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100 Things I Really Like

Most of my friends have kids and one thing I’ve noticed is how interested they are in telling you all the things they like. Dinosaurs, Paw Patrol, bananas, their friend Oliver, when they get to see grandma on the weekend, grass, cheese… all that rad stuff.

It’s freaking adorable and also unbelievably healthy.

Sometimes I think adults spend way too much time thinking about the things they don’t like. Traffic, work, that news reporter that irritates them, running out of milk… rather than thinking about all of the good stuff.

Imagine spending a good chunk of your day thinking about all the things you like. How is that NOT going to put you in a good mood? I wrote a list of 47 things I like a few years ago and surprisingly not much of the things have changed but I thought it could use a good ol’ update. So here’s 100 things I really like… do you like these things too?

things I like

1. Sneezing

2. Leaf tea (not bags)

3. True crime (murders, not drug and gang crime)

4. Benedict Cumberbatch

5. Caroline Kepnes novels (which have now been turned into a TV series!)

6. Cafes that give you a little biscuit with your coffee

7. Afternoon naps on the couch

8. Winter

9. Sea salt hairspray

things I like

10. Simply Crochet magazine

11. When people laugh too hard to tell their own jokes

12. Neighborhood cats that come to visit (we currently have Tony and Louie that drop by most days)

13. Kines coffee 

14. Australian native flowers

15. When Mr Smaggle puts his arms around my waist and hugs me from behind

16. Rainy days

17. Those teeny tiny bottles of Tabasco sauce you get sometimes when you order seafood at fancy restaurants

18. Lasagne

19. Cher

20. Fresh mint

21. Prosecco

22. Clover crochet hooks

23. Blueberries

24. Wooden soled shoes

25. Taking my socks off using just my feet

26. The Last Five Years

27. Men with twisty styled moustaches

things I like

28. Colouring in with textas

29. Brightly patterned cocoon dresses

30. Post It notes

31. Puppies that look like teddy bears

32. Crunchy bars

33. Going to the theatre

34. Listening to podcasts while cleaning the house

35. My Crochet Coach Facebook group and my beautiful Crochettes

36. Matte white nail polish on my toes

37. Exercise pants that don’t fall down

38. Judge Judy

39. Walking – anywhere, I just really like walking

40. When Phil Clark says ‘Carly and Ben from Fitzroy have it!’ on the Nightlife quiz

41. Yogurt

42. Hot pink lipstick

43. Working (really – I like working a lot)

44. Black and white stripes

45. Shiraz

46. Sour cream and chives

47. My mum scratching my back with her long nails

48. Gordon Ramsay

49. Getting lost in a good book

50. Having a shower, popping on some clean PJs and THEN getting into a freshly made clean sheet day bed, the ultimate trifecta

51. Interesting looking people

52. Alpacas

53. Popping blisters (gross but true)

54. Ice cream

55. Cordless vacuum cleaners (I will never be wall tethered again)

56. F45

things I like

57. Better Call Saul

58. Grill’d low carb burgers

59. Bringing Mr Smaggle cups of tea in the morning (he’s always so grateful, it’s adorable)

60. @elsielarson on Instagram

61. Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S every evening at 6pm

62. Collecting vintage crochet patterns

63. When people whistle when they walk down the street

64. Homemade roasted vegetable salads with goats cheese and pine nuts

65. My pressure cooker

66. Macadamia and mango Weiss bars

67. When a really good movie is on TV

68. Dumplings

things I like

69. My friend’s dog Molly

70. Coming home from a night out and having a cup of tea with Mr Smaggle

71. Avocado… forever

72. Baking… but not eating baked goods weirdly, they’re not really my bag

73. Musicals – Les Mis, Phantom, JC Superstar and Rent are firm favourites

74. Uber Eats

75. Vintage shopping in country towns

76. Dogs that stop to say hello to me on the streets

77. The owners of those dogs trying to sell me that particular breed of dog – ‘You HAVE to get a Cavoodle, literally the best dogs IN THE WORLD!’

