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Ohjoy-party4

It's been such a busy fall that I completely forgot to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the Oh Joy blog last month! Started in September 2005, Oh Joy started as a personal blog that turned into a place to chronicle my inspirations. It's been an amazing journey, and the incredible people I've met and friendships I've made along the way has been the best reward. So, to celebrate the 4 year mark…here's a little giveaway for one lucky reader…

At last week's party, we raffled off a full 5-piece set of the entire Oh Joy for Chronicle Books Home Office collection. Congrats to Alice T. who won the party prize! For those of you who don't live in LA or who weren't able to make it, here's your chance to win a full set of your own. The collection includes: file folders, sticky notes, mix & match stationery, labels & stickers, and mailers.

To enter: simply leave a comment with your first name, email address, AND 4 things that make you happy in the body of the comment. All entries must be received by end of day Wednesday, October 28th. Sorry, US residents only. Happy weekend all!

{top photos from party by Max Wanger, bottom photo by Karen Wise}

611 comments

  1. Love your stuff!!! And happy 4 years… 4 things that make me happy:
    1. My husband (but thats a given!)
    2. Photography
    3. The sound of babies laughing, that deep belly laugh
    4. Dogs of all kinds
    ~Monica

  2. Oooooo this is so pretty ๐Ÿ˜€ *cue incessant longing for beautiful stationery*
    Name: Dora
    Email: [email protected]
    4 things that make me happy:
    1) 5:30 pm sunshine
    2) colorful candy displayed in glass containers
    3) my hubby’s dimples
    4) flowers

  3. Oh what a joy! Happy 4th-year anniversary to a blog that I follow daily. Keep the inspiration coming. Here’s 4 things that make me happy:
    1. Travelling
    2. Hanging with my husband (he works evenings & weekends)
    3. Music – whatever I’m in the mood for
    4. Being at the beach (my fave is Moonlight & Swami’s beach, San Diego).

  4. congratulations on the anniversary!
    name: catherine
    email: catherine dot romano at gmail dot com
    1) my baby boy mastering a new skill
    2) my husband when he gets home from work
    3) french fries
    4) sunshine

  5. happy happy four years of Joy! congrats!
    1) kisses from my husbnand
    2) summer in New England
    3) perfect little cupcakes
    4) visits to the ocean

  6. Congratulations on the anniversary+1month!
    Name: Tracy
    Email:[email protected]
    The 4 things that make me happy right now:
    1) My new Santa Monica library card
    2) My wonderful boyfriend
    3) Going to New Orleans for Halloween!
    4) The sunshine

  7. Congrats! I love your blog, and for my list:
    1. My husband
    2. My two cats
    3. My new pin-tucked white leather couch
    4. Playing football on Saturdays

  8. 1. My morning Venti Non-Fat Chai Latte, all $4.40 of it.
    2. My dog, a vizsla named Jade who loves to cuddle.
    3. Skiing.
    4. A great chick flick.
    Maren

  9. Hi thereโ€”Congratulations on four years of ohjoy! And welcome to California! (I’m in LA).
    Four things that make me happy:
    1. My 1-year old daughter’s giggles
    2. Walking down Chicago’s Michigan Ave.
    3. Crunching dead leaves on the sidewalk
    4. The sound of wind in the trees
    Tiffany
    tiffanybirch [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. Congratulations on 4 creative years!
    Kristen ([email protected])’s sources of happiness:
    – the smell of my boyfriend’s oxford shirts
    – my tabby cat
    – fresh peonies (in bud vases and big bunches) around my home in summer
    – the sunshine in Italy

  11. Name: Laura
    email: lwarecki [at] gmail.com
    1. homemade banana bread
    2. remembering the exact moment you decided something so unimportant (like when I decided I would write “2” without a loop. BIG DAY in 3rd grade)
    3. google reader
    4. shoes, drawing shoes, looking at pictures of shoes. Basically anything to do with them, except wearing them ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. congratulations!! We are so happy to have you in California ๐Ÿ™‚
    Courtney
    [email protected]
    – the california sunshine
    – walks on the beach
    – pretty paper
    – Oh Joy blog postings

  13. Happy Four!
    1) A classic red lipstick.
    2) Campfire scented candles.
    3) Pouring cream into my coffee from a vintage laboratory beaker.
    4) My son giggling in his sleep. {melt}
    Jen
    hello (at) jenkearneycreative (dot) com

  14. My little pieces of happiness:
    -listening to my grandmother play the piano
    -the smell of just burnt out candles
    -anyone walking down a city street with flowers
    -argyle socks
    Congrats on your little piece of happiness.
    -Jennifer {[email protected]}

  15. Kindra
    seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com
    1. My daughter smiling at me
    2. My cat sleeping
    3. ME sleeping
    4. My husband’s smell

  16. Aleta
    [email protected]
    1. my cats – no matter what they’re up to!
    2. my bed (even better, my cats snuggled into my bed)
    3. the U2 concert I just got to go to with my awesome hubby
    4. laying out by the pool

  17. Congrats on four years!
    1. Taking walks with my boyfriend
    2. Reclaiming a piece of discarded furniture
    3. The smell of the air in Fall
    4. Chatting with my sister

  18. happy four year joy!! For more years of creative juices to come~ Cheers!
    alice
    [email protected]
    1. when my daughter gives me the biggest squeeze and a kiss after a long day
    2. walking through the space I designed
    3. nice glass of chardonnay
    4. hot shower after a good workout

  19. I love the smell of baking bread in a warm kitchen during the winter. I love to take a nap laying out in the park on a sunny, unseasonably pleasant spring or fall day. I love opening up a thoughtful card sent through the mail by a friend. And I love wandering the aisles in used bookstores. Oh Joy is pretty darn great, too!
    Nora (nora.rawn @ gmail.com)

  20. four things that make me happy:
    my son
    my family
    chocolate
    cold nights
    jeanmark at verizon dot net

  21. julie
    [email protected]
    1. NPR/The New Yorker (my two sources, as my husband likes to say)
    2. dark chocolate with sea salt (best combination EVER)
    3. pants (i have a serious addiction)
    4. reading (without which i might possibly cease to exist)

  22. Here’s to many more years!
    Francine
    franmag at gmail dot com
    1. The sound of cats purring
    2. Hiking in autumn and winter
    3. The beach at night during low tide
    4. Sushi dates with my favorite people

  23. Congratulations!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com
    1. My fabulous Husband
    2. Gnomes
    3. Adorable Handmade Things
    4. Warm sun on my skin

  24. marie
    [email protected]
    what makes me the happiest is:
    un – the feel of clean, warm laundry
    deux – watching fireworks with my daughter and husband
    trois – the crunching sounds of autumn leaves on the ground
    quatre – the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

  25. Wow, this is great! I would love to win the full set! I remember my excitement a year ago when I found your file folders in an Anthropologie next to Rockfeller Center. I was so excited!
    1. my husband making me laugh
    2. my dog Lucy when she’s being a rascal
    3. getting snail mail notes from friends
    4. the fall in Nashville (where I live)

  26. Happy 4 year anniversary! Congrats. It’s so sweet of you to do a giveaway!
    Brandi
    [email protected]
    1. seeing my boyfriend’s smile
    2. letting my fat cat crawl under the covers to snuggle with me
    3. creating a delicious dessert for friends and family
    4. knowing I can make a difference, even if it’s only in little ways sometimes
    Have an awesome weekend!

  27. 1. The smell of my husband’s jaw (I don’t get it either, but that hinge smells especially sweet.)
    2. Piling on costume jewelry and going out for guacamole with friends.
    3. When clean laundry and having groceries in the apartment are achieved (simultaneously) for more than one day.
    4. Writing a letter (and then getting one in return!)

  28. Ina
    inalim(at)inalim(dot)com
    congrats!
    1. my husband’s laughter
    2. sunlight
    3. travel
    4. a great meal with friends

  29. congratulations joy!!!
    i just came to say hi and what do i find?
    1. that just made me happy
    2. cooking & eating with friends
    3. making stuff
    4. blogging it out baby

  30. Congratulations on the four years!
    Erica
    [email protected]
    1. Warm mugs of cocoa spiced with cinammon
    2. My cat and his adorable antics
    3. Cool autumn days (at last)
    4. Pretty vintage jewelry that reminds me of my grandmother

  31. Catherine / [email protected]
    1) Rain [when accompanied with a super soft blanket, a cozy chair, the smell of coffee, and an eye candy magazine]
    2) The beach – the sight, sound, smell…all of it!
    3) Sleeping in
    4) Snail mail letters from friends

  32. Love your blog! It really is an inspiration to me!
    Name: Mary
    Four things that make me happy:
    1) Coming home after a long day at work and knowing my husband and my puppy are waiting for me!
    2) Champagne and Cake together
    3) Snuggling in my bed with a great book to read
    4) Getting packages in the mail

  33. Happy four years! I love the inspiration I see here.
    jenhaaland(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. my son’s buddha belly
    2. running
    3. nanowrimo coming up
    4. snuggling next to my husband in a warmed bed

  34. Lilian
    Lilian_Nathania [at] hotmail [dot] com
    things that make me happy:
    1. my husband
    2. green traffic light
    3. happy ending stories
    4. long hot shower
    thank you!!!!!

  35. happy blog birthday! so glad you are here to inspire the rest of us! and i do love happiness lists more than just about anything.
    Emily
    [email protected]
    1. autumn. i would almost choose perpetual fall.
    2. hot baths
    3. kisses that make my toes tingle
    4. foreign travel

  36. Happy anniversary!
    Name: Jamie
    Email: [email protected]
    1. working with my hands (sewing, making jewelry, and much more)
    2. sleeping in (and almost more than that, knowing the night before that I can sleep in)
    3. my family, all of them
    4. cooking!

