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  1. Fiona


    love you and your words and photos

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Pineapple and blueberry is such a delicious combo. The color is gorgeous too!

    Sprinkle are total happiness. So far today… mine was been cinnamon and nutmeg-laced coffee.

  3. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Your friend’s shortbread sounds awesome. Also, your smoothie is so vibrant! Very excellent choices of fruit, yum and yum.

    1. leaf (the indolent cook)

      I forgot to say that I very much agree with your wisdom – there is much to appreciate in lovely little moments. P.S. it sounds like you are seeing someone? Tell tell! 😀

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I would be instantly happier eating that besprinkled smoothie too! Can’t wait to hear about this travel talk you’re alluding to.

  5. Tammy

    Sprinkles for life!

  6. hungryandfrozen

    Sprinkles? YOU just made me smile.
    It’s very early in the morning here, but I did smile and wave at Snacks, my goldfish, full of hope that one day she might return the salutations.

  7. Leah

    What a wonderful way to wake up, but with sprinkles on my morning porridge! Love this Hannah. Such a cute way to make someone, or myself smile xo

  8. Hannah

    Hear hear, well said and beautifully written. It really is the little things in life that make it all worthwhile, and really, perfection is just a myth. I love your sprinkles here, they are so cheerful, I just can’t help but smile. 🙂

  9. Shannon

    1. sprinkles are never optional when they are available. I actually think your sprinkles are the first thing that made me smile today… and it’s nearly 4 PM here. This smoothie looks so dessert like… I think I even have all of the ingredients (minus the protein powder) in my possession. Hope things stay on the up + up for you Hannah!

  10. Lisa

    ahhh sprinkles 🙂 Just delightful!

  11. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

    Your smoothie look so pretty. Everything is better with sprinkles. 🙂

  12. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    so poetic on a Wednesday morning 🙂 Beautiful post. Putting coconut oil on my smoothie this morning made me smile. I am so pleased that travel is a possibility! Where would you be dreaming of first?
    Heidi xo

  13. Sig

    This came at the most perfect time for me when I just wrote about feeling meh. Sprinkles make me happy. Sprinkles on smoothies and you have me doing cartwheels! 🙂

    I’m dreaming of travel as well…Thailand maybe or even feeling the pull to head back to Vietnam…

  14. Jenny

    The little happiness that has made me smile today is reading your beautiful and wise words and also the fact that you liked my shortbread! maybe I will have to make you some with sprinkles in next time! xox

  15. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    The lesson I have learnt today: sprinkles make everything better and I do not use them enough. I have a strong desire to leave work and go and make peanut butter fairy bread, which is quite problematic when it is 9.20am in the morning and I haven’t yet been at work for 2 hours.

    (Why am I on here when I haven’t been at work for 2 hours? Let’s not ask that question.)

    I am also so excited that overseas travel may be on your horizon!!!! I find overseas holidays can provide at least a year of anticipatory build up and planning, so if it’s vaguely possible, that’s time to start reaping the benefits of the lead up stage 🙂

    1. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

      PS. I really like your new printable recipes. How did you achieve such wonders?

  16. Errign

    Love this happiness post.

    Travel to the US. We have cheap bananas. 😉

    Little happinesses for me are: mid-day naps, carbs for dinner, and snuggles with my puppy in ONE MONTH!

  17. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    As you know, I’m all about the little happinesses. They are vital to every day. Today’s include:

    ~ having a mini sleep in
    ~ getting 3 gorgeous mangos for $5
    ~ eating strawberries
    ~ wearing a top that hasn’t been worn since last summer

    and I’m sure there are many more to come!

  18. Lou

    Milo shortbread? Yes please!

    Sprinkles are so cute, but I hate the taste 🙂 If I want rainbow… you know where I’m headed (towards a Paddlepop hehe)

    Hooray for lovely exciting travel possibilities for you, that’s amazing!

    Little happiness would be watching my Misty toddle around a playground, obviously so STOKED that he is walking, hugest grin, ear to ear, screeching and singing…. just lovely 🙂

  19. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    I am jealous of your vita-mixing powers.
    Whats making me smile? It’s been a bit overshadowed by final exams but I just scored two job interviews which I’m a bit thrilled about. woop!

