Saturday, August 02, 2008

Another Favorite Things....

Well, through all heaviness that has been my life lately, I thought it was high time for another light-hearted post.  Now you all know these are my favorite kinds. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to shop and love finding new, inexpensive things that work well.  So here are a few and I will add more without the pictures since blogger limits me to 5 pictures.  
Picture #1.  Suave Firming Lotion.  Okay, so I hate to admit this, but I was seriously looking for the cheapest lotion.  I mean anything that would keep my legs from looking like Godzillas and I happened upon this little concoction.   And I am in love.  It smells wonderful, and I can actually tell a difference in my problem areas.  Not bad for summer.  Wal-Mart had rolled back the price on this too.  Try it.  It is great.
Picture #2.  The Simply Shabby Chic blanket.  Aghhh....So we moved Abby Kate to a big girl bed about a month ago and I did her bedding in the simply shabby chic line from Target.  I usually don't shop at Target but could not find inexpensive bedding that I liked.  I LOVE her bedding.  It is soft and feminine.  This blanket is HEAVENLY.  Seriously, the softest thing I have ever felt.  My girl and I have a thing for textures and she sighs every time she gets in bed and says, "oooh, fluffy."  It is fluffy indeed.  Hers is in a soft pink but it comes in white and cream.
Picture #3.  The Real Simple mop.  Another wonder.  It has a soft, furry top that pushes across tile like brushing butter on hot bread.  It is wonderful.  And an added bonus, the head comes off easily to toss in the washer for a clean start.  Use with Pine Sol and get blissed out by the smell of clean.  Ugh, is that weird?
Picture #4.  Oh my sweet goodness.  Wait until I tell you about these chips and the incredible salsa they put with them.  They are from a place called Julio's in San Angelo, Texas.  My cousin brought them to us when Grumpies died and they sent me to another place.  A place of sweet deliciousness where self-control was not needed and music played softly.  Oh. My. Goodness.  They have all these spices and the salsa has the perfect hint of spice and agh!!!  I want some!  Sadly, they are not sold here so if you live in Texas and see them in a grocery store, have some mercy and send them to me!  I will pay you!
Picture #5.  The 5 gallon canister.  I saw these at a friend's house and fell in love.  Even better, they carry them at Wal-Mart.  For like $5-$10.  They are so cute.  I got 6 of them.  I have 3 on my island with tea bags, sugar and flour and one by my sink with treats for Abby Kate.  I also have one in my laundry room and one in my pantry with whole wheat flour.  They are so cute and functional!
6.  Sonny Salt.  A new seasoning Heather and Roy introduced us to that I have used on everything since....Roy made us stuffed mushrooms grilled that were to die for.  I will ask him if I can share the secret recipe.  *Spoiler....It includes Sonny Salt!
7.  Charlie and Lola.  Have you all watched this show?  It is on Disney.  On Saturdays and Sundays.  My BFF Joce told me about this years ago when her daughter was little and now mine is smitten.  It is based on books about a boy named Charlie and his little sister Lola.  They are British.  And so cute.  They have Abby Kate speaking with an accent and saying things like, "Follow the path please!" and "Tidy, tidy, tidy!"  It is hilarious.  And I find myself looking forward to watching new episodes.  Not like the Backyardigans phase when I wanted to tear my ears off due to over-watching.
Okay, I am tired.  Enough for now.  I know I have 20 others and if I think of more, I will post!  But for now, try these!  And I would love to read about your favorite things.  If you are a blogger, you are one of my favorite things too and I will read yours!  So post away everyone....

1 comment:

Katie O said...

Thanks Steph! I think I might have to do a favorite things post. I did post one favorite thing recently, with a picture. You should go check it out. It includes CHOCOLATE! I'll let you know when/if I get a full favorite things post.