  37. Alexandra
    giantpinkdot at gmail dot com
    1. cooking/baking
    2. coffee with a friend
    3. when the Phillies kick butt
    4. a lovely meal with my boo

  38. Stephanie
    stephervescent(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. pumpkin pie from homemade pumpkin puree
    2. my sketchbook
    3. fall breezes
    4. adventures

  39. Jessica
    [email protected]
    1. That one pranayama class at the end of the yoga session
    2. white cheddar cheese
    3. my fiance singing in his sleep
    4. hot coffee on a sunny fall morning on my porch
    Congratulations on 5 years!

  40. ooooh!
    My happy things:
    1. long dresses
    2. thick yogurt
    3. awesome shoes
    4. sunny afternoons in the park

  41. Jenni
    ohnjc (at) hotmail (dot) com
    1. the smell of cinnamon
    2. the sound of the ocean
    3. the feel of silk
    4. the taste of chocolate!

  42. Happy [blog] Birthday! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Capree Kimball
    peezeth [at] gmail [dot] com
    1. My best friend and husband
    2. Snuggling with my pup!
    3. The beautiful mountains and canyons that surround me
    4. Learning to drive a stick shift this week!

  43. aww, i love this! congrats!
    1. my bunnies – it is impossible to be upset or angry around such adorableness!
    2. curling up in our papasan chair with tea, some knitting, and the latest ‘this american life’ on my ipod.
    3. the ocean, just a few blocks away from home.
    4. my little urban veggie & herb garden.
    marri
    subliminalrabbit[at]mac[dot]com

  44. Happy Anniversary!
    Nikki
    nikkilee(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. The sound of thunder
    2. Mail that is not bills
    3. The smell of orange blossoms
    4. Japanese double gauze fabrics
    Your stationary is beautiful!

  45. emmy
    moxiesinclair(at)gmail(dot)com
    i like libraries, autumn leaves, kisses and fun.
    best to you.

  46. Yang Yang
    [email protected]
    1. hot jasmine tea on a windy day
    2. wandering around NY’s East Village with my roommates
    3. bargaining in foreign countries
    4. memories of my dad
    *congrats, this blog cheers my day

  47. Lots and lots of congrats! Though I’ve only followed your blog for 1-2 years, it has wonderful to see all your inspirations & hard work pay off.
    4 things that make me happy:
    1) my mum’s home cooking
    2) smiles
    3) yoga
    4) water

  48. what a wonderful milestone!
    1. my husband waiting for me when i get home
    2. a lazy day
    3. the smell of fresh baked cookies
    4. hair accessories

  49. So exciting! And hapy 4 years to you!
    Krysta- [email protected]
    Things that make me happy:
    1. Being picked up at the airport by someone you love
    2. The smell of a camp fire
    3. Sundays spent in bed
    4. Kiss from my pup

  50. woohoo! congratulations!
    1. my dog, maude
    2. polka dots
    3. warm apple cider
    4. the farmers market
    kelly
    kelly(at)carambula.com

  51. Wow, 4! And what a great prize!
    Sara
    sara[dot]patterson[at]gmail[dot]com
    1. My typical weekday breakfast: a Nature Valley crunchy granola bar & a cup of Earl Grey tea
    2. The first warm spring day after the long cold winter. I’m in Pittsburgh (though an eastern PA native) & so envy your move to the west coast.
    3. Not sleeping in toooo late on the weekends, but still feeling rested… seriously makes them feel TONS longer when you wake before 9:00.
    4. When my family visits for the weekend.

  52. I wish I would have read your blog the first 3 years. Congratulations!
    1. the changing seasons and all the colors
    2. traveling and all it’s new inspiration
    3. evening walks with my family
    4. anything pumpkin!
    Amanda
    [email protected]

  53. Lisa, [email protected]
    1. creamy, dust colored knits
    2. waking up and watching the sun rise in the shower
    3. the perfect egg sandwich with lots of butter, pepper and ketchup
    4. babies smiling at you on the subway after you’ve had a bad day
    I’ve been following your blog for awhile, it’s very inspiring. Congrats on 4 years!

  54. happy anniversary! so wonderful – here’s to many more!
    * iced coffee
    * pinky swears
    * songs with notes that surprise me
    * old things being re-loved
    jilly[dot]baker[at]gmail[dot]com

  55. Wow what an amazing giveaway!!
    Jaime- [email protected]
    1. Any and all types of cupcakes
    2. Laying in my bed on a Sunday morning with no time table of getting out of it
    3. My toes in the sand and the water in a beach
    4. When a boy (boyfriend) kisses me on the forhead.

  56. Alice
    [email protected]
    Congrats on 4 years!
    1) Unwinding after a long day by browsing design/inspiration blogs like yours ๐Ÿ™‚
    2) Running by the Schuylkill River at dusk
    3) Stemless wine glasses
    4) Colorful post-it notes of all sizes/shapes

  57. Bridget
    OhBridget at gmail dot com
    1. Maple iced donuts
    2. cashmere sweaters
    3. Holiday spirit: pine trees, Halloween decorations, flags in planters, you name it.
    4. Sunblock

  58. Congrats on 4 years!
    Lindsey ([email protected])
    1. Friday at 4pm (because I’m heading home from work!)
    2. My husband and my daughter
    3. Curling up with my laptop on the couch with popcorn and the remote!
    4. Long distance phone calls

  59. tiffany.
    bestsoylatte(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. i love God.
    2. i love my family.
    3. i love tee-pees.
    4. i love the stuff in this give away!!
    happy 4 years of fun!
    xo.

  60. Congratulations on 4 years!
    Sara
    sara.mcollie[at]hotmail[dot]com
    1. farmer’s markets
    2. laughing
    3. chocolate
    4. how the air smells after a rainstorm.

  61. Happy 4th Anniversary!
    Tiffany: tiffanymhover[at]gmail[dot]com
    1. My husband’s curly hair! (its bouncy appearance is as happy as his personality!)
    2. My craft room
    3. Clean Sheets
    4. Enjoying my small backyard garden just as the sun is setting

  62. congrats!
    4 things that make me happy
    1. letterpress
    2. metalics on kraft
    3. korean bbq
    4. dark chocolate
    jennifer chong
    jchongdesign(at)gmail.com

  63. Congrats on the anniversary!
    Name: Theresa
    Email:[email protected]
    The 4 things that make me happy:
    1) my fiancee ๐Ÿ™‚
    2) Snow (yes, I know, I’m weird)
    3) my two pet bunnies, Reese and Mona
    4) girls night out!

  64. Kelli
    [email protected]
    1. just today i was offered a job in london (my favorite city in the world) with my company!
    2. going to london means that, for the first time ever, my boyfriend and i will be living in the same country. we’ve been together for a year.
    3. cats. all cats. saying “bad kitty!” to my cats in a really nice voice so they are confused and think they are actually being good.
    4. receiving handwritten letters in the mail.

  65. Maren
    mareno76{at}gmail{dot}com
    1. Polaroid pictures
    2. Blossoms and flowers emerging in the Spring
    3. Notes from my cute husband
    4. Designer post-it notes

  66. Anjuli
    anjulia (at) gmail (dot) com
    1. fresh flowers!
    2. the sunrise over the boston skyline as seen from the middle of the charles river
    3. regina spektor
    4. slow-churned half-fat ice cream

  67. Hi Joy,
    4 things that make me happy:
    -waking up thinking is friday, but realizing is actually saturday.
    -cooking and eating sunday brunch with my family.
    -travelling, anywhere, for any reason.
    -opening the door when my boyfriend comes to visit.
    Ana, [email protected]

  68. Joy – I love your work, you are such an inspiration!
    1. Soaking up the sun (my boyfriend says I must be solar powered)
    2. A good movie that makes me think
    3. Cuddling up with someone I love
    4. Traveling!

  69. Happy 4 years!
    1. My husband’s touch
    2. My daughter laugh
    3. My dog’s warm weight at the foot of the bed
    4. That moment after you press the shutter of a camera and just KNOW you captured a great photo.

  70. I’m so excited about this giveaway and congrats on the 4 year mark. I love your blog.
    4 things that make me happy::
    1. Family and friends
    2. scent of vanilla
    3. diet coke
    4. pretty paper
    Thanks
    ~Amanda
    amcati[at]gmail.com

  71. Rab
    [email protected]
    1. A fast laptop connected to a power source and potent, secure WiFi.
    2. Finishing my cup of hot chocolate when my coworkers are away from their desks — I can freely slurp the solid chocolate at the bottom!
    3. When my boyfriend uses my hair bands to keep his hair out of his face while running.
    4. The song ‘Come up and See me’ by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel.

  72. !! Love the colors of everything.
    Things that make me happy:
    1. Good cute design
    2. The ridiculously colorful balloon sitting in my room giving evidence that I am now 21
    3. Typing “LOL” in a conversation and really meaning it
    4. Sitting here thinking about things that make me happy

  73. Britney; balmaguer(at)gmail(dot) com
    love list:
    1. hot chocolate w/ big square marshmellows
    2. square photos
    3. blank journals
    4. cups of vanilla chai tea

  74. Casi
    [email protected]
    1. my miniature Pinscher, Max. he always makes me smile
    2. the mountain I live on (you should see the trees right now)
    3. my incredible, amazing (and very Southern) family
    4. PLAID ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Congrats on 4 years! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Little things that make me super happy…
    1) fall in New England
    2) the smell of fresh cut grass
    3) driving with the windows down
    4) rain on lazy saturday mornings
    Erin
    erin[at]heyerin[dot]com

  76. helen
    [email protected]
    1. huge, suffocating hugs.
    2. christmas cups at starbucks.
    3. the smell of my mom and dad’s house.
    4. seeing a couple that makes me want to say… “oh, man, they are perfect for each other!” — people find people.