78. Avalanche Sugar-Free hot chocolate

79. Liam Neeson

80. Headscarves

81. New age stores (I’m not woo in the slightest but I just can’t walk past a candle shop full of spell books and crystals)

82. My blogging crew, they keep me sane and they’re so supportive

83. When my bones crack when I’m stretching (I know I’m not supposed to like it but it’s SO SATISFYING)

84. Toto’s Africa (haters be damned, there’s nothing like belting that song out with a bunch of toasty mates)

85. Everything and anything Danish – the furniture, the clothes, the people

things I like

86. Michael Jackson

87. Reading books about Morman polygamists (can’t explain it, it’s just a weird thing I’m totally fascinated by)

88. Catherine Baba

89. Touching down on the tarmac after a plane flight (I’m not a bad flyer by any means but I never feel totally comfortable when I’m up in the air, I’m definitely a creature of the earth)

90. Frankie Magazine

91. Scary movies 

92. Dry body brushing

93. Clogs

94. Hoop earrings

95. My brother’s jokes, he cracks a whopper every time I see him

96. Hearing about the history of buildings, I was in a gorgeous gift shop the other day that used to be an 1800s billiards room and the lady who owned it showed me old photos of it

things I like

97. Ghost stories

98. Board games

99. Hugs from my sister-in-law, she hugs like she really means it

100. When kids on a bus wave at you and you wave back and they all cheer

So those are the things I like… tell me… what do you like?

Seriously, take a moment to write a few things you like in the comments. It will make you feel like a million bucks, I swear.

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  1. Johanna 5 years ago

    To point 87, have you seen the Netflix documentary about mormon polygamists? My three wifes I belive.

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      Okay so I’m SO ANNOYED at Netflix for not recommending that to me. Thank you! I started watching it last night it’s exactly the kind of thing I love.

  2. Julie 5 years ago

    Big yes to #50! I mention this every single time the sheets are freshly washed and my husband just doesn’t get it (But at least he listens patiently!).

    Also? A hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Just makes everything better.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      Fresh sheets are everything! And you’ve just reminded me I need to change mine tonight! 🙂

  3. AW 5 years ago

    Your blog is JOY!

  4. Kathryn OHalloran 5 years ago

    When you think you’re going to miss the train but you bolt for it and get in just as the doors are closing. You feel like a freaken ninja!

  5. Heather 5 years ago

    Just love this!! Have an awesome day everyone and especially you Carly!!

  6. Linda 5 years ago

    Your attitude and beautiful randomness is a gift to us all.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      Thank you so much that’s just about the nicest thing anyone has said to me!

  7. Missy D 5 years ago

    Yes to about 25 of these! 🙂 Here’s a few of mine:
    – Camping in winter and staring into fire TV
    – Road trips
    – Spending time in secondhand book shops
    – Wine and cheese on the balcony with a good friend
    – Extended leave (longer than four weeks)
    – Travel
    – First coffee of the day
    – Waking up and realising it’s Saturday

    (wow, I could keep going…)

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      I agree with literally ALL of those. Except extended leave… I’ve never had that. 🙂

  8. Barb 4 years ago

    Beautiful sunny day at the beach, good bottle of wine, new england coastal towns, finding money in a coat pocket, a dog on your lap, finding that perfect dress

  9. HeatherBelle 3 years ago

    First coffee of the morning
    Dog snuggling between us on the bed in the morning
    Putting off and putting off doing my tax return then scoring a windfall when I do!
    Clean sheets on the bed
    Nailing an outfit
    Friday night first drink relaxing – reward
    Driving – doesn’t matter where, just love it
    Flying somewhere (sigh)
    Touching down somewhere
    Nailing a recipe and everyone likes it
    Fixing a techo problem myself
    Rhythm of exercise routine
    My green-goddess smoothie
    Walking the dog – he so loves it and I smile the whole time
    Smoochie hugs from the chap
    Talking to 9 yo grandson – sooo interesting
    Reading at bedtime
    Reading in the morning
    Playing music library on shuffle and forgotten gems popping up
    Long phone chats with The Bestie

  10. The One And Only 2 years ago

    Anything Adorable Or Kawaii

  11. Corina Robles 2 years ago

    When boys whistle at me and yes I feel like a million bucks!

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