Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Favorite Things List

There are a few things I've come across in my life that sometimes, in fear of them suddenly disappearing, I buy 3 of. I love favorite things. My own, and others. So I here's my current list:

1. St. Ives Green Tea Scrub
This stuff is everything I want it to be. It has natural ingredients, it's blemish fighting, it is an exfoliant with FINE exfoliators, and it is reasonably priced but not cheap. I love it, so so much.

2. Arizona Tea: Arnold Palmer
Yes, I like tea. Yes, I like lemonade. Thank you, Arnold for eliminating the "mixing" step.
I started drinking these a lot when I "quit" carbonation for awhile.. they are a good substitute.

3. SpongeBob Collapse

Use jellyfish, stars and colored bubbles to match squares before they pile to the top.

I discovered this game about 7 years ago, it is so mindlessly fun. My mom was playing it yesterday and reminded me that I introduced it to her while we were in London. And though it kills me to imagine myself in the center of that amazing city, inside a flat hovered over a computer playing SpongeBob... strangely, I'm OK with it.

4. Cover Girl NatureLuxe Gloss

We all know I have a "thing" for lip products.. but truly these are at the top of my list. My favorite (and the one I bought 5 of... just in case..) is "Marble." They are light, chapsticky, but have a great hint of color.

5. How About Orange (.com)

This website is so fun to look at, it is a feast for the eyes.

6. Salt Lake County/City Library

Jack and I go to the library every week, and sometimes after karate we hit the SL City Library downtown to play in the "ice cave" and the "attic" they have in the Children's Library there. They are fun places to take a bunch of books, huddle down in a corner and read together. But really, our Holladay Library is replacing CABLE, and Jack LOVES picking out books and movies there. It's so great.

7. The "hide" button on Facebook.

I've hidden most everyone on facebook, aside from my family members. When I realized how much TIME I spent each morning checking the news feed, reading through status after status I was appalled at how many wasted minutes went by. I've decided (in normal human manor) that if I want to know what someone is up to, I'll go to their page to find out. (Or call them..) My facebook time has been cut dramatically, and I'm still surprised how when I check the wall I'm done under a minute since there is so much less to read.

8. Belt Conditioner

Our car was making a horrible noise at the beginning of the winter. Every time we pulled out of our street the Sentra would send an echoing SQUEAL through our neighborhood. After using this... squeal has been gone. We aren't embarrassed anymore.

9. Slacklining

This isn't exactly what I mean. But my friend Jen introduced us to slacklining. You string up a belt between two trees and it is typically about 2 ft from the ground, and you challenge yourself to balance across. It is HARD. But that's what makes it so addicting. You KNOW you can do it. It just takes practice.

10. Krusteaz Crumb Cake Mix

I took this mix, added a 1/2 cup of applesauce, 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats and a cup of chopped apples, and made the yummiest apple cake ever. Seriously.

And that's a wrap. I love favorite things. Make me a list of yours.


Jergs Family said...

Okay, here's a rough list of a few of my favorite things:

1. A good book! (Currently reading "The Tipping Point")
2. Qunioa - I love this little grain. It's packed with protein and is limitless in how it can be used.
3. My wheat grinder - this was my early Christmas present. I LOVE it! I grind all my own wheat flour and make pancakes, throw a little into cookies and brownies and now I make my own bread. My kids love it.
4. KBYU - Recently I was driving and was tired of being bombarded with head throbbing beats so I turned the station to KBYU. I love the calming voices of Mark, Rebecca and Eric. And it's great when I can hear my Aunt Becky on the radio!
5. The King's Speech - I am so glad I saw this movie! Such a great story of perservance. Which brings me to number 6...
6. Colin Firth - need I say more?
7. My Honda Pilot - I love that I don't drive a minivan anymore!
8. Homemade raspberry jam - I have 12 pounds of gigantic frozen raspberries in my freezer just waiting to be turned into my favorite condiment.
9. Massages - aahh.
10. Costco - my newest love, since I just got a membership there.

Lisa Marie Trent said...

Monica- You grind your own flour, how awesome are YOU!? Yay for your car. I want one. And yes, raspberry Jam is the BEST and I ran out of all my homemade Jam and need to make more. King's Speech was spectacular, I'm looking into getting the sound track. Thank you for your comment!

Kell's Belles said...

Ooh, I'm loving Monica's list. Yeah, what she said! Especially that not driving a minivan part :)

1. Nursery Rhyme Day at kindergarten. Piper was Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary and was adorable.

2. Madame Tussaud. I just read a book about her that was amazing!

3. My yoga pants. So comfy!

4. Parks and Recreation. It never fails to make me laugh!

I could probably think of more if I wasn't so depressed about all the snow . . . where did Spring go?

Tasha said...

Here is my list:
1.Archer Farms fruit strip in apricot. YUM!
4.Having that magical moment when your house is clean, laundry done and kids at school and you have a couple of hours where you don't need to do anything.
There are a lot more but that is all I could think of off the top of my head.