Monday, January 25, 2010

10 Things....

So I've decided to embrace it this year, my birthday is in two days and I'm kind of excited. Historically, I've always been weird about January 27th and it's never done me any good. So there it is, in 48 hours (almost exactly) I will be 26!

But that's not what this post is about, this post is about a very sweet blog award from Annie of Time Enough For Drums!
I'm supposed to list tens things that make me happy, so here they are:
1. Nutella, straight out of the jar.
2. When the actors on Saturday Night Live start laughing mid-skit.
3. My coffee maker. Filled with hazelnut coffee.
4.When one of my cats sleeps on my lap.
5. Coming home to a mailbox filled with mail that is not bills.
6. Looking at old photos of me and my boy from years ago.
7. Grilled cheese sandwiches.
8. Maine Public Radio streamed through ITunes.
9. Days where it snows all day and night.
10. Browsing flea markets in the summer with my boy.

Now it's your turn: I want to hear what makes my beautiful readers happy!

(over the weekend will be coming later tonight!)


Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Happy (early) birthday! Curling up on the couch with my husband and pets at the end of a long day never fails to make me happy - especially if I have a craft project in my hands. Bliss.

Emily said...

What makes me happy is singing. Always singing.

I liked your list, especially 1, 4, 5, and 9.

Joey said...

I just turned 26 last week, turns out it wasn't nearly as traumatizing as I'd anticipated. Happy Birthday! for me happiness is... listening to "this American Life" on my couch with a big cup of coffee and my man by my side!

Taylor Elise said...

Happy almost birthday!

I sooo agree with #1. Also, climbing into my bed with clean sheets. That's the best!

Leslie said...

The tempature 72 degrees, bike rides with my hubby, great wine, and yummy tea. Are just a few of my favorite things :)

MissKellie said...

Happy almost birthday! :) You share a birthday with my mom.

I love your list. One thing that makes me happy is staying home on rainy, stormy days. I love rain, just not when I have to walk to class in it! :)

Christen said...

Nutella + spoon = happiness to me too! And I'm not a fan of my birthday either (Jan 15) but nonetheless, Happy Early Birthday!

D. said...

I adore your belt in this picture! Happy almost birthday!

Fashion Therapist said...

I love nutella straight out of a jar too. I keep a jar at work to curb my sweet teeth to avoid the candy bow.

Marlena said...

I really like 2 and 9..and believe it or not I've never tried Nutella before.

What makes me happy: the feeling of the sun on your face when you nap, that skip your tummy takes when you see your boy's name flash across the phone, and slow walks to Starbucks in midafternoon with your closest friend

Short Leg Lucy said...

1. Watching my daughter sleep.
2. Cuddling with my lover :]
3. Christmas lights.
4. Cold rainy days with a good book and fleece blanket.
5. Dancing when no one is looking at me.
6. Being behind a camera making other people feel good about themselves.
7. Building forts with my little brothers.
8. Raspberry smoothies
9. Cute NEW underwear
10. putting my toes in the sand

Jordan said...

Happy almost birthday! Your list is great, especially #2. I love that. The things that make me happiest are falling asleep in the arms of my love, unexpected naps, dark chocolate, alone time with my mom, and spontaneously buying little presents for myself.

DEA said...

What a lovely list, so much I can identify with. Nutella + grilled cheese = real delights!!
Love your style and found you via have a cute day.
Happy early birthday and enjoy the new year ahead. I turned 28 last month and I still can't make sense of it, so it's truly just a number.


briannelee said...

Beautiful photo! Things that make me happy:
the beach, Brimfield, finding a treasure at the thrift store, lobster ravioli, my cat, and spending all weekend with my fiance and not leaving the house.

upatreecupatea said...

I am totally with you on the nutella...I have recently discovered dark chocolate peanut butter!

Have a great week! :)

Lexie said...

that is a gorgeous photo!

i love your list ... esp the hazelnut mentions! i loooove filberts!

darcy; said...

a happy early birthday to you. i turn 24 on the 29th and am sort of dreading it. but making a list like this promises good vibes.

sharonlei said...

