Saturday, September 6, 2008

A few of my favorite things

Dave just took the girls to the Drive-In (which happens to be one of my favorite favorite things - some free time) and since I am spending some time with me, I thought that I would write down some of the things that I love that make each of my days simpler, better and happier. Of course my family is at the top of the list, but this is more about what gives me my daily warm fuzzies. Ok, here we go in no certain order - just a list of randomness.

1. My new "Bumbo" - I got this $40 value for FREE!!! and it has been a lifesaver for my arms and sanity since I got it because I don't have to hold Bryce upright all the time:) He is in the "wanting to sit up and see everything stage", but he can't sit up yet, so now he can just sit next to me wherever I am or whatever I am doing like making dinner, cleaning the house, reading to the kids, etc. It is wonderful! (Oh yeah, and his happens to be pink! Hey, it was free, I wasn't about to complain:))
2. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. This wonderful invention saves my life almost every day. From crayon, paint and marker on the walls, table, counter, everywhere - to cleaning the tub and the bathroom sink. This baby is awesome!
3. A tall, ice cold glass of milk. This is my very favorite thing to drink. I LOVE milk. Dave has even offered to buy me my own cow because he thinks it will save money from all of the milk I buy every week. I agreed with him, but where would we put a cow?! We can never run out of milk because I have to have it avaliable at all times - morning, noon, night, snacktime - I actually crave it. I don't know what I'd do without it. 4. My Creative Zen V. Mine is actually white and orange and it is one of those guilty pleasures that I indulge in. I love to take this to the grocery store late at night when the kids are asleep and Dave is home from work, and I go and do the grocery shopping, not paying attention to anyone or anything but my shopping list and my music. It is so relaxing.

5. My Old Navy flip flops. I usually go barefoot, but when I need shoes these are it. Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring. They are so comfy and convinient and I just love them.

6. Potterybarn and Potterybarn Kids. I love the beautiful things that this brand produces. Of course I can never afford anything from here, but I love to get ideas from the catalogs, and sometimes, if you're lucky, you can find the same things at Wal-Mart or Target. (I love Target too. Wal-Mart, not so much).
7. The Rachael Ray Show at 10:00 am on channel 5. She is so fun and I love her recipes and it is just a fun, relaxing show to clean to.

8. Apple scented Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. This actually can persuade me to do the dishes because it smells so so yummy. I love when it bubbles up and spreads the apple smell throughout the kitchen. I know I'm a nerd, but it lights up my days.
9. I just recently saw this movie again and remembered how much I like it. It is just the right amount of funny and crude and romantic and I could watch this everyday. It has Hawaii, art and funniness - all things I love - and now it is my new ironing movie.

10. Better Homes and Gardens magazine is so good because it combines two of my loves - home decorating and remodleing and also gardening. I love to sit and read this cover to cover. I get so many great ideas.
11. Adobe Photoshop Elements is such a fun program. I love to create things and this lets me use my photos and digital scrapbooking stuff and put it together and it gives me the kind of satisfaction that you just get from your favorite hobbies. This is something I made with my photoshop program (I got the template from another person, but I put it all together myself and I am so proud:))

12. My Sensaria Coconut Body Butter. I get to put it on my footsies after a bath, or not, and spread it all over, and then I wear these cute little socks to keep it all in and make my feet baby bottom soft. I love it. The Cherry Almond and the Mango scents are great too. So that is my list. These are just a few of the things that make me happy and I wanted to share. And now I want to hear about all of your favorite things too.


Amber said...

Can i just say i'm impressed you have an ironing movie?! :) I do not iron-ask ryan. Never. You are so great! I enjoyed your list! You are so fun!

Katie Jane said...

MEGAN. Okay, I might seem like some kind of follower, but I seriously LOVE all of those! First it was the bumbo, that I want to get for my possible next child. Then it was the MAGIC magic eraser, the luscious milk, then the Creative Zen that I have been borrowing from the library and fell in love with when I took it to the grocery store, and on and on until I swear...well, I guess I should just say we like a lot of the same things. It's so fun to identify with ya. Keep up the bloggin'

Cory, Julie and Mollie said...

Well, one of my favorite things is reading blogs of those I love. Very fun! Thanks for indulging me!

Greg and Brooke said...

this is a fun page. i am now addicted to Rachel Ray since I am not working. I love it. Out here in South Dakota I watch it at 2:00 pm. I make sure everything is done for the day so I can watch my tv shows in the afternoon. Send me Rachel Ray's website. I can't seem to pull it up. I must have it wrong. We miss seeing you all.