It feels like absolutely ages since I last did a Happy Things post, so I’m excited to have a little bit of a catch up with you lot today! Please let me know if you enjoy these sorts of posts and I can try and do them more regularly 🙂

#1 Banana Bread! I made this banana bread the other day and it was hands down, the best recipe I’ve tried. I cannot stop eating it so I’m sure I’ll make another one soon. It’s just too good to be without.

#2 A good bedtime routine. Over the last few weeks I’ve got a really good bedtime routine down, at a time that doesn’t feel too late for me and it’s actually making me sleep so much better too. I seem to wind down a lot easier than before, would you like an in-depth post on it?

#3 Marvellous Mrs Maisel. I’ve just watched the first series on Amazon Prime and I had to mention it as a recommendation. I completely loved everything about it and I can’t wait to crack in to the next season!

#4 My new swishy skirt. I’ve never worn a long skirt before, so this is quite a novelty to me but I’m loving this spotty number. It’s a style I haven’t considered before so it feels all fresh and new. I’m the worst at clothes shopping and don’t have a major interest in fashion but I do like to feel and look nice.

#5 Being more productive. I feel like my productivity levels have really upped recently, and instead of sitting there scrolling when I have a free 10 minutes, I either go for a walk to re-energise myself or read that chapter of the book I’ve been loving. It makes me happy because I feel like I’m getting more done in my day, and I’m doing the stuff I want to do too.

#6 Weekend pancakes! I never have special breakfasts, usually because I’m so hungry in the morning I reach for my usual Weetabix, but this weekend I had buttermilk pancakes with fruit and honey on both days, and it was the perfect start to the day!

#7 My fit-bit. I realise I haven’t mentioned this on here before even though I picked it up a few weeks ago. I got the Fit-bit Flex in purple, and I’m obsessed with tracking how many steps I’ve done and the sleep I had the night before. It’s a great insight into how much you actually move, versus how much you think you have.

#8 Bohemian Rhapsody. I just had to mention this. I didn’t know how much I’d love it at the beginning, but it totally surprised me and weeks later I still cannot believe just how great it is. I’d watch it again immediately!

#9 Eve of Man. I’ve literally just finished this book and next month I’m sure I’ll still talking about how good it is. You must pick it up and read it, it’s so good!

#10 Posting everyday on Instagram. I’m posting every single day this month on Instagram and it’s been so much fun so far. My profile is here if you want to follow along and join the gang, I’d love to see you over there!


What’s made you happy lately?

  • I LOVED Bohemian Rhapsody, such a good film.

    Being more productive is such a good mood booster – makes you feel like a superhero! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

    • isn’t it great? I was totally blown away by how much I loved it!

  • Seen Bohemian Rhapsody twice already 😀 Nothing beats Queen’s music and the movie was just brillz! The banana bread sounds great too… I think I’ll have a try at it. x

    Teresa | Outlandish Blog 💫

    • It’s delicious, the best banana bread recipe I’ve ever tried! x

  • Amy Eade

    I’m loving your Instagram Natalie, I’m trying to get back into posting every day too!
    Amy xx

  • I loved The Marvellous Mrs Maisel. I’m all caught up, so I will have to wait until the new season comes out. We are getting our bathroom redone this week, so I am really happy about that!

    • I have season 2 to go which I’m excited to dig into! A new bathroom sounds fab 🙂

  • Diana Maria

    Weekend pancakes sound amazing, I’ve honestly been craving them for ages! I’ve yet to see Bohemian Rhapsody but I’ve heard its such a good film. These are all such lovely happy things xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

  • I love a good old swishy skirt, thats enough to make anybody happy!

    Danielle xx

  • Ah pancakes have become a weekend staple for me now, when better to indulge then on the weekend? I’ve seen so many glowing reviews about Mrs Maisel, might give it a go! I also adored Bohemian Rhapsody, the negative reviews just baffle me.

    Evie x | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk

    • Ooh I didn’t know it had any negative reviews, strange! I thought it was amazing. Definitely check out Mrs Maisel if you get the time x