Monday Motivation – Just Be Happy

This post may contain affiliate links.

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy
Image Credit: All Posters

Happy Monday!  Can you even believe it is October???  I sure can’t.  I feel like this summer just breezed by, although it still feels like summer here in Los Angeles.

Did you all have a good weekend?  I hope everyone took some time to simply be happy.  I was home pretty much all weekend and spent some quality time with Walter.  We even did some cone free time while we were both hanging out on the couch.


Her tummy is healing nicely but I think we need the cone for at least another week.  I’m looking forward to not being woken up several times each night by Walter’s loud cone as she jumps on and off the bed.

On Saturday we celebrated my dad’s 60th birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad)!  We took him out for a fancy dinner and spent quality time with family, talking about my brother’s first year at University, my other brother’s new job, and laughing with my dad over Honey Boo Boo.  I had no idea he was such a fan!  Haha.  There may have been lots of eye rolling from Mr. BFT during that conversation.

Sunday was spent doing the normal errands, prepping blog posts, and working on a DIY project for my internship with  I’ll link to it once it’s up!  At one point I realized how much I can get done during a weekend when I don’t visit Disneyland!  Those weekends aren’t nearly as magical, though.  And despite the 100 degree weather, I even went out for a four mile hike, which felt amazing!  No running, just walking and hiking.  It was a great way to end the weekend.

hiking trail
What are your goals for the week?  What activities and experiences are you looking forward to in the next few days?  What keeps you motivated?  Share with me!



Disney Wishlist -

Get pixie dust in your in-box! Subscribe to the Budget Fairy Tale weekly newsletter.


  1. says

    Happy Monday!!! Yay for a nice long hike :) And its funny how much time Disney can take away from you…I dont even wanna knwo how much time I have spent there in my life time hahaha.

  2. says

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! Didn’t “redneckonize” he was a fan! lol My husband hates that I watch that too, and I kind of hate that I watch it, but I can’t look away. lol

    We went on a long walk this weekend in the heat too and it reminded me of our olden days of doing more of that so I hope we can get back into it (minus the heat).

    So glad that Walter is healing and that you had some quality time together.

    I’m excited to read about your side project. Your hard to keep up with! 😉

    • says

      Yeah, the heat was killer this weekend, that’s why I waited until 5pm to go on my hike, haha! And it was still blazing! Thanks for your comment. :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge