Friday, January 25, 2008

ten things i love

I thought it would be fun to make a list of 10 *random* things I am loving right now. I find that I am always like, "oh, I love this!" and "ooohh...I love that," so it's time to share. Here we go!

1. This rice cooker by Pampered Chef. So awesome. My sister has had one for a while and I finally got my hands on one, too. Makes the best rice in the microwave. So easy and no mess and you can't screw it up! And, my mom showed me a way to make a yummy pudding cake in it, too. Maybe I'll have to share that sometime as well. :)

2. I just got this MAC eyeshadow "All That Glitters" (scroll down about halfway to see the color) and  I loooove it. It's really not glittery at all, just has a nice shimmer to it. MAC makeup is my fave.

3. The Sugar Coated chipboard letters by Doodlebug. Looove them!! I have them in almost every color now...I just love the font and size and everything about them!

4. This show on TLC. Freakin' love it. The kids are hillairious, and it makes me feel good about my life which I think is crazy at times....what would I do with EIGHT KIDS??? Oy. That mom should win a medal.

5. These brushes by Rhonna Farrer. Love them and I'm experimenting with actually using them on my scrapbook pages. I tend to buy digital kits 'cause I think they're great and then I don't do much with them. I'm trying to break out of my comfort zone!

6. Heidi's blog. She's been putting up some sneak peeks of her new product that's coming out....I am drooling!

7. This DVD. Her voice is crazy, and being a (retired) dancer, I just love the show. The dancers, choreography, everything is amazing. My friend was in the show for the full 5 years as a dancer,'s pretty darn cool to see her dancing front and center behind Celine on the DVD! Can't believe I never saw this live while it was running in Vegas. (sniff, sniff)

8. Making. Memories. Noteworthy. That's all I have to say. I would eat it if I could.

9. These baskets in my laundry room. Yup, I got them at Home Sense and I just love how pretty! I actually have all of our extra sheets and guest bedding in them, so whenever we have company, I just pull a basket down and everything is there, ready to go. Then when they leave, I throw everything in the wash and then put it right back in the basket for next time! Stuff like this makes me happy!

10. And last but not least, I love this place. Who doesn't? It's the happiest place on earth and we're taking Payton there in June. We've been wanting to go on a little trip, and Payton will love it. I can't wait to see her face when she sees the "real" Cinderella and Belle. And don't worry about Gabby...she's going to be spoiled by Nana for a week. When we told Payton about Disneyland we all put our arms in the air and said "Hooray!" and then when we told Gabby she'd be staying at Nana's she put her arms in the air and sqealed with joy. It was so stinkin' cute.

Okay, it's so time for bed. We're having Payton's birthday party tomorrow afternoon...wish me luck! I'm hoping it goes okay...there will  be lots of girls and lots of pink!

Oh, and another thing...I have something really exciting to share on Tuesday (ish). I can't wait!!



jessica said...

too funny, you beat me to the punch! I was going to do a similar thing on my blog called "these are a few of my favourite things". hehe. I am also addicted to MAC makeup and I have that color- its my favourite, it looks good alone and it matches with everything! I love everything pampered chef, that's why I sell it. Its so nice hearing when others love a product. Thanks for doing this, it was fun reading! Must try the doodlebug chipboard. looks so cute.

s a n s k u :) said...

Loved this posting! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things! See you later this afternoon... Sienna has been excited all week for Payton's party.

Anonymous said...'re finally watching jon & kate plus 8!!! love it!!!! chris thinks i'm obsessed, but it's too dang funny! love ya,
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Kim said... stuff!!!

Krainik Family said...

I love your list! I am a HUGE Celine Dion fan, so I loved that she was on your list. That is so cool that your friend was in the show too. I also love the idea for the baskets in your laundry room, I think I will have to steal that idea.

Bobbi-Jo said...

Great list - and thanks for the link to those brushes. I'm a huge digi scrapper and I can't believe I have never found these! So excited to get them for myself.

Anonymous said...

i love your list! and i especially LOVE your LO! everytime i look at your Blog i want to get scrappy, where do you find the time. i am having creative withdrawls.
oh and i LOVE those baskets!
i want to go to Canada just to go to Home Sense!

s a n s k u :) said...

Two things:

Did you make Payton's birthday cake? How did you make those pretty flower pedals?

There's a link on my blog to a free photo editing program that is so awesome! You can make those photo collages so easily and fast!! It's called PhotoScape.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love my rice cooker. Did you know you can cook a cake in it in 9minutes? Just mix up a cake mix, pour it in and add 1/2 tub of icing (don't use whipped)...put the lid on and cook for 9 minutes...unfold on a plate (make sure there is plenty of room on the plate, it is all ooey and gooey. Yum.

Roxanne Olsen said...

Just have to say that Jon & Kate is my favourite show as well.
I feel much more like a normal mother, and also makes me feel like I can handle JUST TWO kids!! I call the show my weekly therapy session.... Don't know how they do it?! They have a website too.

Anne Thompson said...

That was such a fun list! I am totally drooling over the noteworthy stuff too. Hope your daughters party went well, I am planning my daughters 5th right now! Take care, Anne

Michelle said...


Love your list and those pillows LOVE them! I have the rice cooker and I just cannot get rice to come out all fluffy. :( What is the secret?