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My Happy List #36

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Miss Angie is hosting My Happy List this week.  Please join her and share your happy!

My Happy List

1.     The Christmas tree is bought, and most of the gifts are wrapped.  I am still waiting for some to be shipped, but I expect them any day now. Finishing chores makes me very happy!




2.     We had our Dixie Diva Book Club planning meeting last Tuesday evening, and we will be reading some great books in 2012.  I will write a full post about them later on in the week, but here is a preview of the books we will be reading:


Reading great books makes me *very* happy!

3.     In case you missed it, I finished a challenging painting.  You can read about it here.  Finishing art projects makes me so happy!


4.     Giving gifts that give back makes me very happy.  Here are three gifts we are proud to share this year:


MAC cosmetics' Viva Glam Melt Your Heart Lip Bag benefitting men, women and children with AIDS


Pottery Barn's lovely votives benefitting St. Jude Children's Hospital


MacKenzie-Childs' lovely glass ornament benefitting Girls Inc.  My daughter participated in many inner city activities with this wonderful organization.

5.     Finally, I received a Sunshine Award from Andrea's blog, Maybe It's Just Me.


Her blog is so much fun.  I am a new follower of hers, and I truly enjoy her spirit and her unique voice.  Discovering fantastic new blogs makes me very happy!  As a recipient of the award, I must do the following:

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.   *Thanks so much, Andrea :D  *

2. Answer the following questions below.

3. And pass the award to 10 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs and let them know you awarded them.

Favorite color? Crimson

Favorite animal? Westies!!!  {and horses}

Favorite number? 13

Favorite drink? Cheerwine and Starbucks Cafe Verona

Facebook or Twitter? I do not care for either, really.....

Your passion? My family, art, literature.

Giving or getting presents? I like both, but I love giving presents when I am certain the recipient is going to *heart* it.

Favorite day? It depends on my schedule, but I love Sundays mostly.

Favorite flower? Roses, camellias, and peonies.

I know most of you write award free blogs, but I want to let you know that you are sunshine to me, and I want to share this with you.  If you do not want to participate, that's OK!!!  ;P


Y'all don't kill me because then I will no longer be happy!  :/

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. what a beautiful post, I really like the earth ornament, beautiful memory keepsake for your daughter and family.

  2. Bravo on that painting. You are such a true artist. Of course to me it is those that make a painting look most realistic but I am not artistic one bit but I thought it was a photo at first glance so you must be good in my book. Thanks for the award. You are such a sweetie. Love the ribbon on the tree and the wrap. Great colors.

  3. When I chose my winners today they were both named I see all of your friends are named Diane! heeheehee! Thanks girlfriend! You KNOW I love your happy list! I'm going to go and see if I can afford those votive holders! lol And I'll want to read the book....we love so many of the same things! ♥♥♥

  4. Those are great things to be happy about. YAY books, and I love your painting. Thanks so much for the award! :)

  5. Lovely, lovely lovely as always! Made me smile as usual! (at least fr that moment before the green with envy kicks in...hee hee hee)

  6. Your "Happy" posts are always so sweet. I love what I can see of your tree and precious, special ornaments. I have a "Grand" who would love a horse ornament like that one -- she has just started riding lessons. Congratulations on your win, you are so deserving. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday time!
    xoxo, CAS

  7. You are so sweet Ricki Jill...Thank you for thinking of me :-) Your sweet friendship makes me happy. Oh and by the way...your painting is absolutely fabulous. Great job my very talented amiga. Sending you a great big hug.

    Much love,

  8. Thank you so much for passing on the Sunshine Award to me - you are too sweet and truly bring a little sunshine into our lives. What a great list of loves you had this time.


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