Sunday, March 19, 2017

things that make me happy {solsc day 19}

Inspired by this awesome post yesterday I thought I'd make my own list of things that make me happy on this last day of spring break.  Clearly, these will be just a few of my favorite things.

Without listing family members or time with them (because A. we've had a LOT of togetherness this week and we need some spaces in our togetherness right now, and B. because of course, FAMILY, right? ) here they are, in no particular order:

  1. Pugs
  2. Drinking my morning coffee in peaceful solitude
  3. Reading a good book in my cozy chair on a rainy day
  4. Blue Hydrangea
  5. Chips & salsa
  6. Guacamole
  7. Queso (see a pattern here?)
  8. I especially enjoy those last 3 while out with girlfriends catching up every blue moon 
  9. Twinkle lights
  10. Fairy gardens
  11. small town festivals (my town's Blueberry Festival is a fave)
  12. fat kitties that have a muscle-car engine purr
  13. Hot tea with honey 
  14. iced sweet tea with lime (best if it's the good ice)
  15. Irish butter (it is just better)
  16. air conditioning (it gets over 100 here just about every day in the summer & it's sticky humid)
  17. bacon
  18. Cottages with arched doors
  19. porches with haint blue ceilings
  20. fresh strawberries
  21. Napping on freshly washed sheets
  22. Orange chocolates
  23. porch swings
  24. fireflies
  25. getting snail mail
Wow!  I feel better already just thinking about all these lovely things.  How about you?  What are some of your favorites? 


  1. I love my morning coffee! (although sometimes with or without quiet with four little ones). Thanks for sharing your favorites list!!

    1. I only have 2, but yes---so difficult to find quiet moments!

  2. Chips & salsa! I could eat my weight in chips & salsa! Or the green sauce. Oh the green sauce! Now I'm hungry. lol Swimming & music make my list too.

    1. I thought about music----I am SUPER moved by music, too!

    2. I had chips, salsa, & guacamole for lunch. Lol

  3. I love this idea (saw the post yesterday too) and I was thinking about making my list today. The weather where I am has been so cold, gray, and gloomy - need some happiness. Hot tea and morning coffee are definitely gonna be on my list too!

  4. 1. Ice cream! We are going to try a new Korean ice cream place in town this break.
    2. Quiet coffee in the morning. The only quiet time that exists right now.
    3. Driving the kids to school those rare days when they don't argue or fight. Those are like magic.
    4. A good bakery.
    5. Lazy spring break days!

  5. I am very similar, love the chips and salsa/guac/queso! Your post has inspired me, thank you! :-)

  6. Doors with arches? I wouldn't have thought of tat...but I LOVE THEM TOO!

  7. Blue hydrangea, queso, sweet you're speaking my language!!

  8. I will definitely be "borrowing" this format later this month. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I will definitely be "borrowing" this format later this month. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. I will definitely "borrowing" this idea later in the month. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I'm a country girl at heart and so I can relate to #8 "Cottages with arched doors" I noticed it's the simple things that make you happy. Enjoy!

  12. Your top eight are spot on! Except mine is tea instead of coffee. :)

  13. A great list; you and I share a lot of favorite things--especially air conditioning and butter. Everything's better with butter.

  14. I love your list! Many of those things would be on my list, too, especially blue hydrangeas, twinkling lights, fireflies, and porch swings. Fun to think about all those things. ~JudyK

  15. What a great list...I love & will need to try out this format. I would need to for sure add Diet Coke! I love the vivid description of #12!