things i love thursday! (february 21, 2013)

I’m sorry for the lack of a TILT post last week. My life is like a Noxema commercial, y’all. I was too busy blogging about how to avoid buggin’ on Valentine’s Day.

CLEARLY I AM STILL ON A CLUELESS KICK AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!

Anyway. Here’s a love letter I sent myself. Sort of.

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THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK:

  • Um. Is that picture not the cutest? I know, right? Don’t you wish you could hug him through the screen?
  • My best friend got engaged and asked me to be her matron of honor! So fun!
  • Imagine Dragons. I’ve been so into them lately. I am so mad at everyone who failed to inform me of them before now.
  • Catching up with good friends over lunch, even if the service was a bit slow. More time for chit-chat, I guess.
  • My breastfeeding support groups. Feeding a person with your body can be hard, y’all.
  • Mentorships over email.
  • Mexican food.
  • Dos Equis + lime. Holy delicious.
  • Beer in general, as always.
  • “Nipple” cookies.
  • Hating on the face-eating Krazy Kat Lady. (She has recently evolved to become even more evil.)
  • Candy. Lots and lots of candy.
  • My sweet Valentine’s Day date with my hubs.
  • Friends who agree to babysit last minute.
  • Being in a Harlem Shake video. Oh Lawd.
  • Champagne and Spider-Man valentines!
  • THIS. EVERY YEAR.
  • Nighttime snuggles with my little boy.
  • Bridal showers.
  • Getting a new breast pump from the government. Shout out, Obamacare! Who’s your boo?
  • Watching episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Hulu+.
  • See also: America’s Next Top Model. WHY DID NONE OF YOU CRAZIES TELL ME THAT AN FSU GIRL IS ON THIS CYCLE? I’ve only seen the first episode but I’m already betting homegirl doesn’t last long. #liptattoo
  • Getting to hang out with my mom this weekend.
  • Apples to Apples and In a Pickle. I LOVE WORD GAMES! Squeeeee!
  • Catching up with my favorite students.
  • New babies! Hi Joshua!
  • Putting off the chores in lieu of vegging on the couch with my man.
  • Making musical revelations over text message.
  • Five Guys.
  • Sushi.
  • A year after we got robbed, we finally bought me a MacBook! YAY! It’s used and five years old but, apart from a dead battery and CD drive it works and it’s new to me! It is shipping out this week. Holla!
  • My friends.
  • My family, both biological and not.
  • You.

What do you love this week?

things i love thursday! (february 7, 2013)

My life is great. My friends are awesome. My family is baller. Ergo, my week ruled.

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THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK:

  • Hours-long text conversations that are comprised entirely of Clueless quotes.
  • Also, text message conversations solely written in ERMAHGERD speak.
  • ERMAHGERD TERXT MERSERGERS.
  • Spontaneous lunch dates.
  • Morning cuddles.
  • Watching my baby boy laugh.
  • Spending the day emailing girlfriends back and forth all about Harry Potter.
  • New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Parenthood marathons.
  • Bath time!
  • Not having to do the chores for a whole month! (Sorry babe!)
  • #Hufflepopple
  • Celebrating birthdays.
  • Chili. Lots and lots of chili.
  • Eating a grilled cheese sandwich. Nevermind the absolute HELL we had to go through with Dax after that but. Seriously. Grilled cheese. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? #longlost
  • Chocolate.
  • Dax’s pediatrician.
  • Geeking out over new music.
  • Finding out that Dax is ticklish!
  • Popsicles!
  • Coffee.
  • No but seriously. Coffee.
  • Coffee in my reusable Starbucks cup. Discount, YA HEARD?
  • Trying figure out Vine. (Follow me? I only have two followers because I’m a n00b.)
  • Mangoes.
  • THIS <— Being a writer, as told by The Oatmeal.
  • I PUT ON PANTS YESTERDAY.

What do YOU love this week? Be grateful — it’s easy, I promise. Life can suck sometimes but at the same time, it is so forgiving with each new sunrise.

things i love thursday! (january 31, 2013)

Happy Thursday, friends! It’s the last day of the first month of 2013. We are 1/12 done with this year already. Wrap your brain around THAT mess. Anyhooooo…

Look! He’s so cute!

