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adventures in Brooklyn, vol. 1

adventures in Brooklyn, vol. 1

I moved to Brooklyn yesterday! It was a little surreal, arriving at a house I’d only seen in pictures, and unpacking the few belongings I brought with me into closets and onto shelves that don’t feel even remotely like mine.  I was grateful to find a few amenities, tho – clean sheets on the bed, hangers in the…

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By Happy, May 28, 2017
innocence, loss, and hard-won faith

innocence, loss, and hard-won faith

Sometimes I miss what Sarah Bessey calls the “happy clappy” days of my faith.  I was sixteen when I decided that being a follower of Jesus was going to be something that defined me for the rest of my life, and in some ways the decision is still that simple: “Yes.” But there was an innocence…

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By Happy, May 17, 2017
Mediterranean Summer Salad

Mediterranean Summer Salad

One of my favorite memories is the day I discovered feta.  I will likely never be able to find this place again, but on a beautiful spring day on the 2nd floor terrace at a restaurant in Tirana, Albania, someone passed me a plate of cheese and urged me to try it.  I kid you not,…

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By Happy, April 9, 2017
Lemon Kale Broccoli Soup

Lemon Kale Broccoli Soup

Spring is in the air – which is a strange thing to find yourself saying in the middle of February in the Midwest – but it’s been 60 degrees and sunny for 3 days, and it seems the whole neighborhood has spring fever.  The park across the street from my apartment has been full of people for the…

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By Happy, February 19, 2017
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Simple Vegetable Soup

Simple Vegetable Soup

This past Friday, I took advantage of a rare afternoon off, and spent some time puttering around in the kitchen.  I’ve never really worked from a recipe for soup – I usually just throw whatever vegetables I have in the fridge into a pot, and it generally turns out alright.  But this time, I decided to pay a…

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By Happy, February 5, 2017
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Meet Happy

Thanks so much for visiting Simple Felicity! My name is Happy. I have an amazing talent for misplacing my keys, a deep appreciation for whomever looked at the coffee bean and thought, "Hey, I wonder what would happen if I roasted this?", and road trips to Michigan are pretty much my favorite.

Simple Felicity is, at its heart, a blog based on the unshakeable belief that happiness really isn't all that complicated. Sometimes finding it can be - but happiness itself is pretty simple, and it's often found in the simplest of things: good food, good books, and good company. So those are the things I write about, along with a few other things that really matter to me, including faith and femininity.

Contact me anytime at simplefelicity7 (at) gmail (dot) com! I'd love to hear from you.

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