Tuesday, January 25, 2011

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Where did the week go!?! I have no clue. But here's the 3rd edition of my favorite things!

1. Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash
Have you guys tried this yet? I got a trial size for a trip we went on and I fell in love with it immediately. It smells sooooo good! The scent is Burnt Brown Sugar with Karite Butter. (Karite butter is a fancy exotic name for Shea Butter). It has this super sexy vanilla-ish scent. It is a sensory delight! It leaves a light shimmery sheen and an incredible lasting fragrance on your skin. It also exfoliates and moisturizes and leaves the bathroom smelling incredible! Love this stuff!

2. Puffs Facial Tissue With Vicks

When I am coming down with a cold, I grab these BEFORE I grab the cold medicine at the store. I would just stick my head in the box if I could. I love the smell of vicks, and it is so soothing when you have a sore shnoz. They really do help to open up nasal passages, too. They are the perfect marriage between facial tissue and Vicks vapor rub. May they live happily ever after!

3. Ready To Cook Flour Tortillas
Annnd, of course I have to have some sort of food in here. I love food. My hips and thighs not so much....but food? ABSOLUTELY. When I was little we would go to Taos, New Mexico for our family vacations. We would go to my Great Aunt Ida's house, and she was usually making fresh home made tortillas for us. We would put butter on them and eat tortilla after tortilla.....after tortilla. It was always a special treat. I have her recipe, but I can't seem to do it right. Then, one day my friend Sara came over to make breakfast with me and she brought these tortillas that you cook yourself on a hot griddle/skillet. They were SO good! I had been longing for that homemade tortilla taste for so long, I was so happy to finally find it! They are also HALF the price of the pre-cooked tortillas like Mission tortillas and they don't taste like they have been sitting on the shelf for a month. They are fresh, and warm, and chewy...like a tortilla is SUPPOSED to be. They are usually in a refrigerated section at the grocery store. At our local Walmart they are in the back by the yogurt/cheese section next to the Mexican cheeses and sausages. So good! So, if you want to make your enchiladas more authentic? GET THESE! :)

4. Krylon Spray Paint

I have been working on a lot of projects lately, more inspiration from AllThingsThrifty.com Lots and lots of spray painting and I LOOOOVE how everything is turning out! I'll have to do a post on them soon! So far I've done a table, lamp, a chair, made a cute corkboard, a mirror, and lots of picture frames. I'm working on a headboard right now, and if the weather would stop being so dang cold and windy I could finish! Anyway...Krylon spray paint is the BEST. I've tried the cheaper stuff, and there is no contest. Krylon coats beautifully and they spray evenly, even upside down. They have SUPER cute colors! I am seriously having so much fun! I can't wait to post about all the cuteness!

5. Wii Just Dance 2

Remember how I was recently whining about my weight? (Okay, so maybe it was yesterday....) Well, my Sister-In-Law, Kathy introduced me to this game. It was SOOOO much fun! I was totally breaking a sweat and it didn't even feel like I was (gag) EXERCISING! It was a blast! So, the next day I begged Michael to let me get it and I've done it for 3 days in a row now. I'm telling you, an hour goes by SO fast! You burn anywhere from 345 to 400 calories per hour doing this. And it's so cool to wake up the next day with sore muscles thinking, "What on earth did I do!?!" And then you remember you just had fun dancing. And that's it! It has great songs, too. Some classics like Tina Turner and Michael Jackson...and some new ones like Rhiana and Key$ha and Brittney Spears. And even some crazy fun ones like Russian and robot and Indian (like, India Indian, not Native American Indian) and even an African dance. Seriously, SOOOO fun! So, if you have the same New Years resolution as 90% of the rest of us...this game is a great investment. The kids love it, too. ;)

5 people leaving some love!:

Faye Hayes said...

I have Just Dance and I have to admit I should have been a Spice Girl. haha

The Yoder's Four said...

I don't know how I lived so long without uncooked tortillas. I only discovered them last year. Now if I run out it's full freak-out mode.

Don't you love All Things Thrifty?! Brooke was my friend here in Cedar for years. We were VT companions even. I've also been waiting impatiently for spring so I can spraypaint again!

Mike & Rachel Barton said...

I wish we could find the uncooked tortillas here. Those are so yummy.

Chris said...

Ahh, the meories of fresh tortillas & warming them over grandma's gas stove or aunt lula's or anyone else's up there.
Krylon spray paint is a Sherwin Willams product & IS awesome.

NANCY said...

Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash - This is more than just a body wash. It cleanses AND exfoliates gently at the same time. It smells and looks like brown sugar glaze. Don't use it with a wash cloth or a bath sponge because you won't feel the beads. The best tool is your hands. Thus, it does not lather too much, and I have to use a quite amount each shower. If you are looking for a multi-tasking body wash and if you don't mind strong fragrance, try this one