Hey, hey, hey! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here.
First, fun news! My Halloween Duct Tape Decals were featured over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Funky Junk Interiors, and Creatively Beth. It never gets old to have your work showcased on someone else’s website.
This week on the blog I shared a flower arrangement I made using a vintage toolbox as the vase. I tend to make more flower arrangements in the fall than any other time. I’m not sure why but I’m not complaining about it.
I also revealed the new rocking chairs on our front porch. Those have been a long time coming and I’m so glad we’re finally able to enjoy them.
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This is giving me fall wedding vibes!
(image: The Crowned Goat)
One of my kids told me about a hack for making caramel corn with melted Werther’s caramel candy. That seemed like a ridiculous waste of Werther’s candy to me, so I decided to make actual caramel corn for the first time in my life.
I found this recipe that doesn’t include corn syrup from Aleka’s Get Together and it was delicious. I made a double batch and my family ate it all in less than a day. Clearly, we have no self control.
(image: Aleka’s Get Together)
A HAPPY SPACE
But the best part might be the reeded glass cabinets. That was a DIY…an easy DIY with a reeded glass film. Go check it out here.
(image: Casa Watkins)
HOW BIG IS JUPITER?
Have you seen this image of North America superimposed on top of Jupiter? This was done by John Brady of Astronomy Central to illustrate just how big Jupiter is. Jupiter is the largest planet if our solar system. If this image doesn’t blow your mind, the sun is even bigger than Jupiter!
If you want to see North America superimposed on Mars and the moon, go check out this Vox article.
HALLOWEEN POT PIE
You can buy ghost cookie cutters on Amazon but you know me, I’ll probably freehand my ghost shapes. It will turn out really scary looking then. Haha!
(image: Giggle Living)
In one of our homes, we had a built-in bed in a kid’s room. I loved it. It made the best use of an awkward space.
I wouldn’t mind doing something like this in our son’s room, or, at a minimum, building drawers under his bed. He needs more storage for a tight space. More photos of this home can be found at House and Garden UK.
(image: Owen Gale via House and Garden UK)
FIND THE HIDDEN BAT
Can you find the hidden bat in this picture? I stink at these puzzles. My son and Handy Husband can spot the hidden image almost immediately. It’s infuriating. Ha!
For a larger image and to see the answer, click here.
(image: Lenstore via Yahoo)
ARTISTIC LEAF RAKING
This is so satisfying to look at.
When Is That Golden Moment? by Eileen Hession
When the scale tells me I’ve not gained a pound
When my glasses or phone or keys have been found,
When the cop pulls me over but spares me the ticket
When my ice cream cone drips and I get to lick it,
When I read the obituaries and don’t know a soul,
When the car just ahead of me pays for my toll,
When my pants can fit without sucking my gut in
When I’m on the dance floor and a man asks to cut in,
When it’s time for a movie and I get to choose it,
When I cut out the coupon and remember to use it.
Everyone understands the worth
Of a big celebration: a marriage, a birth
But moments of joy, too many to mention
Brighten each day, when we just pay attention.
Thank you for reading today’s Happy List.
Be good to yourself and others this weekend.
I’ll see you back here on Monday.
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