it’s OK to steal melissa’s awesome weekly feature as an idea for a post. as long as you give credit where credit is due. and as long as you mention that she’s probably the funniest person I’ve never met.
it’s OK to get all dolled up even though your only plans are to sit inside a dark movie theater. and hold hands with your husband. sometimes spending 15 minutes instead of 3 minutes doing your make-up is fun.
it’s OK to take a trip to anthropologie and NOT take photos of all the cute dishes, house décor, etc. yes, you may be a blogger, but you are also on a date. your readers won’t care if you don’t snap a photo of the adorable ceramic nesting measuring cups. I promise.
it’s OK to not take a single picture all night long, actually. I did have my camera with me last night.. but I decided to throw the “blogger” title out the window and just be a wife. and have fun. and we did. no pictures needed to prove it.
it’s OK to cover your eyes when the scary music starts up during the movie you’re watching. it’s also OK to squeeze your boy’s hand just a little tighter.
it’s OK to watch episodes of the family feud until one in the morning.
it’s also OK to wake up at 8 AM.. only to watch more episodes of the family feud.
it’s OK to be so excited about the new waffle iron you got last week that you leave it out on the counter for easy-access waffle making. FYI: only $39.99 from costco!
it’s OK to pretend that my two ingredient protein waffles are “made from scratch”.
it’s OK to set the table for a nice, sit down breakfast for one. it’s not my fault marshall had to work today. I was looking forward to a sit down breakfast all week!
it’s OK to use “the real deal” when it comes to the cream in your coffee. because sometimes almond milk gets boring. and real half & half tastes delicious. let’s face it.
it’s also OK to use “the fake stuff” when it comes to toppings on your waffles. I promise, it won’t kill you. and if you like the taste of spray butter and sugar free syrup like I do, then go ahead, eat it. I promise it’s OK.
it’s OK to get excited every time you eat waffles.
it’s OK to drink from the costa rica mug your parents brought you as a souvenir and wish you were actually in costa rica. or anywhere on vacation, for that matter.
it’s OK to use a little fork when you eat, even though you are 27 years old. it’s even OK to go to the effort of washing a little fork to avoid using a big fork. hey, I have little hands!
it’s OK to be sad when they are gone.
it’s OK to not give these monsters any breakfast after they eat $15 worth of fresh, locally made jerky when you are not looking. you should see how bloated they are. especially randy. I am fairly certain he was the ring leader.
it’s OK to think he’s still cute, even though you are real mad at him.
it’s OK to pat yourself on the back when you manage to capture a photo of BOTH of you dogs mid-yawn.
it’s OK to decide to bake instead of go to the gym. the gym will be there tomorrow. these black bananas may not.. fairly certain the fruit flies would have consumed them entirely had I not used them today!
it’s OK to use kitchen gadget for purposes they are not originally intended for. pastry blender=awesome banana masher.
it’s OK to wing it when making a recipe for banana bread. just make sure you hope for the best.. fingers crossed!
it’s OK to bust out the kitchen scale to check your measurements. because when you realize that your idea of 1/2 cup of flour is actually 35% more than an actual 1/2 cup of flour, there could be a problem. for more information about actual numbers vs. nutrition labels on products, check out deb’s amazing and educational post.
it’s OK to not share the recipe because it needs perfecting. it’s also OK to be damn proud of your first attempt at protein banana bread.. especially when winging it!
it’s OK to wake up at 8 AM but stay in your pajamas until noon. I promise I brushed my teeth.
it’s OK to eat waffles twice in one day. I am off to meet marshall for the farmer’s market and lunch at a local waffle house.
I promise. it’s OK.
1. do you like scary movies?
2. give me your “it’s OK” of the day!
xo. janetha g.