The Simple Things That Make Me Happy

Things that make me happy, happiness, wellness, nourish, blogger, lifestyle, healthy, food, recipes, gluten free, vegan, nourish

Today I wanted to share some of the simple things that make me happy, and for you to get to know me a little bit better. I think it’s so important to make time to enjoy the little things and live a positive, humble and happy life. Sometimes life can get crazy and it’s difficult to find the time to do the things that brings us joy. But taking some time out to appreciate and be grateful for simple pleasures really helps me stay positive and happy. Deep down, it doesn’t take much to make me happy, and it’s the simple things that always bring a smile to my face.

I really hope you enjoy this post and leave some of your thoughts on happiness and the simple things that bring you joy in the comments below.


I love that cosy feeling of being indoors when it’s raining outside, and you’re warm and cozy inside, with nowhere you have to go. I find it so relaxing listening to the rain hit the roof or window. Perfect for watching films, reading a good book, having your favourite snacks and snuggling.


One of my favourite things to do is go to a new place I have never been before and explore. Me and Marius always try to travel to a few new places each year, in the past year we were lucky enough to go to Girona, Paris, Edinburgh, and Berlin for the first time. Even if it’s just a new route on the way home or trying out a new cafe, it’s so much fun to take a break from your usual surroundings and reconnect with yourself.


My favourite season! I love all things summer. The warm weather, longer nights, the clothes, food, waking up early and seeing the sun already out. Being outside in the sunshine, is such a great feeling, I feel so much more alive and free in the summer months. And even in the colder months, blue skies make me so happy and positive.

Bath Time

Although I usually opt for showers due to lack of time, I definitely prefer a long hot soak in the bath, with all my favourite bath time treats, like this Ren Moroccan Rose Bath Treat.


Taking my Makeup off at the End of the Day

I see this as my time to pamper and relax, I focus on enjoying the process and find it so calming and soothing. I love the feeling of being fresh faced and bare skinned.

Healthy Food

I always feel so much more positive and full of life when I eat good healthy food. It make me feel so good! You can find some of my favourite healthy recipes below.

Cheese Free Alfredo Sauce with Spaghetti, Kale and Peas

 Matcha Green Tea Pancakes

Health Raspberry and Almond Frangipane Tart

My Fiance

Things that make me happy, happiness, wellness, nourish, blogger, lifestyle, healthy, food, recipes, gluten free, vegan, nourish

Finding someone who you have a true connection with, who supports you in all that I do is one of the greatest gifts you can have in life.

My Family

Nothing beats family time and I love watching my family and friends chatter and laugh around the dinner table. I’m very lucky to have them all; they’re amazing.


Nature’s artwork, that take my breath away every time. I have to stop, look and take it all in, every time I see one.


Having flowers round the home makes me so happy. They bring so much life and joy to a room. In fact it’s been scientifically proven that having flowers around your home can make you feel less depressed and anxious. If you are single, don’t wait for someone to get you flowers. If you like flowers, by some for yourself- don’t wait around for someone else to bring you happiness.


I love fragrance, and smelling good. I find when I’m wearing a beautiful fragrance I feel much more motivated and pulled together. My favourite fragrances are girly, floral, sweet scents, I’ve linked some of my favourites below. I even love to have my home smelling nice and love using candles and diffuser’s.

Marc Jacobs – Daisy Eau So Fresh 
Yves Saint Laurent – Parisienne 
Chanel – Coco Mademoiselle
Dior Miss Dior 


I love all animals (with the exception of spiders!), there so funny and cute.

Anything Disney

I’m never too old for Disney.

Burning Candles

I find burning candles so relaxing and soothing, especially when they have an amazing scent.

Getting lost in a book

I love reading. I haven’t read a book in a really long time and it’s something I plan on finding time for. Any suggestions?


My absolute favourite time of year. When all the family gets together, good food, catch ups and everyone is in good spirits.


Things that make me happy, happiness, wellness, nourish, blogger, lifestyle, healthy, food, recipes, gluten free, vegan, nourish

That feeling of putting on freshly washed Pj’s at the end of the day, so comfortable and cozy. These are my current favourite (thanks Marius), how cute are they? I have linked them below.

Next – Cosy Pyjamas 

I’d love to know what your simple pleasures are so feel free to leave a comment below or if you write a post on your own blog do send me the link!

Follow me on Social Media to stay updated ❤

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Bloglovin | YouTube

Love Hayley X




  1. Donna
    November 2, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    What a lovely and interesting post

    • Sunya Phillips
      November 4, 2016 / 3:57 pm

      Very interesting.I agree with your choices

Leave a Reply