Twofer Tuesday–Realizations and Pipedreams

Two Favorite Search Terms That Lead People to my Blog

#1. Treadmill program for Squash


Sorry, no training plans for those of the squash/gord/pumpkin kind here!

#2. Will a tic tac melt if it gets stuck up your nose?

Yes! A raisin, notsomuch.

Two Books I’m Reading

#1. Unglued


I finished this book last night, and if I were one to sit and read for a few hours, am sure I could have read it in a day. It was SO good, and really forced me to sit and think about how it’s awesome that I am able to depend on Scripture to help guide my reactions to less-than-pleasant situations.

#2. After turning the last page in Unglued, I promptly began my next book, Heart of the Matter:


I’m only a few chapters in, but Emily Giffin has never disappointed, and I’m excited for this light and fluffy fictional read. The only one of her books I haven’t read is Baby Proof because I don’t know if I can relate. Has anyone read Baby Proof who doesn’t have a baby/isn’t around babies all the time?

Two Things I Realized This Week

#1. That I don’t have to let my situations define me (see: book I finished this week.) One of the lines that really stuck out to me in Unglued is this one:

I can face things that are out of my control, and not act out of control.

And it shouted to me that I who I am not from my daily situations, or even how I handle those situations, but the fact that I *can* and am able to react positively to those situations.

#2. When in doubt, make a list.


Lists can take a scrambly mess of a day and give it some sense of structure. I like that.

Two Foods I’ve Been Loving

#1. Three words: bacon. wrapped. dates.


I made these as part of our half time spread for game day this past Sunday. They’re SO damn easy to make, too!

#2. Toasted baguette


Shane and I have become obsessed with toasting baguette and dipping it in melted brie cheese. Obsessed!

Two of My Current Pipe Dreams

#1. Million Dollar Rooms (on HGTV)


I’m a big fan of this show, but I would LOVE to have this guy give me his house. Or at lease his guest quarters.

#2. To be an avid skier!


Right now I don’t even like to ski (but I’ve only tried in Wisconsin, lol) so this might not come true Winking smile

Your turn! What’s one of you current pipe dreams?

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  1. I *love* some of the crazy search terms people use to find my site! Yesterday I got “did they serve crumpets at the Boston tea party?”

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  2. O
    Gosh. I have to share my child DID stick a tictac up her nose when she was tiny. It didn’t melt:-)
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  3. Oh I love that quote! I need to learn how to do that though LOL.

  4. I was watching a few minutes of Million Dollar Rooms with my mom the other night and I just couldn’t believe it. I didn’t see that room but I saw the one that where the wine cellar was a huge room with acrylic arches to hold the wine, lights in the acrylic and a ceiling that moves back and forth so you can see the wine from the living room above the cellar. It was INSANE!
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  5. i need to read that unglued book!!
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  6. On the HGTV subject there is a show called Live Here, Buy This and I want to sign up for it and actually move to one of our places! How fun would that be?! Yes, it is a total pipedream 😉
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  7. I’ve read Baby Proof and I’m about as far away from having kids as physically possible. Loved it just as much as her others :)
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  8. I need to read that book! And million dollar rooms is so amazing — definitely a pipe dream of mine!
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  9. I’ve been wanting to read Unglued! And I’ve read that Emily Giffin book too!! :) I just read her newest recently, and it wasn’t my fave – but still good!
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  10. Love this so fun! My pipe dream is to move to California (preferably Manhattan Beach), travel to Hawaii, compete in the CrossFit Games, and have a successful nutrition coaching business (the last one is an actual real dream!)
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  11. hahaha- search terms always crack me up. Good to know about the tic tac. Great dreams. Toasted bread? Always good. Always a pipe dream- opening a bakery :)

  12. hahah treadmill program for squash! Pipe dream to live in San Fran!! and that above pool would not be so bad inside my house!
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  13. I’m been ogling over high-fashion fall wardrobes. I’m not even a particularly fashion-forward person, but I fantasize about somebody giving me a shopping spree. If only.
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  14. I really want to read Unglued now!!!
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  15. hahaha i love those search terms! that is so funny! Lists are always awesome to make!
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  16. I’ve read all of Emily Giffin’s books. I obviously don’t have a child, but I really liked Baby Proof. It’s more about adult relationships and the inner workings of them than children. I believe I read that one on audiobook and Cynthia Nixon from Sex and the City read it. That was awesome!
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  17. haha! those search terms are hilarious – i love the one about the tictac! its so weird what random things bring people to blogs – mine always have to do with the definition of inner goddess hahahah so weird i know!
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  18. I’m waiting to read Heart of the Matter. I like her books when I need a light read. Baby Proof was ok, but not my favorite. Maybe because I also didn’t quite relate to the overall subject matter. However, I still say to give it a read. It’s not solely based on babies. Promise. :)
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  19. Love this post – and your gord pumpkin man! 😀 (October’s my fav month!) A pipe dream of mine? hmm… Probably to live closer to family (in the Bay Area) and work at the TRX Training Center – I think that would be fun for a while (on many levels). Another one? To run a marathon! I don’t think it’s that far out of reach but I’d love to complete one!

    By the way, thanks for the comments on my posts recently – you always encourage me! I always read even though I don’t comment as much – I want to say more to you b/c I appreciate you, Paige! Have a great day,

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  20. Oh wow! I love that quote! :)

    I also LOVE lists, hun! They save me
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  21. Holy crap that quote is so me right now! I am seriously working hard to not let things get me out of control! Tony and I just had that conversation! I want to live in France some day. Just for a little while. It’s definitely down the road, but it’s there!
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  22. I love funny search terms! I think my best one so far was something like “I ate an entire cake yesterday why do I feel sick” lol I think the answer is pretty obvious!
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  23. My pipe dream is the move to Switzerland :)
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  24. hahahaha #1 legit made me laugh out loud so hard.
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