Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A few of my favorite things

I don't mean to get all materialistic, but this girl likes to shop, amiright? These are just a few things that are currently bringing a smile to my face. I thought I'd share in case they do the same for you.

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1. I love fall. I love pumpkins. I love pumpkin-flavored anything, but especially beer. I am so geeked for all of the Oktoberfest and pumpkin ales out there right now and am slowly making my way through each, but so far I'm loving, loving, loving this UFO (unfiltered pale ale) Pumpkin beer. Hooray for fall!

2. We used to play Family Time Fun Dinner Games and Activities* when Dylan was younger, and he loved it. The box contained cards with questions, games, and challenges that we really enjoyed, but Dylan eventually outgrew it. He recently mentioned at dinner one night that he really loved those, so of COURSE I had to immediately find an age-appropriate replacement. Enter, these: Family Talk.* Great questions to stimulate conversation. At the risk of sounding super cheesy, these even help us grow closer as a family. Say it together now, "Awwww" (or, you know, gag if I'm being too sentimental for you).

3. I LOVE this sweater (umm, kind of implicit in the fact that I listed it in my favorite things, no?). Anyway, I love to pair comfy sweaters with comfy stretchy skinny jeans because that way, I can feel um, comfortable but look like I took a shower today! I totally care about keeping up appearances. This sweater is am-az-ing because it has 1) pockets, 2) is long enough to cover my behind, and 3) is v-neck. Not to mention comfy.

Please forgive the crappy photo quality and the fact that the sweater is not currently available at Nordstroms.com. Sad face.

4. So, see above re: my love for stretchy skinny jeans. I'm going to put this all out there though: Yes, that is an elastic waist. BUT HEAR ME OUT. No one can tell! I promise! Oh man I'm old. But still, I can pretend I'm young by wearing these super suh-weet jeans. They are stretchy enough to feel comfortable and not oh-my-god-so-tight that you have to dance around as you squeeze in to them, maintain their shape (i.e., do not droop in the knees and buttocks after, oh, 2 hours (here's looking at you, cough Old Navy cough)), and have a nice dark rinse. These fit me PERFECTLY and my very short-lived quest for the perfect jeans ended at Target. I cannot believe I just waxed rhetoric about jeans for an entire lengthy paragraph. BUT MY LOVE WILL NEVER DIE.

5. I'm possibly the last person on earth to jump on this bandwagon, but I'm crazy about the Burt's Bee's gud line, and particularly the Pearanormal Activity scent (hardee-har-har name cracks me up everytime!). It smells amazing and is somewhat affordable at $6.99 a bottle. I am finding that the other scents are generally available everywhere but I am able to find this scent at Target only.

So, in conclusion, I love stuff, like beer!

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