  20. Helen (grabyourfork)

    Sprinkles makes everything better. It’s the magic of rainbows!!!

  21. whisperinggums

    Phew, so you don’t make pink porridge and your peanut butter isn’t pink! I was starting to wonder what planet you’d come from.

  22. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh that was a very serious first paragraph miss Hannah!

  23. theresa

    One little happiness came when the internet at uni stopped working at 3pm, making me unable to download any more essays to mark, meaning I had to go home 🙂

  24. ck

    What made me smile today? Your blog post and photos of this very colourful smoothie; Ms NQN’s post of Bistro Guillaume, and me unwittingly being responsible for something that once I knew about it was firstly insanely embarrassing and then crazy funny, so funny I then laughed all day ab0ut being a complete idiot! Or, is that ‘nincompoop’?!

  25. Johanna GGG

    Maybe I need to put sprinkles on my smoothies to convince Sylvia they are yummy – she loves sprinkles but wont drink smoothies – glad the vitamix is in action again – smoothies are happiness in a glass!

  26. Iron Chef Shellie

    Everything is better with sprinkles!!

  27. msihua

    You’re turning mushy again.. how fares thee in thy dating world? YOU haven’t.. i repeat HAVE NOT.. updated me on that at all :O

  28. Winston

    Hee hee hee… I love EVERYTHING about this, Han!! From the name, to the colour, to the flavour and esp the little touch of happiness from the rainbow sprinkles. I can’t see how this would NOT make any one happy. Can’t! Thanks for sharing with us your creativity and also a side of your bubbly personality through the recipe. Though, I think a lot of ppl can identify with what you say about society can demand of us. Least you sort of turned things around starting with this great recipe! =D

  29. Megan - Best of Fates

    Secret packs are always a great idea!

  30. Shannon (Healthiful Balance)

    I am craving a smoothie now! That one looks soo yummy! I love how you added sprinkles on top!

  31. Emma

    I enjoyed waking up to my crying cat, gettin all up in my face and pawing and clawing and loving me up and showing her appreciation, for the first time in over a week this morning:) Of course, I ignored her and went back to sleep, but I loved it nonetheless. In my sleepy state of mind, her voice and the alarm merged, creating an impatient, surround-sound alarm that led to one thing – the snooze button.

    When I woke up later she had calmed down, crawled under a portion of the quilt, and was laying cutely next to my legs. I love her so much!

    Extra happiness has come from being home, and being able to cook my own food (I love travel, but hate shelling out cash for every meal). I look forward to seeing you in Ammerrrrrrrricaaaaaaa; please come visit. You won’t get any sleep because the cat will paw you and cry at your face, but rest assured you won’t shell out food-cash!

  32. Ameena

    I realize I should be focused on the smoothie but really, the Milo shortbread has captured my attention. I’ve never heard of it before! It looks delicious.

  33. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I am most interested in:
    1. “…realising that overseas travel is finally, finally, a very real possibility again, and using this realisation as your own private talisman” because I’m clutching that talisman of yours right along with you!
    2. “…having a chest to lean into and arms around your waist.” TELL ME MORE of this.

  34. Alisa

    Oh, I need a dear friend like that. Definitely.

    Pineapple and blueberries. Brilliant. I’m going to do that this week 🙂

  35. Vien @ We Dare Food

    WOW… that smoothie is epic!!!!!! 😀 I need to get some sprinkles ASAP!

  36. Fatbooo

    Hey, this looks like another pretty and healthy concoction! I want a fruit blender too!

  37. Shay

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  38. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I love frozen smoothies that are so thick you have to eat them with a spoon from a bowl! 😀

    The pact with your brother sounds mysterious and promising, I’m excited for you! 🙂

  39. Louise

    You know I’m going to have to say, hmmmmm? Whilst I do admire the beautiful purple colour of your “pineapple” smoothie. But I can’t go with the sprinkles on everything. Whilst I admire your youthful enthusiasm for all things sprinkly, I just couldn’t face them at breakfast. Or on my smoothie. Whilst I will try nut butter or nutella on my porridge one day, I think I’ll leave the sprinkles off…

  40. Louise

    Oh, I nearly forgot, Milo Shortbread looks most excellent! What a lovely friend.

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