8 Things Every Happy Woman Should Have

Yesterday, Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere posted her answers to "8 Things Every Happy Woman Should Have".  I know I can always use a pick-me-up early in the week, so I thought I would jump in on the fun!

1. A go-to drink.

Wine!  Chardonnay in the summer and Cabernet Sauvignon in the winter.

2.  Go-to karaoke song.

"Shoop" by Salt-n-Peppa
"Wannabe" by Spice Girls

Oh yeah...girl of the 90's right here!

3. A Uniform.

Boyfriend jeans, v-neck tee, light scarf, sunglasses, sandals and and easy tote in the summer.  Or a maxi dress.  Easy breezy.

Leggings, oversized chunky sweater, and boots in the winter.

4. A hair stylist they love.

I'm so lucky because my aunt-in-law is mine and she always does a fabulous job.

5. An exercise routine

My favorite will always be spin or barre, but lately, it's whatever I can fit in.  Whether it's a hike outdoors or a butt-kicking via 30 Day Shred.

6. A Hobby.

Of course blogging is my number one hobby and that thankfully includes me exploring many others such as cooking, shopping, traveling and reading.

7. A best friend.

I'm so lucky to have many best friends, many of which were in my wedding four years ago.  Nothing can truly replace a friend that you can call no matter what the time or what the problem.

8. A sense of self.

I'm constantly working on this one.  I worry a lot about how others perceive me and I hope that as I grow older, I can come to terms with the woman, friend, daughter, sister, wife, and most importantly, mother that I am.  I would like to be more confident and sure.  And that all just takes time.

So...what are your 8 things?!  If you write a post, be sure to include the link below so I can check it out!

xo natasha

PS...check out my guest post on what I've learned as a new mom over at Sparkling Footsteps!


  1. I LOVE this post and agree to all 8 things. I think they all contribute to making one happy gal! My drink of choice is usually some type of red wine - I can't seem to find a white I'm crazy about. Any suggestions?

  2. very fun list... i esp love your spice girls karaoke song :)

  3. Such a fun list!!! And I'm definitely a 90's child too, so your karaoke songs speak to me. :)

  4. Love this post :) and I would totally rock out to a spice girls song!!!

  5. This is so much fun! I agree 100% that every woman should have a go to hairstylist and a "uniform"! Both of those together make getting out the door SO much easier!

  6. This is so great - I love your mom uniform and I definitely agree on the sense of self. So important!

  7. I love this post and agree with all of them! I totally need a hairstylist to call "mine"... since we've been moving around the last few months, I've been using my best friend's sister, who is wonderful... but I need my own girl closer to home. Especially since I'm such a spaz with my hair, I need help!

  8. Ooh I've seen this list floating around, but I love the idea of using it for a post! I may have to do this soon :) Also, that sunset picture from Edgewood with the wine is one of my all-time favorite photos--that was such a gorgeous night! Also, since traveling is your hobby you and Ryan should probably start planning a trip to Portland soon :)

  9. Love your answers Natasha! I saw that the other day and couldn't agree more that these are the 8 things every woman must have!

  10. I love this post!! I think I will link up to you tomorrow :)

  11. I miss having a hairstylist! I haven't cut my hair in five months...we moved and I'm dreading going to a new salon to only be disappointed.

    Love everything else on your list!

  12. what an amazing post friend...i wholeheartedly agree with all of these and it's so inspiring to see what you posted!!

  13. SHOOP!?!?!? YES! Looks like we will need to find a karaoke bar somewhere between us (after the baby arrives of course) so we can get our drink on & sing a duet! ;)

  14. Love this! Will definitely link up to you before the week concludes :)

  15. What a great post! And totally agree with so many of your choices, though I love a good tasty summer ale or wheat beer in the summer ;) (and speaking of hairstylist, I haven't had a hair cut since January!)

  16. Such a cute post! I saw that article and I think it was spot on. Shoop is one of my favorite songs, too! It's stuck in my head now! :)

  17. Love this! I just did this post...I think its a great way to think about the things that make you happy in life!


  18. I just loved this! Especially number 7, love you always! :)