Monday, March 28, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: My Life Essentials

I know my list of things I couldn't live without is ridiculously longer than ten... But for the sake of Top Ten Tuesday I have to settle! Here goes nothing! Please enjoy!

1. A blanket. 
I sleep with my ears covered at night and without a blanket I wouldn't be able to cover my ears... Plus, I LOVE blankets and seriously have a half a dozen of them in my bed at a time. Yep, it drives J nuts and we aren't even sleeping in the same bed yet!

2. My NIV and Message Bible. 
Both translations are next to each other... It's amazing! If I read the NIV and don't get it (which happens more often than not, the Message is there to make it all clear... But I can still follow along easily at church when the pastor is reading from the NIV version!

3. Mascara. 
Yes, shallow. But of all beauty essentials, this is essential. Even J notices when I don't wear it. In fact, he always says, "Where's that black stuff that makes your eyes all big and pretty?"

4. A good run. 
I run for fun. But not just for fun. I run to clear my head and work out my heart. My best thinking happens along the roads my feet graze as I move through my neighborhood.

5. My family. 
Oh the joy this group of people brings me. If you haven't read enough already, you will soon realize they make my world go round... And for good reason!

6. A good read. 
I have been a bookworm from a very young age... In fact, it all started before I could read! I would go to bed with a pile of books just so I could go through all the pictures... To this day, I sleep with one or two books in my bed nightly. Guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks!

7. My iPhone. 
Not because I think iPhones make the world go round and are the best thing ever, but because I love my phone. I love having a phone that calls and texts and gets voicemails (and Twitter!). I truly love to be able to text my Mama Bird or J whenever I want and as frequently as I want (as much as they might get sick of me!) 

8. My computer. My new MacBook Pro. 
For my 22nd birthday-college graduation celebration, I got a new computer. But not just any new computer, I got my dream computer, a MacBook Pro! It really revolutionizes my blogging, photo editing, writing, cooking, working experience. I love being able to do all of the things that I love on the computer which can easily perform all that I need of it.

9. My blog. 
I write like a mad woman. But this sweet little spot is all mine and allows me to be held accountable for my words, for my thoughts, for my passion. I know people are expecting to see writing and I want to be dependable. Without you, my dear readers, this puppy wouldn't be working out the way it is. So essentially, number 9 is you.

10. Last, but definitely not least, my dear J. 
Literally I don't know what life would be like without him. He has been here through the darkest and brightest times in my long (okay, not so much) 22 years. He puts a smile on my face every morning and every night even when I'm sure it's impossible to get any ounce of joy out of me!


Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

i LOVE my macbook pro :)

michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I totally put my iphone too! ha. Thanks for hosting. I enjoyed creating my list :)

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I think iPhones make the world go round...does that make me a bad person? :)

And I love my blog too!

Have a good Tuesday!

Kelley @ Kelley Maria said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your blog! It is so very cute! Thank you for becoming a follower of mine :) Much appreciated. Looking forward to checking out your sweet blog!

caley-jade rosenberg said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE your list and this weeks topic! i missed the link cutoff so here is mine...

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your list :)

The Message is so helpful to me too!

Mrs.G said... Best Blogger Tips

Please check out my latest post

I gave you an award!:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Just stopping by as a new follower. I love your blog, so cute. I can't wait to read more.


Sarah @ Cubicle Sanity said... Best Blogger Tips

I cannot live without mascara either. I feel naked and tired looking.
I'm a new follower and now I am hungry after looking at your recipes :)

meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness I love my iphone too. I do think they might make the world go around...and I love my macbookpro and my blog (readers) too...they all make me so happy.

Zoe said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great list! And I definitely agree with you on mascara. It is one of my must-haves!