109 weeks and 5 days | 50 things that make me happy

A little meme has been doing the rounds recently called

’50 things that makes me happy’.

The clue is in the name; what makes you happy? I have been tagged by my lovely friend Aby, who blogs over at YouBabyMeMummy, to give my answers.

So here goes…

1. My three boys — tiny boys and big man-shaped boy.

2. Pottering about at home.

3. A new, unread, interiors magazine.

4. Blue skies.

5. Family get-togethers (especially our big summer barbecue).

6. The smell of freshly cut grass.

7. Picking my babies up from nursery and seeing their faces light up when they see me.

8. Holidays; in the UK, abroad, even bank holidays. I love them all.

9. Festivals. A weekend of joyful revelry.

10. Dancing in a field in my wellies.

11. Glitter.

12. My lovely friends.

13. Collecting the eggs from our hen-house.

14. Dolly — our beautiful little caravan.

15. Seeing Dolly pull up outside the house = adventures :)

16. A cup of freshly brewed tea.

17. My cats (AKA furry faced children).

18. Beautiful stationery.

19. Designing new things and feeling excited about sharing them.

20. Blogging.

21. Baking.

22. A busy, noisy house full of our nearest and dearest.

23. Fresh flowers in a vase.

24. Daylight (I hate it when it’s grey and overcast).

25. Buying or making new things for our home.

26. Buying new things for the twins.

27. A cold, frosty, Gin and tonic.

28. Eggs Benedict.

29. Kicking a big pile of crunchy autumn leaves.

30. Gardening and seeing things grow.

31. Upcycling furniture and making things beautiful.

32. Spending time with my boy. Together for almost 20 years and I still can’t get enough of him!

33. Trashy TV; Housewives of Cheshire, TOWIE, Made In Chelsea. Love it all :)

34. My weekly Pilates session.

35. The babies’ long lunchtime nap. 2 hours to get things done.

36. Working for myself. A luxury I’ll never take for granted.

37. The run up to Christmas — the beginning of December is always so exciting!

38. Chocolate.

39. Going on a day out with my little family.

40. Watching my tiny boys play.

41. Hearing them laugh.

42. Springtime; fresh and new with the anticipation of summer.

43. Music. Hurrah for iPods, Spotify and the Sonos.

44. Dancing wildly in the kitchen, when no-one’s looking.

45. Poring over Rightmove, at houses we’ll never be able to afford!

45. Instagram.

46. Long, lazy lunches with our friends and their children.

47. The colour yellow.

48. Finding a pair of jeans that fit nicely.

49. Being a mama. I can’t quite put into words how happy that makes me.

50. Life.

So there we have it. 50 things that make me happy.

What are yours?

50 things that make me happy

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Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Angela at Daysinbed.com
    21st Apr 2015 / 1:51 am

    I love Eggs Benedict! I honestly had never heard of it before my pre-wedding brunch. Can’t believe how Un-egg-ucated I was. I also love lush stationary!

    Great Post!

    Why not take a look at the 50 things that make me Happy? I posted it a few days ago. http://wp.me/p5XRN6-1aX

    Angela xx

    • 21st Apr 2015 / 10:04 am

      Aaah it’s my fave — although I am a totally egg fiend, so it’s not surprising!! Will pop along and have a read of your list later xx

  2. Determined Housewife
    21st Apr 2015 / 6:41 am

    Oh my, I miss those 2 hour naps. My two just got up after Miss 3 not sleeping at all – just resting for 25 minutes and Miss 1 had a 30 minute nap … So it’s safe to say I didn’t get much done!
    I’m also with you on the finding a pair of jeans that fit! That’s a great feeling.
    Such a great list of things that make you happy, you have a lot of wonderful things in your life! :)

    • 21st Apr 2015 / 10:05 am

      I’ll bet you do!! I am not looking forward to the day that the boys decide they don’t need an afternoon sleep, that’s for sure!!! :) X

  3. 21st Apr 2015 / 7:40 am

    loved this! Particularly agree with 6,16, 42 and 48! :)

    • 21st Apr 2015 / 10:09 am

      Scents are so evocative aren’t they? I’ve yet to meet anyone that doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut grass! :)

