Hello my friends!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter (or Passover weekend) and you’ve been enjoying a little time off and great weather!
Here is my Happiness list ~ something I haven’t done in a while…. but if you follow me on Instagram, you know that quite frequently I post #PureHappiness posts…. in most cases those photos don’t make it to the blog, but you’re welcome to peek at my IG account @pure_ella and follow me along ;)
Pure Happiness is…
~ finally finally a little warmth coming our way
~ seeing lots of family over the weekend
~ baking and cooking marathons….
~ a lovely Easter dinner at my father-in-law’s (because he lives on his own and invited over ten people for dinner, we felt he needed help in the cooking department…. so we brought 6 dishes, two of which were desserts to his house on Sunday – it ended up a great dinner – but I definitely felt the business of the weekend, hence no more photos of the dinner party also. Too busy prepping, eating and chatting with family to run around with the camera. Oh well….. sometimes the good times are only in our heads ;)
~ amazing desserts that my husband’s family raved over – so nice to see gluten-free and vegan dishes so welcomed at our table (it used to be this ‘other’ food I ate… they now know it’s better and they couldn’t get enough! ;)
~ yummy carrot cake brownies won everyone over and a chocolate banana bread was so good too
~ so our Easter was really lovely…
~ Gabriella was madly in love with Sammy, her cousin’s doggy they brought over so of course there’s talk of getting a puppy ;)
~ on Monday, we enjoyed a dreamy warm day – it was like summer without any greenery because really there’s nothing blooming yet!
~ but the warm breeze and bright sunshine reminded us that the heat sure enough is coming really soon
~ of course the rest of the week will cool down quite a bit – but just one day was enough to catch some Vitamin D and enjoy the outdoors…
~ also, another highlight is that my daughter had her first manicure done for Easter… ;)
~ yes, she is 6 1/2 and it’s her first official little (at home) spa day she had
(something you may not know about me is that I don’t like to glamourize my daughter nor do I like it when little girls get glamourized (sure I like it when my daughter has nice clothes on and looks pulled together, although that is usually stuff I find at thrift stores anyway (like this gold polka dot dress she had on at Easter) but overall, I don’t fuss with too much glamour on her. She does not have her ears pierced and this was the first time she had her nails painted at 6 1/2! ;) And of course it was a non-toxic nail polish…. oh my, she was so excited ;)
~ yes, so finding that gorgeous dress at a thrift store for $6 also makes it to this Happiness list ;)
~ and yes, my huge belly is #PureHappiness too….
~ I am loving the baby kicks and all the reminders that there will be a little one with us soon…. #cantwait!
Please do share, what is making you Happy right now?
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