10 things making me smile

This excellent vinyl decal which I absolutely had to buy after seeing a car on the road with it. (Find it here. Also, please tell your dog I said hi!)

Finding a swing under a bridge (+ making it out and back without getting wet!)

Weekend mornings at our coffee spot. There’s just a real nice feeling when the person behind the counter already knows your order.

Fun shadows.

Tiny dinosaurs invading the neighborhood.

Growing a tiny tree in the house! (More on my avocado propagation adventures here.)

Squid who as soon as I squat down to take her photo ALWAYS hops up to come get pet.

Icy Lake Erie.

This creep and his most prized possession.

Sending pretty mail out into the world. For the record, spending a tiny bit more to order fancy bubble mailers is totally worth it.

Other good things on my mind: ▴ all the sunshine we’ve been having in Ohio ▴ deciding what I want to do for my 30th birthday in 2020 & starting both a qapital and digit goal for it ▴ when coffee made at home turns out juuuust right ▴ Professor burrowing under the blankets ▴ Shrill (available to watch on Hulu!) Oh gosh, I loved the book but wow I looooved the show ▴ A lifetime of kitten cuddles ▴ getting my cuticles back in order after winter wreaked havoc on them ▴ I was a pizza commercial last month!!! (This was way out of my comfort zone but also so so so much fun. I can’t wait to see the finished product!) ▴ clean sheets and a fluffy new pillow ▴ making & actually keeping exercise goals ▴ the fact its almost warm enough to be out on my bike all the time

What’s making you smile today?

PS. Can’t recommend this gratitude journal enough!

Author: Kaylah Stroup

A collector of weird things. Plant Enthusiast. Wanderer. Beachcomber. Forever longing for the desert.

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  • erm – low key announcement of being in a pizza commercial!! 😛 Can’t wait to see it and I hope you got to eat all the pizza and it wasn’t fake/cold!

    • Hahaha. Oh ya know, totally not a big deal. 😛

      We actually got fresh hot pizza every take! I was all excited to see what kind of tricks they’d use to make it look hot and fresh but it was literally just hot and fresh. (Although, for a shot where it was a close up of the pizza and the people were just background. They actually used a clothes steamer on it!)

  • I love your shoes in the Lake Erie pics. Where are they from? And I haven’t seen any tiny dinosaurs but clearly need to keep an eye out!

  • Could you explain a little bit about how Qapital works? How is it different from Digit? I tried looking it up but the website is very vague and doesn’t really describe it in detail.

    • It’s not really that much different from Digit. I just like using both because it’s double the savings.

      You set goals, they don’t need to have an amount or an end date (although thats something you can add) and it puts money into them for you that you can take out at any time.

      Off the top of my head, the biggest difference between the two apps that I can think of is the Qapital has TONS of different ways to trigger the savings. Digit just takes out what it thinks you can save and with Qapital you choose the triggers. For example, my birthday goal saves when I walk 10,000 steps in a day as well as “set & forget” which is $5 every week. I have another goal on for my quarterly tax estimates which uses the “payday” trigger and anytime I receive a deposit it saves 10% of that.

      Hope that helps!