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Five Little Things that make me Happy

1. My cats 

When I used to live at home, I never really let my cats in my room, but recently every time I go home I let them both curl up on the bed with me at night time. I absolutely love falling asleep to their purrs and waking up next to them for morning snuggles.

2. Placing a focus on my health

Over the past few weeks I have been trying hard to change my mind set with respect to health, trying to teach myself that what is going on on the inside is just as important as what your body looks like on the outside. I definitely would not say I am 'happy' when I am in the gym, and the journey is a lot harder than I thought it would be. But I'm trying... we all start somewhere.

3. Reading Harry Potter (again)

I associate the Harry Potter series with many different moments of my childhood. In particular, when I was reading the last book in the series for the first time, shortly after its release, something incredibly personal was going on simultaneously in my life, and for some reason I have always credited these books for helping me get through that (sad, I know). Therefore, rereading them, like I do on many occasions, makes me appreciate life and I love nothing more than removing myself from reality and escaping into this world.

4. The Return of my Pink Hair 

I decided to dye my hair pink again... I quite often make these impulse appearance changes when I'm feeling stressed, however I think my parents definitely appreciate the temporary nature of this as opposed to the time I impulsively got my nose pierced.


5. Music 

At the moment I am particularly loving James Blake, Tom Odell and Aiden Grimshaw. None of which are particularly new albums, they are just fantastically written.
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  1. This is such a lovely post, Amy. I know how wonderful it feels to have a pet snuggle up with you. I have two dogs and I would love it if they would stay curled up on my bed. Everything you've listed is what gets me through the day too; pets, health, reading, hair changes (I need my highlights done BADLY or dyed completely) and music.

    ~ Kazzie || Kazzie Athena

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  2. Your cat is gorgeous! Is it a Russian Blue? I think my whole life has been based on impulses haha!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. It's a british shorthair blue, and I have a british shorthair colourpoint too! xx

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  3. I actually wrote something super similar ! check it out. i really love this post though!!!


    http://cashmereandclass.blogspot.com/2015/01/3-little-things-that-make-my-day-little.html

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  4. Sometimes it's the little things that make us happy!
    Victoria | GlamFizz

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  5. I love reading Harry Potter!
    xoxo

    www.randomindistilling.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh, I definitely second the heath bit and the re-reading of Harry Potter. I'm trying to do that myself before going to that new-ish Harry Potter world slightly outside of London. Also I never thought I'd enjoy healthy food and working out so much, but I guess it's true what they say- it's really addicting!

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    1. Oh I've wanted to visit there for so long! xx

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  7. Oh Amy I love the things you've put in this post! Your cat is cute beyond words, trainers are my best friend :), I love to run, and I support you to be pink again hehe! I wanted to do it also for some time now...we'll see :). great post! much love xx

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  8. This post was so cute loving them nikes! I may have to look at a new pair of trainers after seeing this! x

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  9. Your cats are too bloody cute! I'm also trying to up my fitness game this year, let it slack a bit towards the end of the year x

    Sarah | Sequin This

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  10. The picture of your cat is really cute and I would definitely dye my hair pink if I could! I also love re-reading the Harry Potter books as they were quite a big part of my childhood too.

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Do it its super easy! xx

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  11. I love listening to music!

    www.withinjayslife.blogspot.ca

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  12. Pink hair? I've never seen your hair pink on your blog, I don't think... But I reckon that would look so cute!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer // Bloglovin'

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    1. haha it's been back blonde for a while now, but i dyed it pink again at the weekend! xx

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  13. Yay Harry Potter made it onto your list too!! Also I'm totally with you where the gym is concerned babe, we should work out some time and maybe it would make it a little more enjoyable! xoxo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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    1. Harry potter deserves to be on every list ever made haha! Yess we deffo should! xx

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  14. I love Harry Potter! I've reread them all twice and I think that is always a great goal. Reliving our childhood is the best!

    www.livingwithlocks.com

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  15. I'm with you 100% on Harry Potter :) I can't tell you how many times I've reread the series and rewatched the movies >.<

    XoXo Shea L. ------------> kissmychocolate.com

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    1. haha me too! I absolutely love them, they genuinely get better every time you read them xx

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  16. Cats are just made for happiness, and mine never fail me.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. I'm reading Harry Potter too! I'm obsessed x

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com

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  18. This is such a sweet list!! I love that your cats sleep nicely on your bed! My cat growing up would never ever do that! And I'm with you on the impulse hair etc changes!

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  19. Hello Amy !
    Thank you for following me on Bloglovin . I am very happy to have you with me .
    I have to say your blog is beautiful , and his followers should love to stay here .
    Your kitten is so beautiful!
    A big hug !
    http://www.jessicagomes.com.br/

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    1. you're welcome! thank you so much xx

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  20. I really want another cat but am allergic now, but I do miss the morning snuggles lol xx

    MissyRed.co.uk

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  21. this is a beautiful post!! your cat is so cute xxx


    elly from alldeathbydiamonds

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  22. This is a lovely simple post Amy! This year I really want to focus on my fitness, not that I look unhealthy but I think I will feel a lot better in myself if i did! xx
    emilyjanewebb.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw thanks lovely, im considering making it a monthly feature... xx

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  23. Love this post! I totally agree on Harry Potter...there is something truly magical about those books.
    xo,
    Ashley from Tea with Jam and Bread

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  24. I started re-reading Harry Potter also! Brining back so many memories and I'm finding so many things I've overlooked (can I even still call myself a Harry Potter fan??). Nothing better than cuddling up with Harry Potter and your kitties!!

    trendydonut.blogspot.com

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    1. haha I completely agree that would literally be my perfect situation xx

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  25. I truly can never re-read Harry Potter enough! Such a good series. JK Rowling is brilliant.

    And you are so brave to do the pink hair! I've always wanted to try it but with blonde hair I'm always nervous about doing too much damage. Your hair looks so good though! Do you have a secret to keeping it healthy?

    xo - Kaitlin from Tea with Jam and Bread

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    1. haha every time i finish it i just want to start from the beginning all over again! ooh you should do! it doesnt last very long... I try to wash it as little as often, which probably sounds weird but in the long run it does make your hair much healthier! xx

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  26. Lovely post! James Blake is also one of my favourites :)
    A healthy work out is someting I also try to do more often now but it is really hard since I also go to university and currently I am preparing for my exams.

    xo Ella
    kaleidoscope-of-heartbeats.blogspot.com

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  27. Love that you're reading Harry Potter again haha. I love posts like these :)

    Hannah xx

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  28. Your kitty is so stinking cute!
    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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