Hello, hello! Welcome back to the Happy List.
November is flying by and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I suppose I’ll just roll with it, since that’s how I approach most everything in life.
This week on the blog I shared the art we made from what I think is a Victorian era heating grate. There are some odd cutouts in our floors, which make me think we did have some sort of heating system for the main floor back in the day.
I also shared that I am on the hunt for rocking chairs for our sunporch. It’s not a very aggressive hunt. Honestly, I’m hoping some chairs just fall in my lap. Stranger things have happened in 2020!
Here’s the Happy List!
How pretty is this scene in Norway?
I won’t spoil the inside. It is definitely worth a click if you like that rustic farmhouse vibe.
(image: Vibeke Design)
I’ve been having a craving for brioche bread. It was something we used to have all the time when we lived in Ireland.
(image: Levantine Mama)
I need some bells on my walls. And those windows.
This home by Becky Shea Design is full of ideas.
(image: Becky Shea Design)
ALTOID TIN ART
This is so cool.
Colorado-based artist Remington Robinson creates miniature paintings on the inside of Altoid tins.
Go see more of his paintings here.
(image: Remington Robinson via My Modern Met)
I usually only buy new sheets when I’ve worn out the set that I own. I’m a linen closet storage minimalist.
Is that weird? Eh…it’s not the quirkiest thing about me.
Last week, however, I went a little wild and bought new flannel sheets at Target even though my current sheet set is just fine. See? Wild.
I had forgotten how warm and cozy it is to sleep on flannel sheets! I’m all about self care right now and flannel sheets are a bright spot in my day.
What are you doing for self care these days?
P.S. Handy Husband and I have a king-sized bed. We use the fitted sheet, but we don’t use the top sheet. Instead, we each have our own duvet/duvet cover (Twin XL Size).
It’s been sleep changing to have our own covers! I can’t recommend it highly enough!
I wash the duvet covers every Sunday along with the fitted sheet and pillowcases. Sunday Clean Sheet Day is another one of my quirks!
Speaking of things that make us happy, there is a tool that measures happiness of large populations in near real time by analyzing the words people use on Twitter. It is called the Hedonometer and they have been collecting data at the Computational Story Lab at the University of Vermont Complex Systems Center for over 10 years.
They assign weight to words that people use (English words only for now) and then use those weights to keep track of happiness. Not a lot bumps the Hedonometer scale much except for widespread holidays like Christmas.
If you go to their site, you can see how happy the global English speaking population is on any given day with their interactive tool and what events are prompting that shift. It’s FASCINATING.
(image: via Hedonometer.org)
HIKING WITH A CHATTERBOX
I have one of those children.
There is so. much. talking. Nonstop talking.
Turns out that chatter is important to brain development.
I wouldn’t think that a half painted brick wall would work, but somehow it does in this London home! Maybe it is because the art spans both sides of the brick.
It was my profound pleasure to be able to explain this image to my 13-year-old daughter this week.
The image was created by artist Bria Goeller and the owner of Good Trubble.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.” – Alden Nowlan
That’s it for this week’s Happy List.
We came, we saw, we conquered. Now it is time to get your weekend started!
I’ll see you back here on Monday.
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