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Happy List: #290

Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. Can you believe February is almost over?

This week on the blog I shared what I learned about rhododendrons. I’m a big fan of those flowers but still trying to decide if I plant more in our flowerbeds.

I also shared my love story with bread. Or, if you want to be technical about it, the 4 bread recipes I bake on repeat around here. I hope you try them and enjoy them as much as we do.

As always, I like connecting with you! It makes me smile. Please feel free to leave a comment or share this site with your friends. You can also connect with us on Instagram or Facebook. Thanks a million!

Now, here’s the list of the moment – the Happy List.


Since it costs approximately $11 billion to buy a family a meal at Panera these days (give or take a few dollars), I thought you might appreciate this copycat recipe from Tatertots and Jello.

This is something I would definitely eat but someone I’m married to doesn’t like spinach or artichokes. It’s a conundrum.

panera copycat spinach and artichoke soufflé from Tatertots and Jello on the happy list

(image: Tatertots and Jello)


I learned this week that there’s a special tape to help your curtains glide over that ridge on extendable curtain rods.

If this problem annoys you enough, try this tape. My curtains are mainly for looks, not for function so this problem isn’t at the top of the list of things that annoy me daily. However, I love to share clever ideas and this seems like one!

easyglide curtain rod tape best way to fix curtains from getting stuck on extendable curtain rod from amazon on the happy list

(image: Amazon)

I’d like to be a person who solves a random problem like this and then makes a fortune. I just need to come up with an idea that hasn’t already been taken!


Have you ever seen prettier barn doors? This is The White Barn in California and it is a wedding venue and a place for corporate retreats. I’d get married there!

To Handy Husband, of course. Just in case that wasn’t clear.

See more photos here
barn doors at the white barn wedding venue san luis obispo ca on the happy list
(image: The White Barn)


This drawer front turned into an exit sign from Infarrantly Creative looks so legit! I’m looking at drawer fronts in a whole new light now!

Go read the directions on how to achieve this look and see how it is used in her home.

up cycled drawer front to an exit sign by infarrantly creative on the happy list

(image: Infarrantly Creative)


I love it when The Kitchn tests and rates different cooking methods. I didn’t even know a couple of these were techniques to keep guacamole looking green.

Can you guess which one works best? Go see their ratings here.

best way to keep guacamole from browning from The Kitchn Credit: Photo: Christopher Testani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk on the happy list

(image: Photo: Christopher Testani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk; via The Kitchn)


Someone was very clever and dedicated to making these bird name cards for a wedding.

Get the how-to here.

DIY clay bird name cards for a wedding via intimate weddings on the happy list

(image: via Intimate Weddings)


Have you ever seen a prettier backsplash?

means and carney kitchen via scout and nimble Design by Means & Carney Interiors | Architecture by Amanda Orr | Photography by Emily Followill / Erin Jillian

(image: via Scout and Nimble | Design by Means & Carney Interiors | Architecture by Amanda Orr | Photography by Emily Followill / Erin Jillian)


“Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?” – Tennessee Williams

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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