  77. Claire
    royal_wunder(at)hotmail(dot)com
    congrats!
    1. fluffed up feather pillows before sinking your head in them at bedtime
    2. realizing I DO have that coupon with me
    3. fresh squeezed orange juice
    4. silly texts from my mom

  78. Congratulations! Your blog is bookmarked to my favorites.
    Four things that make me happy are:
    1. Spending time with my family
    2. Learning something new
    3. Completing a project
    4. Exploring new places

  79. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary!
    1. my boyfriend
    2. boston terriers
    3. new iMac on its way
    4. beautiful stationery ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for this wonderful chance!
    Jinnie (lilacmoon at gmail dot com)

  80. Hi Joy, have been following your blog for a few years now – congrats on the 4 year anniversary!!
    1. the month of october
    2. cats and dogs
    3. cupcakes
    4. outside on a sunny, cool day

  81. 1) Dinner parties where everybody assembles their own pan pizzas.
    2) New brown leather oxford shoes.
    3) Black and white ink on kraft paper.
    4) Books by Audrey Niffeneger.

  82. Julie
    juliepia {at} yahoo {dot} com
    1. fall colors
    2. the kindness of strangers
    3. soul records
    4. horchata

  83. alicia
    superfluousyou at yahoo dot com
    1. kitty sneezes
    2. canisters full of confetti and balloons
    3. perfect italian buttercream
    4. a 50mm lens

  84. Sarah
    [email protected]
    1. When my sweet husband surprises me by ordering pizza without my knowledge so that I don’t have to worry about supper when I come home from a hard day.
    2. The smell of black tea and cream in the morning.
    3. Sleeping in with my husband on Saturday mornings, and staying in with an old movie on Sunday evenings.
    4. The beautiful colors hydrangeas turn as they dry on their stalks in the fall.

  85. Four things making me happy today:
    1) diet coke
    2) ipod on shuffle
    3) fall colors sticking around
    4) pest control guy that knocked down two beehives in our yard.

  86. Four years…congratulations!
    rachaelsheedy(at)gmail(dot)com
    -a good book
    -fonts
    -travelling
    -compliments

  87. Sam
    sam(at)dwelldeep(dot)com
    1) fresh flowers on my desk. simple thing. BIG impact.
    2) the leaves falling from the trees.
    3) music – especially while taking a walk.
    4) chocolate. in any form. frosting is especially yum.

  88. sam
    sam(at)dwelldeep(dot)com
    1) fresh flowers on my desk. little thing. BIG impact.
    2) leaves falling from trees in autumn.
    3) music. especially when taking a walk.
    4) chocolate. all forms. frosting is particularly yum.

  89. Oh! How fun are you?
    Ok. My email is a yahoo one, I’m photogjenn.
    Things that make me happy:
    Riding my Schwinn around the island-to the cafe and the beach.
    Relaxing in my hammock with a good book.
    Real snail mail, from a friend, for me!
    Exploring new places.

  90. Chiara
    chiarabelle{at}hotmail.com
    1. my baby’s smiling face first thing in the am
    2. Mast Brothers chocolate, 75% Fleur de Sel
    3. pink and orange dahlias
    4. finishing a project or crossing something off the list
    congrats on 4 years!!

  91. hi joy! congrats xo
    this month the things that make me happy are:
    – my trench coat
    – wellies
    – anything sparkly
    – pumpkin coffee
    (all mixed together and they are even better. Hope you are loving your new place.)

  92. How lovely!
    Name: Kate
    E-mail: kflaim AT gmail.com
    1. The walnut trees outside my office
    2. Sun through trees
    3. Vintage photos
    4. My husband!! (I saved the best for last)

  93. Happy Anniversary!!
    1. My husband
    2. My family
    3. My pets
    4. for something random… striped socks!

  94. Crystal
    supersilver100(at)gmail(dot)com
    1.) Teaching my nephew “mahalo”
    2.) My vizsla’s drool covered face on the beach
    3.) Time with my sewing machine
    4.) Dancing in the living room

  95. Congrats on the big FOUR! Thanks so much for a giveaway!
    1. seeing videos/pictures of my nephew even though he’s across the country
    2. board game nights
    3. dark chocolate
    4. receiving a handwritten note [even on a post-it by my sister!]
    Cindy
    [email protected]

  96. 1) the adorable little girl who takes the bus every afternoon with her sweater tied around her waist
    2) nibbling on chocolate chip cookies while looking out of the window at the rain
    3) the scent of girly body lotions that brings me right back to middle school girls’ makeover parties
    4) pressed, dried flowers from my childhood home’s garden found between old books
    — Helen { [email protected] }

  97. Please, pick me! I have been ohing and ahing your gorgeous collection. Your blog is a daily inspiration.
    Name: Lourdes
    e-mail : lourdes.almeman(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. spending time doing anything and nothing with my hubby who is also my best friend.
    2. cuddles with our puppy
    3. cozy days spent cooking for friends and family
    4. creating something

  98. happy business anniversary!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    you are such an inspiration!!
    4 things that make me happy:
    1. fresh pasta
    2. my shih tzu’s quiet snores
    3. warm sunshine on my cold skin
    4. giving a photograph [that i’ve taken] to a friend/family member that i know is going to bring them tons of joy!
    lauren
    [email protected]

  99. emily b.
    emilyebrush (at) gmail (.com)
    1. marching bands
    2. moscow mules
    3. striped socks
    4. elderly men in hats. with feathers.

  100. Name: Kelly
    Email: [email protected]
    Happy:
    1. When people laugh and get those little laugh lines in the corners of their eyes
    2. Cupcakes (with cream cheese frosting)
    3. Photographs of the ocean in summertime
    4. Buying fresh flowers at the farmers market

  101. Four things that make me (SUPER) happy.
    1. Exceptionally soft t-shirts.
    2. Really delicious wood-fired pizza.
    3. Wellington boots!
    4. Clay covered hands, arms, and jean from throwing pots on a wheel!

  102. Sophie
    sofeasible(at)hotmail(dot)com
    1. My family
    2. Fall leaves and crisp blustery weather
    3. Fall jackets, tweed, and rich earth toned clothes
    4. Lakes

  103. Marshall Bright
    [email protected]
    1. Live bluegrass
    2. Spending a little extra cash at Bloomie’s
    3. Summer at Pawley’s Island, SC
    4. Cooking a new recipe for the first time

  104. Liane
    liane(dot)nicole(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. my weimaraner, sage
    2. the ocean
    3. my husband
    4. coffee and/or coffee ice cream

  105. congrats! ooooh, i hope i win.
    shannon
    [email protected]
    1. my pup
    2. cool october days after too many ungodly hot, humid ones
    3. chocolate chip pumpkin muffins
    4. the phillies in the world series!

  106. your blog is on my list of regulars.
    1. my children kelly and emily
    2. my work
    3. friends far and near
    4. my craft room and all the stuff in it.
    these are the things that make my heart sing.

  107. woot!
    Milan
    [email protected]
    1. Getting snail mail is a real treat!
    2. Any food with dill weed in it, mmmm
    3. My boyfriend and all that he does
    4. The light of dusk, and how it makes everything look magical

  108. 1. rescuing old books and restoring them
    2. rambling train rides
    3. unexpected kisses
    4. traveling (& picking up languages as souvenirs)
    xx thank you so much for writing. ohjoy is definitely a joy to read.

  109. Keri
    keri {dot} omuro {at} gmail {dot} com
    1. having friends to study with
    2. eating fresh grapefruit
    3. visiting art museums with my mother
    4. folding origami with pretty Japanese papers

  110. 1. cream cheese brownies
    2. making a great birthday gift
    3. the weekend!
    4. reading a good book
    <3 your work!

  111. Yay for 4!
    Hannah
    [email protected]
    My 4 loves
    one: bears (the animal not the baseball team)
    two: moustaches on unexpected things
    three: hanging indentions
    four: lollygagging (the word and the action)

  112. 1. My new job
    2. Being able to move back closer to family for this we job
    3. Yoga in the park on a sunny day
    4. Getting a new sassy hair cut

  113. Kristin
    [email protected]
    what makes me happy…
    1. the great october weather
    2. journaling
    3. amel larrieux new single- orange glow {have a listen…it’s amazing
    4. cream puffs…yum!

  114. Congratulations on your 4 years, and thank you so much for sharing it all with us, Joy!
    Ann
    [email protected]
    1. puppies – my own, and just about any i meet.
    2. my man
    3. flea markets
    4. dios de los muertos art

  115. four years! The traditional gift is fruits and flowers, make yourself a pie to celebrate.
    margaret
    [email protected]
    1. hot chocolate
    2. film photographs
    3. all the mail I will send and receive this holiday season
    4. the thought of thanksgiving close by

  116. Congratulations on this anniversary. It is a pleasure seeing your creativity flow!
    Happiness bringers:
    1. swimming under moonlight
    2. winter sunshine
    3. bird song
    4. morning green tea (with honey!) in a white porcelain mug. Sigh.

  117. Heidi
    [email protected]
    1. My husband when he randomly brings home a bouquet of flowers
    2. Polaroids of all shapes and subjects
    3. Decorating my new home
    4. Playing flag football ๐Ÿ˜‰

  118. Hi Joy! I’ve probably been following for almost that entire time. Happy Anniversary!
    Email: [email protected]
    4 things that make me happy:
    1. Your blog, and the fact that you invest energy to post inspiration almost daily. It’s like coffee.
    2. Instead of buying my weekly Starbucks, spending the money on a new plant or flowers.
    3. Fonts! I’m so in love with typography I’m thinking about even trying to make my own.
    4. I love people who create. Whatever. Something made by hand is so much better and so much more loving.

  119. Betty
    [email protected]
    1) Crispy yet soft chocolate muffin tops
    2) The laughter of my one year old niece, Rykyn
    3) The warm sun on my face when I’m taking an afternoon nap
    4) Finally getting to live in the same city as my boyfriend of four years!

