Northwest Native: A few of my favorite things.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A few of my favorite things.

Brown paper packages tied up with strings--especially when they're unexpected! I'm actually serious. While we were gone, my friend Chloe checked on the house for us and we had two packages, but I was only expecting one. We got home and the surprise package was a thank you from our mortgage company--a super gorgeous wool blanket from Sackcloth and Ashes! I hadn't heard of them before, but for every blanket purchased, they donate a blanket to a homeless shelter. (Ours is this one.) And inside the box, it really was wrapped in brown paper and tied with string. (And yep, this is the whole reason for my post title.)

Winning giveaways! I feel like blogging is my lucky charm. I think this is the fourth giveaway I've won since taking up blogging (plus one that I was told I won and never received...). I won a $75 credit to Jord from Danielle! The only downside is that I'm in horrible financial shape after that vacation + our first round of adult bills...so I'm going to have to wait until my next paycheck to use it!

Live-tweeting The Bachelorette. You guys, once DVR/On Demand existed, I was like, "Why in the world would you ever watch anything live?" But now I know: live-tweeting. We've watched The Bachelorette live a few times for lack of anything better to do, and I didn't plan on live-tweeting it on Monday, but I tweeted once and it was great so I just kept on going. So, in case you like the show and don't like Twitter (and think I'm hilarious), here are a few of my tweets, in all their glory. (Also, no spoilers because uh hello I live on the west coast sooo spoilers run rampant when you're behind the three other time zones and I know the frustration....BUT...I was really sad about who went home on Monday. I may be #TeamJordan, but after him, I was #TeamThoseOtherGuys.)


Pretty sunsets. I took this picture from our backyard. We've had some awesome sunsets since moving in.

Missing You by All Time Low and Send My Love by Adele. I know these aren't super new, but they are my jams right now (and have been for a week or two). [I feel like every time I post a song I like everyone is like, "I'm so over that song," and so I'm being super defensive about it. Ha!]

King bed!!! I know I haven't shut up about this, but I'm so happy we have a king bed now. (We still don't have king pillows, which is sad-looking, and Tully still just HAS to sleep on my side, in between/right next to/or on top of my legs unfortunately, but it's still great!) If you're looking for a cheap mattress that doesn't suck (and have Amazon Prime), I can now recommend this one. I'm also loving our bed frame, which was super reasonable too and it's from Wayfair, so shipping was free (and now their commercial jingle is stuck in my head). My mom donated us two sets of sheets she doesn't use, but we don't have other bedding yet. It's been hot, so we're just sleeping with sheets, and if it gets cold we'll have to use our queen comforter, which will look ridiculous. Like I said, money is tight right now, but I really like this comforter set! I feel like it's pretty without being too girly.

That's all for now! Hopefully tomorrow/next week I can start posting about our Wisconsin (with a tiny bit of Minnesota thrown in) trip and also finish our dang love story! (I am so sick of it you guys, you don't even know. I didn't know it would be so much work! Ha!)

I'm linking up with Annie & Natalie for Thoughts for Thursday and Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

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18 comments:

  1. I love that that company donates a blanket for every one purchased! And I laughed out loud at your tweets the other night! Also Noah & I love Adele around here.....so much that we both have her CD in our vehicles lol!

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  2. I'm going to have "My Favorite Things" song stuck in my head all day now! ;) I have been loving reading your love story and can't wait to read the rest!! Also, totally following you on twitter ASAP, I'm all for reading your live tweets (even if they will be behind the actual show in my time zone!) :)

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  3. Everything here is great :) We got two stupid mugs with the mortgage company's name on them and some icky chai tea when we moved in- I want that blanket!!
    I missed the Bachelorette this week but my favorite part is live tweeting/reading other people's! We can live tweet it next time it's on :) Is Derek still there? He was my #2 after Jordan... And I also love Adele's "new" one!! :)

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  4. wayfair you got what i need! haha. that frame is awesome! and it's good? like for real? because our bed is still on the floor, no joke. we need a frame that sits on the floor so the cats can't get under it, so that one might not work. also, only i use king pillows - KC doesn't like them. Also (again), we use separate blankets because I am cold and he is hot, and when I roll around a lot, it wakes him. So it basically looks like 2 different beds on one bed haha.

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  5. Your new blanket is nice, reminds me of the pattern on an old comforter used to have when I met him centuries ago. I also love your bedding that you want, pretty but not overtly feminine, right?

    I really need to get on the live tweeting, problem is I don't have cable, we have an android type box but I do think there's an option to select live tv, I'll have to look into it. I don't know what I've been doing all these years but it's the best show, some really funny shit on there. I only got into the series last year and previous to that maybe, MAYBE watched season one. But Jeff is on the bandwagon and thinks the show is hilarious, so at least he agrees with that TH show selection of mine... Now if I could only convince him that we NEED to watch RHOC tonight (because I have yet to see the premiere), we'll see how wel that goes. Lol!!

    Have a nice long weekend momma! Xo

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  6. P.s I have no idea why I just called you momma, forgive me. Lol!

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  7. King beds are definitely something to be celebrated! We don't have one but every time we go to a hotel it is such a treat!

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  8. Glad you're back!! I'm so excited you got a king bed--I've always wanted one. My 9 lb dog takes up a lot of room. ;)

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  9. I've never live tweeted a show but it sounds like a lot of fun lol. Also when we moved recently we went from a king bed back to a queen and it's so sad. King is the way to go if you have the room for sure.

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  10. That sunset is gorgeous! And I feel your pain-the best giveaway I ever won, just happened to never show up. BOO.

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  11. I'll have to check you out on Bachlorette night. i LOVE watching live tweets during shows I'm watching.

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  12. I seriously don't know what we did without a King size bed! There's just so much more room, and even if a pup still has to sleep right next to you, it's still better sleeping on it than a queen size bed! The blanket your mortgage company sent y'all is so pretty, and it looks super comfy too! I hope you have a great Fourth of July weekend!

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  13. How is Alex a better potential husband than Wells?! Like REALLY. Come on JoJo! Also, the twitter reactions to the Bachelorette (and Bachelor) are always pure gold. I haven't tweeted in like three years, but you know I'm checking that ish during every commercial break in The Bachelorette! haha!

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  14. Sooo sweet to send that blanket!! And what a beautiful sunset!! Cannot wait to hear about your trip!!! Have the best holiday weekend!!

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  16. King beds are EVERYTHING. Well, everything after winning giveaways. (But EW to not being sent what you won!)

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  17. Yay for winning the Jord watch giveaway! I love your live tweets during the Bachelorette. I never live-tweet but maybe I should. That blanket looks pretty awesome and for a good cause too!

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  18. That blanket looks amazing, and you definitely have some good luck winning so many giveaways! I don't watch the bachelorette, but I kind of love seeing everyone's tweets about it- it makes me feel like I somewhat know what's going on, haha.

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