LITTLE THINGS BLOG HOP - Dani Harper's page

Welcome to the LITTLE THINGS BLOG HOP, and many thanks to Colleen Myers and Club Book Promotions for hosting the hop!  #littlethings

My name is Dani Harper, and I'm one of OVER 100 AUTHORS + BLOGGERS who have teamed up for this event. 
Link to all the Blog Hop spots:
There's a posted giveaway to enter at every stop, plus be sure to enter the amazing rafflecopter with over 50 prizes to be won! 

(Winner (s) will be chosen by random and announced on this page and on the Little Things Event Page by April 6th. NOTE - Facebook is not in any way responsible or affiliated with this giveaway or the Little Things Blog Hop.)

The point of the blog is to focus on the little things in life that make you happy. 

I thought about this and decided to list just 3 of the many goofy things that never fail to brighten my day.

1.  Gnomes 

Yup, I confess to a serious gnome addiction. It all started with one that my mom gave me. And he looked lonely, so pretty soon there were two. And then six. And then fourteen, and then.... You get the picture. I have a thriving gnome colony under the giant rosebush by the house, complete with big fat ceramic mushrooms. 

I don't know what it is about gnomes --- whenever I look at them, I can't help smiling. Some of it is probably due to the many faery stories I read and heard as a child. Or maybe they've cast a spell on me. 


2.  Chickens 

Yup, I confess to a serious chicken addiction. When we left Alaska, we moved to eastern Washington where it's much warmer. While our house is small, the yard is enormous. This has led to serious gardening (another one of my passions), and the addition of a chicken coop. 

While other gals enjoy shopping for shoes, I get a huge kick out of checking out chicken catalogs online. We add new chicks almost every year and enjoy trying out exotic breeds. All my gals are hand-raised by me, so now that when they're grown up, they follow me when I call. Actually --- most of the time, all I have to do is show up and the whole gang runs to greet me! 
 I've found that chickens have very individual personalities, and they are hilarious to watch. I can see the flock and coop from my kitchen windows, and some days, it's better than TV! 


3.  Pugs 

I've been owned by pugs for years and years. They're a very old breed dating back to China since before 400 BC, and were bred to be companions to the royal family. Pugs were brought to Europe in the 16th century. They were the official dog of the House of Orange (the royal family of the Netherlands) and rapidly spread. Queen Victoria owned over 30 pugs! 

I've never had more than two pugs at once, but I feel lucky to have known every one of them. They're a perfect companion for writers -- in fact, my old Scooby was my Official Muse. And Fiona and Queenie even wrote reviews! Right now I have Toby to help me out, and he's very dedicated to his job.


So there you have it --- just a few of the things that make me happy!  How about you?  


And now for the goodies and giveaways!

Join the Little Things Blog Hop Event on Facebook for even more fun!

BELOW, be sure to enter the Dani Harper Rafflecopter Giveaway, as well as the overall Grand Prize Rafflecopter Giveaway (yup, there's TWO!) 

After reading this, the next location to go to is 
author K.M. Neuhold's Facebook page at
Or you can use the LINKY LIST at the very bottom of this page, which will show you all the participants in the hop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway
(remember, some links may not work until March 17 when the Hop officially begins)