Michelle Got Married

Michelle Got Married

50 Things That Make Me Happy

I’ve been seeing this tag pop up all over blogs lately and decided I would give it a shot. The good news is that I well exceeded fifty things that make me happy and had to chop it down. There is so much in this world to be thankful for but these moments, things, and bits of my life really make me giddy.

  1. Gilmore Girls, I will watch over and over again. It’s such a feel-good show for me.
  2. Pilates.
  3. Anything to get my creative juices flowing: blogging and photography.
  4. Target.
  5. Cohesive Instagram feeds.
  6. Spoiling my niece and nephew.
  7. Fall time, cold weather, crunchy leaves.
  8. Hosting friends at our place.
  9. My nightly back massages from Lucas.
  10. Blush pink.
  11. Acting like a complete goof with Lucas, especially when we’re home alone together.
  12. When my socks match.
  13. My Italian grandmother’s spaghetti and meatball recipe.
  14. A clean house.
  15. Winging it. The more spontaneity the better.
  16. A glass of merlot with a side of salt & vinegar kettle chips. Weird, I know.
  17. Dresses with wedges all summer long.
  18. Shark Tank.
  19. Cooking elaborate meals.
  20. Pregnancy bumps.
  21. Spending my free time organizing things.
  22. Getting manicures.
  23. Lucas’s alter egos (what’s up Demarcus and Gilbert).
  24. Dark Donut Shop K-Cups with one Splenda #everymorning.
  25. Country music blasting in the car with the windows down.
  26. The word kismet.
  27. Margaritas while lounging at the pool.
  28. Golden Grahams, it’s a serious obsession.
  29. Vacationing in Sunriver Oregon.
  30. Lake Tahoe, any season (fun fact: that’s where L proposed).
  31. Grocery shopping and when the house is fully restocked.
  32. Cinnamon rolls.
  33. Climbing into bed with clean sheets and freshly shaven legs.
  34. Pride & Prejudice, the movie.
  35. Lincoln coming up to the bed and nudging me every morning.
  36. Sunday night dinners at my parent’s house.
  37. Natural lighting.
  38. Babies. Give me all the babies.
  39. Finding reasons to give people gifts.
  40. $1 large Diet Cokes from McDonalds.
  41. Fourth of July.
  42. Canceling plans. To quote John Mulaney,”in terms of like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.”
  43. Girl nights in with wine and good conversation.
  44. Hand written thank-you cards.
  45. Staying up until 4am.
  46. Cilantro. On. Everything.
  47. Creating to-do lists and then successfully checking them off.
  48. Coldplay.
  49. Setting the a/c to 68º every night.
  50. Having a reason to get dressed up.

What makes you happy?