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Things I Love Thursday!


I fully commited this week to be funk-less. After a week of sad face and drama (not even my own!), I wanted to be very anti-funk. So I committed to my week being filled with goodness and the things I love to do that bring me joy. And I am happy to report that today was no exception! I am in love with today. I took the time to treat myself right with a puppydog wash for Boo, a big yummy breakfast at Cup & Saucer and a girly pamper day. I didn’t realize how much I needed it. Sometimes you need to just take a little extra time for yourself.

Little Loves . . .

♥ Trader Joe’s. I always forget how awesome they are and each time I discover it again it’s like a little surprise of joy! ♥ Garlic hummus. Yummers! ♥ Giant white bouquets of freesia ♥ Dinners with the pops ♥ Days with Boo ♥ Six Feet Under. I’m addicted. I’m sad I’m on the last season though, almost over. Sad face. ♥ Vitamin Water Zero – Berry flavored ♥ Remembering to drink lots and lots of water. I realized this week that I’ve probably been dehydrated. I used to drink bottles upon bottles of water and I’ve been nowhere near that since I haven’t been working. No more I tell you! ♥ Rambo being on Spike ♥ Snow in march ♥ Storm chasing. Sometimes, you just really need to be surrounded by abnormal stormy goodness. While everyone is running away, I’m in heaven. ♥ Cleaning out my second desk and realizing how much ridiculous crap I have. I am determined to pair down mucho. ♥ An interview callback from LB. I’d love to at least have something going on to occupy myself. It’d definitely be nice. ♥ My big comfy cream sweater and big combat boots ♥ New cotton tees that aren’t riddled with stretch♥ Finally getting to use my beautiful vase! ♥ Popcorn. The mini bags are an addicting snack! ♥ Layering shirts ♥ Finding a shamrock plant. What a unique way to ring in the green day with a little bit of luck! ♥ Boo’s breath finally getting back to normal. No more pig’s ears!!! ♥ Finally putting away the Xmas stuff. I know, I know, it’s march. But it’s done. ♥ Sharing my intimate home life circle with the man friend and not being afraid of it. Such a nice change! ♥ Listening to my Dad present ♥ Late night Subway convos of love, stay at home wives and raising children ♥ Remembering how my used to read to me. It brings a warm spot in my soul.  And remembering I have all of this time to read now. Why haven’t I been reading???!!!  ♥ Hearing new Jason Mraz music on the radio ♥ Planning my St. Patty’s day outfit. I love a day I can wear unlimited green! ♥ Nude-colored nails in different shades ♥ Grapes ♥ Trying a new recipe – Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies  ♥

♥ This song from the internet explorer 9 commercial


Things I Love Thursday!



Happy Thursday!!! I dearly hope the world is treating you write and that your week is abounding with goodness. I’ve been slowly putting some pieces together this week in terms of what I want my life to look like and how to make that happen. It’s an interesting road to be one, but definitely an adventure! Thus far I’m decided that I want to spend more time with the puppydog and my family, I want to work on my own schedule, I need to put myself back on hormones (ack!) to prevent ughyness and I’m thrilled to be in a different place right now. I’ve also decided that I love these things . . .

♥ Valentine’s Day! ~ Umm yeah, I don’t know about you but I heart the heart day. It’s awesome. No matter if I’m single or note, I’ve always been in love with it. A whole day of wearing all the pink and red I want with fun hearts, doing fun things for my loves and surprising people with goodness. Oh yes I will. This year was simple and great. Gave some flowers and goodies to my friends and fam and partook in fun things. All in all, two thumbs up!

♥ Painting? ~ I have been trying to push through an artist block in my brain for weeks now. It’s insanely difficult when all you want to do is paint and your brain refuses to move. Ack!


Little Loves . . .