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THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK:

  • The #overcomethelie Twitter party last night. We had so many participants spreading the truth about self-love. It was amazing! We ended the night trending at #4. Incredible.
  • Lionhart. I’ve been doing volunteer work for this organization for a while now and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about the things happening there. It’s amazing. Check it out here and spread the courage around!
  • Amazing and encouraging lunch meetings with friends and mentors.
  • Talking music, art, and the like.
  • Expanding my culinary expertise by way of pureeing my son’s baby food myself. (See also: humility.)
  • Watching good friends play live music.
  • Dax’s new “go-to” face. Not sure why he’s really into chewing on his bottom lip right now but it’s tres adorbs.
  • Reading lots and lots of books.
  • Tickle fights and laughter with my husband.
  • “Sesame Street” on Netflix. (YEAH I KNOW American Pediatrics Association, no screen time until Dax is two but can’t we please make an exception for Elmo?!)
  • Also football? I mean the SUPER BOWL is this weekend, you guys…
  • Emails from good friends with the phrase “TMI” in the subject line.
  • New babies! ACK!
  • Pretending to be a stay-at-home mom.
  • Ministry over coffee — both from me and TO me.
  • Nerding out over fonts.
  • My best friend.
  • My family.
  • My town.

What do YOU love this week?

things i love thursday! (january 24, 2013)

Happy Thursday friends! My heart is quite full this week. I can’t really explain why, but over the past five days I’ve just sort of walked around Tallahassee in a stupor, finding beauty and love in every thing and every person I see. I can’t stop finding great things to love about my life here. It is so inspiring.

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THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK:

  • SNUGGLE ATTACKS!
  • Curling up on a familiar couch with familiar people watching familiar hobbitses. 
  • Reading and discussing books with my incredibly intelligent lady friends.
  • Encouraging lunch meetings.
  • The weather. OKAY I ADMITTED IT SOMETIMES IT’S NICE TO BE A LITTLE CHILLY OKAY.
  • Carbs.
  • Vegan “butter”.
  • Moving to my new cubicle by the window! I swear the view and natural light has done wonders for my spirit.
  • The Avett Brothers.
  • Painting… with a twist!
  • Wine.
  • Vegan ice cream.
  • Trips to the farmers market.
  • Fun with pureed carrots.
  • Reading about a dude who sat down to eat with bad people because He loved them so much.
  • Good books.
  • Catching up with old friends.
  • The piano.
  • Cuddling my sweet boy.
  • My husband’s nerd voice.
  • Cute finds on Etsy.
  • Three day weekends.
  • Lazy days on the couch in front of Netflix.
  • See also: lazy days with books.
  • Encouraging bible studies.
  • Eating out. Like, all the food.
  • My husband — he seriously is my favorite person on this planet.
  • My baby boy — a very very very close second.

What do you love this week?

things i love thursday! (january 10, 2013)

Happy Thursday, friends! We’re finally on the mend around here, thank goodness. Onto the love.

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THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK:

  • Hitting my third anniversary of this blog yesterday! Wow, time flies. Click here to read my first post and don’t laugh. Okay you can laugh. (DISCLAIMER: I was not, in any way, shape, or form, high when I wrote it.)
  • Secret projects.
  • My husband’s “nerd” voice.
  • Getting retweeted and tweeted at by Rachel Held Evans! I am such a fan girl, and I don’t care who knows it.
  • Hot tea and beer.
  • Celebrating my husband’s birthday!
  • Seafood.
  • Somehow managing to trick my husband into doing all the chores for a month. Muahaha. : )
  • Eating out instead of grocery shopping. See also: Christmas gift cards.
  • Seeing Dax be social with all my friends. He really is the happiest when he’s around people. He must take after me.
  • Catching up on Parenthood on Netflix and having Dan say, “I didn’t know you wrote for this show.” Thanks babe.
  • Encouraging text messages and emails from fellow mommies.
  • The 25 Best Jennifer Lawrence Quotes of 2012. I LOVE HER.
  • My bestie, for knowing I would LOVE that link.
  • Finally getting a pack n’ play for Dax to go in Dan’s new office.
  • Dan has an office now??!
  • Super random and last minute lunch dates.
  • Figuring out that I don’t need milk in my coffee to like it. What is this, growing up?
  • Painting my nails, even though I did a slap-bang (Rachel Held Evans!) job because Dax woke up from his nap after I did one hand.
  • I may or may not have gotten nail polish on his face. MAY OR MAY NOT.
  • Trying and failing to mimic my kid’s face.
  • Funyuns and Sunkist!
  • Getting unexpected I’M PREGNANT texts!
  • Not being pregnant myself. ; )

