Things I love Thursday


Birthday cake
Lush hauls
Binge buying books
Reading books (again)
A new semester with new classes (YA Programs & Services, and Intro to Cataloging)
A change in scenery
Experimenting with tarot cards
New music
Counting down until spring (55 days)
Rambling in Twitter (follow me here)

What do you love today?


Things I love Thursday – Thanksgiving Edition


((That’s the Mayflower to the left in the background))

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We host for my family at my house every year and I’m just between cleaning and setting up and getting dressed (and wearing a gold star shirt) and waiting for people to arrive.

If you don’t already know, I live a town over from where this day all started. I feel conflicted a lot about it because while I recognize what today is about, we don’t really know what started it. There are people who object to thanksgiving. Natives has their relatives killed. The Pilgrims came and TOOK over and that gets glossed over.

You know what else gets glossed over? The fact that some states allow retail stores to be open today (Massachusetts does not). It’s funny the juxtaposition of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Say your thanks today so you can be materialistic and save pennies tomorrow. Maybe get crushed or be the crusher.

Today I’m thankful for warm sunny mornings, iced coffee in mason jars and egg sandwiches. I’m thankful for dreaming and wishing and making big plans to see and do. I’m thankful for words and fiction for being a huge part of my life. I’m thankful for every breath I’m allowed to take, for the fact that my feet still work and dance around and for my body for being my vessel. I’m thankful for my amazing friends and family all over the world. I’m thankful for Facebook (yes,
Really) for keeping me connected for faraway friends I may never otherwise see and connect with. I’m thankful for J who came into my life only a few months ago and has already made me feel so much. I’m thankful for snail mail and foot lotion and bubble bars from Lush. I’m thankful I have today off as a paid holiday because I’m lucky enough to have a full time job with benefits. I’m thankful I went back to school when I did (instead of waiting). I’m thankful for my word warriors and Francesca Lia Block who are the supportive writing community I didn’t know I created. And lastly I’m thankful to have an abundance of food on my table and heat to keep us warm during these cold days.

What are you thankful for?

Melanie Kristy

Things I Love Thursday – Friday Edition




Early work days
Fiction books about travel and love
Compiling snail mail
Green tea nail polish
Going out for tea and lunch
Sharing slices of cake
Hallmark Ornaments


Trying on snowflake glasses
Coupons for free meals and $10 off and free coffee because it’s my birthday month

Tea cups and tea cup shaped things
Starting Christmas shopping
Dinner with friends

What so you love this week?

Things I Love Thursday


A weekly love letter/ gratitude list. What do you love this week?

Spending time at the beach even if it’s 33 degrees Fahrenheit outside and it snowed earlier that day
Gingerbread Man hot coffee from Marylous
Amazon packages in the mail
Extra time off
Birthdays (mine was this past Tuesday! When is yours?)
Cupcakes (my boyfriend who doesn’t bake made me some for my birthday. It was really sweet and they were super delicious)
Pot pie
Family dinners
Tea – especially Throat Coat by Traditional Medicinals, it tastes so good, sweet without added sweeteners
Meeting Francesca Lia Block again. More on this coming soon!
Photo booths, even the crappy mall ones

Things I Love Thursday


Sometimes the days go by so fast but once you’re at the other end of the week it seems like what happened over the weekend was forever ago.

On Saturday I was part of a beautiful wedding ceremony. A dear high school friend married her love. They’re in Aruba now and I’ve been respectfully singing The Beach Boys’ Kokomo all week long.

Here are some other things I love this week:

Star gazing from the bridge over the pond near Jenny’s Grist Mill in Plymouth

Finding inspiration for blog posts

Excitement over starting NaNoWriMo this year

Plans to explore libraries


Copious cups of tea

Festive Lush bath bombs and bubble bars

Forever ongoing Facebook chats

Solo Starbucks dates

Slowly introducing this new boy (what should I refer to him as, anyway? Anonymous nicknames are cuter than real names, I’ve decided) to people I know.

70 degree weather when the sun is shining

Walks / flat hikes through nature

Adagio Tea

What do you love today?




Things I Love Thursday


I love browsing through We Heart It looking at the pretty pictures.
I love making smoothies with almond milk every morning (and adding a dash of cinnamon).
I love traveling so much it makes my heart ache when I go without, and now I have plans to visit Memphis for a weekend in just a few short weeks (!!)
I love having free places to stay when I travel (anyone want to let me stay on their couch for a while? ha ha).
I love my dog, who has been suffering loudly for the past few weeks by whining and moaning and crying for us at night time.
I love taking walks with my neighbour.
I love sitting in cafes drinking frozen drinks with too much sugar and writing.
I love dreaming up possibilities.
I love doing yoga, and I need to get back to it.
I love Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar ebook.
I love The Lion King and watching it in 3D this week was amazing.


Starting on Saturday, I’m going to be doing Gala’s Radical Self Love Bootcamp. So be prepared to hear about it. 🙂

I think it might be time to retire Things I Love Thursday here at Melanie Kristy. TILT was never my own creation (all credit goes to Gala Darling, though she encourages others to share) and I need to find my own way. This isn’t the end of the love lists, just the beginning of my own.

What do you love this week?

Things I Love Thursday

I missed out on last week, it seems like blogging is hit or miss these days. Stay tuned so I can fix that!!!

❤ mini things from Starbucks
❤ taking photographs of books I want to read
❤ browsing bookstores
❤ writing sessions at cafes
❤ the goal of 1000 words per day which I have not met since I made it, but I have written 2000 words so far this week so that’s definitely a start
❤ the word Whimsy
❤ Chipotle burritos
❤ I’m re-reading the Gingerbread, Shrimp and Cupcake books by Rachel Cohn. Loving them.
❤ Brainstorming Halloween costume ideas. So far I’m torn between Hello Kitty, The Pink Power Ranger (Kimberly!) and Max from Where The Wild Things Are.
❤ Sleeping in even though that means going to doctor’s appointments (those are not on my love list)

What do you love this week?