Work- how to be healthy and happy

Work- how to be healthy and happy

Hello folks.

Sorry the post has been dragged out a couple of days- you see, I have been working and haven’t squished in time to actually get the post out.

 

That’s why, today, I will remind you of an old post. That is; 22 Ideas to stay healthy and happy at work

 

Work is important, but it is equally as important to have a life beside work

I hope you enjoy the post even though it is a little old. Mind though- the images used there is found on the internet, they are not made or taken by me.

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

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Keep It Fresh – Goodiebox Review  

Keep It Fresh – Goodiebox Review  

 

Today we are looking at the “Keep It Fresh” goodiebox.

It was made after the new year with the thought that it was dark and the winter would never end. That does not mean we will succumb to the darkness (and cold), instead this box was a “Light in the dark” with products to light up your face and refresh your mind.

 

Ivy Aia – Cleansing Mousse with Vitamin B3

This cleansing mousse is just like magic. When in the flask, it is only a transparent fluid and very watery, but as soon as you pump if out it becomes a mousse.

It is made fantastically without perfume or any other weird ingredients, and smells of absolutely nothing. It is amazing to know that it has been made as carefully as it has.

It cleans my face just fine without drying out my skin, and is overall a good and mild cleansing mousse.

150ml (5oz) costs about 50DKK (6.7Euro) which is actually pretty cheap.

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Rodial – Vit C Brightening Mask

This mask is said to be exfoliating, even skin tone and resurface the complexion.

I have had good experience before with their “dragons blood cleansing water” and use it daily, so I was excited to see and feel their other products.

The mask itself smells a little citrusy, and contains a lot of acids (which means it is a strong mask), so be careful if you have irritated skin or injuries.

It has a very thin formula, and is almost a little gel like, but feels like it “dries” into the skin and therefore feels tight.

My skin also felt a little tighter afterwards and my skin looked brighter.

50ml (1.7oz) costs 645DKK (86Euro) but it will go a long way since only a small amount is needed.

You can get it here

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Youth Lab. – CC Complete Cream SPF 30

The first thing I noticed was the faint smell of paint. It does not smell bad or strong, but I thought it was a little funny, and it made me wonder what it was made of.

It has been dermatologically tested, and should be paraben & gluten free (but I still wonder where the smell comes from)

It gives a little bit on colour to the skin, but not as much as I thought it would. It does look very pigmented when out of the tube.

It doesn’t really “sink” into the skin in any way and I do not think it is a product I would use again (yes, the smell is a huge turn-off); beside this, the colour is way to orange on my skin.

If you are interested though, is costs about 240DKK (32Euro) and can be bought here

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Laritzy cosmetics – fine dew pot illuminateur in bot

This is the second creamy highlighter I have tried, and the first one I tried turned out disappointing me really bad, so I am excited to see if this one is just as bad (I really do not hope so)

It smells exactly like a stress ball, which is kind of weird and unexpected.

It has an absolutely stunning rose colour, and is easy distributed on the skin. I think this product might work better as a shimmery blush or maybe a subtle highlighter since it is very pigmented. I am very interested in trying out other colours from them because this one it so beautiful, shimmery and pigmented.

It is really easy taking off, do not stick anywhere and leaves no traces. I am impressed!

It costs 130dkk (17,4 Euro) and can be bought on their website

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Goodiebox – Beauty Blender

Compared to some of the other products from goodiebox, I am really impressed with this one!

The sponge itself is very nice and squishy – it is cute and pink.

I use this beauty blender every day, and it blends very well. It does not streak or clump, but helps my makeup distribute prettily.

Unfortunately, I made the mistake the first time to not dampen it – I know, I know, I am ashamed – simply because I am lazy, so it has taken a lot of colour from my products. Afterwards though I remember to dampen it (almost every time) so now my makeup goes a long way.

It costs 120 DKK (16 Euro) and is found on their own website

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What do you guys think, and what is your favorite beauty blender??

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

 

On The Go – Goodiebox review

On The Go – Goodiebox review

 

A new box has arrived and it has a beautiful sky blue colour. The name of the box is on the go, and is all about us going to work or home, and overall going anywhere. They made this box to take with you “on the go” to make anything easier and happier no matter where you are going.

 

The box contains these things:

 

Goodiebox -Zip Bag

This was the first thing I noticed because it was well… pink, stringy? And made out of plastic (Which I am NOT a fan of)
Goodiebox made this bag themselves, and I am really sad to say this- but it just feels a little like a cheap knockoff (and the fact that it is plastic just makes me so sad…)

Honestly I got no more to say here, so lets just get going

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Goodiebox – tooth brush

We are starting out with two kind of disappointing items.

