Saturday, January 23, 2010

Three Simple Steps to Quick Happiness

1) Find something irresistible to order online. There is something so thrilling about not being able to touch or smell something that you’re about to receive. Find anything that makes you happy, big or small and just go ahead, add it to your cart!
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2) Wait for your items to arrive in your mailbox every day. By now, the thrill of your new item arriving in that mailbox of yours should be overwhelming. It’s ok to get sad every time you see the mailman leave without your perfect item in his hands.

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All Images from MoreMailBoxes.com ;DeviantArt; or myself


3) It’s finally arrived! Tear into your package and behold your little measure of happiness for the day. Materialistic? Maybe. But maybe you could share your little gift with someone you love too.

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Here are some of the things that I just ordered that made me really happy: Books and Super Mario Bros for the Wii! Such a great game, especially to play together with the people you love.

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What are some of the little things that make you really happy?

51 comments:

  1. TEHRE ARE TOO MANY BIG WORDS IN THE TITLES OF YOUR BOOKS!!! THEY SUCK!

    I told you to order Spot the Dog and Where's Waldo. Berenstein Bears for heavy reading. This is the last time I'll entrust you with a task. These books do not make me happy.

    Also, order some noodles next time.

    Love,

    Your Sister

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  2. I love getting packages in the mail, even if i sent them to myself. Hmmm, maybe I need to do a little perusing myself....
    -indigo

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  3. Amazon makes me happy too. xoxo

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  4. Ah. How I wish I could order online. But alas. Delivery fees to South Africa are mega expensive, also there is a strong likelihood that my package would "never arrive" mysteriously, you know? And my beloved purchase would live forever in some post office official's home.

    On a different but related note: OMG pathologies of power... Looks like it would be especially useful for my thesis...

    :D

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  6. I just wanted to say that I love the photos you chose for this post!

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  7. Oh goodness, I can't even tell you how much I LOVE receiving packages! I've got a bit of a reputation at work for being a serial online shopper - I get parcels pretty much every week. And the other day I ordered some amazing boots which should come next week - yay!

    Such great photos!

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  8. The smell of fresh flowers and peppermint and Starbucks, the moon, the stars, reading, fashion and traveling
    http://pinacoladakisses.blogspot.com/

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  9. Treating myself to Sbux, mani/pedi, finding a good deal, laughing, the list goes on!

    Enjoy your Sunday :)

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  10. Fun post and pics, darling!
    This is why I love online shopping!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  11. I like online shopping, but not when I have to send it to my uni address (bloody unreliable postal system!) I love ordering books on Amazon and receiving them in the post then smelling the lovely new pages! Or maybe I'm just a little bit weird...!

    - Anna Jane xxx
    (PixelatedBlonde.com)

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  12. I love online shopping. Receiving the item is always so thrilling. xo Mish

    http://www.themishdish.blogspot.com

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  13. That totally happened to me this weekend. Ordered a gorgeous necklace from Alex Keller and got it on Saturday. Woop woop!

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  14. I love online shopping!
    Your blogs really great :)

    http:/flowergirlfashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Online shopping is my Kryptonite!! LOL.. but I love it anyway. :) I also love my morning coffee, because it's brewed by my hubby with love.. and our Maltipoo, Pooma always puts a smile on my face!!!

    Love & Aloha,
    S

    http://elisharon.blogspot.com/

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  16. A really lovely post :)
    What makes me happy? A great cup of tea :)

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  17. Oh I love this post. As i agree with you 110%!! I love shopping online, I simply love it so so much. Even though I live in NYC and the stores are close by. I prefer to shop online because of the excitement and... no crowds!!

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  18. I can't afford to get past step one, but I always have a couple online shopping carts going... and that makes me happy enough!

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  19. Oh, I absolutely adore awaiting the arrival of packages in the post - it's truly one of the most amazing feelings in the world!

    Mix tapes are the number one thing that make me happy!! :)

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  20. I love this post!

    I do love it when I have the luxury of a day to curl up and just read a book!

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  21. Hot chocolate on a very cold rainy day!

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  22. buying things online is one of the great joys of my life. i loooove it.

    i'm also super jealous that you got super mario! we have been looking for weeks, i might just have to breakdown and get it online.

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  23. Oo, i do love the thrill and anticipation that online shopping brings!

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  24. Getting parcels in the mail makes me happy too!