  120. joy! how are you? i’m excited for your raffle! congrats on four years!
    joann
    [email protected]
    1. a warm, sunny day w/ a quiet beach and crystal blue waves
    2. falling asleep to the sound of the ocean
    3. holding hands
    4. chocolate cookies right out of the oven

  121. 4 years of the blog?! Wow!
    I would absolutely be thrilled to win the raffle–I love love looooooove your Chronicle Books line.
    4 things:
    1. Real, honest-to-God, full-fat, full-calories ice cream
    2. any clip featuring dogs, cats, or babies on America’s Funniest Home Videos
    3. A gorgeous turn of phrase
    4. A beautiful day spent outdoors
    thanks, and congrats!
    Cassie
    shopclementine [at] mac [dot] com

  122. Name: Sami
    Email: [email protected]
    4 things that make me happy:
    1. waking up to the song “good morning” from singin’ in the rain
    2. cooking with my first graders
    3. getting home, dropping everything in the doorway and changing into my comfy sweatpants
    4. baking ginger cookies

  123. cheers to oh joy!
    4 pieces of happiness
    1- a good Henry snuggle after a nap
    2- time in the Art Barn
    3- any flea market with a coffee in hand at first light
    4- pumpkin pancakes at Claire’s on Cedros

  124. Happy Anniversary!!
    Four things that make me happy include:
    1) sleeping in on weekend mornings
    2) when the weather hits 70 degrees in foggy San Francisco
    3) the health and happiness of my family and friends
    4) cream puffs
    Thanks so much for the chance to win some Oh Joy stationary!
    Dyan
    [email protected]

  125. Brian
    altayruu(at)yahoo(dot)com
    In no specific order
    1. my dog
    2. 85% of the things you post on here.
    3. Montauk, New York
    4. My friends

  126. 1. French Bulldogs
    2. My boyfriend telling me he loves me in the middle of the night
    3. Cuba Libres
    4. Tights

  127. Shannon Yuen
    [email protected]
    1. The sound of a champagne cork popping
    2. St. Andre triple cream “butter” cheese
    3. Venti Iced Americanos
    4. Newest addition of Donna Hay Magazine

  128. Congrats on 4 years!
    name: maggie
    e-mail: [email protected]
    1] my new potted orchids!
    2] the beautiful autumn view out my bedroom window
    3] having time in the day for a nap
    4] and buying new art supplies ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Congrats on your 4-Year Anniversary!
    Dianne
    [email protected]
    Happy Thoughts:
    1. The young man in my life
    2. My job working with animals
    3. Swing Jazz music
    4. Getting lost in a good book

  130. Name: Holly
    E-mail: [email protected]
    My happiness right now…
    1. Fall high school football games… (homecomings tonight)
    2. Sending snail mail just because to friends…
    3. My Dansko’s…
    4. The fire roaring in the stove…

  131. Congrats on your 4-Year Anniversary!
    Dianne
    [email protected]
    Happy Thoughts:
    1. The young man in my life
    2. My job working with animals
    3. Swing Jazz music
    4. Getting lost in a good book

  132. love your blog.
    1. taking photographs
    2. waking up in the morning with happy kids clamoring to get into bed
    3. mummy hot dogs
    4. great cappuccinos

  133. congrats! your work is so beautiful~
    1. new books
    2. making stuff
    3. smiling puppies
    4. volunteering
    Rose

  134. Jessie
    dandelion_neko(at)yahoo(dot)com
    1) Eating dinner with my boyfriend at the end of a long day
    2) Watching funny tv shows like 30 Rock
    3) Visiting my family and going cool places together
    4) The weekend!

  135. jen
    martinek(dot)jen(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. the way my muscles feel after a good workout
    2. fall leaves
    3. successfully completely a recipe
    4. pizza, always. ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Great milestone – congratulations!
    Chloe
    cjcouch at gmail (dot) com
    1. Green
    2. Art museums
    3. Connecting with good friends
    4. A nice, thick, well-written book

  137. 1. broadway showtunes
    2. warm cookies
    3. snail mail
    4. quality time on the couch with fiance/cats
    :3

  138. congrats!
    julie
    jerseypath(at)yahoo(dot)com
    four things that make me happy…
    1. laughing so hard my stomach hurts
    2. my new home
    3. puppies
    4. weekday matinee movies

  139. Karen
    recherchei at gmail
    1. visiting my boyfriend
    2. a good pickled vegetable dish
    3. mad men
    4. doing crosswords on the train

  140. wow, what a giveaway!
    Tania
    [email protected]
    1) stumbling onto weddings by accident
    2) closing my eyes in crowded places
    3) laughing so hard I can’t talk
    4) the sound of my husband’s voice when he’s half asleep

  141. 1 | my family
    2 | chocolate
    3 | home projects
    4 | opportunity
    emily dot c dot west at gmail dot com

  142. Kathleen
    kathleenbradley728 at hotmail dot com
    Things that have made me happy tonight:
    1. Sushi Rice
    2. “The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter” album
    3. Guilt Pleasure Television
    4. Down Comforter

  143. my name is meg and these are four things that make me happy at the moment:
    1. pie
    2. joel mchale
    3. finished projects
    4. big cups of tea

  144. Emily
    shi.neko (at) gmail.com
    1. Lazing on my bed. Best with pillows, my soft plush animals, and le boyfriend.
    2. Socks! Long socks! Knee-high and thigh-high, in fun colors and patterns.
    3. Writing with nice pens in a range of colors.
    4. Eating delicious food!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  145. Congrats on 4 awesome years!
    Happiness is:
    1. my cat Hank nuzzling my face to wake me in the morning
    2. the cool side of the pillow
    3. seeing my husband smile when he thinks I’m not looking
    4. being affored to live in such a diverse country

  146. Stephanie
    [email protected]
    1. Winter
    2. Pumpkin flavored foods
    3. Cooking
    4. The yellow sheets I’ve had since I was a little kid that are softer than anything else in the world.

  147. Courtney
    [email protected]
    Joy! Congrats! I had so much fun celebrating your launch with you! Still dreaming about those cupcakes, and your amazing designs!
    Things that make me happy:
    1. Pictures
    2. Scrapbooking stickers that perfectly match the occasion the picture was taken (I have some fabulous cupcake ones for your party!)
    3. Handbags with secret pockets
    AND…
    4. The Office
    What are four things that make you happy??
    -C

  148. sarah, schu3(at)wisc(dot)edu
    1. the smell of fresh baked bread
    2. studio ghibli films
    3. copic markers
    4. sunshine

  149. one. Acorn squash with brown sugar and pecans.
    two. The smell of ripe concord grapes.
    three. Finally sneezing after needing to all day.
    four. Paul Klee paintings.

  150. alina
    [email protected]
    Four things that make me happy:
    1. Celebrations (like your 4 year anniversary!)
    2. Giving a gift to someone – especially for no particular reason other than that you care for them
    3. Helping someone who is in need – like an elderly woman with heavy groceries
    4. Being grateful for all of my blessings!

  151. wow, just 4…
    1. my family (extended and all)
    2. my cats (technically also my family)
    3. yoga days (love those sun salutations)
    4. my iced coffee (the way to start a day)
    Here’s to another 4 years
    Robin

  152. Carissa
    [email protected]
    4 things that make me happy:
    1. cuddling with my adorable, mischievous puppy, Hazel
    2. singing at the top of my lungs when no one is home (or in the car)
    3. drinking hazelnut coffee in the morning from a pretty mug
    4. looking at pretty things, be it paper or jewelry or knick-knacks (which explains my etsy addiction!)
    congratulations on four years! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog… it’s another thing that makes me happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. 1. porches and sweet tea
    2. knowing that someday i will travel
    3. collecting buttons like my mom does
    4. my 7th grade students. they’re seriously the sweetest.
    congratulations to you!
    Karis
    [email protected]

  154. four things!
    1-the first cup of hot chocolate once the weather gets cold
    2-a game of scrabble
    3-rediscovering books from your childhood
    4-my loving family!!!

  155. I love your blog – one of my absolute daily reads.
    1. Lightning across a night sky
    2. When someone cooks for me
    3. Collaging
    4. Sunlight (you see, I’m in London)

  156. Amy
    a c h a r p e n at g m a i l dot c o m
    (sorry for funny email address spam is not on my i <3 list!)
    4 things i <3
    1. spending time with friends
    2. margaritas on the beach
    3. taking a walk with my puppy
    4. a clean house

  157. Congratulations on your 4th!
    Pritsana
    [email protected]
    Here are my 4 things:
    1. my silly puggle Pepper
    2. receiving a handwritten card/letter in the mail
    3. eating pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
    with my fiance
    4. cooking for friends

  158. Congrats about the birthday! it’s amazing… my blog is only a 6-8 months old so to be that 4 years seems like a sentury..:)
    [email protected]
    these things that are on the photos are so beautiful…
    1.My Beautiful Cat- Zhuzha
    2.The Summer
    3.My boyfriend
    4.My family
    and also…saturdays ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. 1. a beautiful perfume–but not too much
    2. kids in Halloween costumes
    3. Venice
    4. Shanghai Art Museum bronzes
    Really enjoy this blog!

