10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Apparently, this week’s been a week of numbers. We’ve done three ways with porridge, five ways to keep positive in winter, and now ten things that’ve made me happy! What can I say- got to keep those GCSE Maths skills sharp somehow, right? ;) This week’s been so very on point, it’s kind of obnoxious. Beautiful things have been purchased. Organisation has happened. To-do lists have become to-done lists. Workouts have been completed. I’ve even had a flu jab! And didn’t faint! This is an achievement in itself. I hope your week’s been good, too? This weekend we’re off to Wisley for their Autumn/harvest/apple festival (I can’t remember exactly what it is, but there’ll be food, so we’re going) and also doing a little life laundry and, hold the phone, wedding planning! We kind of maybe got a bit bored of wedding planning so took a major hiatus, and now need to get back in the game and find ourselves a good band for the reception! Now, here’s what else has made this week a lovely one!

1. Treating myself to a beautiful new suitcase! I’ll be honest with you, having my own set of lovely luggage kind of makes me feel more of a grown up than having my own house/dog/car/a husband-to-be does! ;)

2. Wednesday’s dinner of Swedish meatballs and homemade chips. Dunking chips in the sauce is what it’s all about. (Recipe here!)

3. New jeans! Thank you GAP for always making your jeans so comfy. They fit like a freaking glove.

4. Hozier’s album. If you’ve not yet listened to it, make it no.1 priority for the weekend! It’s a beauty, I tell you!

5. Autumn sunshine! I’ve been glad of a break from the rain, to be honest.

6. The sweet dog who gets each and every toy out of his toy box in turn during the late afternoons, and pops them on the sofa next to me one by one in an attempt to get me to ditch my laptop and play with him instead. It works like a charm, as you can imagine ;)

7. The anticipation of tonight being pizza night. Oh boy. I’m ready for it.

8. Reading Gone Girl! It’s good, huh?

9. The darling fiancĂ© who took time out of his working day to run into town and pick up a dress I had on order, and couldn’t get hold of anywhere else. And then didn’t tut even once when I decided I didn’t like it when I tried it on at home. He’s the best :)

10. Watching the sun rise in the mornings, whilst eating breakfast.

Not three posts, but one whole entire blog I’ve been loving this week! :: ‘Unfancy‘, written by the beautiful Caroline. Unfancy is a style blog that centres around Caroline’s seasonal, 37-piece capsule wardrobe. Real outfits, items worn over and over in new ways- it’s amazing! I found it via lovely Nat (whose blog is always a killer read, for me) and have been reading it ‘cover to cover’ all this week. If you’re into soft (not super severe) minimalism and a clean aesthetics, you will LOVE it! I kind of want to redo my whole entire wardrobe after reading Caroline’s posts…

Now, what’s on your happy list for this week? :)

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  • http://kathorrocks.com/ Kat

    New jeans are the best! Almost as amazing as freshly washed skinny jeans that you’ve already worn in :) ahhh the best feeling!

    I’m going to watch the Gone Girl movie tonight I can’t wait! Definitely reading the book if I enjoy it :)

  • http://www.thisparticular.blogspot.com Ala Skrakowski

    My payday has made me very happy this week! And finally choosing a dress for the wedding I’m going to. I ended up going with that yellow floral one from asos we both picked out! It fits like a dream and is totally wearable in day to day situations, beautiful and practical! Have a lovely weekend x

  • http://www.littlemisskaty.co.uk Katy

    I LOVE Unfancy! I started reading her a few weeks ago in an effort to inspire my own capsule wardrobe (not happening!) and she’s fab.

    Also Swedish meatballs and cute playful puppies sounds divine!

    Happy Friday :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    So happy there’s more crisp bright autumn days now, and I think I need to get into Gone Girl!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://timeofsolitude.wordpress.com Silje Mari

    Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week! :) Finally bringing my favourite horse home to our farm after years of longing and dreaming is definitively on top of my happy list this week! And I can’t complain about the weather either :) Have a lovely weekend! x

    Silje Mari – TimeofSolitude.wordpress.com

  • http://www.daisychurchward.co.uk Daisy

    Really love these type of posts! Will definitely have to try the meatball recipe. Guilty pleasure!


  • http://www.saladandsequins.com/ Tamzin

    I so need some new luggage bags that’s been on the buy list for too long! Love that chair in the picture : )

  • http://www.asimpleelegance.com arielle

    grown up luggage really is the best, isn’t it? all of those matching pieces and being able to tell who’s who at the baggage claim. kind of amazing. so glad you had such a great week!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • http://oddlylovely.com Cat

    Aww, this does sound like a good week! I know what you mean about nice luggage making one feel grown up. Too bad I never go anywhere, so I can’t justify the purchase, haha. Gone Girl was amazing, and I absolutely flew through it. I hope you’re reading it before seeing the movie!


  • http://brunchataudreys.blogspot.com Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Finding the perfect pair of jeans can bring a smile to anyone’s face! // Oh darn, autumn has been quite rainy here. I need to get myself a pair of rain boots so that I can fully enjoy the season! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • http://www.lifesopenpages.blogspot.co.uk Jade @ Bits & Bobs

    GAP jeans – the best denim!

    Glad you’re enjoying Gone Girl. Are you planning to see the film? I’ve heard a lot of mixed thoughts on the film, and differing opinions depending on whether said viewer has read the book or not.

  • http://everyday30.com/ Rachel

    I LOVE unfancy! I discovered it a while ago and became obsessed. she inspired me to do a radical closet clear-out and it made a big difference.

  • Lucy Rix

    What’s made me happy this week is the gorgeous range of Boden winter clothing. Unfortunately, I just want it all! They keep bringing out clothes with wildlife prints which I just can’t resist – deer, squirrels, bird… all my favourite things. My other lovely moment this week was watching the talented Alison Balsom play trumpet in a concert in Birmingham. Just bliss. I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it – it’s very me: cosy, traditional and creative. Happy writing.

  • Jane

    I used to love wedding planning before I got married in August 2013. We had an amazing band called Back In The Day and was THE lasting memory that all our guests had of our wedding. And still talking about them! Awesome was not the word. X

  • http://www.melissalovesthis.co.uk Melissa

    Buying mini pumpkins to decorate over the weekend (enhanced by the fact that they were labelled ‘Munchkin Pumpkins’ in the shop sent me into cuteness overload, I couldn’t cope!) x

  • http://blueskiesarehereagain.blogspot.com Juliet

    Is that the Stag on the River Eashing in your lovely photo? We tried to go there with my parents for a Christmas meal last year but sadly it was flooded! We’ve since been to their sister pub The Queen’s Head which is pretty near where we live now and it was wonderful – still hope to one day visit the Stag though!

  • http://www.farmbrews.blogspot.com CG

    Loving Hozier as well! He (they?) played on Saturday Night Live in the US a week or so ago and it was BY FAR the best live act they have had on this season and in a long time. Have you heard of Vance Joy? If not, I think you may like them :)


  • http://www.quaintrelleblog.com/ Setarra

    My husband’s birthday is coming up this Tuesday and I am super excited for the birthday plans I made to finally happen. I love spoiling him. I’ve also lucked out in catching some ah-mazing sunsets while commuting back home from work this past week. Sunsets have such a calming effect on me :)

  • http://Www.thecraftycurrant.co.uk Jules

    Perfect post for how I’m feeling right now! I have sunrise alarm clock that I use post summer and I think it really makes a difference.

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