Little Things That Have Made Me Happy Recently


Life is filled with ups and downs, and these first two months of 2019 have been exactly that. The one thing I always strive to do is focus on the good things in life that I’m grateful for. It has been over a year since I did one of these posts, but they are always my favorite posts to read because it reminds you to focus on the positives in life. So here is a look at the little things in life that have made me happy recently!

Little Things That Have Made Me Happy So Far This Year

A week of warm weather. It was so nice to experience spring at the beginning of February, even if it was just for a little bit. I was finally able to go for long walks without freezing.

Finding a hat that I actually like! I have always been convinced that I just didn’t have the right head shape for a hat. But recently I found 2 at Target that I really like.

Starting a workout routine. One of my goals for this year is to strengthen and move my body more, and it has so far been going good! Although I’m a little sore, I have been feeling better overall and it’s nice to have a routine every day.

Being greeted by my little fluff ball in the mornings + when I come home. There is nothing better than coming home to see 10 pounds of fluff being so excited to see you.

Finding my self-confidence. There are always moments where I start to doubt myself and everything I do, but I’m slowly getting better at just believing in myself.

Getting some fresh flowers to brighten up the gloomy winter days.

As odd as this may sound, I found a new toothpaste that I really like and that does make me happy.

Getting better at being able to have caffeine! My body has always reacted so badly to any caffeine, and by caffeine, I mean decaf coffee. This has always bummed me a bit because I love the taste of coffee so much. Recently I’ve been making decaf lattes and my body seems to be okay with it.

Sweater: Target (Universal Thread) | Jeans: Zara | Hat: Target (Universal Thread) | Oxfords: DSW

I encourage you to make your own list and I would love to know one thing that has made you happy recently! Just remember that even when things aren’t going well, there always is something good coming right around the corner.

25 responses to “Little Things That Have Made Me Happy Recently”

  1. Patricia says:

    Thanks for sharing these, Kara! It is so important to focus in those things that bring us joy!

  2. Thanks for sharing with us all the little things that make you happy Kara. I think we should all do that!


  3. Mica says:

    This is such a sweet post to read and made me smile! It’s true it’s often the little things that make us happy, it’s nice to look back and reflect on them and be thankful often.

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I’d love you to join! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  4. Quinn says:

    This is just the cutest post! It’s so important to capitalize on what makes us happy – especially the little things. Starting a workout routine really makes all the difference, right?! Self-confidence will come – you’re wise beyond your years, Kara xx

  5. Gemma says:

    Such a lovely post! Perfectly uplifting to start the week.

    Gemma x

  6. Samantha says:

    Such a cute post and love your hat!

  7. Jessica says:

    I love this list! I recently started working out more, too, and it’s super exciting!

  8. Allie Mackin says:

    Yes so good to be appreciative in life, so many people are not. And I have three indoor furballs and four outdoor furballs!

    Allie of

  9. Kinga K says:

    Cute entry 🙂

  10. Gabrielle says:

    Ohhh I want a little fluff ball to wake me up each morning too, haha! SO cute! Good luck with your new workout regime by the way babe 🙂 x

  11. Alex says:

    You look so cute! I love this idea of writing down things that have made you happy so far this year. It’s such a good idea and a great way to check in mentally and appreciate the small things. I’m so glad you’ve found so much to be happy about this far into 2019.


  12. Ashley says:

    It’s so good to list what makes you happy- gratitude is key! I love this hat on you; glad you love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Simone says:

    This hat indeed looks very fantastic on you. Being happy is very important and usually it’s the small things that we are grateful for. A smile from my kids and seeing the sunshine makes me so much happy.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  14. Missy May says:

    Its all about the little things in life. The weather made me happy too I must admit. It was so nice to see that sun again after that cold. Oh the lovely/colourful flowers starting to bloom.

  15. I love that you share how grateful you are. I need to do this as well. Love that hat!

  16. Jenifer says:

    This is such a great post! It’s so important to remember the good things in life as they can often lead us through the bad. This is such an insightful and beautiful post!
    xx Jenifer

  17. Kathrin says:

    This is such a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing the things that made you happy. I really needed a boost of positive energy.

    Sometimes we can forget the little things and focus on the big things, but little moments are what life is made of. One thing that made me happy is reading this post 🙂

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  18. Hannah says:

    What a fab post! I always love posts like this. Having a pet is the best, it’s the best feeling when they’ve been waiting for you to come home xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  19. Vanessa says:

    Such a sweet post! I am glad you found a few things that made you happy and I LOVE LOVE your hat too!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  20. jade bevan says:

    what an amazing blog post!! super happy <3


  21. Naya says:

    This was such a lovely post. One of my favourite morning meditations begins with being grateful for little things in life, such as having access to hot water in your shower, having a fridge that keeps your food cold and so on, so forth. It is so crucial to be grateful! xx


  22. Lorna says:

    A week of warm weather has really lifted my spirits too!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  23. Jessica says:

    Starting a workout routine is definitely the best thing you can do. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Anyway, love your sweater dear, so cute on you!

    Jessica |

  24. Heather says:

    Oh I’m loving all of the positive vibes in this post – I’m so glad there have been so many little things to make you happy 🙂

    Heather xoxo

  25. I’m happy to hear that you are doing things that make you happy. I recently started adding caffeine back in my life too, although I usually have cocoa I had stopped a bit but introduced coffee back in my routine. It’s all about the little things, so I can appreciate even the new toothpaste bit. 🙂 /Madison

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Hello! I'm Kara, a lifestyle blogger, photographer, and bookworm. This is my online space where I share life's simple moments, simple living + home interior with a few outfits in between.