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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

My happy place + Let's grow together {Link-up #16}

They say one cannot buy happiness. While I would usually agree, today I have to point out the exception to the rule: You can when it comes in the form of the perfect, most beautiful coral red hammock. The best part? It only cost $29.99! I have wanted a hammock for my favourite spot under the willow tree for a couple of years, but couldn't find what I wanted: they were either too expensive, too uncomfortable, or not durable enough to keep outside for approximately 6 months. 

Last week I went to IKEA to buy some picture frames, not even thinking of hammocks. On my way to the tills however, what was hanging there in all its coral splendor? The hammock of my dreams! When I saw the price tag I could barely believe my luck. In the blue bag it went, and two days ago we put it up in the exact spot I had always pictured for it - it fits perfectly. Don't you just love it when life works out sometimes? 

I also took the opportunity to take some more pictures of our new puppy Nina. She fits in well with the other dogs, and has the spunkiest personality! It will be a challenge to train her to leave the birds alone, she thinks it's the funnest game ever to chase the chickens. 
We also call her pink panther because she has the sleek, elegant body of a panther and assumes a stalking position every time one of the other dogs approaches her. We just love her!




Like I said on Instagram - this is where you will find me for the rest of the summer.

Where is your happy place?





Farm Girl


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  1. I've never actually been to IKEA, but I know a lot of people that swear by it! And obviously they have great things by the look of that hammock!! (Red is my favorite color, so I fell even a little bit more in love with it). By the way, I want all of your little puppy dogs!! They're so cute and look like they would get along with my little guy great ;)

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  2. I would be happy spending the rest of my days in a hammock. I seriously love them. IKEA never lets me down. :)


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  3. That hammock is awesome!!! I am so glad you've found your happy spot for the summer.

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  4. I have been wanting a hammock for over a decade. But for the same reasons you noted, I still don't have one. But now that I know I can get this one from Ikea... I must have it! Great find!

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  5. Crap- not available on line or locally in stores. I will keep watch on it.

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  6. I am so in love with your new puppy - what a cutie pie! Look at that face!!!


    Hammocks are seriously the best. My family spent a week at a cabin we rented on Lake Huron one summer and there was a hammock in the backyard. I literally spent like 6 hours EVERY DAY just laying there, reading Harry Potter (#6 I think?), and soaking up the sun. It was phenomenal and I definitely want to have one when I have my own place someday!
    ~ Samantha

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  7. O.M.G., that's my absolute dream. Can't wait to do that in the summer, probably with the same book :-)

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  8. What??? It's still available here in Canada. Road trip?

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  9. It will be well used, I can already tell :-)

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  10. Me, neither. I love it! We haven't planned a vacation for this summer, and I don't care one bit - I will spend all my downtime in this heavenly spot!

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  11. They love other dogs and usually get along with every dog. It's a doggy wonderland here! Smelly, but with lots of puppy kisses :-)
    IKEA is wonderful, go and check it out!

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  12. I would LOVE to come visit your part of CA! Is looks so pretty out there! There is one available on line for $60. This is still more affordable than what other brands sell for.

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  13. I love all the dog pictures!!! It looks like a great relaxing spot to read :) I love the picture of Nina and Lily, Lily's like, hey this my shot....mom!!! :)

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  14. That looks like the best hammock ever! And seriously? You're killing me with the adorable puppy pics!

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