March 01, 2010

The Happy, Happy, Spring Post

Londen at Sixty-Fifth Avenue was sweet enough to give me the Happy 101 award and while I tend to be terrible about these things, today I thought I'd play along in celebration of the beginning of March. Long live Spring! So without further ado 10 things that are making me happy today, in no particular order.
1. Good mail including my copy (finally!) of Flea Market Style and the new Anthropologie catalog.

2. My house going up for sale in 9 days.

3. Seeing an end to all of the work I've been doing.

4. The tiny 1000 square foot cottage with an 8x10 master bedroom that Sweet Hubby thought we should rent for a year, being leased by someone else.

(picture via flickr)

5. The imminent arrival of flip flop weather.

6. Emeril's Pasta Frittata recipe. I may never look at pasta the same way again.

 7. Tokyo Milk products that I won from this sweetie. 
8. Real live birds chirping in the trees.

9. Snow that is almost melted away.

10. A lightness in my heart, a spring in my step and an excitement about the future.

Okay, I know that last one was actually 3 things but you know me. What's making you happy today?


  1. I can definitely relate to #1 - I just received that Anthropologie catalog, too, and a Cath Kidston catalog a few days before that, bought a new "Cottage Style" magazine at the supermarket yesterday, and my copy of "Flea Market Style" is on the way! Yippee!
    Oh - and I'm going to be at Disneyland three weeks from now - that makes me happy, too!

  2. Those are all great reasons to be happy! I'm happy that it's March 1st...come on Spring!

    Kat :)

  3. Your thing about the tiny leased rental cracked me up. :) Also, I just bought that exact bottle of Tokyo Milk bubble bath for Sarah for her b-day. (She's a nightly read-in-the-bathtub girl...)

    Thanks for your love/thoughts/prayers. Keep 'em coming.

    ps- Did you get my notice last week that I almost showed up at your doorstep? You better thank your lucky stars that it didn't work out...especially since you had family coming in! (My timing is usually impeccable like that...)

  4. a wonderful list of happiness on this 1st day of march. i love the flea market style magazine. i can't get enough of it. what is making me happy right now...all the wonderful friends that i have made through this blog world.

  5. Happy Monday!

    I think what made me happy today is my sweet Kota dog, my dear husband and of course having God in all I do.

    I had a good day at work, even though I am getting over a dumb head cold and still feeling a bit blahh.. but at least it's not keeping me down.

    GOd Bless

  6. Great list. My happy today was spending the day cleaning up my flower beds. It was sixty degrees and glorious. And I'm happy on your behalf for those awesome renters who beat you to the 1000 square foot cottage.

  7. I can't wait for flip-flop weather too. Yours are so bright and happy looking.

  8. It is a grey and rainy morning here...I am curled under a down linen duvet with a cup of spicy mayan coffee and reading blogs...for a bit. All is right with the world.

  9. Hi Jen! Love your 10 things! I'm laughing at your rental being leased to someone else! I will think of my 10 things and maybe blog it! :)
    But for today I am happy that I am going to MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) and also that we are making our exterior decisions as we speak on the new house!!! :)

  10. So glad to pop over and find you all up in Spring and happy. My happy thing today is frozen blueberries and the sun, that is BATHING my house in light right now. Where has it been hiding the last two months!?

  11. I am so with you about the flip flops. I moved from Florida to northern Kentucky in November, and I haven't seen a flip flop since. I love them and wear them everyday in Florida but they have been replaced with Uggs:(

    Snow melting is another one I agree on:)

  12. Those Tokyo Milk goodies look lovely. Aren't gifts the best?

    Sweetfern Handmade

  13. Mmmm loved your cupcake post!

    I am excited for you to be taking a step towards your dreams! I'll be thinking of you selling your house. We just did the same thing and are fixing to put ours on the market.

  14. I like your reasons. . .some of mine are: the fact that my girls recognize and love the smell of Spring, that my hubby has been very helpful in the kitchen, and that there are so many fun, beautiful blogs to visit-yours included!

  15. I'm so excited, my carrots have sprouted!!! I also saw a peek of onion and the strawberries are pushing through! The birds definitely are announcing that spring is here. It doesn't get much better than this.

  16. I love your list. It doesn't look like spring at all here! I just discovered Tokyomilk while I was in Seattle...the packaging is so beautiful!

  17. Love your happy list.
    Today the beautiful sunshine is streaming in and that makes me happy.

  18. I'm not quite sue how i missed ever being on the Anthropologie catalogue list...but I've rectified that today :)

    The sun is out today. And, it's supposed to be 50 this weekend. So, we've got that going for us here.

  19. I love your list. I am soo excited about the snow melting!! Living in the midwest spring make me very happy!! Love your blog- stop on by mine and I have a little something for you :)

  20. I loved your happy list and I am so glad you won't be in that little cottage. That is taking cottage living too far!!!!


  21. Thanks for reminding us that we need to all look for our many blessings that we have. There is always a rainbow out there!

    Glad you won't be cooped up in that 8x10!

    God Bless

  22. I just discovered Tokyo Milk on my trip to Seattle...where has I been??


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