♥ The commercials for Top Gear. I love the nerdy boy making gun noises while holding a rifle, hehe. ♥ New canvases ♥ Secret government organizations ♥ The Voice. This is my ridiculous new tellie obsession. ♥ How the right east coast accent can make “pawn store” sound like “porn store”, hehe. ♥ Blueberries. I can eat these by the handful! ♥ My moomoo’s vday gift. I’m a sucker for hearts! ♥ CLo’s flirting. I love a short man with a tall personality 😉 ♥ Big bushy hydrangea blooms and vibrant irises ♥ Pink streamers ♥ Making apple pancakes for the first time ♥ Blowing bubbles ♥ Whimsical cards ♥ Watching RvB from the beginning ♥ Days with Boo ♥ My twitter photos suggesting I like the following things: art, my dog, cooking and shoes. I’m ok with that. ♥ Pawn Stars. I’m amazed at how attached people are to things! It’s up there with Hoarders, only they’re trying to get rid of it. ♥ THIS homemade lip scrub recipe. I cannot wait to try it! ♥ Planned Parenthood. I can’t even tell you how thankful I am for them! ♥ Having my boots back again. I left them in someone’s car and I’ve been feeling the need to get out with them and explore. ♥ Opal Apples. I couldn’t help but go get more! ♥ My rented rug doctor. I couldn’t take my carpet being grody and smelling anymore so darnit I did something about it. Fingers crossed that it stays super. ♥ FINALLY getting an additional circuit put in for my bathroom. It’s been so frustrating blowing the circuit every time I wanted to dry my hair. So silly. ♥ This creamsicle dream outfit and this pink delight outfit that reminds me of a cross between Jackie O and Coco Chanel from Miss Bee ♥ Getting real about how much crap I have. I does not matter how much I love it if there is no room for it. Kind of like people I guess. ♥ Being up early again. My body schedule has been so whacked out lately, but I think it’s been affecting my productivity level. So today might be difficult (an understatement) to reset myself, but I know it’s worth it! ♥ Bright blue panties ♥ Buying all of the trident pomegranate & blueberry gum a store has ♥ Digging through the linen in my closet and trying on my long flowy dresses. I cannot wait for summer! ♥

♥PS22 Chorus (better known as the awesome girl from the Target/Adele Grammy ad!) ♥

Things I Love Thursday!

♥ Volunteer
~ Being currently “unemployed”, I feel it’s important to stay productive and active. And it’s important to do all of those things you said you’d do if you had more time. So I signed up for a volunteer shift at the food bank on friday. It’s the little things you do that matter.

♥ Genuine ~ It’s important to live your life from a genuine and honest place. I’m finding that this includes accepting the risk of being vulnerable and getting comfortable with that. It’s a humbling place to be, but a good one.

Little Luvs . . .

♥ My mom ♥ Writing a one-line journal ♥ Movies with secret scenes at the end ♥ Banana bread muffins ♥ Cherry print boy shorts ♥ Having to teach myself to let the man be the man ♥ Smaller grocery shopping trips ♥ Interviewing ♥ Being downtown and feeling the pulse of the city ♥ Business falling into my lap and persuading me to go a different way ♥ Royal Pains ♥ People who try to shock jock me. Hahaha. You’re funny. ♥ The usher who gives great tips and is super friendly ♥ iPhone mappage ♥ Future camping trips and stargazing ♥ The man signing up to donate with me ♥ Free tickets to OMSI’s Bodyworlds exhibit ♥ Planning vday surprises ♥ Meeting the peeps ♥ TOMS valentine flats. I’m in love! With my heart infatuation, I’m seriously considering these. ♥ My baking bible ♥ Ruby red lips ♥ Do not go gentle into that good night ♥ Harry Connick Jr in SVU ♥ Fun vday DIYs ♥ Red balloons ♥ Chips from SOA being on SVU. Heart! ♥ Schwanns wanting to teach me how to drive stick. Eeek! ♥ Big comfy clothes paired with good butt jeans ♥ Opera night with my single mom friend ♥ Chunky scarves ♥ Dressing up to the hilt ♥


“Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight I’ll ever know
Live and die on this day
Live and die on this day”


Things I Love Thursday!



No Longer Worrying: I no longer work for the company I’ve been working for for the last 3 years . . . or even 8 years. And while it’s a hell of a gear change, I can say that it’s nice not to worry like that anymore. Oh sure, there’s a whole load of new frustrations and concerns, but not to the level of before. I just have to remind myself what that felt like . . .

The End of Food Poisoning: So the week that was suppose to be filled with relaxation turned into a couple days of spilling my guts and all such grossness. It’s a horribleness I really wouldn’t want to wish on anyone. On the flip side though, it’s nice that it hits like a hurricane and but then quickly dissipates. Grant you, I don’t want to look at real food for awhile, but finally sitting verticle is an option again. And red j-e-l-l-o is my friend!


Little Loves . . .

