I even made you a little picture in case you want to use it on your very own blog! I sure would appreciate a link back to me if you do, but really, I would just be honored if someone used it at all!
By the way, that's a cupcake from our wedding!!!
Our photography was courtesy of Bend the Light.
Here's the rule for List of Ten Tuesday: there are no rules. You may write about absolutely anything you want in the form of a numbered list. Heck, there doesn't even have to be ten items. Can't think of ten? No problem! Use eight! Use twelve! Use a hundred, for all I care! Write about your ten biggest pet peeves, your ten blogging idols, your ten favorite ex-husbands (and if you have that many, YOU are the problem).
Or be like me, and write:
Top 10 Very Random Things About Me and/or My Life Right Now
(none of which deserve their very own post,
but all of which are certainly notable)
1. Last night we lit our fireplace for the first time this season!!!
It was super cozy and romantic until my eyes started watering and the house started smelling funny (which, for a while, I assumed was because I almost lit the oven on fire earlier in the evening), BUT it turned out that Matthew forgot to open the fireplace flue so smoke had been slowly filling our home with fumes. No harm done though; we opened a ton of windows and before long we were good as new!
2. Speaking of Matthew, he has totally been holding out on me.
A couple days ago I was complaining that it's the first fall we've been married and in our new home, and we hardly have any fall decorations so, unfortunately, I would have to go to Pottery Barn to buy some because it's an investment; and that's when he said "oh! I have some fall stuff from my old place. It's in a box in the attic!"
Imagine my dismay. Fall decor from the ole bachelor days, dear? This should be interesting. And it was, actually. He had some pretty good stuff, and I was like a kid in a candy store going though his box and decorating with it today. Here's a few things I found:
This cool fall berry stuff to put on the fireplace mantle
Some cute pumpkins
Two big bags of pine cones, which I arranged in a bowl with some fall ribbon
This AWESOME cornucopia, a cool little metal rake, and some colorful paper mache leaves
More orange ribbon I tied into bows, and a jack-o-lantern!
So to my husband: I apologize for doubting your fall decorating abilities. But I still need to stop by Pottery Barn...
Which leads me right into #3...
3. I am obsessed with Pottery Barn's new fall and winter collections!!!
Just go there.
4. I adore Earl Grey tea
This doesn't need much expanding upon, except to say that there is something divine about this tea. The flavor, the aroma... simply makes me happy.
YUM. I am making these TOMORROW!!!
6. I HATE lunch.
That's right, I despise the meal of lunch. It is an inconvenience, an interruption, and lunch food just overall sucks. Unless you can afford to eat out every day of your life, which very few people can.
Although it certainly is an inconvencience and an interruption, the main reason I hate lunch is just because of lunch food overall. You don't want to put on a big production for lunch, you don't always have leftovers, and honestly? I am so sick to death of sandwiches that just thinking about one makes me sick.
The solution? Breakfast. Breakfast for lunch, that is. I love breakfast food, but I NEVER make breakfast because my husband is hungry the second he rolls out of bed whereas I need a good hour or more to slowly ease my way into the world (as I sit, glassy-eyed, clutching my cup of coffee). Therefore, he is too impatient to wait for me to be "ready" to cook breakfast, and we both just end up eating cereal.
Matthew is working from home right now and since lunch is a constant struggle for us, two days ago we decided to start eating breakfast for lunch. We both love breakfast food, it can be nutritious and satisfying, and there is lots of variety to choose from. Today we had omelettes, fruit, and toast. See? Proof:
Fyi, that's a spinach and ham omelette with tomato, avocado, and feta cheese on top. Delish.
7. I am slightly addicted to blogging.
I really love to write, and I think it's especially amazing when people I don't even know stop by my blog and leave me sweet comments. I've been blogging a few years now, but I never really knew about the whole blogging COMMUNITY until I recently started reaching out to others and found that they, in return, normally reach out right back. It's such a thrill! Bloggers are the coolest people ever!!! :)
8. My favorite blog?
I knew you were wondering! My all-time favorite blog is The Glamorous Life of a Housewife.
Whitney just seems so incredibly nice, and her posts are always up-beat and encouraging. I found her blog shortly after getting married and beginning my own life as a "housewife" (for now anyway), except I started out as more of the grumbly, grouchy kind. I didn't exactly show my disdain for my role outwardly, but sometimes I felt disdainful inwardly. After reading about Whitney's super-positive perspective on it all and how she literally cherishes her role, I had a major attitude adjustment. So Whitney, if you read this: thank you!!! I am proof that a simple blog really CAN change someone's life!
9. I hate spiderwebs.
If you hear me screaming bloody murder and see me slapping at myself like a crazy person, it's probably because I just walked into a spiderweb.
I also sort of dislike Halloween. I don't like ugly, scary, evil things. Sue me.
10. I have 575 pictures in my phone and 380 of them are of my dogs.
Yes, I counted.
Here are a few examples:
Have a fabulous rest-of-your-Tuesday!!! Looking forward to seeing all of YOUR lists!!! :)