The Happiness Board + Giveaway

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Good morning, friends! As you might remember, I am working with Kohls on their Make Your Move campaign, which is all about moving more, stressing less, and eating and sleeping better. For my first post, I shared how I plan to move more in 2015, so this next post is devoted to how I plan to stress less. It actually has a name: The Happiness Board!

The Happiness Board

The Happiness Board is actually something Mal and I started around the holidays. We had a tough few weeks and realized that so much of our life was consumed by the negative things happening, so we decided to focus on the positive by writing something on the chalkboard in our kitchen that made us happy. What we wrote was anything really… something serious or funny, big or small, something we were grateful for, or something personal and sentimental or totally weird and random. It didn’t matter as long as it was something positive that made us happy.

The only other “rule” to The Happiness Chalkboard was that we took turns writing something on the board, so the other person could “find” it. The surprise element has made it so fun and a great way to de-stress, especially if one of us has had a bad day or wake up in a cranky mood. Walking into the kitchen and seeing something funny/sweet/wonderful written by the other person instantly changes things. I’ve definitely snapped out of a bad mood when I stumbled upon something written on the chalkboard. And simply sharing the things that make us happy encourages me to take a step back and appreciate all of the wonderful parts of our life.

Here are just some of the things that have appeared on our chalkboard recently…

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While this post is sponsored by Kohls, I decided to personally host a giveaway, so one lucky reader can win a chalkboard to make their own Happiness Board (up to $100). I’ve really enjoyed highlighting the happy in our lives on a daily basis, so I thought you guys might too! The_Happiness_Board

To enter: Check out the chalkboards on and leave a comment on this post about which one you like the most + what you would write on your Happiness Chalkboard. I’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl’s.



  1. I like the Chalkboard Décor the best because I can easily put it on a table etc. since I cannot really hang anything in the place I’m living at right now. I would write ‘The Ocean’ on it first thing because I am now living 10 minutes from the ocean and it is simply a dream.

  2. I love the Sheffield Home chalkboard. I’m thankful for the sweet smiles from my 5-month old son, which make me incredibly happy!

  3. The Decor Therapy hanging chalkboard would be a fun addition to my kitchen. I love leaving and finding special notes from my fiancé. It’s the little things!!!

  4. I LOVE the Mixed Company Wall Chalkboard! I would write about how happy I am to be almost done with graduate school 😉

  5. I love this idea! My favorite chalkboard is the Chalkboard Decor with the distressed shabby chic look. Fun!
    Keeping my fingers crossed and have a great weekend!


  6. I like the decor therapy hanging chalkboard. I like this idea so much. I would probably write about how my dog makes me smile.

  7. I love this idea. I need to be more thankful and positive. I think I would write to my son ‘I like it when u hug me’ and my hubby “I like it when I see u playing w the dog”.

  8. I love the decor therapy hanging chalkboard. So cute and great idea on how to brighten everyday with happy, positive thoughts.

  9. Sheffield Home Chalkboard Shelf is lovely and simple with a splash of color! My daughter would love having a chalkboard to decorate.

  10. I seriously love this idea! The Hubs and I just moved into a new house and I have been looking for a board to hangup in our kitchen just like the Vintage Wall Chalkboard – I never even thought to look at Kohls! We originally wanted to hang our monthly goal notecards and prayer cards on but I would love to now add what makes us happy everyday to the chalkboard side! My first happy day would be THAT I am happy & grateful for blogging and getting the chance to read so many amazing blogs!
    xo Danielle

  11. The heart chalkboard is cute! I would hang it near the door and remind myself to be thankful every day. And write cute things about my pugs of course 😉

  12. I love the one with the room for pictures – perfect to put in your favorite pictures of the people who make you happy

  13. I love the Chalkboard Decor. As a SPED teacher it is easy for me to complain about all the red tape and crazy things that happen in a day, so we like to leave notes for each other in the staff closet that retell a funny story about us or the kids. This is an even better way.

  14. I love the mixed company wall chalkboard one and would love to write something I’m thankful about every day on it!

  15. I love the Chalkboard Decor with the rustic look to it 🙂 I’d write love messages to my husband on it!


  16. What a wonderful idea! I would chose the Parisian cork board and chalkboard to write positive notes and inspirational quotes.

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