Thursday, January 31, 2013

My faves!

Its the last weekday of the month... time to tell you all about my favorite things! Linking up with one of my best bloggy friends, Ashley.

Some of my "favorite things" aren't an item I own, or recently bought... but some are. So sit back, and enjoy. Cause ladies this list is a long one ;)

1. New girl. I mean, this show is amazing. Lets talk for a second...

Oh Schmidt... even my fiance' loves you.

Lets talk about THIS though... EEEEEEK! I'VE BEEN WAITING!!! If any of you are as obsessed with this show as I am, you are probably whipping out your heart rate monitor to be sure you are still in the safe zone... I realize it was two days ago... but DANG. I'm still feeling the tension, woo!
Every time an episode ended, & there was no progress whatsoever with the obvious relationship between them, I felt like Emma Stone when poor Spiderman broke her heart.

2. This cute saying I found on Pinterest.

3. Shaun T of Insanity. We have a love/hate relationship currently.

4. Reading. My nose is currently inside of this, thanks Erin!!:

5. The Happiness Project. Did a full post on this here! Forces me to find something happy about EVERY single day. You should try it!

6. A kitchenaid mixer to make my favorite easy dessert. Cheese pockets. Maybe I'll post a recipe the next time I make them... SO easy, and bite size, which is VERY dangerous.

7. Snail mail. Like literally the best thing ever. My girl Erin sent this to me out of the blue, bout made me tear up! Have I mentioned that I love her to death!? ;)

8. Cheesecake. This may have been taken forEVER ago, but cheesecake is ALWAYS one of my favorite things. Even if I can only smell it right now... so badly I want some! Being healthy will pay off, being healthy will pay off...... right??

9. Cold medicine... yeah, enough said.

10. Arbonne Lavendar bath salts... I was home sick yesterday, and decided I'd do something I never have the time do to... take a HOT BATH! Whaaa?! My skin is still thanking me.

11. This guy in that shirt. Then again, he's always my favorite. We just had our second pre-marital counseling session this week and my goodness me, it has be fifty times more excited I get to have him fo-evaaa.

12. My Bible app.

13. You know that "Mio" drink juice you can add to water? Well, I discovered the generic brand at Wally World the other night... mhhhm. ZERO cals and ZERO carbs. Yes, please!

14. My motivation board on Pinterest. Remember how I said we were starting Insanity back up this week? Yeah well, I got sick. & had to take time off work from it, and it sucks... but the eating healthy has remained constant :) and this board has me so pumped for the way I'm treating myself now. Can't wait for this lifestyle change to become like second nature

15. ALL OF YOU!!! I cannot believe the growth my blog has seen in the past month... I am so proud of my little baby :) 
please leave comments or email me @; I want to get to know you all! Its because of you all I keep doing this. It took me forever to start a blog, I read them for years, but finally bit the bullet and am SO happy I did.

& the friendships I've already made out of this blog are unbelievable, I mean really. I NEVER would have thought this kind of a support system was even possible. Here's to hoping I can actually MEET some of you this year :)


  1. Hey, visiting from the link up! What a great list! I like Jodi Picoult books but haven't read that one yet. She always makes you think. I also love my kitchen aide mixer. Cute picture of you and your fiance. When is your wedding?

    New follower. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

  2. So many of these things are my favorites too - real mail, yes please! Cheesecake - excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face! Love my kitchen aid mixer and use it almost daily...but I'm sorry to say I do not know what cheese pockets are. I would LOVE to see how you make them!

  3. I love that Roald Dahl quote and have it saved on my iPhone. He lived five minutes down the road from me and my museum held an exhibition on him for Roald Dahl Day. Fantastic day and full of inspirational quotes.
    I hope you are feeling better now and I must take a look at the Jodi Picoult books.

  4. Real Mail would totally be on my favorites list! I can't wait to get my nose in a book again! I keep telling myself once the little one is older and sleeping more consistently I can stay up late reading again! That is such a cute picture of you two! Will you posting wedding details on the blog?
    Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

  5. I just sent a snail mail card yesterday and couldn't be more excited for my friend to get it!! It's like the excitement of giving at Christmas all over again.

  6. I need to MAJORLY catch-up on New Girl. I am too far behind.

    Jodi Picoult= AMAZING! {I have read a handful of her books}

    I may have to try that happiness project, where do you get the book?

