25 Little Joys in Life

25 Little Joys in Life

Life is full of great things.. But some little things, as little as they can be, can make your day. We love the little joys in life! Sometimes even more than great news. You know why? Because they can happen over and over again, and are just as good each time. Keep reading to find out what is our top 25!

The Little Joys That Can Make Our Day

Here is what makes life extra special and great in an instant. They can sometimes save the day, they sometime take time to come round, but they never fail to make us happy!


  1. Driving through puddles
  2. Licking the bowl after you’ve made a cake
  3. The smell of fresh ground coffee
  4. Popping bubble wrap
  5. When your eyeliner is perfect (on both sides)
  6. Diving your hands in a bag of rice
  7. Digging your feet in the sand
  8. Biking, hair in the wind and sunglasses on
  9. The smell of fresh cut grass
  10. When you go to check out to find out the dress is on sales
  11. Getting a very good grade when you thought you had failed
  12. Eating whipped cream from the bottle
  13. Finding out there is one cake left when you thought you had finished the packet
  14. Finding a fiver in your pocket
  15. Reading a book and being super excited for the next chapter
  16. Walk barefoot in the grass
  17. Summarizing your night out at brunch
  18. The smell and touch of new books
  19. Finding a hidden gem in your city
  20. Do you nails perfectly
  21. Getting ready for a run and ending up on Netflix
  22. Over drinking but not being hungover the next day
  23. Catching your phone before in falls on the ground
  24. When you find out you got paid more than you thought you would be this month
  25. The feel of fresh new bedding when you get into bed

What is your special little joy?

See you soon, love

Corinne &  Kirsty

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  1. Terri
    April 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Finding change in your pocket is always a good thing hehe! I love posts like this, so uplifting❤

    Terri / http://www.territalks.co.uk

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Feels like you’ve just won money haha even if it is yours already ^^ x

  2. April 23, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I could relate to this post so much and I feel like it’s just what I needed to read. It really is a moment of relief and happiness when you catch your phone before it falls haha!
    -Olivia Xxx


    • April 25, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      You feel like a superhero lol glad the post made you feel happy 😀 x

  3. April 23, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I love this post!, I have so many, but I love waking up and not feeling tired, best feeling in the world!xx

  4. April 23, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Love this post! So many things on this list that are just amazing! Can’t beat fresh bed sheets 👌🏼

  5. April 23, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Licking the bowl after making a cake is the best part about making cake! I also looove the smell of books, old books in the library 😍 I love this post and the idea of it!

    Abs x

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Love the smell of libraries too! Glad you liked the post lovely 😀 x

  6. April 23, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    This is a great post and reminds me I need to start enjoying the little things in life again. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee and don’t even get me started on clean bedding! Love it! xx

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      You should, they are the best 😀 I (Kirsty) don’t even drink coffee but the smell of ground coffee.. Oh my! x

  7. April 23, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I can relate to the majority of these!x

  8. April 23, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love this idea for a post! I might have to use this if you girls don’t mind.. such an interesting idea. Can I just say, your photography is AMAZING on every post, I love it X

  9. April 23, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Aw this is such a cute post – I think it’s so easy to lose sight of the little joys in life when we get caught up in our daily routines.

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      It is! But put together they are the best things in everyday life ^^ x

  10. April 23, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    this post made me so happy omg I love each and every one of these things! great post xx

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Aw so glad you liked it and that it made you feel happy lovely 🙂 x

  11. April 23, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    These are all great life moments! The no hangover after overdrinking is sooo applicable to my life lol

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Haha! You genuinely feel like a boss when it happens ^^ x

  12. Sophie
    April 23, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Licking the cake mixture after you’ve made a cake is the ultimate little thing that I love doing haha, so important to remember the small things in life! x

  13. April 23, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    this is such a lovely blog post – it made me smile whilst reading, as i totally agree with half of these!! Licking the bowl after making cake is my favorite thing!!
    Chelsey Ocean

  14. April 23, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I love the feeling of new bedding and when my eyeliner is perfect. I love the feeling of freshly washed hair too! Such a good post and pretty pictures 💕

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂 the eyeliner one really tells you your day will be perfect ^^ x

  15. April 23, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    the smell of coffee and newly washed bed sheets (!) yesss. and just brunch in general!

