25 Things that Make Me Happy

never too much happy mojo monday 357

A Short and Random List of Just Some of the Things that make me HAPPY:

  1. Lots of people in my home
  2. The phone ringing at 7:03 am – and my Dad on the other end saying “Good Morning”
  3. Marty’s laugh
  4. Seeing my boys in love
  5. Seven Deadly Zins Red Zinfandel
  6. When my boss sends a reply email to a project I’ve done with a one word reply:  “Perfect”
  7. Mikey’s tail wagging and the greeting I get EVERY time I come home – even if I was only gone 10 minutes
  8. Girlfriends – deep conversations and belly laughs
  9. Sunshine and blue skies
  10. Bombay & Tonic with lime and lots of ice on a hot evening
  11. Sending a card to a friend “just because”
  12. My first cup of coffee in the morning with sweet Italian cream
  13. Text messages from Rob and Ella
  14. Brady Bunch songs
  15. The beach
  16. Tight hugs
  17. Smiles from strangers
  18. Christmas music
  19. The smell of Apricot Nut Bread – Grandma’s recipe
  20. Baking cookies for friends and family
  21. Thursday date night to John’s Bar
  22. Finding and giving just the perfect gift
  23. Allowing myself to get lost in a good book
  24. Marty snoring – because that means he is there beside me
  25. People saying “Love ya”

You can NEVER have too much happy – right?!

never too much happy mojo monday 357 flat

So I had fun making this card for Mojo Monday Challenge #357 and using this Stampinup Yippee-Skippee Stamp sentiment:  “You Can Never have Too Much Happy,” which I heat embossed with white on Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

This is the sketch we were to follow:


I used some Park Lane DSP, some more of the new In Colors: Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist with some classic Old Olive, and stamped and cut out the flower and leaf from SU Flower Patch.  I embellished with a few of my homemade faux enamel dots, and the finishing touch was a spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (which I picked up on our brief shopping trip to Hobby Lobby this weekend).  Fun!

never too much happy mojo monday close up shimmer mistI love how the light catches the Shimmer mist, but it was hard to capture in a photograph.  I can’t wait to share this with someone and hopefully make them happy.

Cheers & Hugs,


7 thoughts on “25 Things that Make Me Happy

  1. Oh, I love this post…made me think of all the things that make me happy, too. However, I would omit the Gin and Tonic- just can’t get a taste for it. Beringer White Zin would be on my list along with a crisp hard cider. And, I have to pass on Jim’s snoring- I will have to just settle for the chapstick marks he leaves on his wine glasses to remind me of him. Thanks for the reminder to count all my blessings not only today but every day. And, your card is simply fabulous, Jodi. Very striking with the Blackberry Bliss with white embossing! TFS:)


  2. Oh so many things to be thankful for and be happy about. My list will come on a future blog with some other “added attractions”!! Each and everyday should be one that somehow has some “sunshine” be it rainy, snowy or like today—sunshine. Laughing in the am as wife wife sleeps in some of her unique positions,dear friends coming today, pizza on our outdoor oven, book club under our huge tree outside with dear friends and sweet cousins, conversation into the wee hours, coupled with a twilight boat ride with all—-makes me smile and appreciate life even more. Thanks for the reminder Jodi. Smile, it’s a great day.

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  3. I always enjoy seeing one of your beautiful cards on one of my stamping groups sites. You truly give me inspiration to stamp with the cards you make. I was wondering, which stamp did you use to make the 2 tone green leaf?


  4. Pingback: Do More of What Makes You Happy | life in between

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