50 Things That Make Me Smile.

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I was tagged by the lovely Marie from Backstorybeauty.com to complete the 50 Things That Make My Life Extraordinary or 50 Things That Make Me Smile Challenge.  At the end of this post I’ll be tagging five more Bloggers to take the challenge.  I had a lot of fun coming up with this list and although my list does include some material “things”, many of them are not.  It was a reminder of how much happiness can be found in life from the little things that we tend to take for granted on a daily basis.  So here’s my list of 50 Things That Make Me Smile!  I hope you enjoy reading it and thanks so much Marie for tagging me!

  1. Family (my husband, stepson and his 4-year-old son, Camden along with other family members because life is nothing without someone to share it with!)
  2. Dogs (all kinds) but especially my Shih Tzu, Jeter
  3. Anything Pink
  4. Coffee (because I’m totally addicted!)
  5. Mountains (although I live at the Beach, the mountains are my happy place!)
  6. A long bubble bath
  7. College Football (Saturdays in the Fall are the best… Go VOLS!)
  8. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake!
  9. Autumn/Fall, my favorite season.  Everything about it makes me smile!
  10. Chocolate (because duh…)
  11. Working on my Blog (the old saying is right, do what you love and you’ll never work a day!)
  12. Thanksgiving Dinner (family, football, turkey, dressing, macaroni & cheese, dessert…enough said, right?)
  13. Waterfalls
  14. PIzza (why does it seem like food is showing up a lot on this list? LOL)
  15. Babbling Brooks
  16. Stories about people overcoming challenges, beating the odds
  17. Kind People
  18. New Makeup (you knew it was coming!)
  19. Fireplaces, (so cozy & warm!)
  20. Scented Candles
  21. Country Music
  22. Christmas Lights (can’t get enough of them!)
  23. Shopping (especially Sephora and Ulta)
  24. Ducks (they’re so cute, especially mama duck followed by her babies!)
  25. A Clean House
  26. New Skincare
  27. The smell of fresh, cut grass
  28. Pumpkins, all colors!
  29. Hot Apple Cider
  30. Babies (who doesn’t smile for a cute baby?)
  31. Full Moons
  32. Fireworks
  33. Comments & feedback from Readers & Subscribers of 40andholding.com (love hearing from them & always makes me smile!)
  34. Decorating (I love decorating my home & decorating for all of the seasons and holidays)
  35. The sound of water from a waterfall, babbling brook, rain or the ocean.
  36. Flowers
  37. Memories
  38. Sunsets
  39. Christmas Sweaters
  40. Movie Theater Popcorn (the real kind at the theater!)
  41. Bum Bum Cream (OMG you have to try it!)
  42. Watching people open presents
  43. Christmas Cards, I love sending them and receiving them, especially with handwritten notes inside!
  44. Traveling
  45. Snow on Christmas morning
  46. Christmas Music
  47. Photographs
  48. Inspirational Quotes
  49. Black Friday Sales
  50. Men who open the door for women!

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my list of 50 Things That Make Me Smile!  What makes you Smile?  As always, I’d love to hear from you!  Please leave your comments below!

Now I’m tagging these fabulous Bloggers to complete the 50 Things Challenge!  I can’t wait to hear what makes them Smile!?

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Until next time,






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  1. Thank you for nominating me. We have so many things in common that make us smile. I’ll be writing my post up very soon. Not sure what bum bum cream is, ill be googling that. Have a super day x

  2. What a sweet list Susie, and of course I’m loving the makeup and skincare entries. Plus, there’s few things better than a clean house. Thanks so much for taking part in the tag:)

    • Thank you Jenna! I’m glad you enjoyed the post!?? Your link goes to Bloglovin & I’m already following you there! Is that what you were referring to??‍♀️

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