Monday Listicles

How is 2013 treating you so far? I feel like it is going to be a good one!

We started it by reading your lists. In fact my husband read them all before I did. So good, so funny, so perfect. 80′ might have not been the most flattering decade to grow up in but it is a great one to make fun of. And don’t get me started on the tweets and crushes. Thank you Kate for brilliant suggestions! You are a great gal to whine with 😉

This week I called for a topic to fight the urge to commit new year resolutions. 10 THINGS YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF CHANGING IN 2013. Was it an easy list for you to write?

Next week Ally, from Just a normal mom gave us a great Listicles idea:

If you are not a quote type or watch only silent films, share your 10 favorite movie moments. This is going to be so good!

Let’s embrace the new year then, shall we?

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



1. My chocolate addiction. Love is not rational, plus it tastes so good.

2. My Instagram account. I am not worried about the changes to TOS.

3. Indulging my son. He really is a great kid and I don’t feel bad celebrating it.

4. Running. I will run 5K races, even if I am limping all the way, moving slower then the snail.

5. My overpriced cup of latte from Starbucks. Sometimes a girl has to splurge.

6. My spending time outdoors/cleaning the house ratio. The more we are outside, the less we mess up the house.

7. Wearing my favorite pants that my husband hates way too often. They might be unflattering, but I love them.

8. My love for cacti. Even if their survival rate in my house is low.

9. My lack of travel. I just really don’t feel like leaving the state. Ever.

10. Monday Listicles. I love you all. I might be a little slow reading them in the past few weeks, but your lists still make my week. They are here to stay!

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  1. Lisa C January 6, 2013 at 19:08 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Love your list! I am RIGHT with you on the chocolate. I sort of included that in my first item as well–along with poutine, cheesecake & whatever else beckons… :)

    Brilliant thinking on the being outside meaning less cleaning. I need to try this!
    Lisa C recently posted..10 Things I Have No Intention of Changing in 2013

  2. Rorybore January 6, 2013 at 19:19 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    totally with you on the coffee and chocolate — Together, we will remain Strong!!
    But it would be nice to leave home… I mean briefly of course. And by brief I mean at least a week somewhere with not even geckos under the age of 18! :)
    Rorybore recently posted..Monday Listicles: Same Changes

  3. [email protected] Mom January 6, 2013 at 19:36 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    Love your philosophy about outside time. And cacti have a low survival rate with me, too. I had to give up on them; I need heartier houseplants.
    [email protected] Mom recently posted..Don’t Go Changing

  4. paul January 6, 2013 at 19:39 #

    I thought cacti were a no maintenance plant? Guess that’s why mine are no longer with me either. Here’s to chocolate and outdoor time in 2013. All the best to you and yours
    paul recently posted..10 for 2013

  5. Kate Hall January 6, 2013 at 19:49 #

    Twitter: KateWhineHall
    Yay for #10! Love your listicles link-up! And I’m so with you on the chocolate. I’m gonna try to cut the sugar out of my diet, but I’m still going to eat chocolate, even if it’s that bitter stuff.
    Kate Hall recently posted..10 Things Stayin’ The Same In 2013

  6. Christine @ Love, Li January 6, 2013 at 19:55 #

    I love your list especially the outdoor to cleaning the house ratio. And coffee. And chocolate. And indulging the kiddos.
    Christine @ Love, Li recently posted..2013: Things that will stay the same

  7. Sensible Moms January 6, 2013 at 20:07 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Hooray for Monday Listicles staying in 2013! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Erin and I are a wee bit addicted. It makes blogging so much fun!

    And girl, I knew you were hardcore, but you can kill a cactus? Ellen
    Sensible Moms recently posted..10 Anti-Resolutions for 2013

    • Stasha January 6, 2013 at 20:29 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Someone said in a listicle once that a mother cannot have cacti. We cannot help ourselves but to overwater them. That is my story and I am sticking to it 😉

  8. Dominique Goh January 6, 2013 at 21:18 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    I’m so with you on the chocolate and enjoying it. Nice list you have this week. Will add mine soon.
    Dominique Goh recently posted..Mother Hen and Motivational Music on a Monday

  9. Marie January 6, 2013 at 22:00 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    We share a love for chocolate and comfy bottoms–your unflattering pants and my PJs! I’m so glad to have discovered Listicles and that you are continuing–it’s such fun!
    Marie recently posted..10 anti-resolutions

  10. Diane January 6, 2013 at 23:00 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    I was with you all the way until you mentioned “running”!!! Seriously??? Good for you though. Of course you pulled me back in with Starbucks. 😛
    Diane recently posted..Twenty Years Ago Today!