Once again I notice that the toothbrush is… pink (well it DOES make sense since I goodiebox’s colour is pink) but I would have loved to see something else for once

Another thing I noticed here, is that the toothbrush is made in china AND made out of plastic – cheap plastic. I just get so sad because I feel like they could do so much more, like using reusable material or wood (or something like that)

Nonetheless it IS a very standard toothbrush so it is not anything out of the ordinary, or really bad – I honestly just hoped for more.

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Now on to something completely else…

 

Niré Kabuki Brush

Let’s just take a moment… A short moment to appreciate this absolutely STUNNING, elegant and all around beautiful packaging. I feel like I could just sit down and stare at it all night long.

They even have a little writing on the side telling a little about them which is kind of cute. Their writing says:
“Niré Beauty is a make-up brush brand, designed to a professional standard, blending form and function. Believing the perfect tools for make-up are as unique as the person holding the brush, this versatile kabuki brush was designed for you”

A little further down they have these 3 amazing circles telling a little about the product. It is:
Vegan Friendly
Hypoallergenic
Not Tested On Animals

All in all I am already (just with the packaging) sold.

The brush itself it pretty simple designed (unfortunately not at beautiful as the packaging- just try to imagine a brush that pretty)

It has nice soft hairs without compromising the hardness of the actual brush itself, and it picks up a LOT of pigment, so please be careful.

It costs about 109 DKK (14.6 Euro) depending on where you buy it

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Lavinde – Refreshing Eye Makeup Remover

The first thought that hit me when I saw this product was “I know this brand… but where from…” and then it hit me. I am so stupid.

Lówen changed their name to Lavinde a while back because that name is more recognizable  this way to non-danish people (and easier to say out loud 😛 )

Lavinde has made my all time favorite mascara of all time ever in the world (Okay I think you understand)

I was excited to try this makeup remover out because I love their mascara, so this remover has a lot to live up to.

It says to saturate a cotton pad and then let soak on lashes for 5-10 seconds and then pas off. I had to rub a couple of times to get all my mascara off (which is not unusual) and it came of smoothly without stinging even a little bit, so it is a very gentle remover which I love.

The design is simple and cute which only makes me happy, and the only thing I noticed was a little annoying (or at least unusual) was that it was not so easy to squeeze anything out. I had to shake it out instead (which makes me wuestion if I actually am doing this right?) but at least it makes sure I do not end up just soaking my cotton pad and get the remover all over myself or my table

It costs about 110DKK (14.6 Euro) for 150 ml (5.07 oz) buy it here

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Beaver – Cherry Blossom Shampoo

Cuuuuute packaging – YES I know this is pink too, but it goes with the theme of cherry blossoms.

It smells beautiful and flowery (who would have known)

When I was in the shower, in some weird way this shampoo made me massage my scalp even more than I usually do (not in a harsh or damaging way- more like I wanted to be cleaner than usual just because I smelled and used this shampoo)

It costs about 160DKK (21.4Euro) for 350ml (11.8oz) and I recommend buying it if you like subtle flowery smells 😊

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Balance Me – Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF 25

First and foremost, this moisturizer is 99% natural! That is just amazing, since most of beauty products are made with at least some type of unnatural ingredients.

The applicator is really convenient- tube like, which makes it easy to distribute.

The creme itself is very thick and reminds me more of sunscreen than a creme. This also makes it a little harder to apply, and I actually used quite a bit for my whole face. Other than this my face did feel moisturized and I love that it has SPF 25.

The smell felt a little citrusy, but it could also be lavender. (Lavender is actually in the content list, citrus is not, so we will go with lavender 😛 )

You can buy 40 ml(1.35oz) for 300DKK (40 euro)

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ModelCo – Matte Baked Bronzer

This bronzer looks really nice, and gave a natural glow.

I did use waaaaay to much to start with, but if you just remember to not use too much, it gives a really beautiful summery glow!

If you use too much though, it will collect itself in a patch – like the picture below

The design itself is very neutral which I like.

It costs 190DKK (25.4 Euro)

 

GOSH – Giant Blush

This one was a rollercoaster.

I was looking forward to trying this blush so much, because it is my first stick blush.

Unfortunately the first thing that happened when I opened it = the blush killed itself on my desk.

I was really sad about this but my sadness quickly went away after talking with the amazing goodiebox team. They promised to send a new one my way, so that I can actually use it as intended. Yay for customer service!

