Monday Listicles

Holly molly, welcome to August!

I guess we should start Christmas shopping soon! If there is one thing I learned from going nuts looking for the Lego police boat every day last November: shop early. Or even better, buy loads of popular toys now and sell them for twice the price in December…

Today is bitter sweet. We said goodbye to Sophie, our exchange student and I admit I cried a bit. Teenagers have that effect on people. Luckily in this day and age I believe it will be easy to stay in touch with her so I look forward to seeing where life takes her!

To recover from it all I spend the afternoon taking photos of adorable puppies that are up for adoption at the local shelter. Cuteness overload!

As an extra bonus my husband offered to do my list for me. Apparently he only needed 5 minutes to come up with impractical stuff after I struggled to find one in 6 days. Maybe I am impractical myself?

Before I tell you about next week’s listicle a big thank you to Christine for previous topic and Amanda for this week’s one. You ladies are all kinds of fabulous.

Next Monday return with: 10 RIDICULOUS THINGS I SAW ONLINE. I think between Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest there is plenty to find that really doesn’t belong there. GO!
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. White furniture

2. Pennies

3. Newspapers for reading the news

4. A college degree in medieval and renaissance studies

5. Stilettos

6. Doggie door for a Newfoundland

7. Those doggie poop bags made available in the local town or state parks for a Newfoundland

8. Shutter shades (like those worn by Kanya West)

9. A ski resort in the desert (I.e., the one in Dubai)

10. A mini-van with a light colored interior


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  1. just JENNIFER August 4, 2013 at 19:14 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Another good list from the husband! And Stasha, it is way to warm to be thinking about Christmas! :-)
    just JENNIFER recently posted..My middle name should be Practical

  2. Seriously Kate August 4, 2013 at 20:36 #

    Twitter: Seriouslykateg
    I was unsuccessful in getting my link to add – mobile blogging probs.

    White furniture is definitely impractical. Thanks for hosting!

    Seriously Kate recently posted..Pantyhose, Slinkies, and Pencil Sharpeners

  3. Lisa C August 4, 2013 at 20:40 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Pennies–LOL. We just got rid of them earlier this year in Canada. I sort of miss them, but it’s also kind of nice not to have to figure out change down to the last cent.

    Good list!
    Lisa C recently posted..The Case for Strollers on Transit

  4. Diane August 4, 2013 at 21:16 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    Your husband is awesome! Mine? Almost made me go back and start over. Almost. ;P
    Diane recently posted..“Impractical” Things… #Monday Listicles

  5. Kathy August 4, 2013 at 22:06 #

    Totally disagree on the stilettos :)

    • Stasha August 5, 2013 at 02:01 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Totally agree with you!

  6. Marie August 4, 2013 at 22:42 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    I had to consult my husband for ideas too…he helped a lot with my list! Unfortunately, our minivan has tan leather seats–they are already showing their wear! We bought it secondhand, though, so we didn’t have much choice!
    Marie recently posted..Completely impractical me (Monday Listicles)

  7. Alison August 4, 2013 at 23:17 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Haha, the doggie door and poop bags made me laugh. Good one Mr NorthWest.
    Alison recently posted..I Know This Much To Be True

  8. Debra Greenwood August 4, 2013 at 23:54 #

    Way too early to think about Christmas Stasha xx

  9. karen August 5, 2013 at 03:00 #

    Twitter: mrs_karenc
    my hubby did my list too…just couldn’t think, LOL. though I like your hubby’s list better…shhhh
    karen recently posted..FANCY JUNK

  10. Wayne August 5, 2013 at 04:04 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    Thanks for being a great hostess. Great topic this week.
    Wayne recently posted..Listicles – Five Impractical Things

  11. Yona August 5, 2013 at 06:20 #

    Twitter: pricelessteam
    Oh my goodness, I love your list. YES, what is up with white furniture unless it’s going to be in a room that no one ever uses. lol at Kanye West shutter shades (never thought about that one until now). I was cracking up at the college degree one. GREAT list! Happy Listicles Monday!
    Yona recently posted..10 Impractical Things for a Foodie with a Sweet Tooth

  12. Stacey August 5, 2013 at 07:39 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    I’m always curious as to why there are enough people in the world that they still make white carpet and light colored interior of cars. Who ARE these people? Even without children, I make enough of a mess that I would NEVER pick those!
    Stacey recently posted..Impractical

  13. MomChalant August 5, 2013 at 08:04 #

    Twitter: MomChalant
    White furniture… YES! I want white furniture so bad, or at least an off white (tan-ish color), but it would be ruined the second it was delivered into our home.
    MomChalant recently posted..10 Parenting Pet Peeves

  14. Jackie August 5, 2013 at 12:17 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    C’mon, the Mister doesn’t love you in stilettos & those funky glasses? *wink wink*
    Jackie recently posted..Oh, No, Baby!

  15. Leah Davidson August 5, 2013 at 13:12 #

    In Canada, we got rid of the penny several months ago. No one misses it. They just round up or round down. Makes my purse a little lighter! White furniture looks so pretty for about 5 minutes before it turns that browny/grey from everyone’s dirt!
    Leah Davidson recently posted..Monthly snaps of life

  16. JDaniel4's Mom August 5, 2013 at 17:15 #

    I think a large dog’s door would be almost as big a regular door.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..Useful Grilling Gear and Outdoor Products Shared on WSPA

  17. kelly kardos August 5, 2013 at 17:33 #

    ohhhhh yeah…shutter shades!!!

  18. Janice August 5, 2013 at 17:55 #

    Twitter: gatheringgraces
    White furniture and Stilletos. I couldn’t agree more! Except…..I do like the look of white furniture. Maybe someday when all the kids have moved out? sigh. A girl can dream….
    Janice recently posted..The Meme Game #1

  19. Wendy Coffman August 5, 2013 at 18:32 #

    Twitter: stampingrules
    I have 1 & 10 and I agree on the utter impracticality!
    Wendy Coffman recently posted..Practical Scrappers Border Punches

  20. Rorybore August 5, 2013 at 21:24 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    Canada got rid of pennies! seriously. they don’t use them anymore. also, turns out grade 2 math was not as impractical as I originally thought, since rounding up or down has become very important when paying at the checkout.
    sorry I am wee bit tardy today. holiday here in Canada.
    Rorybore recently posted..Monday Listicles… practically late

  21. Erica M August 6, 2013 at 16:31 #

    Twitter: freefringes
    This was a fun list. The stiletto one made me laugh. I am a fan of running shoes and flip flops. Safe travels to Sophia!
    Erica M recently posted..yeah write #121 weekly writing challenge is open for submissions: personal essays and traditional blog anecdotes

  22. Emily August 8, 2013 at 12:37 #

    I’m loving these Listicles… and I can’t stop giggling at the word! Here in Canada, not having pennies anymore is making things much more practical.
    Emily recently posted..Lisa Olson – Creator of the Pregnancy Miracle

  23. Barbara October 9, 2013 at 09:48 #

    Impractical maybe, but some you just gotta love.

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