Little Letters, January 2017

At the first of the year I try to shake things up a bit around here. Today’s post is an attempt to do exactly that. When a couple of my blogging friends started talking about the Little Letters monthly linkup, I knew I wanted to join them. It instantly reminded me of Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes, which has always been a favorite of mine. Plus, it is the perfect way to clean out the corners of my mind, do some confessions, and share what is really going on inside of my head.

Come to think of it, I’m not so sure this is a good idea after all…

Dear Friday the 13th,

Are people even afraid of you anymore. I looked at the calendar, noticed you, and thought a big, “meh!” It also occurred to me that my kids aren’t even aware of your existence. I think I’d like to keep it that way.

Dear Coffee Pot,

When I bought you 6 years ago I never imagined you living this long. All of my other coffee pot relationships had never made it past two years before we broke up… or they died. I must admit as fond as I am of you (and even more appreciative of your service) if you’re tired and want to cross over to the other side, I’m okay with that. You’ve lived a good life. 

Dear Target Return Desk,

I find it funny that after I returned a VERY un-level cake stand to the store, you put it back on the shelf. Was it really just me that noticed this. Should I have brought a level and tape-measurer with me to demonstrate just how bad it was? Or do you simply think the next persons OCD won’t compare to mine? I’d expect this kind of behavior from Walmart, but I thought you were better than that. 

Dear Wii Fit, 

Thank you for making my kids think that running in place for 10 minutes is the best game ever. This is really helping a mom out during the winter months when we don’t get outside much. I’m not sure how you do it, but job well done. 

Dear Ice Storm,

I knew you were coming today and I can be fine with that. However, if you could turn yourself into snow, that would be great. I would also like to add that if you knock my power out for a week, like you did 8 years ago, I may hurt someone. So let’s just play nice m’kay?

Dear Gym,

I really wish you had dumbbells in 2.5 lb increments. I think I am ready to use something heavier however, a 5lb increase is a lot. Especially when lifting it above my head. All of me wants to give it a try but I fear the results could be embarrassing at the least. 

Dear Chalkboard, 

I’m sorry I have neglected you for the past few months. It’s nothing personal, I just was really distracted. I promise that I haven’t stopped loving you. I hope we can spend more time together in 2017.

Dear This Is Us,


Thank you for not killing Toby. It was a very long month while we waited to find out his fate and I couldn’t be more relieved that he is still alive. I’m not sure I could have handled finding out the dark fate of another character on an emotional level.

P.S. I love you

Dear Marissa and Emily,

Please stop asking every single night before bed if we have school in the morning. I know, you know the days of the week and what days we have school. This isn’t rocket science. Christmas break is long, long gone. I hate it too, but I am trying to be strong for all of us. 

Dear Hurts Donuts

I’m so glad you opened a short walk away from my house #sarcasm. As if donuts weren’t already tempting enough. I now lie awake in bed at night knowing that you are open thanks to your 24 hour a day service. We have to move now. I can’t live with that hanging over my head. I blame you.


Linking up with Taz and Belly for Little Letters.

Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here on Monday.

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  • Heather Bramlett

    I love this….Little Letters! So fun!
    I ordered the chalkboard lettering book. It should arrive tomorrow! I can’t wait to get started!!!
    I haven’t watched ‘This is Us’ yet this week! I hope to tonight!!
    Have a great weekend!

    • YAYAYAY! So exciting I hope you are loving it!

  • Jessica

    I love this!! I used to do friday letters and had so much fun with it. I need to start doing this again. I haven’t watched This Is Us, but accidentally read an article about the newest episode and I’m so glad Toby didn’t die. He’s too great! Have a great weekend friend!

    • I was so relieved too. Mostly for the sake of Kate, that would have wrecked her. Totally join the linkup friend. It was so fun to put together.

  • Meghan Flinn

    Haha I’m cracking up over the “do we have school tomorrow”! Every night Noah asks if daddy will be home tomorrow, but I’m giving him a break now since I don’t think he really understands time or days yet lol. Loving this linkup, so glad I found out about it through your inquiry!

    • Oh me too! It is a nice, welcome change of pace for sure. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  • Amy Smith

    This is awesome! Years ago when I first started blogging, there was a link up called Friday’s Letters, which was so similar to this. I loved doing that every week! Have a great weekend!

    • I think I VAGUELY remember that one when I first started, but it may have been something else :P. It was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to keep participating each month.

  • bahahahahahah…this cracked me up: loved the format. Have a great weekend.

    • Thanks friend. I have a feeling you could write some pretty hilarious ones, your so witty.

  • Hahahaha!!! Oh my goodness, this is a great link up!!! “I expected this from Walmart” I nearly choked on my coffee… πŸ™‚

    • Lololol! I giggled over that part too. You’ll have to join next month!

  • Very cute. I am not so looking forward to this ice storm! We weren’t here 8 years ago so no clue how it will be! This Is Us made me happy this week too!

    • Well on our end it wasn’t to bad at all. I hope it treated you nicely!

