Monday Listicles

Here comes Monday and with it lists.

If you are organized you wrote a few: shopping list, to do list, Valentine’s cards list… If you are like me you wrote a list Jackie suggested and had lots of ice cream. Which should probably be on top of my passions list. But more on that in a minute.

First and foremost thank you Bruna for the great idea last week. I really enjoyed making a soundtrack of my life and listening to all of yours. Pleasantly surprised Spice girls never made it into listicles-PHEW… For all you wondering, most featured were NKOTB and Dixie Chicks. Aren’t we cool?

This week is very special because we are celebrating the wonderful life of Marilyn. Jackie lost her friend after a brief illness and her legacy and love for life is the inspiration behind this weeks topic: Passion!

Next week judging by all the pink and red hearts the whole world is celebrating my wedding anniversary. Or it might be Valentine’s?! Either or, let us do a list of ten about love. Free styling is encouraged.

And now, show me what you are passionate about!

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

10 passions of mine


1. Happiness


2. Males

The obvious would be:

*my son ( do not come between a woman and her offspring)
*my husband (cause he is all that and then some)
*my grandfather ( for he raised me to be me)
*my dog ( cause he is my dream come true)
*my horse ( cause he is beautiful)

but there are also:

*my barista aka ‘handsome chap'( cause he makes the best latte. Why else?)
*polo players
and other random male species that I was passionate about at some point in my life…

3. Equality

Not the silly kind, with every kid getting a ribbon for showing up. The real thing, you know: where we all stand equal and give it our best. In the world with no prejudice, no double standards and opportunity for all.

4. Chocolate

The day I shared my stash with my son I knew how much I truly must love him.

5. Coffee

If you saw the sadness on my face when I get a bad latte, you would understand.

6. Visual Art

I used to plan my trips based on Mark Rothko’s exhibitions around the world. Our walls are covered with pieces I like to look at. The first thing I notice about a movie is it’s photography. I am drawn to a building if it’s architecture appeals to me. I choose books and magazines by their covers. I take photos every day.

7. Outdoors

Where I want to be. All the time.

8. Shoes

A life long love affair.

9. Passion

It is contagious. Don’t you think?

10. Recycling

I picked out orange peels from the bin earlier tonight and took them to the compost. Nuff said.

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  1. Runnermom-jen February 5, 2012 at 19:11 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Beautiful list to go along with your beautiful pictures.
    And next weeks topic? PERFECT!
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Nothing

  2. Grera @gfunkified February 5, 2012 at 19:23 #

    Twitter: gfunkified
    Ooooh…good list! LOVE the shoes, and totally agree with the bad latte sentiment.
    Grera @gfunkified recently posted..Project 365, Week 5

  3. RoryBore February 5, 2012 at 19:25 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    nothing would spoil my passion quicker than a bad latte…and someone not putting the grinds in the compost!!
    It would take enormous amounts of chocolate and some really great shoes to set the world right again!
    great list!
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles: Simple Passions

    • Stasha February 5, 2012 at 21:58 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      And the first step would be female presidents. We might not know politics, but we know shoes and chocolate, right?

  4. Rach (DonutsMama) February 5, 2012 at 19:39 #

    Yes to #10. I’ve definitely changed my ways since becoming a mother. We obsessively recycle.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Monday Listicles: My Passions

  5. Amanda February 5, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    I’m with you on so many of these, but most especially the shoes and chocolate.
    Amanda recently posted..Lobster

  6. Sweaty February 5, 2012 at 20:37 #

    Hmm hmmm… #2…. I need to get me some of that 😉 Hahahaha.
    Sweaty recently posted..My Top 10 Passions In Life

  7. Bridget February 5, 2012 at 20:46 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Your passions are an inspiration. And you’re right, a bad latte can ruin a perfectly good day.
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  8. Cookie's Mom February 5, 2012 at 21:10 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Stasha, you have such a rich life. Love the montage. I can feel the joy!
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..The Soundtrack to my Life

    • Stasha February 5, 2012 at 21:56 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I put my Choo’s in there, just in case anyone would dare doubt me…

  9. [email protected] Wants This February 5, 2012 at 21:16 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I love your list!! I mean, you have chocolate and coffee on there…..

    • Stasha February 5, 2012 at 21:57 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      AND SHOES!!

  10. Jessica February 5, 2012 at 21:28 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I think this is the first picture of your husband I have seen. I’m assuming that’s your husband in the first picture.
    Jessica recently posted..If Only I Had These Talents Too

    • Stasha February 5, 2012 at 21:53 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I tried snapping the barista at the drive thru but my hands were shaking :)
      I fear many others will agree my husband is superfly and then what?!

