The Happy List – 7 Things

happy list 7 things

It has been a little bit since I’ve done a monthly loves post because, well, no excuse. Ha! But, then I saw Ashley’s happy lists and was reminded just how much I adore reading posts like that. No fuss or worry or anything. So that’s exactly what I’m getting up to today! My very own happy list. A random, non-cohesive compilation of everything that has been bringing a smile to my face.

1. Cottage Garden

I think I might do a whole post on this topic, but we built and planted my very own cottage-style garden this year! And, the joy it brings me is ridiculous. My favorite time of day is when it’s time to water and tend to the space. It’s such a special spot and one that I know we’re going to enjoy for years to come.

2. $15 Gingham Headband

I love this headband like nobody’s business. It’s the perfect neutral, both in color and print, to go with a variety of outfits. Plus, it’s very comfortable to wear all day – no headaches!

3. Feel Good Summer Playlist

We have this on repeat whenever we’re working or lounging outside. Nothing but great, classic tunes.

4. A New Season of Virgin River is Coming!

I guess that’s all to really say about that. CAN’T WAIT.

5. Deck Hangs

We’ve been getting so much use and enjoyment out of our deck space. The temps finally calmed down last weekend (we were in the mid-90s for nearly a week straight!), so we were able to flip on our string lights and make a night of it.

6. Air-Dried Hair

Thanks to the recent hot temps, I’ve had to temporarily break up with my blow dryer. Luckily to my pleasant surprise, I’m pretty pleased with how my hair air dries! I haven’t been putting any product in it to encourage my natural texture, but now I’m curious if this or this would help it dry just that much better.

7. Mini Square Backpack

I forgot how easy a backpack-type purse is for everyday. This one is a great size! A large front zip pocket, a couple interior divider pockets, and a security pocket on the back that’s easily accessible without having to take the backpack off (I keep my phone and small wallet/coin purse in there). Sadly, the Natural colorway that I have is sold out, but it comes in several other colors and prints.

Alright, your turn! Tell me your happy list in the comments. Are we sharing anything similar right now?

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  1. 6.23.21

    This is such a beautiful yet simple list of happiness. Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Lots of love.

  2. 6.19.21
    Kimberly said:

    Thanks for the playlist tip – I love summer playlists so much. My happy right now is sitting on our back patio after dinner until darkness creeps in. It really is the best season.

    • 6.21.21
      Karly said:

      That sounds so wonderful!

  3. 6.16.21
    Biana said:

    Oh can you do a whole post on your cottage garden?! I want to do this next year!

    • 6.21.21
      Karly said:

      Yes, I think I’m going to! Just waiting for everything to be in full bloom so I can get pictures. 🙂

  4. 6.16.21
    Debbie said:

    I’m happy that you’re happy with your cottage garden! I like to think I had a little to do with that, haha!

    • 6.21.21
      Karly said:

      Yes you did – I couldn’t have done it without you!

  5. 6.16.21
    Lovely said:

    The headband is cute, and your cottage garden sounds amazing! Looking forward to hearing more about it.