  4. 21st Apr 2015 / 7:51 am

    It’s always great to read about thinks that make people happy. I love the sound of Dolly the caravan. X #twinklytuesday

    • 21st Apr 2015 / 10:10 am

      Aaah Lyn — it’s ridiculous to be sentimental about a tin box on wheels, isn’t it, but I absolutely LOVE her! We’ve spent many happy times, away with Dolly :)

  5. 21st Apr 2015 / 11:09 am

    Love your post, I want to do 10, so bad. its on my bucket list, I failed to do it before I was 30 but I will do it before I’m 40 (I hope).Great pic’s too x

    • 21st Apr 2015 / 11:49 am

      Aaah it makes me smile just thinking about it!!! :) Dancing in a pretty frock and wellies — WITH GLITTER — is a very happy making experience!! :)

  6. Penny Pincher (Dawn)
    21st Apr 2015 / 11:42 am

    I never get sick of seeing people’s happy lists and kicking the leaves in autumn; I wish I’d have thought of that one, I love doing that xx

    • 21st Apr 2015 / 11:49 am

      Kicking leaves is a winner isn’t it?! Always leaves me with a big smile on my face! :)

  7. 21st Apr 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Great list! And love the happy dance photo! We love Glitter lots and lots! Its soooo sparkly! #TwinklyTuesday

    • 21st Apr 2015 / 6:12 pm

      Ha! Believe me there were a LOT of happy dancing in a field photos!! Difficult to pick just one! ;)

  8. 21st Apr 2015 / 8:23 pm

    I love this post so much! I also love poring over houses on Rightmove – big ones with gorgeousness that we’ll never be able to afford! And every comment about your men, all three of them…lush! Thanks for being such an AWESOME host lovely lady xxx #TwinklyTuesday

    • 22nd Apr 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Aaah thanks lovely! It’s really fully — I found it hard to stop at 50!! I could have carried on going!! ;)

  9. 21st Apr 2015 / 9:04 pm

    These happy posts are so much fun to read. I’ve loved finding out more about people. Adore that last photo :) I must write mine up too. I think it’s just going to stream out of me with no particular order.

    • 22nd Apr 2015 / 1:20 pm

      Aaah — mine didn’t have much of an order either!! Things just came tumbling out… I could have written a LOT more too!! ;)

  10. 21st Apr 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I love Eggs Benedict its my top choice for breakfast, lovely post Caro and a fab 50 x

    • 22nd Apr 2015 / 1:22 pm

      Eggs with everything Sarah — I absolutely LOVE them!! Ironic that Bertie is allergic to them!!! x

  11. 21st Apr 2015 / 10:48 pm

    I think it’s awesome that you have 50 things that make you happy! And I LOVED the photo at the end. Hmmm, what makes me happy (that you haven’t already mentioned)? A day on the beach, just sitting in the sand and soaking up the sun and sights – cuddling with my Kindle on the front porch swing in mild weather – rainy days, as long as the sun comes back out presently – journaling – quiet time – funny movies, shows! – music that moves my soul. :) This was fun!

    • 22nd Apr 2015 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks Jessie! I could have written another 50 to be honest! There’s a lot in life that makes me happy! Including all of the things you mentioned that weren’t on the list! Totally with you re the day on a beach… I LOVE that! :)

  12. 21st Apr 2015 / 10:49 pm

    I forgot to write- #twinklytuesday

    • 22nd Apr 2015 / 1:35 pm

      Thanks lovely :) Thought I’d best include a pic of me ‘in happy mode’ and a festival pic covers quite a few points on my happy list! ;) x

  13. 23rd Apr 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Oh huni I adore your list! So many amazingly fabulous things on it. :) xx

    • 23rd Apr 2015 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks sweetheart!! :) It’s lovely to write things like this down isn’t it it? Thanks so much as well for tagging me! xx

  14. 25th Apr 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Oh I am loving these happy list they are lovely. It’s always great to stop an appreciate all that’s around us. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • 26th Apr 2015 / 1:45 pm

      Me too Jenny — it’s so lovely to see what makes people happy isn’t it? :) Thanks so much for hosting x

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