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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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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 5 days ago at HAPPINESS IS...
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 ;)
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We're hitting the 90's this week here in Seattle. Which to southerners, may not sound like a big deal, but this pregnant girl doesn't do well with the heat! Tomorrow, we escape our attic (roasting oven) bedroom for a tipi camping trip - where it's supposed to be even hotter! But cooler at nights, so no complaints. Is it warm where you are? Stay cool, my loves. Enjoy the summer-inspired Etsy Faves. And have a safe and happy 4th of July! Chocolate-Filled Clam Shells by Andie's Specialty Sweets Lavender Linen Table Runner by Linen Tales Polaroid Swimming Pool Greeting Card... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
Well now, that IS exciting! Crossing fingers! Have a happy 4th of July weekend my friend! xo
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I'd go back for the food alone Diana! Still dreaming about all these dishes to this day :) xo
Lavender satchels - do it! You're so lucky to have lavender in your backyard! I bought a potted one from Trader Joes... twice actually, and they both died within a week, sad face.
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I'm all about the Frye ones and the chambray Toms! Cute roundup.
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Ahhh what an adorable pattern! Thanks for sharing Jenn!
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Our New Mexico adventure continues! If you missed Part 1, click here. For the lunch on our third day, we enjoyed an outdoor meal at one of Santa Fe's historic eateries, Cowgirl Hall of Fame BBQ, where girls dressed in cut-offs, boots and hats served us chunky veggie chili with cactus-shaped cornbread, fajitas and an incredibly decadent beer-encrusted goat cheese stuffed chili pepper - as amazing as it sounds. We loved the relaxed and friendly vibe here. While exploring the quaint and winding streets of downtown, it's impossible not to fall in love with the city's Pueblo-Spanish-cowboy culture, adobe architecture,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at HAPPINESS IS...
Thanks Allie - it was very special. Do you and your mom travel together, just you two? This was our first little adventure, just us, and we've vowed to make it a tradition! xo
So sweet of you - thank you Rachel! We hardly take any photos together, or shall I say... good photos together, so this one was the only keeper out of many many unsuccessful takes! ;)
I hope you get a chance to visit! It's such a special place :) xo