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Happiness Guest Post: Cassie from Veda House
Today's Guest Post is from Cassie from Veda House.  She's a graphic designer, blogger, and etsy shop owner.  She has been fun to watch grow and develop her brand and design.  She is a great collector and presenter of inspiration. 

I asked her for a tip on how she stays happy. 

"For me, the easiest way for me to crack open the secret to happiness is to remember to slow down and stop and smell the roses. My day to day life moves at a crazy speed and neglect to notice the amazing things going on around me, I'm neglecting the simple things in life that make me happy. One simple thing that a constant in my day to day life is getting outside in the fresh air, taking the dog out for his afternoon/evening walk. This is something my boyfriend and I enjoy doing together, which means we get those uninterrupted 20 min to talk about anything we want without distractions. 

Hope this gets everyone thinking about the SIMPLE things you can do to bring happiness into your life. Who said happiness only comes from winning the lottery or splurging on a pair of shoes. Look for happiness in unexpected places!"

Cassie, Thank you bunches for sharing a tip for happiness.

Thank you lovelies for reading.

What simple things are forgetting to enjoy these days?  Or what are some little things that you always notice that make you happy?

Happiness Guest Post: Steffy Pros and Cons
 As part of the happiness series, Steffy from  Steffy's Pros and Cons is here to share some thoughts and reflections about happiness...

"I am generally a happy-go-lucky type of girl, but when I am sad, I can't hide it for the life of me! Usually all I really need to recover is a moment to sit and think or write out the situation. The two things that always cheer me up (as wacky as it may sound) are a cup of coffee in a cute mug with a dab of cinnamon, and a pretty looking cupcake. Something about pretty aesthetics and good tasting food in a calm and peaceful setting always grounds me and makes me re-think things!" 

 Thank you Steffy for sharing your little tip, to pick me up with us!  

Thanks for reading lovelies,


Happiness-Guest Post Veronika from TickTockVintage
 As part of the happiness series, Veronika from Tick Tock Vintage is here with her tip about one thing that she does to keep her happy.  She is a teacher, bicycle enthusiast, and a stylish lady indeed!   

I asked her for a tip on how she stays happy.  

"I'm usually a pretty happy and optimistic person, but when I do get in a sadness-funk - boy, is it bad. Whenever I'm bummed out, the first thing I do is hug my pups. We have three dogs and they are my favorite things in the whole world. All I need to do is lay on the floor with them or snuggle on the couch and I'm on my way to feeling better. I've read before that petting an animal can help relieve stress, and it's definitely worked for me."

Veronika, Thank you bunches for sharing a tip for happiness.

Thank you lovelies for reading.


What do you do to get out of a "sadness-funk?"
Happiness Guest Post: From Jill from Lune Vintage
 As part of the happiness series, Jill is here with us from Lune Vintage to share with us a little bit of what keeps her happy in life these days! 

"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." William Congreve
"When asked about nurturing personal happiness, I knew exactly what I wanted to share with you. It's my number one trick to improving my outlook on life, and how I deal with it in a healthy way, day to day. Music has the power to lift my spirits, and validate my feelings. It's the medium through which we can gain perspective, and see the world from outside our frame of reference. Beat and melody are primal, and speak to our most natural instincts - and surrendering to that experience at least once a day will calm your soul, I promise!
When you see your day is going downhill, and you feel tense and brooding - spin a record, or listen to a play list that is proven to improve your mood. Dance, spin, and move if you can (even if it's car dancing on the way through rush hour traffic). Let it take you away from the present for just a moment, and then move on with your day with a song in your head.

As a mother and para educator of special needs children, I quickly realized the influence music has on babies and children of all ages. Soothe, energize, and enliven them, just as you would yourself with the power of sound. It is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world, if you give yourself the time to appreciate it.
I look forward to outdoor music festivals in and outside of our city every year. I suggest planning to spend time in the fresh air, under the blue sky or starry night - and experience music surrounded by other humans, and our natural world. That's happiness and heaven, in my opinion."
Love Lune
Thank you Jill, for sharing such wonderful thoughts with us today! 
Thanks for reading lovelies,

P.S. to see prvious Happiness Posts click HERE! 
Happiness Guest Post: Delightfully Tacky
Winter at times has left me dreary and cold.   

