happy list

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.

libeco home tablecloth

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
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Rosemary - June 23, 2007 - 9:24 pm

I love your list. Interesting movies. I loved Elizabethtown and thought I was the only one.
Great pictures!

Morgan - June 23, 2007 - 10:06 pm

That picture of us is cute…Look at how young we look lol! and I can’t remember you ever being that tan! I like your list too…Some of those would definitely be on mine, especially the lavender Kiels bubble bath ( you know you got me hooked on that) and the stores and camera straps lol :)

Amy - June 24, 2007 - 1:37 am

Oh….this is just YUMMY. I discovered three new favorites in one night! I MUST stop! Fantastic blog….all lovely!

Tara - June 24, 2007 - 6:34 am

What a great post Sara, love the old snapshots! You are your sister are beautiful! xo Tara

restyled home - June 24, 2007 - 7:05 am

Hi Sarah,
I, too, saw Heather’s post and have been giving it some thought. Just have to go on a “photo shoot” I guess. Your happy list is great and I share a lot of the same “loves”. What a lovely picture of you and your sister!
Thanks for sharing!!


BECKY - June 24, 2007 - 3:52 pm

Sara, what a great post. I’ll be thinking about it. Love the Recuerdo necklace. Thank you so much for my order. It came so fast and what sweet surprises you added, great touch, Love it all.

The Feathered Nest - June 24, 2007 - 9:11 pm

Sara! I LOVE your list! What a wonderful post…sweet old photos, too. And that necklace, I want one. Now. xxoo, Dawn

Barbara Jacksier - June 25, 2007 - 1:34 pm

I haven’t forgotten your home. I’m still looking for the perfect way to feature it.

Teresa - June 25, 2007 - 10:02 pm

I love your list Sara! You are a pretty cool chick!!


Amelia - June 26, 2007 - 11:04 pm

I love the pictures…such special memories you have captured and can hang onto. That’s awesome to have the sister photos. Sisters are great.


Belle-ah - July 2, 2007 - 12:34 pm

LOL…I think Orlando Bloom makes my happy list…the Elizebethtown Orlanda…not the pirate version (I like clean). Enjoyed your blog!

romantic flickr

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

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Amelia - June 17, 2007 - 9:36 pm

Romantic is the perfect word for these!


Jen @ The Cottage Nest - June 18, 2007 - 5:07 am

Ahh, all that loveliness in one place. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rosemary - June 18, 2007 - 9:40 am

Love the romantic pictures!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Deb - June 19, 2007 - 4:40 pm

Beautiful collage of photos.

Sophie Honeysuckle - June 20, 2007 - 1:03 pm

Gorgeous pictures-I am an antique freak too!

Raised In Cotton - June 20, 2007 - 6:55 pm

How beautiful! Love each and every one of these pictures.


The Decorated House - June 21, 2007 - 8:21 pm

Ooooh, very nice!

I’m updating my link list and just added you. It would be a pleasure to join your list.

tongue in cheek - June 22, 2007 - 12:13 pm

Thank you for gathering such a lovely bouquet of images for us!

Tara - June 23, 2007 - 6:01 am

just lovely Sara!

flea market heaven

Well I don’t know if I lucked out because of Father’s Day, or if God himself was just smiling down on me today…. but I had the most luck I have ever had at the flea market. There were so many treasures, I ran out of my cash, Josh’s cash and started in on checks! I couldn’t believe it! I was all upset because we got there pretty late (9 a.m.) and it was packed with cars in the parking lot. But for some reason, there was a ton of good stuff, and everywhere people were talking about how slow they were and how sales were just terrible today. It was amazing! Josh and I got some really great stuff and wheeled and dealed with prices because they were desperate for sales! I was in heaven! We were even late to Fathers Day lunch, because I just couldn’t bring myself to leave!

Here are some of the neat goodies I purchased today…. a shabby blue screwdriver, a yellow sprinkler, a “potted ham and tongue” meat pot, a black and cream meat pot, 2 french babydoll style nightgowns….. (The meat pots I have been wanting for awhile. They are very old english antiques, and I love the black and white… they go with my kitchen very well.)

I also got these pretty french plates that are black and white. There is a total of six, and they will look great on my display shelves. A french linen pillowcase with D + J; a black and white sign (not sure what it was for, I just like the black and white). Two old bread pans used for commercial baking; a pretty old grate and a few old flower frogs…..

Then I found this neat old metal purse top with a cute little chain. I loved how it had small holes at the bottom, so I can hang things from it.
Here are my two new nightgowns hung up so you can see them better. They look so summery, I can’t wait to slip into one tonight after my bath. They are prefect for these hot summer nights we have been having.
Josh even found a few treasures for himself. (Mostly beer paraphernalia… like a new tap for his keg-orator, and some beer mugs). All in all it was a great day! And there are still several hours of sunlight left! I am off to try and get some color on my very white legs! Hope you are all having a great Father’s Day!
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PAT - June 17, 2007 - 5:53 pm

Sara…you found a treasure trove! Looks like you had a great day!

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The Decorated House - June 17, 2007 - 7:40 pm

Oh my, my, my…..don’t I wish I had been there. My wallet would have been empty too! Those are the type of things I’d love to find. I love your blog with the columns…of course I would. It gives you so much more room to breathe. It looks great. Donna

Gypsy Purple - June 17, 2007 - 7:47 pm

Wow…but you were lucky…I`m almost jealous…these are teriffic things…quite a few I would LOVE to have

Amelia - June 17, 2007 - 9:36 pm

Wow, what great purchases! I wish I lived in a place where I could easily access such amazing flea markets!


Jen @ The Cottage Nest - June 18, 2007 - 5:06 am

Wow! I absolutely adore every single thing you brought home. Not to self: Get to the flea market.

deb - June 18, 2007 - 7:25 am

Such fabulous finds! I got some good finds at flea markets this weekend too.. but not THAT good! :)

Teresa - June 18, 2007 - 10:15 am

I love the nightgowns most of all!! They are adorable. Although I would take everything you found in a heartbeat! Good shopping day!!


BECKY - June 18, 2007 - 12:44 pm

What fun, you lucky girl. I grew up in sunny So.Cal. what I would do to go to the Santa Monica Flea now. I’d need to drive there so I can bring home all those treasures.

Rhoda - June 18, 2007 - 3:42 pm

Sara, love all your finds, esp. the black/white dishes. All of your finds are very unique & I know you’ll find a great place for them all. Congrats!

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Deb - June 19, 2007 - 4:39 pm

Fantastic finds!!
I love everything you found.

Rosemary - June 22, 2007 - 5:57 pm

I just noticed your post from Father’s Day. I love all that you found. I especially like the black and white dishes.
Sounds like you had a really great day!
I’m going to the Santa Monica Flea Market this Sunday.
Have a great weekend!

Erin - June 29, 2007 - 6:08 am

Great finds! I love the Flea Market!

Lana - June 30, 2007 - 9:16 am

Wonderful finds Sara!