The colour is really pretty (yes I used the broken part by taking it with my bare hands- I just had to see the swatch) It was really pigmented and creamy, and can give a very nice subtle blush if you just use a little bit. I am indeed impressed by the colour of it!

I’ll be looking forward to getting one that is not broken so that I can start playing!

You can get it for 100DKK (13.38Euro)

 

All in all I had very confused feelings about this box. Some things were amazing- some not so much.

What I am most excited to hear though, is about you guys!

 

Have any of you tried these, and what did you think?

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

Why running is the best exercise you can do.

Why running is the best exercise you can do.

 

This is not the first time I have talked about running on my blog, I know 😉

Today we will look at running nonetheless, since it is so fast, easy and convenient.

 

I myself do not run a lot. I run 3km once or twice per week, and that is just the right amount for me.

Usually I put on some music (some upbeat cool music that makes me energized and makes me feel like a superb individual), and I fantasize – not in a creepy way, more like I make up scenarios or make my own movies in my head. That makes the time go 100 times faster and makes it all fun.

You might not want to go on a daydream to fantasy world when YOU run, but you can also use the time to think.
Running gives a lot of space for thinking. It could help “cool your head” from thoughts or manage anger better, simply because you get your body going.

You might even be so lucky to see a beautiful view, just like this

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Beside this, running has A LOT of benefits. Some of them are these:

  • You strengthen your muscles
  • Prevents high blood pressure – running helps the arteries get fit
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level
  • Gives you clearer skin – running stimulates blood circulation
  • Helps weight loss – running burns A LOT of calories in a short amount of time, especially since you get the big leg muscles going. 2 km of slow running can burn up to 125 calories (which is actually a lot because it doesn’t take long- around 18 minutes)
  • Increases brain power and mental functions
  • Lessen the effects of asthma – it strengthens lungs and bronchi
  • Better sleep – your body will have an easier time slowing down afterwards, and you will naturally feel tired in your body after exercising
  • Boosts confidence – it is fairly easy to set goals here and reach them
  • Boosts happiness – exercise releases lots of endorphins
  • Increases bone density – running sends essential minerals to your bones
  • Might reduce the growth of (breast) cancer cells – because of how the composition of blood changes after training for a longer period of time, you can read the whole article about this here
  • Running reduces stress (endorphins YES!)
  • It can reduce pain (menstrual pain especially) because of those damn great endorphins
  • It is EASY! – running can be done anywhere and all you need is exercise clothes and good shoes (some that absorbs the shock that comes in your feet and legs when you run)

 

Running can do a lot of good!

If you are a frequent runner, or want a goal, try signing up for a run.

I have been to 1000 of these (well not that many, but a lot) and you can choose how far you will run, and sometimes also how fast you will run. This gives you a great reason to start running now, and to get better since you have a goal to reach.

You can also sign up for a run for a special cause. I have been running for Relay For Life, which is a run where there are many teams, all running together for 24 hours to support cancer. Here you can choose yourself how much you want to run. You run a not that long route and can choose yourself if you want to run 100 rounds or just 3. Some people run at night, there are ceremonies and basically all money used here (and all rounds run) goes directly to cancer research.

The picture in this post is actually from last year where my family and I were running. The blue shirts are for the “normal” runners, and the yellow ones are for the “fighters”, those who have defeated cancer, or those who are still fighting.

There are many other “special” runs’ you can go to, supporting all kind of things, but you can also just chose a normal one and have fun!

 

The most important part of running…

Is to just get going! No matter if you can run 100meters or 1 km, the best thing is to just get out there. It is much easier telling yourself that you will “just” run 1km, and then end up running more.

Even if you just end up running that 1km, well congratulations! You actually got out there, and I am proud of you! ❤

 

 

Are any of you guys running, and why did you start in the first place?

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time! 😊

Looking back at reviews- do I use it?

Looking back at reviews- do I use it?

 

I have been writing about and trying out a lot of products recently, and how you feel about the products firsthand is a good sign for knowing if you will use it later

 

Today we are looking back on some of the products I liked, that I am-or am not- using still.

 

James Read – H20 Tan Drops Face (again)

I wrote about this product in the “Dancing in the rain” review, and I said I would keep on trying it for a while to see if it would actually give me a bit tanner skin.

After using it for almost a week I noticed that my skin did get a nice glow, and it does seem tanner. Not dark or unnatural, but it does look like I enjoyed the sun for quite some days. My face looks healthy and fresh, and I am quite impressed.

