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My Happy List: Thoughtful Bloggers and Being Home

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


This might be a long Happy List this week.  ;P

My Happy List

1.  I was so honored to have been featured by two of my favorite bloggers! Nita @ Mod Vintage Life featured my dining room, and Laura @ I'm SoVintage featured my blog, too.  Thanks so, so much, ladies!  Nita and Laura:  Your blogs make me happy, and I am so thankful I found you two!

2.   Mundie Moms is a fantastic Young Adult book blog.  Mundie Moms has been hosting a City of Fallen Angels Read-A-Long that has been so much fun. Today is the big day that Mortal Instruments fans have been waiting for: The release of City of Lost Souls.  Highly anticipated book releases make me very happy!



3.   Shanley is home for the summer.  She will be home for three entire months!  I am so happy!  She was so sweet to me on my birthday, and she bought me two books I have been wanting.  :D



4.   Look at my clean stove!  It took me a very long time to get it looking this clean.  Clean stoves make me so very happy!


5.   I bought a new house plant.  It's called a pepperonium.  I love saying it: pepperonium.  It makes me happy!


6.   Ellen and I cleaned the art studio to within an inch of its life.  I am so honored to be a part of The Village Painters.  Painting with this amazing group of artists makes me very, very happy!  More about this amazing group later!


This abstract was painted by Village Painter Petey Scruggs.  She is 92 years young!

7.   Mamarazzi is hosting a My Favorite Colors swap.  Her swaps make me so happy!  It is fun shopping for others, and then receiving fun gifts in the mail.


8.   My grandmother has been ill, and I am very happy to report that she is much better!  I want to thank you for your prayers.  You guys will never know how much you mean to me!

So what is making you happy lately?  Join Mamarazzi, and share your happy!!!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I'm glad to hear your grandmother is feeling better!

    I have to agree...clean stoves make me so very happy too.

  2. So glad Big Mama is feeling better. I was very worried about all of you. Man, how did you get your stove so clean? I would have to work on mine for a year!! Love the plant, very different and love the name too. Glad Shanley is home for a while, you all will have fun. Congrats! on your wonderful features. Saw you on Laura's, great feature.

  3. You are very blessed Ricki! A great talent, wonderful family, and a beautiful home, what more can a woman ask for.

  4. Love your happy list. I would kill to have my stove that clean. Does that mean you wont be cooking for awhile? It would be a shame to dirty it up! I hope you have a wonderful summer and enjoy the time you get to spend having your family together!

  5. Your happy list made me happy! That is so great that your grandma is doing better!

  6. Thanks, Ricki Jill. You were an easy choice to feature, as I can't think of a sweeter person. I am happy that your grandmother is feeling better and I know you are thrilled to have Shanley home :)

  7. Hi Ricki Jill,
    As a newbie to your blog I must say I'm a huge fan of "happy lists". It makes me remember to be thankful for so many good item too small if it makes you happy!

  8. A wonderful happy list! My son comes home from college this weekend. Daughter will only come and go from now on I think as she'll be entering her last year of grad school in the fall and plans to spend most of the summer in her apartment and doing an internship.

    Love the great striped leaves of your plant!

  9. I'm on my lunch break and I'm finishing off my tuna sandwich meal with a chocolate almond milk and some little chocolate Praeventia cookies. That's making me happy!

  10. I am so glad your daughter is home for the summer, it's always a happy time when they are back in the nest! Your new books look good, I am trying to finish up the one I am reading now because I have a list a mile long of books I want to read.

    I am glad to hear your grandmother is doing better...sending you good thoughts.


  11. Your happy list makes me happy, too! I like it that you list things like clean stoves...

  12. yay for Shanley being fun!! i cannot wait to see what y'all sent each other for the swap. i am a little bummed that i didn't match myself up!!

    great list of happy!!


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