5 things that make me happy now


Two months ago, I was going through a difficult period in my life but this made me realize many things about my life and life in general, and what things are important or not. Bad situations happen to all of us and it is really important to find things that make up happy and things to be thankful for. And today, I will discuss five things that make me really really happy!

I tried the Keratin Straightening Treatment on my hair and it's amazing! My hair feels soft and smooth and requires a very little maintenance and styling time is reduced to the minimum. I totally recommend it to all girls out there that struggle with frizzy hair. This treatment lasts for 6 months and you just wash your hair like you normally do and after that, you use your blow-dryer for five minutes in medium heat until your hair is completely dry (it takes me 5-7 minutes) and voila! My hair has never looked like this before and I am so happy I decided to try this treatment. And for the next 6 months, I will not use a straightening or curling iron! Yayy!

Taking pictures outside the house. We went on the mountains for two weekends in a row and the weather was just perfect. Sunny but chilly and the colours of the leaves, trees and flowers are extra-ordinary and these colours are perfect for pictures! I love this season for the first time, I truly am.

I started baking again, it's been a year since I baked and I missed it a lot! I want to try new muffin recipes and I want to take my beloved chocolate cake recipe to the next level and make it perfect.

I have been ordering lots of goodies lately (oops!) so coming home to find many packages makes me so happy! Clothes, accessories, cosmetics, christmas decoration! Unboxing makes me feel like it's christmas every day!

Having coffee with great friends on a Sunday afternoon! I love to see my friends and have our coffee at our favorite coffee shop. Friends are an important part to our lives and good friends are priceless!

What have you been loving lately and what things make you happy?


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  1. Such a cute post! Nature adventures, baking, and ordering stuff (hehe) are all so fun.

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    1. Thank you! I love being outside and enjoy nature!

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  2. I also love baking especially this time of the year when it's chilly outside and you can just stay inside baking up treats. Oh and of course I also love coming home to packages when I can treat myself x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yesss! Best feeling ever!!! I found some new muffin recipes and hopefully I will try them on Sunday! x

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  3. Oh god, I bloody love baking. There's something so comforting and homely about it! Have a lovely day :)

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    1. I love baking too, I want to try some new recipes soon! x

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  4. lovely!


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  5. Such a lovely post, I love ordering parcels, to the point where it might actually be a problem haha! It really does feel like Christmas every day and who doesn't want that?

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    1. I always order things on Friday night when I am at home relaxing and it's nice to know that I have something to expect during the next week! :)

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  6. Coffee and baking - two things that will always make me happy! Lovely post. xx

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  7. Sorry to hear that you were going through a difficult time but I am glad to hear you found ways to manage your stress and cope. I hope you have a lovely week.
    LaToya
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    1. Everything is fine now. Bad situations are there to remind us what is important in our life and who is there to support us! x

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  8. I'm glad that you're in a better place now, Yiota :) Unboxings are seriously the best! With all the holiday sales, it honestly seems like I'm getting packages everyday almost lol. Baking and getting fresh air are also two of my favorite ways to de-stress :) Good luck perfecting your chocolate cake recipe!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Thank you so much Milli! Uboxing packages is the best feeling, unfortunately, I don't have any orders coming so I must do something about this, don't you think? :) My bank account is going to cry!

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  9. I loooove coming home to packages on the porch, haha. Feel ya, lady!

    -Ashley
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  10. I've read reviews and watched some YouTube videos of gurus mentioning that they got a keratin treatment and how much they've loved it. I've never really considered it until recently because I have curly, frizzy hair and sometimes, I'm just not in the mood for a huge styling session, haha. I'll have to mention it to my stylist the next time I go in. I love baking, too. I don't know, it just makes the home feel that much more home-y and how doesn't love sweet treats, especially this time of year!? I, too, look forward to doing some baking these upcoming weeks, it's always so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Keratin Treatment is the best, especially if you have frizzy and difficult to manage hair like me. There are many kinds of keratin treatment so it's best that you do your research first before trying it! You won't regret it! x

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  11. Getting a hot cup of coffee, and starting to holiday shop! That makes me happy and checking out new posts by my favourite bloggers :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/11/the-ultimate-jet-set-gift.html

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    1. I love to do this as well in the afternoon when I am at home relaxing and reading posts! x

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  12. These are lovely reasons to be happy. Taking up new skills like baking is sure a happiness booster. Stay happy. :)

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  13. Coming home to a delivered package for me definitely makes me happy , i hope you stay happy , and that you have overcome whatever the situation was two months ago.Happiness is very important. Take care

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    1. Thank you so much hun!!! It's really important to find things that make us happy! Xx

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  14. I love baking too and coming home to things I've ordered! x
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  15. nice post and amazing blog :)

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  16. Yaaay baking!! I've been doing a lot of that lately as well.. I think it's the Christmas feels in me! ;)

    Olive & Ivy

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    1. It is so relaxing and I love how my house smells after baking!! :)

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  17. I too want to try the Keratin Straightening Treatment ...good to know it worked for you!!

    xo
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    1. You should try it! Best thing I ever did to my hair!

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  18. Ohh that mask sounds awesome and yesss coming to packages is the best feeling!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  19. This is such a cute post! xx
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  20. I hope life gets a little less stressful for you! I love ordering online as it's like gifts to yourself haha xx

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    1. Me too! I usually do this on Friday evenings!! :)

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  21. Ordering treats online can always be a total mood-improver haha :) I Love that you've been buying Christmas decorations - the festive season is nearly here!! :)

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  22. Online shopping and just doing something productive can usually turn my mood around, great post! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. I usually do online shopping on Fridays, I have some wine, a face mask and add to card!!!:) what a great feeling!

