Three Things Thursday, 5/22/14

Three Things Thursday is an exercise in gratitude that began over on Nerd In The Brain, another awesome blog.  Every Thursday I highlight three things from the week that I am grateful and/or made me happy.  It is a highlight of those little extra things in life that you don’t always have time to stop and enjoy.  A celebration of life’s gravy.  Feel free to steal this idea for yourself as well 🙂


My first thing this week is Lilacs

I love the smell of Lilacs.  It is the smell of spring here in New Hampshire (Fun Fact: They are also the state flower).  These pictures are from the trees in our yard and neighborhood (One of my elderly neighbors up the street has AMAZING gardens that I am seriously jealous of).

Next up is

Mornings on the deck with Liam and the puppy brothers.  Now that the weather is a little bit nicer we have been going out to play every day.  Liam and I check on and water the flowers, Leroy suns himself, and Fenway and The Bruise get some running time in with their balls (I totally consider throwing the balls to be my arm workout for the day).  Oh yeah, and I get to sip my coffee in the sun.  Life is good.


Last up is this awesome hat:

The first thing Liam saw when we came downstairs this morning Liam immediately noticed the hat on the dog and took it off so he could wear it at breakfast (after breakfast it was then discarded to the floor because it was time to play, it is a breakfast hat not a playing hat).

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Poor Stuffed Doggy 😦

Three Things Thursday

One of my favorite blogs, Nerd In The Brain, does this every Thursday and I absolutely love the idea.  It is sort of the lines of 100 days of Happy that people are doing on Pintrest.

In a nutshell 3 things Thursday is a small collection of photographs of things that you are grateful for.  Not the obvious things… like the hubs. kids, and pups… but the little things.  The frosting of life.

Here are my 3 things for this Thursday


This picture is not just about coffee, which I am more than grateful for… Some could say dependent. This is about the mug. I have two I these mugs that my mom bought for me. They are my favorites. Not only do they hold 12 ounces of liquid gold, but they are also sturdy and thick. The perfect cup to drink out of… And as an added bonus they make me think of my mom, who is pretty awesome.


This owl. My husband thinks it’s ridiculous. I think he actually rolled his eyes when I brought it home. It’s my favorite knick-knack… Who doesn’t need an owl with a snail on its head in their house?


Yes bottles…. While I am grateful or the Doc Brown bottles and how well they work I am most grateful for the fact that my husband cleaned them! Cleaning bottles has become the least favorite chore in our house since Liam’s arrival.