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Happy List: #336

Hello and welcome to this week’s Happy List! I’m delighted you are here!

I hope the first week of March treated you well.

On the blog this week I shared an Easter craft. Easter will be here before we know it. I used gold leaf to decorate wood eggs and I think they look very sophisticated. Let me know if you try this technique.

I also shared the St. Patrick’s Day floral arrangement I made with a more subtle nod to Ireland’s favorite holiday. Multiple holiday ideas in one week. Phew! Maybe I should take next week off. Ha!

As always, thank you for being here. If you want to connect with us, and I hope you do, you can always comment on this blog post or send an email here. You can also reach out on Instagram or Facebook.

Enjoy this week’s Happy List!


This is the neatest example of decorating with driftwood that I’ve seen in a good long while.

More pictures of this home can be found here.

beach style bedroom decorated with driftwood art by GLDESIGN via Town and Country Living

(image: GLDESIGN via Town and Country Living)


This is the cutest bunny planter! If you received this wouldn’t it put the biggest smile on your face?

Get the directions from Amy Latta Creations here.

bunny planter from amy latta creations on the happy list

(image: Amy Latta Creations)


Did you know there are seed banks around the world that preserve seeds in cold storage for “just in case” scenarios? I’m thankful for governments that plan for the worst instead of just hoping it never happens.

The good news this week is that nine countries are sending seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway for the first time! Most of them are from Africa and preserve seeds vital to those countries. 77 countries already have seeds stored at Svalbard. The Seed Vault will now house over 1.27 million seed samples and has a capacity for 2 billion seeds. The U.S. is one of the supporters of The Seed Vault.

Stefan Schmitz, Executive Director of the Crop Trust, said, “The Seed Vault represents a shared commitment to global peace, where nations unite to safeguard a common resource vital for sustaining life worldwide.”

We could certainly use more global peace.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the happy list

(image: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault)


This curtain-around-the-door situation feels very romantic to me.

Also, look at those floors!

swedish apartment with romantic curtains around the door photographer Kristofer Johnsson and stylist Pella Hedeby via my scandinavian home on the happy list

(image: photo by Kristofer Johnsson | styling by Pella Hedeby | via My Scandinavian Home)


How simple and clever is this kindling storage setup? It’s just 2x4s and cinder blocks.

cinder block and 2x4 kindling storage from the Homedit on the happy list

(image: Homedit)


I just learned that Greek and Roman sculptures – the marble statues we see today – were originally painted. WHAT?!?

Artists weren’t leaving the marble statues blank for a reason. The paint just degraded over time, which makes sense. Read more about this over at Big Think.

Experimental color reconstructions of a statue of a Muse in different stages by Vinzenz Brinkmann, Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, Bianca Kress via wikimedia user Aquaplaning on the happy list

(image: Wikimedia)


After the entire family teased me for wearing a headlamp while I sat in bed at night to work on my embroidery (I guess it was quite the look), I got this neck lamp.

I saw Emily Amick using it to work on her needlepoint and realized it was a much better solution than my headlamp. It’s brighter, adjustable, doesn’t need batteries, doesn’t mush my hair, and is more comfortable.

Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light via amazon on the happy list

(image: Amazon)

P.S. There is no photographic evidence of me wearing the headlamp to do my embroidery. Thank goodness.


This is the happiest office building I’ve ever seen. Maybe folks would want to return to the office if it looked like this. I’d dread going to the DMV a lot less if it looked like this…just saying in case anyone from the DMV is reading this.

This building designed by SAKO Architects is in Tokyo and you have to check out how it looks at night. Find the pictures over at This Is Colossal.

SAKO Architects rainbow building in tokyo via This is Colossal on the happy list

(image: SAKO Architects via This Is Colossal)


Difference by Anna Kamieńska

Tell me what’s the difference
between hope and waiting
because my heart doesn’t know
It constantly cuts itself on the glass of waiting
It constantly gets lost in the fog of hope

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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