What do you love this week?

things i love thursday! (january 3, 2013)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s the first TILT of the new year. If the first week of 2013 is any indication, this year is gonna be a good’un.

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THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK:

  • Not having any New Year’s Resolutions. (Last year’s? Gain 20 lbs and be okay with it. I gained 40 and was still okay with it. Then I lost 50, soooo….)
  • Spending time in my hometown with my family.
  • Watching my baby boy figure out his new toys! He’s so smart, y’all. Oh and he’ll probably be a drummer.
  • Seeing one of my besties for the second year in a row on New Year’s Eve!
  • Getting to see what all the fuss is about concerning Sister Hazel.
  • Finally seeing The Dark Knight Rises. (May or may not have had to watch it in two sittings because I’m, like, old and got tired and needed to go to bed halfway through it but WHATEVER OKAY IT’S A LONG MOVIE DON’T JUDGE ME.)
  • Beer and champagne.
  • New glasses. Yeah, I’m a hipster and I don’t care who knows it.
  • “Bartering” with my husband.
  • Getting a full night’s sleep for the first time since Dax was born. And then doing it all a second time! My husband is the best.
  • Reading books. Like, just because.
  • Friends going into labor! YAY BABIES!
  • Eating junk food.
  • Productive healing exercises.
  • Catching up on Parenthood on Netflix. (When will season 5 of Mad Men be on there?! COME ON, NOW.)
  • Bubble baths. Even if they’re too hot.
  • Watching my baby boy sleep and clutch his blankie. UGHHHHH THE CUTENESS.
  • Being dubbed a “long lost sister”.
  • Food you can eat with chopsticks.
  • New beginnings. Old finishes.
  • Being loved. Like, really loved.
  • Loving others. Like, really loving them.

What do you love this week? Happy 2013!

things i love thursday! (december 20, 2012)

“You never laughed like this when you had Mirena.”

That’s what Dan said to me Tuesday night. He was so right.

Sorry to keep harping on it, but I’m so thankful I got that thing out. I’m also thankful that my life is so amazing that I have so many reasons to laugh and smile.

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THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK:

  • Bibleinanight Night.
  • The smiley poop Emoji.
  • New pregnancies. New births, as well! #babyfest
  • Tearful worship.
  • A birthday hair treatment.
  • Quick but jam-packed bible studies over coffee.
  • Lunch with Sydney at T-Flats and the hilarious conversation that always takes place with her.
  • Spontaneous tickle fights on the floor of E3Kids. (My husband is the best.)
  • Haphazardly planned breakfasts at Cracker Barrel.
  • Playing with Dax at bath time. He is so fun!
  • Dan and Dax visited me at work! For no reason! (Typically it’s because Dan needs to bring something to me/get something from me.)
  • Great music.
  • Naps.
  • Serendipitous run-ins at Redeye Coffee.
  • Seeing my awesome primary care doctor and my counselor back to back.
  • Using art to heal.
  • Raw, honest, candid, and enriching conversations over iMessage.
  • Giving Dax sorbet for the first time! (He wasn’t impressed, but it was funny nonetheless.)
  • Walking from my work to my lunch destination to give me the illusion that I was living in a big city again. (It also helped that the weather that day was mimicking that of London and Chicago in the fall.)
  • Texting a friend all morning and then running into them on my lunch break.
  • This, particularly in the wake of the horror that took place last Friday.
  • White elephant gift exchanges, especially one in which a Justin Bieber toothbrush made an appearance.
  • gChat.
  • Harry Potter-themed insults.
  • Hearing someone say, and I quote, “You need to write a book next year and self-publish that SOB.”
  • Margaritas.
  • My non-blood family.

What do you love this week?