Tuesday, January 27, 2009

favorite things:random edition

A few of my current favorite things...

video ichat:: video chatting with my little bro, Brandon. My mac continues to impress me! A few weeks ago, my little brother introduced me to another new feature I had no idea existed. If you are a Mac owner, go ahead a laugh at me! I knew my MacBook Pro had a built-in camera, but I didn't know I could use to to see my brother in Nebraska. How cool that you don't have to buy any expensive camera, install any programs, or pay anything. All you need is your laptop and an internet connection. So far, Brandon has given us a tour of his new house in Nebraska, and he's watched Barrett ride his rocking horse. Fun times!!
Chapstick Shimmers:: I can't live without chapstick in the Winter, but I like a little bit of gloss and/or shimmer too. I found these just before Christmas and they're great. I have the Shimmers in peppermint, but it must have been a seasonal flavor. Looks like now they only have Botanical Berry and Tropical.
Angels Jeans:: Call me a "teeny bopper," but I discovered these juniors jeans at JC Penny's and Kohl's and I love them! I'm only 5'-4" and the length is perfect for me. I got money from my parent's for Christmas, and used it to buy two pairs of Angels jeans at Kohl's. They're usually on sale for $29.99...so call me "cheap" too! One of the pairs I just got have the back flap pockets and I love the way they fit! Wahoo for great jeans!
Nuby Sippy Cups:: I had been searching for a good sippy cup forever, and finally discovered this one about a month ago. All the other ones we had leaked horribly. I'm sure you other mothers out there already know about these. If not, go get one! Barrett has the green one and I think he'll get a red one for Valentine's Day!My Puffer Vest:: I had been looking everywhere for a vest right after Christmas. I HATE wearing big bulky coats in the winter. I feel so restricted and usually end up running around with no coat at all! When it comes to coats, I feel like my brother, Brandon, when he was little...he would always say things like "I can't wear this shirt, it's too itchy." This year, with having to carry Barrett and a big purse/diaper bag around, I got even more frustrated. So, I knew I wanted a vest to keep me warm and keep my arms free. I wanted one in brown and I wanted a detachable faux fur trimmed hood. Too much to ask for? Apparently they were all the rage this Winter, so I struck out everywhere I looked. Then one day browsing through my own little Wal-Mart, I found one when I wasn't even looking. It was just what I wanted and only $18.00! Call me "cheap" again...but, Yea Wally World! I love it and I wear it all the time!!

Monkey Munch:: If you read my post on Barrett's birthday party, you saw the favor bags that were filled with Monkey Munch! I found this mix recipe on the internet and I've had a container full of it in the kitchen ever since. I don't feel so guilty eating the chocolate chips, since I'm also snacking on cheerios and banana chips! Mix up a batch...you'll love it!

Barrett's Birthday Monkey Munch
2 cups cheerios
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup banana chips

My Evening TV:: It's no secret...I'm a TV junkie! In the evenings after Barrett goes to bed, Justin and I cuddle up on the couch and watch our shows. My dvr is set to record all kinds of stuff. Some things I eventually find time to watch, and others I end up just having to delete. Here are a list of my absolute FAVES that I usually watch right away.

Gary Unmarried- this show just started in the Fall and Justin and I NEVER miss it. It is one of our new favorites. It's "wet your pants" funny! If you've never seen it, set your dvr. It's on Wednesday nights on CBS.
Here's a clip from last week's show...

How I Met your Mother
- Another CBS show. We've been watching this show since it premiered a couple years ago. I love the cast, especially Neil Patrick Harris, and it always cracks us up! Suit up.

The Bachelor- I've always been addicted to this show. I guess watching all the cat fights is my guilty pleasure! I mean, who doesn't get sucked in after hearing "up next; it's the most dramatic rose ceremony ever"? I LOVE Jason, the bachelor this season. BUT I can't comment on anything, since I'm pretty sure I know who he picks. Heard through the grapevine and I did a little of my own research.

Ellen-She's hillarious, what can I say! Watching her show cheers me up when I'm feeling blue.

John & Kate +8- Who doesn't love this adorable family! My favorite is Aiden...I think they call him the "professor" because of his adorable glasses. I was so excited for last nights episode. They showed their NEW house!

Anything on Food Network or HGTV!!
Food Network Challenge
House Hunters
Color Splash-I heart David...he's adorable!

Real Housewives of Orange County- Another guilty pleasure, on Bravo! Anyone else watch this? My favorite housewife is Lauri, but she's not on much this season because of family matters. Tamra cracks me up; Jeana is the quieter one; Vicki is a hoot & nuts. Lynne & Gretchen are the new girls this season and I'm not a fan of either of them. Bravo also had Real Housewives of New York and Atlanta. I admit I did watch the first season of each, but the OC girls are my favorites!

Friday Night Lights- FINALLY, it's back on! I love me some Tim Riggins :)
What are some of your favorite things?


  1. That vest is too cute - can't believe you got it at Wally World. (I'm frugal too so I'm always looking for a good deal!)

    I too love all of your fav. shows -although we got rid of cable as we don't have much time for it anymore. I do miss the Real Housewives of OC though. Roger won't watch The Bachelor with me so I have to watch that online after the fact. Speaking of which, I think it's time to watch last night's episode. Can't wait!

  2. EEKKK!! I am so going to copy this post of yours once I get my blog straightened back up and presentable!!

    First of all...email me who you think Jason picks!! I CAN'T handle secrets...at all! I must know!!

    And Friday Night Lights? We are SOOO happy that show is back on!! We are addicted and were SO bummed when it went off last year!

    Okay...back to working on my blog stuff!!

  3. I'm going to have to give those jeans a try. I've had trouble finding some that are both flattering AND comfortable since becoming a mommy.

    I recently found some diary free chocolate chips, so I'm going to mix up some of Barrett's monkey munch. It sounds really good!

    I have a coupon for the chapstick shimmers, so I'll have to pick myself up a tube. I have a slight obcession with chapstick and probably own 20 or so tubes. Apparently it's a hereditary sickness because Kelton loves the stuff too. Burt's Bees with pomegranate is my favorite.

  4. I have to agree with you on your show selections. I watch almost all of these as well. Reality TV is such a guilty pleasure. I love it!

  5. Love the jeans...will have to try some. That is one of the hardest things to buy. Thanks for sharing all your favs...
    I'm not a big TV gal. My hubby on the other hand is an addict!!! I do love football, college basketball, rodeo and oh yeah...the Food channel!


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