Happy and laughing is a catch-phrase that we have had in our family since forever!  What it really means is are you happy today? Were you laughing today? What made you feel tickled pink? In essence, this blog is about finding the little things in life that bring joy to our every day!

For some, winter can be dreary and cold but for me, it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year. It is filled with magic and beauty! When I see this, I think of snowmen, jack frost and snow angels and at the end of the day when I come in, I cozy up next to the fireplace with a cup of tea and smile… What a perfect day!

I can hardly wait to see what beautiful surprise I will find tomorrow…

 Walking in a Winter Wonderland

About the Author Irene Savakis

I am a fun-loving mama of 4 amazing kidlets and I am on a mission to find something that makes me happy or brings me joy every day and to share that with you! Incidentally, the title of the blog came from my oldest daughter when she was almost 3. It had been many sleepless nights and 3 out of 4 in diapers was taking its toll. She cradled my face in her little hands and asked: “Mamma, are you happy and laughing?”. Needless to say, that expression has stuck and we still use it today, over 10 years later. On a personal note, I love to write, paint and scrapbook…I love being creative. It is the one place where I can journey into myself and find peace in my world. I come back rejuvenated. Incidentally, Irene is of Greek origin meaning peace…funny, I am most happy when I have peace in my heart and all around me. Thanks for stopping by…


  1. I Love this, Irene! Beautiful background and set-up. And beautiful post! “Happy and Laughing”! I think I will carry this tradition on to my little ones and make sure we’re happy and laughing every single day. Thank you… Lovely… Your Friend, Jamie

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