We all know I love lists. And I saw this list of simple pleasures over at Carrots ‘n’ Cake and I couldn’t help but make my own. So here I go…
A is for Almond butter. I honestly eat about a tablespoon of almond butter a day. Whether it’s with breakfast, slathered on a gluten-free waffle, or paired with carrot sticks (don’t knock it til you try it).
B is for Baby Haines. Every time I see a picture of that sweet girl I instantly get a smile on my face and my heart aches to visit her. I miss her so very much.
C is for Corn. Homegrown corn is the absolute best.
D is for Date nights. Sometimes they’re few and far between but nothing is better than a simple night in with Big Guy.
E is for Engaged. I know, corny, but it’s a great feeling to be engaged to such a fantastic (big) guy.
F is for Fall. Summer may be my favorite season but there’s just something about fall that I love…football, leaves changing colors, jeans and boots…
G is for Gardening. Well, I don’t really do a lot of the hard work – but I do love walking outside and picking tomatoes, peppers and whatever else Big Guy is growing!
H is for Homemade Ice cream. Which reminds me, we haven’t made any this year!
I is for “I love you.” Those three words are simple but oh-so-powerful. Say them often.
J is for Java. Can’t live without my coffee in the morning!
K is for Kindness. Nothing warms my heart more than random acts of kindness.
L is for Limes. I love when I have limes around the house so that I can throw a slice into a glass of ice water.
M is for Movie Days. These usually happen on Sunday’s when it’s raining. I’m not a fan of the movie theater but I love renting a movie and lounging on the couch with the sound of rain in the background.
N is for New Restaurants. I get giddy when I try a new restaurant. I have no idea why – but I love to browse menus at new restaurants and figure out how the table can order as many different things as possible. It’s kind of my hobby.
O is for On the Square. One of our favorite restaurants.
P is for Pinterest. Seriously. I could get lost for days on that site.
Q is for Quiet Sunday mornings. Coffee’s brewing and I don’t have to go to the gym.
R is for Rocky Mount. I never thought I’d say it, but I’m so thankful for this simple town with the best friends ever.
S is for Summer. Bikinis, flip-flops, sun dresses and cocktails. Need I say more?
T is for Time. The time I get with Big Guy, the time I get with my friends, the time I get with my family. So precious to me.
U is for Umbrellas. It’s always nice to have one stored in the car or your bag for those random rainy days.
V is for Vacation. I cannot wait until our honeymoon. ’Nuff said.
W is for Wine or Waffles. Both of which I usually have on Friday. Waffles have become my personal Friday morning tradition. And well, wine is a given most Friday evenings.
X is for ”X-ed.” Okay, this was a hard one. So I’m kind of cheating. But I love to “X” something off my to-do list.
Y is for YMCA. Sometimes I cringe when my alarm goes off at 4:23am but I love getting my workout over with before 6:30am and I love the friends I’ve made.
Z is for Ziploc. No, I’m serious. I love me a Ziploc bag.
What are some of the simple things you love?