Feb 24, 2016

Things Jared Has Taught Me


That I shouldn't care what people think, ever. He used to embarrass me doing silly things in public but I think I'm equally as embarrassing (if not more so!) than him these days. Every time we're at the grocery Pharrel's "Happy" comes on and I do a full out dance with the shopping cart. It started as a joke with Jared and I, but since apparently they only have about 4 songs on rotation- the song comes on a lot and the dancing happens always.

That owning blu-rays is important. Quality is key when we're ready for movie night- don't judge us. Those Disney movies DO look 100x better on blu-ray vs. DVD and that's not up for debate ;)
For the record, this is not my photo/collection. But pretty accurate nonetheless.

That I should trust myself when cooking- sometimes the best meals aren't following a recipe. Jared is great in the kitchen and has always been a natural at free-styling with recipes and mixing and matching things to his own tastes. For the longest time I was too nervous to stray from a recipe, but the more I do it, the more I trust myself with it. I feel much more confident putting my own spin on things now.

That it's okay if the house doesn't look like Bree VandeKamp's. Any other Desperate Housewives fans? That show was the best and even though Bre was semi-crazy, I wanted to be her. I loved her domesticated self with her sparkling home, four-course dinners set on fine china every night, first one to whip up muffins for a new neighbor...etc. I've finally come to terms with the fact that Bree is a fictional person and I'm totally okay when my house and my dinners don't resemble her's in any way.

That protein shakes really can taste good, you just have to pay for the quality stuff. I used to refuse to drink any protein because the only ones I've tried previously were disgusting. Just another thing I've found that it's okay to pay a little more for because it's completely worth it.

Last but certainly not least? 35 is the new 25. You don't have to have everything in life sorted out yet. It's more than okay to still be in the figuring things out phase and you're definitely still young enough to do anything you want. As long as you are trying to better yourself and as long as you're pursuing what makes you happy you're doing alright.

Jared- thank you for the valuable life lessons thus far. You're kinda' awesome.

28 comments:

  1. I've definitely found I experiment in the kitchen more so than ever these days. Hopefully that doesn't mean I'm old!

    Ohhh. What protein shake are you drinking?! You know I whole-heartedly agree on this fact!

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  2. What kind of protein shake do you drink? I haven't found one that doesn't have an after taste or taste kind of chalky. I definitely need to increase my daily protein and it's hard for me!

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  3. haha I loved Bree!

    Too funny, I actually wrote up a post last night about things I've learned from Kevin, though it's a different take. It was fun reading this!

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  4. Amen to not caring what people think! There are always going to be people out there who want to judge you or comment on things you're doing. And it's just a reflection of them, not of you, so keep on doing you! :)

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  5. I try to teach K daily not to care what anyone thinks and that you're never too old or too cool to be silly. :)

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  6. You don't want to be Bree!! You want to be Lynette only in the sense that you want all the children running around your house! ;)

    I love dancing in public and embarrassing Freddie. Sounds like you and Jared rule at life :)

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  7. Desperate Housewives was my fave!! I loved Lynette :) These are certainly some fabulous lessons! I'm just starting to trust myself a bit more in the kitchen as well. It's liberating to not have to always follow the recipe, right? :) And I SO agree with 35 being the new 25...especially since I am much closer to the 35 than the 25 and still feel like I have no clue what I'm doing most of the time! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. That first one is especially true for Caleb and I, too. When we first got together he used to embarrass me so much and I'd crack up and hide. Now? I join in. I'm thankful for those men and who they are! Yay for love! Jared rocks!

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  9. This is so cute. I can't even tell you how jealous I am of that Disney Blu-Ray collection!

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  10. This is so sweet! Out of curiosity - what brand of protein shakes do you recommend? We're looking for something yummy, that doesn't taste like icky vitamins, and will aid in our workouts.

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  11. A smart man you have there!!! I agree with the blue rays and the protein shakes! What kind do you guys use? 35 is totally the new 35!

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    1. that was supposed to say 35 is totally the new 25 but I got too excited that it was actually confirmed.

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  12. I love when Kyle cooks because he always just throws recipes together and they are always amazing. :)

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  13. What a sweet post!! Our husbands really can teach us some of the best things :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  14. Even though Disney movies are animated, they really do look so much better on Blueray! It's kind of funny because Chris is moving all of our movies to an electronic form so we can have them all on a server, and he when started going through all of our Disney movies he was surprised by how many we had. He clearly just doesn't appreciate their awesomeness completely!
    I'm so jealous at your ability to throw things together in the kitchen! I'm always so nervous that I feel like I'm always falling things precisely on the recipe.

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  15. Hahaha I LOVED Bree too! I forgot about that show. Her personality wasn't the best, but her cooking/home skills were seriously enviable. And my husband basically thinks we are so young still (at 27) and have all the time in the world, so I get the 35 is the new 25 thing. If I have a baby by 40 it will be a miracle lol.

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  16. So so sweet!! I totally agree that 35 is the new 25...Gary just turned 35 last Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  17. Good stuff! I'm glad you're willing to go off recipe. If all else fails, a grilled cheese will sub nicely...but 9 times out of 10 we only improve a recipe when we go off of it!

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  18. So i'll be hitting 35 in October and don't have life figured out yet either and that's okay too! Some lives take turns you don't expect and some land where they are.

    Did you guys replace all your regular dvds with Blu-ray then?

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  19. SO sweet! What a fun and thoughtful post- go Jared!

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  20. Yay for 35 is the new 25! With my 29th coming up, I am not really anywhere where I thought I would be at almost 30...definitely still figuring it out! Love that you dance in the grocery store. SO fun!

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  21. Awww, this is so sweet. I LOVE BREE and totally get wanting to be like her domestically, she was amazing right? And LOVE the quote about 35 being the new 25, so true!

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  22. I love this!! My husband has most definitely taught me a lot about not caring what other people think...and he's definitely done so by embarrassing me in public multiple times haha :)

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  23. My hubby too taught me the importance of Blu-Ray as well. I'm not allowed to bring another DVD into our home. Ha, ha!

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  24. This was such a sweet post! My husband would agree that not following a recipe is better most of the time.

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  25. awww love this. my husband has taught me a lot of these things as well, especially not caring what people think. but more 'in general' and not 'dancing in kroger' because he tends to get embarrassed when i do that ;) haha. he laughs at me but won't join in my dancing. rude.

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  26. http://www.bariatriceating.com/ Best protein powders hands down. Expensive but so worth it.

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