Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Happy List

Today has been a bit of a sad day. Not for any particular reason, but it's just been one of those days where the world felt a little less rosy than normal. So I thought it'd be good to drag myself out of the funk with a list of my favourite things that make me happy right now. So here we go:

The Happy 100:

♥ 1. Finding new cafes and restaurants in Auckland (today I went to Federal Deli for the first time!)
♥ 2. Cozy nights in bed watching TV
♥ 3. Waking up to find my cat sharing my pillow
♥ 4. Planning mine and Jeremy's 2014 Japan trip
♥ 5. Counting down to our Melbourne holiday in 3 weeks
♥ 6. Day trips to the beach
♥ 7. A cider in the sun after a long day
♥ 8. Making the perfect playlist and discovering new music
♥ 9. Unashamedly having Drake, Haim, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde & Katy Perry all on the same playlist
♥ 10. Fan girling over Katy Perry
♥ 11. Playing Candy Crush (I'm stuck on level 245 if anyone has any tips)
♥ 12.  Going for a run with Jeremy
♥ 13. Listening to podcasts in the car
♥ 14. iMessage group convo's that are solely for Harry Potter discussions
♥ 15. Finding the perfect and most relevant lists on Buzzfeed
♥ 16. Planning a future where I own a German Shepherd and a British Blue cat
♥ 17. Never getting sick of Japanese food
♥ 18. Never getting sick of dumplings
♥ 19. Saturday morning bagel club (we go to Best Ugly bagels)
♥ 20. White nail polish
♥ 21. Discovering new TV shows (latest love is The Americans)
♥ 22. Bottomless coffee
♥ 23. Wearing Nikes, Chucks or Vans instead of heels
♥ 24. Wearing sportswear instead of dresses
♥ 25. Avocado on toast
♥ 26. Being so content with being at home doing nothing
♥ 27. Getting home from work and getting straight into pajamas
♥ 28. When someone you admire/ respect follows you back on Twitter
♥ 29. Friends you can do nothing with but still have the best time
♥ 30. Talking about Harry Potter like it's real life
♥ 31. Debriefing with friends after every New Girl episode
♥ 32. Counting down to seeing Catching Fire at the movies
♥ 33. Cheese platters
♥ 34. Friday nights at home with wine and an early retreat to bed
♥ 35. Fairtrade, free range, organic cafes
♥ 36. FaceTiming with friends who moved away
♥ 37. The cold side of the pillow
♥ 38. Candles that smell like something edible
♥ 39. Collapsing on my front lawn after a long run
♥ 40. Roast vege salads with an overload of feta
♥ 41. Vulnerable conversations
♥ 42. Old movies
♥ 43. Finding an album you can listen to on repeat (this year it's been Bastille, Bad Blood for me)
♥ 44. Really salty peanut butter
♥ 45. Being a regular at a cafe
♥ 46. Running downhill
♥ 47. Cherry blossom season
♥ 48. Planning everything we want to do at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea
♥ 49. Long email chains about all things Japan
♥ 50. Book club
♥ 51. YouTubing videos of cute cats and dogs (it never gets old)
♥ 52. Giving my cat tummy rubs (he never bites/scratches)
♥ 53. Carrot sticks and hummus
♥ 54. Almond milk
♥ 55. Going for walks on my lunch break
♥ 56. Getting a fringe trim
♥ 57. Harvey Spector
♥ 58. Being on top of the washing
♥ 59. Green tea with strawberry
♥ 60. Flossing
♥ 61. Managing to get a screen shot on Snapchat
♥ 62. How amazing water tastes after a long run
♥ 63. Secretly competing with friends on Nike+
♥ 64. Tempura veges
♥ 65. Having a husband that's super skilled at shaping my eyebrows
♥ 66. Finding new instagram feeds to follow
♥ 67. Bonding with people who love The Wire
♥ 68. Bonding with people who don't love Two and a Half Men
♥ 69. Guilty pleasure TV shows and movies
♥ 70. Listening to your favourite song on repeat
♥ 71. Leisurely mornings
♥ 72. Checking your favourite websites and Twitter first thing every morning
♥ 73. Sneaking your own treats into the movie theatre
♥ 74. Waking up and realising you have a few more hours left before your alarm will go off
♥ 75. Strawberry season
♥ 76. Checking the Timehop app every day to reminisce
♥ 77. Hello Kitty everything
♥ 78. White on white on white clothing ensembles
♥ 79. Stripey tops
♥ 80. Super friendly dogs
♥ 81. Introducing friends to new TV shows or music
♥ 82. Gin and tonic
♥ 83. Eggs benedict
♥ 84. Still not so secretly loving Mary Kate and Ashley
♥ 85. Steve Carrell
♥ 86. Getting overly emotionally involved in the lives of fictional characters
♥ 87. BBQ season
♥ 88. Supporting handmade
♥ 89. Watching any interview by Ellen Degeneres or Graham Norton
♥ 90. Short fingernails
♥ 91. Winged liquid liner
♥ 92. Wrapping your bedding around you like a cocoon
♥ 93. Crispy green apples
♥ 94. Home made burgers with avocado, jalapenos and hot sauce
♥ 95. Recreating restaurant meals at home
♥ 96. Getting mail
♥ 97. YouTube compilations of the best Vines
♥ 98. Funny animal GIFs
♥ 99. Haloumi
♥ 100. A deep sleep

What features on your happy list?


  1. Love this! My happy list includes an endless supply of creme brulee, my chocolate Labrador by my side, my husband and gorgeous sunny weather all the time (in no particular order!) xx

  2. love this post! That's such a good idea to help brighten up a less then perfect day :) On my list would have to be going to the beach (kind of neccesary seeing as I'm from Australia), hot chocolate, my pets and sailing in the ocean :) have a lovely day! xx

  3. Gin and tonic HAD to be on such list :) Maybe I should try to write down positive things instead of crying over the bad ones more often... x

  4. Omg I don't know how you thought of all those things!

  5. I know those days suck :( These pictures cheered me up though! x


  6. That is a great list! I hope it helped!

  7. I have sad days like this too. I'll have to try avacado on toast. I love avacado!
    Have a lovely day :) xxx

  8. Lovely list. I went to Federal Deli for the first time this morning too! Did you see Al Brown? He arrived with his family not long before we left. Nice to know he also eats there!

  9. I love this! I remember making a list like this a few years ago and it had a lot of the same stuff :) such as sleeping, avocado and travelling

  10. This is such a good idea! I felt happier after reading your list (which is definitely saying something since I suffer from depression!). I really hope you have a good time in Melbourne (my home town), it's a wonderful place!!! xx

  11. I think what makes me happy is realising that Harry potter is still going to be okay once you leave school. <3

  12. Hope you kick the blues soon lovely. Totally with you on the cider in the sun and avocado on toast. And how cool your hubby is skilled at shaping your brows - wouldn't let mine anywhere near my brows - I'd end up with none!

  13. Awh I love this list, such a good idea!xx

  14. I love this Miss. I made my own little list, over at hellotille

  15. Hi, i'm saki from Japan.
    I love your list! Now I wanna make my own happy list...♡
    and I'm happy to read that you are planning Japan trip!
    April is the best season in Japan. Cherry blossoms are everywhere!
    Hope you and your husband will enjoy Japan...

  16. A great idea! You list all the things you wanted to do and make you happy even in the simplest way. May you have a great adventure ahead as you travel around the world.


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