Sometimes all I need to lift my spirits is to think of some of my favorite things and I’m magically transported to my HAPPY PLACE!!
Smell of a freshly cut lawn
Music… loud music
Hot, hot, hot bubble baths
Inspiring quotes… especially on magnets or canvas or… anything really!
Animated kiddie movies
Christmas lights… indoors, outside and for non-holiday décor
Feeling soft, cool sand under my toes
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Soy milk, only 1 pump syrup and no whip cream)
Traveling – anyplace
Sun on my face on a cool spring day
Smell of wet cornfields (I know weird, but I grew up in the country)
Fleece pj pants and fuzzy socks on a cold winter night
Snow cone… Cherry Limeade – YUM!
Perfect pink/cranberry lip color
My children… though they are only a figment of my imagination right now!
Spiced Apple Cider
Smell of freshly washed laundry
Warm herbal tea
Singing at the top of my lungs
Big bear hugs
Sound of a whisper fan while napping
Public Speaking (most fear it more than death, but I LOVE IT!!)
Milk Chocolate… Hershey’s and Lindor
Smell of a baby
Relaxing visits to the country
My sister **love her immensely!!**
Shel Silverstein poems
Driving with the windows down
Flavor-Ice popsicles… red, purple and green
My parent’s unwavering belief in me **xoxo!!**
Jelly Belly jelly beans… only fruit bowl or sour mixes – Cherry and Cotton Candy are FAVs
Heart shaped things
Coca-Cola… but only a sip!
Spending quality time with friends and family
In the arms of my husband… though he too is only a figment of my imagination right now! LOL!!
Rock candy… any color except blue
Reflexology… best foot massage, E-V-E-R!
Smell of salt water
Movies at the theatre
Floating in a pool
Lefse (Norwegian flatbread… my FAV food in the world!!)
Perfect mascara… no smudges or flakes
Clear ocean water
Wine (or as my friends call it… wyyynnnneeeee)
Great hair days
Waterfalls and fountains
Urban city streets
NYC at Christmas-time
Pink & Gray color-combo
Slight, cool breeze on a warm summer day
Shiny, sparkly things
My niece’s sweet face
Giving gifts… especially for no particular reason
Putting on clothes straight out of the hot dryer
Pedicures and pretty toenails
Sparklers and Fireworks
Smell of chlorine
Having my hair washed at a salon
Sleeping in on a rainy day
Walks on the beach
Well, this is everything I can think of right now. I’m sure there are more. Ha!
Dust those clouds away… What are your favorite things?
© Renae Rossman and Candy Coated Reality™
Let’s hear it for the comfy pj’s and fluffy socks – hurray!
Yeeeesssssss, comfy pj’s and fluffy socks are INDEED the best!! **giggle**
I love the part of your children — I feel that way about my future dogs 🙂
Tee Hee!! Love it 🙂 I’m sure your dogs will be lovely!!
So many wonderful things on your list, I have to say many of them would be favs of mine too, the cool breeze on a sunny day with the smell of fresh cut lawn in the air for me was yesterday, bliss.
Oh, now I’m jealous!! Living in downtown Cincinnati I very rarely get to experience the “fresh cut lawn” much anymore. It was fun to make this list… I hope others make one for themselves too!!
Oh Bookstores, they bring so much excitement… and the smell of books makes my heart float! Nice photos! ♥♥♥
Yes, Joycelyn I couldn’t agree more!! My mom and I could get lost in a library or bookstore. For the longest time I would shop for and buy books… lots of books, then put them on a shelf and never read them. **sigh** That bad habit has since changed… I’ve made time to read!! Thanks for checking out Candy Coated Reality!! xo
I am guilty of that! I have not even opened up some books 😦 haha! time to read again!
You got most of them! I also quite enjoy “scrapbooking”. 🙂
Oh, Amber (aka, The Smile Scavenger) you are better than me!! Unfortunately, I have no patience for crafts of any kind including scrapbooking. My sister loves anything crafty, DIY and scrapping too – I always laugh and say, “I have people for that kinda stuff!” Ha!! Enjoy your Happy Place 🙂
I love this; it makes me happy! 🙂
I post my own lists like this on my blog. They are my “Gratitude” posts because I don’t believe these wonderful little things should be taken for granted. I’m grateful for all things big or small that bring happiness into my life. 🙂
Inspired by your post, I’m now going to write another gratitude post. Thank you!!
Thanks, Kcoman!! Each blog is for me… as a reminder of lessons learned, things to be grateful for, etc… yet it brings me such joy when I hear my blogs also help others. I so appreciate your comment 🙂 Keep up your gratitude posts… can’t wait to read them!! xo!!
that painting on the bottom of the post is absolutely beautiful!
Thanks, Daughter of the Moon!! Isn’t it breathtaking? I so wish it was in my house!! xo
Such beautiful entries and so many made my heart smile. Thanks
Mindfulness4now, I’m glad it made your heart smile… my heart was certainly smiling when I wrote the list 🙂
Nice and colorful blog! keep it up
Thank you, oawritingspoemspaintings!! Color is my inspiration and writing is my passion!! So happy you like it 🙂
Thanks for the like on my blog! I am going to follow your blog based solely on how good the colors made me feel!
