The Happiness Experiment: Sweetwater with Mr. Macking


Thursday's weather was just perfect. Perfect for some Sweetwater and friends. And the best thing was that it wasn't even crowded. Look how happy we look...happy with beer!

Love spending some quality time with Mr. Macking: 7 out of 10

50 States: Arkansas


The Happiness Experiment: Counting My Blessings

Last night my goddaughter gave me such a beautiful rosary, which she got during her trip to Italy. It's hard to tell in the photograph, but each bead was hand blown with strings of glitter on the inside.

This past year, I've been sponsoring my friend, Jessica, who is converting to Catholicism. I haven't always been a religious person but it has definitely been an eye-opening experience that has made me grow closer to the Catholic Church. And I'm blessed and honored to be a part of her journey. She will be joining the Church this Easter.

Happiness Rating: 6 out of 10

50 States: Arizona


Again, not the official state food, but a piece of fish you can catch, cook and eat in Arizona!

The Happiness Experiment: Danny's celebratory meal

Because the Red Lobster across from the Augusta jail wasn't good enough for him, we went to French Market Grille to celebrate Danny getting out of jail for free with some raw oysters and some tequila shots!

7 out of 10

The Happiness Experiment: Mr. Bentley

Mr. Bentley makes me so happy! We were reunited after a long absence from each other. We spooned the whole night, so I'm pretty much giving this reunion a 10 out of 10!

50 States: Alaska


Not the official State food, but I think the name says it all.

A State of Design: Alabama


The first of a series of postcards representing state foods. Each postcard is supposed to be designed in a certain amount of time, every day.

Alabama: Pecans