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16 Things I Effing Love, Love, Love


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  1. Black Boots.   I once asked Mr. Liverpool if he knew what my favorite color was.  After much consideration and sighing,  he finally says,  “black boots!”  Classic.

 

 

 

 

  1. Lipstick.   I have tubes of cherry red,  hot pink,  vivid raspberry,  cool coral, & clear gloss.  Furthermore,  I have all of Kay’s bags upon bags of Clinique,  which I shall keep forever.

 

 

 

  1. Family Gatherings.   Almost every Sunday,  my daddy prepares a huge spaghetti dinner at his house on 95th and Seaver:  Homemade sauce with bacon,  Italian sausage,  beef ribs,  pigs feet,  canned corn, thick pasta from the Italian Village, and sometimes,  polenta,  which is like biting into my childhood.  YESSSSS.  See my daddy HERE!

 

 

 

  1. This Quote by Sylvia Plath:  “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart:  I am,  I am,  I am.”    ( it’s a reminder that we are  A-L-I-V-E ).

 

 

 

  1. Meeting Kick Ass  Blogging Chicks.  Do any of these cards look familiar?   I’m in touch with women from South Africa, Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, New York, Sweden, Norway, & Maine.  ( to name a few ) Oh,  and a few dudes,  as well.

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  1. The Road Less Traveled:   I take the same route on my walk every. single.  day.

I typically encounter the same people (we nod at one another, ‘Hey.’)  I pick the same flowers  (I steal them from Mrs. Bennett’s garden ). I pet the same dog,  Sierra, and walk over the same railroad tracks ( I love trains ). Last week,  quite out of character, I decided to take a side road.  What I stumbled upon was the Land of Eden, The Yellow Brick Road.  SEE Below!  This is a metaphor—but it’s not a metaphor.  Don’t you LooooooooOVE?!

 

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  1. The Breakfast Club:   I looooooove this film:   The brain. The athlete. The basket case. The princess.  The criminal.  I love all of them.  I was the basket case…but now, I’m the princess!  Watch Here!!

 

 

        8.  Audio Books.   I go a bit nuts when people assume listening to audio books is  cheating.  “You’re not actually reading,”  they exclaim.    I say,  “Are the words still flowing inside my ears?  Are the stories still molding inside my mind?”  Yes.  And yes. Assholes.  I mean,  you’re entitled to your opinion, people.

 

 

9.   Blue Chips w/ Guacamole Dip.  Delicious & Heavenly.  Here’s what you do:  get your organic blue chips and guac together, a glass of red wine, choose an Indie movie from Netflix & enjoy your evening, darlings.

 

 

 

10.    Taking Photos of My Cat:    I confess,  I’m a cat woman.  So what. Anyhow,  my cat isn’t  happy about this fact.  I dress him up like Gaga,  put leopard sweaters on him & chased him up the tree for this photo.  Look at that face!

 

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        11. Downton Abbey:  Decadent.  Delicious.   Devine.  Un-fucking-forgettable.  Get Hooked HERE!

 

 

 

       12.  Take Me To The King.  I’ve already told everybody  that this is the song I want played at my funeral.  I love it so so so so so so much.  I also looooove the word  “SO.”   Listen NOW!

 

 

 

     13.  Billy Bob Thornton:   This Interview  stirred me,  touched me,  inspired me.  I loooooooooove Billy.

 

 

 

14.   Verbs.  For example,  I love the verbs in the 23rd Psalm:   Leads.  Restores. Guides.  Anoints.  Comforts.  Protects.  Prepares.  Refreshes.  Follows.  LOVE.

 

 

 

        15.   Inspirational People.   I adore people who cause me to think,  reflect,  transform,  evolve,  bloom,  believe,  love harder  &  live better.

 

 

 

        16.    Revolution & Girls Wanna Have Fun:   If my blog had a 2 theme songs:   Revolution  &  GIRLS!

 

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    Elephant's Child
    August 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    So many things.
    The garden. Books. Sinfully dark chocolate. Cats. Birds. The magic of the sky. Rainbows. And you.
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    totsymae1011
    August 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I like black boots too. Makes me feel like I’m in a sexy cat suit.
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    August 12, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Alpha Hubby, Alpha Hubby, Alpha Hubby. What? You thought there was something else? Ha! Oh OK, I discovered a totally awesome weirdo movie on Netflix – Assassin in Love – and now it is a favorite along with The Princess Bride (so funny). Dark chocolate with sea salt; huge old snapdragon flowers, swimming in the pool by moonlight, and snow: snowflakes, snowmen, snow drifts, snow angels, snow piles. So much more but seriously, who’d care? What I love in the internet world is YOU.
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    lisa thomson-The Great Escape...
    August 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Ah, black boots–absolutely!! Guac, chips and red wine? Totally <3. Billy Bob's interview is so very touching. I love Oprah's master class series. I always enjoy your favorites lists, Kim. They're so fun and beautiful like you.
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    Tia
    August 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Love You!

