July 13, 2018


 Welcome to I love Lists! Let’s see what’s up with the internet this week:


  1. Animal facts!
  2. What makes this cat look like it has a human face? I mean it does… is it the eyes?
  3. Social media depression is on the rise.  I totally get it and it suuuucks.
  4. How to eat like a marine in the field.
  5. The middle child is going extinct. I didn’t even think about this!
  6. The dangers of distracted parenting are real.
  7. 10 traits every aspiring artist needs according to Frank Lloyd Wright
  8. A new routine for you- set a new alarm for each day of the week.
  9. You can blame/thank California for all of your fancy pizza toppings.
  10. People are impressed by this lemon rolling down the street
  11. When parents push too hard or not enough
  12. Put your phone away!
  13. This must be so cool to see in person
  14. Make a pizza with a tortilla. Smart thinking!
  15. Short story clubs are the new book clubs
  16. That would be camel pose for me.
  17. The most popular video game that I won’t let Cooper play
  18. Oprah is doing is going to be part of a restaurant chain
  19. Apparently telling people to “Find Their Passion” is terrible advice
  20. I was wondering why some big Instagram accounts are private
  21. The Power of Positive People is real
  22. The different between perfume, cologne & other fragrances
  23. #5 gives me life
  24. All the top restaurants in California

Are you watching The Handmaid’s Tale?  We have 4 episodes left! AHHHHH

My favorite pen + paper combo– black paper & this white pen

This sweatshirt is making me happy this summer! So lightweight and stretchy.


  • Bethany

    I don’t comment often enough on your blog posts. But I read them. And I love them. You make the internet a better place. <3

    • Tracy

      Thank you for the kind sentiment, Bethany. I am so glad you are here.

  • S

    That marine is my new favorite person on the internet.

  • Susan

    #6 really got me…

    My husband and I went out to dinner the other night. There was a family of four at a table near us. The kids were about 6 and 4. Unfortunately, the parents spent the entire time on their phones while their kids played with and ate their food. No conversation beyond the ordering process. It made me so sad. If I’d thought it would be accepted, I would have loved to have those kids come sit with my husband and me so we could play grandparents for a while. I would have loved to talk with those kids and find out all about what they liked. Give them some attention and show them they are more important than a phone.

    Add in to all of that, when I take my walks around the local park, too many parents with their kids are busy on their phone then too. Instead of playing or talking to their kids, they sit on a bench and talk to someone else on their phones. (We’re not talking business calls, we’re talking gossip with friends since they are usually loud enough that I can hear them.)

    We used to love taking our kids out to eat and talking with them. We still do at their ages of 30 and 28 now. It’s another reason we always had a family dinner when we were at home during the week. (And yes I was a working mom at the time. At one point, I was in grad school along with working, yet we managed to sit as a family for dinner at minimum 5 days a week.)

    • Tracy

      I went out to dinner a few months ago and watched a grandmother having dinner with two of her grandsons.
      They were across the table from each other. Grandma was sitting there eating the kids were watching a movie on her phone-totally checked out and not eating.
      I’ve also watched parents HAND FEED THEIR CHILDREN who are 9 years old while they watch youtube on their ipads AT A RESTAURANT.

      It truly made my heart hurt.
      Eating together and connecting is so sacred to me.

      I don’t know how people can’t see that it doesn’t have to be like this.

  • Molly Fiegel

    I learned to make a quick tortilla pizza in a frying pan as a kid (weird hippy parents plus being way out in the country, gotta do what you gotta do). Basically, toast one side of a flour tortilla, flip it over, put on sauce and cheese, turn off the heat and put a lid on it until the cheese melts. I still make them as an adult when real cooking is too hard……

  • Paula

    The private IG account idea is totally counter-intuitive to me. When people send me posts from private accounts, I usually hesitate to request to follow the account because I have no idea if this is a big meme account or if I’m going to look like some creeper trying to follow a regular person’s Instagram life. Perhaps I’m just overly-sensitive, because I am constantly dismissing requests from strangers to follow MY personal account.

    • Tracy

      I think it’s weird too. Especially when I am sending a post to someone and they cant see it and then I have screenshot it so they can. Booo

  • Shoshana

    I just wanted to say good for you for not letting your son play Fortnite. I have never understood shooter games and never will!

    • Tracy

      I don’t get it myself. I think the country is so focused on guns/gun laws and too blind to see that we are TEACHING our children how to shoot people THROUGH VIDEO GAMES. And don’t get me started on nerf guns….

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