  160. Four things that make me happy:
    -free time with my husband
    -walks in the park
    -trips back to Hawaii, where I grew up
    -Saturday night 90s – a NYC radio station plays all 90s music on Saturday nights, it’s like a party every weekend with the music I grew up with!
    Natalie
    supercoolnat [at] hotmail [dot] com

  161. Congrats on Oh Joy!’s 4th anniversary! And thanks for this fun giveaway. My happy four:
    1. waking up to birds chirping in the spring and summer
    2. reading a good book
    3. a baby’s laughter
    4. learning foreign languages
    Angie
    [email protected]

  162. 1. beautiful fall weather and amazing colors!
    2. snail mail from distant friends
    3. the rain
    4. having the house to myself and having lots of time to create things

  163. Congrats on the anniversary!
    Sharyn
    sharyn dot carlson at sbcglobal dot net
    1. my husband
    2. coffee
    3. pretty paper
    4. old photos

  164. Leslie
    Leslie43(at)gmail(dot)com
    Happy anniversary!!
    4 things that make me happy
    1. Sleeping in
    2. My dog Lily
    3. Warm autumn walks
    4. Cj dancing in his long under ware

  165. Hi there! I love your blog so much!
    Ok…4 things I am happy about.
    1. My baby boy due Jan. 8th.
    2. My wonderful supportive husband
    3. My health
    4. My family and friends

  166. 1. God
    2. Laughing really hard with friends
    3. Anything containing chocolate
    4. A successful shopping trip…I definitely believe in shop therapy

  167. Tiffany
    [email protected]
    1. This sounds weird, but the first thing that came to mind was giving away my money. It makes me thankful for what I have.
    2. Cheese
    3. When my son pretends he’s a baby bird and comes to cudddle with me.
    4. Traveling

  168. Happy 4yr anniversary!
    4 things that make me happy:
    1) Discovering a new and unique gem (special restaurant, park, venue, boutique). I often go hunting for these places on the weekends!
    2) Reading a good book
    3) Foreign Independent Films about tragic love
    4) Travel

  169. Oh, fun! Congratulations!
    1. my boyfriend. He makes me laugh every day.
    2. vanilla ice cream
    3. pretty papers and cards
    4. gossip girl!

  170. I love your stuff and love that you post so much about artists in Philadelphia. Here’s some stuff that make me happy : )
    1. The Phillies!!
    2. Daisies
    3. Pretzels
    4. My sisters

  171. Lynn
    isonwedding(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. the first year of being married is still going great
    2. my kitty: Miss Natalie Portman
    3. letterpress
    4. pumpkin spice lattes

  172. Hi!! Im frankie! happy anniversary, beloved oh joy blog! Im happy you’re here.
    want to know what else makes me happy?
    1. receiving mail.
    2. photobooths
    3. seeing artists celebrated
    4. french pressed coffee.

  173. I love those beautiful pictures of your scrumptious work!
    Joanna
    joanna at tuesdaysfrog.com
    4 things: a beautiful fall day with lovely weather, photography, a new cat!, naptime

  174. erin
    erin.durkin(at)gmail(dot)com
    happy things –
    1) the thought that law school will one day end;
    2) the thought of upcoming friends’ weddings;
    3) the return of mulled wine season;
    4) bingo.

  175. julia
    julia at jewelweeds dot com
    1. freshly baked bread
    2. sunshine
    3. quilting
    4. a day without obligations
    congrats on 4 years, here’s to many more!

  176. Leni
    ilovemyleni(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. sweets (especially cupcakes)
    2. polaroid photos and old photography
    3. snail mail (both sending and receiving — assuming they’re not bills)
    4. making lists

  177. Woot! You are doing an awesome job with the blog.
    Ok here are some of the many things that make me happy.
    1. snuggles
    2. the swirl pattern when creamer mixes into coffee
    3. Fall…and all of the awesome warm colors.
    4. snail mail!
    -Laura
    ([email protected])

  178. 1. coffee. oh so much.
    2. sunshine coming through the windows in the morning
    3. homemade crackers
    4. a bottle of wine and good friends to share it with

  179. 1. finding extra $ in the laundry for the taco truck
    2. letterpress wedding invitations
    3. cuteoverload.com!!!!!
    4. Great art & design- looking at an object wondering how it was made.

  180. This is wonderful. Thank you.
    Sheau
    sheauchinglee(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. Family and friends
    2. Thrifting
    3. Gardening
    4. Warm & sunshine

  181. Trish
    simpleup[at]gmail{dot}com
    1.hot dogs cut to look like octopi
    2.breezy autumn weather
    3.getting the mail, even if it’s all ads
    4.earthworms
    Thanks for this giveaway! And congrats on your 4th anniv.- I love your blog.

  182. Happy 4th, Ms. Cho! Philly misses you… ๐Ÿ™‚
    My four happies:
    1. Morning snuggles in bed
    2. Drawing/painting
    3. Airports
    4. Working with butterflies and the kids who love them on the weekends at The Academy of Natural Sciences

  183. Congratulations! I’m going to assume you don’t mean people- my husband would be #1 followed by family and friends. So, 4 things:
    1.harvesting dinner from our garden
    2. swimming in the river
    3. sledding at our cabin
    4. laundry that smells like the wind

  184. Fallon Prinzivalli
    [email protected]
    {one} being a college student in nyc.
    {two} michael buble’s latest CD.
    {three} the christmas season.
    {four} forehead kisses and big, long hugs.
    congratulations joy, i absolutely adore the blog.

  185. Amy
    amyfox.sub(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. Curling up to watch a classic movie.
    2. A pot of tea.
    3. Long walks in crisp weather.
    4. Unexpected phone calls from friends I haven’t talked to in a while.

  186. Happy 4th Anniversary! Here are my 4 items:
    1) Hugs and kisses from my son
    2) Big smiles from my infant daughter (she can’t hug or kiss yet ๐Ÿ™‚
    3) Surprise takeout dinners from my husband
    4) Weekends with no work or social obligations

  187. hi! my name is margo.
    [email protected]
    1. wearing a scarf over my hair and huge glasses in the style of audrey hepburn
    2. bright fall days with coffee in one hand and school books in the other
    3. picnics and long talks with friends
    4. being cozy in my bed under piles of blankets!

  188. Happy fourth year! I love your designs.
    Four things:
    – swags of little white lights across my living room ceiling
    – spring-green tree leaves against stormy gray skies
    – coffee in a mug and time to just sit and enjoy it
    – reading great novels in bed by lamplight

  189. Happy four year anniversary!
    Catherine
    catherine(at)bostonbioedit(dot)com
    4 things that make me happy:
    1) my little ones hugging me
    2) blue skies and sunshine
    3) watching movies with my husband
    4) Sunday morning trips to the farmer’s market

  190. Congratulations! Happy Fourth Anniversary!
    4 Things That Make Me Happy:
    + the after scent of fresh rainfall and freshly mowed grass
    + the color purple
    + the humming of my mom when she brushes my hair
    + making my friends laugh and smile

  191. will give this to my sister 3k mi apart if I win! happy 4 years oh joy!
    Holly
    [email protected]
    0.25cent Quarters
    thunderstorms in Florida
    finding a new road or place I’ve never been to
    candles

  192. Happy 4 years on your blog! It must be so fulfilling to have gone through all those years with your blog.
    Christina
    [email protected]
    1.) Cooking up a good meal for my friends and me.
    2.) Finding a new band and enjoying their sound.
    3.) Reading a good book in bed
    4.) Making new friends and joining more orgs

  193. Carol
    Congratulations on your 4 years- that’s a lot of commitment and a LOT of ideas!
    What makes me happy: my forever optimistic daughter and son-in-law, my husband and his silly ways, the fact that I get to make pottery for a living (playing in the mud as a GROWNUP!), and the never ending surprises in my garden.

  194. happy things!
    1. autumn trees with grey skies behind them
    2. london
    3. wool felt
    4. magazines
    beth

  195. I can’t believe it’s been four years!
    Catherine
    [email protected]
    1. being engaged + knowing i’ll be married soon
    2. seasons
    3. my fiancee’s big plain cotton t shirts
    4. out of the blue texts from old friends

  196. Carly
    [email protected]
    1. fresh baked sand-angel cookies
    2. my fluffy white duvet
    3. scratching my puppy’s tummy
    4. getting mail from my sister in the UK
    Congratulations on 4 years!! Such an achievement!

  197. Muffin
    mufninc [!at] gmail [dot] com
    1. my husband and daughter
    2. great design
    3. being alone in the wilderness, just some time to think
    4. making things, whether it be books or designing something

  198. Vicki ๐Ÿ™‚
    wherehaveyoobean(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Joy, I love your stationery and your blog. I bought the mix & match stationery and sent lovely letters to my friends and family.
    Four things that make me happy:
    1. Watching CSI: marathons with my dad
    2. Discovering a hand-addressed envelope in my college mailbox
    3. Red velvet cupcakes
    4. Being up early and watching the world wake up
    Best wishes.

  199. 1)Sufjan Steven’s version of ‘I Saw Three Ships’
    2)Doctor Who
    3)The quote “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist, but that they can be beaten” – G.K. Chesterton
    4) The possibility of it all!
    Congratulations and thank you!

  200. Shai
    [email protected]
    Before my list, you could make the ‘in-house’ photobooth with your Mac’s ability to take snaps; not too sure about pcs. Just make sure you have something you like in the background!
    1. My son’s laughter.
    2. My husband’s ability to have all this information, sometimes not really useful, in his head.
    3. My 98 yr. old Grandmother
    4. My puppy, Rowan, a rat terrier
    All my best!

  201. 1. my husband
    2. great friends
    3. designing clothes
    4. oh joy! blog(cause i literally will check 10x day for a new update)

  202. my name is Alex which is short for Alexandra. I’ve also been called Al, Ally, Alice, and Lesia. My email is alexpetryna[at]yahoo[dot]com
    and 4 things that make me happy…
    my little boy, his giggle, my husband, and my life
    happy anniversary – and may there be many more

  203. I LOOVE your stationary and your blog. I can always count on it to lift my spirits.
    Abigail Bialk
    [email protected]
    1. Music
    2. That cinnamony smell of my house during the holidays
    3. Receiving postcards
    4. Finding old pictures of families in antique stores

  204. Happy 4th! Your blog is beautiful.
    Susie
    susie dot 1978 at sbcglobal dot net
    4 things that make me happy
    1. My neighborhood vintage shop
    2. Hilarious new TV show “Glee”
    3. Salad in a bag
    4. Beautifully designed homes, housewares, stationary, logos, handbags, blogs, shops, etc.

