Giveaway: close your eyes, find your happy place

This post and giveaway is sponsored by SpringHill Suites.

SpringHill Suites recently contacted me to write about my happy place. This is going to sound funny, but since I love where we live and really enjoy the simple things in life, I couldn’t choose just one.

Lately I realized my happiness stems from several things, not just one place. This guy makes me incredibly happy. Just don’t tell him or he will get a big head. Winking smile

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The ability to live in such a beautiful place by the sea. I am thankful for it every single day. I even ask Mike for reassurance that we are not ever moving. Yep, I am ‘that’ chick.

Over the last year I have realized how important quality of life really is to me. The weather is usually incredible, I can run and go to the farmers market year round, it’s walkable, and an overall happy, fantastic community. #simplethings

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This guy!! Oh man does Mr. Bam make me one happy girl! Taking him to the off leash beach in Carmel makes him so happy my heart can’t even stand it. I swear he smiles the entire time.

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My little grandma. She is my favorite person on the planet. Yes, you can have favorites. She has the biggest heart, is independent, stubborn, pushes her car into the garage at 86 year of age {no lie}, is tough as nails and hilarious without even trying.

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Traveling. This is something I have never really done much of, but would love to see a lot more. Now I just need to figure out how to become independently wealthy.

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I am most happy with things money can’t buy. Friends + family, great health, waking up to the sun shining, the ability to walk, run and workout, playing with Bam, having a job that I love, helping others who want to help themselves, a hike with a good friend. I could go on.

It took awhile to find my happy place, but now that I’m here…..


Now it’s your turn!!

Wanna win a $50 VISA gift card and/or one of eight uber cool prizes like designer shades or a tablet from SpringHill Suites? Sure ya do!

Here’s how:

  • Enter on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ArtIsEverywhere and tagging @SpringHillSuite and @SpringHillSuites.
  • Hop on over to and upload your favorite pictures – {there’s no limit!}. I entered my Eiffel Tower shot from Vegas above and it was super easy. Crossing my fingers!
  • Leave a comment below telling me where you happy place is.
  • Extra entries if you upload you pictures to the Art Is Everywhere site, Tweet, FB, Insta, blog, etc about the giveaway. Just be sure to hop back over here and leave a comment telling me you did.

Giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only and will run until Sunday, October 5. I will announce the winner in Monday mornings post.

Good luck!!!!


16 Comments on “Giveaway: close your eyes, find your happy place

  1. My Happy place is finishing a long run, feeling strong, and with my wonderful boyfriend in sight!

  2. The Colorado Rockies during any season. A hike in Big Sur alone – Garrapata is nice for that. The beach with my beau and my boy. The morning quiet with a cup of coffee and a book. I have quite a few happy places.

  3. Like you, I have a bunch of different happy places. Anywhere near the water and spending time with friends and family and the finish line of a race are some of my happy places. It’s really hard to define though. 🙂

  4. My happy place is a nature trail that goes around a lake close to where I live.

  5. My happy place/time….deep in the woods on a trail run where no one else is around. I am also pretty happy sitting in my big comfy chair in some sweats, sipping on hot chocolate and eating cookies 🙂

  6. My happy place is in the mountains…nice crisp clean air…does a body good.

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