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Wednesday, November 5


First big change coming to Allisonleighann?

Lizzie from October June and I have been collaborating over the past few months to bring you what we think is the absolute coolest thing since sliced bread (I like cliches sometimes, just FYI). Just to give some background info on it, the process will be as follows:

Starting in January of 2015, Year of Happy will officially begin.

Every month, we're going to post a prompt for a specific activity or project for you fabulous people to work on - then you'll go out, experience life, do crazy wonderful things and bring back the findings onto your blog, all in the name of a happier year

So, if you're ready to live life to the fullest, and be your best and brightest possible self, please please please join us in this journey! 

There will be a linkup posted on the 15th of every month so that you can share your posts and read others by like-minded individuals. 

And don't forget to follow along on social media - tag all your posts #YearOfHappy!

You can sign up for the mailing list here so that you never miss a prompt! No spam (No, really, I promise), just one email a month to remind you to participate and link up! 

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We would love for this to grow huge - the more people participating, the more people striving for more happiness in their lives. And that's what's important to us. We want to be happy. And we want you to be happy. 

If you're interested, here's a list of what all the prompts will be!

January - Write a love letter to yourself. Write all the reasons you're awesome, write down your hopes and dreams for the year ahead, any resolutions, heck, write what you had for  lunch. Share why you're grateful for 2014 and what you want to achieve in 2015. Share whatever you want - it's your letter.

February - Go to a thrift shop or dollar store and buy the weirdest, goofiest, strangest things you can find - anything that makes you happy! Then, make a haul post or (better yet) a video sharing what you bought. Don't spend more than $10 and remember to have fun!

March - Create an inspiration board using your favorite colors, images, or sayings. Haul out those old issues of Glamour and go to town! Hang it somewhere you will see it every day so that you can feel happy and inspired whenever you look at it.

April - Make something that you find beautiful - it could be anything! A decoration, a dress, a cake, hey, even a baby! Share what you made and why it is beautiful to you.

May - Have a dance party in your room to get those good endorphins flowing in time for finals week! Invite your roommates, your parents, your dog, or just go solo - then share your playlist!

June - Do something you always wanted to do as a kid, be it skydiving, dying your hair pink, or even just staying up past your bedtime to read a book. Share what you did and how you felt to have finally accomplished your childhood goal.

July - Make your favorite comfort food from scratch, then share your recipe.

August - Find a way to  compliment everyone you talk to for a whole day. You never know who might be in need of a kind word - and everyone could use a little reminder of how great they are. Report back on how they responded or how it made you feel.

September - Use feng shui to give your room, apartment, or dorm a facelift. Change furniture around, redecorate, put up lights - do whatever you need to make your space your own. You'll feel much more comfortable and happy, and it's always good to change things up once in a while.

October - Buy something just for yourself to enjoy - it could be a new book, something you've been wanting for a long time, or something as simple as a candy bar, but don't share it with friends, kids, significant others, or anyone else - treat yo'self.

November - Every day for the whole month, write down something you were thankful for that day. Sometimes it is hard to remember what you're grateful for - and some days it may feel like everything is going wrong. But there is always a reason to be grateful for something. At the end of the month, share how you felt after the exercise, and some things you're thankful for in time for Thanksgiving.

December - Remember that letter you wrote yourself way back in January? Well, I want you to go back and read it again. Read all the things you wanted to accomplish this year, read about the person you were 12 months ago. Does it seem like ages? Do you feel happier? Did you accomplish any goals from your letter or did life send you spinning off in a completely different direction?

And that's it!

What do you think? Comments? Questions? Anything else?
Feel free to contact myself or Lizzie through blog posts, twitter, or any other social media!  And make sure to start using the #YearOfHappy! ;)

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
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  1. I'm so excited for this! I can't wait to participate!

  2. I've decided--I'm going to do this! Next year is going to be a rollercoaster of change for me so I really want to do this in the midst of all of it!

    1. Yay! That makes me incredibly happy! :) I hope everything else goes well too!

  3. I'm so exited for this! The idea is brilliant!

  4. This is such an awesome idea! I need all the happy I can get. I'm signing up :)

  5. This is such an amazing idea! Can't wait to get started!

  6. What a great idea! Refreshing for the New Year.

  7. This is a genius idea. I'm excited to participate even if I'm jumping on the wagon a little late! This would be a fun yearly tradition for your blog, and I hope to join along each year on mine!
    Have a super, fantastic, awesome, splendid, amazing day!
    ~Eliza McFarlish @


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