  205. Bridget
    [email protected]
    1. thunderstorms
    2. my loves (husband, family, friends, kitty)
    3. growing into myself
    4. cooking & baking
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy belated anniversary!

  206. 1. The sun rising on Buzzards Bay
    2. A blizzard in April
    3. Watching planes fly into Logan Airport from Castle Island with my son
    4. First flower to bloom in the spring

  207. Congrats!!
    1. the sound of the ocean
    2. fresh flowers in a clean house
    3. my dog Lily’s nuzzling
    4. travelling with my husband

  208. Happy 4th ^_^
    1. hedgehog sneezes
    2. fresh, crisp, clean sheets
    3. the first pumpkin pie of the fall
    4. riding my bike along the river at sunrise
    5. galoshes – I’m a fan of walking in puddles

  209. happy anniversary! i wish you many more! ๐Ÿ™‚
    here are just a few of my favorite things..
    1 the smell of the first day of winter
    2 balthazar’s rosemary sourdough (mmm!)
    3 bear hugs
    4 and deep sea creatures
    cara
    [email protected]

  210. Samantha
    Greeneggsntofu(at)Gmail(dot)com
    1. Anything that reminds me of fall! Including pumpkin pie, hand turkeys and sweaters.
    2. Going home from the city to visit my family in the country.
    3. Going to flea markets WITHOUT my boyfriend…he gets antsy and tries to rush me :p
    4. Haagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche

  211. 1. good typography
    2. the sun during sunset that makes everything look golden
    3. red brick walls
    4. walking alone at night, listening to Bright Eyes

  212. marta
    [email protected]
    01. vintage stamps on an envelope
    02. homemade noodles in my chicken soup
    03. my little one year old’s chatter
    04. snuggling in on a sunday with my boys and some football.
    (congrats on all your exciting success!)

  213. Name: Amanda
    E-mail: [email protected]
    The four that bring happiness for sure:
    1. Honey. Itโ€™s the beeโ€™s knees.
    2. Flowers. A fresh bloom brightens even the dullest room.
    3. Polka dots. They are always spot-on.
    4. Puns. What could be finer than a great one-liner?

  214. Congratulations!
    Name: Emily
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Four Things That Make Me Happy
    1. The smell of old books.
    2. The smell of my boyfriend, especially when asleep.
    3. The smell of imminent snow.
    4. The smell of rain on pavement.
    (Of course, the lasting warmth of receiving a letter from someone you love is another thing that makes me happy, but that just seems like brown-nosing. Ha.)

  215. Kirsty
    [email protected]
    Happiness:
    1. Knowing that all my homework is done (in today’s case, it isn’t)
    2. A clean kitchen
    3. Driving down Texas roads with the windows down and the music up
    4. Central Park in fall

  216. Rachael
    [email protected]
    1. sunshine
    2. little moments spent with family & friends
    3. finding small treasures in vintage/thrift shops
    4. a good cup of tea with honey
    ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just so you know, Oh Joy! is probably the coolest blog ever. really.

  217. HAPPY HAPPY 4!
    Four things that I love…
    Philly cheesesteaks, tea on a cold winter day, food parties, and road trips.

  218. Kelsey
    [email protected]
    1. sunny days at the lake in northern mn.
    2. productive sundays ended with a nice dinner and a glass of pinot noir.
    3. four day weekends.
    4. family, friends and my soul mate.

  219. Congrats on 4 years of doing what you love!
    Name: Sabrina
    Email: [email protected]
    4 things that make me happy:
    1) burritos on the beach
    2) the way my cat stalks and pounces on my shadow
    3) when my husband cuddles me in his lap and calls me his “Sabrina ball”
    4) laughing with and being able to enjoy each of my students

  220. Congratulations on your anniversary. Your blog always leaves me so inspired with new ideas and creations.
    1. Going to early morning yardsales with mom.
    2. Eating pizza bites in front of the tv with the boyfriend.
    3. Sleeping in past 8.
    4. Finding a new cardigan at the salvation army.

  221. 1. mugs of warm coffee and foam
    2. sunday afternoon jogs
    3. quality time with friends
    4. reading God’s Word before bedtime

  222. Congrats Joy!
    4 things that make me happy…
    1. having my parents around
    2. getting marry next year
    3. perusing your site (I have been following for the last few years. Just love it!)
    4. having a very hot cup of soy chai

  223. happy anniversary! have read from the beginning. happiness is:
    1. a good workout
    2. journaling
    3. reading
    4. discovering new music

  224. Four years!! Congrats! Your blog is truly a joy. And what a generous giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sara
    [email protected]
    Four things that make me happy!
    1) Afternoons with nothing to do.
    2) Finishing up a long-suffering sewing project.
    3) Chocolate chip cookies, moist and chewy.
    4) The amazing women I have met through blogging.

  225. edina
    edina_tien (at) yahoo (dot) com
    1. my husband’s laugh
    2. our two golden retrievers
    3. sleeping in
    4. eating macarons

  226. 1. My children
    2. My family
    3. My friends
    4. Nature
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration.
    blai(at)five2design(dot)com

  227. Congratulations on four years! Oh Joy! is and always has been a fabulous source for inspiration!
    Allison
    haselbride at gmail dot com
    1. My husband who willing goes along on adventures to IKEA, designer tag sales, architectural tours, etc.
    2. My family who travels all over the country to visit us.
    3. Tomatoes!
    4. The smell of a new magazine.

  228. Big congrats.. and keep going! Your blog is a total treat.
    1. The street one block over — canopied by trees, graced with lovely little houses … aaaaah.
    2. My special carrot-ginger soup.
    3. The rare (to this area!) sound of rain.
    4. My trusty, sturdy, loyal sewing machine.
    Becky
    me at beckyhaycox dot com

  229. 1. My 18 year old when his hormones are not raging
    2. My three cats, especially Dorrit
    3. New yarn in my stash
    4. Starting a new knitting project
    Good on you! Chronicle nooks is a great company.
    Patricia [email protected]

  230. 1. My husband
    2. My family and friends
    3. Photography
    4. time with no obligations
    Best wishes for continued success!

  231. Happy, Happy 4 years and what a great way to spread the Oh Joy cheer! Courtney ([email protected])
    4 things that make me happy right now:
    1. Having a Southern friend from the States bring me real grits in three weeks (living in Malaysia = no grits ever!)
    2. Citrus couscous.
    3. experimenting new cocktail recipes with fresh lemongrass.
    4. (OK I’ll stop with all the food love!) seeing proofs of our holiday cards that make me jump for joy! I can’t wait to get them in the mail.
    5. afternoon naps.

  232. Alix
    [email protected]
    1. waking up, seeing the clock, and realizing it’s Saturday morning
    2. hot, sweet, milky mugs of tea
    3. yes, I’ll admit it — SpongeBob SquarePants!
    4. a leisurely browse through my favorite blogs

  233. 1. Sunny fresh days
    2. Birds singing
    3. Kisses and hugs from my loved ones
    4. Watching a good movie

  234. congrats on your 4th year! thank you so much for all the inspiration and beautiful products!
    1. perfect crisp sunny fall days
    2. taking naps while the breeze comes in through my window
    3. getting (and sending!) real letters and packages wrapped up as beautifully as possible
    4. stopping to stare up at the stars on a clear night

  235. Aruna
    photography (at) arunab.com
    4 things the make me happy..hmm..
    – eating a new DELICIOUS meal
    – laughing with my husband
    – traveling
    – hanging with my friends

  236. congratulations on your anniversary!
    Alison
    alisontauber[at!]yahoo[dot]com
    1. my dog dexter
    2. a warm campfire on a cold night
    3. walking in the woods with dexter and my hub
    4. cupcakes

  237. Love, love, love your blog!
    Four things that make me happy
    (in no particular order)
    1. baking. especially chocolate chip cookies and biscuits.
    2. snuggling with my cat. and some warm apple cider. and a good book.
    3. my husband’s laugh.
    4. fall leaves.
    ~mollie
    mollie(underscore)rixmann(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  238. Ashley
    [email protected]
    1. Being just two short months shy of graduating design school!
    2. UPPERCASE Magazine
    3. My cuddly, little pookie-puff of a Yorkie, Walker
    4. Oh Joy! (…and people who appreciate shameless brown nosing!)

  239. It’s almost too hard to narrow it down to 4 things that make me happy.
    1. The daily insanity of living with 3 little boys ages 1,3, & 32.
    2. Warm, slightly staticy socks fresh from the dryer on chilly mornings.
    3. Tea pots
    4. Eskimo kisses.

  240. Mollie
    [email protected]
    1. Summer sunshine
    2. Waking up without an alarm
    3. The first salty, wet smell of the ocean when you arrive
    4. Playing footsie with my boyfriend under the covers at night

  241. Keep up the fantastic work!
    4 things that make me happy:
    – My babies (Corgi/Jack Russel mix & Calico cat)
    – The perfect cup of coffee
    – Lazy mornings in bed
    – The ocean

  242. Happy Anniversary!
    Sarah
    7nuala7(at)gmail(dot)com
    1 – raspberries right off the bush.
    2 – letters from my dad.
    3 – smiles from strangers on the subway.
    4 – vibrant watercolor washes.

  243. Jena
    Jencandeloro[at]gmail[dot]com
    1. Something sweet baking in the oven.
    2. My 7 month old morkie licking my face (even if its gross).
    3. The smell of October and the changing seasons.
    4. The sound of twigs crunching under your feet as you walk through the forest at dawn.

  244. Erin
    [email protected]
    1. My new house. I’m nearing the end of a total renovation of a house in Chattanooga, TN and even though the process of gutting and rebuilding was super-stressful, I’m so pleased with how everything turned out.
    2. Anticipation. I love the feeling of looking forward to things, like concerts or friends coming into town.
    3. My dog. She’s the best.
    4. Grandma’s Muscadine Jelly.
    Congratulations on four years! Here’s to (at least!) another four!

