things i love thursday

Posted: January 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: things i love thursday | Tags: | 7 Comments »

This week’s Things I Love Thursday is going to be a little more condensed, a little more rambley, with lots more tiny stuff. Kind of like a stream of consciousness, but with only stuff that is incredible. Sometimes it’s more fun to think about the little things that happen everyday in between the big stuff – the things you usually forget when you remember that you’re late on a bill or that you have a looming project deadline in front of you. Let me know if you hate this format and prefer the way I have been doing it. I love love love feedback (and e-mails!!), but chances are, I’ll just keep doing it the way I want anyway. Fair warning.


Let’s rejoice about the little things!

Scout hissing at Julian while he’s trying to get her out from under the bed – hilarious because she NEVER hisses!; girly smelling air fresheners in our office; my Mom getting one step closer to finally launching her online store; fiances who do the dishes for you; Trader Joe’s massive bags of frozen chicken breasts for only $7; Corner Bakery’s pesto cavatappi with red pepper flakes on really crummy weather days (the ultimate high-calorie comfort food); soft lighting in the office instead of fluorescent (SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT); going to sleep before midnight and not waking up to feeling like a zombie; having a wood-burning fireplace; mentally decorating our future newlywed lovenest; collecting inspirational photos of my wedding day; thinking about things to add to our wedding registry (so far my favorite part about planning a wedding. Everyone should get married, if not for the love and commitment part, but for the registry and free gifts part); asking all of our siblings (ten total) to be our bridesmaids and groomsmen; my sister’s reaction to me asking her to be (one of) my Maid of Honor(s); friends who are enthusiastic and willing to help me plan!; perusing Craigslist in search of bargains; coming closer to finishing The Pioneer Woman’s love story with Marlboro Man, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels; “Queen Scooba”; The way Julian looks like a 7 year old playing video games when he’s sitting on the floor working in front of his 42″ TV/monitor; mason jar lanterns and centerpieces;


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Breakfast for lunch (Egg-in-a-Hole, to be exact, best breakfast ever, especially when paired with turkey bacon and gallons of coffee), which is way better than lunch for breakfast; finally watching movies I should have watched years ago (Lord of the Rings, Philadelphia); calling everything ‘my precious’; taking all my covers from the bed to the couch; Victoria’s Secret yoga pants; free wedding cakes (thank you, Nicole!!!!); pyrrha jewelry, who is opening a store in West Hollywood in March. Most incredible vintage-looking jewelry cast from 19th century wax seals AND they support local animal rescue farm Animal Acres. Perfection. Thanks to my Aunt Jenny for turning me onto them!; reminiscing about the days of middle school fashion, buying L.E.I.s and shopping at 5-7-9 and Uptons; rumors that Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston are getting back together – even the more “legitimate” tabloids like Us Weekly are saying it’s true. Not going to lie, I really want it to be; yukon gold mashed potatoes from Tender Greens; helping find a home for a girl kitten that a coworker’s friend found in the rain in a parking lot on Thursday (congrats to Stacey and Clement on your new calico kitty!); realizing I know all the words to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Fishin’ In The Dark; people who help me relax when inside I feel like I’m filling up with hot steam and am about to explode; finding out that my neighbor’s Mom is a big fan of my blog - HI CLAY’S MOM! Mrs. Morrison is it? :)

MY FRIENDS. My friends, my friends, my friends. And my family. You cannot put a price on having people around you who love you, care about you, and want the best for you. There are a handful of people in my life that I thank God for everyday and honestly do not know what I’d do without.

And, everyone in the world needs to watch this video. Especially if you’re having a “blah” day and could use a little joy in your life.

My favorite parts are as follows:

  • the orangutan somersaulting

  • the orangutan feeding Roscoe bananas with his mouth
  • the orangutan wearing a life vest in the swimming pool
  • the orangutan spinning around in circles
  • when the orangutan falls flat on his back, just for the fun of it.

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7 Comments on “things i love thursday”

  1. 1 Julian Smith said at 9:25 am on January 28th, 2010:

    I know it’s pretty uncharacteristic of me to say this… but that clip of the orangutan and the dog is so cute. haha

  2. 2 Milagros Gayraud said at 12:15 pm on January 28th, 2010:

    hi1 it’s mili the argentinean! (milagros its my full name) i just love ur blog anyway u write it! i’ve been meaning u tell u about a book but i’ve been busy on holidays and party planning. have u read “like water for chocolate” by Laura Esquivel? u like baking and cooking as i do, and that’s my favourite book, i think u r gonna love it. it’s latin american literature, it’s a love story. besos!

  3. 3 Carol Ann Morrison said at 1:09 pm on January 28th, 2010:

    Oh my gosh….Clay and Molly told you I’m a fan!! I truly am…love your style.

    Looking forward to meeting you when we visit in March…and please, call me Carol Ann!

  4. 4 Sarah said at 1:16 pm on January 28th, 2010:

    Haha! They did… and I was so excited to hear it. It always makes me feel good to know that people read this and enjoy it.. I like writing it! :) Can’t wait to meet you!

  5. 5 Sarah said at 1:17 pm on January 28th, 2010:

    I think you’re cute.

  6. 6 Sarah said at 1:17 pm on January 28th, 2010:

    Hey there Mili! Good to hear from you again, hope things are going well for you down in Argentina! I’ll be sure to check out that book… thanks for the recommendation!

  7. 7 Bess Smith said at 3:27 pm on January 28th, 2010:

    I like the new format! I have been following your blog for a while, since my little brothers and friends found the HILARIOUS Julian Smith stuff! Thank you for having such a cheerful (and pink!) blog. I’m in high school, and whenever I want to come procrastinate about my homework, I love to come look at your beautiful website :-)

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