10 Things I Heart

February 20, 2014 40 Comments »

Sometimes I just can’t contain myself when I find things that I love I want to tell the world. Sometimes those things are products I’m checking out, sometimes it’s people that rock my world, and other times it’s just life in general.

I post a lot on how blessed I truly feel, no matter if life seems up or down there’s so much to be thankful for. So I wanted to share with you 10 Things I Heart with you, because you never know, you may like them too.

10 Things I Heart

1. This Blog – ThingsICan’tSay.com

I love Shell, in her blog she bares her soul and shares thoughts that we as mom have but never express. Her touching posts and the realness that she shows on her site inspire me and I heart Shell and her blog.

Things I can't Say Blog

2. Glue Dots – As co-room mom for Miss A’s 1st Grade class, I was in charge of the Valentine’s Day craft. I had originally planned a really cool heart chain with family activities for the rest of February {as they tore one heart from the chain}, then I ended up with a heart chain, and then after the V-day party was delayed I ended up going to A.C. Moore and picking up some super cute, but very nicely priced wreaths and used John 3:16’s VALENTINE and had the kids create their own to hang in their homes. Anyway, while I love helping with crafts I do not like waiting for glue or paint to dry. I used permanent Glue Dots for this project but they have different strengths for different needs. The only thing that would be “bad” would be that there’s the paper left behind for trash. PS Keep in mind this was a test run so that’s why the hearts are orange, but would be fun in rainbow or other colors too.

Glue Dots Heart Wreath Craft MommyB

3. Amazon Prime – We went unplugged last week. Yep, that’s right we gave up cable. DaddyB picked up a great antenna from Best Buy, and we’ve been trying out PlayOn {a cool computer program that pulls in video feeds of channels that some TV alternatives don’t offer, will put review up another day}, but I have been loving our Amazon Prime. I enjoy watching Intervention and Hoarders {sometimes I think I should have been a psychologist} and DaddyB and I have been watching shows from our past too like Are You Afraid of the Dark? Overall unplugging isn’t a huge deal, we watch some shows delayed but are much less attached to our regular shows and are saving a good bit of $$ too!

4. This gorgeous Spring-like weather we’ve been having, especially after last week’s snowpocalypse. Although we are missing the Snow Cream.

5. Our amazing realtor Kristi Vernon and the Zillow iPad app are doing a great job hunting down houses for our upcoming move in May!! We’re staying in North Carolina, just moving to a different area still in or very close to Charlotte.

6. Queen City Q – I really like this local BBQ restaurant in uptown Charlotte, we’ve only been twice, once with DaddyB’s family and once recently just the four of us. The food is amazing and the prices are really great. It’s never been too packed to enjoy ourselves. The only thing that bugs me is that they don’t have booster seats for the kiddos, {but they do have highchairs for the smaller ones} and the booths are pretty low (even for a short momma like me). I’m glad we don’t go more often, I would definitely gain 20lbs easily.

Q City BBQ MommyB

7. Disneyland Pinterest Boards – If you haven’t heard my family and I have been invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference this year. This will be our first year attending and I am beyond excited to have this opportunity. I get to see some awesome bloggers {aka my coworkers}, hang out with my family in DISNEYLAND, and hear some amazing speakers. So, I’ve been trying to do some research for our trips on what the best apps are, good places to eat, etc. Have you ever been? Any tips?

8. Jeremy Tankard and Mo Willems Books – We love these children’s books for the girls. They are hilarious and allow me to use my silly voices. Last year we bought Miss A 10 books for her birthday and most were from these two authors.

Piggie and Gerald Book

9. Amazing friends!!! You know who you are. The people I can pour my heart out with, the ones I go to for advice, and the ones I can share my life’s blessings with. I don’t know what I would do with you and I definitely heart you this month and every month.

10. Discount Valentine’s Day candy. Here in Charlotte there’s a lot of it, especially at Target. I may have grabbed a bag….to give next year of course….or maybe not. But seriously how can you pass on those deals???

What things would you put on your “heart” list right now???

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40 Comments

  1. Chelsea February 20, 2014 at 1:53 AM - Reply

    A great list! It’s nice to sit down and go over all your favorite things sometimes. It’s good to appreciate :)

  2. Robin Ruehrwein February 20, 2014 at 5:45 AM - Reply

    I love Shell, too. I have been reading her blog for years now and I love the way she tells it the way it really is!

  3. Lisa Joy Thompson February 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM - Reply

    I’m a big fan of many of the things on your list including ThingsICan’tSay.com, glue dots, Mo Willem books and Disney. I actually went to the very first Disney Social Media Moms conference and it was AMAZING! Hope you have a great trip!

  4. Whitney February 20, 2014 at 9:13 AM - Reply

    I <3 glue dots! We're going to have to try Queen City Q. Is it Memphis style? Disney is our absolute favorite vacation spot. I'm going through withdrawal. Love your list!

  5. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) February 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    I love reading these kinds of posts :) I’m happy that you guys are so excited about your move (and btw, I work in the city you’re moving to!)

  6. Mitch February 20, 2014 at 9:48 AM - Reply

    The list is all the more touching by getting super real at the end and talking about Valentine’s Day sales! It’s all part of life!
    thanks,
    Mitch

    • MommyB February 20, 2014 at 1:19 PM - Reply

      In no particular order of course!!!

  7. brett February 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM - Reply

    I heart chocolate. and I heart naps. and pillows.

