Things that make me happy


I always enjoy these posts. I love looking through my pictures and seeing what pops out and me and gives me a smile. That’s how I come up with “What makes me happy”. As you know I am a coffee lover and this picture made me smile because my daughter took this picture. I was taken at our local Caribou Coffee while her and her husband were here during the summer. The three of us had been out shopping and having lunch and took a coffee break.

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My Favorite Blogs

Happy Labor Day! I know that after today it always seems like summer is over. Kids are back to school and everything pumpkin comes out along with boots and scarves. I was trying to remember back if Labor Day was a “special” day growing up. All I can remember is, that the next day school started and we were busy getting ready for the big day. I was always upset that I had to go to bed and it was still light outside. lol  Now days I don’t have to worry about any of that and I can spend my day putting my feet up while drinking a pumpkin latte and decorating the house with pumpkins and all things orange. I loved the days of getting my kids ready for school (even though I home schooled them) but, I enjoy this stage in life even more.

purple roses

Dontcha just love these flowers! I always find the most gorgeous bouquets at Trader Joe’s.

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Desserts & Memories

Summer please don’t leave me yet! I thoroughly enjoy each season especially living in Minnesota. Summer always seems to go by too fast though. Not just because if where we live, but I think it always has. As a kid I was always bummed to go back to school. I have lots of fun memories going to the lake, camping, swimming and playing outside until it was too dark to see. Sunburns and mosquito bites always didn’t feel so bad after a trip to Baskin Robbins or a slurpee from 7-eleven.


3 Ingredient Raspberry Fool ~ Recipe & Photo Credit

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National Dog Day

Hi…I’m home! If you follow me on Instagram (@cynthiajanine) you have seen some of my pictures from the last two weeks of traveling. Mr. D and I took off in our car and drove 5000 miles visiting family and some places we have been wanting to see. I will post about or vacation soon. I have been trying to get back into the swing of things since we have been back and I feel like it’s a little slower this time. My age? or all those miles?!

Mia & I

Today is National Dog Day so I wanted to introduce you to the two little fur babies that run our household. We jump for their every little need and shower them with kisses everyday. Tell them where I am going every time I walk out the door and when I will be back. They are very good at letting me know when someone is at the door and I never have to wonder when it’s time for dinner. They make our home complete.

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