10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Ahh, Saturday. It’s nearly here! I’m so excited for this weekend, and I’m not even sure why! We’ve not got anything major going on, just a few little odds and ends that I know will be fun. Like a BBQ at our friends’ new house on Sunday, and maybe a little sunbathing and reading out by the pond tomorrow afternoon. I’m hoping that I can sort out the Birkenstock double-strap tan lines that’ve formed on the tops of my feet this week (that really just make my feet look hideously grubby) and also maybe do something with regards to the state of this house too. I’ve been turning a blind eye to what a mess it is for about 10 days now, and enough is enough. Time to blitz that dust! ;) Now, here’s a little list what’s made me happy this week!…

1. Sitting out in the sunshine yesterday afternoon, whilst writing post copy & answering emails. (Also, the Vita Liberata dry oil sunscreen I’ve been using all week, which keeps my skin from burning AND helps it tan! Amazing!)

2. Teddy’s smug face upon finding a forgotten tennis ball over on the green on Wednesday evening. He brought it all the way home with him, and is *very* proud of his little discovery. (I prefer not to imagine how many dog’s mouths it’s been in, and how germy that thing must be…)

3. A walk + coffees with Mum yesterday morning.

4. Getting back to Pilates! I’d missed two weeks of classes because of work/events etc, and hadn’t realised how much I was missing the classes until my first one back this week. There’s nothing like it!

5. Ripe peaches. I thought the season had pretty much finished, but the batch I bought this week are better than ever! Made me so very happy!

6. Being able to slouch around in denim cut-offs and t-shirts all week long. Summer is the best!

7. Neom’s Harmonise candle. It smells SO amazing, even when it’s not lit. Definitely my favourite candle I’ve had in the house in a long time!

8. Listening to George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’, & Ben Howard’s ‘Keep your head up’. Such amazing summer songs!

9. Bunless cheese burgers + sweet potato fries for dinner. YUM.

10. Daydreaming about honeymoons, and where we might be flying off to in the world this time next year. It’s so exciting!

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Carolyn’s perfect laid-back summer outfit || Bess’ fantasy dinner party run-down || & The Minimalist Baker’s recipe for super seedy granola bars!

I so enjoyed reading through all of your post links in the comments last week, so let’s make it a regular thing! If you write a blog yourself, please do leave me a link in the comments to a favourite post of yours from the past week! I’d love to click through and have a read of it! :) Happy Friday everyone!

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  • http://www.owl-girl.com Candy

    What a lovely, laid back list of happy things! I loved planning our honeymoon – we ended up going to Japan AND Korea because we couldn’t decide! Recently we went on a tiny anniversary mini break to Oslo so my favourite post this week (from my own blog) has to be one about that. Here’s the link by the way (I’m posting this using my phone so I hope it works!!)


  • http://samsamcherie.blogspot.com Samantha

    Ripe Peaches and Sweet Potato Fries? Sounds like a truly delicious week! And those shoes you’ve got on…seriously adorable :)
    I do a weekly “Tuesday Tops” post which is kind of my “weekly favorites” post – stop by and give us a look if you get the chance!
    ~ Samantha

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

    bunless burgers and pilates – I need to start pilates up again after my first week of a new job !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.orbitingoceans.blogspot.co.uk Bekka

    I always love these lists Rosie. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely relaxing week. Have to agree with you that Budapest is such feel good summer song! I’d like to link you to my most recent post all about favourite travel photos that I’ve taken on my phone. It’s one of the simpler things I’ve written but really enjoyed sharing my photos: http://orbitingoceans.blogspot.com/2014/07/favourite-travel-photos-iphone-edition.html All the best for the weekend! x

  • http://www.girlinbrogues.com Saskia

    Mmmm..sweet potato fries are gorgeous! I need to get back into pilates as well!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  • http://ofsounds.blogspot.com Sara

    Do you know what is a total summer fail for me? I haven’t had a single peach this summer! Must fix ASAP.

    I think my favorite post has been one of just a scattered few iPhone pictures. I like being reminded of the little moments I thought worthy of capturing on my phone! http://ofsounds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/from-my-phone-2.html

  • http://asimpleelegance.com arielle

    so you’re saying that there’s a sunscreen that prevents burning and still allows you to tan?! I am most definitely going to have to check that out! love your ten things this week, rosie! thanks for sharing all of these beautiful pieces of your life with us.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • http://www.popcornandpolkadots.com Hannah

    OBSESSED with George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’!

