Simple Daily Happy Mundane

Mark_02 "I live a small life, valuable, but small."

That is a line from one of my all-time favorite feel good movies You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I love that line. It has always reminded me to take pleasure in all the simple things in our lives even in those moments that seem mundane and less than glamorous.

I love the internet and all it's inspirations and lovely photos. Pinterest, Instagram, Design blogs...I adore them all! Yet, I understand that not all we see is real life but a more polished, prettier version. So as much pleasure as I gain from looking at all the beauty on the internet, sometimes I have to remind myself to be content with what's right in front of me...simple, daily, happy mundane beauty.

So today I will reveal one of the mundane tasks that I find such great pleasure from. Ok, please don't judge me but I love unloading the dishwasher. I get a thrill when I hear the beep that tells me the cycle is complete. There is something about opening up that stainless steel machine and seeing sparkly, clean dishes ready to be stacked and put away...bliss!

I will admit that I love to live in beauty. I don't need fancy things but I do like to have things in my home that bring me joy, and that I think are beautiful including more functional items like dishes, glasses, etc.

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I have to hand wash these bowls. That little extra effort is worth it. I derive the same pleasure in cleaning and then stacking them. Each one of these was thrifted and I just adore the worn patina.


Nothing fancy here but a few ikea bowls mixed with some of my handprinted mugs but I love looking at them. More happy stacks!


When we renovated our kitchen (and yes, I still have yet to post the after photos...yikes!) this Summer we decided to go with drawers for all the bottom cabinets. BEST DECISION EVER!

So if you judge me a bit now and think me a little strange I won't be offended.

Now it's your turn. What are some of life's mundane pleasures for you? :)