Five things to be happy about {five things friday link-up #9}

Sweet little farms (and fingers), Friday reads and furry friends. Soaking up every drop of Summer while it’s still here and trying to find happiness in everything I can. It’s been a pretty lazy week around here… the kind that’s perfect for tending to long-neglected sewing projects, diving into overwhelmingly beautiful novels and seeking out the very last blooming hydrangea bush in all of Vancouver (I’m sure of it). 😊

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Happy Five Things Friday!

Here are this week’s five things at random from Barbara Ann Kipfer’s book, 14,000 Things to be Happy About, plus a five-photo-roundup of things that made me smile this week. Read on for the link-up info.

Five things to be happy about:

  • the smell of chalk and pencil shavings
  • peeling a hard boiled egg and getting a huge chunk of shell all at once
  • young robins trailing their mothers on a search for worms
  • a stack of buttered toast
  • eating the first freshly baked cookie from the oven even though it is way to hot

Five smiles photo-roundup:


Here’s a bonus happy – quilt block designing! I have no idea what I’m doing, but it seems to be working out. Love when that happens! 


Now it’s your turn! Check out the rules below and link-up your own posts with your Five Things to be Happy About for the week.


1. Share your post with your Five Things to be Happy About for the week. Include a list, your five-photo-roundup or both! If you need a little inspiration, visit Barbara’s website and click on the big yellow Happy House for a randomly generated list of 14 things to be happy about. Refresh, repeat and be happy! 🙂

2. Link back to this site so others can get the link-up info too (you can use the button below)!

3. Comment on this post and include the URL of your Five Things Friday post, so others can visit your blog (myself included)!

4. Most importantly, visit a few other people’s blogs from the comments and leave them some motivating comment love. Let’s encourage each other – we’re in this together!

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*If the code doesn’t work for you, try grabbing it here.

I can’t wait to visit your blogs and see what you’re happy about this week!


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10 thoughts on “Five things to be happy about {five things friday link-up #9}

  1. Loved your 5 things post! I love it when the shell peels off an egg in slabs! Good luck with your block design. I have made mine – it took 3 times longer than I was expecting I was so afraid of messing it up!


    1. I liked the the boiled egg one too. It really is a magical thing when that happens! Yes, I’m working on the Cloud9 block… trying out a few different things. This is my first attempt at block design and it’s pretty nerve wracking! I’m excited to see all the final reveals though (and kinda wishing mine wasn’t on the first day). Oh well! 😉 Haha. Heading over to your happy post now!

      On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 8:56 PM, Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. wrote:



    1. Thanks, Tami! I’m still playing with a couple designs… not sure which on I’ll go with. Other than the math part, I’m really enjoying the process! 😉 Heading over to read your happy things now.

      On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 5:58 PM, Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. wrote:



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