Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blog-tember! (day 2)

I stumbled upon my dear friend Katie's blog and saw she was doing blog-tember, linking up with Bailey from Brave Love.  I'm really pushing myself to focus on the positive things this year, starting with today's challenge!

Day 2: Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers.

I'm a sucker for small, sentimental gestures.  I like private praise and meaningful notes. I save cards and love scrapbooking.  I've started making smashbooks about my relationship with B (we are in the second album). I'm a list-maker, so here goes:

Sweet notes from loved ones. Fresh, pink flowers. Polka dots. Coming home to my fur babies, who are wonderful cuddle buddies.

Pedicures. Girl talk. Sangria. Whiskey. Pineapple. Grilled cheese sandwiches. Panera Bread. Line dancing. Decorating for the holidays. Fuzzy blankets. Sharks. Puzzles...even when I have a helper.

Harry Potter, always.  New books. Re-reading old books. Naps.  Being organized. Thank you cards. Sharpies and office supplies in general. Sale shopping. The fact that I'm now officially a home-owner.

My family. My friends. My B, who is the most supportive boyfriend ever.  Game nights. Crafting. Movie marathons.  The relaxing feeling after yoga or a nice work out.  Taking off my shoes at work, curling up at my desk and checking emails.  Adding joy into my classroom.  My fuzzy area rugs. Quilts from my mom. Hugs...from non-creepy people. Batman. Comic books. Sparkly things. My scentsy or scented candles. Memes. Parks and Recreation (because Leslie Knope is my spirit animal).  Home design magazines.

It's the simple things that make me happy.

What makes you happy?


  1. hihi! your kitties are cute!

    Pedicures! I'm must have not done one for too long I forgot the happiness it could bring me..
    Must book an appointment now! =P

  2. I'm a sucker for the little things too, my boyfriend does this every so often and it just makes me melt on the inside :D Re-reading a book is something I can't do. I can't stand knowing what's already going to happen! D:

    xo Grace

  3. I think after 2 weeks of teaching, I need a pedicure! Plus I love rereading books to see the foreshadowing that I missed the first time (ahem talking to you Rick Riordan!)

    Happy Thursday ladies!