Okay, so I may not be unique to doing this, especially now, since Oprah's been doing two days of her favorite things, but I thought it would be fun to post those things in my life that I love to use or that I think are the greatest little ... whatever ... since sliced bread. ^_^ Oh, and I would LOVE to tell you that you are all getting one of each of these things, but ... no. Sorry. *LOL*
1. St. Ives Invigorating Face Scrub
I love this facial scrub. I use it every day, and I like that it feels like it's actual cleansing my face and leaves it feeling clean, but not all taut and dry. (And the only off-brand of it that I've used and thought was okay was Walmart's version.)
Covergirl Lipslicks Lipgloss in Bronze Goddess
I wear this almost every day. It gives a sheer hint of color, in a delicious shade that really complements my skin tone. It also helps keep my lips nice with a little moisture. I may not wear much makeup, but I dislike running around with nude lips. ^_^
Clinique's Blended Face Powder in (shade) Transparency Number 4
I like that Clinique's blended face powder has always had minerals in it, even before the whole mineral makeup craze came about. Like I said, I don't wear a lot of makeup, but almost every time I step out of the house, I make sure and dust some powder over my face. I like that it immediately tones down the shine and helps my complexion seem a little more smooth and even. (I don't wear base, but I like this just fine.)
Claddagh Ring from James Avery
Brian gave this ring to me as a gift at our first Christmas as a couple. His family is Irish and I have a little Irish in my background, and so this was quite appropriate and fitting. It also seemed to me like a Promise ring -- of things to come. ^_^ I wear it almost every day.
Canon PIXMA iP4700 Printer
I used to have a fancy, schmancy Epson wide-format printer, but after a little while, it started giving me a lot of problems. Finally, I could take it no more and decided to get a new on. I did some research, asked around, and decided on this one. The nice thing is that I got it for a great deal and I've been happy with it ever since. Prints great and hasn't given me problems ... yet. ^_^
American Crafts Cards and Envelopes
I love these cards and matching envelopes because they can be inexpensive, yet have a lovely texture to them. I like printing on them (using my Canon printer), because overall they take ink well. These are my go-to cards for anything pre-made and pre-scored. I love them!
Apple iPhone 4
What can I say? I finally took the plunge into the Smartphone market back in July, and while I honestly did not think I needed something like this (and really, I probably don't really NEED it), I have loved having it! It is truly amazing all that things that it can do and that it can put at your fingertips. There are so many useful apps (in addition to time wasting ones, which I admit I have done), like the Calendar option, so I can make sure and put important information so that it's available to me. No more forgetting about appointments!
Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
I've had my camera since April 2007, and I still love it. Overall it takes great photos! Oh, sure, there are times when I wish it would take better photos like a DSLR, but it's not a DSLR. It's more than a point and shoot, however. I also like that I've taken over 10,000 shots with it, and it's still going strong. My previous digicam wasn't doing so hot after 2 years of use. So, one day, down the line I will upgrade, but I hope this one lasts for a few more years. It's been a good camera.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
We got our KitchenAid mixer for our wedding, and while I didn't use it much at the beginning, I have loved using it more and more. It makes breadmaking and easy peasy task. (Seriously, I didn't know breadmaking was so easy!) I know there are so many more things it can do, but for now I am content to stick with using it for my baking needs. (Oh, and the color picture is actually called Boysenberry. Ours is actually Plum, but apparently not a color they make them in anymore.)
Okay, so this is a weird thing, perhaps, but I couldn't just put ONE book as my favorite, so I put a place where you can get LOTS of books. This is my local library. I just love that you can get books, read them, take them back. And start over. Find new favorites. Rediscover old ones. I hope that everyone can know the joy of their library. It truly is a great place!! ^_^