10 Things to Smile About

August 14, 2013 · 28 comments

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1.) 10 Things to Smile About (inspired by Things I Can’t Say)

Sometimes I get so annoyed with the terrible news that gets sensationalized everyday. I wonder how engaging in those kinds of articles ages us. Sometimes it’s nice to refocus on the GOOD things happening in our lives, which is why  I loved this prompt to highlight things we have to smile about. Here’s my list!:

1. You’re not living in a van down by the river.



2. You don’t get picked on because you’re too good looking.happy3


3. You can dance!



4. You get to wake up to coffee every morning.


5. You have a good friend.


6. Fall is coming.



7. Hawaii is waiting for you…someday.


8. You don’t have to participate in a Real Housewives reunion.


9. You don’t have to clean up this mess…


10. Somebody loves you…or at the very least you can watch a great movie about what that love might feel like.


Now it’s your turn!

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The Prompts:

1.) 10 Things to Smile About (inspired by Things I Can’t Say)
2.) Tell us about a time you wanted to punch someone in the face.
3.) What were you blogging about last year at this time? What has changed?
4.) Share the story behind your current Facebook and/or Twitter profile photo.
5.) Bake something yummy and share the recipe!

Mama Kat Loves You When You Love Her


Cathy Kennedy August 15, 2013 at 2:53 am

LOL, you brought a smile to my face with your 10 Things. We both are grinning ear to ear of though that fall is coming! Thanks for allowing me play with you guys this week.

Joe February 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

How old was that kid? He smiled so well. WE took Kody, 14 mohtns now, for pictures twice. The first time I ended up buying none because they only got two. And the next they got six or so but they still stunk, but I surcame and bought a couple, feeling just so so about it. He smiles all the time, but is not a fan of strangers. I am envious of your skills and wish you were close by to capture his playfulness.

Karen and Gerard August 15, 2013 at 3:06 am

I like that picture of the gorilla playing in the leaves! I am smiling today because I have the day off–yay!

Andrea August 15, 2013 at 3:55 am

These are great! And I love how you did this list – I’m always impressed with the use of a good GIF. Or many good GIF. You nailed them all. :)

veronica August 15, 2013 at 4:20 am

Those all made me smile, but the one I liked the most was that panda and not having to clean up that mess :) Ha! Love it!

Marie at the Lazy W August 15, 2013 at 5:05 am

Veronica… ME TOO. : ))

Marie at the Lazy W August 15, 2013 at 5:02 am

a) That was fun!! Excellent collection, and I am smiling about every one of them. Especially Ellen. : ))
b) I am so sorry! Linked up twice by accident, thinking the photo didn’t work, I would love to take one of them down.
c) Have an awesome day!

Karin August 15, 2013 at 5:44 am

Excellent blogs this week! I copied Marie and accidentally linked up twice…oops! Have an excellent day. :)

May August 15, 2013 at 6:13 am

My mood has been too heavy lately. This is the perfect antidote.

Jessica August 15, 2013 at 6:34 am

Oh my gosh, this is great! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face! :)

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Caroline August 15, 2013 at 6:38 am

I love this! I especially love your graphics. Especially Ellen and Jennifer Lawrence.

ReneeJay August 15, 2013 at 6:55 am

One thing I’m smiling about is finding this site and being able to read all the wonderful blogs! I loved all your GIFs but I especially loved the Sponge Bob one. I was a big fan of his when my youngest was watching him.

Chris Carter August 15, 2013 at 7:28 am

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! You nailed it all! SO fun to watch! Definitely sharing… :)

Shell August 15, 2013 at 7:33 am

Definitely glad I don’t have to clean up that mess. Though I’d smile a lot more if someone else had to clean up the bathrooms here.

mryjhnsn August 15, 2013 at 8:54 am

Oh thank goodness no housewives reunion!

Sam August 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

Who needs Buzzfeed when we have Mama Kat?? :-)

Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) August 15, 2013 at 11:22 am

I love your list because they all made me smile. :D

I think JLaw is my celeb crush. After Ellen, of course.

Tracie August 15, 2013 at 11:24 am

I am definitely glad I don’t have to clean up that mess. Or be on a Housewives reunion show. Scary!

Kristen R. August 15, 2013 at 11:43 am

That coffee image had me mesmerized for a good 5 minutes. I’m trying that with my next cup. :)

Tonya August 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I have never and will never watch an episode of Real Housewives of anywhere, let alone a reunion. Ugh!

And love like in The Notebook… Ah, we should all be so very lucky.

Marta August 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Ooo those are good things to smile about. And reminded me that I haven’t watched RHOC this season and I need to fix that. Already texted my husband to get them for me!

Jan S August 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm
Jan S August 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Mama, I screwed up my listing above with the wrong link. Not sure how to correct, but this is it. http://peoniesandpopsicles.jigsy.com/ Thanks!
I’ll get used to the process, I promise! :)
Jan S.

Mindi August 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Yay fall!! Sometimes I feel like all I do is clean up messes but for sure they aren’t as bad as that mess. Books, hot wheels, legos and laundry doesn’t seem so bad now! :) Love your list!

Katherine G August 16, 2013 at 6:42 am

This is a great list. Love it.

Arnebya August 21, 2013 at 5:20 am

This absolutely just made my morning.

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