Tuesday, October 26, 2021

a blog post about random things


Happy Tuesday, friends! I have been racking my brain over what to share today and I kept coming up blank. Originally I had planned on another Tuesday Around Town post, but I didn't prepare for that ahead of time. This will be a smorgasbord of things in no particular order that you may or may not have heard me talk about before.

You know that I love for things to be cozy around my home, but what you may not know is that I am never satisfied with the exact way things look in certain areas. I'm using my kitchen as an example here...I can never seem to get it quite right and after the holidays when I put things away, I can never remember where I had things! Almost every year I have to go on a major hunt around my home for everything I put away during the Christmas season. I know what you're going to say—if you move something, put it in the box you pulled the Christmas item out of. Oh, if only I were that organized about Christmas. It's something I am terrible at putting back, so it sort of ends up all over my house. I'm rolling my eyes at myself.

I have major issues with my feet. I am prone to things like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and soreness, especially in my left foot—I have fractured the same bone in that foot two times in four years, just by walking in shoes that aren't supportive enough. I am not a fancy person when it comes to clothes and jewelry, but one thing I don't skimp on is a good pair of shoes. So, when I read that the Ugg brand is a good supportive slipper, I asked for that as a combined birthday/Christmas gift. These will be two years old this year and I can honestly say that it was money well spent. I need a replacement pair this year and have started looking online. I found some that are comparable, according to Amazon, and much less expensive. I figure they may be worth a try, but how fun are these? I have LOVED them.

I can't remember if I've ever shared this, but see how the pups are all at the fence? We have new neighbors whose dogs are my dogs new best friends. Every single day they're all over at the fence barking good morning at one another. Look at how vicious Crash looks! He actually chews on the fence post in all of his exuberance.

My best friend and I are constantly texting things like this back and forth. My world would be a sad and lonely place without her as a part. I sincerely hope and pray that you have this same kind of friendship with someone, who is the type of friend that is iron sharpening.

Hello, my name is Jennifer and this meme perfectly describes me. I get it from my dad! I cannot tell you how many times Todd has said to me, "Let's get you fed."

This is the best book I could ever read and the most I'll ever use. If you have older kids, do you have this book? If not, you should buy it immediately! I recommended it again recently and a friend thanked me for my recommendation at church Sunday.

Nothing makes me smile and laugh like puppy cuddles and kisses. She gets me every single time!

If you ever want to know what it's like being a mom to sons, this picture pretty much perfectly describes what mere words could never say. This will always be one of my favorite nights...we'd had my hubby's parents over for dinner and Todd did this to his mom with our new leaf blower! She is a good sport, I have to hand it to her! I was yelling at him to stop because he was also blowing dog hair all over the place. I'm rolling my eyes again. 

I am literally counting down the days until I can put Christmas up. I love this time of year that is about to be upon us and I want to get the most out of those days that I can. Our world just sucks lately, and that is sugar coating what I really want to say about all of what's going on. Nothing feels normal and I don't think it'll ever be normal again, or at least what it was like before the dreaded c-word and when the whole world was shut down. I try to eek as much joy out of situations as I can and Christmas does that for me. So yes, I'm most likely decorating early again because I need something bright and happy! I try not to be one who wishes the days away and I'm really not, I'm just anticipating what is to come. 

Thanks for reading my blog, friends! Love to all. ❤


  1. I can't wait for Christmas either, and really Thanksgiving too! Thanks for the book recommendation. And I am the same way with rearranging things when I put them back. Sometimes I actually use blog pics to remember how I had them. :)

  2. Tanya, SAME! It's just the time of year that does it for me. I love it all and I am able to more easily tolerate people...I'm not sure what that says about me, but...

    I need to remember to do that! That's a great idea. Thanks!

  3. Do we really need Halloween? That was funny - would be even funnier if it wasn't so true!! Oy vey! I love that lamp in your kitchen...stacked on the cookbooks. So cute. Do you know where you got it? I might need one of those:)

  4. Jennifer- RIGHT? I cracked up over that! Thank you! I bought it from a store we have here called Home Centric. It's like Home Goods, but even cheaper! I think it was around $10, believe it or not. I love using lamps in my house and much prefer them over an overhead light.

    If you go somewhere in person to shop, I recommend measuring the distance from your countertop to the underside of your kitchen cabinet above...and take into account if you want to stack it on cookbooks like I did. This one is smaller than I'd thought it would be once I got it home, so I did that to make it a little taller. I also like to strategically hide outlets on the walls, which my husband loves. (Said with tongue in cheek.)

    I hope you had a great day!

  5. Loved all the little things in this post!


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