I hope your lazy Sunday was as enjoyable as mine. Now I’m off to do some laundry… (the least favorite part of my Sunday’s). Hannah and Josh are both napping from their exhaustion.
I read Heather’s post about things that make her happy (about a week ago), and I haven’t been able to stop thinking of my own little “happy list” since. I decided I would share my list with you all and hope that you will do the same (or at least make yourself a mental list).
Here is my “happy list” with a few random pictures that make me happy sprinkled in.
kiki, me (tan for once!), hailey, and morgan
First on my list is this this face lotion by Eucerin. I am a bit of a weirdo when it comes to lotion. I hate feeling greasy, and I have very dry skin at times, and this lotion is the only one I will use faithfully. It feels more like a light sunscreen and completely disappears from your skin without a trace in minutes.
While we are on the subject of beauty this soap, is the ultimate! Josh got me hooked on it, when I met him and we have used it for the last five years religiously. It’s available at Mother’s Market too, if you have one near you. This soap, is pricey and hard to find, but is well worth it. We buy ours at Henry’s Markets.
While at Henry’s this bubble bath is my next splurge. It’s simply the best smelling bubble bath I have ever used, with one exception. Bubble baths make me very happy. I have one every night before bed.
Music tops my “happy list”, especially anything by Patty Griffin. I have all of her albums. You will hear her latest cd on my stereo every weekend. I also chose one of her songs as our first dance at our wedding, “When it don’t come easy”. Modest Mouse is a new favorite of mine, especially “Missed the Boat”, I have listened to the song about eight times already today.
me (in the sink), denise, and mom; me helping lindsey on her wedding day
I have three movies that make my “happy list” (although I could easily list several more). I could watch all three over and over again and never tire of them. The first is “Beautiful Girls”. I am in love with Timothy Hutton in this movie. I would leave my husband right now and run away with his character if I could. This is also the movie that made me love Natalie Portman. The second is “Elizabethtown”. I think I would also leave my husband for Orlando Bloom. (lol… I hope Josh is not reading this post..lol..) The third is “Garden State”. Something about this movie’s message that ‘home is really a feeling you get from the people you love’ really hits home with me. It makes me feel good every time I watch it.
Here are a few other random little pieces of happiness in my life:
* vintage music sheets * vintage school books * vintage keys * bingo cards * my dog, hannah * my cats, annabelle and mason * my nieces, hailey, kiki, and lauren * my nephew, brandon * my sisters, denise, lindsey, morgan, and ginger * country home magazine * romantic home magazine * country living magazine * shopping * photography * flickr * blogs * web design * wire baskets * urns * cary nowell pottery * old chippy painted wood * my new business * getting orders * ordering new products * making lists * cherries * peonies * mossy gardens * flower frogs * lip gloss * converse * jeans * getting packages * old french signs * typography * catherine’s black and white pillows * tablecloths * anthropology * white bowls * nordstroms * flea markets * etsy * emma falconbridge camera straps * old vintage ledgers * decorating * old wooden spoons * swedish antiques * tarnished silver * my new necklace * barns * pigs * bunnies * the beach * starfish * ice cream * peanut butter * finials * mercury glass * pedestals * ironstone * hydrangeas * french peat pots * vintage linens
my sister, denise and i ; my new necklace from french general
1. Creamy Drawer, 2. Key Collection, 3. Olive Ribbons, 4. Gifts from the Sea, 5. I Spy With My Little Eye…, 6. DSC06720 Reflections, 7. DSC03853 A vain creature, 8. DSC06863 Circular-stairs of castle Hartenfels – Torgau, 9. DSC07347 Giants, 10. DSC07220 Autumn…, 11. 3 please, 12. Promenade., 13. Tour Eiffel Through the Paris Fog, 14. l’embarras du choix.., 15. ., 16. Meninas na medina 1, 17. meninas na medina 2, 18. The Wanderer, 19. The Gathering, 20. timeless (2), 21. once upon a time…, 22. ornamental touch, 23. Sepia Butterfly, 24. Allium, 25. DSCF1468