19 Things That Make Me Happy & How I'm Choosing Happiness in 2019

I've never committed to a "word of the year," but I think if I had to choose one, I would choose happy . Not that I...

I've never committed to a "word of the year," but I think if I had to choose one, I would choose happy. Not that I imagine every waking second of the year will be full of happiness. I still have the right to be down and out at times. But instead, I want to do more of what makes me happy and choose the happy in more situations than not. So, in honor of 2019 - here are 19 things that make me happy.

*this list is obviously not exclusive.

1. Books, reading, and bookstores
I'm looking forward to surrounding myself with more books this year, reading more, and visiting more independent bookstores in 2019.

2. Coziness - fuzzy blankets, fuzzy socks, leggings and sweatshirts, candles
If I'm at home, it's likely I'm cocooned in a blanket, dressed in my favorite leggings, fuzzy socks, and my favorite TGT sweatshirt. I also love candles year-round, but when it's cold out - woodsy smells are my go-to, especially a strong pine or fir scent like this one.

3. Floor pillows & beanbags
I'm still on the hunt for next great beanbag or floor pillow that isn't overly expensive. I love chilling in the floor (weird?), but I need the proper "furniture" to do so!

4. Late 90s/Early 00s tv 
Please give me all the X-Files, Buffy, Roswell (thank God for Hulu), but not these garbage remakes they keep trying to bring back. I mean, I'm fine with continuing seasons with the original series/actors - that X-Files continuance made me so happy. But I am not down with this whole Roswell reboot.

5. Lazy days
I love days where I don't have to leave the house. They're few and far between, but they. are. glorious!

6. Coffee
Give me dark roast, blonde roast, and whatever's in between. I love it all, seriously.

7. Diet soda and white cheddar popcorn
Ooh, Smartfood white cheddar popcorn is my favorite, paired with a nice diet soda - it's the perfect junk food combo.

8. Sleeping in and/or nap
Need I say more?

9. Visiting new places
I'm looking forward to traveling more, near and far. And I plan on having hubby right by my side.

10. Spending time with hubby, literally doing anything
We have so much fun together, especially hanging out at home just being goofballs together.

11. Watching TGIT shows with my sister
My sister and I try to get together on Fridays to watch all our TGIT shows, complete with comfy clothes, sweets, and wine.

12. Grabbing lunch or coffee with my sister
My other sister is out of town a lot for work, but from time-to-time, we try to go get some coffee together or grab lunch when she's in town.

13. Eating, in general
I love food, and I don't plan to stop loving it anytime soon. Burritos and Chick-fil-a are my forever favorites.

14. Wireless bras
Wires give me issues, so I go wire-free. Finding the perfect fit is hard to come by, but when I do, it's truly amazing.

15. Fluffy cats
Just look at that fluffball.

16. Comfy sneakers
I love wearing my sneakers on my days off, and I get so many compliments on them usually. I'd prefer my feet not kill me at the end of a long day. Comfort > cute, but you can do both!

17. Good hair days
Bangs are the bane of my existence, but I always end up getting them. But some days my hair looks amazing and it can turn my entire mood around.

18. All things Hufflepuff
I am a proud Hufflepuff and when I find Hufflepuffly things, it makes me so very happy!

19. Harry Potter Funko Pops
The only Pops I collect are Harry Potter ones. My collection is small, but I'm definitely hoping to grow my collection this year (can you believe I don't have a Hermione yet?).

What's on your happy list? 

*I received a candle free from Goose Creek Candle to include in this post. All opinions, as always are 100% my own.

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  1. I love this list, and you wouldn't believe how many of these items are mine, as well.

    Okay maybe you would believe it. You kinda know me. Xoxoxo

  2. Oh, I love this post - & it seems like we have a looooot in common. Can you help me love being a Hufflepuff?! Haha

    1. YES! I can make anyone love being a Hufflepuff. I have so much Hufflepride. <3
      And I think we have a lot in common, too.