Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Always Breakin' the Rules

So, I saw this fun meme over at Rachel's blog, where you are assigned a letter and you post about 10 of your favorite things that start with that letter. I was so pumped about doing this. Rachel honored my request of not giving me "X," and gave me "L." I thought ... Sweet! I can totally think of 10 things that start with "L." 

There were, of course, the obvious ones ... the "Lord," "Love," and "Life." Then, I thought and thought. Hmmmm ... lemons, light, lions, letters, llamas, and leeks. None of those would do. I'm blank, people. So, I'm creating my own meme, with no letter limitations. 

What I want to know is 10 NEW (not the same old thing) things you've discovered that you can't live without and why.

I'm talking practical, here.

Not Jesus or your family ... that's a given.

I'm talking PRODUCTS ... anything from groceries to toiletries to make-up to shoes. This will help us all discover new things we may want to try.

So, here's my list:

#1 - Seriously, once you eat this hummus, you are addicted. The roasted red peppers hummus is the best.
#2 - Soliloquy got me turned onto Anne Taintor. Now, I warn you, some of her stuff is way sassy and may offend, as Auntie Em would say "a good Christian woman," but it makes me giggle and sometimes, gasp. 

Anyway, I now have her checks. Beau agreed to let me get chick checks since he doesn't write any of the checks.
#3 - Dab a little of this under your eyes before you apply your concealer. It adds a little moisture to those dry, little fine lines.
#4 - I've been using this whole grain, high-fiber cereal in place of granola in my fruit and yogurt ... I'm officially addicted.#5 - Really hard to only eat one or two and not treat them like a bag of Skittles ... they're mints dangit, mints .... chill out.

#6 - Speaking of mints ... these are low-fat. I bought the bite-size bag, so that I just eat a few and I feel like I've had a treat.
#7 - When I think of jeans, I definitely DO NOT think of JCPenney, unless I'm thinking elastic-waisted mom jeans. However, I bought a pair of ana jeans, which were super-stylish, fit me, and only cost me $15. I love them and will continue to check on these when I'm in the mall.

#8 - LUSH Lemonslip Buttercream ... It's like a soap, but not. You can use it in the shower or bath. When you keep it at room temperature, it's creamy or you can freeze it, and use it more like a soap. There's lots of other scents to choose from too. I love LUSH, which I can only get when I go to New Orleans. I try to get some when I'm there.

#9 - Flat wallet. I think everyone has one now. I love mine.
#10 - OK, I cheated on my own meme. This is not a thing, but it's one of my favorite worship songs right now.
So, what are some of your new favorite things? I hear a Julie Andrews song breaking out. Leave me a comment if you do this.


12-arrows said...

Flat wallet???never heard of it but it sure is cute! where do you find them? gosh am I out of the loop of trends or what???

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

That song is amazing. I hadn't heard it before and I love!
Ii love these kinds of posts. It's fun to get new ideas. :)

truth said...

What a fun meme and awesome worship song! I guess I am way behind on the wallet thing. Never seen them before.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Fun stuff. I learned some totally new info today, which is a rarity on blogs.

Rachel said...

You are so funny. Now I'm going to have to do this. :)

RR Mama said...

Totally going to borrow this from you. I have been feeling sick here lately and I just can't seem to keep a cohernt thought in my head! Thanks for the great idea.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Yeah, not everybody has a flat wallet. I now want one.

How far til Christmas?

And any kind of buttercream anything that I can use in the bath...I'm game! Looks lovely. :-)

Oh, one more thing: I will NOT be allowing those mint dark chocolate things in my house.

Okay, maybe just one...

rebel said...

Fun stuff. Thanks for all the tips.

thedomesticfringe said...

Great stuff! I'm going to do it tomorrow. I'll link back to you.


Rach@In His Hands said...

I only forgive you 'cause you brought those super cute inexpensive jeans to my attention. ;-)

LoVe my flat wallet. Genius.

This is WAY better than L. I'm off to think of must have new things!

Cassandra @ Tripping Around The Sun said...

How come I'venever heard this girls sing before? What rock am I living under huh? She's awesome!!! Great list :)

TCKK said...

What a fun post! I've never heard that song. The Musketeer Mini's sound like a good thing!
Thanks for sharing all these with us.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

If you don't come up with the cutest things ev-uh!
I'm copying. So copying.
And I love LUSH too.
My closest is Dallas. Sigh.

MoziEsmé said...

I am so behind the times, everything I like is old! Good list...

Rachel said...

I'm obviously not cook because I don't have a flat wallet.

But I did get some ana jeans and you're right, they are wonderful!