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    Mike
    August 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Anytime a time either mentions or wears black boots the only that swoons through my head is Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’.” Massive love for that song! Lip gloss (not lipstick) can make my toes curl with delight upon kissing a gal’s lips that is wearing it! Whoa!! Did Phoenix send you a card for your wall??? If that’s not him I hope he doesn’t see this! He’s in the other room. Love the pic of your kitty! Have you ever seen the movie, Have you ever seen B.B.T.’s movie “Bandits”??? It’s absolutely HYSTERICAL, Kim!! Our best always to you xoxo’s 🙂
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    Neva @ Retire for the Fun of it
    August 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Your dad is the ultimate chef – clean apron, clean countertop. How does he do it? Your cat has that “I have to put up with this stuff” look.
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    Debi
    August 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I effing love a fine Cabernet, having a stack of unread books on my shelf, my awesome 13-year-old son, olives, and peace. I love peace.
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    Valentine Logar
    August 12, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I love you
    Sitting in lavender
    Great books
    Meeting new friends who I feel like I have known forever
    Love songs
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    Hotly Spiced
    August 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Your cat is cute. I think your father is wonderful to cook up that big pasta dish for all the family every Sunday. I had never thought about the verbs in Ps 23 but really, if we need hope, all we need to do is cling to those verbs. If I could walk through a garden like that every day I wouldn’t change my route either xx
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    Alison
    August 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I effing love chocolate, ice cream, books, the quiet after the kids go to bed, playing Candy Crush at the doctor’s office (because OMG I have to go so often), and one-on-one breakfast dates with a good friends.
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    Jeri
    August 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    We should get together and gorge ourselves on chips and guac dip sometime 😉 Though of course I won’t be wearing any lipstick. It’s the one type of make-up I never could get used to. As for audio books, it’s definitely not cheating. I get through one, if not two, books a month that way just in the time it takes me to walk the dog.
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    Kim Gagnon
    August 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Kimmy.
    Love your lists!! I have a new found respect for Billy Bob. I never knew his brother died. I love what he said. Lets talk more about your lists when I see you! Love you xoxoxoxo. K

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    Britton Swingler
    August 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    * How can a girl live without black boots? I mean, come on! So, um, yes to that (I need new ones, actually).
    * I love people who aren’t afraid to tell me what they think – which is kind of rare.
    * I recently love blended lavender boba drinks so much that I don’t want to read the ingredient list (that can ruin a very good thing sometimes – and, erm, yes, I am usually a label reader)
    * I love my husband so much that my heart feels like it gets squeezed into the shape of a <3 every time I look into his beautiful eyes. No, really.
    *I love your blog for its irreverent and stunning beauty – the way you allow it to reveal who you really are (or, wait, are you laughing all the way to the bank and I'm just a gullible fool?)
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    Chris Carter
    August 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    AH!!! Your daddy is the MAN!!! I really want to try those baby back ribs and bacon sauce… hmm…

    Yellow brick road… amazing! Perhaps you need to keep THAT route as your every day now.

    I love that you know people from all around the world. Ah, the power of the internet for the good.

    My absolute favorite thing? Solitude. Always has been. Even when I was a kid- I would bike away from home and find my ‘place’ by the creek and take out my journal and write and pray… alone. Oh how that filled my heart in this miraculous way.
    Funny though- I’m such a people person, I thrive on people!!! But I love my time alone, eh- with God alone, best.
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      My Inner Chick
      August 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Chris,
      solitude is good. Many writers thrive on this. I know I do.
      About the baby back ribs…..you must come over for Sunday Dinner, Girl. xx kisssssssssssssss
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    Jodi
    August 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I effing love your blog titles. I also effing love my little girls cuddled next to me all warm and sweet. She needed a bit of mommy time before drifting off to sand land. Zzz. I effing LOVE you!
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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    August 13, 2014 at 2:23 am