I have been thinking about and researching a bit about happiness.  What makes one happy?  Whether it is something we can control as humans?  So on and so forth.  

I have been asking some of my favorite bloggers and humans what some of their tips for staying happy are.  What they do to have a glimpse of happiness in their life. 

So, to start this mini Happiness Guest Post Series, we have the lovely Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky.  We studied Art together in Uni and she has been a great inspiration to me in style and enjoying life. 

I asked her for a tip on how she stays happy...

"My little tip on staying happy? 

Create a living space which reflects your spirit, creativity, and is a calming and relaxing place to be.  I find that if my home doesn't reflect who I am, or if things feel "off" in my surroundings, I tend to feel more edgy and unable to relax.  This can be harder if you live with other people in a roommate situation, but always make sure to create one area in the room/house where you feel at home.  In college, this was my desk/bed area, and even though the other part of the room was inhabited by someone I didn't get along with, my space purely reflected me and was a little refuge, despite the fact that she was only 8 feet away.  I love creating a space that reflects who I am and encourages my creativity, and it ultimately makes me feel happier to come home to a such a space."

Elizabeth, Thank you bunches for sharing a tip for happiness.

Thank you lovelies for reading.

Where have you made a space of your own where you feel comfy and at peace?

Happines Guest Post: Anna from And Then She Saved.
 As part of the happiness series, Anna Jones from And Then She Saved is here to share some thoughts and reflections about happiness...

"I've been doing a lot of thinking about happiness lately and wondering what makes me happy, like REALLY happy? I've been trying to recognize when I get that gut feeling of glee.

For me happiness means contentment... being okay with where I'm at, not seeking everything I don't have, and it also means laughing and getting stuff done. 

To stay happy I have to: speak up, stand up for the underdog, stay on top of my emails and voicemails, recognize how far I've come, overcome my challenges, exercise, be grateful, and get out of my own head by helping others."

Why these photos? 

"The 1st one is a picture of me (left), my twin sister, and niece, the next one is one I made of me being Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, and the last one is a scene I drove up on one day and it was cracking me up because of the little string and huge couch! :)"

Anna, Thank you bunches for sharing a tips for happiness.  (you are a wicked inspiring lady!)

Thank you lovelies for reading.

Guest Post: A Wild Tonic
I am almost back home. It has been such a lovely time traveling. I am excited to tell you about it. In the mean time...Today we are going to hear from A Wild Tonic, a fellow vintage shop owner and blogger.  -cheers, anna

Hey guys! I'm Lauren from A Wild Tonic. When Anna asked me to do a guest post for her while she went on vacation, I was so excited because I love her blog. I also love travel, which is why I decided to make my guest post about vacations. Every Tuesday on my blog (come visit!), I put together "tonic tuesday" posts, which are themed collections of vintage awesomeness which I find on Etsy. Anna said that she really likes tonic tuesday, so here's a vacation-themed tonic tuesday post for you all! I hope you like it!

Camping Adventure

vintage 1980's CAMPING TIME plaid blouse from clevernettle80s buttercream trouser shorts / size s m from oldgoldvintageVintage 1980s Eastland Honey Leather Chukka Boots 9 M from SmallEarthVintagevintage green lantern from FreeRangeGoatgold orange and brown wool plaid blanket from bygeorgestorePair Vintage Rustic Camp Stools, Original Vintage Fabric Seats from birdie1

