Thursday, 23 June 2016

Simple Pleasures

Hello !!

The other week I was reading through one of my favourite blogs "Adorkable Darling " ( She's absolutely amazing, you should definitely go check this little ray of sunshine out ) and she'd taken part in " The Simple Pleasures Tag ".  Now, most of you will know that I don't tend to do tags but I think this is a really great way to focus on all the good things in life that you so easily forget !



The rules are simple, make a list of the simple things in life that bring you happiness and then tag somebody else to do the same.

So here we go :
  • Fresh Sheets 
  • Good Skincare Products 

  • Hot Chocolate 
  • Belly Laughs 
  • Pancakes Made Just Right 
  • Swimming In The Sea 
  • Sunday Morning Cuddles 
  • Christmas Songs 
  • Cats 

  • Yoga Class
  • Exploring New Cities 
  • Being with my Girlfriend 

  • New Notebooks 
  • Macaroni Cheese
  • My Guitar 
  • Reading A Good Book 
  • The Smell Of Fresh Cut Grass 
  • Fresh Flowers 


It's been a really refreshing experience just making this list and it's actually caused me to take an interest in mindfulness and have been reading lots of articles on how I can practice it in my day to day life. Plus this post was a great oportunity to work on my photography skills with my new camera and I'm actually really proud of my photos recently especially the one of my cat Charlie ( or lion... most people think he's a lion ). 

I'd love to see Rainbow-Rose Blossoms and Crystallised Daises list of simple pleasures so guys I'm tagging you !!

Meanwhile, let me know some of your simple pleasures in the comments and I'd love to hear what you guys think of mindfulness and how it can help in day to day life. 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx


33 comments:

  1. This is such a great post, yes to freshly cleaned sheets, yes to hot chocolate, yes to morning cuddles, yes to new notebooks, yes to reading a good book, and yes to fresh flowers! This is such a lovely post, it made me smile so much!

    Carolyn x
    Carolyn’s Simple Life

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    1. Awww thank you so so much :) There are so many wonderful things in life that we easily forget about !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. This is such a lovely idea! I don't think anything beats fresh sheets and flowers - and would add hot bubble baths to that list too! x

    https://sephiejay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oooo I love a hot bubble bath after a long day ! Thats a really good one :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. Great list and thanks for the shout out.:)
    I'd have to agree that making pancakes just right and reading a good book are great.:)

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    1. No problem honey, you and your wonderful blog desserve way more followers ! I love pancakes they're my favourite food !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. Reading this made me so happy! We share many of the same simple pleasures :D Hmm, it's always a treat for me when I wake up before my alarm :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Aww I'm so glad :) Waking up before your alarm is definitely great feeling!

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. Great post, your blog is perfect <3

    http://doroty4.blogspot.hr/2016/06/10-dobrih-stvari-kod-ljeta.html

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    1. Thank you honey ! have a wonderful day :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. Swimming in the sea and fresh sheets have to be my Nr. 1! Lovely post!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

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    1. I LOVE swimming in the sea it's probably my favourite feeling in the world !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. CATS! Yes I can relate to this, I love my two persian ragdolls they are my fur babies :) I do love the smell of freshly cut grass, and of rain on a humid Summers day, don't you just wish you could capture the scent in a bottle? It's wonderful.

    Making pancakes just right? It never happens to me, they always end up looking a little special so if you have any secrets here please do let me know ;)

    Swimming in the sea is a favourite of mine. it's so soothing. Naps, being with my partner, massage, swimming, the ocean, frangelico on ice!

    Lovely post and great to hear about things that make others happy!

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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    1. Cats are my favourite , I've always wanted a ragdoll ! They're such beautiful cats :) The smell of fresh cut grass is such a lovely smell :) Pancakes are so so good but I guess I only ever get perfect ones when my mum does it haha :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  8. This is such a cute little list. :) I agree with you that simple pleasures deffo do matter, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of things and let life get the best of you, but that's why it's good to just pause for a second from time to time and appreciate the little things in life - they make such a difference after all. :) Can really relate to most of the things you've mentioned, and I'd also add puppies and pizza, haha. x x Kisses! x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thank you sweetie ! It's so so important to focus on them ! Puppies and pizza are definitely things to focus on !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  9. Love tag posts and this one is so sweet! It's also now got me craving pancakes now haha! Might have to whip some up today now! :D

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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    1. Hehe I hope you enjoy them and have a lovely day !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  10. This is a really lovely tag to do! It's easy to focus on the negatives, but when we sit back and consider all the little things that make us happy, it really helps putting everything in perspective. One of mine is definitely my puppy, she puts the biggest smile on my face!

    Musings & More

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    1. It's so important for your mental health to focus on the positive :) It's wonderful that your dog has such a great influence on your well being :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  11. I love the optimism here! I would add the smell of a freshly cut lemon-- it always seems to lift my spirits. love this post! xX

    kynialikethecountry.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you honey ! That is a very uplifting scent , definitey one of my favourites :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  12. It's so nice to appreciate all the little things in life. Cat's are the best animals ever and the one you showed is soooooooo cute. Love the positivity in this post :)

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    1. I agree , cats are my favourite and that one was my cat Charlie, he's the fluffiest cat I've ever seen :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  13. Reading posts like this one always puts me in a really good mood. I also love good books, Christmas songs, pancakes, swimming in the sea and fresh sheets. Other things that make me happy are big cities, art galleries and pasta :) xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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    1. i'm so so glad :)Good books are a great way to both relax and escape I love reading a good book :) Pasta !!! How could I have missed pasta ! It's my favourite :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  14. I love reading tag posts! They give me a glimpse on the life of the writer. I also love fresh sheets, yoga, swimming in the sea, hot chocolate and Christmas songs. :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
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    1. It's great fun to write them and I love adding a more personal element to my blog :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  15. Sinking into fresh sheets is SUCH a great feeling and I'm 100% with you on appreciating a tasty plate of pancakes - yum! I love the positivity in this post :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. It's my favourite feeling to get in at night and cuddle up in a freshly made bed :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  16. This is most definitely a perfect reminder for all the joy we have in our lives. You and your gf MAJOR love and fresh flowers yes If I could I would want to be surrounded by them everyday! Thank you so much for the nomination and will do it in the next few weeks! <3 xoxo

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    1. The little things are often the best but they so often go unnoticed ! Aww thank you and Fresh flowers just brighten up a room :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  17. Fresh sheets, Belly Laughs, Exploring new cities, and Reading New books omg yes! I love the idea of this tag and don't know why I didn't see this sooner! :D Thank you so much for tagging me! <3 Hope you're having a lovely week Marianne! xx

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