    YES to black boots! I have a few pairs too. I am making guacamole for the lunch with some veggie chips :-))
    Have a sweet and lovely day, Gal!
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    debbie
    August 13, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I’m a big fan of lipstick!!! Hated my lips when I was a kid but since seeing Angelina Jolie and her lips I have learned to love my big lips! I also love the moon and stars and could gaze at the night sky forever….
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    Jann
    August 13, 2014 at 6:04 am

    These are 16 things to be passionate about!!! Yay! Especially love your daddy cooking all those Sicilian meals on Sundays. And the way you described them. Yum. xxxxxxkisses to you kim
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    Red Dwyer
    August 13, 2014 at 6:33 am

    1. You
    2. A child of mine (at any age) crawling on my lap just to be close.
    3. An out-of-the-blue tele from a friend when I cross their mind.
    4. Handwritten cards and letters (to or from)
    5. An “I love you” text
    6. Leather
    7. The smell of tack and horses
    8. Holding hands
    9. Down pillows… lots of them
    10. Tequila
    11. Music which makes me want to dance
    12. Swimming
    13. A hot hot hot bath with a terrific book
    14. Poetry
    15. A fresh manicure and pedicure
    16. A massage

    <3 Oodles of love and smooches <3
    xxx
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    solidgoldcreativity
    August 13, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I like your path and your cat and so much more. Your dad made me laugh with “bacon makes everything better”. I’m also now getting the Bible out to read again Psalm 23 and its verbs. Love from MLB, you gorgeous being xxx
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      My Inner Chick
      August 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Narelle,
      I memorized the 23rd Psalm right before Kay was murdered. Thank goodness because
      it was the only prayer I could utter. I began to notice all of the ACTON Verbs. I will lead. I will anoint. I will protect. I will guide. I will make you lie down. I JUST LOOOOOOOOOOVE. xxxxx KISS for you stunning girl.
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    solidgoldcreativity
    August 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

    PS. I’m also a flower thief xx
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    Susan Casey
    August 13, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Kim,
    Here’s what I LOVE…You and your posts! xo

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    Debbie
    August 13, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Loved watching your daddy make spaghetti and can almost smell it bubbling! The Italian in my family is my mom, and boy, does she love to cook. This made me miss my late daddy all the more.
    Poor kitty. You really put leopard sweaters on him? Dallas would never stand to be dressed — in fact, he even hates wearing a raincoat!
    Love Love Love the path with the colorful chairs and flowers! Bet you wished you’d had a cup of tea and a good book and could linger there a while.
    Me? I love it when the words flow, when the Muse sits on my shoulder and I don’t have to PULL every single stinking word out!
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    Debbie
    August 13, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Hi Kim; I really enjoyed getting to know more about you through this post. Black boots rock! Your Dad is very cool and so is Billy Bob. 🙂
    My passions include Hubby, dogs, music, travel, history, cinema, literature, Italian food and wine (actually, all things Italian, including the aforementioned Hubby). Cheers!
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    Liz
    August 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Kim, I love some of the things you love: The Road Less Travelled, every. single. day – you really see things that way : )

    Breakfast Club – love that movie & its message

    The Plath quote made my day! Thank you Kim & Sylvia.

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      My Inner Chick
      August 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Liz,
      I have that quote framed in my writing room.
      When I was going thru my darkest hours, I’d look at it and think “I am I am I am”… a l i v e! xxxx
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    Dangerous Linda
    August 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I share many of your effing loves, Darling 😉

    Especially black boots, the road less traveled and inspirational people.

    Oh, and I effing LOVVVEEEEE peaches!!!!! I thought of you when I wrote my current post about peaches being ‘the sexiest food in the universe’ — I’m secretly hoping you’ll throw down the gauntlet in challenge…
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    Sebastian Aiden Daniels
    August 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I love your list hehe. So important to make a gratitude list.

