Photo Vomit [19]: More Happy Than Not

I’m More Happy than Not…


Running my fingers on the spine of my books.


Listening to the crackle of the record player.
Eating instant ramen noodles and listening to an audiobook.
Having my hand in the cookie jar without anyone slapping said hand.
Playing card games, board games…any games with the family.
And finally…reading, of course.

I’d like to thank Romi of Where the Writer Comes to Write for the tag! If you’re Joey, Kelly, Amir and Braine,Β tag! You’re it. πŸ™‚Β 

  • I’m so, so glad you did this, Joy! I love your use of photography to illustrate your points, and each image is just so beautiful. I’ve recently been record-playering, myself, and it’s just so satisfying. It’s a unique process and not something I grew up with, but I’ve taken to it heartily and now have a strong love for Liberace that I doubt I’ll ever grow out of. And op-shopping for old records is the most fun. xx

  • I love your pictures, as always. I enjoyed hearing about what makes you happy πŸ™‚

  • Uuuugh. You are precious, Joy πŸ˜€ I love love love this oh so much. Sigh. You are amazing πŸ™‚ The pictures are gorgeous. <3 Thank you for sharing sweetie πŸ™‚

  • Ooh more photos! It has been a while since we have seen some. Or at least, since I have been around to do so! I love the first two a lot, but the card games and the reading one beats them I am afraid. Love those ones a lot <3

    • Thanks, Olivia. I like the reading one as well. My daughter took it. Lol.

  • Love the pics! A nice look into what makes you JOY!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    • Thanks, Naomi! Just some. I’m relatively easy to please, so sometimes, a nice sunset also makes me happy.

  • I can’t wait to so this one Joy! I’m always so incredibly jealous of your photos, they’re always so lovely and vivid. I need a cookie jar like yours. Mine has only enough room to get your hand in there, which is also harder to get out when you panic and the husband asks how many cookies in a row that I’ve eaten πŸ˜€ Thanks for the tag and for sharing Joy, I love photo vomit! <3

    • Yay! I’m always a bit anxious when I tag people. But I can’t wait to see what makes your day just a little bit happier. πŸ™‚

  • Yay for not getting your hand slapped getting a cookie! All these pics are something I would be happy doing as well. Great photos and post, Joy! πŸ™‚

    • Lol. don’t you hate that? Like, you just want to snap at that person and say, “leave me alone! I want a cookie!” πŸ™‚

  • Ooh, this is so gorgeous, Joy! All of that together sounds like the best kind of day. πŸ™‚ Such a cool tag, too.

    • It was! I took these while I was on vacation at the cabin. πŸ™‚

  • Lovely! Wonderful little moments of appreciation.

  • Bec

    Beautiful pictures! I haven’t actually seen this tag before. It’s a pretty cool idea!

    • Thank you! You should do one, if you’re interested. πŸ™‚

  • COOOOOOKIES! Hahahahah.

    Also I see you changed to Disqus! I was trying to comment on your previous post BUT THEN YOU CHANGED TO DISQUS. And my comment got eaten. It’s okay, I forgive you.

    As usual, I love your photos. And reading always makes me happy, unless it’s super sad, and tragic (which is basically every book I’ve read)

    • I know! *cries* I lost all my comments. But that’s okay. πŸ™‚ So true about those heart-wrenching books. Oddly enough, I still feel a little joy when I finish reading them.

  • shootingstarsmag


    I think it would be really cool to have a record player.


  • Gorgeous. <3

  • Oh, this is an awesome tag Joy! Thanks for tagging me! I love your record player, there’s just something awesome about holding music in your hands. And I’m more happy than not eating cookies myself πŸ˜‰ Going to do this soon! πŸ˜€

    • Wonderful! Can’t wait to see your post. πŸ™‚

  • Lovely photos, Joy! Can you hand me a cookie? Make that 5

    • Hahah! I hope you don’t mind. I tagged you. Teeheee.

  • P.S: That ramen makes me hungry!

  • I love running my fingers along the spines of my books. It thrills me! πŸ™‚

  • I loved all your pictures!!
    I especially agree with the eating ramen (Or anything for that matter) and the reading! πŸ˜‰

  • Oooh. I’ve already done this tag but see–all this book porn just reiterates my blurb for you HAHA.

    • Duh. I remember you doing this post, too. Lol. Thanks, man!

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    Fantastic pictures…love all of these! Happy Friday!

  • Haha, I never met someone who had a real cookie jar, like, for real. That’s so cool!! :D!!!

  • I LOVED your pictures, Joy! They look so, so professional and cute and gah! They make me want to click some pretties of my own! You’re so talented :*

  • kindlemom1

    This was beautiful Joy, I loved it!
    Thank you so much for sharing this. πŸ™‚ I hope you have an amazing weekend with family, great food, and even better books. πŸ˜‰

  • Great pictures! I love that cookie jar!

    • I love it, too. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Heather!

  • Melliane

    Some reallu nice moments there and beautiful pictures

  • Such good pics. I am in awe