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Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Sprinkles | 17 comments

The Little Things

Today wasn’t particularly great or exciting. I didn’t win the lottery. I had to go back to work. I am still not feeling 100% after suffering from the stomach bug. I didn’t complete a stellar long run. But yet, I found myself smiling a lot today: Smiling because of the little things.

Like getting a text from Dave with this picture….

Funny labs


I cannot stop laughing at that.

I also got a text from my best friend, Stacie, that brightened my day. I received a picture of her at the gym with one of my workouts printed out. It totally made my day to hear how much my bestie enjoyed doing this superset workout.

I wasn’t feeling a big lunch today, so naturally I figured frozen yogurt was the way to go.

Fro Yo


That little bowl of heaven featured thin mint frozen yogurt, cake batter frozen yogurt and brownie batter frozen yogurt (a.k.a the trifecta of deliciousness) topped with marshmallows, chocolate chip cookies, reese’s and (of course) sprinkles. I want to live in that bowl. Like, pitch a tent in there and never leave.

On the way home from work, I chatted with my mom and thoroughly enjoyed listening to her laugh at the events of my workday. Her laugh is infectious and I can’t help but smile when I hear it.

Then I came home to 2 pups who were overjoyed to see me and I got to enjoy the Florida February weather with them before making dinner.

February Swim


Marley enjoyed the weather more than the rest of the fam and went for a quick dip in the pool. Watching him swim always makes me smile…unless it is 7:45am and I’m late for work, then that is a horse of a different color.

I enjoyed dinner (jambalaya) on the couch with Dave (something we never do). We usually sit at the table because we are old fashioned, but tonight we sat on the couch indian style and laughed our butts off. We talked about the upcoming year and all the possibilities it holds and we both smiled through our entire meal…and seconds….and maybe I had thirds. Whatever. Minor details. We were hungry tonight.

Now I’m curled up on the couch with the Neiman Marcus beauty catalog, which obviously makes me smile. Dave isn’t smiling about the possibility of $300 eye cream, but I’m sure he will see it differently when he realizes the free tote I would get filled with tons of free samples upon my purchase of a product that is $125 or more! Um, that is like 2 free totes and double the samples. He’s a reasonable man. Surely he will see the logic in this.

Today isn’t a holiday. Tomorrow isn’t Saturday. I didn’t accomplish anything life changing today, yet it was still a good day filled with lots of smiles, thanks to the people and pups I love the most. Β I guess the moral of this story is that you should never underestimate the little things you can do to brighten someone’s day. A simple text. An encouraging word. Sharing a laugh. Sharing a bowl of frozen yogurt (I wouldn’t actually share that, but the experience in general. Thin mint fro yo is way too good to share). $300 eye cream. A few little things could make a big difference between a regular ole’ day and a great day. πŸ™‚

What little thing brightened your day today?Β 



  1. I absolutely love this πŸ™‚ That picture makes me lol, Dan would so send me the same text message. Fro Yo is always the way to go. And we almost always eat our meals on the couch. Woooops. My day is always brightened by snuggin with Dan and Nola. We’re currently watching Snooki & JWoww. Yeah, we’re classy like that.
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    • haha – Snooki is entertaining. No judgement here!

      I hope you & Dan get to see Save Haven tonight!! πŸ™‚

  2. Haha I love that pic he texted you! Connor always sends me funny pictures like that to brighten my day also.

    Fro yo for lunch– always a good idea.

    My day was brightened yesterday when Connor came home with a bouquet of flowers and my favorite chocolate- York Peppermint Patties!
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    • Oh, if you love peppermint patties you should check out – Jessica made some peppermint pattie brownies not too long ago! Look at her recipe index – you’ll have to make them!

      And that’s so sweet about Connor. Dave doesn’t buy me flowers too often because I usually forget to water them and they die pretty quickly. He’s better off with baked goods. ha

  3. Oh that picture is so adorable! I will have to share that with anyone who needs a laugh. πŸ™‚ The highlight of my day yesterday was getting home late and having Luke still be up. Dad was just working on getting him to bed, but I had time to get a few snuggles in before laying him down. πŸ™‚
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    • aaww, that is so sweet, Katie! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Valentines Day!

  4. That picture is amazing!! I just copy and pasted it into an email and sent it to my best friends with a “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!”. Perfection. I am glad you had such a great day! It really is the little things in life : )
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    • You could probably make funny photos like that one using Sascha, Megan! ha πŸ™‚

  5. aw that sounds like a great day! ..and make room for two in that frozen yogurt tent! LOL πŸ™‚

    • I literally laughed out loud at this comment, Jessica. I made a huge bowl of fro yo so there was room for 2 – don’t worry!

    • Aw, that is so sweet! Moms are the best! πŸ™‚

  6. Awesome day.
    Highlight of my day:
    My 2 year old’s bum in undies.

    Swearsies…CUTEST THING EVER.
    I’ll eventually update the blog with pics.

    Totes plan on trying that workout soon.
    As soon as I forget about how sore I was after your LAST workout.
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  7. Ha Ha, Joshua & I couldn’t stop laughing at your first photo. Seriously, those two are the cutest things!!

    Well since our day is just getting started (it’s now Friday), I’d have to say finding Reese’s shaped pb hearts at the grocery store this morning was pretty friggen awesome… not so awesome was the price tag (damn you “international” food coming to Kuwait)


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