About Montana Happy

About Montana Happy
Hello, I’m Kelly.  For years, I put off visiting my cousin because I couldn’t find the time. Finally, after becoming completely stressed out from a horrible commute, demanding job and lack of being able to do all the things I really wanted to do, I went to see her in Montana.
 
For the first time in years, I felt the stress leave my body and I was able just to breathe. The natural beauty of the area and wide, open spaces and the quaint slow-paced small towns transformed me for a few days, and I knew I wanted to feel that way forever.
 
I named my blog, “Montana Happy” so I would never forget the moment I knew that creating a comfortable life that nurtures body and soul was my new mission.
 
Immediately, I started making changes to my life so I could recreate that amazing feeling everyday.  Now, I work from home with my puppies at my feet and I’m on my way to creating a life I love.  
 
Through comfort food recipes, simple living ideas and even helping you dream up your own cottage industry business, I’m here to help give you ideas on how you can become part of the cozy revolution!
 
While I don’t live in Montana, I will never forget the impact visiting that beautiful state had on me. I didn’t end up moving there because I want to be closer to my family, but I want to bring a slice of Montana to each of my days.  
 
The picture you see on this page was taken by me on my first visit to my cousin’s house.  (Are you relaxing just a bit..just by looking at it?) 
 
Join me on my cozy journey and grab a sled and come along.  And mittens. Don’t forget your mittens! Thanks for stopping by.

THE STAFF

Reagan

Reagan

The Leader of the Pack
(Nickname: Regaroni)
Rules with an iron paw. Loves to hug. I mean really loves to hug. She tries to rescue all the other dogs from haircuts, nail clippings, and baths. She will throw herself at me to allow them to get away. And crafty. Oh, so very crafty.
Emerson

Emerson

The Face that Launched it All
(Nickname: Emzie)
It's her face on the Pinterest account that drew a nice following. She thought she would be the star of the blog until Grayson arrived. Emerson didn't like Grayson's arrival one little bit. But Emmie doesn't like to wear costumes, so Grayson is now her co-star. And she really doesn't like the fact that Grayson looks just like her, only 20 pounds smaller. It's creepy.
Paddington

Paddington

The Angel
(Nickname: Pads)
There's a reason Paddington is pure white. He may be missing his wings, but otherwise, he's perfect. One meeting with Pads and you're hooked. Even non-dog people fall for him. Fair warning, though - do not touch his elephant. Ever. Sweetness goes out the window, and he will mow. you. down.
Bennett

Bennett

The Cutie Pie, But...
(Nickname: B)
Bennett is the complete opposite of Paddington. Wherever Bennett is, there's a mess to clean up. He needs to be carried out in the morning to go potty – he will not go out unless he's carried. But every night, after a day of full destruction and mayhem, he curls up next to me to snuggle and give kisses. Then it's sweet dreams until the wee hours of the morning when I feel my underarms being licked. And thus begins a new day in my life with B.
Grayson

Grayson

The One Who Loves To Dress Up
(Nickname: Gracie Goose)
Actually, Grayson is the one that tolerates being dressed up. A little wisp of a thing at only 14 pounds, but she's the one who beats up the rest of the pups. This girl has some ninja moves! She sounds like a honeybee when playing. You really can't get much cuter than that.

CONTRIBUTORS

Jackson

Jackson

(Nickname: None. Kings don't have nicknames)
Cousin to the above staff. Perfect-looking. Absolutely perfect. A mere ten pounds yet thinks he's king of the world. And the other planets. Loves food. Lives for food.
Petal

Petal

(Nickname: None. What name would be better for such a gentle soul?)
Cousin to the above staff. So named because she was rescued on Valentine's day - all six pounds of her. Sweet as a dove. Loves to wear outfits.