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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

10 Happy Things | Edition #5

1. Baking something for the first time in a really long time. I'm not the best baker, but I had to bake something for my boyfriend's birthday! 
2. Reusing empty Neal's Yard jars as tea light holders. The blue glow is beautiful. 
3. Over 100 wonderful humans subscribing to The Book Journal already. I'm speechless!
4. Hot vegetable soup, with a big chunk of bread. SO good!
5. Sarah Kay's TED Talk

6. New books - to read a little more about them, click here!
7. Getting organised! There's something about the month of September that encourages me to properly file things away and plan my time better. I'm hoping it'll last longer than the few weeks it usually does before I slip back into my messy ways!
8. Wednesday evenings = Bake Off time! Hopefully there will be no repeats of last week's shenanigans. It's a nice show about baking cakes, totally not cool that they edited it to cause drama!
9. Puppy sitting for my mama and listening to his little snores. So cute!
10. Early nights. I'm usually such a night owl, but being tucked up in bed before 10 isn't so bad!

What has been making you happy recently? 
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49 comments:

  1. This post made ME so happy, and now I'm desperate to bunk down with a big bowl of veggie soup and a wad of seeded bread. Noms. Happy September, lovely! T xx

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  2. Hot vegetable soup, and tons of bread. Pure comfort food, which I love!!

    I didn't watch GBBO but it was brilliant seeing Twitter go into meltdown at what was happening!
    (Am I a bad person for finding it so hilarious?)

    http://www.megsiobhan.co.vu/

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    1. Haha definitely not! Things got a little crazy on twitter I think! xx

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  3. That cake looks yummy! Can you believe last weeks bake off (and twitter fall out!) madness.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. At least it's soup weather again - that's one good thing heh heh! I really like the cake, it's a little quirky but awesome! xxx <3

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  5. I love your lists, September is one of my favourite months (Hello black tights and proper jumpers!) I haven't been feeling very happy at all lately but I'm hoping that the new season will sort that out. Number 10 is definitely one I can agree with! xx

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  6. I also love early nights and baking! :)

    Tara x

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  7. That cake looks amazing! :o x

    www.alphabeth.co.uk

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  8. That cake looks tasty! You're making me crave for that soup and bread, it's been a long time since I've had some!

    xx becky // star violet

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  9. Eep. I need to get thinking about hwat to bake my mum for her birthday!

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    1. It'll be amazing whatever you decide, I'm sure! xo

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  10. I'm loving the Bake Off! So sad about the Baked Alaska situation! Your cake looks fab!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  11. I really love baking! Eventhough I don't do it too often cus my oven is broken :(

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  12. that cake! It looks professional! It seems everyones getting organised in September, and I'm all, meh, maybe next month haha.

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  13. Oh my goodness, that cake looks amazing! I've been loving some chunky vegetable soup too.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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  14. That cake looks incredible Jennie!
    Congratulations on all the subscribers over at The Book Journal - I can't wait to read more posts :) xx

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  15. The cake looks super, love the topping!

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  16. The cake looks so good! I've been loving Bake Off too but I felt so bad for Iain last week, there was so much drama! xx

    http://bethht.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. This picture of your homemade cake shows you have some
    nifty baking skills there, lady! I am sure it tasted good and
    that your BF is really happy with it c: I really should try this
    early owl bed habit as well... Xx

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  18. Aaah, your cake for your boyfriend is awesome! Took me a few seconds to see the '30's in caramel and in the icing sugar - he's one lucky man :) I'm a big fan of early nights too, and putting tealights in old Neal's Yard bottles is a genius idea! xx

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    1. The blue glow is super pretty <3 xx

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  19. I adore your happy things posts. And hot soup & bread is totally underrated!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  20. well done on the cake!! it looks gorgeous! and what a good idea with the NY jars, i love that colour of blue too. x

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  21. I am SO ADDICTED to the British Bake Off this year. I didn't follow it a lot last year, but I'm totally sucked into it this year. It's just amazing what they are able to bake, even without knowing what they should actually bake :)
    September is all about organizing for me as well. Just refilled my filofax calendar. My obsession with washi tape finally has found a creative outlet, wohoo!

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    1. Ahh I know - I would be so clueless! Yayy for washi tape <3 xx

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  22. Aww such a beautiful post Jennie! What a gorgeous cake, I'm sure Mark was thrilled :) Hope he had a lovely birthday. I was just going to say you should be on GBBO and then saw that was featured on your list, hehe ;) I'm with you on early nights, they can make you feel so much more refreshed and willing for the next day. I'm so horrendous with getting to bed, mostly up until 2 or 3 unintentionally (not sure how I manage to do it) but am determined to get into a better pattern as I'm getting these awful shadows under my eyes! o.O

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. I'd be the contestant that cried every week because I would have no clue what I was doing haha! Totally know that feeling, I swear the hours of 1am & 3am pass by in seconds! x

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  23. That cake looks incredible <3
    I love the back to school organising bug, I always wish it would last past mid-September haha :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hahah ahh I know that feeling! xx

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  24. Puppy sitting sounds like the cutest thing ever.

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