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  23. Sorry to read that you were going through a bad time. It's nice to take a second and focus on all the happy things once in a while. I can't wait to get baking again. Every year I make mince pies, rocky road and a gingerbread house.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. Oh this is lovely! I love baking too! Do share some of your favorite recipes, it would be great!

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  24. Challenges makes us grow. We all go through them. I'm glad you got something positive from it. Baking makes me happy, so does eating :P and hanging with friends. Beautiful post Yiota. Have a lovely Wednesday :)
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    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. You are right!we learn from the bad days and the bad situations and we must always remember to appreciate the small things :)

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  25. Aww, this is such a cute post, lovely!! I love your current favourite things so much! I have actually been thinking for a while how much I miss baking & how I haven't done it for ages. Your post is such a sweet reminder to me to just go ahead and do it. I always feel like I have no time. But then again, sometimes you just have to pause, put everything aside and get something lovely done, like baking :)
    The friends part hit home for me <3 All my friends are literally 3000 miles away. Hubby's friends (who are also my friends lol) are across the sea. It's nice to meet new people in the area and make new friends but it's just not the same, if that makes sense.
    So time we get to spend all together is always so special <3 <3 <3
    Because this comment is already very long, I better just briefly say that what makes me happy now is that everyone I love is healthy and managing well. I am so thankful to God for that & just want it to stay that way. Health is the biggest blessing <3
    xox Nadia
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    1. Thank you Nadia! Spending time with friends is really important, my friends give me life! :)

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  26. You're totally right, I especially enjoy time with friends.

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    Priscilla

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  27. I love posts like these! Going out and taking pictures is one of my favorites too — Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! Xx

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  28. Yiota, do you know what? In my opinion I feel those situations we call bad aren't bad after all. I feel they are times for us to go through and reinvent ourselves in all ramifications of life or for a particular reason...

    Good you are back to normal. Lovely post and nice words of inspiration.


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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! And yes, you are right, those situations make us realize what is important and that we must appreciate every little thing in our life :)

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  29. A really adorable post :) put a smile on my face

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  30. I understand how you feel! Know that sunshine is right around the corner :D Gloomy days won't last. I try to incorporate Christmas into each & every day of my life. It could be the smallest of things. It doesn't even have to cost anything. So good for you!
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    1. Thank you so much! Bad days don't last for long and remind us what is really important :)

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  31. Oh gosh I'm totally with you. I baked for the first time in a year last week and it brought me so much joy!
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    Siffat
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    1. Best feeling isn't it? Plus, the house smells soooo good!

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  32. That keratin treatment sounds amazing- that's so incredible that it lasts 6 months!! Taking photos in the outdoors is always a great idea, as it helps us to appreciate nature. Hope you're starting to feel better lovely

    Rachel xx
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    1. Bes thing I ever did to my hair, it was so frizzy and unmanageable! Thank you Rachel x

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  33. All of these are totally me as well. Oh, and I have gotten the keratin treatments before and they are so amazing. Your hair literally feels like silk! Make sure to checkout the $100 gift card giveaway on my blog. xoxo
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    1. I agree, my hair feels so soft and smooth and I love that it requires very little maintenance

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  34. I love coming home to packages! It's the best cure for when your feeling down ;) I also enjoy a nice hot chocolate or chocolate in general, always helps! :) x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Yessssss hot chocolate is the best remedy! :)

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  35. We have a lot in common haha I love getting out of the house on little adventures and taking photos, baking and specially coming home to gifts from myself hahaha.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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    1. It's the best feeling ever! I get so excited when I come home to see a couple of packages waiting for me :) x

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  36. These are such simple yet rewarding things to do! I really, really need to pick up baking again, it's so cathartic and fun! Maybe I will try peanut-butter chocolate cookies ;)


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    1. I am not good at baking cookies, I tried a couple of times but I failed :) that's why I love baking cakes and muffins!

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  37. I have pretty freezy hair so I've always been curious about the Keratin Straightening Treatment! Did it leave your hair looking flat because that's one of my worst hair fears lol.

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    1. Only the first 4 days where I had to leave my hair unwashed and they were sticky and flat. But now they have volume and they are shiny and soft :)

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  38. It is so easy to let things affect us, however, holding onto things that make us happy is important. I love baking, I find it so relaxing and that smell... it is just the happiness!

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    1. I agree, it is really important to find things that make us happy! Baking is a passion, I love how my house smells afterwards! x

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  39. Baking is so relaxing to me, I'd rther bake my feelings than eat them haha. This list is such a great idea, it reminds you of all the little happy things in life!

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  40. Really liked the post!! Most of those make me happy too, lol! Finding my internet order have arrived home makes me crazy!
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    Mónica Sors
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    1. Same here, I feel like it's xmas every time I receive a package! Yayyy!x

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  41. Lovely post, I love having coffee with friends!
    Amy xx
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  42. Such a lovely post! I love reading what makes others happy as it always makes me smile. It also reminds me to be grateful for the little things like having coffee with friends or in my case having a movie night with friends. Also yes, packages are always so exciting!!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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    1. It is really important to appreciate the little things that make us happy and find nice things to do! Thank you Lisa! x

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  43. This is a lovely post!

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  44. Lovely post! Awesome work on the baking. Baking at this time of year is fab.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
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  45. So sorry you've been down, but I too find reminding myself of little things that make me happy can always turn my mood around. I met the mountains were stunning! I wish I could bake. I'm great at cooking and any time I try to make it turns out less than impressive. (;

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