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Unexpected naps.


Great coffee.

Sharpie pens.


The smell of coconut.

Bird dresses.

Football sunday.


Good scotch.



The first signs of spring.

Getting the photo on the first shot.

The last piece of a puzzle.

Jeans that fit perfectly.

Shooting the moon.


Tennyson quotes.

Elbow patches.

Dresses with pockets.

The Wire.

Breakfast for dinner.



Warm chocolate chip cookies.

Family game night.

Beta Radio.

Stick-to-your-bones song lyrics.

Movie popcorn.

Finding money in a pocket.

Not having to circle at the airport.

Singing in the shower.

Crossing something big off of a to-do list.

Eating something you grew.

Watching my children perform.

Tight hugs.


An Oxford comma.

The 9 snooze-button minutes.

Finding parking right away.

Finishing a really good book.

A handwritten letter.

A man in a suit.

John Hughes movies.

Freshly washed sheets.

An Irish accent.


Good fortune cookie fortunes.

Gilmore Girls episodes.

A perfect white t-shirt.

A good song on repeat.

Bow ties.

On The Waterfront. 

  1. This is a wonderful idea and a fantastic list.

    The other night I made chocolate chip cookies and my 15 year old son told me that the smell of the house reminded him of football. Confused, I asked him to explain. He said that he has great memories of me baking chocolate chip cookies on Sunday afternoon, which he’d eat until he was stuffed, while watching NFL games. My oh-so-cool, already jaded teenage son told me that something I’ve been doing for years without even realizing it has made for one of the best and strongest nostalgic reactions he’ll ever have. Sometimes those little things add up to a whole lot of BIG!


    ali replied on

    Oh how I absolutely love that. xo


    Comment by Jennifer on July 31, 2014
  2. A good glass of wine.

    An ice cold beer on a hot, summer day.

    Peanuts at a baseball game.

    Birthday cake.


    Comment by Kristabella on July 31, 2014
  3. Dresses with pockets!!


    Comment by Louisr on December 1, 2014
  4. <3


    Comment by Alex on December 1, 2014
  5. A resounding yes to all of these things. Xo


    Comment by Kat on December 1, 2014
  6. Shabbat meals with great friends!


    ali replied on

    Definitely! xoxo


    Comment by Sonya on December 1, 2014
  7. Hugs for no reason.


    Comment by Shari on December 1, 2014
  8. I love the smell of coconut too. Hawaiian Tropic lip balm in Tropical flavor is so, so good.


    Comment by Alison on July 31, 2016

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