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Happy List: #117

I’m baaackk!

Did you miss me while I was on Spring Break? I missed all of you and it has been good to be back to my regular posting schedule this week.

This week I shared my tips for hiring a piano moving or storage company. These are things I have learned over the years and sometimes the hard way!

Then I shared my favorite granola recipe. What is life without a little crunchy topping from time to time?

Here’s the Happy List!


If you like goats, you’ll love these cute greeting cards from Boxwood Avenue. Chloe has a free PDF you can download to print the cards out at home.

free goat prints by boxwood avenue

(image: Boxwood Avenue)


I made this Pioneer Woman recipe for Handy Husband’s birthday this week.

I don’t think I’ve ever made a recipe of hers that I didn’t enjoy!

pioneer woman chocolate peanut butter pie

(image: The Pioneer Woman)

I only ate one small piece though because holy calories, Batman!


I love Miss Mustard Seed‘s perpetual calendar. If I ever find a working perpetual calendar while out thrifting, I will snatch it up! I have seen one, but it was broken. Still cool, but not functional.

Also, if you haven’t seen Miss Mustard Seed’s office reveal, you’ll probably enjoy it!

miss mustard seed perpetual calendar

(image: Mustard Seed Interiors)


I love a good sad song. Is that warped? Don’t answer that.

I like the happy songs too, but man, those sad ones are filled with so much emotion. This song, All the Best, by the Zac Brown Band is not a new song. Zac Brown has been singing it for years and it is a cover of a John Prine song. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:

I wish you love
And happiness
I guess I wish
You all the best
I wish you don’t
Do like I do
And go and fall in love with someone like you
If you fell
Oh, like I did
You’d probably walk around the block like a little kid
But a kid don’t know
He could only guess
How hard it is
To wish you happiness


I’m not a keychain person. Do you know what my “keychain” is? My grocery store rewards card. True story.

Until now, I would have been hard-pressed to imagine ever finding a keychain that made me think “Oh my goodness. I would use that!”

Until now.

photo keychain by creategiftlove on etsy

(image: CreateGiftLove via Etsy)

Isn’t that the sweetest keychain? I like it because it is tailored and streamlined and you can keep the personal part of the keychain private. They make ones that say other things too.


Are there even words to describe these doors?


I’ve written before about saving a copy of your loved one’s handwriting. So, of course, this idea of having grandma’s (or whomever) recipe engraved on a cutting board tugged all the heartstrings.

custom cutting board by 3D Carving via Etsy

(image: 3DCarving via Etsy)

This would make a great gift for many occasions: Mother’s Day, birthday, wedding, anniversary, Christmas.


What do you think of shipping container homes? The pictures of this home made from shipping containers are very pretty.

I have a lot of questions before I can decide. How is it insulated? How much do you really save by using a shipping container as the shell of your home? I’ve heard the number 30% tossed around, but I’m not sure if that would be enough savings for me to take the plunge.

shipping container home photo by alex crook for seattle magazine

(image: by Alex Crook for Seattle Magazine)


I read this post on Cup of Jo titled “12 Great Reader Comments on Love.” The twelve comments were great, but it was the comments that followed that I couldn’t get through without getting up to get a tissue.

I listened to the Hidden Brain podcast that discusses just how accurate all those personality tests (Myers-Briggs, etc.) really are.

That’s it from me. Hope you have the happiest of weekends!

P.S. I’m shamelessly saying I’d love it if we could connect on Instagram or Pinterest!


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