What great things that make you happy. I love Nutella, straight outta the jar too! I actually just had some. ha!! :) Hope you have tons of fun on your birthday! I love celebrating birthdays.

Love & Aloha,

Django et Coco said...

This blog award is so fun; love to read happy thing! point no9 is so nice, thought it seem like these kind of day don't really happen anymore!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Django et Coco said...

Oh and Happy early Birthday!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

dandra said...

Love the look. Happy Early Birthday!

Things that make me happy:
volunteering, cats, listening to my hubby read his poetry, being creative

Jenny said...

Great list! Coffee is definitely in my own top ten.

And happy early birthday. My 27th is coming up and I'm actually excited too.

patricia said...

1. not gonna lie, getting a new piccolo tops my list right now. ((:
2. finding really nice clothes for super cheap.
3. when boys wear cardigans.
5. new vampire weekend cd.
6. toe socks (especially if striped.)
7. new friends.
8. lemonade!
9. oatmeal raisin cookies.
10. band kids. :D

..when i don't know what to wear, i look at your blog and it's like, "that's it!" (:

Rosie said...

Happy Early Birthday! One thing that makes me happy is your blog!

teenfashionista said...

Hahahahaa, I love this too: "When the actors on Saturday Night Live start laughing mid-skit."

Also, the new VP cd is amazing indeed.

Nadia Kamballa said...

Nutella!! Definitely!!

The Village Idiot said...

such a beautiful picture of you.
i echo you on the top 10- such wonderful little simple pleasures!!

Anonymous said...

I love your hair in this photo most of all!

Leproust Vintage said...

Happy early birthday!! :)

When actors laugh mid skit on SNL, is absolutely one of my favorite things! Jimmy Fallon seemed to ALWAYS do it!

Liz said...

We are twins with #1 and #3! The yummy things in life :)

Sonya said...

I did this same thing and I forgot all about Nutella, love it!!

princesspolitico said...

oh wow! happy (almost) birthday! one thing that makes me happy is listening to "wait... wait don't tell me" on npr via my computer with my boyfriend. its just so funny and witty.

do you have any major birthday plans as of yet?


Anonymous said...

Hi ,, love your blog keep it gooooing my birthday is 27th January too... i never like it .. im dreading it as we i think i'll try your 10 things tactic... i also think that the 27th in partiular is a realy cool day... 27th jan 1945 auschwitz was liberated so a pretty peace filled day ...try to have a good one.. i will too much love xoxo

Anonymous said...

Happy birthay tomorrow! I hope you have an amazing day!!!

lydia. said...

#2 is definitely one of my most favorite things, too.
i think it's so cute.

Kim said...

Making people laugh or being made to laugh.
My dog.
Books and going book shopping with my husband.
My husband.
Low's in the 40's & high's in the 60's.
Your hair.

SWF_Terra said...

Rocking out with my husband at a concert makes me happy. And the tender looks I get from my puppies when I give them massages.

Happy birthday!

E said...

Drool, Nutella... Oh and I'm a total hazelnut coffee junkie, too :-)

Marta Castellanos said...

I´m happy when I can´t stop laughing with my sister!And some things of your list too, and sun, and chocolate...and so much things...
I hope you enjoy your birthday!I have a giveaway in my blog, and maybe you are interested!xoxo

Anna said...

Great outfit!

Julie said...

I'm not sure if i have ever commented on your blog before but i have been reading it for months hah! if i didn't already comment, then hi, consider this me introducing myself :)
if i did already, then hi again! i love your list of favorite things and i especially agree with numbers 2, 5 and 9! also, coming home to a clean apartment, macaroni and cheese, and laughing would be on my list :)
also, your outfits lately have been aweeeesome. i always appreciate your style but especially the past few days have been extra cute!
keep up the great work :)

Laura Gerencser said...

Lovely list!! I love nutella too!:)

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

Ditto to hazlenut coffee, mailbox goodies and flea markets! Although I make the man stay with the kids and I do the flea market alone.

amy said...