I am a little afraid of using too much, because I do not want my face to have another colour than the rest of my skin. While trying this on my face, I mixed it with my normal face cream on my hand, and I have noticed that my hand have also gotten tanner (which looks a little stupid because my other hand is still pale as ever)

I do like this product, but I definitely need a plate or something to mix on from now on xD

Beside this, I only use it once in a while now, since I do not need that much of a tan, but just a little glow.

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Clean – Rain Eau De Parfum

This one I really liked, and said I would definitely use again…

I have kept that promise faitfully, and used it almost every day since then!

The smell it fresh, nice and wet, which makes me all happy and warm inside.

When this one is used up, I just NEED a new one! ❤

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You can read the “Dancing in the Rain” review here

 

 

Raunsborg – Hand Cream

This one I talked about in the “Powered by” goodiebox and I really liked it! It was smooth and comfortable with a subtle and clean scent without being sticky.

I wanted to use this way more, but honestly, I am really bad at using hand creams (shame on me), so I only ended up using it about once or twice afterwards.

I will try using it more though, because it is one of the best hand creams I have used in ages.

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If you click this link it will take you to the “Powered By” review

 

 

Vichy – Aqualia thermal rehydrating cream – light

When I posted the review with this one, I had almost used it up completely. Now there is absolutely no more left.

I absolutely adored this cream (especially the fact that is was made with 97% natural ingredients) and felt rich without feeling greasy.

I have not bought a new one yet, since I need to use up some of the houndreds creams I have at home right now. It has been stored in my “need to buy again” basket.

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Ziaja – Manuka Tree Deply Cleansing Peeling Paste

One peeling product I will forever remember is this peeling paste. It took me 100% by surprise by being so amazing, useful and effective as it was, and I use it at least a couple of times a week.

I will be using this for the time to come too, and I WILL repurchase it when it becomes empty.

It was in the HI and BYE goodiebox review, and you can find it here

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Lavinde – Beyond – Volume & curl mascara

This mascara is STILL my favorite even though I am not using it right now (I am trying out another mascara-also for the blog 😉 )

I got it in the HI and BYE goodiebox, and it lifts, curls, and makes my lashes seem stronger and more beautiful in a very natural way.

This mascara has also been stored in my “need to buy again” basket, and will be in my heart forever! (or at least until I find something better-if that is possible)

If you want to know more about this fantastic mascara, or any of the other products in the HI and BYE goodiebox, you can read the review here

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Have any of you guys tried these yet and what do you think? I’m curiuos to know 😀

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time 🙂

Powered by goodiebox review  

Powered by goodiebox review  

 

This box was called “Powered By” and is made to give (super) power to you (and your nails, hair and hands)

It was also made to make everyone find their inner power and explore what kind of strength keeps you going.

The empowering products we got were these:

 

 

Mesauda Milano – Rock Nail

This product was another miss for me, that did not live up to the hype.

It is said to be able to hold a manicure for a week and meanwhile strengthen my nails.

I didn’t feel my nails getting stronger (I do a lot of practical work and my nails broke just as often as they usually do) so I was a little sad at this part.

The polish didn’t hold for one whole week either but that might be because I use my hands for work as much as I do. If you have more still work, this might be better for you.

The product did give me a beautiful glossy coat over my natural nails that made them look healthier and more beautiful.

You can buy 10 ml (0.33oz) for 45,5DKK (6,1 Euro)

You can get it here

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Raunsborg – Hand Cream

This hand cream is very smooth and comfortable to the touch.

With just a little bit of product, my hands got softer without even feeling sticky. It also only took a few moments for the cream to absorb into the skin.

It has a subtle but clean scent, which is very pleasant.

It costs 210 DKK (28 Euro) for 200ml (6.7 oz)

get it here

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HairLust – Hair Gummies

These hair gummies I was very excited to try, so unfortunately, I do not have a picture of these, since I have used them up already.

I wanted to try these really bad, because I have seen a lot of posts about hair vitamins making hair and nails stronger. I was very skeptical, since it just feels like some humbug, and I wanted to see for myself if these actually work.

I got 45 gummies, so I had 15 days to see if they actually worked.

I took a picture before and after (and I know I had a little bit of curls on the first photo, but I think you should be able to see the difference nonetheless)

First of all, the hair gummies taste a lot like candy (very sweet with a bit of strawberry flavor), so it felt kind off like a treat to take them.

