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My Happy List #26

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I hope everyone has had a great week this week.  If it hasn't been great, I at least hope you can find a few things that made you happy!

My Happy List

1.   Debbiedoo's Copy Cat Magazine Challenge Party makes me very happy.  Click on the link if you missed it.  This is my entry for her latest party:


2.   My house is so clean.  I cleaned it to within an inch of its life on Thursday. I hope the teenagers don't destroy it this weekend, LOL!  A clean house makes me very happy!

3.   I am loving this little pumpkin spice pumpkin I bought at Pier 1.  Our kitchen smells like heaven!  The smell of pumpkin spice makes me very happy!


4.   I am so excited that I have a couple of activities planned with friends next week.  We have been so busy with back to school activities and getting into a routing, I have not had time for fun.  Spending time with my friends makes me very happy!

5.   I have been given two very good book recommendations lately.  Natalie recommended The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley and Linda recommended The French Gardner by Santa Montefiore.  You can read Linda's post about The French Gardner here.  I need to read a couple of good books.  So far, 2011 has not been as good of a year for books as 2010. Thanks, ladies, for your recommendations!  Great books recommended by friends make me so, so happy!


What made you happy this week?  Join Mamarazzi and share your happy!

Don't forget that Bonnie is hosting our What We're Reading Party this Tuesday, September 20th.  Share your book love with us, pretty please!

What We're Reading

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Sounds like you had a great week! You did a great job on the copy cat challenge and I love your little pumpkin-enjoy:@)

  2. So sorry to hear you have had a trying week.
    This list sounds very happy,
    Your new header makes me happy :)
    Really nice.
    Well I am with ya, friends and pumpkin spice can make me smile everyday
    Have fun with your friends next week.

  3. HI RJ! Oh, what a week! I'm sure your house looks wonderful being all sparkly clean! Your copy cat challenge looks great! The little pumpkin is so cute too.
    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I always love your happy list! And now I have a couple of books to look for! Love the sweet pumpkin, too! Maybe I'll run to Pier 1 tomorrow! Hobby Lobby is in the same shopping center! YAY! Enjoy your evening my friend! ♥

  5. OH OH Ricki i recommended Marianna and you will love it she wrote the winter sea which i read last it!!!!
    Love your happy list..pumpkin spice makes me happy too!
    Yes i am staying away from the mountains...just hope the cougars don't venture into my yard since we are beside the mountain and ocean!!
    Pamela xo

  6. Some of the things that made you happy this week would certainly make me happy too...especially the one about the clean house! I'm behind on my weekend cleaning, so I've got ALOT to do tomorrow.

  7. I am glad you have so many reasons to be happy, Ricki. I am happy because I am in Florida with all my kids and grandkids now....Christine

  8. Bella la tua lista!Una domenica serena per te!Baci,Rosetta

  9. What a great list-a clean house makes me happy, too. Have a good sunday girl.

  10. I have to laugh at this

    "My house is so clean. I cleaned it to within an inch of its life on Thursday. I hope the teenagers don't destroy it this weekend"

    When I was still a teenager I had the same role at home hahahaha.

  11. I love these lists, they make me smile and even more so today to see me mentioned. :)
    I will be very surprised if you do not enjoy the Santa Montefiore book, I have enjoyed all her writing. I can't wait to hear what you think Ricki Jill. Have a good week.:)

  12. I'm with you Ricki...a clean house makes me happy too. This weekend my hubby had to clean our salt water fish tank..that is so much work and we are happy it is done!
    Nice post...and I too love your new header..

  13. I love this Happy List!! What a lot of lovely things there are here. I love any spicy smells - I shall have to add pumpkin spice on my 'list on things to smell'!!!! It sounds yummy!


  14. I loved your copycat project! I hope your house survived the teenagers :)

  15. Hi Jill,

    i think you did a great job copying! And i'm glad so many things make you happy!

    We came home early from Chicago and although we have to wait more, being home makes me happy...

    Thanks and i hope you have a great week

  16. That was a great copycat. And that cute little pumpkin spice pumpking, well, I think I can actually smell it. I might have to be a copycat & go get one of!
    :) CAS

  17. Good morning! I sent you an email that you won my giveaway but haven't heard back from you yet. Please send me an email and let me know your mailing address..Happy Monday!

  18. Your copycat was great! Not sure how I missed that (oh yes, it was probably a power outage).

    Love the egg cute is that! I like your bright ideas!

    Are the two books really good? Have a happy day!

  19. A clean house makes me happy too. What would make me happier if afford someone to clean it for me. My knees kill me after I do all the floors and wood work!
    Have a good week.
    Stop by Thurs. for a chance at a cute acorn pan from WSonoma.

  20. Ricki Jill, wonderful copy cat. I can smell the pumpkin aroma, just by mentioning it. Ummmmmm!

    Thank you for your sweet note of support. It means a lot to me. You are a sweetie.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~

  21. Hahaha #2. I wasn't happy this week- actually I was happy just busy with Ian which of course makes me VERY happy.

  22. Love your happy list!! The pumpkin sounds like heaven!

  23. Loved the French Gardener. Read it several years ago. It was my beach read for one of our vacations.


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