The Little Things: Giveaway

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Yesterday, I published the 25th Little Things post. TWENTY-FIVE posts, people.

I’m feeling the need to recognize this milestone. And what better way than with a Little Things themed giveaway?

One winner will receive:

  • Some of my favorite teas, like Celestial Seasoning’s Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride and their Apple Cinnamon Spice and Mighty Leaf’s Chocolate Mint Truffle.
  • Local Ithaca treats
  • A cute notebook
  • Magnetic clothes pins clips
  • And a few surprise treats!

To enter:

Leave a comment on this post with some of the “little things” that are making you happy today. You can enter once per day. πŸ™‚

I’ll select a winner on Wednesday, January 12!

Today’s Little Things:

The afghan my mom made me. Our first real snow. Tonight’s exciting announcement. Any guesses? I swear I’m not being a tease–I just can’t get any pictures until this afternoon!

And the winner is…

Allie January 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm [edit]

My little things are: waking up on new bedsheets in an adorable pattern, cuddling with my Welshie, discovering an awesome muffin recipe, and wearing a sparkly cardigan to work

I would be so excited about getting some local Ithaca treats (esp if it includes Ithaca Apricot Wheat beer!!). Great giveaway.

Allie, please send me your mailing info at , and I’ll send you your Little Things package!


  1. says

    Hooray – how exciting πŸ™‚

    Little things making me happy today:
    Morning cuddles and play time with my puppy.
    Tail swishes from our moody cat.
    Chocolate peppermint coffee.
    Oatmeal with pb.
    Leftovers for lunch.
    A Friday night in with the husband and pets, watching movies while the snow falls, with the fireplace lit.

  2. says

    Little things making me happy today:
    my new computer
    booking my flight to NY πŸ˜‰
    getting tickets to Ben Folds with an old friend
    its Friday

  3. Caitlin says

    Little things making me happy today: Trader Joes Vanilla Cinnamon tea, hugs from my preschoolers, a fresh snowfall, and curling up with a good book during my lunch break πŸ™‚

  4. Stacey says

    Great site! I am going to add you too my list of daily reads! Little things that make me happy today: That the calender said it is friday, snow, finding my car already cleaned and warmed up before work, the amazing hummus i discovered at TJ, and my new kitten coming out of her shell.

  5. Cellabella says

    Little things that make me happy today:
    The little sigh my dog makes before she falls asleep.
    Nestling in with a bowl of cereal and banana after a long run.
    A weekend ahead to just relax.
    Being in the middle of a really engaging book.
    Feeling better after two days of being sick from a cold!

  6. says

    Wahoo! The little things today making me happy:

    *listening to my dog snore and make sucking noises when he sleeps. For some reason, it makes me melt.
    * talking to my nephews on the phone today with my sis. They are 2 and 4 and absolutely adorable. I always laugh when I call home.
    *my strong body that still has the strength to complete my workouts after neglecting it for a while.
    * roasted chickpeas. need I say more?

  7. says

    Lot’s of little things to cheer & uplift me today! (In no particular order) I*t’s Friday!! (Whew, thank goodness πŸ™‚ *Snuggling my beautiful new nephew, Lucas. *Cozy nights “in” with my husband. *Delighting in our cats’ personalities (so different from each other!) *Warm snow boots. *Frosted sugar cookies. *A lunch date with my sister.

    Have a fantastic weekend, Julie!

  8. says

    Little things making me happy today:
    – seeing my girls excitement when they saw the dusting of snow on the ground
    – my delicious broccoli and cheese omelet for breakfast
    – finishing my inspiration board

    Thanks for inspiring me with your Little Things series…the posts always reminded me to take a step back and be thankful for the little things in my life making me happy!

  9. says

    OH Holy Cowbells and Cheese! There are so many little things making me happy today!

    I think my main little thing today is Diet Sierra Mist.

    I’ve not had any water ALL. DAY. LONG.

    That’s ok because for whatever reason, I’ve needed the carbonation.

  10. says

    Even though I am really sick I still came to work and did my best at a really important meeting and I got major thank you’s for doing that! Makes me feel better.

  11. says

    Three little things have made me smile today:
    1. The free coffee and tea my office provides (it’s cold today!)
    2. Getting an email from my college roommate that now lives in Spain
    3. Knowing that I’m going to Madison for the weekend

  12. Joanne says

    What little things are making me happy today?

    The song “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
    Being snowed in – gives me an excuse to stay in and watch movies tonight πŸ™‚
    Going to my favourite brunch place this morning with girlfriends

  13. Erin P. says

    1. It’s Friday
    2. My leopard print water bottle
    3. Listening to music at work
    4. Getting on blogs at work πŸ™‚

  14. says

    Lots of things are making me happy today!! πŸ˜€
    I can breathe again, I was able to run, I now have my stove back, I baked cookie bars, I took the day off of work, and NOW I see that you’re giving away the one tea that I’ve been looking for for months…sugar cookie sleigh ride tea!

  15. says

    Little things… my cat sleeping right next to my face last night. seeing my sister for the first time since the summer, and taking her out to lunch. drinking tea and reading the newspaper with my mom. listening to indie music over skype with my boyfriend.

