Ten Things on Thursday

Hey, y’all!!  Welcome to something fun to break up our week around here!  I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes these random posts are my favorites!  So, here are 10 random things for your Thursday!  Hope you enjoy! XO

  1.  Kate released a new picture of Charlotte, and I am still #royalbabyobsessed.  Charlotte is turning two, and I can’t handle her cheeks or her embroidered sweaters!  So cute!
  2. I am not a picky eater at all…in fact, one time in college (all of my best stories start with this opening) I ate an earthworm covered in chocolate on a dare….Y’all, I will eat anything!  However, I have an actual, true physical and psychological revulsion against raspberries and blackberries.  I am sure that I am losing some of you here…and, I actually don’t mind the flavor of either.  However, I just can’t take the bumpy texture on the outside of their skin. Is this crazy?  I actually just shuddered describing them….that’s how grossed out I am by them.  Currently, raspberries and blackberries are in season, so they are everywhere at the moment.  I, actually, skipped the produce section at the grocery store yesterday to avoid them, and there was a display of both raspberries and blackberries just by the door as I left.  So tricky! I am sure we could deconstruct this in a therapy session…maybe this all relates back to my childhood.  Someone call Freud to analyze this!   Actually, I have no clue if Freud is still alive…but I might be interested to see what he has to say about this topic. 😉
  3. 13 Reasons Why….Do I need to watch this?  I am on the fence on this one.   I really have no desire to watch a show about teenage suicide, but I am torn that I SHOULD watch it because I have a a teenager.  If you’ve watched it, leave me your thoughts!
  4. I am never going to make it to 10 on my own.  I am skipping number 4. 😉
  5. I am reading this book, and so far it’s really cute!   Jackson’s baseball games are almost two hours long now, so I like having something handy for the down time in between innings and such.   Reading a good book on a pretty day at the ballpark is pretty much perfect!
  6. I am not a teacher, but I am feeling the end-of-the-year-itis also. 😉  I feel you teachers.  We are in this together!
  7. One of my awesome readers  (Hi, Amy!) sent me a copycat recipe for Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip, and it looks amazing!   After I declared her my favorite person ever, I added the ingredients to my grocery list.  I will keep you posted on the results!   If you want to check it out, you can here.
  8. I probably should have called this “Eight Things on Thursday”…
  9. Summer sessions are filling up quickly, and I am so super excited!!   I have some new locations planned, and we will be in Destin July 12-July 16th for beach minis!  This is going to be a great summer!  You can email me at narcidphotography@gmail.com for more info on that!
  10. I am just about to wrap up this Bible Study, and I couldn’t have loved it more!  If you are looking for a great Bible study to do this summer, I would totally recommend it!


Happy Thursday, y’all!!  We’ll be back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites!  XOXO N


23 thoughts on “Ten Things on Thursday

  1. Sarah Shaneyfelt says:

    That teacher meme…..so accurate! I may even say that’s how teachers feel about the month of May ha! I’m a 7th grade teacher and we’re all just trying to survive at this point! Also, I’m a big fan of Liane Moriarty!


  2. Brittany Hensley says:

    Haha!! ‘8 Things on a Thursday’ got me so tickled. I love these posts, and I can think about 7-8 things pretty easily, too. I’m also #royallyobsessed {like watched the Lindo Wing cam & all}. And I can’t do raspberries either, but I’m super picky anyways!


  3. Rosie says:

    #2- I bet you have trypophobia (fear of clusters of holes or bumps) and it’s more common than you think! Tip- if you think you might have it, DON’T google image the word.


  4. Sharon says:

    I watched 13 reasons why on my own. My dd is just 12 and not quite there yet but I think it is important to know what is going on in teen’s lives these days. In many ways, it is not all that different from when I was a teen with the exception of the social media aspect which is a game changer When dd is a little older, I would love to watch it together. I would highly recommend watching it. It is hard to watch but as parents, we really cannot put our head in the sand


  5. Cooking, Crafts & Teens Too says:

    I wanted to share- I’m not a Netflix watcher but my friend just warned me about that show 13 reasons? I was shocked when three days later we got an email from our SCHOOL DISTRICT and the SUPER INTENDENT warning parents about this show. A lot of people like to be proactive and watch something that is as dangerous for our teens and tweens but I wanted you to know. They have seen a rise in teen social/emotional/suicidal issues lately & wanted parents to be aware and talk to their children and do NOT allow our kids to watch. I know you were just asking about the show for yourself but Oh Narci- God help these kids and to those who think temper tantrums are hard- i’d say hug your toddlers and just breathe because those truly aren’t the hard times- raising teens in this ever changing world is!! I’m so thankful God is guiding my two teens and our family- just as yours. We sure wouldn’t know what to do without our Savior! And I’m Praying for the children who are so lost and confused and then to have things on tv like this to sway their decisions. Hope this info helps, I’m not on Facebook and don’t watch tv a lot (especially new shows) so I was really appreciative to get an email like I did from our school district about this show. God Bless!


