The Simple Things Tag

If there was anyone who I would call the Sun-Drenched Writer, it would definitely be my wonderful cousin Camille who loves sunflowers, plants, the color yellow, and just about anything bright or cheery. She also has created what is now I favorite tag ever. (And I get the bragging rights to be tagged first muhahaha)

The rules are fairly simple and the idea behind it is as well. (Hence the name, right? πŸ˜‰ )

  1. Link back to the person who started the tag and thank them. Thank you Camille!
  2. Link back to the person who tagged you and thank them. Also thank you Camille. (:
  3. List 5 simple things that make you happy with pictures.
  4. Tag one person.

Here are some things that make me happy:

#1. Live music

Sister playing piano. Brother playing guitar. Family singing.

On the porch. Around the campfire.


Though music in general is absolutely amazing.

#2. Playing games

The competitiveness. The strategy.

Catan. Pandemic. Seven Wonders. Spoons. The Homeschool Game.

#3. Things that come with fall

Sweaters. Boots. Tea. Pumpkin pies and cakes. Oatmeal cookies. Camp fires. Falling leaves. Camp fires. Candles. Crisp air.

Need I say more?

#.4 Downtowns

The shops. Quaint. Small. Personable and cozy. Beautiful buildings. Hidden Arbors. Shutters. Window Shopping. Thrift stores. Nestled Bookstores. Walking with friends.

And Christmas lights and music in winter.

#5. Road trips

Music. Podcasts. Audiobooks. Games. Blurred landscapes. Headlights in the night. Big citites. Gas station stops. New things. Strange things. McDonalds lattes. Goofing off.

And now that I’ve started I could keep going.

The smell of rain after a hot afternoon. Playing frisbee in a thunderstorm. Color-coordinated bookshelves. Organized art supplies.

This is the kind of tag I feel like I could do again and again because there are so many small things that make me happy. (:

Speaking of which, I tag…


But really if anyone wants to steal it, feel free to take it and spread a little sunshine. (:

What makes you happy?

~ evelyn ~

19 thoughts on “The Simple Things Tag”

  1. Aww, this is such a sweet tag! *screams* YOU GUYS PLAY PANDEMIC?? I’ve never met anyone else who knows about that game! We absolutely adore it…although it gets pretty intense, especially when we call each color by the name of a real disease… I don’t know that we’ve ever won, tbh, but we sure play like our lives depend on it!!

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      It’s kinda only like one of the best games ever…. 😜
      Haha yeah, it can get intense. And then there are those times half way through playing my family will realize we forgot one important rule and should all have been dead already….


  2. I love this, it is such a sweet tag! There are so many little things to love about life, and it’s easy to kind of forget, but once you start thinking of them there are so many! Live music, autumn/winter season, road trips- so many good things! A few simple things that I love are the smell of baked goods in the oven, talking with my sisters about random stuff late at night, looking at the stars, reading aloud, and having jam sessions.
    Beautiful post!

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  3. I think one of my favorite things about your blog (and your writing) is how beautifully your words flow together. It’s like you’re composing music…and the words your write are all a part of one big, breathtaking song. (if that even makes sense)
    Love this post! It made me happy. 😍

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  4. This tag is so adorable!! Short and sweet and easy! Love how you wrote this; it really reminded me how important those simple things are. Oh and this: “color-coordinated bookshelves” <– YES!! And downtowns. So glad those were invented.

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    1. Yes a lot of really simple things beautiful. ❀️
      Eyyy I’m not the only one! Color-coordinating and sorting my shelves is the most satisfying and relaxing things to do. And of course sorting by color is the only way to do it. 😜
      Whoever invented downtowns I owe much too. πŸ˜‚


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