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The Pursuit for Summer Happiness

Summer is quickly coming to an end as all of my teacher and mom friends are gearing up for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Kids are going back to school, school zones are about to be turned back on, and the summer nights are quickly coming to an alarming end.

As for me, I’m here reflecting on yet another summer of working, a short unexpected trip, and figuring out this adulthood thing. You see, a vast majority of my summer plans didn’t pan out the way I wanted them to. Not because the opportunity wasn’t there, but more so because I opted to take a different route of what this summer would consist of. I imagined my weekends consisting of pool parties, brunches, and happy hours – instead, I’ve dealt with one of the most difficult summers I have ever faced. Tragedy at work, personal issues, and the constant reminder that 30 is right around the corner made the days even longer than they already have been.

Throughout all the difficulties, I needed a reminder that life is more than places to be and people to see. Life is about taking care of yourself and the pursuit of happiness within you. This summer, I made quite a few adult decisions in my life that showed me that I’m indeed growing up. The most important lesson is that I allowed myself to smile and enjoy the simplest joys in my life.

Even with all of my short lived plans, I opted to allow joy into my life. My summer, even though tough, has been a glowing gem of the happiest emojis. I’ve lived, played, and remembered that life is too short to live behind falsehoods.

Over the last few months, I’ve been going through the motions with this blog. Struggling to decide is this was a place that I really wanted to keep as my own. I’ve been afforded a number of opportunities because of it and have met some of my greatest friends. Those friends and these opportunities have reminded me that life is constant party. Sometimes you need to stop and take a moment to play a little. My form of play quite a bit this summer was just the low key moments with my sweet friends and playful props! With summer coming to a close, its only appropriate that I start thinking about my favorite time of the year, Sevitember.


Creative Balloons has an array of different balloons that are perfect for photoshoots, backyard pool parties, summer picnics, and gearing up for a birthday month! With Sevitember quickly approaching, I am constantly looking for new and exciting ways to really live up to the hype of 30. These emoji balloons embody all the playful fun you would want in any party. Whether you are looking for a smile grinning smile or a playful wink, Creative Balloons has you covered!


The range of products they have include a ton of the favorites that you use on a daily basis to communicate with friends, significant others, and family to express yourself. With my birthday month so close, I’ve already started deciding on my theme and look forward to peppering my party with the playful kiss and in love balloons, because you only turn 30 once and you have to love yourself for it!

Even with all of the doubts with this blog, I’m always reminded that this is my safe place and its a form of therapy for me during the hard times. With Sevitember coming up, celebrating 4 years of vodka happiness, and your continued support – I honestly don’t think I could ever stop coming here for the party. In short, I leave you with this as we slowly start to transition into the downside of 2016 – do me a few favors. Work hard, play harder! Never forget your values and faith. Smile through the tough times and be sure to laugh at yourself.

Disclosure: I received these balloons from Creative Balloons in exchange for an honest review.  I did not receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.

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  • Reply Stephanie

    adult summers are an adjustment, for sure… the good news is, we’ve still got plenty of warm weather left for more pool parties!!! can’t wait for sevitember!

    August 15, 2016 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Valery

    It’s been great adult summering with you 🙂 Also you look adorable in these photos!!!!

    August 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm
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