Clap Along

So, cut to me, frantically searching my brain for something blogworthy in the midst of one of my busiest work weeks ever of all time ever. Between my actual real big-girl job, a side project I was approached for, appointments, to dos, training, and just life in general, this week is threatening to unravel me!

And then cut to Erin swooping in to save the day with this little last-minute link up! A list link up, no less. You guys, I really, really love lists. In case you didn't already know. We're gonna keep it nice and simple today, because if I try to get fancy I'll probably just end up napping under my desk, and then I'll lose my job, and then Oliver and I will have to go live in the creek behind my apartment building, and I don't think he's a good partner to snug up with for warmth.

So here, in no particular order, are 32 things that give me the happies. {If you want to provide me with these things, I'll make you number 33. hint. #4. hint.}
  1. Running
  2. 82-degree, sunny days
  3. Strong coffee
  4. Kyle Chandler
  5. Essie nail polishes
  6. Maxi dresses
  7. When I've just finished cleaning my apartment
  8. My fur-niece Kalua
  9. A foam muscle roller
  10. Deliciously scented candles
  11. John Mayer and his guitar
  12. The moments when it feels like my grandmother is here on earth with me
  13. Writing
  14. Hitting "Publish"/"Sent to print"/"Submit"/"Send" on something I feel confident about
  15. Target
  16. My inappropriately attractive chiropractor who makes me not feel like an 80-year-old trapped in a 25-year-old body
  17. When children love to read
  18. My hedgehog Oliver
  19. Michael Strahan
  20. When people tell me I look like Lea Michele {y'all crazy, but I'll take it}
  21. Large floral patterns
  22. When an iPhone picture comes out looking almost real
  23. Undone top buttons and relaxed tie knots {have mercy #unclejessevoice}
  24. Revlon Just Bitten lip stains
  25. Family gatherings where the older generations feel inspired to share stories about our history
  26. The Jersey Shore {the place, not the show}
  27. When I know my daily To Do list might actually get completed
  28. Summertime outdoor concerts
  29. When happy things happen to people I love
  30. New York sports teams
  31. Hand-written cards and letters
  32. When anyone in the world cares to read the words I write {that's you! <3 + kisses}
Thanks times a bajillion to Erin and Sarah for hosting this fun link up! Now your turn — go grab a button and let's see your list of warm fuzzy-bringers.

Venus Trapped in Mars


  1. Ohhh I'm jealous of your hot chiropractor. I love mine but it would be better if she was a hot man, not middle aged woman, obviously. Love your list!

  2. HOW DID I FORGET TO ADD TARGET?! LIfe fail. But amen to NY sports teams. We're the best.

  3. I feel like getting told you look like a celebrity is the BEST COMPLIMENT OF ALL TIME!!

  4. Candles that smell good and John Meyer! Done! lol ;) xx


  5. Um, you have a hedgehog? That is awesome! And The Jersey Shore is my favorite too! Are you from NJ? Stopping by from the linkup!

  6. The first time I saw your picture, I immediately thought "Lea Michele" :)

  7. This is a good list! Especially #23 :D I love this link up- 32 things really forces you to think about all the wonderful things in your life!


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