  11. Just Jennifer February 5, 2012 at 21:48 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    I LOVE your list, Stasha! Especially our little list within the list, Males. It seems you’ve had and have some great males in your life.

    • Stasha February 5, 2012 at 21:54 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am telling you Jen, you need to drive up to our Starbucks for you daily latte fix, I actually blushed this morning. And then he gave me free whipped cream :)

      • Cookie's Mom February 6, 2012 at 07:05 #

        Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
        Having met you in person, Stasha, I can just picture this and it makes me smile.
        Cookie’s Mom recently posted..The Soundtrack to my Life

  12. Stacey February 5, 2012 at 22:05 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Happiness and chocolate, ahhhh yes! Great list!
    Stacey recently posted..My Passions

  13. Anna February 5, 2012 at 23:02 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    Coffee, chocolate and shoes! Love this list ( can’t believe I forgot shoes…). and I love that you lead with 1. Happiness :) Your pictures are beautiful as well.

  14. [email protected] February 5, 2012 at 23:08 #

    Uh oh, not sure what it says about my love for my kids that I still haven’t shared my chocolate mommy vitamins with them.
    [email protected] recently posted..Un-meme: Sleep.

  15. [email protected] Rasler February 6, 2012 at 00:07 #

    Twitter: teamrasler
    Excellent list, as always. Do you know that Sarah McLachlan song “Ice Cream”? “Your love is better than ice cream…better than anything else that I’ve tried.” The second verse replaces “ice cream” with “chocolate.” Well, I told my husband that I knew he was the one when I decided that it applied to him! Because heaven knows I am passionate about my desserts!

    Also? laughed out loud at “do not come between a woman and her offspring.” With two boys, I am feeling that one big time, even as I’m determined not to be like my own MIL!
    [email protected] Rasler recently posted..What Not to Say

  16. christina February 6, 2012 at 05:37 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    lovely list, as always. and lovely photos, too. i still cannot get over the difference with your son and his haircut. :)
    christina recently posted..Passions: the Listicle

  17. Lenore February 6, 2012 at 06:25 #

    Twitter: Lenore_Diane
    Ever grateful you share some of your passions with us, Stasha. Thank you!
    Lenore recently posted..That thing called passion

  18. BuySellWordpress February 6, 2012 at 06:31 #

    Everyone of us has our own passions? probably the most important for me is my family and work)
    BuySellWordpress recently posted..Photography WordPress Themes

  19. Catwoman February 6, 2012 at 07:04 #

    My passions are my family and my work. But it’s important that nothing can stand before my family! To the tracklists: new kids on the block? really? I thought I was to old, but it was my fav during the elementary school, too:)
    Catwoman recently posted..fogpótlás

  20. jacqui February 6, 2012 at 07:12 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    You truly must love Little J if you’re willing to share your chocolate stash! Perfect list!
    jacqui recently posted..You Asked For It…

  21. Jodi Lobozzo Aman February 6, 2012 at 07:52 #

    Twitter: JodiAman
    I love recycling, I love men, I love equality. I love chocolate, but I gave it up…

  22. Jessica February 6, 2012 at 09:20 #

    Twitter: spitupchronicle
    Great list! Shoes? Yes, Yes, and YES!
    Jessica recently posted..Passion

  23. Get Free Templates February 6, 2012 at 09:36 #

    My passion is music! I can’t imagine my life without it at all
    Get Free Templates recently posted..Trendy Beauty And Health Themes For WordPress

  24. Liz @ ANIAN February 6, 2012 at 09:56 #

    When you said you share your chocolate, I started thinking about kids. It’s so true that where we might be selfish with anybody else in the world, with our kids we give freely and from the heart.
    Liz @ ANIAN recently posted..I’m a Dirty, Dirty Sinner

  25. Jackie February 6, 2012 at 11:33 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    What a great list, Stasha! I love #2!!! Thank you again for giving me the chance to pick a topic. It was exactly what I needed :) xoxo
    Jackie recently posted..Big Ol’ Love

  26. Kim Pugliano February 6, 2012 at 12:07 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    I was THIS close to including chocolate. I think I love you.

  27. Natatalie February 6, 2012 at 12:08 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    Oh I totally know what you mean if you get a bad latte…oooh it sure can ruin a day. And chocolate is the BEST!
    Natatalie recently posted..A Doggy Birthday!

  28. Leighann February 6, 2012 at 14:41 #

    the pictures at the end are fabulous! Such a gorgeous smile on your face!
    Leighann recently posted..A Close Second!

