Don’t we all look for ways to sprinkle doses of happy into the hum-drum routine of life? Happy places. Happy people. Happy things. Happy times. And…Happy memories. Because! Happy makes the heart healthy…and hopeful!
What a treasure it is to find a place, right here in Minnesota, that sprinkles ALL sorts of this said Happy!!! If your discovery of Mama’s Happy was anything like mine…oh…I’m sure it was! The happy bells went off and were ring-A-LINGING!! As you wandered around this incredible, one-of-a-kind shop, your giddy eyes could not decide which delicious piece of eye candy to rest on. So! You walked through front to back and side to side and then back to the front…just to start all over again! For, OH MY WORD , what could you have missed the first time around?!
Throughout the extent of your three hour tour, the warm and friendly smiles from the Mama’s staff lightened your mood and lifted your spirits. They were not at all bothered that you were tickled pink by all the creativity and snapped pics of the never seen before items. The glass of yummy wine allowed you to lingerrrrr…okay STALK this newfound happy place without suspicion. And then. There.it.was. THAT piece. That piece that grabbed your heart. Was it the up-cycled chalk painted furniture? The one, that was JUST like what your mom had while you were growing up. Only now…now it was COOL and beautifully redone. Or! Was it the skillfully handmade sign with the painted letters that read YOUR very own motto that you repeat ALL the time?! Ahhh, wait!!! It was the darling holiday craft that you had seen on Pinterest!!! You know, the one you bought all the supplies for but, never did make. And there it was! Completed in all it’s glory with a price tag attached for less than what you had spent on the supplies…
Is this starting to sound familiar? Yep. Thought so. Did you read the title? I told you that YOUR happy was MY happy!!
Personally, I was blessed to discover Mama’s Happy during a “not so happy time” of life. Our baby daughter was going on year two of suffering through a rare, chronic illness. Oh boy! As an exhausted mama, did I ever need some sprinkles of happy in my life. That was over two years ago. Since then, I cannot begin to add up the amount of precious hours that my mom, sister, and I have spent together perusing through our found happy place…in the sweet, transformed creamery that is the Independence Mama’s Happy. Just like you, we’ve come out to the occasional sale to celebrate good times with some happy retail therapy…yippee! And, other times, there was at least one of us who needed spirits lifted and a good sprinkling of happy.
As an Interior Designer, and now mama of four healthy children, I can’t tell you how honored I am to partner with Mama’s Happy and infuse beautiful things into your home. Truly, I am PASSIONate about reminding clients to cherish ALL things happy and beautiful. And, completely humbled to be invited in to create beautiful spaces in your most happy of places…HOME. Come on out this week (Nov. 11-15) to the Mama’s Happy occasional sale in Independence. Meet the happiest gang you’ve ever met and all that they create! I will also look for you at the preview (my favorite) on Wednesday night!
Now! If you read all this and are still with me, you get a cookie! In addition to, one of my most heartfelt, sincerest of tips… Happiness is a choice…a choice to look around and appreciate all that is Beautiful in amongst the Chaos. XO!