Especially this time of year, early November and with December just around the corner, life can be really busy. Not only because of the holidays coming closer, but also because it’s getting darker like really early, which always makes me think I have less time for stuff. This is not necessarily true of course.. but still. So when I’m getting a little stressed about life and all the things I have to do I try to think of something positive and the things that make me happy. So today I’m sharing Five Things That Make Me Happy with you. I have many more things that make me happy of course.. but hey I can’t possible write them all down. ;)
I’ve been living together with my boyfriend Tom for almost six and a half years now. We’re the staying-at-home-and-loving-it type of people. I honestly can say that I wouldn’t mind spending entire days just inside with Tom and our cat and agapornis (also known as Lovebird). When I feel sad or down I look around our home and always feel better.
Well this is a little predictable since this is a book blog, but books really make me happy. Not just a little happy, but extremely and ecstatically happy. I always feel better with a book in my hand.
What I really love in a home is candlelight and candles. Candlelight just makes everything look better and cozier and it just literally lightens up a room. And although you can light a candle in the summer, I always love how a candle looks in the winter time. Cold evenings surrounded with candles. Yep, I love it.
Although I really enjoy summertime I really am a snow kind of girl. Spending a lot of time in Switzerland when I was younger really made me love snow even more. Everything just looks magical surrounded with snow. And when everyone is grumbling about snow getting in the way of their journey to work, I happily wake up a little earlier to drive slowly to work. I wish there was a lot more snow her in the Netherlands. Especially during Christmas time.
I really love to cook. Especially when I’m free from work I love to make something special from a recipe. It doesn’t always have to be something huge or with different courses but just something I haven’t made before. Cooking always makes me feel happy and it gets even better when my man likes it.