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It’s the Small Things

26 Oct

This week I finally got into the Halloween Spirit (and candy)!

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love the feel, look and smell of it. You know the smell, when you can smell Fall or a wood stove for the first time….. That always reminds me of Halloween.

This week I am grateful for fun Halloween decorations

Halloween decorations

Halloween Pumpkins

The American Horror nights with the Husband and our friend Cannon! We started watching American Horror last year and making fun food, drinking wine and hanging out! Such fun nights!

Cannon and me!

The Pretty Little Liar Halloween special was this week! And if that was not great on its own, my friend and fellow blogger Arantha came over to watch with me. We made a fun fall fruit and cheese plate,  ate some rotisserie chicken and drank some red wine. Everything was healthy until we broke into the Halloween candy and made ourselves sick because we ate too much.  I guess you never learn…..

Fall Cheese and Fruit Plate

Arantha and Tootse! Check out Arantha’s blog http://aranthasgourmetbeauty.com/

I also enjoyed two pets with their tongues sticking out.

Tootse – sometimes her tounge just gets stuck

Have a great weekend!


Dear God…

3 Aug

When I was little and didn’t know how to pray I was told to write God a letter. So now I still start impromptu prayers with a “Dear God”, something I have been made fun of. But I don’t care because it works for me.

So I was thinking of some of the things I was grateful for today and made a list/prayer to thank God. Sometimes I take things for granted which is something that bugs me yet I am a constant offender.

So, in an effort to not annoy myself here I go.

Dear God,

Thank you for being in my life and for the things you put in my life.

Thank you for my husband. He is my world.

Thank you for my family! All of them (in-laws included they are amazing) – there’s a lot and I am so grateful to have fun and amazing family. And thank you for the crazy family members – yes even Tia Emma – because at the end of the day she is still my grandma’s sister.

Thank you for my pets.

Thank you for my friends.

Thank you for my job.

Thank you for the struggles, difficult times and sad moments. Because without them I would never truly appreciate everything else that is right and wonderful in my life.

Best Regards,


Oh and PS here are some purely selfish and shallow things I too am grateful for.

Thank you for the cast of Jersey Shore – they make me look like I have my shit together. When in fact they really have their shit together since they get paid to drink and party.

Thank you for the show Pretty Little Liars because although I am 29 it makes me feel young to watch.

Thank you for Macaroni and Cheese. And thank you for letting me marry a man who makes THE BEST MAC CHEESE EVER!!!!!

Thank you for vampires, zombies and werewolf’s. Those creatures have contributed to many years and hours of entertainment. Ever since my eyes first fell on the glorious TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Best TV show EVER!!

Which brings me to ….

Thank you for Joss Whedon. I love that man and everything he touches.

Thank you for potatoes.

Thank you for wine.

Thank you for creating the person who invented the deep fryer.

Thank you for exercise since apparently I eat a lot.

Thank you for Halloween.

And finally thank you for Google – what would I do without it?