Of course I’ll start by saying there is a reason for why I titled this post after Gretchen Rubin’s bestseller, The Happiness Project. The book questions many ideals of “happiness” and what is a best fit to create your own happiness project. Sometimes when life gets busy or you hit a rough patch it’s easy to lose track of what makes your soul smile. I find I most enjoy the pictures of myself and others when they don’t necessarily realize a camera is present or they are too caught up in the moment to notice.

Which is why my photoshoot of today turned into nothing more than feeding the ducks in the park behind our home. It was windy and cool. My shearling vest combo turned into a cozy camel jacket, JOE wedge boots and a piece of Twelve-Grain Bread. I didn’t stand up and pose, I sat and enjoyed all the drakes and hens until there was nothing left and then G2 finally said, “hey look up!” A friend posted a book quote that said, “Happiness has Simplicity as a major ingredient”, and I truly, wholeheartedly believe that.