THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY


stephi lareine, uk fashion blogger, blonde curly hair, pastel blue peter pan collar dress, fairy lights, cute bedroom

 

Number One: Cooking // I’ve had to promise myself on a few occasions to not turn my little space on the internet into a foodie site, and whilst I am a fanatic of all things organic and wholesome, looking back a lot of my first photographs as a child from getting disposable cameras I loved to take pictures of my creations, I’ve been the deviant food instagrammer born and bred representing since 1994. I really enjoy the experimental nature that the world has so many variations, methods and food brings everybody together at the table to network and it brings a large grin to my face knowing people enjoy what I make them!

Number Two: Nice Comments //  Since starting this it’s been the most satisfying experience knowing my knowledge has benefited others around me, that others share their story, this website is not just me to vent my thoughts and feelings, it’s also a place for other people to share theirs, I love watching the beginnings of friendships as two bloggers whether myself and a reader or two readers get together and share a brain length. Recently I’ve been getting some extra lovely comments, tweets and emails saying what a fantastic job I have done, and that makes me so very happy! I always appreciate all the kind words typed, all the time people have taken to share their knowledge, they make my world and I just want to say thank you!

Number Three: Appreciating What You Have // If I were to sum myself in a few words, I’d most likely include the word grateful or pleasing along the line. Nothing I have ever done has been taken for granted, I as a thinker, a theoriser, a hopeless day dreamer think constantly of the possibilities what if I wasn’t whom I am, given the choices and decisions I have made in my life time, who i might of turned out to be? and how unfortunately not all of us have those opportunities. The simple things are always the nicest and I like to take a moment to step back from it all, realise what experiences I have gone through to get to this very living moment and how very happy I am to be who I am, what I am doing with the people I want. Yes the grass seems greener on the other side, we all want and desire (and lord knows how many wish lists I will make in my lifetime) but I have a roof over my head, food on the table and the oxygen in my lungs to carry on adventuring.

Number Four: Being Productive //  Does anyone else thrive off knowing they can count with two hands the helpful and useful jobs they’ve achieved that day? Well I do, Miss Compulsive-List-Maker. Do not get me wrong I love my lounge around the house days in slob wear taking a elongated Stay-cation but after a while Jabba The Hutt vibes aren’t pretty and the get up and go Stephi comes in, the side of me that doesn’t sit still, that probably is the reason why I have long term chronic insomnia, (that is both blessing and bloody curse). Ever experienced the sense of being lost after a very long summer holiday, the ‘what now?’ feeling like you’ve hit a brick wall of un-inspiration, keeping your mind and body busy brings me happiness knowing I’m making myself useful to myself or some one in need.

Number Five: Music // I believe somewhere deep down in our DNA is something triggered when music plays, I met a man in a taxi recently who asked me if I liked music, obviously asked if I wanted the radio on, to which I opened up a lengthly novel of a conversation about the beauty behind music, I asked this man if he liked music, he replied no very bluntly… NO? Not a dislike towards a genre, music generally, this shocks me still to this day, as a great lover of most music, this command does not compute. We didn’t speak after this conversation I should add. Music can make me feel anything, be anything and dance from emotion to emotion. It is in every aspect of our lives, music revolutionises and backs up our opinions, fuelling our systems of belief and such a powerful tool can change the world. Nothing excites me more than listening to a fantastic album, an experience of creative outlet, which has now made me start collecting some of my own vinyl, adding it to the boyfriends collection, I would invest my money in a medium that both connotes the preservation of good music and appreciation of artwork inspired by the music. Music is everything.

What makes you happy?

 

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31 Comments

  1. August 6, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    First off, that picture of you is gorgeous! I definitely am most happy when I'm being productive, because to me it is so important. When I'm being lazy, it usually ruins my mood for that day. And I also love reading blog comments! It's so nice to know that there are people out there who read my blog and and interacting with me.

  2. August 6, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Ahhhh music is so wonderful! It always makes me happy. What type of music are you listening to at the moment?

    I think for me; a lot of my happiness stems from being on my own and doing nothing too productive. I really enjoy those moments I can sit down and read a book with a cup of tea or write a little bit of poetry or analyze a film. Being able to take time for myself and relax makes me very happy.

  3. August 6, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    thank you so much, productivity is absolute key!! There's only a certain amount of lazy we can all tolerate!
    The blog comments I receive off you guys make my absolute day, its incentive to carry on doing what I do!

  4. August 6, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    Don't we all, but the internet has constant sourcing of inspiration it's almost impossible to not find someone new to listen to!

  5. August 6, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    Music is absolutely everything, I listen to a mixed variety, right now I'm really feeling bands like arctic monkeys, royal blood, peace and wolf alice!!!!

    We all have our own bundle of happiness we can achieve from being on our own, spending time with yourself and having some me time is of upmost importance, glad you shared that on this today!!!

  6. August 6, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    Lovely post!
    great to know a little more about you..
    I m new on your blog and so happy to follow your beautiful world!
    Have a nice continuation!

  7. August 6, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    Hope you learn many more things through this blog and continue to explore 🙂

  8. August 6, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    I am completely the same as you, I hate feeling unproductive and not really doing anything for too long… it drives me mad! Haha I hate to think of time being wasted. I also have problems sleeping (not sure if it's Insomnia but I have done for years) as my mind just never wants to switch off. Grr!
    I've given you a follow by the way 🙂

    Louise / http://www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

  9. August 6, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    You're so right, I have the absolute worst fear of time wasting!!!
    Thank you for the follow 🙂

  10. August 7, 2014 / 12:37 am

    Thank you dear!!!!!! I'm so glad you agree!!! Xx

  11. August 7, 2014 / 5:55 am

    High Five! All of these things make me happy too

  12. August 7, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    Awh this made me smile thank you so much, thank you for sharing!!! Xx

  13. August 9, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    I'm happy I found you! Thank you for following me on Bloglovin'. I live in California, USA but have several UK friends who are fabulous photographers. One of them teaches workshops and classes if you're ever interested in meeting them I can get you together.

    I have a daughter who just turned 19 who you remind me of.
    You're darling! Can't wait to read more.

  14. August 9, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    glad you like it!

    check out my other posts too! 🙂 xx

  15. August 9, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    I'm so happy you love the blog!!!!
    I would love to come to California, that sounds most fantastic!!!!!
    Stay tuned for more posts!

  16. August 10, 2014 / 11:48 am

    I would love to see pictures of your cooking! We pretty much have a similar list – cooking/food, to-do-lists and music! They all make me very happy x

  17. August 10, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Glad you like it, ash thank you for sharing! x

  18. August 10, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    i'm new to blogging and i love this post!
    it's light and it's definitely nice to sneak a peek on someone's personality!
    keep up the good work! 😀

  19. August 10, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Happy you like it, stayed tuned for more posts coming soon 🙂

  20. August 10, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    This is a lovely post! It really does make you think what is happy to you. If you don't mind I'd like to do this post sometime soon too 🙂 I'll link back to you of course!

    New follower here 🙂 Hi!

    CAT xo
    What Cat Says | BlogLovin'

  21. August 10, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Thank you I am glad you like it, it's a lovely reminder to remember yourself, of course I would love to read yours when you publish it!!!

    Thank you for the follow, hope you like the blog!

  22. August 31, 2014 / 12:10 am

    Loving this post. All the good things!

  23. August 31, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Thank you, glad you love the post! 🙂

  24. September 22, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    Have a good spirit! I love your blog, lots of admiring and interesting posts! Keep up blogging!
    Brianet
    essaytoday.net

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