The September 2016 edition of 30 Days of Lists is all wrapped up! Here’s my last batch of lists from this round:

Where I do my best thinking

  • When I’m taking a walk
  • At coffeeshops
  • After yoga
  • During morning coffee
  • On paper
  • After I’m exposed to new ideas

Favorite things to make right now

  • Big knit blankets
  • Pocket scrapbooking pages
  • Fresh bread (that orange bread!)
  • Big stacks of “read” books


My kitchen essentials

  • Olive oil
  • Cheese variety
  • Bread flour
  • Easy back-up meals
  • Music or an audiobook
  • Lots of new recipes to try
  • Garlic press
  • Fresh fruit for snacks

Compliments I would like to receive

  • You are Wonder Woman
  • I can’t wait to read the rest!
  • You are my personal encyclopedia
  • You’re the best mom ever
  • You inspired me to tell my story
  • What a great idea!
  • You made me feel better!
  • That was delicious!
  • You totally get me
  • You’re one of the smartest people I know


My love language

  • Food together
  • Long conversations
  • Exploring / adventures
  • Help & support
  • Snuggles

Favorite things to add to my shopping list

  • Books
  • Books
  • Books
  • Nerd swag
  • Home improvement project supplies
  • Food ingredients for new recipes
  • Seasonal farmer’s market produce
  • Craft supplies for a new project
  • But mostly books


Signs the seasons are changing

  • All the pumpkin, butternut squash, chili, & soup
  • Hoodies & sweaters & cardigans
  • Leaves starting to turn
  • Festivals every weekend
  • Blankets everywhere
  • More knitting
  • Apples take over the farmer’s market
  • Open windows

I wish I had a photo of…

  • Jake & I studying / daily life stuff during college
  • Jake & I at the ITS banquet
  • Grammy teaching me to cook
  • Highschool club activities (plays, forensics, French Club, swim team, etc.)
  • More full family photos


Daily rituals

  • Make coffee
  • Feed the cats / Charcoal’s insulin shot
  • late morning walk
  • Work during nap time
  • Read before bed

Favorite childhood movies

  • The Little Mermaid
  • Hook
  • Willow
  • Oliver!
  • Newsies
  • Lost Boys
  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (which I called Willie Wonka)
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Clueless
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  • Look Who’s Talking


What I want to finish before 2017

  • Adoption home study
  • Painting first floor
  • The Nerd Nest website redo
  • Getting the whole house deep cleaned
  • #52projects & #52recipes

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