Ten Things that make me Happy- Happy Heart Giveaway!

It all started with a chain letter type post that I was tagged in on Instagram: List 10 things that make you happy.

Now, I have to tell you, I adore the beautiful community on Instagram – my Instagram buddies, that began with the Fox in Flats Style Challenges. They are caring, beautiful women that are so supportive and encouraging, that I want them to all live in my house.




Finding 10 things that make me happy really wasn’t that hard. Once you start to think, they just roll out, and that is the way it should be. But do we really stop and think about those things often enough?






Life gets so bogged down with everyday worries, problems and challenges, that you forget to stop and be grateful for the things that make your heart zing, your eyes sparkle and your mouth smile.






Here are the 10 things that make me extremely happy:


  1. My Family, especially when we are in the same suburb together! (rare)
  2. Coffee. Hang on. Let me get another one.
  3. Lazy Sunday Mornings.
  4. Boozy Friday Nights.
  5. My girlfriends: My sisters by another egg and sperm
  6. My New Car. (I get a kick out of every time I get in that Black Beauty)
  7. The excitement of starting and opening a new book. Hmm the smell of a new book!
  8. My Job. Ok, money is the biggest motivation, but I really really like my job.
  9. New things. So I am shallow. Bite me. I love that new lippy I bought at Kmart as much as the expensive new shoes.
  10. Blogging. I am a sharer and getting feedback makes me happy that someone thinks it is worthwhile reading. So make my day and leave some comments lovely readers.
  11. It makes me happy that I can think of many more things that make me happy!



So here is the thing.

It actually makes you HAPPY thinking of happy things in your life. Do you believe me? Try it.


And to make you even happier, I have a giveaway I think you will like:

What I would like  you to do, is comment below what makes you happy. Just give me at least 3 things that give you a happy  heart, more if you like, and share those with us.

And for your efforts, you go in the running for a HUGE bottle of Clinique Happy Heart Parfum Spray 100ml valued at AUS$115.00! (International entries welcome)





Clinique Happy Heart. A wealth of flowers. A hint of warmth. A deepening of emotions. A fragrance that captures the “heart” of the floral notes of Clinique Happy, but with a twist.



How does that sound?

(you can earn more points by sharing my page with your friends on your favourite social media)


Go on, you know you want to. Get yourself a Happy Heart!

Click on the Rafflecopter link below x


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About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

47 thoughts on “Ten Things that make me Happy- Happy Heart Giveaway!

  1. Love this post Barb, so true that we often forget to stop and be grateful for the simple things.
    Three things that make me happy are,
    1 My family. I love hanging out with them!
    2 Friends. Such great bonds formed with my soul sisters!
    3 Chocolate. Enough said.

    Thanks for offering such a great give away 🙂
    Malinda xxx

    1. Thanks for commenting Malinda! Yes! Chocolate!! That should have been number 2 on my list!! or should it be number 1?

  2. Cool!! I have seen so many people post about happiness this week – it’s awesome! What makes me happy is:
    1) travel – especially to warm interesting places!
    2) my husband – cheesy cheesy cheesy but true!
    3) people who dedicate their lives to making a difference! How amazing are those people!!
    I hope I win!!
    Thanks so much 🙂
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  3. Becca Guess says:

    Love all your posts!
    Three things that make me happy~
    1. A great mammogram
    2. My wonderful Hubby
    3. Friends that are there beside you thru anything!

    1. A big thumbs up for number 1! I am with you there all the way! What would we do without our family and friends huh?
      thanks for commenting, good luck xoxo

  4. great post! i love perfume. it’s one of the little things that i do for myself even if no one else will smell me! hahaha there’s nothing like giving someone a hug and they say… oh you smell wonderful. that’s my thing… i smell wonderful all the time 😀

    what makes me happy
    *i have a great life. super husband. great kids. so hard to narrow down 3 things.
    1) laughing. spontaneously laughing. inappropriate laughing. laughing so hard my face hurts. just laughing.

    2) creating. seeing a small idea through to the end and loving how it turned out. that’s happiness. i fills me up.

    3) finally getting to the place where i am so happy to just be me.


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  5. I need to work on thinking happy thoughts. Have had a rough year and fallen into seeking out and focusing on the negatives. Great post!

    1. Aw Raychael, I think that is human nature. I think you can retrain your mood. Making a list of what makes you happy, or what could make you happy puts everything in perspective. xo

  6. Easy peasy!
    1. My mister, his heart beats softly next to mine & my boys.
    2. Seeing the ocean, I love how moody she gets and her soothing sounds and colours.
    3. Fresh flowers, I need them in my home every week. It’s that little bit of pretty nature that can transport me back in time with memories evoked.

    I could keep going, the list is endless…but there’s my 3

  7. Sometimes we need reminding of just how lucky were are Barbe. I loved joining in on IG with this happiness reminder:
    1. My Family – My World. Just pinch me.
    2. Feeling adored and loved by my man and the most important people in my life makes every single day a breeze.
    3. My Girl. My Friend. She melts my heart and makes it burst with pride.
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    1. It was a great little tag and post wasn’t it , Bev? Really brought it home to me, how we should be more thankful. Family. IS EVERYTHING! x

  8. Kerrie Sampson says:

    1. It makes me happy when the whole family is at home and the dog comes to me for a cuddle.
    2. I love it that my husband makes me a cup of tea every morning.
    3. Everything about Bali makes me happy- the smell, the food, the people and the sun!

