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My Happy List: Happy Mardi Gras and Other Happy Things

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Mardi Gras, My Lovelies!  I hope you're having a wonderful day today.  The photo above is from Book Riot's February Instagram Challenge.  It would make me so happy if you'd follow me in Instagram.  Will you?  I'll follow you back!  Please click on the link on my sidebar to follow.

Our daughter rode in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans this year.  I'm so happy she's working hard yet making time for fun, too.  I'm very happy she's joining a Mardi Gras Krewe!

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and I'm ready.  Are you?  Valentine's Day fun always makes me happy!

The above thoughtful and adorable Valentine's Day care package is from the sweet Jeanie @ The Marmalade Gypsy.  I look forward to reading this novel about Truman Capote and his association with famous NYC socialites.

I love these sweet Valentines from two of my Traveling Totes Sisters, Deb at Mountain Breaths and Emily @ The French Hutch.  Y'all are the best!

I love my blog friends!  All of you.  Y'all make me happy so much with your encouragement and friendship.

Speaking of blog friends, I had lunch today with Emily and Jenna from The Painted Apron.  I had so much fun with them....they are the sweetest ladies *ever*

I wanted to share with you the second Molly Hatch bouquet in a book today because the Happy Day bouquet SHOULD be shared in My Happy List, don't you agree?

I shared Thinking of You in yesterday's post.  You can read it HERE.

Look how cute it is from the back.  I love these books, and it's fun reading about the flowers and their meanings, too.  Molly Hatch is such a talented artist!

Combining my two favorite loves, books and flowers, makes me very happy indeed!

Speaking of books and flowers....

I don't usually participate in Waiting on Wednesday memes, but I have been waiting for a long time for the release of:

Oh, JOY!  Mine should be in some time today.  *squee*  You will be reading about this book here on the blog soon!

A couple of weeks ago the latest Flavia de Luce mystery was released, and I read it quickly.  It was a very complicated mystery with several crimes and suspects.  I will review the mystery tomorrow, and there's good news for you, My Sweet Readers!  I will be giving away a copy of The Grave's a Fine and Private Place.  The giveaway begins tomorrow, so come back and enter!

One for me, and one for you!!!

Flavia de Luce murder mysteries make me so happy!  

Click HERE to read a post about the first mystery in the series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

If you'd like to order my Sketchy Reader letter for this book, click HERE.

What's making you happy today?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Such a neat post full of info and your art! I was interested in Rachel's book as well. This week is packed full! Mardi Gras, Valentine's, Lent, Chinese New Year, followed up by President's day! It seems a lot fell in one week this year! Enjoy! xoxo Su

  2. I love books and flowers. And like you, I love paper and art supplies.

  3. How fun to get to lunch with blogger friends. I have only met two and it was a real treat.
    I can't believe Valentine's Day is already here. Have a wonderful one.

  4. Well, starting the week with lunch out with friends is a great way to be happy! I am looking forward to getting a lot done this week while my husband is out of town, and having some more girl time! The floral affair book looks so interesting!

  5. I had so much fun with you and Jenna today and looking forward to more on Saturday. Thank. You for the sweet Valentine card, it was waiting for me in the mail yesterday when I returned home. I have those same boxed sets, they make me happy. Love all of your pretty pics and books. Love Molly Hatch and have a few of her pieces. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day RJ.......

  6. May dis Valentine bless uz wid da cupid of love & warmth of romance.
    Happy Valentines Day my dear!

  7. Ricki Jill, thank you for the Valentine. It made me happy, as did this post. Happy 'Pal'entine's, 'Gal'entine's and Valentine's Day to all!♥

  8. what a happy, happy post! I love those Happy Books with the flowers and I have to discover Flavia de Luce. Sounds like my cuppa! I saw Rachel Ashwell on Home and Family talking about this book -- it looks beautiful! But then, it's Rachel Ashwell. And as for valentines, I received an awfully cute one from you yesterday! Thank you! I hope today is lovely.

  9. As always, your happy post made me happy.
    Love to you my friend,


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