30 Days of Lists December 2017 | 1-4 | The Nerd Nest

I’m having so much fun with December’s 30 Days of Lists! I’ve been sharing on Instagram as I go, but here’s the first half of this round gathered together:

Things you should know about me

  • I read a lot
  • I’m full of fun facts
  • I scrapbook everything so I’m going to take photos of you
  • I can’t stand injustice
  • I can’t sit still–I’m always doing something

On my calendar this month

  • Tierney’s birthday party
  • Jonas’s birthday
  • T&M wedding
  • Christmas parties
  • E’s winter concert
  • kids’ winter break

Moments to capture this season

  • Making ornaments with the kids
  • Pulling our tree home in the red wagon
  • Enjoying the twinkle lights

Positive affirmations to keep in mind

  • You can do this
  • Keep up the small wins
  • Just make progress

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My winter style includes

  • Fuzzy pj bottoms & hoodies at home
  • top bun
  • boots + leggings + my summer clothes (shorts or dresses)
  • cosy sweaters + jeans
  • yarn hats & scarves

This time last year

  • We were filling out adoption paperwork, which took 10+ hours, including making copies!
  • Rouge One
  • Case plan meetings + case worker visits for KS + MO

Things I always have handy–just in case

  • A book to read (+ a back-up book or magazine)
  • a notebook or journal
  • extra printer ink
  • a camera (even if it is just my phone)
  • project ideas

Songs on repeat

  • “Still a Stranger” -AFI
  • “Elastic Heart” -Sia
  • Kids Bop Hits (thanks, Ava)
  • “This Year” – The Mountain Goats
  • “Yoga” -Janelle Monáe
  • Dark Lord Funk

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(I accidentally swapped two of these around.)

I am thankful for…

  • my family
  • health
  • fuzzy socks
  • coffee, always
  • access to books
  • safety
  • my house, even though it hates me this year

High points this week

  • Making melted crayon ornaments (with six kids there!)
  • first family holiday parties
  • FACEFACE “We Awesome” video release party
  • tree decorating
  • Episode 8!!!

Ways to “hygge” my house

  • tree trunk candle center peice
  • fleece blankets
  • house plants
  • flannel sheets
  • soup + comfort food
  • lots of light
  • space heaters
  • warm, cosy clothes

When I am feeling a bit over-whelmed

  • I make a to-do list
  • I take a walk to clear my head
  • I ask for help
  • I vent to my ladies

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The scents and smells this time of year

  • the smell of our fir tree
  • holiday baking spices
  • peppermint
  • cider

The best hiding spots

  • In the basement (for presents, because the kids aren’t allowed)
  • on top of the fridge (for candy, because the kids can’t reach)

Favorite movies from this year

  • The Last Jedi!!!
  • Wonder Woman
  • Spiderman: Homecoming
  • It

My “snowed in” essentials

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • hot chocolate
  • big blankets
  • soup
  • warm gloves, hats, and scarves to go play

If you are listing along, let me know how to find you in the comments!

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