Happy Color – A ‘paint by numbers’ app for your phone/tablet

Happy Color is a ‘Paint by Numbers’ colouring app for your phone or tablet. Yes, really! Rather than colouring with crayons or pens on paper, you paint with your, er, finger, directly on your screen, and it’s strangely addictive –…

Netflix Recommendation: Tiny House Nation

I’ve been sick the past few days with a terrible throat infection. Time on the couch to rest led me to Netflix and a hunt around for something light to watch. I came across Tiny House Nation and I must…

Getting creative with paints

There’s nothing like getting the creative juices flowing to release some feel-good endorphins. Lately I have been itching to get out my acrylic paints and get messy. I’m no artist but boy do I love getting some paint brushes going.…

A little garden luxury for a bargain price: Aldi’s Hanging Egg Chair

Aldi’s Special Buys often reveal some great bargains, next week they’ve got one perfect for summer – a stylish Hanging Egg Chair. I think these look great and can help elevate the mood of a garden, balcony, conservatory or patio…

4 Dublin day trip ideas for the Easter Weekend

Aaand just like that, it’s Easter. How did that happen? With the warmer weather expected to last the weekend (hooray!), today I’d like to share a few of my favourite Dublin day trip ideas. Perhaps you might find some inspiration…

This cosy little cabin in Donegal looks like a great weekend escape

This cosy little cabin with beautiful views of Glenveagh National Park in Donegal looks like the perfect spot for a sweet weekend escape to the country. No TVs here and I’m betting not much phone signal either. That log burner…

A mixed bag of goodies for St Patrick’s Day

I’ve got a few treats for you today, for St Patrick’s Day. An Ireland wallpaper to take your breath away The first is this beautiful Ireland wallpaper for your computer desktop, tablet or smartphone from Wallpaper Safari. If you feel…

A journey around Earth in real time

Here is something a little different for today’s post on Happy Magazine. My husband was watching this on his laptop the other night and it caught my interest. Then the two of us were sitting side by side, in silence,…

The Retreat with Nick Knowles

This week we’ve been watching The Retreat with Nick Knowles on Netflix. The show follows Nick and a diverse group of men and women as they explore detoxing, meditation and mindfulness at a retreat in Thailand for 28 days. You…

Light entertainment – Instant Hotel on Netflix

I’ve got another Netflix Original TV Series recommendation for you today. But, before we go any further, I must give you a warning – binge watching will be inevitable! This time the show in question is called Instant Hotel. And…

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – A new series on Netflix that’s just right for January

If you’re looking for some inspiration to get your house decluttered and spring-cleaned this January, Netflix has a new show that may be able to help you with that. In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps…

Day 12: Winners revealed + Using Christmas carols for inspiration

Today we are excited to reveal the winners of all of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! If you took the time to enter, THANK YOU and we hope you find your name below. If you don’t, don’t despair, we…

Day 10: A Christmas Music Playlist

On the 10th Day of Christmas…! How’s everyone doing? Have you all enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas Special here on Happy Magazine so far? Make sure you check Happy Magazine on Wednesday this week (Day 12) for our Big…

Day 4: Holiday TV – Australia’s Best Home

Welcome to Day 4 of our #12DaysOfChristmas Special! I hope you are all enjoying the posts so far since we started, thank you all so much for following and also for entering the giveaways. Today’s post has nothing to do…

Day 2: An Outing to The Hazel House

Welcome to Day 2 of the Happy Magazine #12DaysOfChristmas Special. Today’s post is a fun and festive idea for you – an outing to The Hazel House in the Dublin mountains. The Hazel House is a café, Irish craft shop,…

Christmas gift ideas from Pukka

There are some beautiful Pukka tea gift ideas available to buy on the Pukka website that you might not see here in the shops. Ideas include these lovely tea caddies filled with tea… These reusable bamboo cups… Or one of…

December events: Wellness Workshops in Lucan, Co Dublin

Holistic Therapist Grainne Nolan from Reiki Healing From Within will be holding Wellness Workshops this December. The Splendour of Winter – Wellness Workshop Grainne is hosting a small group workshop this December from her home in Lucan, Co. Dublin on…

A post about cleaning. Yes, really

Today I spent most of the afternoon giving our bedroom and en suite bathroom a deep clean. It got me thinking about quite a few things that I thought would be worth sharing here today (stay with me, I promise…

Love home improvement shows? Stay Here on Netflix is for you

On Sunday my brother and his fiancé recommended the new Stay Here series on Netflix as something I might enjoy watching. WELL. They sure were right – I am hooked! Stay Here is an American reality television series on Netflix…