    Love Kerrie xo

    1. Aww, Kerrie, so cute! Love your dog, it is such a cutie x. I am so high-fiving you over nr 2 and 3. My husband makes it for me in the weekend and I am in love with Bali. Thanks for commenting Kerrie, and good luck in the comp xoxo

  9. Lovely post, Barbe!! Three things that make me happy are

    1. Walking in the sunshine with my kids or dogs or both.

    2. Buying new shoes and thinking that they’ll probably be really uncomfortable (but you bought them anyway, because they were beautiful, obvs) and finding that you can spend all day standing up in them. THAT!

    3. Gin with icy cold tonic, clinking ice cubes and a slice of lime. Ideally enjoyed in the company of amazing friends.x
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    1. 1. So special Vicki
      2. Oh, that is a rare treat. When they look uncomfortable, they usually are!
      3. My drink of choice! One of these days we will share one x

  10. Three things that make me happy:
    1. Coffee – CANNOT function without this so will not be happy if I can’t function 😉
    2. My kids – they’re a crazy bunch and sometimes they give me a different view on life that actually make sense!
    3. When the students I teach makes a difference in the way they live their life – even if it’s a teeny tiny thing.
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    1. Woohooo! Coffee is my only reason I wake up properly! Them kids, gotta love them. I miss mine being yours ages, saviour every stage, it goes by so quickly x I have such a respect for teachers, you all deserve a medal x, Thanks for commenting Norlin xo

    1. Thanks so much! Yep I love the Happy Song, very uplifting. How can you be in a bad mood listening to that, especially with Minions dancing around! thats a great top 3 xoxoxo

  11. 1, Rain on the roof , filling our tanks and therefore my bathtub…for a good soak and bubbles.
    2. The arms of my cherubs wrapped around my neck and snuggling next to me on a lazy Sunday.
    3. Running with my ‘sole’ sisters – sans blisters.
    4. A Massage
    5.Whispering and breathing their wishes at a dandelion.
    6. My husband and best friend who has my back and heart always.
    7. Chocolate, strawberries and a sparkling cold wine.
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  12. 3 thing that make me happy
    1. my family and seeing my boys faces light up when they smile – a very happy feeling
    2. the sound of childrens laughter
    the pop of a champagne cork

  13. Awesome post – love it! I’m also a HUGE fan of the thrill and anticipation of opening a new book. Things that make me happy (abridged version) laughing so loud people stare because they think there’s something wrong with me, pretty much any kind of food, pay day, sitting by the window and watching it bucket down with rain, butterflies, dragonflies and lady bugs, driving with the windows down and singing along as loud as I can to pretty much anything I know the words to (this also elicits staring, pointing and some laughing from other drivers), getting a seat on the bus and finding a new favourite place to eat.
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  14. That photo of the adorable pittie sure made me happy! Other things that make me happy: my family, rescue dogs that find homes and a good book!
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  15. Oh so fun! Your happiness bits are wonderful. Here are three of mine:
    1. My schnoodle, Archie Boo Smith, cute and loving in equal parts he is an instant happifier!
    2. My super handy husband who spent a big chunk of the day on home improvements today!
    3. Super friends and family who kept checking in on me while I was away from home and sick this this weekend. Knowing you’re cared about is immensely lovely. x
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    1. We all need happifiers x and you are so lucky to have a husband who is handy. Mine definitely is not, but he cooks every night and that makes me happy! Family and friends are everything to me too. xoxoxo thanks for sharing your lovely top 3 x

  16. Such a cute post and pics – the doggy is sooo adorable! It’s important to stop and think about these things every so often – maybe it encourages us to seek an extra injection of happiness somewhere in our lives 🙂

    1. Thank you Alex! I agree, we so need to stop and be thankful. Reading through all the comments definitely makes me happy. Such great happiness bits x

  17. I love this, and it is so true that thinking and talking about happy things makes us happier!
    My happy things
    1. When my three year old says “You make my heart happy mama” it’s a family phrase and I love that she’s learnt it!
    2. The apple tree in blossom in our front yard.
    3. Connecting with people I’d never have otherwise met over the internet.
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  18. Erin Cunningham says:

    Mindfulness and gratitude are powerful mindsets… I’m learning this life lesson now through personal struggle and trauma all to well. Its made me realise that my happiness can be found in 1) loud belly laughs, 2) long passionate kisses and 3) lazy sunday mornings. Simple pleasures!!

    1. Hi Erin! They are a great happy-making-top-3.
      Thanks for commenting and wishing you strength and peace in your life. xoxoxo

  19. Love this post. You’ve inspired me to also blog my Happys.
    1. Cycling
    2. My two teenage dogs
    3. Hiking bush trails

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