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My Happy List #31

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


My Happy List is short and sweet this week.  We have been busy this past week because it has been my eldest daughter's Fall Break!  It was so nice having Shanley Belle home for several days.

My Happy List

1.   We got to spend some time with Shanley Belle!  Family time makes me so happy!  We also got to spend some time with Shanley's roommate, Caitlin, too.  Caitlin is one of Shanley's best friends from her art high school.  I am so happy they are roommates!

2.   There is already a chill in the air.  Now is the time to pack a thermos of hot coffee for after school horseback riding lessons at the barn.  Delicious coffee makes me so happy!  I have a new coffee company I want to share with you:


I love the names of their blends.  Here are two I have tried:



I bought the Wicked Wolf.  It is a new favorite, and it will accompany me to the barn this week!

3.   Sometimes the best opportunity I have to read all week is while I wait for Shelley to clean tack and groom horses after lessons.  I am so happy that the latest Flavia de Luce novel is out today, November 1st.  Flavia de Luce mysteries make me so very happy!  If you have not heard about this delightful series by Alan Bradley, let me give you a little information that might just make you want to run out and buy all four books in the series....

The year is 1950, and the setting is a spooky English manor called Buckshaw.  Flavia de Luce is an eleven year old genius who has discovered her Victorian uncle's old chemistry lab in one wing of the mansion.  Not only does Flavia have a penchant for chemistry, but she has a penchant for distilling poisons, too.  She tries to poison one of her obnoxious older sisters by placing poison in her lipstick in the first book.  But fortunately, Flavia tends to use her genius for good as she is a prodigy detective solving every murder committed in the tiny village of Bishop's Lacy.

Please take the time to watch this book trailer for Flavia's latest mystery, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows.

What's on Your Happy List this week?  Please join Mamarazzi, and share your happy!

Until next time...
Ricki Jill


  1. wonderful happy list, i love the design on the coffeee lable, great name as well, have the best of best weeks,

  2. Hello there sweet girl - I loved reading your happy list! Made me smile...oh and that new coffee company sounds fab! Would love to taste their coffee too, I'm sure it's delish.

  3. Coffee AND books make me very happy!

  4. Enjoy having your daughter Home it is wonderful Loved your happy list ~made me happy too

  5. OH! I LOVE Raven's Brew, and I had no idea the new Flavia comes out today! YAY! :D

    Those are all wonderful things! :)

  6. Your happy list always makes me happy! The coffee sounds wonderful! We buy our coffee beans whole and grind them fresh. We love good coffee! And the book must be good...1950 was a very good year! heehee! Enjoy your day, my friend! I'm having a BIG Giveaway! Stop by soon! ♥

  7. You have lots to be happy about! I think I need to read the Flavia books.

  8. I am happy for cooler weather too, nothing better than a good cup of coffee in the afternoon, Ravens Brew sounds mighty good!


  9. Your happy list sounds like one I would make. Top of my list, family.
    I love coffee, especially when there is a chill in the air. Love the flavored ones too. Your coffee is quite, ahem.......scary!
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    ROLL TIDE........

    The French Hutch

  10. The coffee labels are so much fun! I love a great cup of coffee. I think you saw what was on my happy list this week. I'm hoping that sleep will be back on my list by next week!

  11. You have always good things on your happy list! and yes i am all with the quality family time!!!

    Glad to be here again!
    Big hugs from Indiana

  12. what a FUN coffee co and the names of all their blends.

    yay for time with the girls!

    thanks for linking up, great list as always!!

  13. Hi Rickii Jill I am catching up with my blogging friends and you welcomed me home so many posts which I will now have a quick scan to see what I missed! Having just had three weeks quality time with our eldest I understand exactly what you mean by family time.


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