    My favourite post this week has got to be this one about our newest family member! http://www.popcornandpolkadots.com/2014/07/so-this-happened-2/

    Hannah x
    Popcorn & Polka Dots

  • http://teainyourtwenties.com Stephanie Claire

    I saw George Ezra and Ben Howard last week at T in the Park. They will forever be the soundtrack of summer 2014 now! And I am definitely missing my denim shorts and wellies now! Stephie from Tea in Your Twenties x

  • http://amberluiselove.blogspot.com Amber

    Thanks for commenting on my post last week you sweetie :)
    I am the same – have been living in my denim shorts and whatever loose cool tee i can find :) I love summer so so much! Excited for you for your honeymoon! This week I hardly had to go into work so I’ve enjoyed time off in the sun with my family :) I write a weekly happy list every sunday and i love writing them so here’s last weeks one :) http://amberluiselove.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/this-week-happiness-is.html i also posted about a petition to save a depressed polar bear and have him moved to a better zoo! If you have time have a read and maybe sign the petition too :) x

  • http://www.bethspurplenotebook.wordpress.com Beth

    I’ve just started doing pilates at home, and I love it! I find it so refreshing first thing in the morning.

  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.se Mimmi

    These posts of yours are always so inspiring and lovely to read! Choosing where to go for the honeymoon must be so exciting!
    I posted about a walk in a rose garden today, and I’m actually quite chuffed with how some of the photos turned out: http://mutedmornings.blogspot.se/2014/07/a-stroll-in-rose-garden.html

    xx Mimmi

  • http://tinymagpie.wordpress.com Leanne

    Honeymoon planning is the best! Five years on, and my husband and I still swear we only went through the whole wedding palaver to have an excuse for a ridiculously extravagant holiday :)
    I just re-ignited my blog after a few months off and I’m so happy to have it back that I’m a bit in love with all this week’s posts…but this one about my daughter’s first trip to New York is particularly special to me: http://tinymagpie.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/30th-birthday-blowout-new-york/

    (such a nice idea, by the way!)

  • http://oddlylovely.com Cat

    These are very happy things! I often find when I miss workouts for a few weeks, my mood becomes lower. Good for you for going back to Pilates!


  • http://seekingvictory.blogspot.com Nicole

    Weekends with just a few happy plans are the best type I think :)

    Re: the posty link-up. This isn’t a happy post but one I felt pretty strongly about writing- you know the type that you hang on to for a long time and wonder if you should publish? Anyway, it’s out there now: http://seekingvictory.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/sticks-and-stones.html

  • http://www.littleobservationist.com Steph

    Oh fun! We decided our honeymoon destination this week, finally after much contemplation. We’ve chosen St. Lucia and a side trip to Trinidad & Tobago. Can’t wait!

    My favourite one to write this week was about the yellow door of St. Luke’s Mews. http://www.littleobservationist.com/2014/07/14/the-yellow-door-st-lukes-mews/

  • http://www.thefullagenda.com Beth

    I love reading these posts Rosie :-) far too easy to let the weeks roll by and forget about all of the little things that make each one a good one! (Also feeling mega guilty about being away from yoga for the last month now – must get back!).

    Here’s my favourite post from last week: http://www.thefullagenda.com/fulfil-your-dreams/


  • http://www.summerof1991.blogspot.com Meallyn

    When I do list ‘things to do’ I always find something more interesting,and my list goes to trash :(

  • http://blueskiesarehereagain.blogspot.com Juliet


    I think you’d like this ^^ post of mine, it features cute ducklings! I’m just generally proud I managed to post twice last week – looking forward to more regular blogging. *crosses fingers*

  • http://www.thedubaidiaries.me Rachel

    Hi Rosie, been reading your blog for quite a while now but never commented before! Very jealous of the BBQ, I live in Dubai where it’s currently way too hot to be outside for more than a few minutes!
    Here’s one of my most recent posts:
    hope you enjoy it! :)

  • http://bluehairinbelgium.blogspot.be Kerri H

    I’m quite enjoying the strawberry season here, I’ll give Belgium it’s credit, the strawberries are good.

    Oh, a post? Don’t mind if I do :D I think my Fish and Chips recipe is a fav of mine (http://bluehairinbelgium.blogspot.be/2014/07/basic-cooking-fish-and-chips.html) hope you enjoy it too!

  • http://www.yummei.com Amy

    n’awwh this is so cute. Everyone should write a list like this per week <3


  • http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au Rosie

    Ahh! Rosie I absolutely love pilates too, it makes one feel so great. Seeing Ben Howard live this Thursday – biggest fan. Cannot wait to find out where you go for your honeymoon. Happy Monday. Rosie x

  • Hannah K

    Here is one of my favorite posts. It’s not from the past week but I do think it’s one of my best.

    Cast Iron Skillet: Chicken and Roasted Veggies | House, Home, and Love

  • http://theprimroseparasol.com Menekse

    Ohh I loooove bunless burgers and sweet potato fries, one of my favourite meals! We still can’t get Dougal to comprehend the whole ball/fetch thing. We’ve tried many times, and he just isn’t into it :( my dog is broken!

  • https://shewearsburgundy.blogspot.co.uk Jo

    I’ve utterly fallen in love with George Ezra and I need his album in my life right now – also, would love to try pilates :) These posts always inspire me – thank you for sharing!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

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