Happy List! {by Aileen}

Friday, April 10, 2015

One of the best parts of having a sister (after sharing her clothes) is having her friends be your friends (and sharing their closets, too). My sister's friend Aileen has saved more than one fashion emergency with her impeccable, timeless taste (my sister convinced me to buy Birkenstocks because Aileen rocks Birkenstocks) and makes the best homemade bread. She's a friend to everyone in our family, and her happy list made me so happy to read. Here it is!

10 things that are making Aileen smile as of late:

1. Being able to take vacations and travel to new places. Coming back from Puerto Rico to Chicago weather was rough, but next on the agenda: NYC in April. Then I'm coming for you next, Seattle!
2. Having more time again to bake bread and treats, and giving it to different friends always makes me happy. At the very least it means I don't eat it all myself :-)
3. The warmer weather makes my commute much more bearable. I can't wait to spend more time outdoors, sitting at cafes, strolling through parks and walking around the city.
4. Speaking of the city ... exploring Chicago and seeing different parts of the city makes me happy. Walking miles through the city on a warm day with someone I love may be one of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday.
5. Graduating in May with my master's. Nerve-wracking and exciting.
6. After four long years way in college, being back home and closer to family and friends.
7. New friends in my master's program. Although we haven't known each other long, becoming instant friends always makes hard work a little bit more fun.
8. Doughnuts.
9. Sitting with old friends, feeling like no time has passed.
10. New beginnings.

Thank you for sharing, Aileen! 

Check out more happy lists here and email your list to ladan.nikravan{at}gmail.com if you'd like to participate. Have a great weekend! xo


  1. YES about warm weather making better commutes! SO SO SO excited about finally being able to bike places again!


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