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My Happy List #24

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Happy Saturday!  I am slowly but surely getting our house in order, and I am so happy to be participating in my favorite linky party, My Happy List at Dandelion Wishes.  Mamarazzi hosts several fun parties each week, and you should go over to her blog and check them out!

My Happy List

1.   I am happy to report that Shanley is home resting this weekend, and she brought two weeks' worth of laundry  :/   Having my daughter home for the weekend makes me very happy!


Shanley Belle and her roommate, Taylor Benjamin, at Greek fest last week.  Taylor pledged Gamma Phi Beta.

2.   Shelley has made some very nice friends already this school year.  I am so proud of her good choices, and she is enjoying spending the weekend with her friends.  Shelley's good choices make me happy!

3.   I received a sweet surprise in the mail this week.  I won an adorable embroidered dish towel from Puddle Jumper Creations.  Winning neat prizes on blogs makes me very happy! Thanks so much, Susie!


4.   I started a painting this week which is a total miracle.  I am hoping to get back into the art studio several days this week.  Starting new paintings makes me very, very happy!

5.   Diane honored me with a mention on her blog and the Versatile Blogger award.  If you have not read Diane's blog, Diane Wants to Write, you are missing out.  I have been following Diane's blog for quite awhile, and I simply adore Diane's voice.  Her posts are written from the heart, and she writes about her family, girlfriends, social activities, work, and beautiful locations around the Philippines. I have never visited there, but Diane's blog makes me want to visit her lovely country.  Please visit Diane Writes here.  Sweet bloggy friends make me so very happy!


What made your Happy List this week?  Please join Mamarazzi, and share your happy!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Such a beautiful daughter! Enjoy her visit my friend, I love it when i'm with one, or both of my daughters, they both live far from us, so it's not possible very often. Have a safe weekend. FABBY

  2. I'm glad your daughter is home,, bringing laundry is something we can always count on when the kids are in University,, its a given,,but the time flys by.I can remember having all three of our away at school and sometimes thinking they would never get jobs and be on thier own,,but it happened way too fast and I wished I was back under all those piles of laundry and cooking all the special things for them to take with,, I miss those days.Enjoy her now,, she will be on her own way too soon! She is lovely as well,

  3. aww...i love that she came home with 2 weeks of proof you are a fabulous mama. making the right friends is something to be VERY happy about.

    GREAT list of Happy!! thanks for linking up!

  4. I am going to have to tape a reminder to do a Happy List! This is one of the posts I look forward to on your blog! I always read what you write and wonder we are such good friends! And I love Diane...the one you mentioned, too! She's a special friend and a sweet young lady with a wonderful blog! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ♥

  5. Glad Shanley is home and doing well. I am sure you are relieved to have her settled and now starting up school. You can get back to normal now. At least a new normal.

  6. haha i am happy to see you happy!!!
    Your daughter and friend look lovely!!!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my post of last Monday (yes i'm a little late catching up...)

  7. Fantastic happy list! Sounds wonderful!
    One that is quite inspiring! I have been wanting to get back to painting! This will be the week,

  8. Hello Ricki! Wow thanks for the mention and appreciation :) That two weeks worth of laundry made me laugh. I'm happy for your daughter too. And I love the idea that you are starting with painting. Another beautiful venture, I would look forward in seeing your creations! Have a great Sunday!

  9. My daughter was Gamma Phi when she was in school...lots of crescent moons! Sounds like life is good. Have a wonderful week!

  10. Sounds like you have had a great week. are u getting any of Irene?

  11. Fabulous list. Love that you are enjoying your daughter, such a beautiful girl, like her mama.

    Enjoy the painting, I love starting new projects. :)

    Yay for winning, what a great job she did on the embroidery, love the unique. Dev ordered a darling camera bag on Etsy (it will be in soon and she'll post a pic) because she didn't want hers to look like everyone else's.

  12. Love the tea towel and can imagine having a collection one for every month of the year :0

  13. Makes you feel like a good parent when you kids make good choices. Like you did something right raising them!

    Yay for winning prizes!

  14. Something tells me that you didn't really mind 2 weeks of laundry. You were probably just thrilled to see your daughter for the weekend.

  15. Your happy list makes me happy! happy your daughter is adjusting well and making nice friends and happy that you are using your wonderful gift and painting.

  16. Reading your happy list made me happy! You certainly have a beautiful daughter. Enjoy painting this week!

  17. Your daughter is so cute! It makes me happy to see my son too, I will in a couple of weeks. I guess we are all happy that Irene was not as bad as predicted!


  18. Hi Ricki! Your daughter is so pretty and I'm so happy both of them are making good decisions! Makes being a mom so much easier!
    Can't wait to see your paintings. Oh, you mentioned the Le Cruset pot? My husband just ordered me a red one. I have a red Martha Stewart one, but it's chipping and I know the quality is not the same! You know I'll pop a little chick on the handle!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. It is a happy list indeed. Your daughter is so lovely!
    Good luck with a new painting.


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