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don’t you just love checking things off a to do list?

…check…

i started creating this list about 6-months ago.  i had just read “eat-pray-love” and another blogger’s site about her 100 things list and was inspired to live a life full of things that made me happy and made me feel like i was moving forward in learning more, doing more, being more.  GROWING.

so… 100 things.

Check it out here… https://multitaskerconfessions.wordpress.com/100-things/ (or by clicking on the second tab along the top of this bliggty blog, yo)

it’s not my bucket list because, like, um, that’s grusome…and what happens when you do all 100 things? You just keel over and croak? No thanks…

I could have easily put off the wall things on my list (like go to the moon or vacation in Bora Bora in one of those super posh huts over the ocean) but these are things  I really, really, really want to do and things that I really,really, really think that I can do.

I guess I could make this 99 things list a 100 things list again by adding that I hope to inspire someone else in creating their 100 things list…

My hope is that as I do each thing, I can (A) add to it so it’s a continuously growing list of 100 things and (B) report on each thing as I check-check-check them off…

So, enjoy my list… I hope it inspires you to make your list and live your life to the fullest…

Why not start by starting your 100 thing list  in my comment box… if you notice, #48 is make someone elses “thing” come true….  help me help you people…. help me….help you 🙂

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EO Products

A couple of weeks ago, I sat outside on my sun-drenched sidewalk, creating masterpieces with the littles. It was the first beautiful day we’d had in a lonnnnnnnng time.  I looked at my dormant lavender bushes… daydreaming about the day when they’re in full bloom. I love lavender. Love it. I love everything about lavender. From the calming smell to the gorgeous color (sage-y and grey purple and bright lavender).  The memories that lavender conjures up are as beautiful (mainly the nelle and lizzy ring as a push present for little miss’s birth that came wrapped in a craft box filled with lavender blooms…heaven, on earth.)

On this day – our Fedex friend pulled up. I wondered what I was getting – (probably a boring textbook). Up the drive he strolled with a beautiful navy blue package. For Me!

I shrieked (because who doesn’t love a pretty package from fedex, right?!) and carefully opened this mystery package – i didn’t know the return address. it was too small to be something from my two best  girl friends Kate (spade) or Vera (bradley)…and I didn’t think my husband would just make a purchase and mail it to me just because…not my birthday, anniversary… nada. just  a day.

then I opened it – and inhaled deeply – LAVENDER…. in pretty navy bottles… shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, and body lotion. Wonderful bliss!

I didn’t order this – and lord knows as wonderful as my husband is at knowing what I like – I can’t imagine he’d know this.  The company is one I was familiar with b/c I had received a little sample of some awesome spray hand-sanitzer (lavender w/ Echinacea)… which has now become my go-to way to sanitize everyone.

That night – while the kids were in bed, I decided to try the products.  My hair has never been so shiny and smelled so wonderful. The hand soap and body lotion are wonderful to wear ALL day… EVERY day. Just enough to make you feel clean and fresh and ….calm….

I loved the lotion at bedtime – because, duh – lavender is calming and perfect for right after a nice shower and before tucking in for the night.

The web site for EO is http://www.eoproducts.com/ – and while window shopping on the web – I found they have other scents that I’m dying to try (Lemon Verbena and Menthol & Grapefruit and Mint & Lemon and Eucalyptus…I can keep going if you’d like)…and will… Especially to hear my husband say I smell soooo good (not that I smell bad, ever… but you know…)

I hope you’ll check out their site and buy their products. I have a 20% coupon code I can share so you can enjoy all their goodness too (just use coupon code: EOHANDS). They are a great company and their story is interesting. and who doesn’t love some new lotions and potions to make them feel happy and pretty and all things wonderful (cue Julie Andrews singing “My Favorite Things”…)

(Ps: I am not being compensated for this review – I’m doing it because I got something good to share and I’m sharing – I’m not even sure how it came to me, or if it was meant for me (aside from my name on the label – but the gift gods were in my favor that day – and that’s fine with me… I’m doing this in hopes that I’ll put some good karma out in the world and be able to continue sharing goodie goods with you!}

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i’m raising readers. i love books. i love reading, writing, talking about books. i want my kids to love reading. and books. and writing-talking-etc. all.things.books.

which is why i’m going back to school for my teaching license in middle childhood education.

i want to teach kids {beyond my own} to love books, and words, and ideas. and love their own unique ability to tell their own stories.

 so it’s no surprise that i love walking in to tuck them in before I head off to bed for the night to see this…

catholic bible...we grow ohio...put me in a zoo...

or this…

...baby love...i'm a ballerina...

 

… and i don’t know what makes me happier – that they are both sound asleep for the night or that there is a stack of books piled up in their beds.

there is something really sweet about tucking the littles in for the night and having to remove a pile of books from beneath their covers.

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spring has sprung.

the ice cream shop is open.

we laughed together, wiped up sticky sweet ice cream and talked about spring.

we held hands and kissed. stopping to looks at little crocus plants in yellow and purple (why don’t i have crocus’ planted?) we giggled at the squirrels on the square and tried to “tweet” back to the birds who were singing their springtime song…

it’s good to celebrate.

sun shine and signing birds.

special doodle dips treat

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today is the ides of march. the day julius ceasar was murdered. i only know that because in high school i took latin I & latin II. (dork. i know.)

today is a much more historical day than that for me. today is the day i made the best choice in my life.

6 years ago tonight – my then boyfriend – now husband proposed to me – a post-spinning class me who didn’t have time to take a shower before he decided to take me to our college for a late night walk around campus. (and it was a gooooood spinning class)…  we walked around and reminised about where we met, what we thought of each other, yada yada yada… college dorm buildings, class buildings… it was a beautiful spring night. we walked hand in hand like we had done many times. then, in front of the building where we shared many college PR classes.  we sat, appropriately so, on the victory bell by daffodil hill.

he asked me what i had planned for the next 60 yrs.  and in typical me fashion – i rattled off a to-do list. because i didn’t expect the next question.

when he asked. my heart stopped. the tears started.  it was beautiful and perfect and amazing.

and the choice was easy.

YES.

Last night, I was thinking about that answer – because saying YES isn’t always that easy.  I chose him. I chose to say yes and be his partner. It was more than just saying yes to a beautiful ring and planning a dream wedding.  it was saying yes to the good times and the bad times. the times when avoiding the conversation is so much easier than having the conversation. it was saying yes to pregnancies and babies and toddlers and 2 beautiful children.  it was choosing to push forward together. no.matter.what.

Then my next thought warmed my heart even more than me choosing him.

Before I could say YES… he chose me. 

He.chose. me.

...love...

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