May 26, 2010

truffles and roses and whiskers on kittens

Life has been a bit rocky lately inside my head. With the job search, not seeing numbers budge on the scale, my horrible allergy attacks lately and seeing something I wish I hadn't on Facebook (I hate how it provides TMI sometimes) I have been a little down this week. But when that happens I realize I just needs to focus on the things making my happy. This has led me to tell you a few of my favorite things. The items, snacks and feel-good lovies in my life that make me smile and think about how lucky I am to be here.
So without further are a few of my favorite things!!!

♥    A delicious, frosty-cold beverage.
Right now I alternate between craving an ice Dark Cherry mocha from Starbucks, an iced Coconut Mocha from a local coffee shop where I live, or my delicious (and healthy) Mango Island Chiller.
Having a delicious beverage in my hand as I lay out in the sun, drive around town or watch my favorite show is absolute heaven!
    Burts Bee's Pomengranite lip balm.
It provides the perfect tint of color with an instant soothing feeling to my lips.
Using it, I didn't even have chapped lips this winter!
    Abercrombie 8 perfume
This stuff is THE BEST! I have gone through 4 bottles since I discovered it
my freshman year in high school almost a decade ago! (EEP! I feel old!)
Anyways, it has the best scent, soft light and perfect! It's not floral, but still sweet
and every single time I wear it someone will tell me I smell "Amazing"!
I'm out right now, and need to get another bottle.

    The "Sizzling Fajita Salad" from On the Border!
I worked at On the Border as a server throughout college, and everytime I had to work a double shift I would order this salad for lunch! To this day I get cravings for it, and nothing else will do...
I do half and half chicken and steak, with all of the yummy carmelized onions, pico, sour cream, guacamole and cheese! oh my goodness, i want one right now!
 ♥    My Shape magazine subscription. It is the one magazine I won't let myself stop getting.I love reading through it each month for inspiration, motivation and cute new workout clothes to buy!

     Stretch cami's from Express. I love that they have a tight smooth fit, with a long torso, 
and come in so many colors! With many cami's I find them to ride up when I move around, 
but the ones from Express always stay put! (Even at the gym!)
     Oh Netflix Roku have been in my life for a year and a half, 
and I still love you as much as the day you came home with us!
Tv shows, movies, workout never cease to amaze me with your selection and quality!

 ♥    The T-shirt demi bra from the Pink line of Victoria's Secret.
My chest is large... finding a bra that doesn't pinch, fits well, doesn't show under a shirt
AND comes in cute colors has always been a struggle.
Enter the t-shirt demi bra. The answer to my problem! 
Now if only they would bring back the old Pink panty line so I can get some bikinis 
that aren't extreme low rise! Seriously?! Why did they have to change them to barely cover the ho-ha!?

     The Lovebirds necklace from Figs & Ginger.
I have wanted this for almost a year now.... maybe i'll buy it one day....
     Choxie chocolates from Target. Spencer and I consider ourselves to be "candy conissours" 
and Choxie is just about our favorite! Every holiday we hit the clearance aisles the next day and stock 
up in yummy Choxie goodies. They usually last us for quite awhile, and they are sooo good!
     Camera bags by Kelly Moore! I won the Kelly moore Brightside Project contest a few months 
ago, and have been patiently awaiting the arrival of my beautiful new bag! It should be here within 
the month. Mine will be a pretty gray shade. I can't wait to see it!
     Coconut Lime Verbana Body Butter from Bath & Body Works.
I love lathering it on after a hot shower and enveloping myself in the delicious scent!
 ♥    The original "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" is a classic. 
A story told by a grandfather to his grandson at night before tucking him in for bed.
Nothing like the horrible movie catastrophe. Please give this book a chance! 
I can't help but smile everytime I read it, and will love reading it to my own kids one day!
♥    That feeling I get after a particularly strenuous workout.
Today I feel like my legs are jelly, and my thighs are burning as if I were sitting on a stove,
but it feels good and I know it was one step closer to my goals!

    The soundtrack from "Josie & the Pussycats"
Ok, yes the movie SUCKED...but the soundtrack was awesome!
It reminds me of high school, being a new driver and packing all my friends into my car
to drive to Sonic, and SCREAMING out the lyrics to the songs as we went.
I still smile everytime I hear them!

 ♥    Last, but certainly not least...I'll take my vegetables fried please!
Fried zucchini, pickles, okra, french fries, onion rings...and lets not forget mozzarella sticks! 
(cheese is a vegetable right?) 

So that is my list for today.... 
What are your favorite things?!

PS- Please don't forget to go vote today!
You can vote once every 24 hours. :)


MCW said...

Just voted for you!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I'm sorry that you have been feeling a bit down. If it is any better I have to. I just found out a close friend is moving very far away. I love Choxie chocolate! And Burt's Bees is the best!

Hope you feel better soon!

~KS said...

Minus the chocolate... and I LOVE your list. I would add my kitties, and laughing, and Tacos... and crepes, and stir fry... Wow. My list is kinda heavy on the foods. Guess I know what makes me happy!

And I am with you on the TMI FB thing... ugh.

KatiePerk said...

Lovely list of happiness!! I just voted too!

Selma said...

Love your happy list!!!! yay on voting!