Wednesday, December 09, 2015

5 things (blogging like it's 2006)

maybe it was the Toadies song i heard on the "classic rock" Sirius channel, or the vintage hand-me-down Christmas ornaments we brought in from the attic, whatever it was, i was feeling nostalgic the other day. i followed memory lane and all it's rabbit trails and ended up searching "old school blogging" on google. literally. remember what blogging was like in 2006? there were a lot of lists and memes and link-ups and random fun posts. are those kinds of blogs still around? i need more of them in my feed. my blogging flashback made me happy. i recommend throwback blogging every once in a while. :) just for fun! 

// 5 things on my to-do list right now:
-grocery store
-schedule social media for December
-call mom re: Christmas party
-make a list and menu for Christmas party

// 5 snacks i enjoy:
-frozen blueberries w a spoon of almond butter
-honeycrisp apples
-is coffee a snack?
-mixed unsalted nuts
-chips and salsa

// 5 things i am passionate about:
-my family and friends
-my faith
-living healthy
-teaching my children
-encouraging others

// 5 things i've read recently:
-Zumba Basic 1 Instructor Manual
-latest issue of RELEVANT magazine
-Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
-Counting By 7s by Holly Sloan recipes!

// 5 things on my wishlist:
-Always HP hoodie, because, always.
-Emerson quote sign, this was one of the first prayers i taught my kids when they were little.
-Oggi stainless hot/cold water bottle
-piano tuning service, i really want to play again!
-Hello, Beauty Full by Elisa Morgan

// 5 last songs i Shazam'd:
-Light of Christmas (Owl City feat Toby Mac)
-La Gonzadera (Gente De Zona feat Marc Anthony)
-No Sense (Justin Bieber)
-All I Need is Love (CeeLo Green feat Disney's The Muppets)
-As Long As I Have You (Dove Cameron)

// 5 things i have saved on Facebook: (click to open/watch)
-adorable little hula-hooper
-30 stocking-stuffer ideas for girlfriends
-do the homeless prefer food or drugs?
-10 things our kids don't need this Christmas
-December scripture writing

// 10 years ago i was...
about to celebrate our first Christmas as a family and in our first house. our daughter was an only child, 11 months old, and the center of our universe. i remember having so much fun decorating the house for the season. i hung cheap little garland wreaths in our windows and our matching monogrammed stockings from the mantle. i think that was the last year we had a real Christmas tree.

// quotes i like to quote:
-"don't write anything you wouldn't want the whole world to read." -my mom
-"He calls me chosen, free, forgiven, wanted, child of the King, His forever, held and treasured, I am loved." -francesca battestelli "He Knows My Name"
-"your talent is God's gift to you. what you do with it is your gift back to God." -leo buscaglia
-"no we're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy." -seal
-"smiling's my favorite!" -buddy the elf

have a great day, squirrels! xo