Wednesday, March 11, 2015

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...

I made myself a list this morning of some of my favorite things. No cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels over here...these are things I've been using daily that I love and wanted to share!

My Favorite...

Beauty Product:
I am NOT a foundation girl, but this came in a VoxBox from Influenster recently and I LOVED it. It's light and natural (I'm using Creamy Natural) and I've gotten compliments on how good my skin looks (and if you've seen me recently without makeup, that is a BIG thing!). It's a keeper!

Y'all are going to LAUGH at this one. I found an old Baby-Sitter's Club book recently and devoured it. It was cheesy and corny and I couldn't put it down. Whoa. Let's talk about a few things. Number 1, I'm not leaving my kids home alone with a 13 year old babysitter. Number 2, those girls were BOY CRAZY. Slow it down, girls! It was a FUN read, though. I wish I had little girls to pass these on to!

TV Show:
This is a toss-up for me. I have been watching a ton of Dateline, Outlander, and Fixer Upper recently. None of them would fall under the category of my "favorite" show, but they're my favorites recently!

I haven't watched many movies recently, but I set our DVR to record Maleficent this week. It's a GOOD one. I can't wait to re-watch!

Essential Oil:
I found a new one that I LOVE! It's called Stress Away and it smells like lime and vanilla. I'm considering buying the roll-on I love it so much. It's nice in bath water or just a drop on my wrists and/or neck. It's very spring-y which is a nice change from some of my clove-based favorites!

I've made THREE new recipes recently and all three were a hit. 

Crockpot Chicken Tacos:
Add frozen chicken to a crockpot. Put a packet of taco seasoning on top. Add one can of cream of chicken soup and one cup of salsa. Cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4. YUM. It would be easy to make this a clean meal (Pinterest has 100 recipes for at-home cream of chicken soup and making your own taco seasoning is a cinch!)

Chicken and Dumplings from Dixie Delights. (There is NOTHING clean and healthy about this meal, but Eddie LOVED it.)

Time of Day:
6pm and later! Oh my goodness! The weather has been SO NICE. It's been warm and sunny and we've been soaking it up on the back porch! {My not-so-favorite thing has been the pollen. I am stuck at home today with PINKEYE from all of it. I woke up with one eye glued shut this morning and it feels like there is sandpaper in it. Pinkeye and rocking babies don't mix so I had to find a sub.} It's supposed to be rainy for the next several days, but it's still going to stay warm! I think I may switch out my winter/summer clothes this weekend.

Thing to Do:
Vacation planning!!! We have a big, fun trip in the works and I've been planning for it like crazy. Details to come in the future, but it's going to be a good one!

The boys are LOVING the Magic Kingdom playset that Will got from Santa. I've slowly been adding Disney characters to it and they think that's really fun!

Jamberry Design:
Grapefruit! It's so pretty!

Moment this Week:
Seeing an ALLIGATOR in the pond near our house! AAHHHHHH! It's far enough away that I don't need to be concerned about it (yet), but how cool is that?! I highly suspect that he'll either get relocated or *ahem* relocated soon because others have spotted him as well. I tried to get a picture, but it's terrible. He's probably 4 feet long, so not huge, but I assured the boys that he's very dangerous.


Puppy playing next door! Our neighbors have nine dogs + one cat + five puppies. :) It's a circus! We went to meet the puppies on Monday night and James LOVED them.

We got the European version of Ticket to Ride and played it over the weekend. Favorite!

NOT Favorite Moments:

That is styling wax in his hair. Eddie said he had to wash it twice. He does stuff like this all the time in just a matter of SECONDS. Busy boy.

We also got some news about James this week that makes me a little sad and certainly wasn't my favorite moment. I'll share more about that next week after our trip to the pediatrician. It's NOT anything that is life threatening for sure (no need to worry!), but it was something we'd suspected and something we'd hoped we were wrong about but it seems that we were not. Sad times. More later!

What are your favorites this week?

1 comment:

Meggie said...

Fun post! I used to looove the Baby-Sitter Club books. I think I had them all! Now that you've reminded me of them I want to read them again. Haha! And I def want to try that Chicken Tacos recipe. Sounds like something my crew would love! And, I'm sure I'll love the time change once I've adjusted to it, but so far I've just been in a sleepy fog all week. We've definitely enjoyed the weather and longer days if nothing else. =)