  16. April 23, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Aw I love this post, these things make me so happy! Aoife x

  17. April 23, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Fresh bedding is my absolute favourite!!

  18. April 23, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    love this post, the little reminders about the positive things get us through the stressful days! What makes me happy after a stressful day is a bath or shower and freshly washed hair and shaved legs, and a cuppa tea in bed with fresh bed sheets! x

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Ugh this sounds perfect! Love the feeling of shaved legs against fresh sheets too! ^^ x

  19. April 23, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I agree with all of these and made me so happy thinking of all the little things that make me smile in life!! I love licking the bowl after making a cake and a standing bare foot on the grass however I’m still waiting to find a fiver in my pocket!!
    Kate Xx

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      That day will come don’t worry 🙂 or maybe in a bag you’ve put away a few months ago? ^^ x

  20. April 23, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Reading all the things on your list made me smile! Eating whipped cream from the bottle is for sure a joy in my life too but my ‘biggest’ little joy in life is definitely going for a run while it’s raining, so refreshing ☺️

  21. April 23, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Absolutely loved this post! I love waking up to sunshine, the first cup of tea on a morning and dancing with my boyfriend xx

  22. April 23, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Such a lovely post, it’s so nice to think about the good things in life. Thank goodness for all of the times I’ve caught my phone before it’s hit the ground!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Love clean PJ’s too! And combined with clean bedding is even better! ^^ x

  23. April 24, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    This is such a cute little post and is full of things that I wouldn’t have considered, or forgot were so great, yet simple. I love being barefoot in the grass, yet did it more as a child. Something I’ll look forward to now that summer is approaching.
    Lois x

  24. April 24, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Licking the bowl after you’ve made a cake tho – nom! And very rarely does my eyeliner match on both sides *sad face* a great list!

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Same 🙁 that’s why it’s so satisfying when it happens ^^ x

  25. April 24, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    This post was so fun to read and uplifting, it’s all about the little things in life and I loved the ‘eating whipped cream from the bottle’ one haha, so satisfying! xo

  26. April 24, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Definitely agree with #8 Biking, abut hope safety and a helmet is more joyful than hair in the wind!! Such a fun post of all good things, a perfect pick-me-up for the Monday blues!

  27. April 24, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    All of these were so relatable I can’t pick my favourite! xx

  28. April 24, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I really loved this post, and I love the variation between each-thank you for sharing!

  29. April 24, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    11 & 24 for me 100% – such important things to give you a little boost! But I also love boiling hot baths, they’re pretty good too tbh <3


  30. April 24, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Aww this is a lovely post! Little things like that are the best! Especially painting your nails perfectly, it’s so satisfying!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  31. April 24, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I love this list how relatable!!! Especially perfect winged liner.. is there anything better?!

    Sarah | sazsinclair.blogspot.co.uk xx

  32. April 24, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Mines would definitely be the smell of fresh rain. Especially that first crack of thunder during a storm oh! And I sooo feel you on the books. It’s such a relaxing smell. (As you can see I’m super smell oriented lol) lovely post!

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Aaah thunder! It can be scary at times, but it is great once in a while :p x

  33. April 24, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I love posts like this! I think it’s so important to recognize the little things in life that make us happy, even for a second. My favorite on this list is buying a dress and finding out it’s on sale. It’s the best!

    Breanna Catharina

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Totally! When it involves saving money it’s always great ^^ x

  34. April 24, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    This is a really lovely list. The little joys that make my day are a bit of drizzle, good music, good coffee and genuine hugs.

    –Aria xx (http://notesonthursdays.com)

  35. April 24, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Hi, great list. I love popping bubble wrap and the smell of freshly cut grass, Chloe.

  36. April 24, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Gosh yes the feeling of getting into fresh new bedding is heavenly! I also love the sound of cats purring… it’s so soothing!

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Oh it is! Definitely going on the second list if ever we do a second one ^^ x

  37. April 24, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    All these are so wonderful! I love how you’ve got things that use pretty much all 5 senses 🙂
    xoxo, Sarah

  38. April 24, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Love this post! It’s So important to remember the little things. I love getting home and putting on fluffy socks sometimes! Nothing better!

