Little Slice of Happy: July 2017

Once a month, I’ll be rounding up all the things that have brought a little bit of joy into my life. These blog posts are inspired by The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures which is a small collection of happy, day to day, things. Definitely grab a copy if you don’t have one!

Quick note: This post does contain affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through my link, I may be compensated at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

Caught my first cast net fish

I’ve been trying to find free or cheap things to do and decided to go fishing. Since the fishing poles weren’t really biting, I decided to learn how to throw our cast net (which, if you have any pointers, please share!) After a few failed throws, I felt resistance from my net and pulled this big guy up!

Found a therapist willing to work with me

For the last 13 years, I’ve been “hot potato’d” from therapist to therapist because it’s difficult to find someone willing to work with a client that has a personality disorder. I’m persistent, since I’m aware that I need help. After a six month personal break from trying to find a therapist, I finally got a referral to someone that specializes with Cluster B personality disorders!

If you’re currently struggling with finding a therapist to take your case, it’s okay to give yourself a few weeks or months to recover. Looking for help is a stressful and exhausting process. If you’re over 18 and looking for peer support, check out The Haven.

The Little Book of Hygge

Being raised in a dysfunctional home, I don’t have the best grasp of what “family” is or what I could do to create a homely environment for them. This book was such a treasure to find because it helped inspire me to try different ways to cultivate a more cozy relationship with my husband and kids.

Some things I was inspired to do:

  • Designate Saturday as Pizza + Movie night. My kids make the pizza (which saves like $50 on how much all four of us eat)
  • Picked knitting back up after 4 years. (I knitted a lap blanket for my kids.)
  • Read physical books instead of my Kindle.

Ozark on Netflix

I LOVE suspenseful, kinda mind-screwy shows like Bates Motel so when Ozark come on Netflix, I thought I’d give it a try. Dark humor. Snarky characters. Intertwining storylines. Zero filler episodes. I was hooked. It’s only 10 episodes long but if you’re looking for something new to watch on Netflix and you like darker dramas, give Ozark a try.

Learned Pinterest affiliate marketing

Even though I’m well versed in both Pinterest AND affiliate marketing, Christina promised that you can make a full time income from Pinterest without a website. I made a little bonus money last month so I decided to give it a try and grab her course. It may not seem like much, but I made $13 the first week of the course. I’m going to give myself time to dive deeper into the course before I review it on this blog. If you’re curious about her course, you can check it out here.

How did your July go?

Let me know in the comments below!