Monday, May 17, 2010

101 things that make me happy...

I love a roadtrip.

They are one of the things that make me a happy girl.

Watching the miles of road roll by.

Cranking the tunes and singing off key without a care in the world.

Eating a little diners that still serve pop in a glass bottle.

Ahhhh...I just can't wait!

Tomorrow I am embarking on a tour of the Midwest that has me giddy with excitement!

My sweet husband and I will be hitting every little antique shop, junk store and barn sale we can find in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. We do a lot of traveling throughout the year, but there is something I love about the unknown moments that take place when you load up the car and find where the miles take you.

While I am professing my love of the old-fashioned summer roadtrip...I also want to thank Charlotta over at Space for Inspiration for bestowing on me the Happy 101 Award. Just because I am a rule-breaker by nature...I am doing my post a little different from the traditional Happy 101 post. I have decided to name 101 things that make me happy because the over-achiever in me cannot stop at just 10.

So, sit back and relax. This may take you a while...

101 things that make me happy....

making lists
light filtering through white curtains
creaky wood steps
flea markets
the sound of old typewriters
dining al fresco
the rat pack
my dog jake
old glass door knobs
grilling out on the back of a pontoon boat
the farmhouse I grew up in
gravel roads
white sheets fresh off the clothesline
pencil starfish
love letters from WWII
camping at state parks
decorating magazines
old sliding pocket doors
vintage Schwinn bikes
down comforters
big screen tvs
road trips
old chippy paint
being home
the smell of fresh cut grass
subway tile
the ocean
squishy pillows
old crystal chandeliers
the smell of dryer sheets
shopping a cluttered junk shop
lake superior's shoreline
vanilla candles
the sound of crickets
outdoor summer concerts
cabinets with lots of little drawers
the smell of suntan lotion
white lights in trees
spending time “up north”
the slam of an old screen door
corn-on-the-cob fresh off the grill
jackson hole, wyoming
antique diamond rings
a good hair day
old fireplace mantles
wrap around porches
the number 8
giving gifts
the las vegas strip
u-pick strawberries
every single song by kenny chesney
the smell of cooking onions & garlic
blueberry muffins
fall leaves
the sound of lawnmowers from down the street
playing cards by the outdoor fireplace in summer
a good yard sale
cute elderly couples
someone saying ‘thank you’
white english ironstone
new car smell
the sound of rain on a metal roof
finding a bargain
beach towns in california
singing in the car
falling asleep with the windows open
weekend roadtrips
a success story
planning a vacation
being spontaneous
an ice cream sundae with peanut butter & pecans
the amazing race
100% Grape juice popsicles
laughing until I cry
buying cherries at a roadside stand
michigan sand dunes
fabulous sunglasses
lemon bars
a hug from my husband
the smell of fresh ground coffee
an old Ford truck with faded paint and a little rust
my dad’s hands
wedding cake flavor ice cream
walking around washington dc at night
jeans that are actually long enough for me
old white dairy barns
the smell of a campfire
dipping a new paintbrush in a fresh can of paint
tjmaxx, marshalls & homegoods
all white covers on a bed

Have a happy week girls...I will take lots of photos while I am away! Wish me luck that I find lots of goodies!

(both photos via Flickr)