Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Let's Look: Little Things I Do Everyday


Happy bonus blog post day! (Why are these coming more frequently as of late?) I am joining in with Shay and Erika for this fun link party. I loved this topic too much to skip it this month! 

Every single day I wake up and enjoy my only cup of coffee each morning. Sometimes I feel fancy and use my French press...

...but I always use a favorite mug. The copper one you see is the one I use most of the time, because it's insulated. 

Every single day (unless I'm sick), I start the morning in my chair with my laptop and cup of coffee. This is when I read blog posts everyday and correspond on my own. Sometimes I'll start working on my Thursday and Friday posts as well, since those are written throughout the week and not on weekends. 

Every morning before I go upstairs to get dressed, I read my Bible and I pray. I pray all throughout the day, though and often when I'm alone in the bookstore and in my car. I like to do this out loud, so people always walk in on me and probably think I'm talking to myself. 🤣

I check off blog post entries out of this notebook everyday! I talked about this last week, in case you want to read some behind the scenes blog information. 

I make to-go lunches for everyone in our house during the week. I enjoy doing this for them to save them money, and to make sure they actually eat a healthy lunch! 

I do laundry almost everyday. If I don't do one load a day, I fall behind, so I try to not skip this. 

I think about work every single day! That's a good thing, since I love my job and look forward to going everyday. 

I say "I love you" to my people every single day. I text with the boys everyday if I don't see them (Drew), and I never forget to tell them how much I love them. I do the same with my husband and our parents every time we talk. 

I cuddle with our fur babies everyday! As I first sat down this morning, I couldn't even move my left arm because Chloe was asleep on it. I love this time of doing that with them, I think it's calming and a comfort to be able to do that. 

I read part of my book everyday. I came home and read yesterday after work, and it was so nice! I'm reading the best book, which always helps, but I love spending time doing my favorite hobby. 

I make something for dinner almost everyday. Whether it's a meal I've planned or something easy, I like to do this for my family. Last night we had a baked potato bar. 

I turn on a framed art screensaver for our television everyday! I like the ones with music to help calm the dogs while we're gone. This is free on YouTube (the app, not YouTube TV), for anyone new reading.

I clean everyday! I always wipe down the bathroom counters, I neaten things up, I vacuum (hello, dogs) the downstairs, I spray down the kitchen counters and appliances every single day. I do this because I like a clean house and hate seeing dust, and also because we have dogs. I always clean the counters in the kitchen before I make a meal and after we're done. I'm a huge believer in this; if you do this kind of thing everyday, you'll never get behind. My family did this for me last year while I worked full time, which was super nice of them. Someone had to pick up the slack, since I was gone all the time! 

I take vitamins and supplements everyday. 

I wash my face everyday, and moisturize. 

I put oil in my hair everyday, because it's dry and it revives the curls. 

I put lotion on everyday, because I've read that it helps with the elasticity of your skin.

I check in with my family and friends almost daily, because I love them and like doing that. I love talking to Mom as I drive to work each day! It's not a far drive, so I sit in the car and talk to her for five or ten minutes before I go inside. 

I practice gratitude every single day. I write things down in a journal for this to keep me accountable! 

I know I'm forgetting things, but these are the things that make up each day for me. What is something you do everyday? I'd love to hear from you! There's another blog post for today right under this one, if you have some spare time! Also, I will be back tomorrow with my Thankful Thursday link-up. I'd love for you to join me for that! There are no rules, it's just the daily practice of gratitude that I share on my blog.  

Thanks for reading today! Love to all. 


  1. We are so alike with so many things! :)

  2. What a great daily routine and I love that you are doing the gratitude journal each day.

  3. We have very similar daily routines!

  4. Loved this post...lots of fun ways to get to know you better - and inspiration to keep doing the little things every day. What a difference they make! Thanks for the bonus post:)

  5. Thanks, Marilyn! I do love making that a part of my daily quiet time routine. It's a big reason why I started up with the Thankful Thursday posts again. It really helps my perspective!

  6. Tanya, this doesn't surprise me either!

  7. Thank you, Jennifer! I love how you worded that. We all need that from time to time, don't we?


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