Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Not going to lie, I usually really dislike tags however there's always an exception to the rule isn't there? And this is probably it because it's one in which you can pick out the little things which you are grateful for. So, thanks to Sophie for tagging me.. here goes!

1. Musical soundtracks, anything and everything. 
2. Extremely sweet and strong smelling candles.
3. My Dad.
4. Traveling, exploring and enjoying a new place.
5. The minions from Despicable Me.
6. The first coffee of the day.
7. Yoga with Adriene.
8. Receiving post, even if it's an online order.
9. Having time to read.
10. My Uni housemates, who always put a smile on my face despite no longer living with them.
11. Nut butters; peanut, almond & cashew.
12. Being content with myself.
13. Red lipstick and red nail polish.
14. Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume, otherwise known as the only perfume I'll wear.
15. Seeing the people I love, happy and achieving their dreams.
16. Sims 4, for helping me out when I'm slightly bored.
17. Grey's Anatomy.
18. Anchors, the sea, ships.. basically anything nautical.
19. A classic Jack Wills hoodie.
20. Getting a text message from my best friend every afternoon.
21. A new, quirky notebook.
22. Hot, sunny days in the garden.
23. And hot chocolate's by the fire in winter.
24. The Theory of Everything film and soundtrack.
25. My pandora bracelets, which essentially tell the story of my life.
26. The satisfaction of saving up for something expensive and buying it yourself.
27. A beautiful sunset.
28. Starting a new Netflix series and binge watching the whole thing.
29. Knowing you've worked extremely hard on an essay, and the hard work paying off.
30. De-cluttering.

31. The thought that goes into a personalised Birthday card.
32. Theme park rollercoasters.
33. Home made smoothies and juices.
34. No longer really caring about what others think.
35. Face masks.
36. When I manage to drive without stalling my car.
37. Finishing a book, then immediately starting a new one.
38. Going for a long walk or bike ride.
39. Seeing and spending time with my family (particularly those who are reading this!).
40. Singing along to 90's tunes.

41. All of the lovely friends I've met through this blog.
42. Wearing floral kimonos in sunny weather.
43. Going to the theatre.
44. Pineapple home accessories.
45. Spending time in Manchester with one of my best friends.
46. No longer having to spend my winter's in a freezing cold student house.
47. Long phone calls.
48. Cadburys creme eggs.
49. The smell and feel of fresh bedding.
50. Writing this blog and have the best support/followers that I could never have imagined.

And if you got this far, I seriously applaud you! I now tag NicoleJosie and Isobel, as well as anyone else who wants to do this tag :)


Candice Petersen said...

Oooe coffee definitely makes me happy! Lovely post Samantha


The Nerdy Me said...

Minions many me happy too! Love this post :)

-Leta | The Nerdy Me

Sam said...

Haha too right ;) thank you xx

Sam said...

Haha they are my favourite things ever! Thank you xx

TheStyleRawr said...

Awww, so many happy things!! :D Who doesn't love singing 90s songs? ;) Carly tagged me, I'm definitely going to do this!

Tara x

Nicole said...

I love this post. I just found myself nodding along and thinking 'yes!' to most of the things on this list, most of which are just so simple and yet make us feel so happy and content. I really like how happiness doesn't need to be a big thing, but rather lots of little things that bring joy to our every day lives. And thank you for tagging me too! I also don't tend to do tags but I could be tempted into this one… :)
Nicole xox

Sam said...

Ah yes, please do! I'd love to read your answers :) xx

Sam said...

It's crazy really that we often forget about the little things! I would love to read your answers for sure :) xx

Sophie Sierra said...

Aww so many lovely things! Fab to learn what makes you happy Sam, especially as you're such a sweetheart and what makes you happy deffo makes me happy ;) So many meaningful things on this list, so sweet you included your dad! <3

As for pineapple home accessories, I'm with you there and totally love face masks too, always a good idea aren't they? So chill! I love that you don't care what other's think, that's definitely the right attitude to have. And if they don't like you, they must be mad! :D

Sophie | soinspo xo

María Alejandra Aristizábal said...

I love this kind of posts. I really enjoy them! This was such a light and nice reading. I love to get to know a little more my fellow bloggers! Thanks for sharing, Sam! xx

Emily Anne said...

I love this! I wanna do one too! haha :)
The minions make me extremely happy too! They would definitely also be on my list! And I really love musicals as well! Thanks for sharing with us!


SamanthaSeries said...

I really enjoyed reading this, I have to agree with every single one :)

Samantha Series

Sam said...

Thank you lovely, you are so kind! And thank you for tagging me, it definitely made me think a bit harder than usual ;) xx

Sam said...

Thank you! If you do it, let me know for sure :) xx

Sam said...

Thank you :) Haha do it! And let me know if you do so I can come and read :) xx

Sam said...

Thank you lovely x

Alice Young said...

Aw this is such a lovely post, de-cluttering is always a good way to lift your mood!

The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

Sam said...

Thank you! you're absolutely right xx

Amy-Louise Murray said...

This made me happy reading this! I may have to do the same tag :)

Sam said...

Ah yes you should!! I would love to see your 50 answers :) xx

Stephanie Eva said...

MINIONS!!! YES! This is a great list, glad you decided to go through with this tag anyway. I agree with those who have commented before me; reading through made me happy! I'm also happy with the friends I've made through my blogging.

Much Love,
-Stephanie Eva

Sam said...

Aw thank you :) I'm glad you've met some wonderful people through blogging too, it's a great community xx

JasminCharlotte said...

This is an awesome tag! It's always so nice to reflect on happy things right? I really need to do this one myself! x

Jasmin Charlotte

Sam said...

Yes absolutely! It would be really great to read you version :) xx

Beata Aldakauskaite said...

Ahh such a cute positive post, good job !

I would love to stay in touch with you, so if you want to
follow each other on google (GFC) and bloglovin, please let me know! x

Sam said...

Thank you! xx

Bash Harry said...

I think being content with yourself is the best way to be happy! It's amazing that things like these make you happy, I think it's important we find happiness when we can <3

xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

≈ CARMEN ≈ said...

I love minions too & seriously can't wait for the movie to come out in July! :]

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Sam said...

Haha I know me too!! xx

Sam said...

Yes definitely - it's the little things that you look back on and realise that actually, they were big things xx

Ella said...

I'm not a big fan of tags either. I think I only ever did one. This one is really great though. I love reading about things that make other people smile.

I seriously need to try cadbury creme eggs, they don't have those in Belgium!

Sam said...

Thank you :) Haha you seriously need to try one! ;) xx

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