Making Me Happy Lately

Homemade pizza nights


Yesterday we had a nice pizza dinner. I mostly followed this recipe for Waikiki Pizza, minus the bacon and onions. I made my own version of a BBQ sauce using juice saved from the can of pineapple tidbits.

Pineapple BBQ Sauce:
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 T reserved pineapple juice
1 tsp soy sauce
1/8 tsp ground ginger
Few grinds fresh ground pepper

We loved it! The sauce was perfectly zippy. You could definitely taste the “whole-wheatness” of the pita pocket but it was a nice sturdy crust for all the toppings.

Sparkler antics

We didn’t go to any fireworks shows but highly enjoyed playing with our sparklers.


We were especially proud of spelling out a word — after many, many attempts.


Shout out to Mom!

Plain yogurt

Oh my. Very much loving plain yogurt. I love the tang and lower sugar content. Also, it’s nice to make my snack more special and satisfying with mix ins like nuts, honey, cereal, and jelly.


My recent favorite combo is a chocolate cranberry yogurt bowl:

plain yogurt — I used Stoneyfield Plain
Dash cocoa powder
Spoonful Smuckers sugar-free red raspberry preserves
Sprinkle dried cranberries
Just enough chocolate chips to sweeten the deal

Ikea planters

Got these back in April, now they make our porch entrance all happy-like.


Sister time

Enough said. 🙂


Birthday love & handmade gifts

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes! I love all the warm fuzzy attention. Also, check out my handmade gift from David:


Looking forward to getting cozy on my new chair with pillows, coffee, and a good book.

What’s making you happy lately?

Trust me, it feels good to share!


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