99 Things I Love

I'm taking the challenge of writing a list of the 99 things I love.

99 Things I Love

Hello friends!  I was reading a blog recently, Sizzling Toward Sixty  and stumbled upon this post.  In it Sue talks about taking a challenge to write a list of 99 things she loves.  Although intimidated at first, she did it.  I loved the idea of taking some time to think of all the things that I love and am grateful for.  Isn’t it funny how when you really stop and think you realize how much you already have in life?  I know I take a lot for granted.  I’m happy to have put in writing some things that I love.

99 Things I Love

  1.  the holiday season – parties, shopping, baking, decorating, Santa, Elves – all of it!
  2. birthdays
  3. Mexican food
  4. good surprises
  5. makeup
  6. date nights
  7. decorating my Christmas trees
  8. working on craft projects
  9. decorating
  10. my big Irish family
  11. easting cookie dough (don’t judge me)
  12. my bed
  13. waking up without an alarm
  14. snow days when school is cancelled
  15. getting a mani/pedi
  16. a good haircut
  17. shopping
  18. using my Silhouette to make cool stuff
  19. girls weekend with my mom & sister to Round Top
  20. ice cream
  21. being organized
  22. my boys
  23. burnt cheese (think of what is stuck on the pan)
  24. a cup of coffee first thing in the morning
  25. sneakers
  26. working out – I love the challenge & these days it’s PIYO
  27. family vacations – always a good time 🙂
  28. the memory of my grandparents
  29. decorating books with lots of pictures
  30. a good book
  31. lazy rainy days
  32. honesty  – in myself and others
  33. movie nights with the fam
  34. Scrabble – or any similar version
  35. babies
  36. cardigan sweaters
  37. my diamond earrings
  38. anything Jennifer Hatmaker writes
  39. Downton Abbey
  40. a good pair of shoes
  41. Flair markers
  42. planners
  43. art history
  44. Italy ~ especially Florence
  45. my Macbook
  46. weekend getaways with Mr. LouiseMarie
  47. friends I’ve had for years
  48. home improvement projects
  49. my sister ~ undoubtedly my very best friend
  50. the fact that I’m a strong woman
  51. my faith ~ the strength and peace it gives me
  52. music that makes me feel good
  53. any art that my son creates
  54. Buxom lip gloss
  55. wine
  56. high school football games
  57. cheese and crackers
  58. dinner parties
  59. good skincare products
  60. romantic comedy movies
  61. that I have tiny ears (it’s the only tiny thing I have 🙂 )
  62. facials
  63. chai tea out of my favorite mug
  64. the beach
  65. historical fiction
  66. thunderstorms
  67. my dog, Scruffy ~ I’ve never had a dog this long
  68. spending time with my family
  69. my UGG slippers #heavenonearth
  70. the smell of lavender
  71. luxury hotel stays
  72. summertime and a break from school
  73. cocktails; especially a Moscow Mule
  74. going junking/antiquing
  75. our family scrapbooks and home videos
  76. teaching ~ if only it were that simple…
  77. long walks
  78. travel of any kind
  79. old school music i.e. Frank Sinatra
  80. eating healthy ~ love to do it, but it’s hard to maintain
  81. the “poem” my husband wrote on our 15th anniversary
  82. the fact that my son goes to a small high school
  83. parades – especially on Thanksgiving
  84. Fall – cooler weather, pumpkin lattes
  85. Christmas Day ~ it’s still magic 🙂
  86. parties
  87. a fire in the fireplace on winter nights
  88. Big, Sexy Hair products ~ I swear by them
  89. yellow cake with chocolate frosting
  90. dolphins and whales
  91. Tulips and Hydrangeas
  92. my grandmother’s china
  93. outdoor concerts
  94. bookstores ~ I could browse for hours
  95. gratitude
  96. small towns
  97. leggings, long sweaters, & boots
  98. the challenge of learning new things ~ like blogging
  99. Mr. LouiseMarie ~for better or worse, my partner in life, he has my heart

I did it!  It was easier than I thought.  In fact, I could go on coming up with things I love.  However, I am a little afraid that food would begin to take up a disproportionate amount!  Thanks to Sue for inspiring me to try this challenge.  Now, what would you list of 99 look like?  Take the challenge and let me know how you do.

 

Until next time~

11 Comments

    1. Author

      Thanks Carol. I thought so too when I saw it. It actually was much easier than I thought. I felt like 99 was so many, but in truth, there are so many more to add. Thanks for stopping by today.

  1. Such a lovely list! I wonder how long it would take me to come up with 99 things that I love.
    Mexican food, being organized, and working out would all make my list as well. 🙂

    1. Author

      I bet it wouldn’t take you long at all. OOH … I should have included being organized. 🙂 See, it’s easier than you think.

  2. Hi Jennifer, you got a lot of lovin going on, what a fun list!
    New to your blog, love your smile!!
    Would love to have you share your blog on my party. In my profile.
    Hope to have you drop by soon!
    Have a great week!
    Karren

    1. Author

      Hi Karen. Thanks so much . How sweet. I’d be happy to share. I’ll pop over now. Thanks for the invite.

  3. What a lovely way to count your blessings! I think I need to do a list of my own – although many of the things on your list would also be on mine! Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul, Jenny.

  4. What a great idea for a list. I pinned it to my love board. I may make my own list another day for my blog. Right now I’m visiting, commneting, and pinning blogs I like from Paula’s No Rules Weekend Blog Party. Please visit my post and let me know what you think. It’s “6 Colorful Summer Fruit Superstars.”

    1. Author

      Thanks Nancy. I did pop over today & left you a comment. I really have to try more fruits. 🙂 So glad you liked the list & thanks for pinning. Come back soon!

  5. Great list! I might have to sit and make a list too. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

    1. Author

      Thanks Kileen. You totally should. It was way easier than I thought. It was actually nice to think of good stuff for a bit too.

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