Thursday is here and that means the weekend is right around the corner and the work week is almost over.  I really don’t get days off, especially during the summer, but at least the hubby is home and we can settle down a bit and have some family time.

If you haven’t noticed, Thursday Things is brand new to the Sami Roy Photography blog. Each Thursday, I’ll be sending out a list of my favorite things of that week… sometimes recipes or camera equipment, or they could be selfies and fun things I found on the internet. It’s my hope that these fun features will show more of my personality as a mom and business woman.

To kick off this week’s Thursday Things, I’ll be sharing things I without a doubt, cannot live without – things that I use on a daily basis that get me through my crazy, busy, chaotic world.

This week’s Thursday Things:

My coffee press.  My goodness… I wouldn’t be able to survive my days if this little piece of equipment didn’t exist in my life. If you’ve never had a cup of joe from a coffee press, you are missing out, my friend.

Diaper Genie.  If you do not have kids… you may not know the power of the diaper genie, but this little magical container keeps the amazingly awful poop bombs your little angel creates at bay — and keeps your house from smelling like a doodie train! That’s a win/win in my book.

Tervis Cups.  When pouring myself a drink (coffee, water, or even a cocktail), I always reach for my trusty Tervis Cups. I don’t grab any other cup from my cabinet when I’m pouring myself a drink.  (I do drink wine out of a wine glass because I have to have boundaries and always try to appear classy).  My grandmother gave me a set of Tervis cups when I was in college and I thought it was a lame gift.  Boy, I was mistaken.   Fast forward 15 years later and I’m still talking about them, so I guess you can call me a mega fan.

Thursday Things why I love my tervis cup so much

Otter Box Iphone Case:  I’m going to tell you a secret… I am a total clutz.  Add in the fact that my entire livelihood involves me toting around, using, and caring for very expensive camera equipment (you’ll notice I wear 2 straps on each camera during weddings!).  Enter the otter box… and now my phone is one less thing I have to worry about breaking.   This bad boy protects my phone from all I can throw its way.  Literally.

And last but not least, my favorite home item is my very own personal house keeper (kind of);  My Roomba. Guys, seriously.  I am not lazy.  I run a business from home, have a one year old, two black labs (who are shedding right now thanks to this warm spring weather!) and a husband who is often out of the house and travelling.   I’m a busy lady and this little fella (we call him Randy) helps me keep my floors dog fur and dirt free.    I’m a self proclaimed Roomba addict… he’s actually cleaning up my house as we speak!

Thursday things why I love my roomba so much

Other things that caught my eye this week:


What are some of the things you can’t live without?

See you next week! – Sami