Sunday, May 25, 2008

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

So we just had an enrichment night that was a blast! We shared our favorite things! It mimicked Oprah's favorite thing show, but with our favorite things. We brought something to give a way (one of our favorite things) and then we all got to take something home from that night. We did a drawing to make sure that all was fair, but it was fun to see and hear what every one's favorite things were. One lady put on the list... "anything from Italy and Botox... Classic! Shellie did such an awesome job organizing and putting it all on. They put a cute song together from the sound of music with the words changed like... When the kids fight, bla bla bla... then it was chocolate and diet coke as our favorite things, it was so cute. I loved this activity because not only was it a blast, but It was really helpful to me. So, I thought I would share 10 of my favorite things with you in hopes that it might help you out as well... In return, I would love to hear your top 10 favorite things. Here are mine in no particular order.

1. Borax! I know I had no idea what it was before our favorite things night either. It's a laundry booster and it gets rid of that mildewy smell that you just can's seem to get rid of no mater how much bleach or detergent you use. Dish towels, rags, rugs... the stuff is awesome and totally works. I just found it on the laundry aisle at Wal Mart, but I think it's carried almost everywhere.

2. Windex Glass Wipes! They don't get the extra hair spray (from when I spray Molly's hair) off the mirrors, but they are so awesome for everything else. I keep some in my car. I wipe down my shower door with them, I use them on the plexi glass covering the desk and just everywhere else. I love them!

3. Magic Erasers! Need I really say more, they were on every ones list! If you still haven't tried them, I use them everywhere, in fact I just used it yesterday to wipe and scrub down the high chair... works wonders with little effort:)

4. My Labeler! I know, I know. I'm an organiser, but the Dymo labeler (From Target) I use for everything to label my storage tubs, my spice cupboard and I know crazy me, but I just labeled my hall closet so when my amazing husband helps me with laundry and putting it away he knows
were it all goes! He's the best helper ever:)

5. Oat Meal! It has to be done just this way. 1/2 cup of quick oats and 1 cup of Frozen Berries and then pop it in the microwave for 3 min and then stir it up and heat in another min or just let the oats soften. So Good! and way good for you... However if you really want something yummy add a scoop of ice cream (it tastes just like cobbler) Which leads me to my next item...

6. Fat Free Frozen Yogurt! Oh this is awesome on top of the oat meal, a scoop in your hot chocolate, or just a bowl ( and YES I mean a bowl, not a child's bowl, but a real bowl. Debbie Easton introduced this to me when we were in Denver it's just the generic brand Mountain Dairy Fat Free Frozen Yogurt (Vanilla) at Smiths ($2.03 for 1/2 gal) so worth it) I was also reminded by Debbie as I was discussing my frustration in wanting Golden Swirl and not having them in UT that Maverick gas station has the same frozen yogurt! So good check it out!

7. Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes! If you have stainless steel appliances... This is the best stuff! I have little finger prints, and sometimes lip prints all over my fridge, dishwasher and the best is the oven, because she can see herself in it. These are so great and they don't make my floor slippery like the sprays! We got them at Ace, but I know they have them other places to.

8. Twilight series, by Stephanie Myer! Do I really need to say anything else. Read them if you haven't. Fast reading and they are awesome!

9. Nothing Bunt Cake! If you don't know about this place yet, you should. My sister in law Amy introduced it to me in Vegas and now there is one in UT. My favorite is the White Chocolate Raspberry. Oh So Yummy!

10. Drain Cleaner for the Kitchen sink! I hate that nasty smell that you just cant seem to get rid of, you can mask it, but it seems to just keep coming back. Kris found this in the news paper and it works like a charm. *Take your old box of baking soda out of the refrigerator and pour it down your drain. Follow that with a cup of table salt and then a cup of vinegar. *Let that mixture fizz up for 30 sec. *Now chase with three to four quarts of boiling water and let the mixture work over night and your drain won't smell in the morning!

11. One More that I just thought of is my Mary Key Mineral Foundation Powder. I just started using it and I love it. I was always worried about using the mineral powder, because I didn't want to look like a powder face, but I love this! It covers well, it's affordable, It's light, gets rid of my shine and looks great all day long! It's the best!

I know long list! Even if you just skimmed it I hope you found something that you would like to try and make your life a bit easier. I really would love to hear what your favorite things are, so tag to all of you who want to participate. List your top 10 favorite things! I can't wait to find more favorite things!

11 comments:

Kate Lorraine said...

I thought the same thing about the mineral make-up... but I love it too! :) I cannot believe you only have sixty eight or so days left until you have the baby! Crazy!

Margaret said...

I can't wait to try the frozen yogurt! Since I am lame & don't have a blog here is my list...
1. Sticky Chex mix
2. All holidays
3. The smell of pink Johnson's baby lotion.
4. Eating at Zinn Bistro & Cannellas
5. "You've Got Mail"
6. The feeling when the house is all clean.
7. Clean sheets
8. Ribbon
9. The smell when you walk into Glaus Bakery...& everything in there!
10. My Cocomotion hot chocolate maker!
11. Hugs
12. Having a fun friend right across the street!!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Hey!
What a cute family you have. Molly is a doll! I love the Twlight series. It's like candy. I can't get enough! This is Kim Morrison Barlow from high school, and I wanted to get your email to send you updates on the ten year reunion. It would be great if you could send it to me. Thanks! You look great!

love kim

kimberlykbarlow@gmail.com

brittani c. said...

These are great things! Thanks for the tips (a lot of them are new to me). In addition to the frozen yogurt, I also think that putting Yoplait yogurt cups in the freezer makes a GREAT treat. My favorite frozen flavors: coconut creme pie, strawberry cheesecake, and orange creme. Just let it thaw for about 5-10 min. and it's a great alternative to ice cream!

The Bairds said...

Your blog turned out so cute! I love it! You'll have to show me how to do it on mac when you get a chance.

Uffens Family said...

That is such a great idea for RS! and thanks for the list...I must try those magic erasers...and a few of those things that I didn't know about...THANKS LINDS :)ha! I now need to narrow my list down...but I will work on it...hair dye, MAC make up, and Spanx will definitely be on there...hope you are feeling a little better with this baby girl...I keep telling myself this is my last that I can't do this again...but I am a sucker and will :) I find out in a week!

Brindley Family est. 1997 said...

Love the new blog look and especially the music!

The Wyler Family said...

i love your list! i'm going to try some new things.

Camille said...

those were all awesome. thanks for posting, and how come there wasn't a picture of you in your orange?!?

The Bastian's said...

I want to try every single thing on your list, except the stainless wipes, I've already got them. Thanks Linds. I just had to laugh reading these because you are so cute!!

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