Monday, December 28, 2009

twentyone: christmas :)

my favorite things - christmas edition!

hunting for the pickle in grandma's tree
christmas lights all over town
50% off calendar sales the day after
the little oranges in my stocking that i never eat
knowing that our family in heaven is really with us to celebrate
our own strange version of secret santa
the white elephant exchange with my new in-laws
singing christmas songs and not caring who hears
watching people open gifts that i was so excited to get them
inventing new ways to give my brother a phone book
the few minutes first thing christmas morning that jesse & i have together
starting new traditions - like cutting down our own tree

...only 362 days to go :)

Monday, October 26, 2009


i'm having a really crabby day, so i figured a list of some favorite things would do my soul some good.

doing crosswords in pen
banjo music
when power naps are refreshing instead of leaving you longing for more
real sour cream
peppermint mocha coffeemate

Friday, July 31, 2009


candy lipsticks
birthday cards
pizza crust from bcp
comforting words from your bff, without whom, you'd be lost

Saturday, July 25, 2009


the sound and smell of breaking the seal on a brand new, huge container of coffee

Friday, July 10, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

sixteen - america style.

patriotic songs
the brewery whistle on the 4th of july
seeing everyone dress in red, white, & blue
selfless & brave soldiers
podunk parades
potato salad & beer in the backyard
firework booms so big they set off car alarms

Friday, June 19, 2009


the crooked traffic lines on the westside to get on 101
don't forget the lyrics
flat earth chips
the simpsons
people watching at the farmers market

Friday, May 29, 2009


jim halpert <3

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009


saltwater sandals
coors light
my new coffee cup warmer
firefly sweet tea vodka
rainbows (flip flops)

Friday, April 10, 2009


jesse's soap
target's "dollar store"
doug funnie
compliments on my new hair :)
mixed cd's
yankee losses
driving with the window down
accomplishing a wedding-planning goal

Sunday, March 29, 2009


harry potter
friends who do favors, never asking anything in return
shopping days with mom
special-shaped holiday reese's peanut butter cups
big comfy sweatshirts
veggie chicken
reading cards in target for an hour

Sunday, March 22, 2009


my dvd collection
sleeping in with my sweetheart
baby names
holiday decorations
learning to cook

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


libbey glasses
the view of mt. rainier on a cloudless day
my grandpas' jokes
laughing with cito
the original willy wonka

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


a little bit of chicken fried
cold beer on a friday night
a pair of jeans that fit just right
the radio up

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

six (point five)

this hot hot hottie deserves his own post as one of my favorite things...
tony bennett.
no, not old tony bennett. young and beautiful wsu basketball coach tony bennett.

okay, and kyle weaver, too :) who, by the way, i once did laundry with and he said hi to me because we lived in the same apartment building. one of my most shining moments ;)


the smell of vinegar
ponytails that last all day
songs about baseball
snail mail
zucchini bread
the comfort of home after a long day
key changes
pee wee's playhouse
sherbet punch
prompt rsvp's
white boards & white board markers

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


text message marathons with ash
shopping by myself
an unexpected compliment
vacuum lines on the carpet
beach hair
girl scout cookies
citrus smelling candles
feeling six again

Sunday, March 1, 2009


sleeping with just a sheet in the summer
no-makeup weekends
fischer price little people
the soup
perfectly-shaped eyebrows
pink toenails

Thursday, February 26, 2009


two of your favorite songs playing back-to-back on the radio
penne pasta
the smell of coffee in the morning
hunting sand dollars on the beach
board games
mac & cheese, the way mom makes it

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


a perfectly round scoop of ice cream
green baseball grass
inside jokes
evenings in with grown-up hot chocolate, a warm blankie, a good movie, & even better company
license plate/car games
jigsaw puzzles
the feeling you get when someone tells you that you've made their day

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


reading the book before you see the movie
a day without phone calls
key lime pie
brain teasers
green acres
winning final jeopardy
warm socks straight out of the dryer
an uninterrupted nap

Monday, February 23, 2009

raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

in visiting my best friend this past weekend, i found a book on her shelf nuzzled between some cookbooks called 14,000 things to be happy about. it is one person's list, compiled over years and years, of things that made or make her happy. just reading a few pages of the book made me feel good, and i wanted to start my own list. nothing but positive energy coming from this blog, scouts honor.