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My name is Anne Michelle McCartney and I'm the girl behind Happily Anne. As my previous blog name, Happily Without a Compass, suggested, I can be very indecisive and I have a hard time deciding what I want to do with my life. For right now, I'm a housewife (and not a great one, hehe) enjoying baking & cooking and embracing my simple life with my sweet, sweet husband. We are expecting our first baby, a little boy, due in April. I've never been more excited or scared in my life! I absolutely adore my two cats, Humphrey & Mabel, and my dog, Maude. My husband Mack and I have been married for 3 and a half years. We got married at a very young age, and neither one of us have ever regretted it for a second. We are currently living in Astoria, OR. We are absolutely in love with the area and are so glad that we get to bring our baby into the world here. That being said, due to Mack's career in the Coast Guard, we will be moving frequently for the next 20ish years. Since I grew up in a Coast Guard family, I'm pretty used to bouncing around a lot - and I'm actually looking forward to seeing more of our beautiful country. This blog is just a fun little project to share the things I love - my journey to becoming a mama, my animals, baking, life with Mack, DIY projects, decorating our home, new experiences, beautiful locations, and whatever else interests me. 

>>I love roller coasters
>>All 3 of my animals were named after actually searching for old people names
>>I'm a crazy cat lady
>>My husband and I were 19 & 20 when we got married - best decision we ever made!
>>I buy waaaay too many mugs, but I just can't resist them if they're cute enough
>>I went to college for only one year, and I'm still trying to decide what I want to do with myself

>>I like to bake a lot, so I'm considering going to culinary school
>>Instagram is my all time favorite social media site - I just adore pictures!
>>I was homeschooled until 5th grade

>>I only straighten my hair a few times a year, it's usually just naturally dried or up in a bun
>>My favorite shows are Grey's Anatomy, Walking Dead, Supernatural & Parenthood
>>I put sweaters on my pets. I'm one of those people. Oops
>>I have an annoying guilt complex

>>I've lived in PA, MI, OR, NC, FL, & VA (and counting!)
>>Sometimes music makes me cry, whether they're happy or sad tears - it just moves me!
>>My favorite foods are green bean casserole & sushi
>>I love making lists, but it's still impossible for me to completely get my thoughts organized
>>I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 17 years old
>>As soon as I turned 18 I got a tattoo and pierced my lip and belly button

>>I've recently started knitting & I love it! It's really rewarding and fun
>>I'm pretty brave when it comes to hair - I've had everything from a pixie to ombre
>>I absolutely love my family. My parents & my sister are some of my absolute best friends.
>>My favorite colors are always changing, but right now I'm in love with blush pink.
>>I'm 5'7"
>>I love makeup and recently started investing in higher quality stuff
>>I tried soccer, track & cross country in high school, but my  favorite sport was swimming

>>Probably 60% of my closet is stripes
>>I love thunderstorms
>>I have to baby talk when I'm speaking to my animals
>>My husband and I have matching tattoos
>>I have a love/hate relationship with working out

>>My favorite places to shop are probably Michael's & World Market