10 Things Making Me Happy

1. Trying out new cocktails. I haven't had very many cocktails before, but I'm having fun trying out new-to-me drinks every week. My dad recently got me hooked on Russian Qualudes. I'll have to share his recipe, they're delicious!
2. My new vintage glasses! On my birthday, I spent the day treasure hunting at some of my favorite local flea markets. I was so excited to have found these beautiful vintage floral glasses. I plan on stocking my new apartment with as much vintage as possible, and really love the idea of mis-matched dishware. I think these will look great with all of my Pyrex!
3. Sorting out my little (unplanned) tea collection. I have to say, I absolutely adore trying out new flavors of tea. I don't think I've ever met a tea I didn't like. Also, and I don't know if this is just me, I tend to mostly drink tea in the spring/summer and coffee in the fall/winter. Anyone else notice they do this too?
4. Filling up notebooks with ideas and goals while on long car rides. I have so many things planned for the first half of this year, it's crazy.
5. All-veggie dinners. So good! The meal pictured above is my favorite.......caramelized brussels sprouts + onions, sauteed mushrooms, and sweet potato skillet. Yum!
6. My funny phone case that my dad got me for Christmas. :)
7. These two little stinkers. They're crazy, but the cute makes up for it. ♥
8. Rose tea, my latest obsession. I sweeten it with honey and it is just about the best thing I've ever tasted. I used to not be a big fan of anything "rose", but lately I'm loving it. I want to add rose to everything!
9. Enjoying the early Spring-like weather that we've been getting off-and-on. I can't wait for the days when we can open the windows and wear sandals and go to the farmers market.
10. Vanilla chai lattes. My current favorite sweet treat and little pick-me-up.

What's making you happy right now? Anyone super excited for spring to get here? xo, Mandy


  1. What's making me happy right now is my new (old) car!! I moved to a small town with no public transit, alone, about 16 months ago and have just now acquired a vehicle. It's a stick shift, and I'm still learning, but I arrived at work positively beaming the last two days. I have freedom, at long last. And it feels sooooo gooood!!


  2. Oh my goodness! Is that rose tea a certain brand? I've been looking for rose tea forever...I haven't been trying too hard but I had it once from one of those sample tea things my mother got for xmas one year a way long time ago. It was so goooooooddd!!

    It's great that so many things are making you happy!

  3. Your puppies are the cutest things ever! And those vintage glasses are so pretty. Love the floral pattern! Mmmm and you can never have enough tea :)

    -Jessica (Sew In Love)

  4. nice ten things! :) i like the nametag! where i can found like that? :)Irene Wibowo

  5. What a fun post! I am totally intrigued by rose things now :) Can't wait to see your cocktail recipe, too!!

    <3 Megan

  6. Love those vintage glasses and the sunnies you're wearing! So cute! Your iphone case is the best! Rose tea and vanilla chai lattes sound ah-mazing!

    I definitely can't wait for spring! It's been so cold in NY!
    Sincerely, Sara

  7. Please tell me more about this rose tea you speak of! It sounds delicious.

    I am definitely super excited for spring. And right now my cat purring beside me is making me pretty happy :)

  8. Sounds like you have a lot of things to brighten up your life lately and that is great!! I love filling notebooks with ideas and thoughts.
    Almost Endearing

  9. Have you posted pics of your pyrex? I love Pyrex so much! I collect a few patterns, and then some random stuff that I find.

    Happy Tuesday! xo

  10. I tend to drink both iced coffee and tea all year along! Those yorkies are truly adorable! What are their names?

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  11. Vanilla Chai sounds so good right about now. I love trying new teas but I'm SO picky!

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  13. aaawww!!

    I love teas.This post inspired me to actually collect lots of different teas! Rose tea with honey!? i luv it.
    And vanilla chai latte! yum. had my first last last week.;D
    And oh! You've somehow inspired me to write on my notebooks. They're like waiting forever to be filled with anything!

  14. i don't know if i just submitted that comment because my computer just did something weird. anyways, your dogs are sooo cute! ever try hibiscus tea? it is like pink/red hot lemonade! it is so amazing! i will have to try rose tea. can you just get it at any grocery store?

  15. How do you make rose tea? Let me know! I'd love to make it for valentines day.

  16. Rose tea?! I love that idea! I have to look that up :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  17. Rose tea sounds good! I love tea (I'm drinking Raspberry Zinger right now). Your dogs are adorable. My sister's dog is like that too. She's the most annoying dog ever, but she's so cute you can't not love her :)


  18. From this post, I can tell we'd be good pals :] Haha it's really the little things in life, isnt it? :]

    I think you're awesome.


  19. That first picture is so beautiful and sunny looking! Sweet post :) xx


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