to do this with me. Let's create ourselves a little happiness, huh? So you can either do my challenge, blog about it, and link up...OR you can do your own happiness bit and blog about it and link up...OR you can just leave an idea in the comments. (but blogging about it would be waaay more fun ;))
Then the next week I'll show off a couple of you lovely happy people's Happy Days and I'll give y'all a NEW challenge for the next week. Sound good?
So there's your challenge:
Go buy a plant. It's Spring. Happy Day!
(oh and write a blog post about it and come back here next week and link up your post. then get a new challenge for the week and so on and so on. ok? ok. awesome!)