    I effing love my friends, favorite comedy shows, being able to play basketball and tennis, living where I live, and my family : D.
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    TheKitchenLioness
    August 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Dear Kim, what a wonderful posts – I am not really good at writing lists about things that I love and cherish but there are a few things that always pull at my heart-strings like the way my kids smell like summer these days, like my hubby listens to me…love visiting different countries, learning different languages, trying out new recipes and smelling freshly brewed coffee in the morning…And I love coming here for a visit and read your posts and marvels at your wonderful writing.
    Hugs and kisses from afar,
    Andrea – you should send me your address so I can send you a lovely postcard from Bonn…

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    elizabeth
    August 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I love you.
    my kitties and puppy
    men
    lip gloss – have more than I need but who cares!
    my art
    my words
    my humor
    my compassion
    my dark days that lead me back to the light
    funny women
    kind people
    shoes and handbags
    and I would love to taste peace before I die.
    xxx
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    Anna @ shenANNAgans
    August 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Ohhhhhh I’ve written you a glitter filled card / letter, I need your addy to post. 🙂
    Seriously… You rock. Just started getting into wearing brightly coloured lipstick myself, totally makes you feel fabulous and oh so feminine.
    Hmmm… Things I effing love – My iPhone (I know its a problem), my BFF, my blue sparkle eye shadow, bikram yoga and Chai Tea, crazy about the stuff lately.
    Have a rippa week lovely lady! xox
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    Balroop Singh
    August 13, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I love black boots too.
    I love kindhearted and candid people.
    I love snow covered mountains and streams emerging out of them.
    I love my tea, made in my style.
    I love long flowing dresses.
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    Monica
    August 13, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Kim, I love quite a few of things you love. I have tons off lipstick, mostly Clinique. Whenever I want to treat myself, I get a new lipstick. Actually my favorite these days is Smashbox Vivid Violet. That color is absolutely divine!

    As someone who works at a PBS station, I’m thrilled you love Downton Abbey. I recently posted on Facebook that next year there’s an exciting new series coming, Indian Summer. Promises to be just as good, and even better. I saw previews and it is juicy, sinful, hot and terribly romantic. Set in India during the time of the revolution for independence. I for one cannot wait to see it!
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      My Inner Chick
      August 14, 2014 at 6:13 am

      Smashbox Vivid Violet!
      I think I’ve seen you in that, Monica. FAbbbbb!
      Indian Summer sounds addictive, but can it possibly be better than Downton?! XXXXXX

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    Mandy - The Complete Book
    August 14, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I love you and your post! Awesome 16 things Kim! I am a lipgloss and lipbalm girl and have one in my bag, the bathroom, my car and a spare, one in the office, next to the bed and one in the lounge!
    I can imagine the wonderful Sunday family get together’s. I want to eat your daddy’s cooking!
    Aah, the road less travelled is always the one Pete and I will take – we are clearly not very mainstream. 🙂
    I listen to audio books on long roads trips and have just started listening to them in small increments on my runs.
    Your cat is purrfect! I too must confess to being a cat lover – nothing wrong with that. I have been trying very unsuccessfully to take photos of my three for you – they refuse to cooperate – I even sneak up on them when they are sleeping and its almost as if they know what I want to do – they will open one one, give me that – “oh you have got to be kidding me, not again” look, yawn, stretch and jump off whatever they were sleeping on. I will have to try a new tactic!
    Have a beautiful day Kim!
    Love, hugs and kisses to you from a sunny Sundays River.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxoxoxo
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      My Inner Chick
      August 14, 2014 at 6:07 am

      Mandy,
      yes, I can see you exploring the Road Less Taken! You are that kind of girl.
      Hurry and get a photo of your furry babies : ) LOVE and KISSSSSSSSS. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    August 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I am crazy for lipstick too-it’s red for me! And isn’t Downton Abbey great? I had to turn off after that terrible event in the last season but went back soon after.
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    Kristi Campbell
    August 14, 2014 at 7:11 am

    That garden walkway is incredible! Yay to the new path/road less travelled. Black boots are simply awesome as is that photo of your cat (and I’m not really a cat gal – allergies sigh). Also I want to come to your dad’s on a Sunday because YUM (except for the pigs feet because not yum although I’ve never tasted them because I’m a wimp that way).
    I love backrubs!! And verbs. And words. And my kid. Here’s to ALIVE!
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    Lady Jennie
    August 14, 2014 at 8:26 am

    This list just made me happy.

    I already like your FB page. 🙂
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    lisa
    August 14, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I loved, loved, loved this post, Kim!
    I am picturing you Dad and his spaghetti sauce. It makes me smile.

    Two things (other than the obvious, family) come to mind.
    Black. Anything. I wear waaaaaaaaay too much black. Always have. Always will.
    Chocolate. OMG, don’t even get me going with that. 🙂

    Happy day to you, my friend. xo.