  11. Alison January 7, 2013 at 02:57 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Why would anyone give up chocolate or Instagram?? :)
    Alison recently posted..Do. Or When The Easy Becomes Difficult

  12. AutismWonderland January 7, 2013 at 03:00 #

    Twitter: LaliQuin
    Great list! So I often we think about what we want to change rather than what we want to stay the same.

    I am totally with you about chocolate & lattes.

  13. deborah l quinn January 7, 2013 at 03:35 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    now THIS list is the way to start the New Year. Bravo. And bravo to indulging your kid by being outside (and buying legos, the infinite toy, even if they always, always hurt when you step on them). As the old saying goes, no one ever thought, as she lay dying, “gosh I wish I’d put in new shelf liners…” Happy new year!!
    deborah l quinn recently posted..gun violence…justified?

  14. Southern Angel January 7, 2013 at 04:31 #

    Ok how exactly do you kill a cacti?? Wait don’t answer that I have a sister who killed an AIR plant.. seriously. Oh i have the favorite pants as well. Ok going to make my list and link up..
    Southern Angel recently posted..Just a woman? I think not

  15. Miss Marina Star January 7, 2013 at 05:40 #

    Twitter: MissMarinaStar
    Hooray for no resolutions to break! I think it’s more than ok that you’re not changing your travel one. You spend enough time traveling around your corner of the world to more than make up for it.

    Happy New Year!
    Miss Marina Star recently posted..A New Life

  16. Stacie January 7, 2013 at 05:41 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    Yay for listicles! And I love the one about the pants – we all have pants like that 😉
    Stacie recently posted..Google Me Q412

  17. Stacey January 7, 2013 at 06:27 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Chocolate, Instagram and running. Yay!! Those are awesome things not to change!
    Stacey recently posted..10 Things I have no intention of changing in 2013

  18. Ally January 7, 2013 at 06:36 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    So that’s the real reason you and Little J are outside so much – a clean house! :) Great list and all good things not to give up. Well, except that I’d really like to get to Hawaii… 😉
    Ally recently posted..Resolutely Not

  19. [email protected] January 7, 2013 at 06:51 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    All great things to hang onto. I am with you on the chocolate, Starbucks and favorite pants! Why would anyone want to give those up?
    [email protected] recently posted..10 Things I Won’t Be Giving Up In 2013

  20. Susi January 7, 2013 at 07:03 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Chocolate and Instagram are definitely here to stay!!! And as much as I do like to travel… I’ll stick t Florida and keep it short and sweet!!! Home is were the heart is after all. :)
    Susi recently posted..Picture Perfect Weekly #1 {A Day On The Water}

  21. Azara January 7, 2013 at 07:47 #

    Twitter: 8azara8
    All excellent things to keep up in 2013. I was going to buy a cactus for my office when I go back to work, because I thought it would survive my neglect. Sounds like it might not.
    Azara recently posted..10 things I won’t change in 2013

  22. christine January 7, 2013 at 08:14 #

    So glad you have resolved to continue with the listicles. It truly is the best link-up I’ve found. Love them. Every week.
    christine recently posted..Monday Listicles – Basically, I Resolve to Remain Lazy and Annoying

  23. Ducky January 7, 2013 at 08:20 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    From the looks and sounds of things, I wouldn’t want to leave your state either! It seems as though you have every thing you could need or want right there. Its so beautiful!

    And yay for continuing Monday Listicles. I so look forward to them!
    Ducky recently posted..Nope! Not Gonna Do It!

  24. Clarinda January 7, 2013 at 09:56 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
    Oh, I’m so happy about #10! 😀
    Great list, Stasha.
    Clarinda recently posted..I’m Not Gonna Change!

