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365 Day Happiness Challenge: Plant a Garden

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Hey there! Just popping in with another Happiness Challenge Update! Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? I did not because I already knew that I wouldn’t keep it. Isn’t that terrible? Ha! But I saw this 365 Day Happiness Challenge on PopSugar and felt it was right down my alley. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to do it every day, I thought that would give me some great options for choosing what I wanted to do. So far, it’s been very fun and MUCH better than my experiences with New Year’s Resolutions!

You can read more about how this challenge has been going:

A Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution

365 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 1

365 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 2

365 Day Happiness Challenge: Days 3,4, and 5

365 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 6!

365 Days of Happiness Challenge: Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie

So, on day 50, the suggestion is to plant a garden. But with it being winter, I decided to start up my herb garden again instead.

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This thing is amazing! The lights are on a timer and I almost don’t have to do ANYTHING once the pods are “planted.” Every now and then, the indicator tells me I need to add more water or nutrients, and that’s IT.

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You can probably guess that we got it on Amazon. It was a Christmas present the year before last from my husband and we LOVE it! You can get yours:



There are lots of different plants you can grow, depending on the size of the machine you chose:


But I can’t wait until these are ready to harvest, because I have a SUPER AWESOME recipe that my family loves that’s made with the fresh Basil. Mario Batali made it on The Chew and I’ve been hooked ever since! Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes

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Doesn’t that look good?? It’s quick, uses fresh ingredients, and my husband hums as he eats it! I call that a win/win!

What have you been doing lately that makes you happy? Remember to take a little time for yourself, even if it’s just in little snippets!

Peace, Love, and Happiness,

~Jamie

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