January 26, 2012

A Few Of My Favorite Things

A few things I am totally loving right now:

Favorite Books:
Like everyone else in America, I devoured The Hunger Games Trilogy.  If you liked those (and seriously, who didn't?) I'd recommend the Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie.  They have that same ruling society thing going on which is just fascinating to me.

Favorite Movies I've Seen Lately
In Theatres:  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  Holy moly, this was a good one.  And a tear jerker- take a tissue.
On DVD:  Dolphin Tale- this is such a great inspirational family movie- no bad words and a great message.  It's one of those rare movies that grown ups will love just as much as the kids.

Favorite Thing I've Seen On Pinterest:
You can find the pin that leads to the tutorial HERE.

I made this little gem of a gift for my husband last week and gave it to him for the 12th anniversary of the day we met.  Since I am NOT crafty in the least little bit, it took me well over six hours to make and I was totally buzzed off of the rubber cement, but the look on his face as he was reading it was well worth it. (or almost worth it!)

Favorite New Thing on TV:
Infested on Animal Planet: a show about people's crazy bug infestations.  It totally gives me the creepy crawlies, but is fun to watch with the kids.  It airs on Friday nights.
* And of course I'm always watching: Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Teen Mom 2 and Tori and Dean Home Sweet Hollywood.  I love me some Tori Spelling!

Favorite Blogs:
For Style Ideas (that I will probably never use but like to look at) The Pleated Poppy
On Marriage and Family: Kingdom Twindom +1
About Adoption: Never A Dull Moment
When I Need  A Good Giggle: Flower Patch Farm Girl
On Special Needs:  Noah's Dad

Favorite Article Of Clothing:
I usually stick to blacks, browns and grays, but I decided to bust out of my comfort zone a little and buy a bright cardigan (not that a cardigan will allow you to go super far out of your comfort zone, but still.) I'm loving this pale purple cardi that I got on sale at Target.

Favorite Accessory: 
A few months ago, I won a gift card from an auction to The Vintage Pearl.  I ordered a hand stamped necklace with all my kiddos names on it.  I'm a little bit addicted to wearing it.  I love the way it jingles.  I get so many compliments on how cool and unique this necklace is.  It may just be my favorite necklace I've ever had.

Favorite Ethnic Hair Products:

For a long time, we've been exclusively using Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercream for a daily hair moisturizer. It is worth the price. The 8 oz. tub last us about 6 months. If your kiddos have really damaged hair or have just come home and their hair is needing a little extra TLC, Miss Jessie's Rapid Recovery Treatment is amazing.

Favorite Ethnic Skin Products:
After trying just about every single lotion and body cream on the market, I ordered some of Kiara's homemade organic body butter. It has been a lifesaver for Miles' thirsty skin. The moisture lasts all day and leaves his skin with a beautiful sheen and it smells delicious. Our favorite scent is the sweet orange. We've been using this body butter for almost a year now and I wouldn't put anything else on my little one's skin. It absolutely is the best thing I found to fight dry skin.

Favorite Thing On My Wishlist:
I have a birthday coming up in the spring and I only put one thing on my list:  classic black shoes from Tom's.  And yes, I have already mailed the link on how to order them to my husband's work email. 

Favorite Quick Family Meal:
I've discovered this awesome soap mix (Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix) that is out of this world.  Serve it with a crusty bread and you've got a hearty meal that only takes about 3 minutes of prep time. 

Favorite Child To Advocate For:

Eva is an adorable 1 year old from Wisconsin with what is believed to be a near fatal form of sickle cell.  She needs a very special family to love her despite her uncertain health prognosis  Homestudy ready families can check out her profile HERE.

Always My Fave:
These three little hooligans who call me mom (and who also can't EVER all three look at the camera at the same time!)

What are you loving right now?  Anything out there that's super cool that I should be aware of????

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