Friday, August 10, 2012

Top ten

I love lists. I mean, I really love lists. You could look around my house and find two or three to-do lists, one on my iPhone, and one in my planner. Lists keep me from spending all my free time stalking looking at Facebook, pinning on Pinterest, or getting lost in my Kindle. I guess my kids like to eat sometimes or not get stuck on the sticky floors :) I'm always interested to see what other people love and you ladies rocked it last week with kid’s books.  My Amazon account thanks you! So to start my 32nd birthday off with a bit of Wendy flair, I combined my love for lists and my current favorite things for you. Here are the things that I just could not do without right now:

1. My steam mop - had a Shark, loved it, it broke, waited 4 weeks for Shark to replace it, then the replacement broke after three uses, Shark told me it would be another 4-6 weeks to replace it again, that's a long time without a mop and two kids so I bought a Bissell. Love my Bissell. I love the concept of a steam mop and yes it can get major sticky toddler messes off the floor. I am a barefoot kind of person and can tell when the floors get truly clean. Plus I can drag it upstairs to clean the bathrooms without having to take a bucket with me.

2. Loose tea from the Steeping Room - I had heard about this shop for years, but it is in the Domain and not really a place you can take my youngest without fear of having to buy too many things she broke. We went here a few weeks ago after our anniversary dinner. I love my tea, hot or cold, and this place is wonderful for tea lovers. They had so many loose teas to choose from and several flavors iced for you to try. I ended up buying Summer Strawberry, The Empress Cup, Hibiscus Breeze, and Berry Tisane(my current fav) and have a wish list for my next venture in.


3. Erin Condren Life Planner - this thing rocks! I bought it last summer after much debate over the price and quickly learned it is well worth the price. If I stick to using it, then my life tends to be a little less chaotic. My current planner goes until December and I'm already planning out my design for my 2013 planner because she just released new designs.

2012-2013 life planner -zen gems

4. iBooks app for my iPad - I love to knit, but my paper patterns always end up a crumpled mess from little hands wanting to see them. I discovered that I can keep pdf files stored on my iPad in iBooks. This is a free app and makes it so nice to have everything in one place, especially when I'm buying yarn and need to remember quantities/type.

5. Invellop iPad cover - I live by my iPad. It goes with me all over the house and to work. I used the standard Apple iPad cover and Joy clear back cover for almost a year until little hands dropped my iPad and it cracked the corner of the back protective cover. My new cover is all one piece and has done a great job of keeping my iPad safe from little hands. Now I just got my new iPad sticker(from Erin Condren, see a pattern yet?) and love seeing these faces when I open my iPad. 


6. Dark chocolate kit kats - these aren't a new fav but a constant fav. You can't find them at every store, but I can always count on my nearby Walgreens to have them and we buy 10-12 at a time and straight to the freezer they go. Why frozen you ask? Try it and then you will thank me. Too bad I have to share with Chris.


7. Starburst fav reds - who was the wonderful person that came up with this idea??? I have always loved the tropical punch starburst but hated all the other tropical flavors, then add in cherry and strawberry but not make me have to give away the lemon and I'm in heaven. Lizzie has discovered my secret nightstand stash and now has a love for them too.

8. Ocean Minded flip flops - I was a Reef girl. Loved them and counted down the until it was warm enough to wear flip flops again. Ruby's in Southlake had a wall of them to pick from and it was heaven. Then my beloved pair did not weather the beach very well and I was off in search of another pair of flip flops. Enter Ocean Minded and their comfy leather soles, cheaper price tag, donation to help clean up the ocean, and ability to survive getting wet. Four years later they are still my favs but about time to replace, good thing they still make my favorite style.

9. Zoku - a Mother's Day gift from Chris and the kids. What better way to end these hot Texas days than with popsicles. We can make whatever flavor we want and have been experimenting with different juices and I even made my veggie hating Lizzie a few out of baby food. She thinks she is getting a yummy popsicle and I get to enjoy the fact that it includes good for her veggies. Even Taylor got mad that Lizzie got a carrot popsicle last time and wants me to make her one. Do you have any good recipes that we need to try out?

10. True Lime - as mentioned, I love my tea. You can often find me with a large cup of it somewhere nearby, unsweet with lime. Keeping fresh limes on hand was getting to be a hassle and not all restaurants have lime so I found this to keep in purse for such needs. Not a tea fan, it’s great in water too.


What are some of your favs right now?


Sara said...

I love favorites lists. I usually find something new to try - I'm going to have to try this tru lime thing. My limes and lemons always go bad before I use them up in my water.

MySanSouci said...

I love my Shark too but had to replace it after a year. The next one I buy wont be a Shark...glad to know the Bissell works well!
Ohh, and the lime stuff sounds wonderful! My limes always go bad before I can use them up.

Right now, I am falling in love with my Nike Sport Tempo shorts again. They are the perfect after-baby short. The elastic waist band is super comfy without being too frumpy.

I also love my Tervis Tumbler. With the hot temps, I love the way it doesn't leave a sweat ring anywhere. Less mess for momma is always good!


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