Four Things Making Me Happy Lately

Hey! Just popping in to share some things that have been making me happy lately. Some big, some small. All good!


1. New furniture. Woo hoo! Jimmy and I are now the proud owners of our first set of furniture. We had a few hand-me-down couches that were on their last leg, so it feels especially amazing to have something so nice.


2.Β Cinnamon Puffins. I don’t know what it is about this cereal, but I’m hooked. Really, I’m a little obsessed with cereal in general, though. My other favorites include Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Honey Nut Chex, and Very Berry Cheerios.


3. Pet sitting. I hung out with two cats and three dogs over the weekend and it was awesome. I was busy driving between the owners’ houses, but it was worth it. It always is. I just love spending time with animals.


4. Warm weather in Pittsburgh. It’s crazy unusual for Pittsburgh to heat up to 75 degrees in February. That happened on Friday and you better believe Jimmy and I grilled outside for dinner!

What’s making you happy lately?



  1. The weather has been a blessing. I guess what is making me happy is my job. I feel fulfilled and like I fit in. I also feel needed, which is oddly satisfying. My sister is also moving closer to me in a few weeks, so that looks to be really fun too!

  2. I’m so happy you and Jimmy like your new furniture πŸ™‚ It looks great. You and that darn puffins cereal ~ I’m kinda thinking it’s for babies πŸ˜‚ And you have LOVED AND BEEN OBSESSED WITH CEREAL since you were born! I wish I could have enjoyed those 75 degree days here in the ‘burgh, but as you know i didn’t leave the couch for 3 days straight 😫😷. Taco and Huey are such adorable cats ~ but
    Not as cute as Malcolm 😻 Love you baby girl ❀ Madre

    1. We love it, thank you!! And yeah, I’m totally obsessed with the puffins cereal! I don’t care if it’s for babies ;). So funny I’ve always loved cereal!

      Love you, Mom!

  3. I love your new furniture! We just got a new couch a few weeks ago and it’s so great- our previous one was a hand-me-down from Clay’s parents. I love cereal, mostly dry… don’t even need milk. But I’ve never seen or bought that cereal, so I guess I should look for it. I really like vanilla chex :).

    1. Yay for new furniture! It feels so nice to have something of our own! Though I’ll pretty much never turn down a hand-me-down πŸ™‚

      I used to always have cereal with milk, but I have been loving it dry lately! I am going to try vanilla Chex next time I see it!

  4. I’ve heard SO MUCH about those cinnamon puffins!!! I need to try them but we can’t get them here in The Netherlands. (poor me) I love warm weather too. I think you are talking about degrees in Fahrenheit? Because 75 degrees Celsius would be deadly, lol. We only have 5 to 10 degrees celsius here, I searched it up and that is between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I think it will be warmer here in April or May? xo β™₯

    1. The cinnamon puffins are great! Maybe you would be able to order them online since you can’t get them in The Netherlands?!

      Yes, I was talking in degrees Fahrenheit! Sorry about that, haha. I’m glad we both share a love of warm weather!

  5. This is so cute! I’m totally jelly about your couch set. Andrew and I have moved into our apartment back in November and stillll don’t have a furniture set in our living room LOL we keep spending our money on vacations but luckily no one really comes and visits (thats how I justify it at least) I love little fur babies, although I don’t have the time to actually take care of a pup it’d be nice to babysit one just so I can get a little taste of what its like!!! We reached 70’s here in Boston too…crazy for feb but Im not complaining πŸ™‚

    xo, JJ

    1. Vacation or new furniture would be a tough call! I’m not surprised you two choose vacations since you love to travel! Some day you’ll get some couches and you’ll appreciate them even more πŸ™‚

      Yes, babysitting little fur babies is like vicariously owning someone’s pet without all the responsibility 24/7! It’s fun!

  6. I love Puffins! Their PB flavor is my favorite! And how cute is your new furniture! I love it! You guys did a great job picking that out! πŸ™‚

    1. Puffins for the win! I have yet to try the PB flavor. I think I’ll become 100% hooked on those, too!! And thank you! We are loving the new furniture πŸ™‚

  7. I have seen those Cinnamon Puffins in the store and have been SUPER curious about them!!! Now I definitely need to try them!!!! We have super similar taste in cereal (pumpkin spice cheerios- forever my first love!). I am crazy jealous of the nice weather ya’ll have been having over there! Here in β€œperfect weather” land it’s been HORRIBLE! Haha. Hmmm lately, not having to study for the first time in basically my entire life has been nice!! And avocado. I am getting back on a serious avocado kick. Have a great rest of your week, girlfriend!

    1. Yes, you definitely need to try them! Not too sweet, not bland, and just amazing tasting! I’m so happy I found someone who loves pumpkin spice Cheerios the way I do!! ❀

      I'm sorry your weather has been bad! Rain? Snow? What has been hitting you? We're getting snow here today. Crazy! Last Friday it was 75 degrees, and today it's 25 degrees!

      1. It’s been rain rain rain rain for months!! We actually have had horrible flooding to the point of evacuations in some areas and mud slides! CRAZY! And I know that midwest weather hahah- “If you don’t like the weather now, wait five minutes”. Right?! πŸ˜‰

  8. Cinnamon Puffins look amazing. I’ll definitely try those!

    Your new furniture looks so great in your living room!! Congrats on the big purchases. I love the color you chose for the couches. Neutral but not too dark. Perfect.

    1. They’re delightful! I’d highly recommend them πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the compliments on our new furniture! We took forever to pick the couches out, but I’m glad we were super picky in the looong process because now we have furniture that we love!

  9. I LOVE Puffins!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I especially love the multigrain ones!

    I also love your new furniture! Nice color choices! I feel like those colors are pretty timeless and can grow with you guys!

    1. I think I need to try the multigrain puffins now!! Next time I see them, I’m totally grabbing a box!

      Thank you for the compliments on our furniture :). It took us forever to pick it out, but I’m glad we took our time because now we have a set that we love!

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