I am missing This Is Us! Don’t get me wrong, I love the Olympics but I get so excited for a Tuesday night cry fest. Who doesn’t need a good cry? The last 2 episodes had me crying the entire time! For those of you that aren’t into this show, this post may not mean much. However, for the 40 million that are, this show speaks to our hearts! #jackpearsonforever

Why? Why do we love this show so much? Is it because it is a program about happiness, family and good people? With much of what we see on television these days being about science fiction, crime dramas, or bad things, this show tells the story about a family who came together by chance, and yet it was meant to be. You know the kind of show that we "used to watch." The kind of show that is so rare to find these days.

According to Kristin Wynns, a clinical psychologist from North Carolina, 

"It is a refreshing reminder that for most of us, we have dysfunctional families, if not permanently, at least for a season. But even in the midst of dysfunction, there is love and growth."

Each episode gives us a deeper understanding of this family and the ties that bind them. It gives us meaning behind the universal truths regarding human relationships. As Kevin said to his nieces about his painting, “Life is full of color and we each get to come along and we add our own color to the painting”. All I can say is thank God for Doctor Katowski for bringing this incredible family together.   

In Honor of Kevin, Kate and Randall being called, “BIG THREE,” I thought it would be fun to do one of those "3 Things" Posts surrounding this show! If you’re a fan, feel free to play along and do this “This Is Us” 3 Things for your own. Feb. 27th can’t come fast enough for the next episode. 


3 Favorite This Is Us Characters? 
*Dr. K (Major Dad)

3 Things (besides your people & pets) you would grab from your burning house?

*Purse b/c who wants to hassle yet again with new Driver’s License, CC's, etc. 
*That's all I need

3 Favorite Slow Cooker foods? 

*Island Kielbasa RECIPE HERE

*Beef and Broccoli RECIPE HERE
*SlowCooker Beef Stew RECIPE HERE

3 Favorite TV Series of all Time?
*Breaking Bad
*Sons of Anarchy

3 Go to TV Watching Snacks 
*Microwave Pop Corn
*Thin stick pretzels

3 Favorite Sitcoms of all Time (in honor of Kevin playing “The Manny”)
*I Love Lucy
*Tie: The Middle/The Goldbergs
*Everybody Loves Raymond

HAPPY WEEK AHEAD MY PEOPLE...May the ties that bind keep you happy and strong, may you have a good cry now and then and may love surround you!



  1. Fabulous post! I love this show and your excellent creativity!

  2. I am missing This is Us too. I wish they would move it to 9 though, as it really messes with Little Dude's bedtime routine on Tuesdays! It is so sweet and a tear jerker for sure. It's nice to have that mid-week emotional catharsis, the Olympics just don't provide the same level of emotion!

  3. I'm still catching up on This Is Us. I love Everyone Loves Raymond and M&Ms are my favorite candy of all time. Have a wonderful Sunday, Andrea.

  4. This is such a cute post.
    I LOVEEEEE Toby - I'm so scared Kate is going to still screw that up. I'll be so dang mad if she does

  5. This was so fun!!! I'm missing This is Us BAD!!!!

  6. I have to admit I’m ready for my shoes to come back too, including This Is Us! It just makes me cry all the time! And I’m right there with you and Jack on making sure that some important family things are grabbed! I’d totally grab my computer and external hard drive so I wouldn’t miss all of my memories!

  7. I just love this post girlfriend and I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" it in the future! Loved how you took a beloved TV show and "flipped it" into a blog post!! I love this show, too, although I STILL HAVE NOT watched the last two episodes! Gotta get myself psyched up for them! Have a wonderful Monday, Girl!!

  8. Oh, I love This Is Us so much!!! I remember when they were really advertising the show big time, so I told Dustin, "Hey, let's watch this new show!" And it wasn't until the end of the pilot episode that I realized that the modern day adults were all the kids and they adopted Randall and I lost it!! Oh, the sweetest show about family!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  9. This is awesome. I love This Is Us!

  10. I love that you included I Love Lucy as your faves. My husband always cracks up during that show!!

  11. I really need to catch up on This Is Us. I haven't watched it since I moved into my new place, so over a year ago!

  12. Great post! And amen to grabbing those scrapbooks in a fire! I'm so grateful we save lots of scrapbooks and photos and put them up high. We also grabbed my purse, important documents box, and family heirloom jewelry when we evacuated. Everything else can be replaced! And yes to M&Ms for the movie snack!!

  13. What a great post! I loved reading all of this! You had me laughing with your crockpot meals. I love Jack, but I won't give up my crockpot! I use it waaayyyy to much!

  14. This is such a fun post. I need to figure out how I can watch This Is Us (like, is it on Netflix, on regular TV? where do I find it?). I've been hearing so much about it. It sounds like a show I'd love!! I had to laugh when you said for #3, this is all I need (scrapbooks and purse). Gosh, I love all kinds of TV watching snacks. Sometimes I'll take the kids to Walgreens to get some movie snacks and drinks and we'll watch a couple movies at home. Always such a fun time! But, dang those snacks add up sometimes!