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      My Inner Chick
      August 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

      YES,
      Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! I have LOTS, Lisa. What I did is buy Several scarves to get a bit of color into my
      wardrobe! And don’t get me goin’ on chocolate, girl! 🙂 xxx
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    August 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I effing love this life.
    I love that it challenges me at most every turn to extend and expand beyond my current understanding.
    I love that it gives me pause to reflect on long-held beliefs to assure myself they’re my own, and not someone else’s I was taught – or told – to take on as my own.
    I love that it reveals its not-so-secret mysteries to me at its ideal time, in its ideal way. (Not in “my ideal time” or “my ideal way.”)
    I love that it puts me in touch with people who, in another bygone time, might have been untouchable. Like you. xoxo
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    dad
    August 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Just a little correction on my spaghetti sauce. I do use bacon, not beef ribs but pork spare ribs.
    I do not use pigs feet but pork hocks. Please forget the canned corn, it really don’t go good
    with spaghetti. Other wise every thing else is correct.
    Love You
    Dad

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    Choc Chip Uru
    August 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I am ALL for loving this post, you and I are so similar in our loves 😀
    Though especially loving black boots with lipstick 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    Dana
    August 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I effing love m&m’s, kick-ass heels, riding boots, gel manicures, the word “plethora”, sleeping in, and getting a facial. I also love random lists like this.
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    ladyfi
    August 15, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I love Downton Abbey – and that Sylvia Plath quote!
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    Pam Hogeweide
    August 15, 2014 at 12:56 am

    What do I love?

    I love your voice and your sassy blog!

    And I love tattoo art, Pandora music and Games of Thrones. I love the idea of No More Chemo and healed bodies and smiling futures for my children; I love flowers and barefoot gardening… and I love, love, love red wine and dark chocolate and the ocean.

    Love your blog, Kim, love your presence in my life via the internet. I just know that we are soul sisters!

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      My Inner Chick
      August 15, 2014 at 5:34 am

      Pam,
      SO HAPPY that your son is done w/ chemo. I’ve been following you on Facebook.
      Can I get your address? siammuse@msn.com
      Also, I love the idea of barefoot gardening, but last week I was stung 2 TIMES! can you believe that?
      Love to you, soul sister. xxx
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    Goodness and Grit
    August 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

    1-You remembered Norway! I love that!
    2-I miss being away from my family and their big Sunday potluck dinners.
    3-inspirational people- I just spent a weekend training with Kino Macgregor. I’m too sore to breath, but all the people around me were trying so damn hard and that was very VERY inspirational. I love yogis.
    4-Bright lipstick- I never thought I was worthy, but lately I look so washed out in my pictures. I’m gonna get some!
    5-blue chips-man those puppies need to hop the pond! I haven’t seen them in Whoville.
    6-I still have not seen a single episode of Downtown Abby :0
    What do I love? Writing, yoga, cocoanut water, fried eggs, the ocean, swimming naked, drinking wine with good friends, life.

    Miss you!
    Klem,
    Kimberly
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    Marcia @ Menopausal Mother
    August 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I love getting to know you a little bit better! Hey, that garden trail picture is HEAVENLY!!!! I’d walk that every single day if I lived there. Love the Sylvia Plath quote and I love my blogging buddies!
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    Sandy Ramsey
    August 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    This is such a great list! I would be in heaven to have found that little side road. It looks so peaceful, like a little piece of heaven. The Breakfast Club is one of my all time favorite movies. I haven’t seen it in a while…it may be time. I love guacamole with almost anything!
    I have never seen Downton Abbey. I know, I know….I will watch it one of these days! I hear it’s fantastic…from everyone. Personally, I am on pins and needles waiting for Sons of Anarchy’s last season to start next month. That’s my TV addiction.
    Isn’t one of the best things about blogging the people you come across? I know a whole world opened up for me since I started and I love it!
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      My Inner Chick
      August 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Hi, Sandy,
      I’ve watched all of SONS))!! Mr. L and I watch it together. Isn’t Jax HOT?! I also love Gemma’s character, but she’s def. MEAN.
      Yeah, I agree about blogging. I’ve met SO many people, which is quite rich 🙂 xxxxx
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    Carolyn Hughes
    August 17, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I love your vibrant list Kim. So many things on there that I love too!

