The Little Things – February 2014

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So it’s officially time for the second installment of the little things – and I’m pumped.  I really needed to step back and remind myself of all the good this month.  Because it’s sure been a doozy!  Side note – does anyone else use the word doozy or is it just me?

{In case you are new and curious you can refer to my first little things post to see why I started the series – it involves a story about me yelling at cars.  It’s good stuff, I tell you}

Now let’s talk February happiness.

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More snow!  And ice!  I mean, what now North Carolina??  I never thought we would really see much snow down here … maybe we brought it with us when we moved south?  Despite the fact that it caused some traffic problems, it sure was pretty.  Case in point being the picture above.

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Kind and super sweet neighbors.  I mentioned before that my husband had surgery the morning of all the snow, so there was clearly no way that he was going to help shovel the driveway.  I had two separate neighbors (on two different occasions that day) immediately come help me as soon as they saw I was out there alone.  And their kindness was so incredibly appreciated.

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These coconut cashews.  Somebody come take them away from me.  Can’t stop, won’t stop.

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Moooo!  Check out these guys!  They were hanging out at a farm close to a restaurant we recently tried.  I personally think it’s super cool that we live in an area where there is a small downtown yet I can find this only minutes away as well.

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Twinkle lights in an old barn.  They’re pretty and sparkly and just make me happy.

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Taking photos for the blog.  I would have never imagined when I started this site that I would actually enjoy taking pictures of food (take a look at some of my old photos … I used to want to chuck my camera right through the window).  But now I really really enjoy it.

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Let’s get sappy for a minute.  When we first moved here, I knew no one.  Not a soul other than my husband.  And let’s get real – making friends at 29 is not the same as making friends when you’re in college.  So I joined a book club – that whole I should probably put myself out there thing since I am not gonna find me a new friend sitting at home on the couch with my dog and a blanket.

And I have honestly made some good friends.  Awwww I know, so sappy.  So yay for book club!

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And lastly, this one just makes me laugh.  My husband thought it would be hysterical to hold Emma up in one of my dresses (i.e. stick her head through the dress so it looked like a dog wearing my dress).  We apparently have a weird sense of humor.  And are clearly a little obsessed with the dog.

So what little things made you happy this month?  Let’s share!