♥ My puppydog when I’m sick. She took super good care of me and snuggled the whole time I was in bed.And even now, is snuggled at my feet. ♥  Washers & dryers . . . it’s the little things in life ♥ Waking up out of my stupor to pretty sunshine ♥ Learning that my identity was not tied into my profession ♥ Hearing from my favorite peeps ♥ My new terrarium. I smile each time I pass it. ♥ Valentine’s Day being so close ♥ Day time dates ♥ Cook Sharing ♥ Cinetopia groupons. I’ve never been but I’ve always heard great things. ♥ Taking a shower. Nothing feels better after being sick than a good night’s sleep and a nice long shower. ♥ Cactus. I long to make a succulent garden. ♥ A movie outing with my pops ♥ J-E-L-L-O ♥ Clean laundry ♥ Knowing I still have so much despite the struggle ♥ Valentine’s day lingerie. I long to come home with all of the pretty pink goodness! ♥ Rewatching SOA ♥


Things I Love Thursday!


Things I Love Thursday!

This week has been one of the most difficult ones as of late. Gut-wrenchingly difficult. I’ve been a hormonal mess, my face “leaked” 4 times in less than 24 hours and I had to be unbelievably straight forward and throw myself under the bus. Grant you, it was all my own doing, but when it’s something you never had the pieces for until now, it’s difficult to avoid. Despite all of these things, I am also grateful that it is happening now. Because I know it is suppose to. Before my class all of this probably would have been my undoing. But with it, I know it’s all built upon each other and moving forward, however trudging that may be, is starting to live from an honest and truly genuine place. Something I hope all people can strive for.

♥ Goodbye (temporarily) Dinner ~ My good gal pal Kpooh is leaving the country for two months next week. Ack! So in true JKJ fashion, we are doing it up in style. It’s easy when you’re busy (re: lazy) friends to get into a comfortable food rut. Well that won’t be happening tonight sir! Through my wonderful friend standing up for her needs of not being the one to come into town, we are brringing the town to her. By going out on the town. You dig? I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on getting gusied up and having a great night with my girls.

♥ Terrarium Class ~ A  month ago I got this random email from one of my favorite nurseries about classes they were doing. And wouldn’t you know it, smack dab on the list is terrariums! For those who don’t know, terrariums are class containers (i.e. vases, jars, big and small aquariums, hanging bulbs, etc) that are then potted with small fragile plants like ferns, mosses, air plants, etc. Think “ship in a bottle” for plants. I’ve been in love with them for the last year or so and always wanted to know how to do them. I’m super stoked for class!

♥ Date Night! ~ Finally date night is here! Having to wait two weeks is But it makes for a good build. And I have a good feeling that a fun time will be had by all.

Little Loves . . .

♥ Air plants ♥ Pants deliveries! I’m praying my package gets here today or tomorrow before date night. ♥ Honesty ♥ The deli lady that I always thought was crabby. Turns out she’s not, she’s focused and purposeful. I’m coo wit dat. Any woman who remember my dark rye bread without me saying and knows I meant pan roasted when I just said turkey on accident is my hero. ♥ Daffodils ♥ Sticking to no caffeine or sugar (mostly) ♥ Late night convos ♥ Genuinely laughing ♥ Simple sandwiches ♥ Hope ♥ Comfy Jeans ♥ Finally doing laundry! ♥ Boo letting me have the bed at night and then coming up to snuggle in the morning ♥ Fun pink color on my toes. I needed a little love! ♥ Going through the perfume section in Ulta on to come to the conclusion that I prefer the men’s scents rather than the women’s. ♥ Throwing away my desk pumpkin. It had become so much of a staple that I hadn’t been seeing it anymore. Ugh! ♥  Trimming my nails super short. Sometimes it’s good to look unified. It’s classy. ♥ A couple days of little to no rain. I’m loving the little sun breaks! ♥ “A Girl Like You” by Edwyn Collins and “No One Like You” by the Scorpions ♥

Wishing you all a lovely end to your week!


Things I Love Thursday!



Happy Thursday!


♥ Snow-ish ~ What a crazy weather week here. “Worst storm in years” my tush. We got the mere suggestion of snow. It really was quite rude. I just wanted on snow day. Just one. But no. Those scallywags. And now we’ve finally settled on rain. Which actually is probably good, I was concerned about the mild fall and winter we were getting. There’s a reason Oregon is so green . . .