    It’s those little things in my life that give me the greatest pleasure. Taking a walk in the forest, spending fun time with my daughters, finding a chocolate bar in the fridge that I’d forgotten was there, reading (or listening to!) a really good book, saying a prayer and having that feeling that I’ve been heard.

    What I love the most about my life is the people that love me as much as I love them 🙂
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    Alice
    August 17, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I love the idea that your blog has a theme song and yes, I can totally see it would be girl’s just wanna have fun! such a great list of things to love & be grateful for. Aah, The Breakfast club. One of the most iconic films that ever was. ps, I can’t remember, but was chocolate on that list 😉
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    Vidya Sury
    August 17, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    😀 What a gorgeous list! I wondered why you didn’t list chocolate and just saw your comment above!

    I LOVE that song “Girls just wanna have fun” – my best friend and I used to zoom around town on my scooter singing it at the top of our voices. There’s a song that goes with it …”Boys just wanna have sex” 😀

    I have the Sylvia Plath quote printed and stuck on my bookshelf where I can see it Kim!

    Oh, I love you more than the sight of hundreds of women flower vendors I saw a the market yesterday – all of them smiling, hopeful, encouraging!
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      My Inner Chick
      August 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      —–Vidya,
      you are beautiful.
      you are a prayer.
      I see God inside your face.
      Luv you more than my little squirrel who eats in my feeder all day long. xxxxxxx
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    Patricia Scattergood
    August 18, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Love your comment about lipstick. My seven-year-old granddaughter spent the night with me recently. She found a red lipstick in my bathroom (one of those Clinique freebies). She said, “I’ve been wanting a red lipstick for a loooong time.” I think she would enjoy getting into your collection. I put a photo of her in a bubble bath with her awesomely painted lips.

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    Rita @ The Crafty Expat
    August 18, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Dear Kim, after you left a comment on my blog about how much you loved audio books, I went over to have a look at Audible. I chose A Discovery of witches read by Jennifer Ikeda (who also read The Storyteller). I’m hooked! I love them! It’s my motivation for walking everyday!
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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom
    August 18, 2014 at 5:06 am

    I love what you wrote on The Road Less Traveled. . that’s awesome. . when I lived in WA, I would take walks as well and just loved the beauty around me, nature and the calmness of it all. Now, I still love quiet mornings before anyone in my house is awake. . so I can get work done and just have a little “me time” with my cup of coffee.
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    Charlene Ross
    August 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Hmm.. let’s see, I love 80’s music (still – guilty pleasure), traveling, dark chocolate, bold red wine and My Inner Chick (that would be YOU)! Those are some things I absolutely positively LOVE

    xoxo

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    Sandra
    August 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I love listening to Wayne Dyer, Joseph Murphy and Ernest Holmes via Youtube when I walk outside. I love white chocolate. I love being up early in the morning and having the house to myself. I love thrift stores. I love watching endless reruns of Unique Sweets. I love having movies playing to keep me company while I bake. I love the color of the sky when the sun rises and sets. I love old school R&B and disco. I’ll stop there.
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    Debbie Reilly
    August 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I effing love you!
    Debbie

    P.S. We have to get together .
    XOXOXO

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    Amy @ Fearless Homemaker
    August 26, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I agree with so many of these! And that chips + guac + wine + netflix night sounds like SUCH perfection. YUM!
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    Annette Molitor
    August 30, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I LOVE…

    Christian praise music and instrumental relaxation music.

    My first cup of coffee in the morning. (It’s even better if I’m sharing the sofa with my Rik).

    Chilling in front of my goldfish aquarium.

    Animals. Honestly, I believe they are a gift from God. I love to press my check against my cat and listen to her purr, or watching a dog fill up with joy by just playing with a stick.

    Creating things with my hands. Like crafts, art, or creative writing.

    Cooking and looking at recipes.

    The show Create. Go figure.

    Naps with flannel sheets.

    Shopping in second hand stores.

    Water; lakes streams, ponds, the ocean.

    Reading (there is this blog I like to read called My Inner Chick.com).

    Children; their innocence, their hugs, and their laughter.

    clothes

    Decorating; as in home décor.

    Watching home improvement shows and seeing the before after pics.

    Comedy. I love the oldies like Laurel & Hardy, Carol Burnette, & The Little Rascals.
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      My Inner Chick
      August 31, 2014 at 7:55 am

      AHHHHHHHHH,
      I love the stuff you love, Annette.
      Especially the listening to the cat’s purr. WONDERFUL. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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