    NOM! Cheesecake!!!

    Snail Mail is always WONDERFUL!!!

  7. new girl.... yes!!!!!!! and cheesecake. yummm. and I don't know if I am following you on pinterest- what's your username?

  8. omg new girl!!!!!!!!!!! i felt the same way when they ended EVERY single episode with no progress! that show is just hilarious and i hope it stays around a while!!!

  9. Please do a post on your cheese pockets recipe! They sound yummy!

  10. AHHH your motivation pin just spoke to me in the devil voice with that "CARBS ARE KILLING YOU" pin! hahaha. Why do they have to be my favorite food?!

  11. gah love the pic of new girl! hehee... Still sad you were sick hope your feeling better today!! I actually saw a Pay it Forward journal book- i'm really thinking of investing!! It has all kinds of quotes/stories and journal places to help you recount being helped and helping others!

  12. I need to check out New Girl!! I keep hearing so many good things about it. And I love having scriptures on my phone!! yay for apps :)

  13. I love this! I've never watched New Girl, but my sister lives and breathes it- maybe I should start :) And your motivation board is perfect. Thank you for motivating me to start Insanity! I've never stuck with it before but now I'm over a week in! Apparently I do have some stomach muscles that have been hiding all this time ;) I hope you feel better!

  14. I LOVE Jodi Picoult!! Gee, talk about an amazing writer. Plain Truth, if you haven't read it yet, do it!!

  15. Snail mail has to be the greatest thing ever! Even though me and my friends could easily tell one another something over facebook or text, I force my self to send my closest friends a hand written letter every month.


  16. I wanna start back up insanity again. and i def want some cheese pockets! recipe now please :-)

  17. ahhh! I haven't seen that episode of New Girl yet! I'm going to pretend I didn't see that. What about Sam? i like Sam. He's a doctor! Apparently you can tell how far behind I am...because Sam just got her back.

  18. I need to read that book! I'm almost done with mine I'll have to pick that one up.

    Ok Schmidtt giving the lap dance was probably the most hilarious thing of all time. And that kissssssssss!!!!! Finally!! I hope they do this relationship right.

    Love that insanity picture...hahh.. Just kidding time for abs. I give that man terrible looks while I'm doing his 25 minute warmup.

    Love you, love you!

  19. I KNEW THEY WOULD KISS! I still haven't watched the episode, it's on my dvr. Haha. I can't wait to watch it! I love that show. I also really like the Mindy Project that comes on after it.

    I want to do Insanity! And I really want to make a "sweating for the wedding" shirt to wear. I'd feel like geek if I wear it to the gym though. Oh well.

  20. I love Jodi Picoult! And I used to watch New Girl (when I could DVR it) and always wondered when they would get together!!
    I love that picture of you and your man!
    I just read the previous post and I LOVE that you went skydiving after getting baptized--how amazing! :)
    And lastly, I am definitely going to do Insanity after this baby comes!

  21. Such a sweet pic of you and your guy :) I'm excited to follow your blog.

  22. i love these! and how exciting for your wedding--you two are supacute....!

  23. I love your Happiness Project journal. One of my friends has been doing the Happiness Project for a few years now, its so cool to see how positive she is now. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth

  24. New Girl is mine and my fiance's fave show <3 heheeee

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  25. Hey girl! Just found your blog from Kaitlyn at Put a Bow on it! New follower! : ) Yes, next time you make the cheese pockets PLEASE post the recipe! They sound yummy, anything with cheese is yummy! Apparently I need to start watching New Girl, I have heard such great things! Happy Friday!


  26. I know I already commented--but I loved this post so I wanted to let you know that you inspired me to also link up with Ashley! :)

  27. I felt the SAME way while watching New Girl! FINALLY!! I just love it. Can't get enough of it.

  28. You're soooo cute. and OMG NEW GIRL! AGGGGGGHHHHHH I can hardly wait for tonight's episode, although I seriously doubt it can compare to last week's..

  29. Catching up on ure blog! I read Picture Perfect! Its sooo good!

  30. I've been slacking lately on my blogging/blog reading so I'm catching up & I just spent waaaaaay longer than I'd like to admit catching up/stalking your blog & I love you even more now!! :)


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