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HAPPINESS IS
My name is Shannon. I’m a singer and songwriter living in Seattle. I am easily amused by simple pleasures. This is my happy place. May it be yours too.
Interests: my music, www.shannoneileen.com, www.myspace.com/shannoneileen, www.myspace.com/loreleisongs www.sonicbids.com/loreleisongs
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I went on a family camping trip this past weekend! Something we hadn't done together in 20 or so years - with a few additional family members this time around. One morning, we drove to the top of Mt Constitution to watch the sunrise. The view from the top was so spectacular, I'm still on a mountain high.... Mountain Range Stacking Rings by The Angry Weather Wool Peaks Pillows by Three Bad Seeds Chase The Fog Beanie by Wish You Were Northwest Paint-By-Number Circle Art Block by Studio Liscious Bronze Mountain Cuff by Tiny Amour Return Address Stamp by Native... Continue reading
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I wholeheartedly agree Randi :) xo
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I'm glad I could get ya thinking a bit Allie! I know, I've noticed that too, many of the blogs that discuss this topic are focused on a certain religion. Hoping we can create our own little community of spiritual ladies who have their own beliefs :) xo
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Me too Juju! It's hard to imagine my life without it.
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Cheryl, I love that definition. And the quote! So so true. I think you nailed it, my friend. xo
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This was all done by hand. Maybe one day I'll turn it into a font :) Thanks Naomi! xo
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Thank you Crystal - how sweet are you! Ha ha, we totally get down with the ugly jigsaw puzzles... one of our favorite pastimes ;) xo
Aw, a HAPPY almost-cry, I hope! ;) Marriage really is pretty cool, having your best friend around all the time. Sharing little moments, dull and exciting both. Thanks for your kind words Alison! xo
How sweet that you say an affirmation together with your kids each morning! Love it Noemi. I'm sure they appreciate it more than you know :) xo
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Friends, did you know that people who consider themselves spiritual, are happier overall? Using the definition of spirituality as an inner belief system that a person relies on for strength and comfort, it makes perfect sense. A University of British Columbia study found that children are happier when they feel that their lives have meaning and value. Numerous other studies, many conducted by agnostics, have also demonstrated a close link between spirituality and happiness. A strong internal life purpose enhances our wellbeing. The only answer to our [unhappiness] is a pleasure which comes not from the body but from a... Continue reading
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Thanks so much Damaris! :) Totally fine if you have nothing yet planned for yours - this trip was literally scheduled the week before! Sometimes those last minute adventures end up being the best. Have a fun time celebrating next month! xo
Oh wow, happy (early) anniversary to you! That cottage is darling! Thank you for the link - I'm totally going to bookmark it. My family and I are actually going camping on Orcas at Moran State Park this weekend! Hope you have a beautiful 2-year celebration in 2 weeks! :) xo
Thanks Micaela! :) xo
You would love this place! Hope you get a chance to visit :) xo
Thank you sweetie! xo
Heather, it really is delish - you should try it!
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Definitely a BUSY life, ha! Thank you Cheryl :) After the article was written about us, more kids have signed up, yay!
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For our 2nd anniversary, we took the Harley up to Anacortes and rode the ferry to San Juan Island. The great thing about motorcycles on ferries? VIP Treatment! They're much cheaper than cars, and you're allowed to drive past all the other vehicles to the front of the line. First to board, first to exit, and first dibs on seating. We immediately got to work on a community jigsaw puzzle to pass the time. A gaudy oil painting of cats! One hour (and major puzzle progress) later, we left the pieces in tact for the next brave ferry passenger. Two... Continue reading
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Thanks Caitlin! Crossing my fingers our classes fill up soon! As of now there are only 2 people registered, ha. We're hoping people just like to wait until the last possible moment ;) xo
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Oh thank you Pooja! I'm glad to know that even though the end is bleh, the book is still worth reading. I'll definitely let you know what I think when done! I haven't read The Secret History, but heard it might be even better than Goldfinch? The synopsis looks intriguing :) xo
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Wish you lived in WA so we could make music with your sweet Baby Whimsys :) xo
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Oh my, I really want to try this. Those roasted tomatoes! Mmm. Never made homemade tomato soup before, but there's always a first time for everything! I prefer mine super chunky :) xo
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Resting: after the 3 Little BIrds Open House. It was a smashing success! We only planned to hold two sample music classes, but ended up holding an additional class to accommodate everyone who showed up. We got some great feedback, learned what NOT to do (give kids loud drums when you're trying to provide instruction) and met an editor from Red Tricycle who wrote a feature on us! Watching: HBO's Enlightened. Have you seen this show? It's a drama-comedy about Amy, played by Laura Dern, a quirky, self-destructive do-gooder who has a mental breakdown at her soul-sucking corporate job and... Continue reading
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So true Alison! Perfect for this time of year :) xo
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2014 on Four Things 11: Shibori Amour at HAPPINESS IS...
Yeah, we're so grateful to have these videos to look back upon. Thanks Lisette! xo