Tuesday, November 26, 2013

10 things I'm totally and seriously grateful for

In honor of Thanksgiving I thought I would share with you some of the top things in my life that I'm oh so grateful and thankful for. Besides my obvious family and friends who are like the BEST things a girl could ask for. Totally goes without saying. So without further ado, here are the top ten things in my life that I truly appreciate (in no particular order).

1. My dog Gidget:
She's friggin' cute and totally awesome. She loves food and loves to cuddle. Plus she barks at potential male suitors that she doesn't approve of. (It's always a red flag when your dog doesn't like your dude). This being said, she also barks at the pizza delivery man...until she realizes that he's bringing us food, then, in her eyes, he's alright.


2. The Goo Goo Dolls:
Yup, I'm a 90's alternative music lovin' whore. I go totally goo goo gaga for these dolls. The lyrics and voice of Johnny Rzeznik and the boys make me swoon. Seriously talented and overlooked poets here. One of my all time favorite songs is "Name" from the album "A boy named goo". Bonus points for my name actually being in the song "name". Coincidence? I think not. Besides being crazy talented, Johnny Rzeznik is simply hot, I just want to curl up and take a nap inside of the butt dimple on his chin.
3. Ripped jeans and the "Boyfriend" look
Thank you Fashion Gods for making it totally acceptable and appropriate for me to go out of the house looking like a homeless little boy. Sometimes a girl wants to get her hobo on and throw on some ripped jeans and a baggy sweater to cover her bloat and be done with it. If it's good enough for Britney, it's good enough for me!

4. McDonald's coffee
I'm lovin' it. Seriously. I'm addicted to coffee. Correction, I'm addicted to McDonald's coffee. It's really quite delicious. I'm a fan of the Vanilla Iced Coffee. It's cheaper than Starbucks and Coffee Bean and I don't even have to leave my car to get it. Score. Oh McDonald's Coffee, you had me at "Can I take your order?" Why, yes, yes you can!
5. Tabloids:
Nothing makes me appreciate my own life more than tabloids. I mean can you imagine what it's like for said Kardashian of the week to be plastered all over the headlines with whatever drama is happening or not happening that week? She's pregnant, The wedding is off, Her new man, She's such a fatty, She has a zit!... yada yada yada. I enjoy a ridiculously ridiculous tale as much as the next girl. Plus it's always good to see the fashion choices of these bitches while dealing with the trauma that is currently going on (or not going on). I'm just sayin' where there's smoke there's fire and I think we the public deserve to know what brand of deodorant these celebrities are using as a reminder to us not to sweat the small stuff in life.


6. Vanilla candles
They smell like heaven in a dish. A vanilla scented room is like icing on the cake for me- without the calories.

7. Redken hair products
Some of you may not know this but, I'm not a natural blonde. Whaaaat?! Shocker right? I know I know... Ok pick your chin up off of the floor. I have spent over a decade bleaching, frying, straightening, curling, and chemically torturing my hair to make it oh so pretty. I've used many a products in my day but Redken is always my go to. It's essential for making sure my hair doesn't fall out. Without it, I swear my hair would be more damaged than that little baby giraffe Taylor Swift.

8. Glitter
It sparkles. It shines. It jazzes up just about anything. Really, throw some glitter on a vase and your friends will be like "Wow that's amazing!". Put some in your lotion and watch people become attracted to the awesomeness that is your skin. It simply makes me happy. Actually, we could all use more glitter in our lives.

9. Etsy
It's my crack. I love the community of handmade artists. It's an amazing platform for the many talented people out there doing and creating what they love. Need a photograph of a rotten apple or a crochet owl chewing bubblegum? Guarantee you'll find just what you're looking for on Etsy. Honestly, there's nothing better than seeing someone put their heart and soul into what they do and being able to purchase it for yourself.


10. Duck Dynasty
I'm a sucker for a manly beard and a good laugh. Plus the wisdom of uncle Si should be taught in schools.

These are just some of the things that I truly appreciate and that make my life just a little bit fuller. It's important to appreciate the good always, not just on the day of Turkeys. Happy Thanksgiving all. What are some of the things that you are thankful for?