  8. Janel February 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    I love Amazon Prime also! Our “spring” weather is starting to get too hot for me already here in Arizona. My boys LOVE mo willems pigeon and elephant and piggie books. I’ll have to go check out that other author.

  9. teresa mccluskey February 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM - Reply

    My daughters, My QiPillow, Laptop COFFEE :) All things that are a must :)

  10. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama February 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM - Reply

    There’s no bigger shout out than that – awesome. And I LOOOOOVE glue dots. Best. Invention. Ever.

  11. Candy @ Candypolooza February 20, 2014 at 1:12 PM - Reply

    I love this post!! It’s so much fun to share what we love with your readers :)

  12. Tracey February 20, 2014 at 1:35 PM - Reply

    Great list! It’s always important to take time and share what you appreciate.

  13. Theresa February 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM - Reply

    Those are all great things to heart. I definitely heart going to Disney! And chocolate. But especially, I have no appointments scheduled this week. That’s a first in a very long time for me! Total relaxation. I heart!

  14. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? February 20, 2014 at 3:10 PM - Reply

    What a fun list. We love Amazon Prime too…we still have our local channels via cable, because it’s cheaper than just having internet (explain that one to me!)

  15. Jacqueline February 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM - Reply

    I heart this chihuahua forum I’m a member of bceause I’m obsessed with checking out other chi’s lol. I heart essental oils and als lo Amazon Prime like you do :)

  16. Christina S February 20, 2014 at 4:02 PM - Reply

    Congrats on being a DSMM :-) And we went without cable last year. It’s amazing how fast you get over it

  17. Amy Desrosiers February 20, 2014 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    I can agree with most of the things you heart! I got to see an exclusive Mo Willems exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum!

  18. Rosey February 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    I didn’t even think about checking for discount Valentine’s Day candy. And we just left the grocery store. Ugh! :)

  19. Debbie L. February 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM - Reply

    Fun list – I have heard so many good things about Amazon Prime – I need to check them out!

  20. Kecia February 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM - Reply

    The warmer weather this week is definitely on my list. I’m tired of winter!

  21. Shell February 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    Well that was a very lovely surprise, to see my blog as part of your list. Thanks, girl! I heart you, too!

  22. Brandy February 20, 2014 at 8:30 PM - Reply

    What a great list of loves! Focusing on what we love is a great way to stay positive.

  23. Mandy@ TheHouseholdHero.com February 20, 2014 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    It is fun to read posts about people’s favorites! I love kid consignment sales and this season is about to begin!

  24. Melissa February 20, 2014 at 8:52 PM - Reply

    I love so much of this too! Love Shell’s blog, love Glue Dots and I love Disney! See you at the conference – it’s our first time at Disneyland, we usually go to WDW!

  25. Susanna Barbee (Zealous Mom) February 20, 2014 at 9:47 PM - Reply

    Cute post! It’s always fun to reflect on the things that make us happy and feel blessed. Right now, I heart running, rare time with my family, sun, and watching the Olympics.

  26. Felicia February 20, 2014 at 9:49 PM - Reply

    Great list! I would also add Amazon Prime to that list. I think I also would need to add my husband to the list. I have been so exhausted with work lately and he has really taken over.

  27. Jenni E. February 20, 2014 at 10:13 PM - Reply

    This is a fun list of things you heart! I heart glue dots too…and Amazon Prime. I would have to add ice from Sonic. I’m seriously addicted to that stuff. Warm socks. I heart warm socks. FUNNN….I might have to do a fun post like that!

  28. Kristi Vernon February 21, 2014 at 6:15 AM - Reply

    And I LOVE having absolutely amazing clients like your sweet family! You guys are what make my job my passion and not work! I also love many of the things on your list as well :)

  29. Amanda Her February 21, 2014 at 11:51 AM - Reply

    Love this list! And the steak is making my stomach growl! I’d love to try that restaurant the next time I’m in Charlotte!

    • MommyB February 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM - Reply

      You message me when you come, we’ll go together!!

  30. Krystal February 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM - Reply

    Glue dots are so fun! I hung wall confetti in my office and used them for that.

    • MommyB February 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM - Reply

      Ooh what’s wall confetti sounds fun!!!

  31. April February 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM - Reply

    Great list! I would love to be a Disney mom blogger! So very jealous! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures at Disneyland!

  32. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy February 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM - Reply

    I’m going to admit that my discount Valentine’s Day candy is not going to make it to next year. I love that there always seems to be such a surplus of it here. Do Charlotte residents not believe in buying candy for Valentine’s Day?

    Back home our stores are usually pretty much sold out. You might find little bit of discount candy at CVS or a half buggy at Walmart but not nearly as much as some stores here still have left over. I’m not complaining because I get to really rack up!

    • MommyB February 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM - Reply

      I never said my candy was for next year

  33. Eliz Frank February 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM - Reply

    I love Amazon Prime too… Its such a great service with free shipping.

  34. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell February 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM - Reply

    How exciting to be headed to Disney Social Media Moms. I’ve never been to Disneyland. That will be a blast!

  35. Paige February 22, 2014 at 4:24 AM - Reply

    Great list! I love Things I Can’t Say too and spring! Hope it sticks around

  36. Chrishelle Ebner February 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM - Reply

    What a fun list. Congrats on Disney Social Media Moms. I agree, I heart naps, chocolate, and BBQ.

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