Hi! I’m Ollie.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Return Address.”

Hi! Ollie here. My mom let me take over her blog just this once after much begging and looking at her with my sad face. As you well know, my mom really loves pugs. You could say she’s a little obsessed. Okay, she’s more than obsessed.
Since I’m here, I might as well tell you about myself. I interviewed me just for you!
Name(s): Ollie, Ollie Bug, Bud, Bug
Age: 10 months
Birthday: September 20, 2014
Gotcha Date: November 29, 2014 – Read the story here
Where I live: I live in North Carolina in the United States.
Favorite part of my day: When my mom and dad come home from work! I get so excited that I jump up and down and twirl around in circles and anytime of the day that involves food.
Toys I love most: I love stuffed animals that squeak and rawhides.
Favorite thing to do: I love to eat. I also love to be outside. I enjoy chasing birds, bugs, eating grass, sticks, leaves, and mulch. I’m trying to talk my dad into letting me do all the yardwork (eat the grass) so he won’t have to cut it every week, but he’s not on board with that yet. I’ll keep working on it.
My mom loves it when…I curl up with her in the bed under the covers and give her kisses when she asks me to. She also loves when I help load the dishwasher and fold clothes. If I hear the dryer door open, I’m there in a flash!
My dad loves it when…I take naps with him on the couch and when he’s driving down the road. Oh and when I howl at him and run “hot laps” around the living room. (“hot laps” are when I run really, really fast in circles)
Well, I’ve got to run. I think I just heard my mom open a new bag of treats 🙂 I have enjoyed telling you all a little bit about me. I’m pretty sure my mom will tell you lots more on here. If you want to keep up with my daily pugscapades, you can find me on Facebook as Ollie Bug, the Pug and on Instagram as olliebug_thepug.
See you later!
-Ollie

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Blogging 101: My Audience

Who would I like to read my blog? Everyone, of course! 🙂

Are you an animal lover? Are you obsessed with pugs? Do you like to cook or bake? Do you want to try new recipes? Do you find yourself keeping up with friends and complete strangers day-to-day lives through their blogs? If any of these applies to you, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to be great friends 🙂

I guess I don’t really have a specific audience in mind. I intend to share with whomever wants to read silly stories about my pug Ollie, new recipes I’m trying out or the old faithful ones, my latest cake decorating trials and tribulations, my journey through planning a wedding, and everything else in between. I want to you to see that there are positive things in every day life that can make you happy and make your life happy.

Those are just a few of my happy places in life. I look forward to telling you all about them and lots more!

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My Ollie Bug

The Who & The Why

Welcome to the Finding Happy Places blog! My name is Jessica and I’m from North Carolina. I am a small town girl who loves pugs, collecting cookbooks, and chocolate. I am also still relatively new to blogging even though I started my blog in 2014 and I hope to learn a lot with Blogging 101 🙂

Why am I here? Good question. I became interested in blogging after seeing a few friends share their personal blogs on Facebook and I enjoyed reading about their families and daily lives. I added blogging to my New Year’s Resolution list and set out to start my own. I started writing a few posts here and there over the course of 2014 and into 2015 and would also go through lazy spells for months at a time but still found myself reading other blogs that I follow.

I have decided to stop being lazy, sign up for this course and continue learning about blogging. I want to blog about every day life (i.e. family, friends, my pug – Ollie, my wedding planning journey, cooking, etc.), finding something positive about each day (I call them ‘happy places’). When I first began blogging, I started a Marvelous Monday series each week to recap on things that made me happy over the previous week. I wanted to bring a little sunshine to Mondays since they’re often the least favorite day of the week and because a lot of people always focus on Fridays on their blogs. I wouldn’t mind continuing to do something like that.

I look forward to sharing my happy places in life with you and I hope you’ll share yours with me!

-Jessica