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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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Aw how nice to hear that you're thinking of me and this little blog of mine! Thank you Susan, I appreciate the sweet note. Much love to you! xo
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I get lost in them daily! :) xo
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Thank you sweet Caroline! So nice to hear from you. Happy New Year, my friend. xo
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Our family recently took a little road trip to Seaside, Oregon to visit friends and give our little Bowie Ocean a chance to experience the Northwest surf. Normally the coast is rather cold and wet this time of year. But we were blessed with a glorious golden sun. A perfect day for Bo to practice his new walking skills and leave his tiny stumbling footprints in the sand. There's just something so inspiring about watching your child interact with the ocean for the very first time - so these photos are very special to me. Too sweet not to share....... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at HAPPINESS IS...
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In light of the current chaotic state of the world, I'm trying to focus on love this holiday season. The angels among us. The people who are working hard to make positive change. Thistle Farms is doing just that and I'm proud to be joining forces with them this week to give one of you a sweet little surprise in your mailbox. Thistle Farms is a global community of women healing from trafficking, addiction and homelessness. The company employs more than 1500 female survivors, providing free housing, medical care, therapy, education and job training to make natural products that are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at HAPPINESS IS...
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Happy holidays from Charlie Brown and his annoying unidentifiable grown-up companions! We came up with the Charlie Brown concept before Bowie was even born, funny enough. But he was too young last year to pull it off. We weren't even sure we'd have a bald, white baby. But low and behold... we did! It was on. Except we didn't realize how challenging it would be to make a 14-month old pose, stay still and smile! Normally, Bowie is a total ham and we have no problem getting him to act like a trained monkey. Even with my parents dancing and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at HAPPINESS IS...
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I used to be a little boy So old in my shoes And what I choose is my choice What's a boy supposed to do? The killer in me is the killer in you My love, I send this smile over to you What do you get when you put together a bald guy, an Asian dude and a blonde chick? Our family! Also... The Smashing Pumpkins! If you're fans of 90's rock - it couldn't have been a more perfect fit, am I right? Working around our babe's bald-ish head, Bowie's the lead singer, Billy Corgan, Hal's the guitarist,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at HAPPINESS IS...
That's so nice of you, thank you Cheryl! I hope all is well with you :) xo
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Aw thank you Barbara! For thinking of me and for your sweet words. Hopefully, I'll start posting more frequently now that he's getting older!
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I'm so happy to hear our party inspired you for your grandchild's! Thank you for your kind words. When does Vada (love that name) turn one? Yeah, I think your daughter should definitely throw one, keep it low key, and make sure to celebrate HERSELF! :)
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Thank you Carrie! Ha, isn't it good to know our creative muscles will always be there? Thank goodness! Also, kids bring it out :) xo
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My baby turned one on September 20th! What a whirlwind of emotions that came with this milestone. I was on the brink of tears the entire week prior. At first, I wasn't going to host a big shindig, for a myriad of reasons. One-year old's won't remember. They might be fearful of all the people. And this is pretty much the only time you can get away with not throwing a birthday party for your child without feeling obligated to invite the entire daycare/preschool class. But knowing myself, I knew I would always regret it. Mama was selfish because essentially,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at HAPPINESS IS...
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My Bowie is at such a fun age. At 7.5 months, he loves being on all fours, planking, and rocking in the crawl position, ready to take off. And despite his small 5th percentile size, he feels like one solid muscle when I hold him - pushing against me to leap out of my arms and up the walls. He's grabbing everything in sight and will spend a good chunk of time on the floor playing with toys these days. Living in a 750 square foot tiny house doesn't leave much room for baby items. And I've yet to buy... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at HAPPINESS IS...
Ha I hope I didn't scare you Allie! ;) But I sort of wish people would have been a bit more real with me. I hope and pray you have an easier time with a super chill zen baby. And stay blissfully naive - it makes your pregnancy all the more enjoyable! I can't wait to see you in a few days! xo
I appreciate that Evelene - I agree in that following your instincts is the best mama advice anyone can give :) xo
Thank you Jen! I didn't even realize winter's impact, but YES, that probably played a huge roll for me as well. The loud piercing noise and slo mo... what a perfect way to describe that time. I guess finding balance between hurrying and enjoying the moment is essentially what life is all about, right? :) xo
I do, thank goodness. You're right, it does make all the difference. We joined a wonderful prenatal group whose babies were all due the same month, and we've kept in touch ever since. It's so nice to have that support and empowerment :) xo
You're very welcome Juliette! Thank YOU for reaching out :) xo
Thank you Jessica, it feels really good to be back blogging again. I find that it actually helps process my feelings - almost like I don't know what I'm feeling until it's written down. And if I can reach other super mamas like yourself, all the better. I'm glad it resonated with you. And your sweet comment made MY day :) xo
I knew you'd understand Olivia! Ha ha, the image of a grown college man napping in my arms cracks me up. Love you lady, you are doing an AMAZING job mama. Thanks for always being there for me! xo
You're the sweetest, thank you Caroline. Big hugs! xo
Thank you Norton :) xo
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement Cheryl, you've given me such sweet support. I'm grateful to have you as a reader and a friend :) xo
Oh girl, the "when he is this, it will be this" statements go through my mind constantly! And I know I'll be just like you, crying when my baby turns five and heading off to school. It's going to fly by so fast. Thank you for your sweet comment my friend - I'm going to find you on IG right now :) xo