Thursday, February 17, 2011


1. this travel map spotted again on you are my fave. we have a big trip coming up, so i'm obsessed with all things travel.
2. my little ray of sunshine along with the actual sunshine that has been shining away in the south. 60's and breezy. perfection. here matilda is holding my valentine's card to sam. she is obsessed with cards that play songs. my mom got her a dancing hamster card and they are in constant rotation.
3. kate spade. love her. spring goodness with one of my favorite red heads: bryce dallas howard.
4. thanks to my mama and jcrew i found a bathing suit i really love (make that two). matilda said, "mama, you look like a princess." can't make a girl feel much better than that. then she said, "but it's too small."
5. this beautiful star clip. ultimate glamour.
6. this spring cleaning checklist from martha. loved hearing that i'm not alone in my flashing. also, love the great idea christy had about using a recipe box with "chores of the day." forgot my mama does that! check out the anti-american woman comment i got on that post.

honorable mentions: dinner with some of my favorite people tonight, getting my hair cut, more pampering with a pedicure, and excitement over a teddy bear picnic!

not making me happy: whiny, negative people. american apparel, and that's about it.

ps. what's making you happy?


Lindsay N. Strickland said...

love this happy post (especially the jcrew swimsuit).

blooming tulips sitting on my kitchen island are making me especially happy these days. also, fruits and veggies I bought at whole foods on tuesday night. i can't go in there without going over my budget. I'm giving eating clean a try.

happy day :)

Julie said...

looking at your smiling little girl is making me happy...and the weather....and a new Trader Joe's cereal.

{Amy} said...

that it is supposed to be 65* today...which is about 65* warmer than it was last week. yep, below zero last week. crazy, but brief, nice weather...i'lll take it!!!!

Hiking in Stilettos said...

I love happiness lists! I basically live for the weekends these days, so today I am happy that it is already Thursday. :) And happy that Pandora has been such a great study mate.

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

This beautiful weather has me smiling! Also, my mom and sister are planning a visit to see me this weekend. Doesn't get better than that!

And that Anti-American Woman dork? Puh-lease dude.

Claire Kiefer said...

I hate American Apparel with a passion (due to their incredibly sexist, misogynistic CEO) but I loooooove Matilda and her hilarious comments! I can't believe it's been so long since I've heard her talk. :(

As for the anti-American woman . . . well, bless his heart.

sheena said...

I got my first (of hopefully many:) jcrew swimsuits last year and feel in LOVE!!! It's the cutest ever and I love it to pieces!

I get to see my sister tomorrow....this makes me VERY happy!

Christy said...

Argh! I got the same comment on my blog from Mr. Anti-American woman!


I think you are the bee's knees.


Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

The weather is DEFINITELY making me happy!! And it's staying lighter just a little longer...I feel spring coming :)

McMel said...

the anti-american woman guy is pretty funny. i'd comment more but i'm off to get fat, take care of the kid i don't want to have and cheat on my husband

oh, and i didn't cook dinner tonight. it was delicious.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, does someone really go trolling around the blogs leaving rude comments about American women? Seems really unproductive. Though his non-American wife must be doing everything for him - which allows him much leisure time to stomp on lovely ladies like you.

He is married - right? Or is he still looking? He sounds like a real catch. Too bad my lazy American butt will never be enough.

blueeyedfreckle said...

love that swimsuit! and I dreamt about you last night:) I came to visit you at your store and there were giant bins of cornstarch and white flour and you had written (not good for you!) on them (not sure why they were at a clothing store). anyway, it was nice to see you there. haha

and I too love kate spade. her ads are aMAZING. so incredibly inspiring.

jdavissquared said...

haha! That boycotting, can you say bitter!? geez.

Down and Out Chic said...

i've been getting that exact anti-woman comment over and over and over again for some time now. spammy ickiness (my spam comments are at an all time high right now). i say delete that sh**!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What a lovely list and cute blog you have! :)

Liesl :)