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My Happy List: Random Summertime Happy

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Good Tuesday Morning, My Lovelies!

It's time for My Happy List, and I hope you'll link-up what's making you happy in your little corner of the blogosphere.

My Happy List

1.   Grab my delightful button for your post.
2.   Link-up a happy post.
3.   Visit other bloggers and enjoy!

My Happy List

1.   I love it when my girls are happy.  Check out Shelley's smile!  Mr. Art @ Home bought an old 1980's Boston Whaler and restored it over the winter for her.

2.   I love eating salads in the summer.  Not turning on the oven or stove for dinner makes me very happy!   (Sometimes it's just too hot for that)....
Check out this video for the Best Summertime Salad from Anthropologie.

You may get the recipe here,
from the cookbook, Modern Mediterranean.

LOVE this salad!

3.   On Sunday, I celebrated my 900th post.  Yay!  Happy!!!  If you missed it, here is the link.

4.   I finally got the spring cleaning done at the lake cabin this week.  I left the family at home and came down a couple of days before them so I could work without distractions.  Getting things done makes me so, so happy!   We've had lots of hit and miss showers this weekend, but that's okay!

Mountain Laurels on Lake Martin

5.   Finally, I'd like to congratulate Chandler Champion, who was crowned Miss Alabama Saturday night at Samford University.  Chandler was in Shanley Belle's graduating class at The Alabama School of Fine Arts.  She was a dance major at ASFA, and she's studying journalism and dance at The University of Alabama. I *love* her platform.  She promotes literacy through "Chandler's Challenge."

Chandler will represent Alabama in the Miss America Pageant in September. So happy she'll be representing our state!

What's making you happy this week?  Link-up your happy posts!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Hmmm the salad sounds so good Ricki. Darling pic of your daughter on the BW :) Looks like so much fun! Enjoy your day, Leslie

  2. Ricky Jill the time with my granddaughter, Isabella is priceless. She stayed a week, and will come back in about a month for another week! We went to the Aquarium at Crown Center, so fun!

    Art by Karena
    Giveaway from Splendid Sass.

  3. Yay for productive and healthy happy times! So Shelley is a boat captain, as well? Awesome! ;)
    And congrats to the beauty queen...great that her platform is literacy....we need more of that in the world!

  4. Congratulations on your 900th post! Quite an accomplishment! Your happy list is a good one. Your daughter looks happy too to have the damp breeze blowing in her hair on the boat her dad worked so hard restoring. And I'll be watching for Chandler as I never miss the pageant. Got to pull for a Southern girl!

  5. RJ,
    The salad sounds delicious and I agree, when the weather heats up salads with all kinds of good things in them is the answer. How fun to have the lake cabin all ready for the summer. I'm happy about how my garden is growing right now!

  6. Lovely! Can't wait to get out on the water this summer. We seem to be in a prolonged, chilly spring here.

  7. Cute! That boat looks like so much fun! :) Lots of happy over there in your neighborhood, and that salad looks so tasty! :D

  8. I LOVE salads in the summer, too. Our house is currently registering 84 degrees in here - and when we turn the stove on, it's higher! I am NOT looking forward to July/August in this town! We eat a lot of salads, fruit, and sandwiches this time of the year!!

    I'd look as happy as your daughter if I were out on the boat, too!

    Thanks for hosting My Happy List - it's something I look forward to throughout the week! (I mentioned ya in my blog today, too! ;))

  9. Shelley's smile is the MOST beautiful! What a happy summer you have to look forward to! I'm linking today! We just got back to Florida! Sweet hugs!

  10. Hi, I came over from Lavender Dreams, and I like this idea of a happy list. The gal who is Miss Alabama is a true beauty, and I like the salad and the restored boat.

  11. I am so on a salad kick too! I have one or more every day and loving it.
    Shelley looks incredibly happy at the helm of her own ship. What a gift!

  12. Great things to be happy for!

  13. I love to see smiles on the faces of my children as well. It makes you feel like everything is alright in the world. :)

  14. Oh my gosh!!! I love her smile. Shelley looks like she is in her part of heaven and deserves this happiness!!!! I am glad you were able to get your Spring Cleaning done. What a beautiful girl, who will be representing the stat of AL. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  15. What a great post Ricki Jill. Great photo of Shelley in her boat have fun, WOW! Great Dad!!! We are doing a lot of salads now too, just to hot in the kitchen! You Mountain Laurel is a gorgeous color. I know it has to be beautiful at the lake now. Congratulations to Miss Alabama! I’m adding my tablescape post, doing tablescapes makes me happy............

    The French Hutch

  16. Newbie to your Happy List link up. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! The picture of your daughter is fantastic. She's so happy you can literally feel her joy pouring out!

  17. That happiness is just wonderful! I used to love going out on my cousin's boat when we would go to Maine for the summer.
    I would love a family free couple days to get some stuff done at home. Lucky you getting to get stuff done one a lake :o)

  18. I've been in a spring-cleaning mood lately! Tackled the fridge today. :)

  19. Today my happy list would consist of me not being in pain............but yours is good too

  20. Hi Ricki! If I would be in Shelley's shoes, I would be the happiest too with a new Boston Whaler. Great fathers really know how to make daughters the happiest!

    Btw, I tagged you in a post

    Have a great week!

  21. Getting things done makes me happy too! Unfortunately I sometimes forget in the moment how happy I will be at the end and just don't always do things ;)

  22. Hi :)congrats on your 900th post :) im a new blogger i home i can reach that number someday :D


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