March 15, 2016


so...ummm...yeah. i'm doing this. it's compliment time! as my friends and i call it. yes...i just divulged that my friends and i actually take time to compliment one another on most occasions that we see each other. we're pretty ridiculous.

for last week's 10 list i shared reasons as to why i was so damn awkward. and i totally am. i'm not negating that. i'm the gal you're just never sure what's going to come out of her mouth. luckily, according to your comments...all of your are pretty damn awkward yourselves. we're all in good company. this is a safe place.

so, instead of ragging on myself this week...i'm going to tell you all why i'm so damn great.

10 compliments...for me. yay. but first...

1 | draft your 10 on tuesday list. it can be a list about anything. you can explain your list. or you don't have to. it could be your grocery list. your cleaning list. or a list about your top 10 pet peeves. but a list, nonetheless. k? k.

2 | grab the super snazzy button below and insert the HTML code into the HTML section of your blog. this will automatically make that pretty picture a hyperlink so that everyone knows where you're linking up at!

3 | link up below!

10 - compliments to myself

1 | i'm a pretty good runner. and by pretty good...i mean i'm pretty dedicated and i continue to improve. i've done loads of races - 1/2 marathons, triathlons...but never the dreaded marathon. i'm not sure i'll ever get there. i'm not sure i even want to.

2 | i set a good example for my two best gals for healthy living every day. it's all about balance, friends...and my gals know that.

3 | i married my farmer. yes...this is totally a compliment to me. you wouldn't believe how many times i've been told, "you are so lucky to have snagged your farmer." and i'm like...blah blah blah...i know! but just think - how great I must be to have snagged a guy like him. (hint - i was totally persistent. i'll tell you the full story from how i asked him out on our first date to how he finally proposed...some day.)

4 | i'm funny! (i'm funny because i'm always gets a laugh. i think people feel bad for me.)

5 | my favorite feature - eyes

6 | you guys - i never thought i'd say it (and neither did my parents), but i'm a good cook! i really am. it's taken the better part of nearly six years of marriage, but i'm finally there. sure i burn the occasional pot of quinoa, but that's because i have children and children are extremely distracting.

i used to consider popcorn or cereal dinner. i really really did. my grocery budget was like...$35 a month or something ridiculous. i hated cooking.

now? i don't mind it. i especially don't mind it if my gals approve of whatever i've conjured up.

7 | i'm a great driver. i really really am. this was also a task my parents thought i was going to be mediocre at best. they claimed i was a bit airhead-ish. and i was. i still am. but it doesn't affect my driving. i only just recently got my very first speeding ticket for going 15 over. damn. the only thing i hate doing is passing cars. i hate being in the oncoming traffic lane. hate. it.

8 | i was having a tough time coming up with three more...but then my sister reminded me that i have a strong sense of self. and she's right! i stick to my guns. actually...i think some people might say it's a little too strong, but hey. i stand by my convictions.

9 | i'm extremely honest. much so it might be considered honesty to a fault.

10 | i can clean. i'm a great cleaner and i love that about myself. i looove my surroundings to be clean. clean and organized. it gives me a sense of calm and assurance...and almost like i have permission to relax. if my house is getting too out of's a one way ticket to b*tch-ville and i start cleaning like a mad-woman. it's one of the few things that will keep me from completing a workout. i like to think i work myself into so much of a frenzy while cleaning...that it replaces my workout.

okay! that's it. 10 compliments for moi! now it's your turn to get your linkup on.

(pssst - don't forget to link back and // or add the pretty button!)


  1. What a great post, lady! Quite often we women tear ourselves down when we should realize how wonderful we truly are and can be.

  2. I am so with you on #3. My husband and I joke about how I stalked him, but persistent sounds better than stalking, huh? But he was home from college over Christmas break and I didn't have time to waste. Finally, on the day before he left he asked me out. =) Bravo to me... the Stalker.

    And as bad as I want a maid to help me clean, I don't need one either. I'm perfectly capable of keeping our house tidy.

    Great list, Karli!

  3. Love this post! Might steal this idea for next week's 10! I'm so hard on myself, as I think most of us are. Trying to work on that!

  4. Love this list, everyone needs to look for the good in themselves! Also, I can totally relate to #10. I feel like I can't relax or enjoy my space unless it's clean. Man, our husbands are lucky for that one fact alone ;)

  5. Not sure why an image isn't showing up for me. I'm #11. Let me know if you know how I can fix it!

  6. I love love love it! Your post hits home so hard. As women we often don't compliment ourselves enough.
    I love finding what's good about ourselves and loving hard for them! This link up is the most fun I've had in a while!

  7. How fun - I'll have to remember to join in one time! Cleaning - YES! Love it, love being clean, love being organized!

  8. Oh how I wish I was a runner! So awesome that you are. I rarely pass cars for that exact reason! It gives me anxiety to be in the lane of oncoming traffic – even if there is none! Great post!

  9. What a GREAT post! I think we all need to do a 10 list of ways to compliment ourselves! Thank you for hosting this link up! I found you in Helene's FB group :)

  10. You're also pretty damn adorable!! :) Mwah!

  11. This is a great post, we are always the first to criticize ourselves but I love the idea of finding what we are good at it.

  12. I love the idea of complimenting yourself! I think when you can genuinely compliment yourself and mean it - that's true happiness with yourself! Kudos!
    Kate :: A Little NW Charm

  13. Love this post! It's so easy to get stuck on the things we are not good at. We should focus more on the things we are good at.
    I like to think I'm a good driver also. Now I just need to work on the cooking part.

  14. Love this post and that you chose to be positive about yourself! That's something else your gals will benefit from! You are pretty awesome!!

  15. Ugh...I wish I had the "clean" gene. Picked up/tidy, yes I can do that. I need to work on actually cleaning. ha. Love you list of compliments, it's something we should all do more often. :)

  16. Wait.... so are you saying popcorn doesn't count as dinner?! ;-)
    (Even as I approach 30 and being the mom of two I still manage to eat cheese and crackers as a full meal. I'm working on it - kind of.)
    -- Lisa | Naptime Chai

  17. Number 6 and 10 are so me!!

  18. This is a great one to do! I might have to steal this idea at some point to do. Good job, girlie! :)

  19. I love the positivity in this post! How fun that you went from popcorn for dinner to quinoa. :)

  20. love this! we should do this more often (compliment ourselves). so awesome that your'e a great cook. i'm a good recipe follower LOL

  21. I definitely agree that you are a great runner and you set a great example for your girls!! I can't confirm or deny the cooking and driving, but HAH, take that parents!!

  22. Honest to a fault.....oh hell my family would definitely tell you that is true. And I have no poker face I feel sure after reading about 6 weeks of these 10 on Tuesday posts I'm going to find out your my long lost baby sister or

  23. LOVED this post - you are all kinds of awesome! x

  24. What a great idea for a post!! I love it! So often we focus on the negatives and forget to remind ourselves of what we're good at!! Get it, girl!! XO


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