Introducing: San Diego 2.0 Happsters Squad Leader, Chantel Briann

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Hi friends!

Have you heard about Happsters Squads yet? Happsters Squads bring together women who live in the same city to practice the 4 G’s of happiness together: Gathering, Gratitude, Growth and Giving. You can learn all about it and join one near you here. We’re expanding quickly thanks to our lovely volunteer Happsters Squad leaders and today, I wanted to introduce you to our first one!

Chantel Briann is the San Diego 2.0 Happsters Squad Leader! She is such a doll and I’m so grateful for her! I wanted you to get to know her today so I did a little Q & A with her. Enjoy ♥

1. What are 3 things that make you happy?

My dogs & family, traveling, and diving into a new adventure.

2. What is your favorite book right now?

My favorite book right now is Mastering Your Mean Girl, by Melissa Ambrosini. It leaves you bursting with love!

3. What is your dream job or are you currently doing it?

It’s important to be passionate about what I’m doing & a positive to be able to work for myself. I currently am achieving this with my candle business!

4. What’s your go-to show on Netflix right now?

I don’t have one (Let me know!). I can’t wait for Westworld and Games Of Thrones to come back!

5. What are your favorite things to do in San Diego?

I love taking my dogs to different dog beaches and hikes. Being able to exercise outdoors (rollerblading the boardwalk!). Trying new yoga studios, exploring all of the restaurants, and putting my toes in the sand while watching the beautiful ocean!

6. What is a secret special talent you have?

I play the guitar and ukulele. 🙂

7. What is your favorite affirmation/quote?

“Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”

8. Where do you find you are most at peace?

When I’m traveling and indulging myself within new cultures, while exploring a new place. “My favorite thing to do is go where I haven’t been.” 🙂


Chantel’s squad just had their very first event where they did a super fun Meet & Greet with our amazing Happsters Squad SD 2.0 members. I was lucky enough to be able attend and the room was so full of love and good vibes! I could not stop smiling!

Here are a few photos from the event:

Interested in joining a Happsters Squad near you? Click here.

You can find Chantel at and on Instagram at @cocochantelcandles.


Weekend Pics + Happy Explosion Reveal

Hi friends! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Any fun plans? We are going to lay low and maybe have a margarita or two. I was supposed to go to Chicago for the weekend, but I ended up staying home and having a really busy weekend! Funny how that happens isn’t it? It was crazy hot here in San Diego, so I ended up near the beach 90% of the weekend. Here are a few pics from the weekend:

Lunch timeLunch time

Del Mar BeachCan you believe that view?


MazeWe made our way through a maze! It’s a miracle that we weren’t stung by bees.


LouisI got to meet my friend Maggie’s cat, Louis and fell in love ♥


Queen Bee Market

Cute signsMaggie and I went to the Queen Bee Market where I bought lots of cute Mother’s Day presents!


Beach dayI went down to the beach with Billy and caught up on my SHAPE and Fitness mags.


Partner YogaI got to see some cool yoga moves at a festival called Yoga Disco!


Yoga DiscoNamaste


Yoga Happy NotesI had to hand out a few happy notes of course. Get yours mailed to you for free by clicking here.


I also wanted to thank you for all of your sweet comments about Happy Explosion! If you missed it, you can check it out here. This week, the top voted act of kindness for Happy Explosion was A) Buy the person’s coffee behind us. If you’re participating, you can choose to do that or any other act of kindness that you want. I’ll be posting about my experience buying someone coffee on Saturday and starting a link up so that you can share your post that day too. I can’t wait – I hope you’ll join me!


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Happy Weekend Pics

Hope you had a beautiful weekend! Here are a few snapshots from mine.

SurfingEnough work. Time to play.


Succulent Pallet GardenPallet succulent garden we made from an old pallet.


Beach TimeBeach fun.


Beach LifeBilly checking the waves – “Look at those lefts!”


San Diego The beach down the street from us.


Street FairHuge pieces of art at the Little Italy Art Fair.


Home Sweet HomeBought a cute “home sweet home” sign with a heart over San Diego. Now I just need to decide where to hang it!


Living WallCouldn’t pass up the living wall photo op.

What did you do this weekend? Did you have time to hang out with friends and family?

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