Things I am thinking about lately

I haven’t done one of these in a while. Here I go….

  • I think Christmas seems to start earlier every year. I was in Lowes recently and they are FULL ON with the Christmas décor and music. I really am not ready to go there yet.
  • Speaking of, I have no clue what to dress Bryce up as for Halloween. Charlie Brown? Furry animal?
  • I think I have a climber. Bryce has managed to figure out how to climb on top of the kitchen table, on top of the couch in the family room, and how to get in our bed. The last one is the one that worries me….
  • He has learned how to kiss our cheeks and it melts my heart everytime.
  • I think the laundry basket is filling itself. I swear I just did laundry.
  • Sun-Maid Cinnamon Raisin Bread with coffee is my new favorite breakfast combo.
  • I really want to start reading books again.
  • I think I look at my phone too much.
  • I am loving my essential oils and don’t know why I didn’t try them sooner.
  • I think Big Bang Theory is just not as good as it used to be.
  • I am loving The Blacklist though.
  • I forgot how good couponing is in the fall. I am getting great deals lately. Read my how to coupon post here to get started yourself.
  • I forgot how good sleep feels. I am so happy Bryce is starting to sleep better. Though his stomach virus last week quickly reminded me how bad sleep deprivation feels…..
  • Since having Bryce my kitchen counters are never organized. No matter how hard I try they are perpetually cluttered with sippy cups, kid utensils, cheerios, leftovers and mail.
  • Why does unloading the dishwasher feel like such a chore? I much rather load it then unload it.
  • Lavender Lip Balm is as amazing as it sounds.
  • Limoncello Margarita’s are the reason I will brave the crowds at Epcot Food & Wine again in a few weeks. That and Tiffany is playing. I LOVED her back in the day.
  • Recently I found one of my make-up brushes on my Tupperware shelf. And yesterday I found a pancake in the pots and pans drawer. Sometimes I really wish I could read the thoughts that go through my sons mind.

Ten Things I Love

I’ll be honest here: I’m having an off week.  I don’t know if it is due to working after a long holiday weekend or the fact that my kid has decided to turn dinner time into lets decorate the floor with food, but I am trying to plow through. Thus I have decided to fill out a Ten Things I Love list.  The whole purpose of this is to remind me of the good things in life even when life feels like it has an element of suck to it. Hope you enjoy as much as I did writing it!

1 ~ Fiber One Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I found these last year and still love them. The perfect amount of chocolate to cookie. It doesn’t taste like “diet food” yet has things like fiber that make them better to eat than say my other favorite, a snickers bar.


2 ~ Valor Essential Oil

I have been putting this on my feet before bed and the following has happened: I am out like a lightbulb within 20 minutes and it makes me feel centered like I just spent 30 minutes meditating or practicing yoga instead of zoning out on the couch while browsing the Pottery Barn Kids Catalog. Try it. I asked my husband if I am snoring less and he says I am snoring more like a kitten instead of an elephant so I guess that is a plus as well.


3 ~ I love the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

I have a hidden reading secret. I love paranormal romance novels. My favorite author is Karen Marie Moning and specifically her Fever series. I have yet to find another series that comes even close to this one. I just found out that a new book is coming out in the series in January! So excited. She is the only author I have ever pre-ordered books for. If you are into that type of reading you won’t be disappointed by this series.

4 ~ I love this so very much

It’s my new mantra:


5 ~ Tervis Tumblers

Living in Florida it is all about keeping things cool. My desk at work is never without one. They have a new entertaining collection that actually looks cool enough to serve to guests. And they offer it in purple. I love purple.


6 ~ I love travel auction sites

I haven’t done much international travel lately (years actually), but I still love to look at Most things are overpriced but there are gems. We went to Puerto Vallarta Mexico one year and only paid $1200 for 7 nights. For a THREE bedroom house on the ocean WITH a cook, maid and waiter. Hello margaritas and fresh salsa. I still dream of the meals we had that week. I also booked our wedding hotel from this site and got an awesome deal on a Niagara Falls package. Take the time to regularly look at this one and you will come across a deal you just can’t pass up.

7 ~ I love how satisfying it is to clean out a cabinet

Which since having a kid, I haven’t done much off. The other week I cleaned out the kitchen pantry. It is already getting cluttered again but for the 24 hours it lasted it was amazing. Lol. Next I want to conquer the hall closet. Maybe I will get lucky and find the car keys that have been lost for 3 months now.

8 ~ I love George Takei on Twitter

I was never a Trekkie, but since I started following him I’ve really grown to admire him.  And he’s just plain hilarious.

Example post: She means business. You won’t Leia hand on her if you know what’s good for you.

 george takei

9 ~ Snack Cups

My son is a messy eater. Actually messy everything (thinking it is a boy thing?). These have become a lifesaver in my house. I never leave home without one for him and always have one filled with cheerios or goldfish puffs for him. They actually do work at preventing spills. At least until he figures out how to remove the tops…..

 sippy cup

10 ~ Birkenstocks

Seriously. I live in them. My feet are spoiled and unless I absolutely HAVE to I wear these as much as I can. I can’t wait till I am old enough to wear them like this and not care what people think.