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Pictures of things that make me happy: my living room and dining room edition…

This should be the last installment of this series for a while as I have run out of rooms in my townhouse in which to take pictures. (There is still the laundry room, the stairs and the garage, but there isn’t much of interest in those areas) My living room and dining room are different areas of the same room, so they are being counted as one room.

Placemat and Salt and Pepper Shakers

The place mat and the cobalt blue glass salt and pepper shakers on top of my dining room table.

Mosaic Plates

These mosaic blue glass plates that hang above my dining room table.

Bookcase

Our bookcase and all the books it contains.

Top of Bookcase

The over-sized “Cat Lover” mug that we use for holding pens and the mosaic glass piece with the candle holder and random “Love” pendant (that was found on the ground somewhere) on top, that are on top of our bookcase.

Element of Surprise

This pin, that we found on the side of the road, that you will also find on top of our bookcase.

Explore Dragonfly

My dragonfly cross-stitch.

Broken Dragonfly Windchimes

This dragonfly wind chime that is missing the chimes.

Blue Artwork

This artwork that we have hanging over our fireplace.

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Pictures of things that make me happy: my bathroom edition…

Continuing on with my theme this week, I’m going to share pictures of things that make me happy that you can find in my bathroom.

Metal Frogs Cropped

These bright colorful metal frogs.

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My shower curtain and shower curtain hooks.

Bathroom Doorway Curtain and Glass Collection

The purple curtain that we use as a bathroom door substitute since our townhouse was designed without a bathroom door. As well as my glass collection above the curtain.

Frog and Dragonfly Pond

This glittery fuzzy poster that I colored and framed years ago.

Hear,see, speak no evil

This hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil frogs cross-stitch that I did years ago.

Dragonfly

This dragonfly.

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Pictures of things that make me happy: Updated my kitchen edition

I decided to continue on today with yesterday’s theme. Some things have changed in my kitchen since I last took pictures of things that make me happy in it.

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For starters, I was able to buy some cupcake artwork that I had been eyeing for over a year. The awesome coffee cup clock with a spoon for a pendulum and the “Today I will live in the moment” artwork were on my kitchen walls for about a year waiting to be joined by the cupcake recipe artwork. I love all of these pieces so much.

Cupcakes

I recently printed this out off the internet, colored it with markers and then stuck it in a frame and hung it on my kitchen wall.

Sweet Cupcake Cross-stitch

I did this cross-stitch a while ago to hang in my kitchen.

Coffee & Cupcakes

And in keeping with the cupcake theme, I bought a cupcake kitchen towel and potholders set. For the most part, my kitchen is a mix of coffee and cupcakes.

Cross-stitch Fruit Potholders

There are these cross-stitch fruit potholders that I made though.

Rainbow Colored Mixing Bowls

I got this rainbow stoneware mixing bowl set for free by entering Coke Reward Codes. Lots and lots of Coke Reward Codes.

Red Toaster

And last but not least, this red toaster that we bought to replace our toaster oven that died earlier this year. This is the first brightly colored appliance that I’ve ever bought and I love it. I also love the fact that it takes up so much less space than the old toaster oven used to.

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Pictures of things that make me happy: my bedroom edition…

Since I am currently fighting a losing battle against stress and anxiety this week, I decided it was time to revive an old idea of mine. Back in February of 2014 I did a post called “Pictures of things that make me happy: my kitchen edition…“. In it I shared… yup, you guessed it… photos of things that made me happy that could be found in my kitchen. Crazy how that worked, huh? I had plans on doing other similar posts for other rooms but then promptly did nothing about it.

Pro in procrastination

On my nightstand you will find these things:

Dancing Flower & Pink Skull

My husband brought the solar-powered dancing flower home from work months ago. We found the skull with the pink rhinestone eyes and bow on the side of the road one day and I immediately said that I wanted to keep it.

Cherish Dream

Fairy Cross-stitchElephants

This is a cross-stitch that I did years ago that hangs above the elephants on top of my dresser.

Glass Bottles Collection

My decorative glass collection. These are in the doorway between my bedroom and bathroom. I will not miss not having a bathroom door when we move, but I will miss having this cool of a spot to display my collection.

Windchime and Butterfly

The butterfly next to the wind chime in this picture is meant to hold jewelry, but I thought it looked so cool the way it was that I kept all my jewelry tangled up in Ziploc baggies in a box in my bathroom instead of hanging them on this.

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Pictures of things that make me happy: my kitchen edition…

My husband and I had been without a rug for in front of our stove since we moved into our townhouse. Then recently I remembered that we had this rug that wasn’t in use, just sitting up on a shelf in our laundry room. I pulled it out and set it down in front of the stove and now I smile every time I see it. The colors were just what was needed in our kitchen.

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I was thinking about how happy this rug was making me, and then decided to do a blog post of some of the things that you will find in my kitchen that make me happy. I took pictures of some of these things, and then saw Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for today. Not all of the pictures I took today fit the prompt of “Small Objects”, but some of them do.

I love having space to display things up above my cabinets.
I love having space to display things up above my cabinets.

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We got these spoon rests from a
We got these spoon rests from a “FREE” box at a tag sale in Vermont during our honeymoon.
This was found at the same tag sale, possibly in that same
This was found at the same tag sale, possibly in that same “FREE” box.

All of these photos were taken with the 3.0 megapixel camera on my LG Optimus Q smartphone, hence the not so great photo quality.