10 Little Things That Make Me Happy

The other day I was looking through old photographs which brought back lots of happy memories, it inspired me to write a post on the little things that make me happy and brighten up my day so here are 10 little things!

1. Looking through photographs. I love how photographs can provoke so many memories and different emotions, it’s so lovely to look through them every now and them to remind you of special moments. The photo above is one of my favourites as I took it while on holiday in the Norwegian Fjords and it was the most peaceful and beautiful place I’ve ever been.
2. Flowers. It’s now Spring so flowers are starting to bloom and it’s a beautiful sight to see! You can get a bunch of daffodils for only £1 or tulips for £3 from the supermarket and it instantly makes your home look brighter and prettier.
3. Rainbows. Ever since I was little I loved rainbows, I used to think they were so magical and every time I see them now it reminds me of those times.
4. Freshly painted nails. As much as I hate how much of a chore it feels when I paint my nails as you can’t do anything while waiting for them to dry, I love how it looks and lifts my mood.
5. Tea. What I love is when I make a cup of tea, forget I’ve made it, remember a few minutes later that I have made a tea to then find out it’s at a perfect temperature!
6. The smell of baking. Whether I’ve been baking at home or I’m just passing by the bakery section in Tesco, there’s something to lovely about this scent (and eating some cupcakes of course!).
7. Disney Karaoke. Okay, so I can’t be the only one that pours their heart out singing and dancing to Disney songs can I? Surely not…
8. Binge watching a new TV show. 
I am incredibly guilty of doing this, every single TV show that I fall in love with I end up binge watching. The only problem with this is that I feel lost after I have watched all the current episodes and the thought of having to wait a whole week for a new episode feels like an eternity.
9. A traffic-free drive. This is something that happened quite a a lot when I was at University in Derby but now that I’ve moved back to Oxford this is very rare as the traffic gets really bad around here. However, those times that I have a traffic-free drive it feels really good especially when all the traffic lights are on green, I almost feel like I’m controlling them somehow haha!
10. Having a bath. There’s nothing more relaxing than having a bath and using lots of Lush products. I always end up spending too long in the bath though and come out looking like a raisin.
I hope you liked this post as I thought it would be a nice idea to share with you the little things that make me happy. Let me know in the comments what things brighten up your day and make you happy too!
Rebecca x


  1. Yasmin Browne
    12th March 2015 / 9:28 am

    Aww i love this! This is such an inspirational post and i agree to most of them especially a freshly painted nails.

    And disney.. yes i can say im one for singing along especially The Little Mermaid – i know all the words.

    Lovely post :)



    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:04 am

      Thank you! Haha yay, I'm so glad I'm not the only one :D x

  2. 12th March 2015 / 11:48 am

    Definitely rainbows!! They are so pretty

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:05 am


    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:05 am

      Thanks :) x

  3. Sian Edwards
    12th March 2015 / 1:06 pm

    I agree with the freshly painted nails- all of it! I hate waiting for them to dry etc., but when they're done they make me feel so much nicer!
    My house nearly always smells like baking so that definitely makes me feel happy too! :) This is a lovely positive post!


    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:06 am

      Thank you! Oh wow your house sounds like it's amazing :D

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:06 am

      Thank you :) x

  4. Cvetina Cekova
    12th March 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Aw such an inspirational post! I love your style of writing! Good blog!

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:06 am

      Thanks :) x

  5. Eden Mint
    12th March 2015 / 5:13 pm

    Freshly painted nails makes me happy too, and tea — lots of tea. Love this post! :)


    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:07 am

      Definitely lots of tea! :)

  6. 12th March 2015 / 7:14 pm

    I think you nailed the happy list on the head! I would probably add countryside walks to the list, and eating my body weight in chocolate of course!! x

    Miss Imogen Smith

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:08 am

      I love doing those things too, especially eating lots of chocolate haha :) x

  7. Hannah Cornish
    12th March 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Having fresh flowers in my room brightens up my day, and nothing lifts my mood better than a deep soak in a bubble bath! xx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:09 am

      Especially after a long week, bubble baths are the best :) xx

  8. Diana Cloudlet
    12th March 2015 / 8:38 pm

    First time in your blog and I’m impressed! Everything is so beautiful!
    Great job!

    Diana Cloudlet

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:09 am

      Thank you so much!

  9. 13th March 2015 / 12:21 am

    Wow! That's a spectacularly beautiful scenic photo of the glacier between the mountains and the white-water rapids in the river beneath it. I love most of those ten things that make you happy. I'm smiling just thinking of the Spring flowers and rainbows to come. A couple of days ago I just finished binge-watching "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on NetFlix. Now I'm yearning for season 2. A nice warm bath sounds really good. I hope you find many more things that make you happy during the coming year.


    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:09 am

      Thanks, I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and loved it too!

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:10 am


  10. Brenda BusyBee
    13th March 2015 / 9:42 am

    This is a lovely post Rebecca :) I think it is always important to concentrate on the things that make you happy, no matter how small they are. It is so easy to get down and out about things in today's world so focusing on happy things is key! xx

    Brenda BusyBee

    • coco
      14th March 2015 / 12:10 am

      Thank you! Definitely, focusing on happy things no matter how little is important :) x

  11. Francesca bull
    14th March 2015 / 3:03 am

    this is such a helpful post. I've tried out these when i need a pick up and that really helped , thank you !! xx

    • coco
      15th March 2015 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you :) x

    • coco
      15th March 2015 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks :)

  12. cosmeticizer.com
    19th March 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Hi Rebecca, love the "tea" comment. Happened to me five minutes ago. It's funny how we do not even realize that these little things make us happy until we have to write them down.

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