Things that make me happy

It's been a while since an instalment of Things That Make Me Happy!! Only a couple of the items were purchases on a whim for the house, most of them are on the more useful side and generally in line with my mission to de-clutter, reorganize and buy quality over quantity. 

I might as well start with the items that came home just because I liked them (and the price tags definitely swayed me from "do I really need that?" over to "how can I leave that?").

The first is the generally adorable little handmade pot I found for $1 at the thrift store while looking for a couple things for my Mom and Dad's house I've been decorating.

I love the imperfect glaze job and bit of speckling


My second unnecessary purchase is this blue pillow I fell in love with. I see these everywhere, they're obviously huge right now, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy one that was real wool since they are usually $$$ (faux options are usually much more reasonable though). I spotted it while sourcing clothes for an upcoming job I've taken (more on that soon!) and it was laying at the bottom of a clearance bin at Winners for $18 and that was the start of our love story. 

It's insanely soft, the perfect blue and a killer deal. What's not to love?

Some of the things that make me happiest are about to follow. Why? I LOVE a clean house and good AND pretty cleaning products. Dare I say I actually enjoy cleaning when it involves natural products that leave the house looking sparkly and smelling fresh? I've been a long time fan of Common Good & Co., but you can't just grab them at the store here so I stock up semi annually.

You may have seen this little bowl on my instagram, as it's been hanging around the house for a month or two already, but I am obsessed. It's not that big, but just perfect for a bag of cherries or a handful or apples or peaches. 

It's a cute little statement piece that puts a smile on my face overtime I come into the kitchen.

Speaking of also making me happy in the kitchen... my new dutch oven is pretty much the crown jewel of the whole room. I've wanted one for AGES and this pretty pink beauty makes the most amazing dishes. I love doing single pot meals and this one cooks so evenly. The best part is how easily it cleans up! I was shocked at how easily it wipes clean.

Finally, a couple new organizers for the laundry room I found at Ikea recently:

These coated canvas bags with little leather straps are not only cute but super functional. We have hooks all along two of the walls in here so I have a couple hanging there as well to collect things like random mittens and hats. Between their good looks and ideal size they are basically the perfect organizer. 

Thanks for tuning in to this instalment of Things That Make Me Happy, feel free to share what's making you smile in the comments! I'm always looking for new and fun products, specially in the cleaning/organizing area.