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My Happy List: Cozy, Happy Activities

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Vintage books from Prudence and the Crow in vintage fabric book sleeves

Happy Tuesday, My Lovelies!  I've been staying home quite a bit lately, and up until yesterday, we had several days of rainy, gray weather.  So the things that have made me happy of late are the activities here at home.

1.   I've been playing with a few vintage books from my Prudence and the Crow book subscription.  Many of the covers are fun!  I love the old fashioned fun of Sarah's Cottage on the left, and the pop art of Jennie on the right.  Collecting vintage books makes me happy!

2.   FINALLY I watched Loving Vincent.  Oh, how I love this film!  It was only in theaters in Birmingham for a few days and I missed it,  But we watched it on AppleTV, and I'm so smitten with it.  The acting is amazing, and the art!  Oh, how much fun it must have been for the artists who painted the oil paintings for this film.  Loving Vincent  makes me so very happy!

Have you seen this wonderful movie yet?

Getting in touch with my inner child

3.   Sunday I read A Wrinkle in Time because it's been a few years since I read it, and I baked some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to send to the college students.  I saved a few for myself, though!  

The recipe is from A Cozy Kitchen, and you make find the recipe HERE.  Y'all....these cookies are the bomb!  I love them!  The flake sea salt make them extra special.  Let me know if you bake them!

Reading wonderful stories while snacking on deliciousness makes me so, so happy.

4.   I'm so happy to report that I've started Valentine crafts.  Valentine crafts make me so happy!  I can't wait to share them with you.

That's about all I've got.  Staying at home and doing cozy activities have made me happy over the past week.  Now that the sun is out, I'm walking and getting some sunshine!

What is making you happy this week?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I got my newsletter from YOU this morning and that made me happy! I haven't seen the movie but would love to and I'm in the designing stage of a new altered book so that makes me happy! (I'm thinking Steampunk!) Hugs, Diane

  2. I would love to have a cozy rainy day! It has hardly rained this year. It's terrible. One or two is enough, days on end is too much for some, but that never happens here. Just want to get my feet wet and hear the patter on the roof of the porch.

    We collect vintage and antique books too. I've never seen anything like the cat one. I love that image.

    Oatmeal is the favorite cookie here, so I will have to try yours too. Mine has cranberries, flax, and few other special ingredients.

  3. I love all of these things that are making you happy! I love books, old, new and everything in between. The cookies look scrumptious.

  4. My son Atticus and I both plan to see the movie.
    Eleanor Tomlinson is one of the voices, I do like her.

  5. Loving Vincent is on my watchlist too. I used to have a print of Starry Night hanging on my wall for years.

  6. Loving Vincent looks like a good show to watch. Those cookies look so yummy. I am trying to lose weight right now but will try these soon. I bet the salt flakes give them some great taste.
    Happy New Week.

  7. I'm in the Valentine craft mode, too and hope to do more today. It's such fun and it's such happy art! I didn't see Vincent in the theatres either but noticed that it is on demand now or soon so I'll definitely catch it. Good looking cookies too. I think cookie baking is in my weekend plans!

  8. Reading, watching, nibbling, and best of all happily being at home, that makes me so happy too!


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