After taking them for 15 days I took a picture again. My hair felt and looks a bit smoother and healthier. Unfortunately though, I feel like you can get the same result by getting enough vitamins (like vitamin B, biotin and zink which all helps against hair loss, and helps with keeping your hear healthy)

If you are not sure you get enough vitamins, you could consider these hair gummies, since I think they DO help (but I would rather just eat some more whole grains and chicken)

They cost 249DKK (33.3 Euro) for 90 gummies (that’s one months’ worth)

 you can get yours here

 

Bellapierre cosmetics – Banana Setting Powder

This setting powder is pretty good (It is also the first one that I have ever tried)

It evens out my skin very good and conceals my (very) dark circles under my eyes and the redness in my skin. It was fairly easy to apply, compared to the fact that my makeup sponge was hiding so I had to use a painting sponge to apply it.

It does look a little yellow in the sun, so you might want to put on something else afterwards.

I wore it for about 3 hours and it wore just fine, and kept my makeup where it had to be.

It costs approximately 230 DKK (31 Euro)

you can buy it here

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Luxie – Medium Fan Brush

This brush is very light and great at applying a bit of shine. With just a bit of highlighter and this brush, it is easy to build up a great highlight, no matter if you go for a more natural look or full on glam.

The design is very simple but cute, and made of vegan and cruelty-free material.

It does feel a little hard to not apply too much product on the brush since it is a fan, but nonetheless it gives a nice and precise shine.

It costs 120 DKK (16 Euro)

get yours here

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Have any of you guys tried some of these before and what do you think about them?

Im curious to know 😊

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

Dancing in the rain – Goodiebox review  

Dancing in the rain – Goodiebox review  

 

I got this goodiebox just this morning and it is all about over shading the aww-days with happiness and positive vibes. These products are all about feeling good.

 

Miqura – hair steam mask

I feel like Miqura tried a little hard to make a mask that would be easier and more convenient to use than any other mask ever made.

They made this mask as a shower cap so that is will be easier to wear, and you will have an easy time doing something else meanwhile you give your hair some love.
They say on the “how to” on the package that you need to put your hair in a bun in you got longer hair (which I do) and that takes all the “convenient and easy mask in a cap” magic away. If I need to put my hair in a bun, I might as well use any other type of mask, and then just put my hair in a bun. That would do the same for me.

It is a really good mask, that softens your hair, but I still feel like they tried to hard being simple and easy that they just messed it up.

You can buy one mask for about 70DKK (9.4 Euro)

or buy it here

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Daily Concepts – exfoliating body scrubber

This body scrubber does the job really well! It exfoliates my body easily and very fast.

The design is cute, but if I try to exfoliate using the band on the scrubber, the edges of the scrubber kind of rolls in under itself and makes it hard to do anything. It is easier just grabbing a hold on the scrubber and use it that way.

It costs 50DKK (6.7 Euro)

you can go to their web page here

 

Goodiebox – Detangler Brush

This is a fine brush, but a little prickly because of the hard plastic spikes.

It takes a little bit of hair at a time to detangle, so it might take a while to brush all the hair.

It works in dry hair as well as wet.

I would rather just use a normal brush and battle out my tangles violently (since that is faster without anything poking me.

It costs 100DKK (13.4 Euro) (but I cannot find it anywhere)

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Nails Inc. – Anti Social Climber Nail Polish

First of all, I love this name so much! It is both funny and quirky.

It even has an explanation on the label, It says that Anti Social Climer is a noun and means: Cancel plans. Climbs into bed.

The bottle itself was really hard to open so I had to take the white outer cap off, and then use my teeth to loosen the black cap. Even after loosening it, and then putting both caps on again, I had a hard time opening it again, so I might have to call for my teeth next time also.

The polish is a beautiful rose colour that makes me all happy and excited for summer. It dried incredible fast (about 2 minutes) and I will use this again as long as I can get the cap off without ruining my teeth.

It costs 150DKK (20Euro)

get it here

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Clean – Rain Eau De Parfum

This perfume has a really fresh smell, just like fallen rain (which makes sense)

I got mine in a sample version with a roll on, which I think is very convenient. I will definitely use this again!!

Costs 400DKK (53.5 Euro) for 30 ml (1oz)

it can be bought here

 

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James Read – H20 Tan Drops Face

The packaging of this was the first thing I noticed. It is stunning with the white and gold design that makes it look really exclusive.

I have used this only once, so I will use it some more before giving my final verdict. It did not really look like it “tanned” my face, but it did give a nice glow.

30 ml (1oz) costs 300 DKK (40 Euro)

can be bought here

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Unfortunately most of these products were misses for me (mostly design wise), but the parfume I really do love though.

 

Have you tried any of these and what do you think?

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!