Three Things Thursday: Campfire, Cake, Painty Hands, & One Silly Kitty



Welcome back to Three Things Thursday, a way to fill your blogs and social media with the happy!


Three Things Thursday is a simple concept that everyone is encouraged to play along with. All it requires is listing three (or more!) things that are making your life awesome. Please note! The three things you choose each week do not need to be big, huge, mighty, impressive things. In fact, I think it’s much better to focus on smaller, sillier things…because focusing on those little bits of joy and the gigglesnorts that they bring…well, that’s where day-to-day contentment lives, I believe.


So, how do you participate? Easy as falling off a log! Whip up a blog post about three things that are making you smile…then share it on the link up in this post. Don’t want to do a whole blog post? Feel free to post some pictures on Facebook or Instagram! If you tag me in your pictures, I 100% promise to give them appropriate love.❤


Just one more thing! Three Things Thursday posts actually don’t need to be done on Thursdays! I leave the link up active for the whole week every week…so you can be grateful on your own schedule.🙂


Okay, here we goooooo…




Last week, John, Grace, and I headed out to our favorite park for some campfire stories and s’mores. It was an awesome event that I hope the park repeats many times. 🙂 Our host even did some campfire “magic” and caused lots of ooooohs and ahhhhs with some pretty, swirly-colored fire. 😀


Three Things Thursday: Campfire Fun | Nerd in the Brain




I don’t know that this picture even needs words, but I’ll do it anyway…chocolate cake…with raspberry sauce…and an amusing shelfy thing in the front that made me think of geologic nifty-ness. 🙂


Three Things Thursday: Cake! | Nerd in the Brain




One of my favorite things in the world? Working on a painting project and not giving a single care about messy I get. 🙂 (I’m painting approximately one giggledy jillion boxes…for reasons…reasons that have to do with planning insanely-intense dinner theater events at Grace’s school.) 😉


Three Things Thursday: Messy Painting Fun | Nerd in the Brain




It’s time for a new fluffbutt! This kitty’s name is Hollister, and he’s still waiting to be adopted by his forever people…and I can’t believe no one has snatched this beast up! I mean, a kitty who sticks his tongue out while he’s playing?!? Win! Anyhoo, here he is being all cute and fluffy…and that’s actually a toy he’s playing with…I promise I’m not just poking him with a stick or anything. 🙂


Three Things Thursday: Kitty Time | Nerd in the Brain



Now, my blog friends old and new, it’s your turn! Click on that little graphic below to share your own three things that are bringing you joy (or leave your list in the comments).🙂


Three Things Thursday Link Image | Nerd in the Brain


And go ahead and grab a badge while you’re at it…because badges are awesome!🙂




Looking for even more ways to focus on the happy? Check out Trent’s Weekly Smile link up…it happens every week, and it’s just full of happiness. 🙂



What’s putting a smile on your face this week? Share your gigglesnorts!😀 I would love, love, love to hear all about the awesome bits of life that are making you feel warm and fuzzy.




  • kaycreate March 9, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Ha, that kitty’s tongue antics! What a goof. Also, that cake looks absolutely droolworthy. Mmmmmmmm. My three things this week: 1. Having my lungs sound clear at my doc appt today, so no chest xray needed!! YAY HEALTH!! 2. Book character dress up day at my kiddo’s school tomorrow – I love who she picked!! It’s going to be such a ridiculous fun costume. 3. Doing my first art livestream on Twitch! It had it’s hiccups, but I did it.

    • Nerd in the Brain March 11, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Clear lungs are a wonderful thing! I’m so glad you’re on the mend! 😀

      I’m going to have to track you down on Twitch. I don’t watch a lot of stuff on there, but I’d love to see what you’re up to. 🙂

  • Andrew March 9, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I love taking different metals and powders to make flames different colors. Magnesium is my favorite, but hard to find, and probably not the best thing to watch as its bright (or brighter) than the sun.

    • Nerd in the Brain March 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Yeah, we did a lot of speculating about what he put on the fire to make those particular colors (he wasn’t coming up off of his “secret”)…it sure was nifty to look at. We’ve done some smaller scale burning of salts and whatnot for experiments when we were homeschooling, but we’ve never applied it the fire pit…now I’m thinking it’s time to up our game. 🙂

  • bornagainlioness March 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    What a lovely TTT! We are all caked out here as it was our Biggest’s 3rd birthday today. Can you tell us more about your painting?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Nerd in the Brain March 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Happy, happy birthday to your biggest! 😀

      The painting is for the Sweeney Todd dinner theater at my stepdaughter’s school…I’m making boxes for tickets for the basket raffle we have along with the event to raise money for the performing arts academies at her school. 🙂

      • bornagainlioness March 11, 2017 at 8:28 am

        Ah, how wonderful to get so involved! Imagine if everyone had your passion? 🙂

  • teachezwell March 12, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Love that fluffbutt! I hope he has been snatched up happily by now! I also love how you do so much for Grace! She will never forget sharing all these wonderful events with you. Thanks for the inspiration.


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