  15. My husband watches this, but I cannot bring myself too. I know it is good but it is just too emotional for me. LOL!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. I just love This is Us and pretty much cry every single episode. I actually haven't watched the two most recent ones. I keep putting it off because I know it is going to be a sob fest and I am not ready for it. We have been watching The Resident and 911. Both just started a few weeks ago. You need to get on board those!!

  17. YOU.ARE.A.GENIUS! This should have been a link up! Shhh, don't tell....but we don't even really give 2 hoots about the Olympics. Bring back our fav shows!!! Happy Monday!!! Love ya!

  18. Love this post! I need to check out these crock pot recipes. I miss my Tuesday night cry and I am hoping I binge watch with the NBC app. Speaking of cry fests, man I miss Parenthood!

  19. This is US is my fave show and guess what? I pretty much cried each episode! No kidding! This show is well written and all the actors are so amazing!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  20. Parenthood! Parenthood! Parenthood! Miss the bravermans so much.

  21. I've been too afraid to get into This Is Us because everyone says how much it makes them cry! lol! I may just have to binge watch it one of these days!

    pumps and push-ups

  22. Oh Andrea, I'm not familiar with any of this part for I Love Lucy ... yeah, definitely showing my age! But with you on the photo albums and the purse/incl passport, though I would use no. 3 to add "medication" - yeah, showing the age again! Hugs and have a nice tear-free week, x.

  23. We have yet to watch This is Us... for some reason my husband and I never seem to watch shows when they're trendy (we just started watching Grey's Anatomy last night). We do however LOVE the Goldbergs and the Middle and just started watching Fresh off the Boat (which my boys find even more funny than The Middle or the Goldbergs).

  24. Well, it took me about 5 episodes to ever get the show figured out but once I got it, I have enjoyed it. Not a huge favorite but I will see it through to the end for sure. My daughter keeps telling me I need to watch Parenthood on Netflix. Happy week dearie!

  25. I think I'm the only one on the planet who doesn't watch this show! I know, major fail!! You would think by now, after hearing all of the amazing reviews on each episode..I would tune in at some point :) Have a great week, gorgeous girl!



  26. This was so cute! I love the show but got super annoyed at how long they dragged out how Jack died . . . am I right? Also super fun the questions to find out a little more about YOU!

  27. Such a fun post - I love the show too - Toby is so fabulous and Jack, oh my goodness, Jack Pearson- I die. That man is incredible.

  28. I've seen three episodes of it at a friend's house and loved it. Can't wait till it gets to Netflix and I can see the whole thing.

  29. I love This Is Us too!! It's always a cry fest over here for me when I watch!! Fun post of threes!

  30. You've almost convinced me to watch This Is Us. I've avoided it because there have been so many emotional events in my life lately, I wasn't sure I could handle it. But maybe it would be cathartic! Thanks again for saving me today ;).

  31. I watched This Is Us for the first season, as well as my daughters. We all stopped at the same time--it was just too sad!!! Still, I sometimes think of catching up.

    Favorite show--Housewives of Beverly Hills. A girl can dream, right?

    Great post!


  32. I still haven't watched This Is Us. I could do with it on Netflix really (unfortunately, Netflix Portugal doesn't show the same amount of shows that it does in the US!). It's on cable but I've missed the first series and don't want to start it in the middle.
    Some of my favourite sitcoms that we used to watch when we were kids here in Portugal were ALF, All In The Family, Family Ties – a strange combination, I know. But Portugal had limited English speaking TV at that point!
    I talked about you on my blog post yesterday, Andrea! I 'borrowed' one of your photos too – one which really inspired me. Huge hugs my friend.
    Suzy xx

  33. I haven't gotten into "This is Us" but sounds like I need to! The island kielbasa recipe looks delicious! Have a wonderful week ahead! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  34. This show wrecks me every single time, too!! Just when you think all the shows have been done this one comes along and is just fabulous! I love how original it is. It's like nothing else on TV.

  35. What a fun post! This show gets me every time and I love every moment of it. I enjoy the Olympics too but I can't wait for this to come back on. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  36. Can you believe that I have not seen this show? Have to remedy that! xoxo

  37. Okay I love this so much- how fun! I like the Olympics and all but come on- I need some Big Three in my life. I love what that psychologist said-it's so true. Can't wait for next week!

  38. I do like This Is Us and that's coming from someone who doesn't watch a lot of TV. One day my hubby just put it on and my eyes were literally glued to the screen. I don't watch TV by myself so since hubby has been working long hours as these past month, I have missed many episodes. We will have to do a TV series marathon perhaps...

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

  39. haha, I love this post! We still have yet to watch that last episode. Mr. says he's not in the mood for something that heavy. haha. I cry a LOT during This is Us. But I love it, you're right, everyone needs a good cry :) I would grab scrapbooks too, because everything I have scrapbooked I don't have any digital copies of.

  40. How did I miss this?!?! I totally love This is Us!! I may have to play along and do this too...in honor of the show coming back Tuesday!!!! So fun...and Dr. K that last episode!! The UGLY CRY!! LOL Love you Andrea!

  41. I usually get home from work on Tuesdays about half way through the show. My wife is always a blubbering mess #fridayfriviloity

  42. I'm one of the few that hasn't watched This Is US yet. I keep hearing good things about it so I suppose I should binge-watch it soon.


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