Lakeside Picnic

Perfect Black Lace Crop Top from asecretshopvintage 1950s NAUTiCAL SAiLOR skirt from shopREiNViNTAGEHIT THE DECK. Vintage 80s Brown Leather Boat Shoes. from FancyLuckyVintageVintage Picnic Voyage Basket. from rhapsodyatticVintage Canoe (1) from squirrelnutsvintage cornhusk SUNNY DAYS picnic bag from theparaders

Tropical Getaway

Vintage Starfish Earrings FREE SHIP from funwithpunsrattan island style handbag woven boxy basket style from SassyGroveTropical goddess... vintage one-piece halter swimsuit (m - l) from folieAdeuxVintageVintage White Summer Romper from jessjamesjakeVtg 70s Peeptoe BOHEMIAN BRAIDED Wedge Sandals Sz 7.5 from vintageurbanrenewalSANDY BEACH Huge Straw Floppy Sun Hat with String Neck Strap - Vintage from awildtonic

Sightseeing in the Big Apple

1960s TOWN and COUNTRy Dress fromTheChurchofVintage Classic Vintage Wedge Heels from MotherMidnight Cat Eye Classic Vintage 60's Nicole Mod SUNGLASSES Black from CatLovesOwl VINTAGE ENTERTAINMENT. instant collection of playbills and tourist guides. from SelectModern vintage van gogh art book from littlebyrdvintage 1960's Minolta AL-F 35mm Rangefinder Camera with Case from JuniperHome

Isn't Lauren the best!  Oh man you must check out her blog. She writes a quality blog and has super lovely items in her shop!

Thanks a bunch Lauren,
Thank you lovely reader,

Guest Post: Karli Ingersoll
Hello lovelies, 
Today we are hearing from the lovely Karli Ingersoll.  We are great friends we used to be in a band together, she is the most multi-talented woman I know in real life.  I am so excited for what she is accomplishing, and will accomplish in her life, and she is sharing some lovely illustrations with us today..... her style is just stunning....

I began this little series a while back when I started to realize how much I love herbs. In general, I've been having a kitchen renaissance. So, after I posted the original drawing and my blog readers liked it, I thought I would continue to do little drawings based on some of my favorite things about my kitchen. To me, art is always at it's best when inspired from a part of your life that is thriving or experiencing something profound whether happy or sad. I've been spending a lot of time baking and cooking lately, finding a lot of joy and satisfaction in it. Here's to making kitchen art to look at and to eat!
Karli's links are....
she is so lovely.
Thank you karli for sharing your wonderful work. 
p.s. Karli also plays music, and designs websites, and is really good at loving people, and is just a wonderful human to know.
thank you lovely readers.


.Guest Post: I Go By Katie
Hello everyone! I'm Katie of I go by Katie & today I am here to share a few tips for starting a collection & shopping for antiques!

My number one tip is to always go shopping armed with knowledge. No matter what you collect make sure to learn as much about it as possible. That way you will know weather a price is reasonable or just outrageous. The goal is to know more than the seller you encounter - this comes in handy when you go into negotiations over something or you want to identify any damage or false representations too. Being knowledgeable becomes especially important when you are ready to invest in a more expensive collection - for example, I love antique jewelry & furniture but to make sure I don't get ripped off or cheated I must be sure to ask questions, do my research & know the difference between materials & time periods. There are so many reproductions on the market making sure you can spot a fake is essential!

A tip for folks new to collecting would be to consider how much space you can spare. There is nothing worse than having a beautiful collection with no room to put it. If you live in a tiny apartment, start small, find something little you love. When you move to a bigger space then you can start collecting enormous tapestries. It's also good to start with something you can afford, I know folks who have amassed spectacular collections of inexpensive & very neat things like plastic deer, antique photos, floral handkerchiefs & etc. All of these things can be visually interesting & won't break the bank!

I hope you've enjoyed my tips for collecting & shopping for antiques!


Thank you Katie for being so wonderful and for the great tips.  I wish I would have read this before I moved to my tiny flat.  
Make sure to visit her.  She writes and creates such charming quality things.
Thanks for reading lovelies.