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Welcome to June’s Happiness Is article from the Happiness Is Series here on the blog. Every month I write one article in this series. The purpose is to remind everyone to find their joy in the simple things life has to offer. Since my birthday was at the end of May this month’s post is about how I spent a birthday funday with my daughter and my mother.

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I spent the day making my rounds about town getting my birthday freebies.

Our first stop, however, was to get a shaver for my pup Lyla.

Her hair has grown crazy long since I got her on Humarian Probiotics.

I can’t believe how much they have helped her skin and coat.

Yet, with our current boiling hot temps, she needs some relief.

After a stop off for that, we continued our funday.

I do have to share with you a funny story though.

While we were shopping, my mother was looking at some planting supplies.

I whispered something to my daughter.

My mother, being the goofball she is asked if we were talking about her.

Looking around I noticed only two people near us.

One lady somewhere around thirty years of age, and an older man, not shopping together.

Now you have to know me, and my entire family’s sense of humor to appreciate this, but…

I decided to just go ahead and say out loud what I had whispered.

So, in a regular voice, loud enough for the lady to hear I said:

“Mom, we were not talking about you. I just told Emma that my insulin pump, which is under my dress clipped to my underwear, was poking out and looked like a penis!”

The lady cracked up laughing, the older man didn’t hear me which I was kind of thankful for.

Of course, my mom and daughter thought it was hilarious once they got past the shock which only took a split second.

Next, we stopped off at a beauty supply shop for a few items my daughter and I wanted.

Birthday Funday With The Girls A Happiness Is Series Post My Daughter Shopping At The Beauty Supply Shop

I spent a whopping 1.99 on tiny rubber bands to put a couple small braids in my hair.

My daughter grabbed some nail products while my mother browsed the clearance section.

We are all value shoppers.

Then it was off to Sephora, which was the highlight of my funday!

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They offered two options in store that I could select from.

One was a skincare sample set and another was a Bite Beauty lip set.

I chose the Bite Beauty set.

You may recall I have written about the Sephora birthday gifts before.

This time they actually had them in stock.

Honestly, I was a bit disappointed.

While I love Bite products, I think my daughter’s consolation gift was better.

Check out what she got for her birthday when they were out of the actual gifts by clicking the link above.

And of course, we had to look around a little.

I put on the breaks however once I saw my daughter’s eyes start to glaze over.

She has been trying to save money so we had to get outta there!

We headed to the vape shop to get my free 30mil of vape juice.

Yes, I vape.

I used to smoke over 10 years ago and quit thank goodness!

Before vape became a thing I smoked hookah which is a healthier option as there is no tar in hookah tobacco.

Yet, it was expensive and time-consuming.

While vapor and not smoke it still did leave stains.

Vape is so much better for us than cigs, far less expensive than hookah, and there is no stinky smell.

It smells great actually with no tar so no stained teeth or fingers.

It’s also not smoke, just vapor so no worries of others, including my pets, getting second-hand smoke damage.

If you smoke, I would love for you to consider vaping as an option.

Anyway, that’s not what this is about, just some background FYI.

Food is something I get a lot of freebies for on my birthday.

I had coupons for free food all over town but I had to go to my favorite sub shop.

After getting my 6-inch we were all about ready to head home.

We have such fun together so the party wasn’t really over.

On the drive home, we sang along to music.

We always find something we all love and I already had the perfect CD loaded.

Another thing we did was played a quick game of finding pictures in the clouds.

I didn’t as I was driving but my family cracked me up with what they found.

They decided that they both could see arms extending from one cloud.

My mother swore it looked like another cloud was flipping the bird.

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There was cake!

Sort of, lol, my mother made one cake for my brother and me.

His birthday is in early June.

She split the cake and brought me some and took some to him.

We are a frugal bunch.

Besides, I really do not need a whole cake to myself.

If I had the whole cake, I would eat the whole cake!

So that was it for my birthday funday.

My son and his girlfriend, not a girlfriend, just good friend, whatever dropped by later that night.

We had fun and I ended up sending a bunch of cool stuff home with my son.

All of us joked about who’s birthday it was since he took home all the loot.

Oh and I still have a ton of free food to go collect.

I have a month to do so on some and up to a year on others.

Pretty cool!

So to me, Happiness Is things like this.

We do not need to have a huge party, or go out to clubs, or even go on a fancy vacation.

Happiness is all around us all of the time.

We just have to embrace it!

Leave me a comment, please.