  25. BonnyBard January 7, 2013 at 10:04 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    I’m so out of it I missed the listicle this week! But I loved this topic, so I may have to do it next week! I loved all the things you’re not giving up this year, especially chocolate and indulging your son! Also, you just opened my eyes on the whole spending time outdoors / house cleaning equation!
    BonnyBard recently posted..How am I feeling, facebook? You really want to know?

  26. Venassa January 7, 2013 at 11:01 #

    Twitter: a_lifeofourown
    Funny, I don’t think I’ll give up my chocolate addiction either. In fact, I think I’ll have some right now.
    Venassa recently posted..10 Things I Did This Week

  27. lisacng January 7, 2013 at 12:12 #

    Twitter: lisacng
    Yum, Starbucks. Indulge yourself and your son! And why not be outdoors more when you live where you live! I’m not upset about IG either. Whatevers right?
    lisacng recently posted..Year in-review

  28. Mommy, for real. January 7, 2013 at 12:20 #

    Twitter: mommyisforreal
    Thanks for such a great idea! You’ve inspired me with that “favorite pants” one…I am constantly wearing loungewear and yoga pants, and I’m sure my husband is a little weary of my wardrobe choices, but oh well! And cheers to chocolate and over-priced lattes!
    Mommy, for real. recently posted..I Am Who I Am and Other T-Shirt Slogans

  29. JDaniel4's Mom January 7, 2013 at 12:28 #

    What a great list! My favorite pants are finally falling to pieces.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..ABCs of Exploring Books with Children: A-H

  30. Pam January 7, 2013 at 12:59 #

    Twitter: pammlofton
    SO glad you’re not changing the listicles! I love them! It’s fun every single week. And I’ve enjoyed meeting some new wonderful blogger friends!
    Pam recently posted..The List of the Unchanging 10

  31. Kenya G. Johnson January 7, 2013 at 18:57 #

    Twitter: sporadictweets
    Love your #6! Looking forward to next week!

  32. Kristi January 7, 2013 at 21:36 #

    I borrowed your coffee one because duh. It’ll never happen. I was freaking about TOS on Instagram but it seems that’s a non issue now so… :)

  33. Boobies January 7, 2013 at 21:57 #

    Twitter: bbandablog
    I deleted my original IG & am SOOOOO bummed now. :(

    Great topic!
    Boobies recently posted..She’s Having His Baby

  34. Boobies January 7, 2013 at 22:14 #

    Twitter: bbandablog
    So sorry! I double posted! :(
    Boobies recently posted..What I Won’t Change In 2013

    • Stasha January 13, 2013 at 02:04 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Don’t worry about it. Why did you delete IG???!

  35. just JENNIFER January 8, 2013 at 09:28 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    I admit, I got stuck on this one. Love your commitment to Listicles!
    just JENNIFER recently posted..Some things change, some things stay the same.

  36. Pamela January 9, 2013 at 08:35 #

    Twitter: pameloth
    over-priced StarBucks and unflattering pants. Hear Hear!! Happy 2013, Stasha!
    Pamela recently posted..The Next Big Thing

  37. WENDY January 10, 2013 at 08:02 #

    I’m not worried about my Instagram account either.Hey what about doing a top 10 of things as a child you always thought you would do/be when you grew up? It’d be fun to see how many people followed their childhood dreams.

    • Stasha January 13, 2013 at 02:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love it! What a great suggestion!

  38. Jessica January 10, 2013 at 10:17 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    Yes, do not change any of those things. Especially the Instagram and Listicles! I would miss you entirely too much! Also, finding Waldo keeps me entertained. 😉
    Jessica recently posted..The New Year List

  39. Kate January 13, 2013 at 19:17 #

    Twitter: Seriouslykateg
    I found your Monday Listicles today via KateWhineHall! I love this! Look forward to participating!

    Kate recently posted..List: Top 5 New Baby Items

  40. Julia Spencer January 21, 2013 at 09:58 #

    As for me, then I decided to change a lot of things this year. And I’ve already started doing them, but of course, some of my habits will stay the same (eating chocolate or too much coffee)

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