Happy List...

Here are five things that made me happy this week. What about you -- what made you happy this week?

Last night we finished this book and started this book for our book club.

I mentioned it earlier -- but I have really been enjoying these Peonies all week long.

Peonies

On a stormy night this week, I combined a few recipes on hand and made some yummy Stroganoff.



Consciously paused and played, something I really want to do that more often. Our daughter is such a ham as you can see below eating an ice cream cone after swimming. We did lots of fun activities this week -- soccer, crafts, trips to the bookstore and multiple stops to get more ice cream cones.



Also thanks to some twitter friends I found out I am in July's issue of Lucky Magazine this week.

Have a most wonderful weekend my dears!


(all photos by blackeiffel // Rachel Jones)

15 comments:

dulci said...

Sounds like a fun week!
Congrats on being in Lucky!!

:)

http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

Carrie said...

Loved The Importance of Being Earnest in ap lit class. I've known so many "Miss Malaprop" people in my life! Sounds like a fun week.

Meredith said...

My happy things this week: my garden surviving its first week in the ground (a feat for my black thumb), free admission to a state park, and finding the perfect piece of furniture for my office. Hope you're staying dry on this wet weekend!

plainMADE said...

Making new work!!!
(drawing some peonies too) love your pictures of them...

size too small said...

i also love peonies- sad that i haven't been able to find them in cape town!

Marthe said...

aw, she looks adorable!

This week being linked to by Gala Darling made me happy.

Reading the Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle Laporte has given me confidence and it makes me happy!

My boyfriend was supposed to be away at a conference this weekend, and it was cancelled, which secretly makes me happy. I see this weekend as a bonus weekend with him! :)

scottybecca said...

I love your blog and have been reading for a while but had to comment when I saw you were going to be reading "Crossing to Safety"! It is one of my all-time favorite books - I've read it more than five times. It's such a beautiful story of friendship. I hope you love it too. And peonies are my favorite!

mama wants more said...

Love the idea of a "Happy List" and what wonderful things to be happy about--good books, beautiful flowers, yummy food, and happy children! Might have to barrow that idea.

Julie from ProvencePost said...

For some reason I'm crazy about peonies this season. I saw an orangey one for the first time (on a gardening blog) and had to post it on my my blog. You can see it here:
http://theprovencepost.blogspot.com/2010/06/peony-envy.html
Enjoy!!

Cookie Cutter said...

Sounds like you had a great week!

Fabric shopping and cooking a meal for my hubby made me happy this week :)

Stephanie said...

Yum, yum and yum.

Glad you are loving the peonies too--did you find yours at Costco too?

Oh, and you won't regret reading Crossing to Safety--glad you ended up choosing it for the club!

Chessa! said...

I was SO EXCITED to see you in the issue! I can't believe they didn't tell yo.

Charlotte said...

Those peonies are so perfectly pink! I'm so envious!

Charlotte,
Lovely at Your Side,
lovelyatyourside.com

Lynette Killam said...

I'm a new reader, but just have to tell you how much I love your Happy List..we do have so much to be grateful for, don't we? I would love to do something like that myself..as a fairly new blogger, I haven't set up any regular projects yet. Of course, I would include your link to credit you with the idea, if that's okay with you.

Congratulations on getting into Lucky. I'll have to go to Chapters and have a peek...

Lovely to visit with you...I'll come back again...

Lynette
http://imaginationlane.blogspot.com

Lynette Killam said...

Hello again Rachel:

I came back to tell you that I'd posted a mini happy list of my own on my page, and listed your link as my inspiration. Hope that's okay. It is always a good thing to count our blessings! Thanks for shaing yours...

Lynette
Imagination Lane

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