  245. happy 4 years!
    1. my 18 month old daughter
    2. eating
    3. sleeping
    4. watching movies with the hubs

  246. congrats on a great 4 years!
    my 4 things:
    1. wedenesday nights watching glee with my hubby
    2. the center bite of a warm pbj
    3. sales at anthropologie
    4. sunday night dinner with friends

  247. 1. My children, especially upon waking
    2. My family – life would be empty without them
    3. A good book and a warm fire
    4. Peace

  248. Happy Anniversary!
    Allison
    [email protected]
    Things that make me happy:
    1) Warm fall days in California with just enough of a chill!
    2) Cooking for friends
    3) Sticky Notes and Tape Flags
    4) Finding an extra $5 in my jeans pocket!

  249. Congratulations! This is such a wonderful and inspiring place.
    Annie
    annienihls(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. walks with my hub on sunny fall days
    2. day dreaming about this little babe growing in my tummy
    3. reading books on the beach with a beer (past and future, not necessarily happening at the present)
    4. songs that can bring me to tears (in a good way!)

  250. Horray for 4 years!
    Sarah
    superheroemu {at} gmail {dot} com
    1) reading in bed
    2) glassblowing
    3) a good meal
    4) game night with my friends

  251. Congratulations on the anniversary, Joy!
    These are my sources of happiness:
    1. my daddy
    2. my grandma
    3. my boyfriend
    4. when I see people smile

  252. Happy 4 years and many more to come!!!!
    1. Whiskers when he is sleeping (my cat)
    2. Sleeping, so that I can dream
    3. My Crafts Desk
    4. Apricot Lip Balm

  253. 1) My little family (1 loving husband and 2 fuzzy cats)
    2) Traveling
    3) Seeing people wear my creations
    4) Listening to the rain outside while being snug as a bug inside.

  254. Happy anniversary!
    Jenn
    jcvojta(at)gmail(dot)com
    A few of my favorite things…
    1. cupcakes
    2. lazy Sunday’s
    3. coffee
    4. nostalgic photos of my family

  255. Christy
    [email protected]
    1. Snuggled in blankets (homemade ones are so the best) on the couch listening to the rain/snow and reading a book
    2. Suprise visitors bearing food and happy conversations to the wee hours in the morning
    3. Snowed-in days, you cant do anything so you have to relax
    4. My cat, she is a screaming banshee terror, but when she is quiet and cuddly, she is the sweetest thing ever.

  256. Congratulations for 4 inspiring years!
    Rowena
    lenglui99[at]hotmail[dot]com
    1. doggie alarm clock – when my dog hears us waking up, it’s his cue to jump all over us in the morning
    2. my boyfriend busting a move in the living room
    3. texas longhorns football
    4. new bottles of nail polish

  257. thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚
    i love:
    family and friends
    sunny days and tan skin
    a bright clutch and comfy shoes
    the la lakers
    happy 4 years ๐Ÿ™‚

  258. congrats on 4 years!
    tracy
    [email protected]
    4 things on my happy list:
    1. on our dinner dates, the hubs reaches for my hand under the table when we’re done eating
    2. that feeling after practicing bikram yoga
    3. that (first;) delicious cup of coffee in the morning
    4. getting the keys to our very first home today

  259. Kelli
    kellilewis(at)mac(dot)com
    OhJoy gives me daily joy, so I celebrate along with you! Congrats….
    1. FDR said, “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” I would agree…
    –getting that client logo *just right* gives me a lovely little beat of happiness. (I’m a graphic designer.)
    2. Thomas Jefferson on happiness, “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.”
    –cozying together in the lamplight, my two sons, my husband, and I, all with books in our hands… or perhaps sharing food on an average weekday night, but linked by our bond of family. Exquisite happiness, yes.
    3. And Norman Macewen: “Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
    –Coming through for my twin sister by sheltering her girls after school with my own, offering snacks and homework help: yep, that makes me happy through and through.
    4. And finally: “He who plants a garden plants happiness.”
    –Oh, a riotous mass of succulents spilling from an old boot! Rivers of lavender to run your hands through… That just-right pink of a dogwood petal. Yes, planting things, and watching them grow provides a lovely, constant happiness.
    Thanks for the interlude of happiness, Joy!
    Cheers,
    Kelli

  260. Hi! Love your site!!
    Carol
    email: theseptemberissue.com
    1. a great vintage purchase
    2. Random acts of kindness
    3. the day right before the holidays
    4. watching puppies learn to be walked on a leash

  261. Divya
    [email protected]
    Happy 4th Anniversary….
    1. when my daughter comes n hugs for no particular reason.
    2. When she laughs n laughs n laughs… feels like being a baby with her.
    3. scrapbooking in her scrapbook and looking at the pages i did for her earlier n her pics.
    4. us 3 the complete family.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  262. Heather
    Four Things That Make Me Happy
    1. Forehead kisses from my hubby
    2. Snuggle time with my sons
    3. Pumpkin Spice Lattes
    4. A good book

  263. 1. the color yellow
    2. treasure hunting at antique shows
    3. minimalist designs
    4. time traveling in my imagination

  264. Rebecca
    rebeccajrichardson[at]gmail[dot]com
    Four things that make me happy:
    1. Holding hands with my new husband
    2. Walking barefoot in soft, green Californian grass
    3. Having my marvellous Aussie family come over to visit me
    4. Chasing my dreams
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  265. I have been drooling over these products for some time. So pretty!
    Name: Julia
    Email: [email protected]
    4 things that make me happy:
    1) new art supplies
    2) when my cat wants to play and pounces me
    3) my husband’s gorgeous laughter
    4) chocolate

  266. Jill
    [email protected]
    Congratulations on 4 years! I get inspiration from you often.
    Four things that make me happy…
    1. lazy afternoons curled on the couch with my husband, our 4 precious dogs and a cozy blanket
    2. my family
    3. crisp, clean white sheets on the bed
    4. Chocolate

  267. Crystal
    crystalbethjones(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. my handsome, interesting, loving husband
    2. netflix
    3. Google Reader and all the blogs that go with it
    4. knitting Christmas presents

  268. Mica Perez
    1. Great Friends
    2. A bottle of Cabernet
    3. A *really* good profiterole
    4. The plane tickets that brought us all together!

  269. happy anniversary!
    four happy things;
    1. when old people smile
    2. a good hair day
    3. use of hand claps in a song
    4. breaking out in spontaneous funny dancing
    -melanie

  270. a list of happy things:
    1. eating apples.
    2. cats..
    3. singing with my boyfriend.
    4. train rides home.
    from anna

  271. congrats!
    1) finishing a project (like the afghan i finished yesterday!).
    2) sincere smiles. doesn’t matter who they’re from.
    3) cocoa + quilt + book
    4) wild rice soup
    heather
    [email protected]

  272. Hillary
    [email protected]
    1)Baking treats and giving them away
    2)Decorating for holidays
    3)The feel of notebook paper after writing on both sides with a ballpoint pen
    4)Euphoria hot chocolate on a rainy day

  273. Sara P.
    Four things that make me happy:
    1. Splendid Table on NPR
    2. Teaching Shakespeare class.
    3. Skype
    4. Freshly laundered white towels

  274. HEY! I recently found your site, went through every single blog post and fell in love.
    Erika
    [email protected]
    1. Experiencing the seasons for the first time. I lived in Miami, and just moved to DC.
    2. High school friends and my brother.
    3. Sitting in a park watching people and enjoying the sunshine.
    4. Cozy rainy days.

  275. congrats!
    1. my sweet husband
    2. traveling to other countries
    3. baked goods
    4. your beautiful blog
    katiekc (at) juno (dot) come

  276. Wow! Happy 4th Anniversary!
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    name: Ann
    e-mail: [email protected]
    1. smell of a new house
    2. playing my records
    3. ocean
    4. reverie that only comes when you’re creating something

  277. Happy 4 years!!!
    Here are my four things:
    1) Passing the CPA exam
    2) Savoring and appreciating every little moment of life
    3) Friends and family
    4) Feeling blessed

  278. I first fell in love with your blog when I saw your post about Theo Chocolate. (Seattle is a place near and dear to my heart!)
    Jessica
    [email protected]
    – argyle (socks, sweaters, underwear, anything really)
    – reading used/library books
    – my 1950s cat eye glasses
    – the warm apple crisp I just took out of the oven…yum!

  279. Tanya
    tanyawilliamsdesign(at)gmail(dot)com
    1|kids laughing.
    2|the color yellow.
    3|a blustery fall day.
    4|memories of my mom .

  280. Rachel
    champagnenovels [at] gmail [dot] com
    1. My dear bf Mikael.
    2. Good food.
    3. Kevin on Top Chef.
    4. Crewcuts (www.crewcutkids.com).