Awe, thank you peachyteachy!! Happy to have you following Candy Coated Reality!! xo
Love this post. I am working on staying positive…I’m going to try working on my own list. Thank you for the post and the blog..
Awe, thank you!! I appreciate your feedback 🙂 I really had fun making the list and I bet you will too!!
We certainly share a lot in common. Give me a good word and I’m Highly spirited off it also. Lol. Keep being inspired and continue being an inspiration to us all!
Thanks again, Melissmor!! And right back at you 🙂 Looking forward to your future blog posts!!!
Thank you for visiting my quotes post. I love this blog of yours. You have such beautiful happy places. My most memorable happy place goes with the saying “Ignorance Is Bliss”. When I was 8 years old and out with my Papaw on the farm, he and his helpers were fedding the pigs and cows. I stood on the fence by the pigs since I was told to “stay out of the way”. I picked up a stick and a pig was nearby. I poked him in the behind that had what looked like big pink rubber balls on it and it squealed like crazy, so I kept doing it and laughing at the pig. My papaw yelled at me and told me to “stop, you’re hurting the pig”. I asked why, and he said “you don’t ever poke at anyone’s jewels and that’s all you need to know.” At about the good old age of 30, I recalled the incident to someone and they told me you were hitting the poor pig’s testicles and that they sell them in stores. I made a trip to a local grocery store to see, picked up a pack and laughed myself to tears. LOL Needless to say I felt guilty and wished I could go back and apologize to the pig. It still is a happy moment for me because of the joy it brought hearing the pig squeal so melodiously. Mountain Oysters are one thing I will NEVER digest.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Your comment made me giggle!!! And yes “Ignorance can certainly be BLISS” Ha!! You have a very vivid memory!! Funny that your Papaw simply said, “You don’t ever poke at anyone’s jewels” – so funny 🙂 xo!!
Yes ma’am. All of my childhood memories were great which was a blessing which is easy to remember. At the age of 4 , my papaw taught me how to wirte and read. He always made me write things down so I would not forget. He said my brain ran as fast as my mouth. I share them with my grands and I see my “mischievousness” side in a fun way in them all. Be very blessed!- Shelia
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I love this blog! Good vibes actually!
herlculis, thank you, thank you, thank you for reblogging this post!! What a PHENOMENAL compliment 🙂 xo!!
I love this post so I made my own version. You inspired me! 🙂
Wow! That is some list! They all made me smile, some made me laugh. Now I have the song “These are a few of my favourite things” in my head. Thanks for the dose of sunshine.
Tee hee, I just LOVE that song… well, any song from The Sound of Music!! Hope you make your own list 🙂
You forgot kittens 🙂
Thanks… well, I don’t really care for kittens or cats. GASP… I know. LOL!! But yes I did forget puppies 🙂 Ha!!
Puppies are good 🙂
Gah! I LOVE this! It has reminded me of things I have totally forgotten about-all of which make me happy 🙂 Forehead kisses, smell of chlorine, kiddie laughter, and rom coms are some of my favs. Might need to add a few to my list of “Gotta love” on my blog. Keep being awesome-love reading your blog!
Thank you!! I’m happy to read in your About section that you recently moved to San Fran. Oh, how I love that city!! It is one of my most favorite places in the world!! Enjoy every second of your exploration 🙂
I love that your children are on the list, even though they are just figments of your imagination at this point. I feel the same way about my kids!
Thanks Lisa!! I do love them dearly 🙂 Happy to hear it resonated with you too!!
Oooh=) Reading that list, it’s like sitting on a white, fluffy cloud looking at rainbow. So many bright colors. Can’t stop smiling like others. Pure happiness! Thank so much, you just made my day!
Awe, made your day? WOW… such a PHENOMENAL compliment!! THANK YOU!! The list was FUN to write!!
yay for jelly beans, especially the cotton candy
Yeeeesssss!! My 13-yr old niece got me hooked on the cotton candy flavor!! Ha 🙂
I know lil girls can have such a good influence on us big girls, LOL!
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Thank you sooooo MUCH for your reblog!! I appreciate your kindness!! PS, I love the color/look of your blog 😉
writing thoughts and warm sun in spring….the best one…you’ve got a nice blog and “Candy coated reality” is really a cool title to it….
Thank you, Priyash!! My life is certainly like walking through a candy store, so it seemed like the very best name!!
Visiting your blog really did make me feel happy! Thanks!
YAH RAH, Michele!! I’m glad 🙂 Thank you!!!
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Am loving the rainbow flower.
Thanks for your reblog, Nell 🙂 Sending you love & light!!
I couldn’t help smiling while I read this! It’s been so long since I took time out to think about things I like…..mmmmm…..time to do I think!
Yeeesss, create your own list… it is so fun and refreshing to think of everything!! Enjoy 😉
What a great list! 🙂 Love the positivity!
Thanks, Tiffany!! Hope you have your own list too 😉 Always great to refer back to on dark/down days!!
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Another great one from candycoatedreality. I think she and I are kindred spirits! Love her blog! (Thanks for another great post!)