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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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Four Things to inspire a picnic with your loves before summer winds down (sniff). Where are your favorite places to picnic? The lake? A park? The beach? A boat? Your living room? :) A Sunny Afternoon Picnic Basket Harriott Grace Wooden Cheese Board Pendleton Blanket with Leather Carrier French Baguette Wrap Printable Plus 6 more picnic posts to please..... Pretty Purple Picnic Wraps A Forest Picnic Savoring Summer The New Modern Picnic Table Eco-Friendly Picnic Boxes Table In A Bag A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind. -DeeDee Stovel Continue reading
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This is why I love you Rachel - you set your mind to something, and DO IT! You try anything and everything and that's so inspiring. These doodles are darling! xo
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Super cute summer vacay outfit - totally what I'd wear too. I'm in love with that bikini top!
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This is the year of road trips. First there was the Washington coast. Then Northeast Oregon. Now beautiful British Columbia! We packed up our bags for a quickie babymoon adventure over the border into Canada, through Vancouver, and straight up the Sunshine Coast. Our first destination was Rockwater Secret Cove Resort.... We walked through an elevated forest boardwalk to reach our special tree house tent overlooking the Pacific. Talk about a luxury glamping experience! Our suite had a giant pillow top bed - the kind that pulls you in and holds you captive. With a color hydrotherapy jetted tub, a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at HAPPINESS IS...
Un Bien is the NEW Paseo - it's the original owner's son I believe. Same great sammies! Messiest and best.
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Thank you Katie! I'll definitely be taking lots of photos this weekend to share :) xo
I'm so glad you checked in Krysta! I've been wondering how your pregnancy has been going. Glad to hear I'm not the only one drained of energy! You're in the home stretch love - hang in there. And if all goes according to plan, I'll be giving birth a few weeks later. Lots of love and happiness your way! xo
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My baby shower is this weekend and my sister-in-law is hosting a lovely intimate rooftop dinner party. I'm so excited to spend some quality time with my favorite local ladies underneath the stars. To match the shower's lullaby-theme, Minted provided us with a beautiful set of invitations that I've been eager to share with you here on the blog. Aren't they the sweetest? I've admired Minted's stationary, paper products and home goods for awhile - but never got a chance to order from them until now. We ultimately chose the customizable celestial invite set designed by artist, Grace Kreinbrink. They... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
Oh Rachel, I'd love a walk companion! I should have a bit more time in September, so I'm going to take you up on that offer. Thanks friend! xo
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Now that I'm 29 weeks into my pregnancy, I thought it'd be a good time to jot down my memories of months 4, 5 and 6. (Read about months 1, 2 and 3 here). A lot has happened in the second trimester and I don't want to forget a single moment! BODY CHANGES: 1. A noticeably bigger belly every week! This never gets old. 2. Wider hips and larger breasts. I'm officially a curvy woman and I love every inch of my extra cushioning. Bring on the low-cut body-hugging dresses! 3. Less greasy hair. I've noticed that I don't need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
And I you! MUAH! xo
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Thank you so much Zully! It definitely takes work, keeping long-term friendships alive. But so worth it. xo
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Do you? Awesome! I adore them, except they constantly fall off my face. Show the sun some love - so good! xo
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Me too. The best mems! Next summer... Napa, right? Then Istanbul ;)
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My college gal pals and I try our best to meet up for a travel adventure at least once a year. First was Vancouver. Then Charleston. And this summer, over 4th of July weekend, our busy schedules miraculously aligned for our very first camping trip together. Except this time, our men were invited too! We live in different states and when deciding on a destination, I knew it'd be too late in my pregnancy to fly. So my friends were kind enough to agree upon a location within driving distance from me. Camping options in the Pacific Northwest are limitless... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
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I fully intend to do everything in my means to breastfeed - trust me, I understand the benefits and want nothing more than to be able to naturally provide! Thankfully, there are a lot of helpful resources where I live, lactation specialists and support clinics. However, I do realize that some women are just physically unable to do so, cannot provide enough milk, etc., despite all their best efforts and intentions, and it's important they don't feel shamed or guilty for it. Thank you Jenn for sharing your positive experience with breastfeeding - it's very encouraging!
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It's comforting to know you're having the same concerns Krysta. 10 more weeks - wow, I'm so excited for you! And YES - we're having a doula too! Just decided on her after a bunch of interviews. She's studying to become a midwife and I'm so grateful to have found her. Love that we're having similar experiences! Please keep me posted on everything, okay? Much love to you as well - enjoy these final months! xo
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Thank you sweet Caroline! xo
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Seriously I'm more concerned about breastfeeding than actual labor! TMI, but my nipples are uber sensitive and my nurse said they were flat, haha, but I personally just think I wasn't cold enough when she checked ;) I'll definitely be contacting you if I have trouble, since I know you went through some struggles here. I'm glad to know you're happy with how it all turned out in the end - you are such a good mama! xo
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Hi Olivia! I love your advice, thank you sweet friend. Ahh, I can't wait to meet this little guy, to see the first smile and hear the first 'I love you'. But wait... so nipples really DO fall off? ;)
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Perfect words of wisdom, thank you! I especially love the last bit... to laugh. A lot. Please remind me of this in 3+ months! :) xo
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Ah yes, what would I do without grandparents, family and friends to rely on?! I feel very grateful to have such special people in my life to help through this next stage :) xo
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Thank you for your encouragement Meg - it's wonderful to hear your experience. I'm definitely looking forward to feeling more LOVE. 8 weeks early? Wow, I can imagine how scary that must have been. When did you start going back to work? You are a supermama! xo
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As my belly grows bigger and the baby's kicks get stronger, my fears about becoming a mother weigh even heavier. Since we tried so long to become parents, you'd think I would have prepared myself better - nope! Although I'm one hundred percent ready for this stage of my life, I still worry about the inevitable changes about to happen in 3 short months... eek! In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. - Myla Kabat-Zinn I need at least 9 hours of sleep to function - how will I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
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Definitely put the southwest on your list Katie! You'll fall in love. Ha, you're right, I do think bartenders enjoy making the mocktails... a way for them to get creative ;)