My Happy Things 7.14.15

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I’m back from London ūüôĀ

I’m so sad, but I also figured that I would make myself happy by posting my last “happy things” London edition. ¬†After some very spotty wifi services, I can finally show you guys all the cool things that I did!

I had the most amazing trip, and I can’t wait to show you all more pictures as I download and edit.

I’m on to Utah to spend some time with my family at our cabin, but I will post right when I get back!

Here are my happy things for the week:

abbey road

Going to Abbey Road!  This was the coolest experience.  I almost died trying to get this picture, but luckily the cars stopped for half a second to let me get this.  It was truly magical.

Also, this group of three people randomly walked up and asked me to be their fourth Beatle which was kind of fun. ¬†I didn’t get to be Ringo, but I think I’ll let it slide.


The vintage teacup exhibit at the V&A Museum! ¬†Oh my gosh guys. ¬†This was my dream. ¬†I’m not kidding. ¬†There were rows and rows of teacups like this. ¬†Six rooms full. ¬†It was my heaven.

And yeah, that little blob on the end is me. ¬†That’s how many teacups there were.


The ceilings at the Courtauld Gallery.  They were so beautiful!  I was almost as excited about the ceilings and walls as I was about the art.  I saw some Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas which was amazing!  I could have spent all day in there.


Going to the Harry Potter Studio Tours in London.

I can’t even explain this one. ¬†It might become a whole post in itself.

I’ll just say that if you’re a Harry Potter fan, this is something you can’t not do in London. ¬†It was one of my favorite activities I did while I was there. ¬†I may have cried at one point (but that’s not something we need to talk about).


It took me the whole month to find a pour over, but I did it! ¬†The CoffeeWorks Project saved my life. ¬†I am forever grateful. ¬†It was the raddest little coffee shop, and I’m so glad I got to go. ¬†You guys are the besssss.

NYC Baby by Karen O is one of my favorite songs!  I had it stuck in my head for the last few days I was in London (???), so I figured it had to be added.

Thank you to London and to the amazing people I met while I was there.

It was truly incredible.


Song of the Day: posted above

My Happy Things 6.19.15

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Hi hi hi hi hi!!!

I’m super stoked¬†about doing my second “happy things” because I’m finally in London and I have soooo much stuff to share with you!

For now, I’m only going to share my happy things, but when I get back from London expect a really long, detailed London post (or two). ¬†I’m having the best time here making friends and exploring London. ¬†Not to be too cheesy here, but London is very serendipitous. ¬†Also, most of the pictures aren’t great because they were taken on my iPhone, but you get the idea. ¬†I’ll have better pictures later, but for now I’m just too antsy to edit!

Can you tell I’m a little excited?

I’m kind of really excited!!!

Here are my happy things for the week:

PicMonkey Collage

What you see here is me in the midst of utter joy, because I was standing right in front of Big Ben. ¬†Also the London Eye. ¬†I’m so in love with it that I actually want to go back just to get more pictures like this. ¬†No, I don’t have a problem. ¬†Not one that I’m willing to admit to anyways.


This bakery & coffee shop is called Bloomsbury Coffee House. ¬†It’s pretty close to my dorm, so after class I decided to stop by and grab a coffee. ¬†They really know what they’re doing, and I will be visiting again. ¬†I plan on writing a review of the coffee shops I visit while I’m in London, but for now just look at this cute little set up they have going.


Gelato!!! ¬†Just go to Scoop if you’re in London. ¬†Okay? ¬†Just do it.

I got amaretto and pistachio. ¬†I almost always get nutty “old-people” flavors. ¬†It’s actually a joke in my family.

This demo version of “You Only Live Once” by The Strokes. ¬†I actually like this version a *little* better, but don’t tell anyone. ¬†I’m posting this because I SAW THE STROKES LAST NIGHT AND IT WAS PRETTY MUCH THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO ME.

But that’s a story for another day.

For now, have a lovely weekend, and I will update you soon, soon, soon!


Song of the Day: posted above!

A Mint Green Summer


It’s warm in Reno! ¬†Officially. ¬†I wore a sundress. ¬†No givsies backsies.

Aside from the fact that I’ve been stuck inside everyday in a 3 week Labor Economics class, I’ve been really enjoying my summer so far with BBQs and bike rides. ¬†I’ve yet to make it to Tahoe (stomach flu is out to get me), but I will be there this weekend no matter what!

Catch ya girl on the beach with an iced tea in her hand.

Or something that sounds a little cooler…?


Also, I have some very very very veryyyyyyyy exciting news. ¬†I will be studying for a month this summer in London through my university! ¬†I’m so excited to explore the city and post fun little things I do on SSL.

I’m going to get so British guys.

So British.

Anyways, since I’ll probably be busy with my studies and traveling around London, I want to start a weekly post where I list a few cool things I come upon throughout the week. ¬†This could be a piece of art at a museum, a fun outfit I wear, a nice meal, a new song/video I find, a great cup of coffee, or anything else that I love. ¬†Basically my “happy things”, which is something that I actually think about, but have never expressed in writing. ¬†Since I believe that happiness is unlimited, I will not have a set number of happy things that I post about. ¬†If I happen to have 10, then I will write about 10. ¬†If I have 2, then the same.

And of course, I will write a few regular posts when I can (except for recipes, because I won’t have kitchen access).









If anyone has some recommendations for London or Paris please please please tell me! ¬†I’m looking for some fun, local things to do once I get tired of tourist attractions. ¬†So far, I’m seeing The Strokes and that’s about my whole plan.

Yep.  Really killin it with the planning.


*Song of the Day: England–The National*