  • Nichole H

    i loved this, I hope you keep doing it. I am grateful about Toby too I was stressed πŸ™‚

    • I definitely plan to keep doing these posts. It was so much fun to write. And yes, totally stressed for poor Kate.

  • chall1018

    Love this post, friend! It’s so fun to get a little glimpse inside the minds of our friends. And oh my word to the Marissa and Emily post. Mason does that every single night and morning! Drives me insane!! Happy Weekend!!

    • Lol! So glad they aren’t the only ones and that I’m not the only one too. This was a lot of fun to write. Can’t wait to keep it up.

  • I LOVE this! So fun. This definitely provides the opportunity for you to show how witty you are. πŸ™‚ Seriously..6 years?!! We haven’t had a coffee pot last that long in forever. And YES..This is Us…I was so relieved and I bawled over their relationship. πŸ™‚

    • I know right?! It probably know that I am itching for a new one so it just won’t die :P. I have officially stopped running the cleaning cycle too. I am trying to sabotage it! This linkup was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to keep participating.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    What a fun idea! I’m so with you on This is Us not killing Toby! While watching I thought they were going to kill him during the surgery so again I was relieved!

    • Isn’t it fun! You’ll have to join in next month. That didn’t even cross my mind (silly me), so glad though.

  • Freakin donuts- they are out to get us all. Im just super thankful there are no Krispy Kreme’s around me! Im so glad you linked up with Kristin, she is awesome!

    • I am so glad too. This post was a lot of fun to write. Freaking donuts, lololololol!

  • I had this EXACT same thought about Friday the 13th… my kids don’t have a clue?! Thanks for linking up — I’m excited for all the new bloggy friends. xo

    • Baha ha! I think the hype died down after Freddy and Jason became old school. Thanks for hosting! So glad to have found this linkup through some mutual friends.

  • I would go NUTS if I had a donut shop down the street from our house! And 24 hours?! Oh jeez!

    And I just love this link-up! I think I’ll probably join in every now and then, too, because you’re exactly right… they remind me of Jimmy Fallon! And he’s one of my very favorite people ever!

    • I know, right?! It’s seriously not cool. You should totally join in. It’s only a once a month thing (2nd Friday of the month) I’ll probably keep doing them for the year. You just keep giving me reasons to love you. It’s awesome.

  • P.S. Your graphic for this link-up… I’m DYING, friend. DYING. You are so talented!

    • So after I made it I text a photo to Stephanie declaring myself to be a genius, not even kidding. So glad you appreciate it too!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    This is such a fun and cute link up!!
    Every now and again Marcus and I will open the Sworkit app on the ipad, and he thinks it’s just the coolest to do all the exercise moves. Little does he know he’s working out. HA!
    There’s a donut shop we love just up the street from our church, and wouldn’t you know it. Every. Single. Sunday. We stop and grab a few. They’re amazing bribing tools for keeping kids in line during Mass, and it doesn’t hurt that the donuts are freaking delicious.

    • So cute, right?!

      I am totally not above donut bribery either. In fact I could be bought for a donut myself. donut > ice cream

  • You and I couldn’t be more different when it comes to Toby. I can’t stand him! He isn’t my favorite nor will he ever be.

    • He is totally not my favorite either. But I didn’t want him to die :P. I thought that would have crushed Kate. Honestly I wasn’t upset when they broke up either. I do like that she seems so happy with him and he seems to really love her. We’ll see where this all goes. I think my favorite character is Randall

  • Whitney Jordan

    I love this format!! My husband was thrilled about Friday the 13th and made sure to watch a scary movie. I couldn’t care less about it πŸ™‚ A 24 hour donut shop!?!? That would be dangerous
    at my house. Our local shop closes at lunch time, but I’m always
    wishing we could stop there for a treat later on in the day. I’m laughing about your girls asking if it’s a school day. I’m always wishing for the weekend, too. I hope you enjoy your chalkart book. I’m loving mine and feel like there’s so much to learn.

    • Haha that is awesome! Yes the donut shop IS dangerous. There donuts are SO good too. I definitely love the chalk book. I’ve used it a few times already. Write this linkup down for next month! It is a really fun format to write in.

  • What a fun idea! I loved this post and can’t wait for more little letters from you!! πŸ™‚

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • It was a really fun post. I’m excited about this series for sure!

  • This is such a cute post. I would add today, “Dear Ice Storm… if you could have hit on a school night, I wouldn’t mind.” Praying the power stays on for you!

    • They did! ALL of the schools (and our co-op) cancelled late Thursday afternoon and the funny thing is it pretty much only rained. I guess they thought it was better to be safe than sorry.

  • Dear This is Us…. YES YES YES! I fully agree! My heart dropped and then we had to wait SO long to find out what happened!

    • That show is the best ever, right?! Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow.

  • You have a donut shop within walking distance of your house?!! Oh my gosh!! I would walk there every day and feel good about the calories expended on the trip, cause that is important and all if you are going to eat donuts every day… Um, like I would πŸ™‚

    • It’s terrible friend! It’s not just any old donut shop either! Its one of those fancy ones with fruity pebbles and cookies all over them.