About Me


My name is Emma Conrad. I am a 25 year old, soon to be mama, who works in an elementary school in Aurora, Colorado. I am happily married to the man of my dreams and we are expecting our first little peanut in March of 2018! We are already proud dog parents of the sweetest little Aussie-Corgi mix named Shep!beachprofilepic

Our first wedding anniversary is coming up this month and we have been doing a bit of soul-searching to find what we are both really passionate about and want to do to fulfill the rest of our lives. While my husband is pursuing a career in the police force, I have been dealing with a mild existential crisis where I’ve begun to realize that my dream of being a teacher has been squandered by the fact that it just doesn’t pay the bills. But I love it, that’s the problem.

SheppySo, here I am, starting a blog in order to hopefully make a substantial side income that helps relieve the stress of a few large debts and helps me continue to work the job I love so much.

I started this blog with a simple purpose: to share the things I love seeing myself. I am a sucker for a good Buzzfeed article titled “11 reasons to _____”. For whatever reason, be it organization or conciseness, people (myself included) love lists! And I love lists that solve a problem, that make me laugh, or that motivate me to do something!

Thus, Happy List Lady was born! I am still very much an amateur in the world of blogging – I couldn’t be more honest when I say I have no idea what I’m doing half the time. What I know how to do is write and how to find and research things that I love!

My hope is that this (soon to be large) collaboration of lists solves a problem for you, helps you find what you’re looking for, or motivates you! I am always looking for new lists to write, so if you’ve got suggestions, feel to free to comment anywhere on this blog! I love hearing from you!