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10 Things That Make Me Happy

Hello All,

I wanted to share with you 10 things that are making me happy. We all could use more happiness in our lives.  Focus on Positive.  Comment below and tell me some things that make you happy right now.

Number 1 – These subway tiles from Cle Tile in CA.  I am so in love with them.  I will be using them on my backsplash!  Yes, you heard right I will be using them on my backsplash.  I am gaga over the artistic handmade finish and the thickness as well.  Just stunning and this sea salt color just the perfect white for our dream home. 

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I also encourage you to always order a sample before making your decision – esp if it is sight unseen.  I recently just received my tile and cabinet door in the bright green and how do i say – NO.  Back to the drawing board.  Plus it is good to see on-site and to use when creating the mood board for the vibe of the rest of the space.

2.  TRIM AND MOLDING: Inside – outside – up the stairs in the hall in the office bath, etc…… You can paint it opposite colors or all the same to give an elegant elevated vibe.  See pics below and this is just the tip of the iceberg.  There are also companies that make glue on kits.  Easy for the Harry or Harriet Homeowner to do a weekend. DIY.

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Number 3.  Wallpaper  I just love how wallpaper can completely change a room with millions of choices.  Right now I am researching some historic papers that have been revised just enlarging the whole print.  I love this Schumacher print…… don’t you?  This is going in my powder room at Dry Run.  I use Lydia with Patrick St. Interiors for my wallpaper sourcing.  If you see a paper send her a photo she and her team will jump on it and so far after 10 plus years she has not let me down.  Here is the Schumacher paper I fell for on Instagram.   

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If you like wallpaper and design like me this article might be on your list 1000 dollar wallpaper How much is that paper?

Number 4.  Handmade Stoneware – this one is even better because it is made right here in the wonderful USA. 

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Number 5.  Antique mirrors or looks antique.  Of course, you have seen this Anthropologie mirror series everywhere the past couple of years and she’s still going strong.  I just love the Euro look  Not cheap but love it just the same. 

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This art deco one from Cb2 is pretty awesome as well not antique but…..

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Number 6.  AIR FRYERS… specifically Emeril Lagasse’s XL AIR-FRYER.  I got sucked into some infomercials the ohter and day I NEED this.  I think many on my next year’s Xmas list do too.  So if you are reading this spoiler alert.  LOL Stay tuned for healthy meals coming outta this baby.  Not an Ad but Emeril if your reading this….. It can be!   I will put this in the cottage reno we are doing too – perfect for a little VRBO wouldn’t you say.

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Number 7. Day beds

I mean how serine?  How romantic?  The perfect napping spot and this one by CB2 are just perfect.  You WILL see this in the cottage may be at the farm too ….. One word – Dreamy

 

Number 8.  My fav TV. YouTube series…

Keeping Up With The Kardashians.  I have loved watching them for years and a bit sad to see the show go – even though they are moving to HULU in some fashion.  I watch all the time – sometimes just background in the house – Mikes like…. what are your friends up to?  LOL, I will miss you all…

Everybody Loves Raymond – I laugh out loud every time – big belly laughs why because it’s all so true – if you married if you have inlaw then you know.  The sarcasm, the jokes, the love, the kids, Estelle and Frank….. always on repeat.

Modern Family – I Love funny!  This is tops in my book.

American Horror Story – I watch with my eyes half-closed and covered and never alone – twisted sick and beautifully done.

Number 9.  Flowers

Fresh Cut – Pre Made – In a field – you name them I love them.  I don’t drink or smoke but I buy flowers for myself always – Mike gets them for me too but does yourself a favor grab a few bunches arrange and voila instant happy.  I can not wait to be on the farm with my garden and greenhouse and see what blooms.  They are also the best to arrange and take some fantastic pics, enlarge and frame for yourself or a gift.  Tulips, Roses, Peonies are my top but any pretty little bud will do. 

Number 10.  My family, my pups, friends and this includes YOU

Go do something to make yourself and someone else happy!  Life is short, enjoy it.  The world needs HAPPY.  Stay tuned we are moving in the cottage ready or not tomorrow and tons of videos, Insat stories, and updates on our custom house, Abe LInky, and Mike and I.  It’s gonna be a ride for sure….. what kind I don’t know but it worth a watch I know that.

XOXO

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