  281. Missy
    [email protected]
    Some happy things in no particular order…
    1. kisses from my aussie shepherd puppy
    2. morning coffee with my husband
    3. snuggling in to fresh, clean sheets
    4. the beach

  282. Happy Anniversary + 1/12!
    1. Running through fallen leaves
    2. Smell of suburban Tokyo after rain
    3. Studded everything
    4. The way gel pens make all surfaces feel like quality paper
    Congrats,
    Angie at acculver(at)gmail(dot)com

  283. 4 things that make me happy:
    1. my pet rabbit twirling his ears, and/or leaping in the air for no reason but happiness
    2. black licorice
    3. Berlin
    4. babies, especially my niece and nephew

  284. Happy 4 Year Anniversary!
    My 4 things:
    1. Chocolate
    2. Fuzzy Rabbits clicking their teeth happily
    3. Soft cashmere
    4. Thunderstorms from the comfort of my home

  285. Congrats! Joy. I’ve enjoyed reading this blog for just as long.
    My top 4:
    1. border collies, one in particular
    2. my boyfriend singing Journey’s greatest power ballads to me
    3. dulce de leche ice cream from Buenos Aires
    4. sunshine
    Maria Jeanette
    splitlevelhouse(at)gmail(dot)com

  286. Happy anniversary beautiful blog!
    It was hard to choose just four things, but here goes:
    1. The sun on my face on a winter morning
    2. Curling up with my two pups for an afternoon nap
    3. Finding a personal, hand-written letter in my mailbox
    4. Driving fast with windows down and my favorite songs blaring

  287. 1. Hosting a dinner
    2. Having a recipe come out perfectly the first time
    3. Getting a call from my parents or sisters
    4. Finding an excellent bargain
    5. Reading a book before bed

  288. Happy, happy anniversary!
    Four things:
    *my daughter
    *my two grandsons
    *my friends–I am blessed with many more than I deserve
    *reading while listening to music

  289. Happy anniversary!
    1. my daughter
    2. designing my new house
    3. chocolate chip cookies
    4. autumn

  290. Laura
    [email protected]
    1. the smell of a fireplace on cool fall nights
    2. road trips with friends
    3. bare feet in green grass
    4. the last sip of a cappuccino that is simply sugar and froth

  291. Kristy
    mosier at gmail dot com
    1. Portland, OR
    2. ferns
    3. waterfalls
    4. playing board games with friends

  292. Love your stuff, happy anniversary!
    Name: Corey
    Email: [email protected]
    1.fall!!
    2.halloween costumes
    3.planning a party with my sisters
    4.seeing my niece and nephews carve pumpkins

  293. 1. the very instant the blankets get warm after you get under them
    2. sharpening a new pencil
    3. RIPPING the tags off a new sweater because that officially makes it M-I-N-EEEEEEEE ๐Ÿ™‚
    4. secret celebrity crushes

  294. Congratulations on four years! I’ve loved reading through every one.
    Deborah
    [email protected]
    Four Things That Make Me Happy:
    1. How the Arizona desert smells just after a good rain (home).
    2. The first night sleeping on clean sheets.
    3. Watching sunlight twinkle on waves during an early morning surf.
    4. Unexpected kindness.

  295. Cam
    [email protected]
    Everyday happiness:
    1. free parking in los angeles
    2. a frothy cappuccino on an empty stomach
    3. letters by John Keats
    4. good hair days, when it just flips right
    Thanks JOY!

  296. Olivia
    [email protected]
    1. The first dip into a jar of peanut butter (There’s really nothing else like it)
    2. A good find at a thrift store
    3. The 1960’s
    4. That look in my boyfriend’s eyes when we haven’t seen each other all day

  297. Bee
    BrieanneNix(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. creme brulee
    2. my oma
    3. spaetzle
    4. a cabin tucked in the mountains

  298. * a pack of polaroid film from a friend when i’d just run out
    * sitting in the sun (who says fall in portland is gloomy and depressing?)
    * an excuse to go thrifting
    * homemade granola
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    cori: artsy(at)corikindred.com

  299. Your blog is like inspiration paying it forward. Congratulations!
    happiness is…
    1. Lucy, my orange kitty
    2. making art
    3. the love of a good man
    4. U2 adding more North American dates to their 360ยฐ tour
    Dana
    [email protected]

  300. Happy 4th!
    *family time
    *gardenias
    *chocolate
    *reading Oh Joy always brightens the day

  301. happy 4th!!
    Jane
    janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com
    four things that make me happy
    1. sleeping in
    2. picnics in the spring sunshine
    3. giving gifts
    4. making crafty things, cards, sewing, patchwork, pop-up books, knitting, crochet etc.

  302. I love your blog!–so inspirational!
    Name: Amy
    email: [email protected]
    Four things that make me happy:
    1. my boyfriend
    2. looking at pretty photography
    3. saturday mornings
    4. painting my nails

  303. 1. The way the world smells after it rains.
    2. The anticipation of traveling to Portugal & Morocco in two weeks…
    3. with my wonderful boyfriend.
    4. Seasons changing.
    diana : dianaclaire70 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  304. Happy 4th Anniversary!
    Anna
    [email protected]
    1. autumn evenings
    2. receiving new magazine in the mail
    3. my 3 month old’s shrieks of delight
    4. cooking with fresh vegetables from the market

  305. Congratulations on 4 years! I love reading you.
    The future,
    The hope of love to come,
    My independence,
    and my growing confidence
    are all things that make me very happy.
    I hope you are having a crisp, sunny and orange Fall!
    Elise
    eliselanger(at)gmail(dot)com

  306. Nora
    missny747(at)hotmail.com
    1. new socks
    2. my mom’s cooking
    3. finding money in my pockets unexpectedly
    4. getting pictures of my nieces and nephews
    thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  307. hi there – congrats!
    1. my bunnies binkying (when buns are happy, they do bunny acrobatics called binkies!)
    2. my hubby and i sharing inside jokes
    3. inspriration from others creativity in fashion, photography, and style
    4. staying home on a rainy day with a book

  308. Jessica
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    1. Looking through photographs (old and new!)
    2. The anticipation of traveling to a new place whether it’s near or far
    3. Disco music (how can that not make you at least a little happy?)
    4. The moment right before I fall asleep for a guilt-free nap . . . heaven!
    Congrats on 4 years! Love your blog, love your style and love the things you create.

  309. Name: Peg
    Email: [email protected]
    Four things that make me happy…
    1. Taking a walk in the woods in autumn and collecting leaves
    2. Clear jars full of colorful buttons
    3. Road trips with my boyfriend
    4. Weekends!

  310. Nora
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    1. my son’s laughter
    2. the way my sweetheart hold my hand by linking our little fingers
    3. orange fall leaves against a blue grey Michigan sky
    4. my daughter’s voice on the phone from far, far away

  311. Congratulations! That’s a really wonderful accomplishment — four years can seem like a lifetime.
    My name is Jane. There are more than four things that make me happy, but I will list four that are really great.
    1. Rainy afternoons with red rainboots and grey sweaters
    2. Blue sky, a breeze, and the smell of fresh water on a spring day
    3. Birch woods
    4. Peppermint hot chocolate
    [email protected]

  312. Happy Anniversary! The ohjoy! blog truly provides a joyful escape to my day. My other doses of joy come from…
    1. Autumn Scents
    2. Black & white patterns, animals & photos
    3. Mountain & Ocean views
    4. Unexpected compliments

  313. 1. new shoes
    2. laughing so hard you cry
    3. the smell of freshly cleaned laundry
    4. receiving letters in the mail

  314. congratulations on 4 years!
    1. sharing a great meal with great friends.
    2. a morning jog.
    3. autumn. even as subtle as it can be in LA.
    4. live music in small venues.

  315. – one husband
    – two cats
    – three godiva caramels
    – lots and lots of laughing
    happy 4th!!
    vy
    muse[at]seekingthemuse[dot]com

  316. happy anniversary!
    1. cold chill of a fall morning
    2. sound of laughter {deep from the chest kind}
    3. black & white photographs
    4. butternut squash soup

  317. Such a wonderful blog you have. Congratulations on the anniversary!
    1. My weekend getaway with my husband to upstate NY this weekend
    2. My adorable, quirky pets (a dog and a cat)
    3. Football season
    4. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin risotto–all the pumpkin goodies this time of year

  318. lovely!
    Cindy
    cynthiarwallace(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. candle flickers
    2. real mail
    3. the scent of old books
    4. dinners with friends and tablecloths

  319. Monika
    moeblis [at] gmail.com
    1. kisses from my husband each morning
    2. capturing the world through my camera lens
    3. dancing in the kitchen
    4. and finding someone to speak Hungarian with

  320. Happy 4th Anniversary!
    Name: Carin
    Email: gosnaplle at aol.com
    4 things that make me happy:
    1. art journaling
    2. fresh flowers from the farmers market
    3. a good story
    4. 8 hours of sleep

  321. 4 things.
    1. The Bach Cello Suites
    2. Cooking for people I love.
    3. Sunsets at Cape Cod
    4. The perfect bloody mary!

  322. 1. mountaintop sunrises
    2. my boyfriend’s eyes sparkling when he laughs
    3. letterpressed design goodness
    4. roasting marshmallows (campfires + crisp autumn air + yumminess!)

  323. Congrats on your anniversary (and success!)
    My favorite things…
    1. vintage polaroids
    2. s’mores…mmm!
    3. breezy days in my hammock
    4. my bright yellow front door
    [email protected]

  324. ~Heather
    heatherpolson -at- yahoo.com
    1. Remembering sweet memories together with my hubby (we always remember details the other has forgotten).
    2. The first hug of the the morning from my still-bedwarm children.
    3. Leaving work!!!
    4. A little time alone to sew in the evenings, while I sip Baileys.

  325. 1) Watching the Perseid showers every August on my aunt’s porch with a few of my cousins and other family members.
    2) Making homemade sauerkraut with my dad in my great-grandmother’s crock.
    3) The satisfaction of successful communication in a foreign country where you can just barely speak the language.
    4) The regular arrival of badger, toucan and penguin specimens on loan from the local museum to my house so that they can pose for paintings and photographs.

  326. 1. sleeping in on a lazy morning with my husband
    2. the yellow walls in my living room
    3. a warm cup of tea at the dining table with friends
    4. the crisp, clean smell outside after it’s been raining

  327. Leela
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    1. ME! I make me happy
    2. airports, airplanes…really anything having to do with taking a ride in the big blue!
    3. sunshine, anytime, anywhere
    4. creativity… doesn’t matter where I find it: clothing, paintings, friends, enemies, stationary, music, furniture, a blog (hee hee)
    PS I want to thank-you for sharing your loves with us…I have relished these past 4 years!

  328. Soyoung
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    1. October baseball
    2. Listening to a song for the gazillionth time and picking out a new melody, harmony, lyrics that are beautiful.
    3. Cupcakes
    4. Reading the very first line of a book.

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