HappyDays #52

Welcome to HappyDays! The idea of this linky is to inspire others to make the best out of every day, to see the happy in the little things. As no matter what, there is always something good in every single day- we just need to take the time to see it. Share your happy posts, I love to read them!

Wow HappyDays is a year old today! How did that happen? I have truly enjoyed hearing about everyone’s happy days this last year and so many have inspired days out with my own kids and got me to try new things. I know I have definitely made more time for myself this year and that is thanks to all of you. It is with huge sadness that I tell you the news that Jenna is stepping down as a Happy Days co-host but she promises me she will link up when she can. 🙂

I want to try something new this week and going forward, I find it difficult to write a round-up each week as quite honestly I forget what I have been doing half the time or find myself duplicating bits and bobs. So instead I am going to pick a happy moment from each week, something that stands out and needs recording to be remembered forever.

This week I have been really down in the dumps, nothing has happened to make me feel that way but I have felt myself slipping more and more into a state where I just want to go and hide. I wrote about how I felt and had such lovely messages from people that it made me feel better, so nice to have a community around you when you are a stay at home mum who barely sees a soul.

Despite my week of being a miserable so and so there was one little person who managed to make me smile no matter what. LJ is possibly the smiliest baby I have ever known and she is also the craziest! She is constantly on the go and up to mischief and she makes me laugh all. the. time!

The other day I was trying to get a shot of the two of them eating their dinner for a post I was writing and I just wanted a natural shot, no smiles or cheeses, just fly on the wall style. But oh no, LJ loves the camera and loves to pull the smiliest face possible.

All were outtakes for the post but were never destined for the reject bin as they show my precious little girl, the one whose smile lights up a room and brightens up the darkest of days. She is my rainbow baby and the light of my life.

LJ is so smily

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Katy is a wife, mum of three and professional blogger. Her blog, What Katy Said, aims to inspire other mums to get organised and make the best out of every day.


  1. So sorry to hear that you have been feeling down this week Katy and glad that the lovely online community has helped make you feel better. That online support is invaluable sometimes when you are at home all day with small children and not always seeing other people to talk to face-to-face. Love the photo of LJ this week – that is such a gorgeous smile and so glad that those big sunny smiles have helped cheer you up too. Big virtual hugs coming your way my lovely. Hope this weekend is kind to you xx

  2. I’m so sorry to read you have been feeling down this week, it’s hideous when your mood just won’t budge! I hope that the cloud lifts soon and you are back to your normal self! Thankyou for hosting, have a great week x

  3. Hi Katy, I have linked up for the first time today. Sorry you’ve been feeling down, I have too this past week. My girls’ have both been unwell with colds and sore throats, and now I have a terrible sire throat too. I think we all need things to look forward to in life, I am now focusing on my son’s birthday and halloween to keep me going. I love the idea of this linky it’s great for me to doscover new blogs. Sarah #HappyDaysLinky

  4. There must be something in the water as my week has been a bit miserable too. Hope you’re feeling better now. Sorry to hear Jenna is stepping down but congratulations on your linky anniversary. I love the natural photos the best!

  5. LJ’s smile is just so wonderful – it lights up her eyes! And remember if she wasn’t so loved and cherished her smile wouldn’t be half as wide so you’re obviously doing something right Katy. You have two bundles of joy that are living proof of that! Vx

  6. LJ is so cute! She does have the loveliest smile. Sorry to hear that Jenna is stepping down. I hope everything is okay. If you need a face chat you know where I am. Or we could meet up at SG later on the week if you fancy. Have a choc bar. Always makes me feel good. 🙂 Just one though okay! 😉 Big hugs. xx

  7. She really does have the most beautiful smile. I hope you’re feeling better now and just remember, it’s ok to feel down and you’ll always have people around to help you get back on top of the world again Xx

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