Happy Friday awesome blogger friends and readers. Much to my regret, the blog has been, well, quiet this week. I meant to post a review, and something else (I didn’t know what right off hand), only nothing worked out. My apologies for this (partly it was a weird, busier week and partly I’m going through a sad event that we all have had to deal with at some point in our digital lives: computer woes!). It wasn’t that there wasn’t work done on the blog this week, it was just that you all didn’t get to see the work. You see, I’ve been updating links, re-editing terrible reviews, re-sizing and adding new/different pictures, working out a new tweeting regime, and making other changes here and there.
In short, no one told me how hard it was going to be to try and update ones site in the same fashion as my current “format,” or to correct the links so they direct to the new .com domain. Like, wow. Why didn’t I know this!?
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Speaking of blogging, I am thinking about writing a post that might bring some changes (good ones, I hope) to the content of this blog, and could possibly involve some of you. Cryptic, I know. To expand, what I have in mind is trying to start some kind of collaborative series… I just don’t know how it’d work for sure, if there’d be interest or what direction it’d take. Once upon a time I did try a series and that didn’t work out as I hoped, so… maybe that’s indicative of any future projects. If this did happen, it’d probably not be until June/July (the time I’d need to get organized), but I’d definitely blog about this before then to gauge interest. I appreciate that we’re all busy, but it’s been an idea I’ve been toying with.
But all of this is beside the point. While I cannot promise blog content will return to its regular schedule next week, this IS the goal. Until then, I remembered this awesome tag Bekah (of Will Bake for Books) tagged me in a while back (apologies for the delay, friend). Since it’s Friday and we all love Friday and smiles – plus, really, one can never have too much happy, right!? – I thought it’d be the perfect day to put this one together. Let’s get started.
The Happiness Tag 2016
Some SONGS that make you happy:
There are countless songs that make me happy! I mean, music in general, is a “happy place” kind of creative medium. Just to name a few: “Blank Space” (really, quite funny when you realize it was written as a kind of parody); “Shake it Off”; “22”; “Enchanted”; “Wonderland”; “Style,” all by Taylor Swift (really anything from Taylor is a must in my musical repertoire; she’s one artist whose songs I don’t tire of); “Big Kids” Megan and Liz; “Footloose” Blake Shelton; “You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile” Sia; “Confetti” Hilary Duff; “Fight Song” Rachel Platten; “Downtown” Lady Antebellum; and SO many more!
What are some of your favorites? I’m always anxious for new song recommendations!
Some BOOKS that make you happy:
How can I pick a mere few happy inducing books!? Like, seriously! This is next-to-impossible! Okay, let’s give this one a try. Melissa Tagg’s Like Never Before; Just One Summer novella collection; Hillary Manton Lodge’s Two Blue Doors series; Jenny B. Jones I’ll Be Yours; Stephanie Perkins Anna and the French Kiss; Rachel McMillan’s Bachelor Girls Guide to Murder; Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering mysteries; and so many more! Books that make you happy: GO! (I’m just going to go ahead and say this: this tag is really making me work! I mean, come on. How can I limit my lists of things that make me happy – especially when talking music, books and next, movies.)The Happiness Tag 2016 #FWarchives Click To Tweet
Some MOVIES that make you happy:
Another impossible-to-keep-short question. RomComs are my happy place, as are period dramas. So, with that said, just a random few flicks to leave me smiling. The Proposal; ITV’s Doctor Thorne (TV miniseries); Barely Lethal; Ant-Man (possibly Marvel’s most hilarious yet!); Not Another Happy Ending; 27 Dresses; The A-Team; Knight and Day; Warm Bodies; Pitch Perfect; Despicable Me; Cinderella (2015); Pride and Prejudice (2005); Leap Year; the “Pirates” series; Safe Haven; The Lucky One; Footloose (2011); Frozen; Jupiter Ascending; The DUFF; Veronica Mars; and so many others.
What movies make you grin silly?
Some FOODS that make you happy:
Is it okay that it’s not something sweet? Or is there some kind of unwritten rule that says I must talk only of sweet things!? Tacos, stir-fry and recently, homemade veggie burgers are some of my favorite things. Weird I know. But hey, I don’t eat all three at one meal. Beyond this, baked fries, my mom’s amazing baked potato salad and for comfort food, there’s nothing like homemade macaroni and cheese! Also, for one sweet treat, my uncle makes a to-die-for cheesecake.
Some WORDS that make you happy:
Autumn; family; organized (yes, this might be strange, but I not only LIKE the work organized, I also don’t mind organizing!); music; bookshelves; create; laughter; joy.
Some SCENTS that make you happy:
Something yummy baking in the oven; the fresh scent of spring hanging in the air (especially after the first spring shower); flowers (lilacs). Candles! I know, this isn’t specific, but we have and have tried so many different scents, it’s hard to know which is a favorite.
Some RANDOM things that make you happy:
A fun girls day with my mother; writing; music; silly movies; laughing out loud (you know, in those times, when there’s no real reason); BBC period dramas; emailing friends; Saturdays; graphic design (in the loosest sense of the word since I have no professional tools to create, etc.); Dancing with the Stars; Starbucks; new TV shows; fandoms that finally travel in the “right” directions; promoting awesome authors books; chatting with authors; Twitter conversations; reorganizing my bookshelves (I know, I’m strange); Gilmore Girls; Hallmark Channel films; finding new recipes; books, movies and music (obviously had to add these because, um, that’s essentially what Finding Wonderland is all about); finding new blogs; visiting favorite blogs; chatting with readers and blogging friends; and last, but not least, all of you who read this little blog, leave encouraging comments and all that amazing-ness. Thank you.
That’s a wrap for today. As always, if you want to borrow this Happiness Tag, consider yourself tagged – and return to let me know if you did! What makes you happy? Happy weekend, friends and readers. Thanks for visiting.