  6. Sara Gorrell says:

    I have purchased that Bible study, but it is still sitting on my nightstand. It is formatted differently than others I have done and for some reason it seems overwhelming to me. How did you tackle it?


    • narciddreffs says:

      Good morning, Sara!! I can totally see why it might be overwhelming! I just took it one day at a time, but I give myself grace if I miss a day and just pick up where I left off. I’ve even stopped halfway through a lesson, because I ran out of time that day and started back up the next day. I think the key is to do it at your own pace and not get discouraged if you miss a day, etc. Hope this helps! XO N


  7. Rachel says:

    That Chuy’s dip recipe is the best. We make it every time we have any kind of Mexican dish!! It’s even better if you let it sit overnight – it gets a little thicker and a little spicier. Enjoy 🙂


  8. Sarah MacDonald says:

    My kids are just little but I think 13 Reasons Why is good to watch just because it just opens your eyes to what is out there. High school is so different from the ’90s and will be different again when my kids are in high school but to stay in touch with today’s youth is important.


  9. Paula says:

    13 Reasons….A LOT to process. I read a few reviews both PRO & CON. I think that was good. I think it opened my eyes to how much media/text/ have changed the game of HS. Also, probably a good place to start a talk about not participating in such activity (spreading rumors). It is a heavy subject, but very real.


  10. Sophie Brown says:

    I watched 13 Reasons because my 17 yo son was watching it and he suggested that I watch it. It’s not easy to watch and brings up tough subjects. My sons are not “talkers” so I take any opportunity I can to have conversations about these difficult topics.


  11. Lesley McFarland says:

    Oh baby charalette…is the cutest!! And the jalapeño dip all the 😍😍😍
    No as 13 reason…there is absolutely not one single reason why you or anyone should watch this series. It is beyond disturbing. I watched it and as an adult I had to close my eyes and mute it several times. I cannot even a teenager watching it especially if they have a mental illness Good job Hollywood on missing the boat on a very important issue with our kids. This could have REALLY helped out teens. If you would like a realistic view on things read the book. It is sooo much better and more relatable.


  12. Katie Wells says:

    Okay….so I JUST checked out The Hypnotist’s Love Story at the library! I’m LOVING her books! Easy fun reads! Did you watch the Big Little Lies show? Also, I SO wish we could do a beach photo shoot! We will be in Orange Beach the SAME WEEK! Little too far to take a toddler when he is probably gonna act like a wild bobcat for the photo shoot anyway! Nevertheless…HERE’S TO THE BEACH! I can hardly wait!!!


  13. Holly says:

    There is a lot of controversy about 13 Reasons. I thought that it was worth watching. It’s hard to watch and it’s pretty intense, but I think these are things that need to start talking about with our kids. Perhaps, even watch it with your kids and then talk about it. But, I would recommend watching it first on your own and then see how you feel. That’s just my two cents 🙂 Love your blog.


  14. Beth says:

    As an 8th grade teacher, I definitely agree with the end of the year itch! My students are starting to get a bit restless! You should definitely read the 13 Reasons Why book. I think all parents should be a bit concerned about a book and tv series about suicide, but my personal opinion is that it shows the true after effects of something so tragic. I think its a good discussion piece. Currently, so many of my students, boys included, are reading it and loving it!


  15. Lynsey says:

    Narci, Always love your topics of discussion. You are such a great blogger to follow. With regards to 13 Reasons Why. A lot of people are focusing on the fact that the show could glorify suicide and worry about how that will affect teens and those susceptible. However, I found 13RW to cover so much more than that. Yes It covers the intense topics of suicide, rape and bullying. But kids and teens, they live in the “now”. They have a hard time seeing the bigger picture and looking to the future and that is what I feel this show covers. It covers lying, exaggerating, teen perceptions and misperceptions, the want to be perfect for not only your friends but your parents and teachers. It covers their insecurities AND it covers adult perceptions of teens. Signs were missed by both teens and adults leading up too the major incidences in this show/book. It covers both the teens side and adult side of things (parents, teachers and counselors)<—that part is so important for teens to see. I think not talking about these topics with teens can be harmful. Death happens, these thoughts happen and understanding and talking through each episode with teens, I feel, can help. I will be watching this show with my teens one day when they are ready. I would watch it on your own first, so you know what its all about and then make your decision, if you want to bring your teen in. Hope this helps. All my best.


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