10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week // It’s Fall! Edition

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week - It's Fall Edition. // dreams-etc.com

1 // Two new sweaters that are comfy and cozy AND I was told they look nice.

2 // New hair–the cut & color!

3 // It’s the weekend! (I need sleep.)

4 // A raspberry and white chocolate scone that was heavy on the raspberries.

5 // Puppy cuddles–as the weather gets colder, the cuddles increase.

6 // A fun, impromptu adventure of errands with a friend.

7 // New TV shows have started!

8 // FINALLY responding to comments here!

9 // Went to bed at a decent hour TWICE this week! (That’s a record.)

10 // Fun conversations.


// Linking up with Why Girls are Weird and The Flynnigans


  1. Elizabeth Than

    October 2, 2015 at 7:09 am

    I wanna get new sweaters too!

    • Crystal // Dreams, etc.

      October 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      They’re so cozy! 🙂

  2. Charlotte | The Midnight Blog

    October 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Comfy sweaters make me happy too, paired with a comfy blanket. 🙂

  3. chelsea jacobs

    October 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    That scone sounds delicious! Happy weekend!

  4. Aimee

    October 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Mmmm, I have been hungry for scones lately! Yay for new sweaters — I just got a cute new one too! 🙂

  5. Alissa

    October 3, 2015 at 4:05 am

    How’s the book? I’ve heard about it and I’m quite intrigued.

  6. Sarah || Daydreams of Summertime

    October 3, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I love new sweaters, especially now it is colder! x

  7. Emily

    October 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Glad to hear you’ve had so many little things making you happy this week! To me, that’s the key to getting through all the stress. 🙂 Good luck with this coming week. I wish you all the best!


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