    Holly x

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      It is a great feeling! Getting out of those shoes and putting comfy socks on 🙂 x

  39. April 24, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I love lists like these! Number 19 is definitely one of my favourite things – my friends and I go hunting for cute murals and photo spots in our city!

    Loved this post!
    Becca, x

  40. April 24, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    AH I loved this post! I can actually relate to most of these points. One thing I love is the smell of fresh washing straight out the machine! I used to stick my whole head in the machine when I was younger! x

  41. April 24, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Love this post, I relate to majority of things on this list. Licking the spoon after making a cake is definitely the best part of making a cake! My special little joy is definitely seeing my dog after being away for a few days x

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Aww forgot about that! The way he/she greats you is the best! x

  42. Chrissy
    April 24, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I can totally relate to all of them except the eye liner. Never been into make up. Just ready the list made me feel happier.

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Glad to know that just reading this can put a smile on a face 😀 x

  43. April 25, 2017 / 8:54 am

    I love posts like this! Agreed, especially the new book smell! I also love starting a new show and discovering the whole series is on Netflix for a binge!

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Totally agree! But hate the feeling when the series is finished 🙁 x

  44. April 25, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Such a cute list!! I’ve started making a gratitude log to keep track of the little things that make me happy– a good pick me up when I’m feeling down 🙂 it’s a good way to get some perspective that life really isn’t so bad! ❤

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      It really is, and that is such a great idea! Might have to do that ourselves 🙂 writing down great memories as they come so we can look back on them in a few years 🙂 x

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Would eat the whole bowl if it wasn’t “dangerous” to eat raw eggs ^^ x

  45. April 25, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Can totally relate to these! Popping bubble wrap is SO satisfying!

  46. April 25, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Such a cute lil post! I agree with many of them! I love the smell of freshly cut grass, and the smell of fresh rain :). I love the smell of coffee as well…especially the first coffee of the day!


    • April 25, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      How could we forget about rain? Love the smell of fresh rain, as well as the smell after it rains on a hot day… x

  47. April 25, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I love this post! It’s so positive and nice. We can easily neglect those little happy things in life. I absolutely adore smell of fresh cut grass, that morning sunshine and finishing that book after witch you feel different. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks lovely! It’s good to just remember these when we’re having a rough day 🙂 x

  48. April 25, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I oddly agree on the rice one. That and sieved flour!

  49. April 25, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I love this post!, I have so many, but I love waking up and not feeling tired, best feeling in the world! Xx

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Totally agree! Especially when it’s before 9h! Knowing you are not tired and have a whole day ahead of you is bliss lol x

  50. abbeylouisarose
    April 25, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love this post, I definitely got a little uplift from reading it! I’m totally with you on driving through puddles and licking the bowl of cake mix, sometimes all you need is a small thing like that to make your day a little brighter!

    Abbey ✨ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Exactly! Glad reading this made you feel a little happy 😀 x

  51. April 25, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    What a brilliant list, trying to think of my own and you have them all. Erm that first sip of an ice cold can when your roasting hot! Or knowing you have 10 more minutes on the snooze button! x
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • April 25, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Aaah how did we forget these!!? Definitely going on the second list if ever we do another one :p x

  52. April 25, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I can agree with so many of these! Like you say it really is the little things in lif!

  53. May 3, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    My eyeliner is seriously my pride and joy if I get it right on both sides. Freshly cut grass is also seriously up there for me!

  54. May 5, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Awww this is such a lovely concept for a post, I really like it, it’s so nice to focus on the positives! Xx

  55. May 7, 2017 / 12:25 am

    This is so true – the little things are the best moments to reflect on! Here are some of my favourites:

    – the smell of fresh cut grass
    – a hot cup of green tea sitting on my back porch in the morning sun
    – puppy cuddles
    – when your favourite song comes on the radio (especially when you’re doing housework and you can crank it and dance it out)
    – a cold drink with good friends (nothing special, even just sitting around in someone’s basement)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

  56. June 3, 2017 / 9:18 am

    Couldn’t agree more! Sometimes we forgot the little things but those are most of the things that makes us happy. I am a coffee lover and The smell of fresh ground coffee makes me relaxed and calm. Plus doing my nails perfectly is another that makes me accomplished.

  57. June 3, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    #3 I just can’t get enough! I love coffee. What a fun little post!

