Strawberries, painting, spring-time: A happy list


Good morning everybody! How are you all doing? Today I’m just writing a super-quick post, because I should actually be writing the last few pages of my last paper of the school year. Here are a few things that have made me happy lately:

Reading lots of new books instead of sitting in front of the computer | Painting | Eating the first strawberries of the year which taste so good (!) | Getting back into the swing of jogging and running my first 5k | All the sunshine we’ve been having lately | Heading out for breakfast with friends | Sitting outside on the balcony in a t-shirt (in March) | Planning a trip to visit these two | Deeper relationships with new friends | Did I mention the sun already? | Eating cereal all day every day | Fresh flowers in my room | Realizing again and again how awesome my family is | Watching my brother make a Lego stop-motion film | New lipstick

What about you? What are the things making you happy at the moment?


  • Leesa
    March 20, 2014


    That’s so lovely! There is something about having breakfast out with friends that always makes me feel warm & fuzzy!

    My happy making thing is that its finally starting to cool down a little here in Aus. I’m loving sleeping with my doona again and not sweating through my sheets. Wearing stockings and layering outfits is just around the corner! This summer has been quite long and just doesn’t want to let go!

    • Hanna
      March 20, 2014


      It’s so funny that you are looking forward to the cold and I’m looking forward to summer (finally again). Maybe we should just switch countries for a few weeks ;)

  • Danielle
    March 20, 2014


    I don’t think I ever stop reading, but I bought six new books yesterday! Started one last night and look forward to reading the rest. I really love your watercolour. It inspires me to get mine out. It has been way too long. I am planning to run a 5k in April. I am kind of nervous, but excited at the same time. It is supposed to be warm this weekend so I plan to spend my time outdoors – go on a few runs, maybe play a little soccer. Other than that, I have a few exciting things happening on the blog next week…so keep your eyes open :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day, Hanna!!

    • Hanna
      March 20, 2014


      Six new books sound so good – which ones did you get? Anything I might be interested in? ;)

      So cool that you are running a 5k in April, please tell us all about it, sounds like so much fun! I’m only running for myself and have never taken part in any official runs, but maybe I will this year. And I definitely can’t wait for your exciting news!! :)

  • Kate Amunrud
    March 20, 2014


    This is great! I’m so glad you’re getting fit and active with us all. =] I’m hoping I’ll be finding some reading time soon, but I’m also preparing to move so…… that might have to be later!

    • Hanna
      March 21, 2014


      Yes, getting fit together is the best! Good luck with your move, where are you going?

  • juni
    March 21, 2014


    this sounds like such a wonderful list, I should get in the habit of making happy lists. And yay for almost being done with the school year!

  • Michelle
    March 21, 2014


    Lovely photo. Sounds like things are pretty lovely. Enjoy the freedom of finishing your last paper for the year (though that feels like it should be months away!)

  • Lucy
    March 23, 2014


    YES you’re planning that trip!! Keeeeeen!!!!
    Also well done for 5k, you’ll have to coach me, I want to start running so bad.

    • Hanna
      March 24, 2014


      Haha, that would be awesome! I’ll be your coach and after two weeks you’ll love running as well ;) Maybe.

  • Alex Raphael
    April 1, 2014


    The sun is out, which is one great reason. How did the Lego film turn out?

    • Hanna
      April 3, 2014


      It’s not finished yet, but I’ll share!

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Hanna’s Places is a green lifestyle magazine written by Hanna Ulatowski. It’s all about slowing down in a fast-paced society and finding ways to live a more sustainable, simple lifestyle.

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