Haven’t done one of these in a while – almost a year! These are not things in general that I like, but things that I am either using or recently bought, or even things/people who I am loving from around the net.
In no particular order.
1. Vera Bradley
Photo via Vera Bradley.com
My mother got me addicted to these purses. We were always on the search for the “perfect purse” – what woman isn’t? First we loved a The Sak small hobo purse. It was the perfect size for everything – not too big, not too small. And then a couple years later, my mom found these purses at a Hallmark store. Vera Bradley products are quilted cloth so they are really light and machine washable! ‘On The Go’ is my favorite style and I have three different patterns: Symphony In Hue, Suzani, and Plum Petals (shown above). I want to get one in Safari Sunset and Ellie Blue as well. I also have a wristlet in Doodle Daisy, a Tech Case in Symphony In Hue, and a wallet in Purple Punch. Oh! I also have a chain lanyard in Boysenberry. Omg, they have a camera bag. It.will.be.mine!!
2. Merrell Walking Shoes
Photo via Zappos.com
My job moved to a new location (more coming on that later) and there is a lot more walking to do on a daily basis. The food court is farther away, the ATM machine is farther away, the ice machine is on another floor, even the printer and the bathroom is a little walk. Because of this, I needed better shoes to walk around in all day. I only had a pair of navy work shoes and a pair of black shoes with too much of a heel to be walking around in constantly so I went on a quest to find comfortable work shoes! I got 3 pairs and one of them were Merrell Siren Sport found on Zappos.com. (I did all my shoe shopping online) I love these shoes!!! They are SO light and so, so comfortable! It’s like heaven for the feet. I like Merrells in general but these? These are lovely! The other shoes I got are Alegria and Skechers.
3. InkJoy Pens by PaperMate
Photo via Flickr
I love pens so when I saw a commercial for InkJoy pens I knew I needed to check them out! I love them! They are smooth, not gloppy, and come in a rainbow of colors as seen above! I have that set as well as two others. I use them at home and at work. If you are a pen lover you need to check them out.
4. Hunger Games
Photo via Suzanne Collins
I originally wasn’t interested in listening to The Hunger Games. I didn’t really know what it was about. I also wasn’t interested in the movie, although I had seen the trailers on tv. When I started the YA Audiobook Challenge I decided to give it a try. I really liked it. I didn’t expect to and I really didn’t expect to want to listen to the next book, Catching Fire, right after the first (and I wish I had the third book, Mocking Jay, already!!) But, I enjoyed both books. (reviews to come soon!) And…now I need to see the movie. STAT!
5. Speck iPhone Cases
Photo via Flickr
I have a small obsession with iPhone cases. I may need a 12 step program and/or medication and injections. I have 5 cases right now and am itching for another one. Me, the girl who doesn’t like change, is constantly changing up my iPhone case. I have one case from iSkin (also, my iPad case is from iSkin), one from CaseMate, one from Incipio that messes with the camera so I don’t use it, and 2 from Speck. The Speck ones are my favorite. I have a white CandyShell Flip and a purple CandyShell Grip. The Grip one is cool, although it’s a little wider than the Flip. I never used the actual flip part, so I’ll probably just get a normal CandyShell one next. Not sure what color combination it will be.
6. Tess Munster
Photo via blog
From Madame Munster’s website:
Tess is a Plus Model, Blogger, Mother, & Cupcake Enthusiast! From FATshion, fat-acceptance, & CURVEpower, she is on a mission to empower women of all shapes & sizes! Also, she plans to change the way YOU think about curvy women one glittery glossed lip at a time!
She is fabulous. I have a serious lady crush on her. I wish I had half her confidence. She has a blog, and a tumblr, and is on twitter and facebook too. She makes me feel better about being me and if anyone can do that, it’s a good thing! Not that I feel bad about myself, because I do not. But seeing her rocking out and doing her thing…makes me smile and think, “you go girl” and helps me to remember that I need to love the body I am in right now.
7. Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad
LOVE this salad. Love it!! I think it’s the crunchiness of the cabbage, lettuce, noodles, and almonds plus the sweet dressing. I need to try one of the recipes online to make the dressing so I can recreate this salad. I could literally eat it every day it is that yummy!
8. Scramble With Friends
Photo via Facebook
Zynga does it again! Another addicting game! This is a fast paced, 3 round game that is similar to Boggle. I have been playing with 4 girls from work and have been having a blast doing so. If you like Boggle or word games you must try it!
9. Oil of Olay 7-in-1 Advanced Anti Aging Body Wash
Another something I love that was a recommendation from my mother. This body wash is the best ever! Make sure you get the Deep Penetrating Moisture one. It’s a little pricey for bodywash but it’s totally worth it. You don’t even need lotion when you use it. I am not a lotion person because I don’t like how it weighs down my skin. Weird, I know, so this? Is awesome!! A little goes a long way with this body wash. It’s thick and creamy and goes a long way. If you use it for a few days in a row then you can safely skip a day without needing lotion. I also use a face wash in this line.
10. My Nieces and Nephews
I couldn’t think of a 10th thing so here is a photo of my sister’s triplets. Aren’t they adorable? I took this photo around Easter…we had a little photo shoot. Try getting three babies to look the same way at the same time….yeah, impossible!