10 Things That Make Me Happy: Design for Mankind

HAPPY MONDAY! I want to apologize for not posting a lot last week. I’ve been in engulfed in my wedding to-do list. With twelve days left until the BIG day, I’m going to try and post as much as I can. If I miss a day, just know I’m a busy bride (to be).

Enough about that. Today, I’m VERY excited to have Erin posting here today. She’s such an inspiration and the 10 things that make her happy are very much like my own.

Thank you Erin for guest posting here today!


Hi Sacramento Street e-residents and neighbors! I’m Erin from Design for Mankind, BAKERY and well… all sorts of other places. You may see me blogging for AOL’s ShelterPop, Holidash, DIY Life or even AOL Shopping. Or, perhaps, you’ve seen my weekly column at ReadyMade. Either way, I’m thrilled to be here guest blogging for sweet Caitlin and am so excited to share with you 10 things I love!

1. Rain
This one’s a no-brainer for me, as I loooove rainy days. I find them inspiring and really creatively-stimulating, for some odd reason. [image:

2. Stationery
I love a good hand-written letter, either to send or receive, and have a serious weakness for stationery. [image:

3. Freshly laundered sheets
Is there anything better? [image:

4. Bonfires
I love autumn, and there’s something so magical about curling up in a flannel blanket and roasting marshmallows. [image:

5. Coffee
I may never kick my caffeine addiction, and I think that’s OK with me. A good cup of coffee seems to put [almost!] everything into perspective. [image:

6. A good book
Again, I don’t think anyone can argue the happiness a good book brings. [image:

7. Scarves
I probably own 20+ scarves — for all seasons. They’re my go-to accessory when jewelry seems too formal. [image:

8. Surprises
An element of surprise (whether in art, design or life) is always a plus. [image:

9. Snacks
I looooove to eat, and anything from the gas station is comfort food for me. Snacks are perfection! [image:
10. Collections

I haven’t started my favorite collection yet, but I’ll know it when I see it. 😉 [image: here]


  1. Debby Lee

    I agree with the coffee, bonfires, books and scarves… I need a closet just for scarves, a girl can never have enough!!

  2. Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    great post like always! I love scarves too, madly!

  3. Liz

    12 days!!! HOW AMAZING! I can't even imagine! You must be SO excited (and stressed?!).

    Love this happy list, too 🙂

  4. Patty

    So cute, thanks for sharing! I love bonfires too 😉

  5. White Cabana

    Ah – a great list full of lovely goodies. I love Design for Mankind so it's really a treat to learn a little more about Erin.

  6. Melissa de la Fuente

    I adore Erin and her faves are some of my faves too! SO happy to see the things that make her happy, as she makes us happy every day via her blog. Awesome list sweet Erin!

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