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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 love that you went there on your anniversary Katie! It really is a sweet place. I hope you get a chance to return and relive those happy memories! Let me know if you make it back... maybe we'll join ya ;) xo
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Three and a half hours from Seattle - you'll reach the Pacific coast. To celebrate the anniversary of the day we met 13 years ago, Hal and I packed up our MINI and drove to Long Beach, Washington for the weekend. The world's longest beach! We stayed at Adrift Hotel, a hip (and dog-friendly) oceanfront spot that offers free beach cruisers, board games, dvds, and live music on weekends. We felt right at home with our fluffy king size bed, yummy EO organic bath products and sleek industrial modern design. My folks joined us on the adventure since it happened... Continue reading
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Oh Cheryl, that means the world to hear you say that. Thank you my dear friend! xo
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Do you have a polaroid camera too Rachel? This land camera is the best vintage find I've come across, hands down! Once you figure out the funky levers, the only hard part is waiting the 120 seconds before peeling off the backing to reveal the photo :) xo
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Love that quote Laurinha! I also love hearing from ladies who had a wonderful pregnancy and have such positive things to say about motherhood, so thank you! xo
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So fun - you're just a few weeks ahead of me! Sorry to hear about that partial placenta previa - I'll keep my fingers crossed that changes before delivery. My placenta is apparently right in front, which apparently means I won't be able to feel baby kick for quite awhile :( I can't wait to feel his movements! If I'm feeling anything... it's gas, ha. Keep me posted on things okay? xo
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Yay! That makes me happy. I really I hope I'm not boring everyone with these details ;) xo
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Oh good, I'm glad I'm not the only one! I tried Googling it and didn't get much information - not that Google is the best thing to do ;) I love hearing you're not much further along than me! I'll be following your pregnancy and taking notes! :) xo
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Oh Yael - thank you for letting me know! And that is so sweet of you to send your friends - that totally makes my day. xo Ha, that is awesome start-up idea! To match heartbeats with songs - he'd be so good at it. I'm going to tell him - lol ;)
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My first baby bump! Last week, I definitely popped. It finally looks as though there's a genuine baby inside my belly, as opposed to a giant serving of pasta. Granted, my abs are fully relaxed here. Are you supposed to suck in? I'm driving my mom crazy with this silly question. All those years of pilates trained me to hold in my abs for good posture - and when I do, I can eliminate a full inch or two off my belly. How on earth are you supposed to pose for these bump shots? Mamas, please give me the scoop!... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
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As a first-time mama-to-be, pregnancy has been an interesting endeavor. I've been so consumed with creating life inside my body, I haven't had the energy or desire to create much else. My art, my music, my writing - have all been placed on the back burner to collect dust. Which is disheartening and nonsensical. Because the act of creating beauty is exactly what keeps me feeling stimulated and alive, filling me with inner peace, stillness and reflection. I've been viewing these activities as a chore, which is the last thing they are. My creative pursuits are what bring me moments... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
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Girl how do you have time to read so much with two businesses, a blog, and your writing? I suppose if I didn't watch so much television, I'd be able to get through more books too, ha ;)
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Ha ha! I love that Carrie. You guys have some serious will power! It's going to be extra special when your baby is born - delayed gratification will make it 10 times more exciting! :)
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Ha, yeah, there's a lot of back and forth thinking that goes on in my head ;) Thanks Damaris! xo
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Aw thanks Miki! I'm glad you stopped by again to say hello! :) xo
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Thank you Noemi! It's so nice to hear from you again :)
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That's so nice of you to say Rachel. I'm feeling pretty darn lucky myself these days :) xo
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Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach— waiting for a gift from the sea. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh My family and I just returned from a beautiful weekend on the Washington coast. The ocean has such a calming and meditative effect on me. During an inspiring evening stroll along the beach, I was reminded of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's book, Gift From The Sea, wishing I had brought it along with me. If you haven't yet discovered this little gem, I urge you to place it at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
Thank you sweet Bridget! We are SO excited :) xo
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Oh thank you Olga - that makes me happy to hear! :) Big hug to you! xo
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Okay good! I don't want to scare anyone away with pregnancy posts, ha ha. But I'm sure I will some. Thank you sweet Katie! xo
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Thank you Melinda! I seriously can't remember ever being so happy :) xo
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Thanks so much! :)
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Yeah, I really thought I'd be able to wait just a few days longer, but that letter was burning a hole in my hands! ;) xo
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Thanks honey! Gee, I hope so. Crossing my fingers he's more of a mini Hal than a male mini-me! :)
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