♥ A Weekend Home! ~ I’m so excited to finally have a weekend at home. The last two weekends were sort of spur of the moment and good  fun, but I relish the idea of not going anywhere this weekend. I just want to sleep in and clean and paint. Especially if it’s raining. That would make it even better! Ok, maybe a little Jim & Patty’s too . . .

♥ Puppydog Biscuits ~ So, I saw a great, simple dog biscuit recipe on Sarah’s blog and thought I could do that. I didn’t have any cookie cutters on hand, so instead I cut it with a knife into heart shapes. In the process though, I ran out of pan space. So I rolled out the rest of the dough, left the room for a minute to grab a pan and came back to it all being gone! The cutting mat was licked clean! I would have been mad at her if it weren’t sort of cute that she ate her own treats prematurely. Now if they had been my treats it might have been a different story . . .

Little Loves . . .

♥ Rodrigo y Gabriela coming back to Portland!!! I’m in love with their pandora station right now. ♥ Finding more new things to eat, like a Jicama and something else I can’t pronounce. It’s definitely a taste bud adventure. ♥  An evening with nobody home. It was really strange, but kind of fun. ♥ Completing steak tacos, zucchini bread muffins and laundry like I wanted to. ♥ Class getting cancelled on the day I have an ughy migraine. It was nice timing. ♥ Scrubbing my bathroom from top to bottom. It looks like a whole new bathroom now! Now if only I could get my sink back to working again . . .  ♥ Road trip convos with my dad ♥ Tall jeans being back on the market ♥ Sweet notes from my client about our training session ♥ Planning vday outfits ♥ Conversations about snuggles, huggles and the like ♥ Driving to work while it’s snowing ♥


Wishing you all a day filled with hugs & love!


Things I Love Thursday! . . . on Friday

Happy Thursday on Friday folks! I hope you’re all having fabulous weeks filled with ooey gooey magic and fun. This week has definitely been an interesting one to say the least, but it’s also been rejuvinating. And of course, in all of my amazing perfectionism yesterday morning I completely wiped out my first post. Oh yeah baby. But alas, let’s keep moving forward!

♥ I-Da-Ho?: Hmmm, let’s try this again! Maybe this time we’ll actually go, hehe.

♥ Attitude Changes: It’s really nice to be back in a positive place in my head and hopefully at work. I was really in a negative space in my head and was treading water. But it’s nice to be moving forward and away from that . . . I am definitely a work in progress.


 Little Loves . . .

♥ Plotting roadtrips! Dog wash? Check. Coffee stop? Check. Sanity? No chance. Fun? Oh hells yeah! ♥ Bright pink sunrises ♥ Morning wake up/play time with Boo ♥ Moving past procrastination ♥ Heart to heart convos ♥ Having new possibilities at work ♥ Blooming paperwhites . . . or at least ones other than mine. Dang. ♥  Zucchini bread muffins tonight? Oh yes, I think so. ♥ Casual friday. So very much needed right now! ♥ Talking about the weather ♥ $5 pizza because they need to get rid of one that nobody picked up. Yeyeah! ♥ Stretching ♥ Long walks with Boo again ♥ Feeling like the magic is back ♥ The Michael Buble’ pandora station ♥ “Hold me close, sway me more” ♥ Planning a winterhawks game soon ♥ The words “exposure” and “desensitization” ♥ Finding a free bookmark in my new book ♥  Driving home and needing sunglasses ♥ Penny loafers. I am my mom. ♥ Finally getting to the more applicable parts of my class ♥ The other sarcastic guy in class, makes me feel at home ♥ LB finally having tall jeans in my size again. I might have to break my payoff plan just a scoach . . . or buy cash. ♥ Bum warmers. Sadly, I never see this coming off my list this winter! ♥ Grapes. Delicious, yummy grapes. ♥ Breakfasts of triple threat power bars and ugli fruit ♥ Not feeling the need to dye this year. Maybe it’s a place of acceptance and enjoying it . . . ♥ Ray LaMontague’s “The Best Thing” and Straight No Chaser’s version of “I’m Yours/Over The Rainbow”. Both make me happy. ♥ Planning a date ♥ Realizing my blood pirate date and opera night are the same day. That’ll certainly be an interesting day! ♥ Finding a secret panty stash in the back of my drawer ♥ Daffodils already! ♥ The vday suck in has begun ♥

Well, time to face the day ladies and jellyspoons. I wish you all a wonderful one and stay warm!