10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week 30


Happy Friday and Welcome to the 10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week Link Up!!

Each Friday, Krysten from Why Girls Are Weird Charlotte, from My Pixie Blog and I host a link up where we reflect on the happy and grateful things in our lives, but more specifically in the last week.

Sometimes all it takes is gentle reminders of things that make us grateful or appreciative. We live in a world full of disaster, chaos, poverty, famine, and tragedy – reflecting on the positive, I personally find makes me more aware and appreciative of the little things.

Don’t you agree?

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10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

  1. This might be strange to say but I had a really great week at work.
  2. Meeting new people that you just click with and feel like you’ve known forever.
  3. I got a lot accomplished/struck off my list last weekend (a3-day’er). We went to see Jeff’s mom, went shooting targets, took lots of naps (I’m so tired lately!!), got some driving in, Bichon kisses and we also celebrated Charlie’s 9th birthday!!
  4. Lime refreshers from Starbucks. Mmmmm.
  5. Getting some color AND mileage on our bikes on Monday. Toronto
  6. Watching the series finale of Banshee. Fantastic show! If you like suspenseful thrillers, this is the show for you. They ended it just as it got juicy but right before it got stale.
  7. Sweet Bob Marley tunes from a street busker on my way home. It made me smile.
  8. Mom is home!
  9. Fresh flowers.
  10. I received a gorgeous necklace from LovePendants and I’m glad I picked what I did. It’s perfect for me. More on that soon and a giveaway!


I am pet sitting/dog walking this weekend so stay tuned for a recap of my pet sitting adventures on Monday or Tuesday.  I’m crossing my fingers we don’t have rain all weekend, but frankly, the last week and a half, we’ve been spoiled and had phenomenal weather and plus, we need to rain, so I guess it isn’t such a bad thing.  I hope to actually make it to the farmers market on Saturday morning but we’ll see how my schedule looks.  So far I think I’ve got 30 visits, which is ample enough to keep me busy and out of trouble.

What have YOU got on the agenda this weekend?  Make sure it’s a good one, my friends. xo


Want to hop in on the fun?

  • “Sweet Bob Marley music,” I love it! Makes me want to smile too! Happy Memorial Day and to all the service men and women who helped serve to let us be free! Thanks for the party.

  • Looks like you have some GREAT things to be happy about this week! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

    — LisaLDN.com

  • My daughter and I stopped and brought some gorgeous fresh flowers for the house today, she really enjoyed making her selection and then organising them in a couple of vases when we got home. I love flowers. Glad you had good week xx

  • #2 is the best! I always feel like asking “are you sure we’re not best friends already?” ha Happy Friday! Sounds like you had a great week – hope it continues into the weekend!

  • OMG, I’m not going to spoil it for anyone but the symbol on your new necklace is one of my favorites and I love it SO MUCH. It’s a gorgeous piece!

    I love getting to see snippets of where you live (via J riding his bicycle!). Hope you have an awesome weekend and happy birthday to Charlie! Also nothing makes me happier than Bob Marley–THE BEST driving music ever 🙂 XOXO

  • “This might be strange to say but I had a really great week at work.” <<< that is NOT strange! I had one too and I'm totally embracing it!

  • I love meeting new people I click with right away! And a new necklace sounds wonderful! I’d love to see it! Curious about that giveaway! I got some color and mileage on my bike yesterday as well and although I was totally pooped afterward, I felt so good about myself! xxx

  • Nice. Sounds like a great week. A good work week just makes it go by fast. Sounds like you had some nice weather for outdoor activities too. ps. I have been napping everyday with my kids. I am sooooo tired too.

  • What a great week, Linds! Tell me about these lime refreshers. I don’t drink coffee, so I rarely go to a Starbucks…but a lime refreshers sounds delightful 🙂

  • Julie Smith

    Hope you have a wonderful pet sitting weekend!!

  • Thanks girl, I hope you have a good weekend too! 😉

  • Twas. 🙂 A line refresher is, think line infused water with sugar. It’s sooo nice and refreshing, especially when it’s hot, hot out. 🙂

  • Bethany Magnie

    Happy 9th Birthday Charlie!!! Give him a pet for me lol.

    The list was so cathartic for me this week, I didn’t realize how much I needed to sit and reflect until I did it. Thanks Linds!! 💖

  • It sounds like you had an awesome week! Plenty of things to be happy for!

  • Enjoy your day today to pay your respects. We had last Monday off here in Canada and the three day long weekend was just perfect. We had great weather too!

    Have a great week Michelle xo

  • Thank’s girl, I was busy going from pet visit to pet visit, busy as a bee but it was still a great one. I hope yours was, too. 🙂

  • She’s such a creative little spirit, isn’t she? I forecast a really bright future for her ahead. 🙂

    Have a great week Momma! xo

  • SAME HERE! And I always feel weird because I want to say “OMG I feel like we’ve known eachother an eternity, please don’t think I’m a weirdo!”
    I hope you had a great weekend and enjoy your long weekend! Take care hun! xox

  • I haven’t taken the necklace off since I put it on last week. I love love love it.

    I have so many pictures of the nice weather from the weekend! Just wait for next weekend’s pictures, when we do our charity bike ride. It’s all across the bottom part of Toronto and it is INCREDIBLE views of the city and CN Tower. They close down the highway from 2 am Sunday to 2 pm so that this charity can take place. It’s really beautiful. 🙂
    Bob Marley is THE picture chilln’ music. 🙂

  • Having a great week at work is so satisfying and I think, makes the weekend that much more enjoyable.

    I hope you have a great week, Katie! 🙂

  • Definitely. As much as I bitch or complain, there’s always plenty to be grateful/happy for.
    Have a great week Courtney! 🙂

  • Did you have great weather this weekend, just in time to head back to work after a nice, but rainy break? I hope so. I worked all weekend so didn’t get any mileage in, but this week will be crunch time. We have our 50km/75 km bike ride next Sunday. I saw 50 and 75 because we haven’t decided if we’re doing the 75 km or the 50 km just yet. PRAY, cross your fingers and toes that the weather cooperates and we don’t have rain or thundershowers.

    Stay tuned for the LovePendants post. They make some really pretty, unique jewelry and I’m happy to share them with y’all. 🙂

    Have a great week love!

  • Oooh daily naps sounds titillating right now. It’s funny, we resisted napping as children and now? I’d give anything for a daily afternoon siesta. 🙂
    I hope you have a great week girlfriend! xo

  • I loved reading your list on Thursday night. I seriously love love love that you go for walks and your entire brood follows. That must be quite the sight. I’d love to photograph it, too bad you’re not a neighbour 🙁
    Have a great weekend chickie! xoxox

  • That sounds incredible, momma–I’m so excited to see your photos!!!

    PS: Please forgive my absence from cyber/email world this weekend. I owe you a few (was really nice to unplug for a bit though!). Hope you guys had a great weekend! XOXO

  • No need to apologize, love. Sometimes we need to unplug and enjoy downtime with no little or no distractions. 🙂

  • I love hearing about the great things that happened for you this week! I have to agree that when I have fresh flowers they will always make my top ten list.

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    Isn’t it great how the little things make us happy. My #1 this week: a clean kitchen at the hand of my girls.

  • Fresh flowers are certain to cheer anyone up, or make their day. It’s the little things… As you know. 😉
    Have a great week Miss Gina. Xo

  • Your girls cleaned the kitchen up for you? How thoughtful of them!! That certainly is a thing to be grateful and happy for. :-
    Thanks for stopping by, Chrishelle. Love your name by the way. 🙂