10 Things That Make Me Happy

Things that make you happy don’t have to cost a fortune or be elaborate. There are so many simple ways that you can make yourself happy. I’m going to share some of mine with you.

**Before I start I want to say that there are obviously people that make me happy, and my cat, but this list is going to focus on things that I do that make me happy.**

1. Tea. This is such a simple one but drinking a hot cup of tea makes me so happy because it makes me feel so relaxed and you can drink it anytime anyplace.

2. Baking. I love baking. It is relaxing and you also have a tasty treat to remind yourself of the fun that you had.

3. Photography. There is so much beauty in the world and I love capturing that and sharing it with other people.

4. Shopping. While I’m shopping I don’t have time to think of anything else. I also love having new and pretty things and after I come home from shopping I always have something new to show for it.

5. Reading. I’ve been reading for the past 20 years so you could say that I’m a bit of a fan 😉 I love reading books about all different things and all different genres. I have 3 bookcases full of books and I have more on my floor that I just haven’t managed to find space for yet!

6. Harry Potter. I clearly remember the first time I read a Harry Potter book and the magical world it transported me to. I even had a Harry Potter birthday party a few years ago where everyone had to run through the barrier to get inside. Everyone also got sorted into their own houses – definitely one of my favourite parties to date.

7. Winter. I love the cold. There is nothing better than staying inside on a rainy day and reading or watching series. I absolutely dread Summer and the heat it brings with it. When the weather starts getting colder and it’s time to bring out the cute warm clothes that is when I am at my happiest.

8. Dressing Up. I love dressing up in pretty clothes, doing my hair and make up, and going out to nice places. I feel prettiest when I’m dressed up and it’s hard to be sad when you’re feeling fabulous! 😉

9. Travelling. The minute I get on a plane to go somewhere I get filled with so much excitement. I love the thought of exploring new places and seeing new things. There is nothing quite like stepping off the plane in a country you have never been to before and being hit with so many new sensations.

10. Blogging. I have recently changed my blog and I am so happy with how everything is going on here so far. I have been working really hard and the response that I have been getting so far has been so encouraging!

So there are just 10 things that make me happy. Let me know some things that make you happy in the comments below.


Kirsty x



  1. August 11, 2016 / 18:08

    Travelling, blogging, Harry Potter and reading, aaaah. I love this list, it’s so nice to see positive posts – especially when Harry Potter is involved lol! Thanks for sharing Xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 11, 2016 / 18:10

      Ah thank you so much! Harry Potter is everything haha!

  2. August 11, 2016 / 18:18

    I agree with almost all of the things that make you happy! I would have to cross off winter because where I live it is pretty brutal and long. I can’t wait for some fall rain, tea, books and blogging though! Maybe throw in watching a few murder mysteries! Lol

    Fun post!
    Annika | http://Theseasonahead.com

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 11, 2016 / 18:59

      Ohh absolutely! Not many people agree with me about Winter haha but our Summers are so hot and I’m just not a fan ?

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 13, 2016 / 13:17

      I definitely agree with you on that! 🙂

  3. August 11, 2016 / 18:51

    I agree with all of those! They all make me happy especially reading and travelling and photography. I’ve always loved the Harry Potter films and, don’t kill me, but I’ve just starting reading the books this year; I’m on the fourth now and I love them all I hate myself for mnot reading them sooner!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 11, 2016 / 19:00

      Ah Harry Potter is the best! As long as you’re reading the books that’s the most important thing 😉

  4. August 11, 2016 / 18:57

    Posts like these make me SO happy! It’s good to hear about things that make people happy- tea also makes me really happy. It’s the simple things, isn’t it? Great post! X

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 11, 2016 / 19:01

      Thank you so much! Absolutely! There are so many simple things people can do and they’re often the best ?

  5. Kayleigh Zara
    August 13, 2016 / 13:12

    So many of these things make me happy to, especially shopping, photography and blogging! I also really like reading the Harry Potter books occasionally too x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 13, 2016 / 13:19

      They are such simple things but can provide so much happiness 🙂 x

  6. August 16, 2016 / 18:24

    Love your list except that tea part lol I am coffee, coffee, coffee. Your blog looks great.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 16, 2016 / 18:30

      Thank you! I have a cup of tea and coffee every morning haha!

  7. August 27, 2016 / 18:42

    I also enjoy reading (but I don’t save or keep the books), travelling and my blog. Fun things

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      August 27, 2016 / 19:03

      Ah those are great things!

  8. November 10, 2016 / 19:08

    Definitely needed this post after Tuesday’s election. I wrote one like this a while back and to answer your question about what makes me happy, I’ll add one thing I forgot to put on my list: making noise! I love to sing and laugh and (when I’m home alone) fill the room with sound.


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 11, 2016 / 16:30

      Singing is such a good one! Sometimes it’s the smallest things that are the best! x

  9. Becky
    November 10, 2016 / 19:15

    Awww this was such a lovely post to read! The HP party you had sounds amazing, where was my invite?;) I also love reading as well, I have so many and continue to buy more constantly I’m a hoarder!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  10. November 10, 2016 / 19:19

    Great list! Tea and Harry Potter make me very happy! I also love to paint, it’s so relaxing!

  11. November 10, 2016 / 19:20

    Awww such a nice idea for a post! Basically the whole way through I was like Yep. Uh huh. Me too. ME TOO! Haha! Baths and HP are definitely my go to things to cheer myself up though. Loved reading this 🙂 xx

  12. Serena
    November 10, 2016 / 19:25

    Thanks for sharing! Blogging, travelling, reading, baking, shopping and photography make me happy too! I’m not really keen on tea but hot drinks are so relaxing!

  13. November 10, 2016 / 19:27

    Yes yes yes to all of these! Tea is everything. But seriously lovely this is a great post, such a lovely dose of happiness and positivity I love it! xo

  14. November 10, 2016 / 19:37

    i feel you sister! Same with Harry Potter! It’s more than happiness or love, it’s almost an obsession ahah! I am reading them again and also watching them all! I just started the third book and the seventh movie ahah! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 11, 2016 / 16:31

      Harry Potter is just the best! I think that I need to have a book and movie marathon really soon! 🙂 x

  15. November 10, 2016 / 19:48

    Shopping especially online shopping REALLY MAKES ME HAPPY! So I can do relate to this. I’m working on my reading? Oh and I’m also a baker! I hope you do check out my cupcake Instagram page and even follow it! It’s @cupcakesbyMJ

  16. Sabah
    November 10, 2016 / 20:00

    Most of the 10 things you listed also makes me happy. Haha! That’s so crazy!
    Such a great post, thank you for sharing!

    Sabah || http://www.womanishaffairs.org

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 11, 2016 / 15:30

      haha great minds think alike 😉

  17. November 10, 2016 / 20:58

    This is such a lovely read! Baking, walking, photography and friends and family all make me happy! 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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