  29. Jodi Hall February 6, 2012 at 16:06 #

    You can never go wrong with chocolate :) love the pictures at the end too :)
    Jodi Hall recently posted..Poetic Winter Photography Challenge: Week 1 Solitude

  30. Ado February 6, 2012 at 17:11 #

    I think you should post a picture of that barrista and let me be the judge! (-:

    PS: I love that you have art all over your walls.
    Ado recently posted..11 Questions

  31. Mayor Gia February 6, 2012 at 18:10 #

    Twitter: MayorGia
    Chocolate! Yes!!!!
    Mayor Gia recently posted..Dramatic Reenactments: Watching Midnight in Paris

  32. Audrey February 6, 2012 at 18:10 #

    Great list! I love the shoes part! and definitly Coffee!!!
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – Passions

  33. Bits of Bee February 6, 2012 at 19:00 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    Great list Stasha! I’m especially with you on the visual art – I “see” photography everywhere! I’ll be driving and want to pull over to snap a shot I see. Maybe one day my pictures will be as lovely as yours!
    Bits of Bee recently posted..Bee: The Interrupter

    • Stasha February 7, 2012 at 10:20 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I think your photos are amazing. I follow you on Instagram remember? And I love it.

  34. Sarcasm Goddess February 6, 2012 at 19:55 #

    Love that you included Passion on your list!
    Sarcasm Goddess recently posted.."Those who danced were thought to be quite insane…"

  35. Jamie February 7, 2012 at 02:47 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    I’m completely with you on the Outdoors. I now know I could have so studied landscape design. The thought of being outside everyday…I love it. And I too fish plastic bottles out of trash cans all over the house. We now save the aluminum for $. The kids have really gotten into that. But compost? That does equate to passion.
    Jamie recently posted..Passions. Muzing on ten things that send me into orbit.

  36. Buckeroomama February 7, 2012 at 05:37 #

    Twitter: Buckeroomama
    Great list, Stasha! Passion is contagious.
    Buckeroomama recently posted..Cauli Popcorn

  37. paul February 7, 2012 at 06:59 #

    Sharing your chocolate, that’s a serious commitment. Great list, I didn’t realize we shared so much.
    paul recently posted..Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll

  38. Mama, Hear Me Roar February 7, 2012 at 10:49 #

    Twitter: MamaHearMeRoar
    Oh no, I don’t share my chocolate stash. I wait till the young ‘uns are out of the kitchen, then turn my back and quickly cram the stuff into my mouth! Hee …. 😉 You are one very kind, tenderhearted momma.

    Great topic for next week! Hope I can make it. The past 2 months have been pretty mad.
    Mama, Hear Me Roar recently posted..Stay-home, homeschooling mother (a day in a life)

  39. Kimberly S. February 7, 2012 at 11:14 #

    Twitter: sperk01
    Your photos are fabulous! My daughter is a recycling fanatic and can frequently be found picking through our garbage. It is an odd thing to witness, but I must say, I admire her, and your, passion for the environment.
    Kimberly S. recently posted..Smart Phones and Build-A-Bears

  40. Mama and the City February 7, 2012 at 11:14 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    oh wow, that’s passion – picking up orange peels? LOL
    Mama and the City recently posted..Competition Is Healthy

  41. Bruna February 7, 2012 at 13:10 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I have an on-going love affair with shoes too! LOVE the collage you did including all items from your list. You’re awesome. BTW, I think it’s cool you’re anniversary is on Valentine’s Day. Awww, how sweet♥.
    Bruna recently posted..beautiful you: the honey edition

  42. Iza Trapani February 7, 2012 at 18:46 #

    The more I learn about you, the more I like you!

  43. Recovering Supermom February 7, 2012 at 21:47 #

    I’m passionate about recycling, too! I like to dig through my friend’s trash can in her classroom and take out all the recyclables. Glad we have equality in common. :)
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..How We Label Ourselves as Women and Why We’ve Got to Stop

  44. Janice February 8, 2012 at 00:11 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    Chocolate and Coffee. I knew it was gonna be on your list! Haha!
    Janice recently posted..Poetry Workshop: Sonnet

  45. Barbara February 8, 2012 at 07:39 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    This is a great list! I love #2 and #3!
    Barbara recently posted..Wine Love

  46. Jessica February 9, 2012 at 19:46 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    Ooh, let’s go get lattes, go to an art museum, and then recycle something! Sounds like an awesome day to me! :)
    Jessica recently posted..The Passion List

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