  58. June 3, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Just reading these and thinking about them brightened my day! It’s funny how the simple things can mean so much.

  59. June 3, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I love making lists like these, centers me. 🙂 Walking barefoot in the grass is awesome!!

  60. Josselyn Radillo
    June 4, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Reading a great book!!! and Facetiming with bf that’s in Cairo makes my day so much better

  61. June 4, 2017 / 2:52 am

    This was so cute, I definitely agree with a few of those. Sometimes we don’t need such expensive things to make us happy, the little things in life are always finer.

  62. June 4, 2017 / 3:15 am

    Popping bubble wrap always makes me feel happy about everything…. I love the scene in the movie “Home” where the Captain asks for his “blankie,” the proceeds to roll around on bubble wrap :p

  63. June 4, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    It has been a hard weekend in London and being able to be reminded of the simple joys reminds us of why it is so important to appreciate the little things. Thank you for this uplifting post x

  64. June 4, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Your list made me chuckle. Catching your phone before it falls! LOL! But my favorite thing is one that I do every week – getting into freshly washed sheets. I love the feel and smell of it.

  65. Nancy
    June 5, 2017 / 12:51 am

    #3, 15, 18, 25. Nothing like a hot cup of coffee with a nice new book in freshy made bed of chrispy sheets 🙂 With my #26 – My Kitty!

  66. Ali Rost
    June 5, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Your list made me smile! I too look for all of the little things in my days. Right now they’re the first swig of cold root beer in the summer, when your friends show up with gelato, and cardamom lip balm x

  67. June 5, 2017 / 5:45 am

    Time with my daughter is my little special joy in life. I cannot imagine not having it. And it’s hard when she is away with her mother for the better part of two weeks. But it’s my special joy when I have her.

  68. Elizabeth O.
    June 5, 2017 / 6:48 am

    I really appreciate posts like this! They make you realize how blessed you really are. It’s awesome that you listed the 25 things that give you happiness!

  69. June 5, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    What a fun post, I love it!!! I got to do #7 this past weekend, threw all cares aside, took off my shoes, and joined my kids in the sandbox. Taught my 4 year old how to make a pyramid haha!!

  70. June 5, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I like to hang out at my backyard and walk barefoot on the grass. It feels great to know that you can enjoy all the fruits and vegetables grown there.

  71. June 5, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Biking is definitely one of my joys – hands not on the brakes, flying down the hill. Love this little list !:)

  72. June 6, 2017 / 12:04 am

    Oh my goodness, licking the bowl after you’ve made a cake is the best thing ever! It really is the little things that make us happy, isn’t it? 🙂

    Louise x

  73. June 7, 2017 / 5:07 am

    The smell of a book always give me joy! 🙂 It’s really the small stuff.

  74. June 7, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    The smell of freshly brewed coffee, my babies laughters, and the feel of fresh new bedding when you get into bed.. oh, those are the things that makes me happy!!!

  75. June 8, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I love the look and feel of books. They make me happy. Digging my toes into the sand is also a plus.

  76. June 11, 2017 / 2:53 am

    I love summarizing my night out at brunch… especially during the summer. So much fun and riding bikes of course!

  77. June 13, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Eating whipped cream straight out of the can is literally the best thing about having whipped cream in the fridge! I have fond memories of doing this for as long as I could operate whipped cream, haha.


  78. July 5, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Car rides with friends when the music is blasting, the windows are rolled down, and all your troubles seem to fly away. It is the little things in life that make it all worthwhile! Great post!

  79. Kayleigh Zara
    August 14, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    These are some great things haha forever wishing I could eat cream straight out of the can haha! I love drives too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  80. August 18, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Really cool post! Really satisfying to read as well hi hi😊😍 My faves are the fresh bed sheets and the perfect eyeliner! Also your blog is stunning and I LOVE that flatlay!!

  81. October 23, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Hi, a great list of choices I think licking the bowl, going through a puddle and popping bubble wrap are my top choices.

  82. October 24, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Such a happy post and it’s nice to think about things that make us happy.

  83. Bookinggoodread
    November 6, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I can relate to most of these, especially finding money you had forgot about and popping bubble wrap. 💕💕

  84. December 5, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    This is an uplifting post and reminds us that we can take joy from very simple pleasures. Thanks for sharing!

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