Day 355 – On The 4th Day, Tools

“Even the simplest tools can empower people to do great things” – Biz Stone On the 4th day til Christmas, we selected tools as another item we truly value. Owning a home requires some work. Things break and it’s important to have proper tools to fix it. My Dad and I do a fun thingContinue reading “Day 355 – On The 4th Day, Tools”

Day 354 – On the 5th day, Clothes and Shoes

“I have enough clothes and shoes. I don’t need to go shopping” – No Woman Ever A little humor today in the daily quote, but something to think about. Today as the 5th day of Christmas, we have chosen clothes and shoes. This one is pretty obvious as we need both clothes and shoes eachContinue reading “Day 354 – On the 5th day, Clothes and Shoes”

Day 353 – On The 6th Day, Phones

“Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called gateways to human knowledge.” -Ray Kurzweil “When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.” -MichelleContinue reading “Day 353 – On The 6th Day, Phones”

Day 352 – On The 7th Day, Coffee

“Everyone should believe in something. I believe I will have another coffee.” -Unknown “What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.” -Henry Rollins “We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems inContinue reading “Day 352 – On The 7th Day, Coffee”

Day 351 – On The 8th Day, The Couch

“Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” -Anthony Bourdain “I don’t like going out that much. When I’m out, I think about my couch.” – Jennifer Lawrence On the 8th day til Christmas, another truly valued item agreed on by Amalia and I is the couch! The quotes provide two different opinions onContinue reading “Day 351 – On The 8th Day, The Couch”

Day 350 – On The 9th Day, Our Computer

“The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.” -Ted Nelson On the 9th day til Christmas, our 9th truly valued item agreed on by Amalia and I is our computer and desk. This is whereContinue reading “Day 350 – On The 9th Day, Our Computer”

Day 349 – On The 10th Day, Table for Gathering

“The family was an art… and the dinner table was the place it found expression.” -Don DeLillo On the 10th day til Christmas, our 10th truly valued item to talk about is our table for gathering! This table was gift from our friends Ali and Greg and it’s perfect for us. It has the abilityContinue reading “Day 349 – On The 10th Day, Table for Gathering”

Day 348 – On The 11th Day, Kitchen Appliances

“I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one.” – Anthony Daniels Well, today is the 11th day and no, we are not talking about pipers piping. Instead, we are talking about kitchen appliances being our next item that gives us value/joy. This one in particular is more value driven than joyous asContinue reading “Day 348 – On The 11th Day, Kitchen Appliances”

Day 347 – On the 12th Day, Bikes

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” -Albert Einstein The next 12 days leading up to Christmas we will be going through our top 12 items we can’t live without because of the value and joy they bring. Sometimes figuring out what you need can be the firstContinue reading “Day 347 – On the 12th Day, Bikes”

Day 346 – The Grinch

“Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young So Amalia and I had the opportunity last night to sit down and watch my favorite Christmas movie, The Grinch (Jim Carey version). It is very quotable and funny, things I enjoy very so in a movie. But the reason I bring it up isContinue reading “Day 346 – The Grinch”