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  25. Buying things online! What a great way to start a day!
    Hope you had a lovely weekend!
    Federica
    xoxo

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  26. Hellooo again! (2nd comment of mine on this post! heehee).

    Thank you so much for your input, here is the link to the post that you are featured in!

    Have a fantastic day!!!

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  27. I feel a bit silly everytime I order something and send it to myself! But I can't help it either, it makes me so darn happy:)

    xx

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  28. I was flipping through the last couple pages of your blog - it is so lovely. I totally agree, waiting for a package in the mail is exhilarating!

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  29. Just like you, I also though online shopping was therapeutic. And so i ordered 2 gorgeous pair of pumps and successfully completed the first two steps. Sadly, it almost been 6 months since i placed the order and am still to complete the third step. But, I have to admit I am still an optimist!

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  30. Salkin & Co candles, everytime I light them they make the room smell glorious and burn beautifully. I also love my Brita water filter, I feel better about not wasting plastic and flipping through my magazine collection, because I'm a junkie. And of course my dog, Leo the Beagle :D

    ♡,
    Jessica

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  31. I want to marry super mario!!!

    He makes me happy =]

    thanks so much for your wonderful comment - apologies for the ridiculously late reply!

    Stay safe and chic darling,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  32. Sadly, I have never shopped online...
    Seriously.
    I think it would be suuuuper fun esp. diane von furstenburg has a great sale going on and I'll be ending my retail diet soon. :]

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  33. i have to agree - i LOVE getting things in the mail!

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  34. i love these photos
    very beautiful
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for your sweet comment, i really do appreciate it!

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  35. I so agree with you. There's nothing better than receiving the package you have been waiting for. I am currently waiting for sth to arrive... so I am just experiencing it myself.
    Such a great post
    *Nathalie

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  36. Haha love this =) And whoa, Super Mario Brothers for Wii sounds AMAZING.
    The little things in life that give me pleasure...hmm...night time talks with my sister, when the sun is out, and the feeling of falling into bed after a long day!

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  37. Someone smiling at me, that thrills me. You know, I'm one of those folks who pay extra for fast shipping because I cannot anticipate the wait. Even next day urks me.. I need it now!

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  38. Things that make me happy- seeing somebody's smiling face,traveling and eating chocolate cake.

    This may be weird but I never really tried on-line shopping. I don't know, it's just that I want to touch and feel the real merchandise first before I let go of my precious moolah.;)

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  39. I love getting packages in the mail! :) I'm always so impatient when I'm waiting for them though.

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  40. Sounds like a really fantastic way to cheer yourself up! :-) I have to say that for me it would be chocolates, fashion books and waiting for the packages with new materials for my hats from Paris and London! :-)
    Thank you for your very generous complement to the craftsmenship of Galliano hats. They are, truly, the most difficult hats I have worked on so far and I am happy that they came out to be beautiful hats :-)

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  41. Omg you're going to have hours of fun with that game!! I almost peeed my pants laughing when I played it!

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  43. Lovely post... your words have captured the thrill of anticipation quite nicely! I too, 'live' for the mail that comes in our mailbox. It is a glimpse of heaven... :D

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  44. Very nice post! Too many things make me happy. ahah


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  45. Love it! This post is very timely for me :) I'm planning to indulge and cheer myself up with a little online shop!

    I agree, it's so exciting getting those parcels in the mail ;)

    <3 xxx

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  46. online shopping is awesome:) u said it well! hehe:) thanks again for dropping by my blog!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  47. Ahh, there's nothing like online retail therapy! Or any retail therapy for that matter.... there's also a thrill of finding that perfect thing on a shelf and carrying to the cash desk in anticipation, then unpacking your shopping bags when you get home! Or spending a day in a book store inhaling the smell of hardbacks... But I do most of my book shopping online as well.

    Enjoy your new purchases!

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  48. Loved how you described the story. Staying with my little one is one of the things that make me happy. And I have the pleasure to stay with her every day.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  49. Thanks for your kind comment! Lovely blog :)

    -The Trendy Fashionista
    http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  50. packages always make me smile! <3
    always so fun to get! :)

    i love super mario bros for wii!!! <3
    I got to play with 3 other ppl and we won the whole game in one day! :P we slept very very late that night haha!

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  51. i love buying online and i suffer because it`s the end of the month and i simply cannot do it! so i`m just window(web) shopping now ;]

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