February 24, 2013

Happy Monday - A Happy Home!

It's Monday again - and I need some happiness. It's been a tough week. A really bad cold hit the house - sick toddler and sick mom are a bad combination. It just keeps lingering! Since I've been stuck in the house, I've been trying to think of ways to make my home a happier place. Other than having magical cleaning fairies visit :)

Normally, an easy way to brighten up the house is fresh cut flowers, either from the yard or store bought. I love fragrant flowers to brighten my mood. Even just opening the windows and smelling the fresh air instantly makes me feel better.

Baking! Though I don't have energy for it this week. The smell of fresh baked bread or molten chocolate always makes the house feel happy. Some mellow music ~ or dance music ~ instantly makes me smile! Some good Latin music always makes me want to move. On a cold night, there isn't anything better than the fireplace, I love having a fireplace.


Of course, longer term, adding some color to my home has made me so happy - even as simple as painting an accent wall, changing the bedding or new artwork. We If you want to see more of my home - check out the home tour :)

The most important way to make my home happy - of course - is the making sure the people in it are happy! Who could be sad when they get to come home to smiles like these!


How do you make your home a happier place? I'd love more ideas! Link up any post that makes you happy - the sky's the limit (or just comment if you don't blog)! Grab the button, link up and check out some other posts. Thanks for stopping by for week 6 of Happy Monday!


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Make sure to join us next week for Happy Monday! I'll be writing about a how my family makes me happy!

30 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon! I've been there and it's definitely hard to take care of your sick self and a sick kid.

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    1. Thanks! Went to the dr. today to get some medicine - hopefully that will help both of us sleep :)

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  2. I love fresh flowers in the house too. Happy Monday!

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    1. They are my favorite! I feel so lucky to live in CA where I have them year round!

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  3. Fresh flowers always make me feel better!

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  4. This makes me want to "happy up the house" today! Maybe I'll do some baking.

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    1. Hope you have a happy house today :) I'm working on mine now :)

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  5. Those bright flowers definitely make the happiness flow! You should link up your post to my Mommy and Me Monday!

    Hopefully you guys are feeling better.

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    1. Great idea! I will check it out. THanks for stopping by!

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  6. Happy Mondays? Oh, that requires a good amount of sleep the night before! lol. Fresh flowers are always a great start, a fresh happy scent in the house; and hugs and kisses from happy kid's face! Also I make sure to have all the deep house cleaning done on Saturdays, so I can start the new week on Monday with a clean house. It helps me dread the new week a lot less, because I'm not facing a huge dirty house, but a clean house!

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    1. I dream of a good night's sleep! I need to find a good cleaning regimen. Rightnow I feel like I'm drowning in little cleanings :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Flowers definitely help brighten up the place!

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  8. I hope this week turns out better then your last!! What a great way to start the week - those are beautiful flowers!

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  9. Fresh bright beautiful flowers are always good! What makes me happy is worship or positive music while I clean or get ready it helps me relax. And of course being happy and smiling like you and your son :D Have a happy and blessed Monday!

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  10. Fresh Flowers always make my house happier. They lift spirits and add fun and excitement into our home.

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  11. Those are some really easy things to do to lift your spirit. I hope you feel better and think you are doing a great job lifting your mood.

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  12. What a great way to start off the week!!

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  13. Coffee always makes me happier, even when I'm sick. I suppose that makes me a caffeine addict!

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  14. Your flowers are beautiful! It will be months before we are able to plant or see growth here in MI. Probably longer considering the snowbanks are 4+ feet high! Yay for you, though ;)

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  15. Funny you should post this! I was just thinking of getting some fresh flowers and baking some cookies to cheer things up around here!

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  16. I am lucky to have a lot of windows where I can put flowering plants. I love flowers but always feel a bit guilty for picking them, lol. Today's happy moment was starting my garden with my son, being out in the fresh air picking the seeds to plant. Perfect day.

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  17. Moms shouldn't be allowed to get sick. I love opening the blinds and letting natural light flow in. It makes me so happy.

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  18. I need to buy some flowers. I've bee thinking that I need to keep fresh flowers around the house all the time. I think it would brighten everybody's mood.

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  19. Fresh Flowers always make me smile. I use to have a wonderful garden in our previous home, that allowed me plenty of flowers. I should try to do something here. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. I am with you. I love having a fireplace too and that definitely makes me happy!

    Dawn

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