    What a cool idea, to get us thinking about the small things in life that really add up to our happiness πŸ™‚

  16. marcy says

    Getting my morning gym workout done, my husband feeling better tonight, watching a movie with my doggies and husband, spaghetti squash, the 1st week of the year coming to a end, some pretty snow but not enough to make my day difficult..

  17. says

    Things that are making me happy today–
    –my Thai Black Tea (from Teavana)
    –my adorable kittens
    –feeling accomplished after completing today’s workout
    –having time to read NON-law school books!

    Hope you are having a great day!!

  18. says

    My dog always my dog (though I consider him a BIG thing)
    My new bike trainer I have wanted it for so long but didn’t want to spend the money and finally did and I love it!

  19. Megan says

    Spending an hour watching TV with three of my cousins before they leave for college/semesters abroad.
    Helping my favorite cousin pack before she leaves for Spain tomorrow!
    Selling 4 books in one day.

  20. says

    β€” The container of pineapple Chobani I just tried for the first time tonight. (Think I found a new favorite.)
    β€” Cuddling with the Boyfriend.
    β€” Curling up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate
    β€” Chex Party mix (the homemade kind, not the stuff from the bag)

  21. says

    Today’s little things so far:
    Coffee made without a filter but still yummy
    Josie’s little furry body snuggling close
    The potential for two new lives in my life today!
    Capturing a few moments on film this afternoon.

  22. Annie says

    Today I’m appreciating sleeping in, 50+ degree weather, legs that allowed me to run 7 miles this afternoon, and my orange cat, Carlos!!

  23. says

    What a great post!

    Today I got to see someone from Florida play in the snow for the first time, returned home from my first slumber party in years (so fun!) and am looking forward to a quiet night in.

  24. Andrea says

    Today’s little things are:
    Chicken Tortilla Soup cooking in the crockpot
    A new movie from Netflix in the mail today
    Paying only $4 for jeans thanks to a giftcard

  25. says

    My little things are: an awesome morning at the gym including one hour of yoga, some cardio and a full circuit of weights; feeling totally energetic today; getting a gazillion errands done in an hour and 15 minutes; making delicious Baked Stuffed Shells from the Clean Food cookbook for dinner.

  26. says

    a sleeping puppy by my side
    mugful of hot tea to keep warm while working
    fuzzy slippers
    How I Met Your Mother
    last college football game of the season – happy and sad about that
    having dinner with my husband at our dining room table, talking about our days

  27. says

    Today’s little things:
    – a perfect cup of coffee
    – the fact that I’m still in my pajamas
    – morning talk shows

    can’t wait to read your announcement! πŸ™‚

  28. says

    Today, these little things are making me really happy:
    *a cat who snuggles up next to me while I’m working
    *another cat who is sleeping near my feet
    *a perfectly ripe banana – not too green, not too brown
    *getting great news about my fiance’s health (<– that's more of a big thing, though!)

  29. says

    Today’s little things:
    Trainers at the gym joking around with me and making me feel like a part of the group
    Free fresh coffee at my gym
    A new crisp white plate to eat pretty food off of
    Random emails from friends in new york!

  30. says

    today’s little thing was having breakfast with my fiance before he had to drive back to st. louis. i won’t see him for two weeks, it’s was kind of a big little thing, but it’s certainly the thing that’s made me the happiest today! πŸ™‚

  31. says

    I love this feature – it’s great to recognize the little things that make us happy!
    Today I’m excited about our first monthly girls night gathering. I made pizza dough and sauce and the girls are bringing toppings for pizza. Can’t wait! πŸ™‚

  32. says

    Today’s happiness comes from a small bouquet of flowers on my table. I’m so happy I spent $3.99 on this bouquet that will bring me happiness all week long instead of on a silly coffee type drink. I just look at the flowers and it brings a smile to my face.

  33. says

    Today’s little thing comes from a lack of something – I’m appreciating the lack of rain on my bike ride into work this morning. It’s little, but it makes a big difference in my day. I know I’ll be biking home in the rain, but then I’ll get to change clothes, make a mug of tea, curl up with my animals, and listen to the rain beating down on the roof. So today I’m grateful for rain – the lack of it, and the presence of it later on.

  34. SΓΌnne says

    I actually started writing a list of little things brightening up my day as a New Years’ Resolution. I think I need to be more thankful and not let a single day pass as a “bad” one on which nothing good has happended – I firmly believe every day has at least a little bright spark to it.

    Okay, today’s little things include
    – having a good laugh with friends in university
    – finding a healthy and tasty cereal and allowing myself a bowl of it just because πŸ™‚
    – having great conversations with wonderful people

    I bet there have actually been several more but I’m too sleepy to remember them, haha.

  35. says

    My little things are: waking up on new bedsheets in an adorable pattern, cuddling with my Welshie, discovering an awesome muffin recipe, and wearing a sparkly cardigan to work

    I would be so excited about getting some local Ithaca treats (esp if it includes Ithaca Apricot Wheat beer!!). Great giveaway.

  36. says

    Today’s bit of happiness was waking up, wondering why it was cold, and then seeing my cat fully stretched out over the heater vent. It made me laugh to see her so comfy and cozy and look up like “what?” I went ahead and got my warmth by snuggling up with her.


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