Do you sign up for birthday freebies?

Which set would you have opted for from Sephora?

How do you celebrate your birthday?

Did you spot anything cool in the clouds in the pic?

What makes you happy?

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  1. robin rue
    June 4, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I usually go to the beach on my birthday, which is in July. I love the beach anyways and don’t really need an excuse, but I love to pack up a picnic lunch and go there for my special day.

    • June 4, 2018 / 9:55 pm

      That sounds like such a wonderful way to spend a birthday! I wish we had a beach around here but only lakes for us. Not the pretty clear lakes either. Happy early birthday to you Robin!

  2. June 4, 2018 / 11:36 am

    That was sort of the way I spend my birthdays a few little things a little cake. Getting makeup looks like a real treat, I am getting mine in August so I hope my husbamd and kids do some nice things.

    • June 4, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      I hope they do something nice for you too Melissa! Getting makeup is even better when it’s free samples. I love collecting all the birthday freebies.

  3. June 4, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    I always enjoy picking out my VIB birthday gift from Sephora! We usually celebrate my birthday by inviting the entire family over for dinner.

    • June 4, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      The family is the way to spend the day on one’s birthday for sure. I love collecting all the freebies! So much fun.

  4. Dana Rodriguez
    June 4, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    Aww Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had fun! I swear I saw a cloud yesterdayafter a big rain the either was flipping everyone off or was a hand signal you use in a mosh pit like Beavis and Butthead lol..either way it was weird.

    • June 4, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you so much Dana! ROFL I will let my mom know you saw something like she did. She won’t feel AS crazy lol!!!

  5. candy
    June 4, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    What a fun birthday and sounds like you had some laughs along the way. Good thing the old guy was hard of hearing. Just makes it that much more funny.

    • June 4, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      Right?! I would have felt a little bad had he heard me. I can be so crude at times lol.

  6. June 4, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous birthday! I love when there are laughs–and when you get free stuff. My birthday is in a few weeks and I’ve started to get coupons for free meals, and I’m so excited!

  7. June 4, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    It is always fun to get free stuff on your birthday! I have never actually driven around to find all the free stuff but I think on my next birthday might just treat myself. It looks like you all had a great time.

  8. June 4, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    I agree, I don’t need a huge party I just want to be with the people I care about for my birthday. Looks like you all had a great one!

  9. June 4, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    This sounds like so much fun. I love birthday freebies! I’ve signed up for a few. I have to sign up for a couple more. My birthday is in the winter and I live in a cold state so I pretty much don’t do too much for my birthday typically.

    • June 4, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      It sure is! Oh I don’t know if I would want to drive around in the winter getting free stuff but I think I would bundle up and do it, I mean its FREE STUFF hahaha!

  10. June 4, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Happy birthday! Glad you had a great one and got lots of freebies! Awesome job on quitting smoking!

  11. June 4, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Now this sounds like a great way to spend a birthday!! I love redeeming all of my birthday treats from stores!!

    • June 4, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      It was and absolutely! It makes me want to sign up for MORE lol.

  12. Rose Ann Sales
    June 5, 2018 / 12:15 am

    That is such a great way to spend your birthday and I am glad that you quit on your smoking. Happy Birthday to you and wishing you a healthy and wealthy life!

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:41 am

      Thank you Rose Ann! Oh absolutely smoking is so terrible! I felt better only a couple weeks after I quit! It’s been a long time now and it’s hard to say that I ever did it to begin with!

  13. June 5, 2018 / 3:24 am

    Happiest birthday! Looks like you had a blast celebrating the big day. It’s really just about doing things that make you happy. Who needs a party when you’re doing what you love! Glad to know you had a great time!

  14. June 5, 2018 / 9:26 am

    I love birthday freebies! Some of my favorites are the Sephora and of course Red Robin (Yummmmm). I also love when I get coupons I can use all month with no rush to use the day of!

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:37 am

      Oh does Red Robin do a birthday freebie too? Need to go sign up!

  15. June 5, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Ha ha ha, I would pee laughing if I were the lady that heard what you said lol. Your Mom reminds me of my Mom .

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:37 am

      LOL! You would fit right in with us then! Your mom sounds awesome!

  16. June 5, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Happy birthday to you! I agree that a trip to Sephora would be my highlight, especially if I had money to burn.

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:38 am

      Thank you Rachel! Yeah money to burn at Sephora is always a good time! We had to leave without spending this time though.

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