For What It's Worth

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Friday 5!



I'm going to use my 52 Lists Project prompt again for this Friday 5


LIST YOUR ESSENTIALS

This pretty much sums up my essentials lol



But for a more formal list – here we go!

1.

Iced Coffee

I have to have my iced coffee every single day. Rain. Shine. When it’s cold. When it’s hot.
I mix my own at home using SToK Cold Brew brand – 3/4 black with 1/4 mocha and a touch of cream.

2.

Animals

I absolutely need animals in my life – especially Fonzi & Figgy. They brighten my every day.

3.

Books.

Duh.

4.

Plants



I had a huge butterfly garden in Florida and I knew I loved plants but when I moved to WA with only a small patio – I realized how much I need plants.

I felt totally out of sorts and depressed until I started filling my patio with plants and going to all the spring garden festivals. Plants completely relax me in a way that nothing else does.

5.

Food



Another duh – I need food to survive but I LOVE discovering new restaurants and foods to try. I’m not that into cooking but I’m definitely into eating. lol

Honorable mention – Kevin hahahaha! Poor Kevin.

Take action question: Are your essentials sentimental or practical? Take some time week to reflect on how your essentials make you who you are.

Food is my only practical essential. But not really - because the way I use it in my life is more sentimental.

Not to be all *Marie Kondo bandwagon-ish* by my essentials are things that spark joy. They're in my life because they help ground me, make me happy and get me through the rough times.


What are your essentials?

25 comments:

  1. Cheese. I can't live without cheese. If I end up on a deserted island there better be cheese and chocolate trees...

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    1. OMG YES!!! I could never be vegan because I love cheese too much.

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  2. It's official. I'm coming over this weekend and bringing my chocolate chip mocha latte, lots of books. then we can go check out all the new food at restaurants near your house(lol) Happy Friyay! Hugs...RO

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  3. Kevin lol!

    also what is that monster desert!?!

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    1. Poor Kevin.

      That's a cupcake from a food truck that we used to go to in FL. She stuffs them with flavored creams and fruit. She makes a DELICIOUS strawberry shortcake one.

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  4. Love it. I couldn't live without iced coffee, either. I spend way too much money on it - I buy at least one a day, lately. I need to invest in something to make my own!

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    1. I used to too - that's why I started making my own. The bottled stuff is pretty good now and I mix in flavors so it's even better. I had to experiment but the SToK brand is my fave.

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  5. We overlap on so many of these! Me: coffee, books, my husband, my fur babies, food, Honorable mention: wine!

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    1. I don't drink so that's off my list but we're almost a perfect match! lol

      And really my husband is high on the list but I made the mistake of limiting myself to 5 Ha!

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  6. Food, animals and tea for me. Of course books.

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    1. I don't drink a lot of tea. I love it but I'm s lazy lol

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  7. Animals *definitely*. Books and food too. Good list :)

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  8. Hey, at least you mentioned Kevin, right? I need my one cup of coffee, a hot shower, and to read every day. I am flexible on other things. I would love if I heard from my kid in some capacity on a daily basis (it could be a meme, I don't care!), but she has a life.

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    1. If only I made it the Friday 6 he would have been there lol

      I only have the one cup too.

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  9. You had me at iced coffee! And books. I think one of mine would be Aquaphor because I cannot function without some at all times- I use the to-go tubes as chapstick! And The 100.

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    1. I bet aquaphor will be on my list after going through my first real winter in years soon lol

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  10. Oooh I have the 52 Lists Project book too {and the Happiness one}. I was thinking of starting it on my birthday in July.
    And I need whatever sweet goodness that is in your food picture! It looks amazing!

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    1. I'm not really a journal/list maker kind of gal but I thought they would make good blog prompts and they do!

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  11. It's interesting that iced coffee is at the top of your list, and Kevin only gets an honorable mention. I mean, he's forever fixing your computer/internet after all 🤣 🤣 🤣.

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    1. I guess I'm going in the order of things I do during the day lol I don't really see him until after work at the end of the day.

      And I figure he's like...even higher than essential! Hahaha

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    2. You got away by the skin of your teeth, uh? 😂

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  12. Poor Kevin, haha! I love the idea of a butterfly garden but I have a weird fear of butterflies. I don't like flying things that fly erratically!

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  13. I agree with all of these, well... except I like my coffee hot. ☕

    Poor Kevin. 😉

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