Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My Happy List: Valentine's Day Edition

This is the beginnings of an art journal page I made inspired by the book Forty Ways to Write I Love You.

Happy Tuesday, My Lovelies!  It's time for another my Happy List, and this is the Valentine's day edition.  Another Valentine's Day is in the books, and in spite of all the hate and hateful acts in the world, we choose love.

I love Katherine Reay's books, and I can't wait to start this one.  Jane Austen inspired books make me happy!

Look at these sweet Valentine's Day cards from Jenna and Sarah.  Aren't they the cutest!  Valentine cards always make me happy!

Mr. Sketchy Reader bought me another MacKenzie-Childs heart bowl to add to my collection.  He's the best!  Plus he bought me Louis Sherry chocolates!  

I've found some interesting things around the web I want to share with y'all.

Book Riot published a post for their Read Harder challenge about books you can read in one sitting.  Check out some of the titles listed because there must be at least one to suit your reading taste.

Jeanie recommended this book to me last week based on my post about Footnotes* from the World's Greatest Bookstores, and it can certainly be read in one sitting.  

Apartment Therapy shared some of their favorite pieces from Chip and Joanna Gaines' new spring collection at Target. 

Thirteen staffers at Real Simple Magazine shared their stress-busting books, or "comfort reading," on a post recently.  Comfort books make me so happy, and I tend to re-read Lynne Kurland books and Bible verses for comfort.   

I'm still enjoying getting inspired by reading about the daily habits of artists throughout history.  I like that I can pick it up and read about a couple of artists, and put it away.  I'm currently keeping it on my work table in my art studio.  

Now that all the Valentine's Day decor is put away, I'll fluff the house for spring this week until I decorate for St. Patrick's Day next week.  Maybe I'll "call it up" and spring will arrive with some sunshine!

What's making you happy today?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill

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  1. Thanks for the shout out Ricki Jill, and such a sweet happy post! How special of hubby to give you an MKC heart dish, and fine chocolates, the PERFECT Valentine gift!

  2. I just love your MC collection! And 40 ways to say I Love You? That's so sweet. :)

  3. Love the cards and the MC heart dish. What a special family you have. For comfort I re-read the old Catherine Cookson books..and now they are packed away in a warehouse until we move.

    Very sweet post, Ricki! xo Diana

  4. Your hubby sure knows how to make you happy with the collection of MKC hearts. They are so pretty RJ. Lots of interesting books to think about and I love anything JA inspired. Your happy list makes me happy today:)

  5. What a sweet gift from your hubby! And I always add books to my reading list when I visit you! Hugs!

  6. Oh such fun...Love the cards ..... Sometimes hubby can surprise us with the best gifts( ha Ha)What are you going to put in them ?Thanks for sharing the books ..I’m always on the look out for something new.

  7. Sweet recap, RJ. Love the hearts bowls you're amassing. I am definitely happy these past few days with sunshine, warm temps, and spring-like conditions ever-changing in the garden. Dirt therapy!

  8. Hi,
    What a fun Valentine. :-) I always am pinning new books to read when I visit you. Thank you for all the reviews, I appreciate it.

  9. What a sweet post!!I love seeing happy posts like this!!



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