Lisa Leonard Designs

little bits of happy

September 30th | finding beauty



{because i am a little anxious, i’ve been looking for the happy even more}

and it’s not so hard to find…

1. a half-wished dandelion

2. toast and orange marmalade

3. favorite jeans

4. all four of us snuggling under one blanket

5. blue skies with white clouds

6. leaves starting to change

7. leftover cupcakes (yum)

8. matthias reading little books to us

9. coffee with cream (of course!)



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10. what else?

28 Responses

  1. April says:

    hmmmm…..a warm fall day:)

  2. Christi says:

    cooler weather down here in the South. great for snuggling!

  3. Jules says:

    Pumpkin Spice Coffee…

  4. karyn b says:

    Brad got out of bed this morning and ran in to my arms with a big “mommy.” It seems those things aren’t happening as often now that he’s getting bigger, so I treasure those sweet moments so-so much.
    Praying for you, Lisa. Praying for David and your whole family.

  5. Sugar Mama says:

    I think I’m going to copy this idea because I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed and anxious lately… I need to think of all the things I love & look forward to vs what’s weighing on me right now. Thank you for sharing! Coffee with cream is on my list for sure!

  6. Gina says:

    All the windows open! the weather is beautiful here. (:

  7. Southern Gal says:

    Much needed rain after a dry, hot month.
    The hint of fall in the air.
    Camping in the woods near my parents’ home.
    Listening to my son hum while doing his schoolwork.

  8. Karrina says:

    “Happiness is stringing together all the little things.” One of my favorite quotes from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series(don’t laugh…ok, you can laugh). It has become my mantra.

  9. Stefanie says:

    your blog is one beautiful (happy) thing!!! :) i love checking it daily for inspiration and it never fails me! thank you, lisa!

    holding you and your sweet family in my thoughts/prayers!

    you should consider opening an etsy shop and selling your gorgeous photos!! the half wished dandelion is awesome…!!!

  10. melissa says:

    the beautiful warm fall weather we are having here in MN…it is wonderful and oh so happy!

  11. amy says:

    this is just what i needed this morning.

    #10. tomorrow is the first day of october!

  12. Denise C. says:

    Hugs & kisses from kids! :)

  13. kate says:

    God’s word

  14. Amanda says:

    getting all the laundry done! morning coffee with friends! new nail polish!

  15. Nancy says:

    #10 – Sneaking time to check out your favourite blogs. Your’s is one of my favourites for a number of reasons.
    #11 – Getting things done and crossing them off your to do list. I often don’t accomplish as much as I would like because I am too busy doing item # 10!

  16. Elise says:

    My favorite jeans got ripped this weekend. Oh, well. Favorite new pair of shorts, right?

    #10- gourmet cupcakes from the new cupcake place in town :)

  17. Becky K says:

    Rocking my sleeping baby. Watermelon juice kisses from my toddler. 100 calorie fudge bar. Loooong uninterupted shower…just to name a few from yesterday.

    You’re in inspiration to so many of us, Lisa! Keep on keeping on! Exciting to wait and watch with you to see God’s faithfulness to David and your family in this fath-building season.

  18. A stolen day off work. Resting and listening to birds.

  19. Kelli says:

    Pumpkin pie for breakfast! Lemon cake for dessert! My husband is finally mowing our lawn tonight!!

  20. sarita says:

    each day that arrives! I’m still alive and healthy to live it.

  21. Claire Hill says:

    a couch and a blanket and two dogs after a long day at work

  22. Laura {{* *}} says:

    Tonight it was the fragrance of freshly chopped Italian parsley
    with lemon zest.

    Oh my.

    {{* *}}

  23. Philippa says:

    Mummy duck and 7 ducklings.. so cute! Blue sky and sunshine after a rainy day yesterday. A breezy afternoon – drying out the soil a bit so I can garden this weekend! Pretty flowers exploding out in my garden everywhere, each day! Blissful sigh…

  24. Sarah says:

    …the peaceful look on my little man’s face, sleeping soundly in his bed~ absolute happiness!

  25. dawn says:

    cool enough weather for a light sweater…

  26. jennifer says:

    My son’s chubby cheek pressed against mine when he hugs me after school.

  27. Renae Dudley says:

    painting with watercolors
    the big gummy smile i get from my 4 month old son when i walk in the room…
    ‘stealing’ him from his crib on saturday morning and bring him back to bed with me for cuddle time

  28. Jennifer says:

    love your little happy list!! :)

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