A Little Bit of Happy!


That’s me, right there… a little bit of color in an otherwise bland and pasty, dark and cloudy world. I took this photo today because it reminded me of part of my purpose. It was sort of an aha moment when I looked out the window, and it made me smile. We could all use a little smile, and a whole lot of Happy!  So here’s a little bit of color, just in case your world is a wee bit dark these days. 🙂 Oh, and Happy New Year! May 2017 be a great year for you, and for all of us. 🙂 Lets find our Happy and share it in abundance.

Weekly Gratitude


Cheer Peppers it’s Nano Poblano day 27. Today I offer up weekly gratitude. In no particular order of importance…here goes.

  1. I am grateful for doterra essential oils. This time of year warding off illness is a priority, well it’s always a priority but seems more in the forefront during the holidays. My essential oils help so much in keeping me right as the rain.
  2.  I am grateful for time in the card studio with my lovely wife. We have so much fun and I think it shows in the cards we create.
  3.  I am so totally grateful for some cooler weather finally. We actually used the fireplace.
  4. I am grateful for rain. We have needed it so badly, and though we didn’t really get nearly enough it was more than we had in some time.  So yay. Counting blessings.
  5. I am grateful for friends and surprise visits at work to make my day brighter.
  6.  I’m grateful for distractions because right now sometimes I need them.
  7. I’m grateful for clean water. Not everyone has access to clean water to drink and bathe in.
  8.  I am grateful for Coffee. I did say that would probably be on every gratitude list. 😉
  9.  I’m grateful for my kitties.
  10.  I’m grateful for music.

That’s it for today. See you all again tomorrow. We got this! Almost done. 🙂

A Flower a Day (spreading joy)


Cheer Peppers it’s Nano Poblano day 25. Well I made it through my work day….phew that was pretty tough. Then because the work day ran long I hurried to make a meeting with family from out of town. Got sick to my stomach on CoCo’s no sugar added apple pie, choked down some apple cider vinegar to settle my stomach, and here I am. LOL I don’t know when exactly I decided to start spreading joy by sharing my flower photography, but I guess that doesn’t really matter. The comments I get on my instagram and facebook shares lets me know that it matters to my friends, family, and followers.  I have even gotten notes when I forgot to post, and snark should I post a landscape, or tree, or body of water instead.  “Where’s the flower”!? It makes my heart smile to know that it matters. Here are some of my favored flower photos. Just doing my part to spread a little joy instead of hate. 🙂










Hugs to you team tiny peppers. We got this. I hope I have brought you a little joy today. See you again tomorrow. 🙂