Happy Birthday-- Hope it's as fabulous as you are!
What a lovely list, and what a lovely assignment.
Things that make me happy:
1. Making my husband laugh.
2. Summer vacation (which I still get because I'm a teacher)
3. Making things in our home pretty.
4. Clementines in the winter.
5. Coffee any time.
6. Marfa, Texas
7. Art
8. Writing (both the verb and the noun)
9. The Alamo Drafthouse
10. Spending time with our friends-- with or without Stacy's rhubarb pie. Preferably with.

ANA said...

Happy early birthday! My 26th was a few months ago.

Things that make me happy:

1. chocolate milk
2. snow days when I actually get to stay home
3. sitting outside in the summer until I get too hot, then going out for ice cream
4. the vegan chili from Otherside Cafe
5. I agree about the cats in laps
6. When I catch my cats licking each other's ears affectionately
7. sushi
8. corn on the cob
9. waking up and having time to snuggle with Nate instead of getting ready for work
10. making things

- Ana

Jennifer said...

I love your list!! I agree with it all. Well maybe notm aine radio but thast just cause I've never listened to it before. hehe

yay! its your birthday. I sent you a present but I forgot to put in your birthday note. sorry!

Wear Necessities said...

Happy birthday, and I love the things you listed that make you happy! -Natalya of Wear Necessities

MELISSA Z. said...

I've just discovered your blog and I like it!

If you want check out my blog and leave a comment! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!

Oddly, the Smiths make me happy. Which is strange, cos their music is quite depressive!


alicia said...

1. Making my 18 month old laugh.
2. Watching families and friends walking at the lake on a sunny day.
3. A hot pot of milk, vanilla, raw sugar and cocoa.
4. Wait, wait...don't tell me!
5. Sleeping in (even better if hubby can too!)
6. Freshly painted toes.
7. Cupcakes.
8. Fantastic thrifty finds!
9. Lamps. (Really!)
10. Making things with my hands.

Amy said...

I stumbled across your blog today and really like it!

The smell of clean laundry makes me happy. Especially when it first comes out of the dryer machine.

I like it when little kids come up to me and ask me questions. They have so little inhibitions and they're actually very interested in what I have to say.

And most of all, when it's really quiet at my house and the only lights on are my candles. And the only sounds are from my iPod. That makes me pretty happy.

LovelyLeigh said...

well of course happy early birthday! Todays post,you look so pretty! Very easy going but lovely!

My little list
1. PBR (Pabst beer)
2. Peggy Lee
3. My records
4. Owls
5. All my amazing vintage
6. a good pizza and beer deal
7. Coloring books
8. Good lookin men
9. My tattoos
10. Four Lokos, grape

Thanks! xo!

Jamie said...

Yes - awesome mail days are my fav too!
I love when it rains overnight - I feel I sleep that much better.

love the blog piece btw.

Anonymous said...

Aww I love these!! The things that makes me the happiest are:

1. Bubble Bath
2. Banana flavor Coffee
3. Lazy Sundays
4. Finding out the item you wanted forever is now 75% off and they still have your size
5. Hearing a great joke/story
6. "Just to say hi" Emails
7. Blogging (no lie)
8. A great meal
9. Vanilla ice cream w/peanut butter sauce
10. Summertime


alya said...

The #1 thing that makes me happy: driving where ever with my best friend and rapping along to every single song that comes on the hip-hop station.

Sarah said...

This post is great, as is the response so i thought I would add my comments as well.

I too love Nutella straight from the jar.

I love walks in the snow at night.

Fresh coffee while watching Saturday cartoons (or any equally kid like show)

I love summers spent by the lake.

Lovely post and lovely blog!

Tina Z. said...

Nice post, Happy Birthday! To add some of my own:

Double-spacing a paper when I'm finished writing

Steamed lobster on a random weekday

Running with my dog on the beach

Used book stores

Varpu said...

Things that make me happy right now:

-I'm starting marimba lessons tomorrow!
-FOOD (always)
-the new Beach House album
-a free Sunday eve to spend with a good movie, or a book, or just some lazy browsing in the Interwebzz
-your piercing!! I love it!!! I'm planning to take a lip piercing actually, but I need to wait a few months until I quite my current part time job!

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