Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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Better Than Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens!

It’s the little things that make my day better.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’d love some great big thing to go right…like an unexpected large check in the mail…but on a daily basis, there are a whole bunch of little things that brighten my day.

I get oddly happy about white cotton socks.  I love getting a simple piece of personal mail rather than the usual bills and junk mail.  I can’t get enough of my favorite Bazzil brand textured cardstock in pretty colors.  I just love it when my favorite comfy pants and t-shirt are clean…or better yet, my favorite pajamas!  And a chatty text message from one of my girls makes me happy, too.

But I have discovered that some of my favorite little things have something in common.  They make it easier to get things done.  And what mom doesn’t need something to make all those chores easier and more pleasant?!  So I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.  Maybe they’ll make your day brighter, too.

I am sure I have mentioned a few (hundred) times that laundry is not my favorite chore.  But there are a few things in my laundry closet that make it a little easier and better.  First, I love my Downy Ball.  It’s just a little ball to put liquid fabric softener in and then you pull the stopper up and toss it on top of your laundry in the machine.  And when it’s time, the laundry spins, the stopper comes undone, and the softener is added to the load.  I am sure I would never use liquid softener if I had to try to remember to add it to the load.  I can barely remember to take the laundry out when it’s done!  That little Downy Ball makes my clothes soft and sweet-smelling with no fuss.

I also love those little bags to put delicate items in.  I toss in the things that need a little measure of safety or need to be noticed and hung dry rather than dried in the dryer.  I am sure those have saved me from destroying and shrinking a billion items in the last few years.

And the best little thing in the laundry arena is that feeling when you find some money as you empty the washer or dryer!!  I get pretty excited about coins, so just imagine how happy I feel when I find some paper money.  I found a twenty in the wash the other day!  Somehow I just get happy about laundry money even when I am sure it came from my own pocket.

Stay tuned for part two where I share the little things that make me happy in the kitchen!

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One Comment on “Better Than Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens!”

  • ceramic tiles February 4th, 2015 12:19 am

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