Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Little Things Thursdays: #53

Welcome to The Little Things Thursday!!

If you are new to our link-up, we like to take a minute to look back on the little things that brightened our week. So often we get busy and forget all of the things that we enjoy as we go through our daily lives. This is an opportunity to stop, remember, and enjoy those things! Nothing is too fact, the smaller the better! That's the whole point! If you have a blog, link-up below. If you don't blog, I'd love for you to participate by leaving a comment. Ready?

1. One Year
First of all, apparently I have been doing The Little Things Thursdays for a year now! Last week, a friend congratulated me on hitting the one year mark. I asked her how she managed to keep track of that, and she said, "Well, there are 52 weeks in a year, and you just posted your 52nd one..." Doh! I was a smidge embarrassed since that didn't click at all, but anyhow! Thanks for letting me post these for a year! I'd love to make a book out of just these Thursday posts sometime. It's such a wonderful way to highlight little moments in life. :) If you'd like to see the very first Little Things Thursdays post, you can click here

The big question is, would you like me to keep going for another year??

2. Dad's Shoes in the Sink
With the kids still-new roaming area, the kitchen sink has become an unexpected highlight. Caleb and Elijah especially love to throw things in there, because in their heads, that's where things go. Clearly we need to work on what exactly those "things" should be. Sean and I found his brown dress shoes perched in the sink this week. I suggested that maybe he needs to polish them since obviously the boys feel like they could be cleaner. Lol! Other items I've found in the sink: photos, play dishes and food, refrigerator magnets, and a new loaf of bread.

3. Influenster #JollyVoxBox
Influenster sent me another VoxBox. What?? I'm used to 3-6 months passing between each box. What a happy surprise! Last week, I mentioned that they sent me the new Braun Thermometer VoxBox (which I love, love, love!). This week, they sent me their annual Jolly VoxBox! This box has:
  • Skinny Cow Candy (heck, yes! I love it when they include candy! Especially candy that I don't feel guilty about!)
  • Ducklings Mini Rolls (It's a totally cute blue and purple leopard print. Very fun! And something I can keep in the diaper bag. You just never know when you will need duck tape!)
  • Rimmel London NEW Show Off Lip Lacquer (This is across between a lip gloss and a lipstick. It goes on like lip gloss, but the color is rich like lipstick. It's a really nice product!)
  • NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow (They sent me a neutral palette which works great for me! It's my first time using NYC eye shadow, so I'm excited to see how it plays out over time.)
  • Puffs Ultra Soft and Strong To Go Tissue Pack (It's cold and flu season, and I go through tissue like water. Yay for a nice little travel pack for my purse!)

If you'd like to see how I get fun FREE items like this for review purposes, feel free to click over for my post on how the Influenster program works. It's by far my favorite product review company!

4. Street Tacos
There is a little taqueria down the road that we've driven past for the last six years. This week, we finally decided to give it a try. Dos de Oros specializes in street tacos, so I ordered a pastor, asada, and pollo tacos all loaded with onion and cilantro. Now that I've had them, I'm not sure if I'm happy they are so close, or sad that they are so close. Uh oh...

5. Vacation
And finally, I am LOVING having Sean home this week! The kids and I are going to be so sad when his vacation is over, and he goes back to work. But I'm trying not to think about it and just enjoy our extra time together right now!

Now it's your turn! What Little Things brightened up your week? Link up your post below (or leave a comment if you aren't a blogger) and make sure you come back next week to play again!

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  1. I really enjoy your posts. I agree, you should do a book with blog posts. Lani has done that and they are such a treasure. Keep up the good work both posting and raising these amazing little people. It is so much fun to watch their personalities develop from afar.

  2. I love reading your weekly things! They usually include something amusing and I can always use a good laugh :) Like the shoes. Now that's funny. You lucky duck getting another VoxBox! That one is a good one for sure!

  3. I love reading these posts. I don't always get to them right away, but I enjoy them nonetheless. It has also made me think about the little things that happen in my life during the week which I appreciate. Looks like it's been a good week in the Ishum household. :)


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