10 friday realizations

Friday, November 9, 2012

photo credit : meredith
10 Little Things I've learned this week.

1.  You should never have to make excuses for or justify a glass of red wine.  It is and will always be, acceptable at any time of the day.  Yes, even at 8 am.  Some days call for that.
2.  Home manicures are never the same.  They just aren’t.  Even when I try and use the cuticle thing on my own and put the foam wedge between my toes, it doesn’t come out the same.  And it never lasts as long!  Ugh – nail people you have perfected your art. 
3.  God is so smart.  I am not.  That’s all I have to say about that.
4.  No tea or coffee can ever compete with Hot Chocolate.
5.  House hunting makes my heart race.  Not in the good kind of excitement race – but in the anxiety-filled, sweaty palms kind of race.  Especially since Matt and I have been undergoing such torture for about 6 months.  Suggestions are greatly appreciated.
6.  You are never too busy to notice the sunset.  Just stop.  Smile.  And thank God for sharing such beauty with us.  Cotton candy skies never get old.
7.  Comparison really is the thief of all joy.  Share in each other’s happiness but do not be jealous.  Instead be grateful for their blessings as well as yours.
8.  Taylor Swift’s new CD is addicting.  No apologies needed.  I’ll be blaring it in my kitchen for the next few months.
9.  Whoever invented Uggs deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.  They are that cozy.  
10.  My final revelation?  Blog friends are real friends.  I didn’t know exactly what would come of Gratefully Inspired when I started it back in March.  But I have met some of the most incredible women through this here blog of mine.  Friends that offer sincere support and encouragement.  Friends that I will one day meet in person I just know it.  Friends that I share bits and pieces of my life with and then enjoy when they share back.  I love my little blog community.  Thank you for teaching and loving and supporting and laughing and crying all at the same time when I need you to.

 I also want to say welcome to all of you Across the Pond readers who have traveled over.   Hope you’ll stay awhile.  Not sure where to start?  Try here, here and here.  And please leave a comment below so I can meet ya!

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Amanda Marshall said...

Red wine at any time of day, including 8am? Oh I like you so much!

Unknown said...

ah- I love this! "comparison is a thief of joy"... that is brilliant and so true! Also, I'm right there with you- nothing beats a good hot chocolate. Happy weekend! xo

Kari said...

This list is perfect! Blog friends are real friends :) so thankful for the friendships I have found through blogging as well!

k8te said...

I love your polka dot dress! We had a tough time house hunting too, it took us 6 (!) offers until we got our current house. we lost out to cash offers, short sale complications, overbidding, failed inspections...it was rough. And I totally hated everyone that said "those houses weren't meant to be, you'll find something!" BUT, that being said...you will find something great! We ended up in the best house for us..so it does all work out! Good luck!

Allie said...

Came over from Across the Pond! Love your dress and also love your blog. :)

Genna said...

I started my blog in March too and I could not agree with you more. As much as I hate to say it, sometimes my blog friends are even more supportive than my IRL friends! Have an awesome weekend, and when it comes to house hunting, take a deep breath and remember that He has a plan!

Unknown said...

use lots of #1 to help with #5, and laugh at EVERYTHING! The good, the bad and the super ugly... just laugh at it all :) That is the only way I've made it through this year xoxo

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Love 7,8,9, anddd 10! I am slightly obsessed with Taylor Swift's music too :) Have a great weekend and love the photo of the camera and dress :)

Camila Carneiro said...

Hi there!
Found you through Across the Pond and I'm really excited to read your following posts. Your blogs looks amazing :)

Sara said...

Agreeing with every single thing on this list. 8 AM wine sippin'? Totally necessary.
(and yes, T-swift's new album is one of my newest guilty pleasures!)

Katie Cook said...

I am So there with you on giving a nobel prize to the inventor of Uggs. They will NEVER go out of style on this girl! haha.

Denise, you are beautiful! Let's skype soon. emailing you today! much love, Katie

Svenja said...

Hi, I am Svenja from my small happybluebird blog. I blog about fashion, books, beauty, traveling and the thing called life (which I wish to live normal one day).

... And I just arrived here from ATP. I have settled my glass of wine (*cheers*) . You totally got me (already) with the wine and the 5 year old pup :-) Mine is 10 months and we basically share everything (ok, no wine for Josie).

Love your blog!

Warm regards from Germany,

@ http://svenja-happybluebird.blogspot.de

Unknown said...

Okay, anyone that starts a post with "you should never have to make excuses for or justify a glass of red wine" is guaranteed to be a friend of mine! So happy to have discovered your blog and looking forward to staying awhile :)

Aspiring Kennedy said...

"Comparison is the thief of joy." love that. It's words that we all need to hear at one point or another.

Life etc... said...

Haha love all these little lessons! Totally agree about the nails, never the same :)

Life etc

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with every single one! Hope you're having a lovely weekend! <3

Sarah said...

We just may need to be friends :)
Wine at anytime, check
Tay Swift lover, check
Uggs, check

done and done. Great list, my friend!!

Sarah said...

We just may need to be friends :)
Wine at anytime, check
Tay Swift lover, check
Uggs, check

done and done. Great list, my friend!!

Katie said...

First, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Second, you are seriously adorable and I love your blog. I have to agree with you on so many of these things...especially the red wine :)

Ragan said...

red wine and taylor swift's new album - perfect combo :)

Megan said...

Oh, I have had many an emergency red wine in my life. And at eight in the morning, they taste the best!

melindapollard said...

LOVE this list!


Nicole Marie said...

i wholeheardtedly agree with 1 and 10... i can't imagine not being friends with my blog world friends and becoming irl friends with some of them... it's a special world we live in.

Unknown said...

Aw love this! I agree with home manicures, I never do as good of a job! And I still need to download T. Swift's new Cd! I keep listening to it on youtube.

Chantel said...

I'm so with you on many of these but I love #4, I haven't met too many others who feel the same way.

Oh and yes, blog friends are definitely real friends.

Stacy said...

I could not agree more with number 4! It is an absolute necessity in the fall and winter and can brighten any day. :)

Anonymous said...

I love all of these! Just discovered your blog through Nicole's and I'm so glad that I did! :)

Anonymous said...

I love all of these! Just discovered your blog through Nicole's and I'm so glad that I did! :)

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