Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Things I'm lovin' right now...

My family members are my biggest critics. 

Grace and Brent tell me all the time when it's time to have a new blog post. 

Grace even started browsing my blog today (on our 8th snow day this year) and told me, it was time for a new one since the last one was on her birthday last Monday.


She told me to do one about things I love, and then to say that all the things I love are about HER!

Sure, I'll get right on that. 

So, these are the things I'm currently crushing on/loving right now...

1Sherlock.  The BBC version on TV. 

Brent and I LOVE it.  We can't get enough.  I'm even getting the past year's discs at the library to catch us up.  It's NOT OFTEN that we like the same show (last series was probably Friday Night Lights), but when we do, we fall hard. 

2.  E.L.F cosmetics, (eyes, lips, face...)  Any, and all.  They are sold around our area at Target, Walmart, and Meijer.
They are cheap, and pretty good quality.  I've had NO complaints.

3.  Anything wire.  Baskets, organizing tools, anything.  I love the industrial, yet vintage look of it.  I myself have plenty of swim/locker baskets that I use up in my craft room.  Pottery Barn sells alot of it.

4.  Aqua/Mint Green/Tiffany Blue.  
The colors.  All of them.  Together or separate.
Clothes, purses, home decor.  Give it to me in any form.

5.  Bling.
I have more of this than I thought.  It's on the collars of my sweaters, in the rings I wear, and on my pants pockets.  Grace THRIVES on bling, and I'm liking it more and more.  I LOVE this vintage pin I found on Pinterest.

6.  Starbucks.
I am a fan.  A HUGE one.  I got a lot of gift cards for Christmas from Starbucks, and you don't have to tell me twice to use them.  Tall.  Nonfat.  White Chocolate Mocha.  Yes please.

7.  Gardening.
I'm getting antsy to get my hands in the dirt again.  It happens every year about this time.  I start some seeds in the basement when I get my garden all planned out.  I'm sure because we've had SO MUCH SNOW this winter, I'm even antsier to have some warm weather.
A staple in my garden every year...Zinnias.  I adore them.  They come on strong and last forever.  I usually have to pull them out in late fall when they are STILL blooming.  All colors, all summer.

To top it off, having a little building like this in the backyard would just be a plus!

8.  Grace's hugs.
They come out of nowhere, and they come often.  Surprising since she's 14.

9.  Grace's humor.
It's usually funny, ALWAYS quirky, and sometimes annoying, but she keeps on bringin' it.

10.  Grace's love for our cat, Oreo. 
It's a love/hate relationship between them.
She's becoming a little obsessed with cats, and keeps telling her friends she's going to grow up to be a crazy cat lady living in a New York apartment with dozens of cats.  Funny.

Since 8, 9, and 10 were for Grace's benefit, my list is done.

Maybe you share some of my favorites?


  1. Hmm, I share them all except the elf which I've yet to try, but will now! ;-) I'm just getting into bling as it's not exactly farm friendly... but I have started making tons of flower embellishments as pins (n headbands, shoe clips, frames, etc etc)! Zinnia are my fave flower too!!!! We are having yet ANOTHER snow day and I'm thinking my kids will be in school til July at this rate. Thank God for pinterest projects!

  2. Well I'm ALL over 3, 4, 6 (I am from Washington) and 7!! But number 1? I'll have to check that out for sure... and the bling is interesting, but I'm more of a silver with not much bling kind of girl, of course it may be because of a co-worker that is all over the bling (and it's the REAL stuff) so I wouldn't want anyone to think I'm a copycat ;)
    PS Kudos to Grace for getting herself on your list!


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