These Things Make me Smile

First of all, I want to say that I’m what you would call a very happy person.  It hasn’t always been this way.  As a matter of fact, I spent most of my life feeling very unhappy.  Oh I had many reasons why, which don’t need any explanation as I choose to put them in the past.  I no longer have a need to keep retelling my story and hanging on to all the reasons why life was not good.

If you know me now, you know that I have much joy in my life, hence the name of my blog.  I have a fantastic husband, wonderful children, step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and two of the best pups in the world.  I’m rich in friendship,  and enjoy an abundance of all good things.  Little things bring me joy.

Having said all that…. I was wandering around the house today and looking at some of the things that make my heart smile.

I thought I’d share them with you.

I love my tea pot collection.

I got my teacart at a little antique shop in Missouri.  I love the picture of the tea cups and teapots above.


My coffee table in the living room

Here is another little table I love

Here is my guest bathroom.  My daughter in law put this  up on the wall for me –
“Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.”


This is in my office/craft room.

My mother made this cute little dress for me when I was 2 years old.  That’s 60 years ago!  On the side is a picture of me wearing it. Don’t you just love the rickrack?  I think it’s so darn cute.

Love my family pictures.  I have so many more I need to get up there.

 This is the guest bedroom.

I love the little shelf with the plate and little girls that match.  So adorable.

No blog post would be complete without….

 Sugar Plum and Meeka

 So these are just some of the things in my house that make me smile. I saved a lot for another time.

Have a most wonderful day!