I’m Loving It…

Dearest McDonalds,

Don’t try to sue me for using your catchy little jingle as this blog title. It just so aptly describes these things that I am in love with…..

Putting this homemade Sriracha sauce on any and everything. Even this noodle bowl…

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Traces Ellis Ross is always open to making new friends. Pick me! Pick me!

Finding even more places for me to eat brunch in this town.

Making a shortlist of people I can get to do this after my funeral.

Adding  this t-shirt to my collection.

Along with these shoes to add to my collection.

Practicing my graphic facilitation skills and very excited about going here this summer.

Watching this show when it returns this month.

Catching this show at the High with the family.

Cracking open this book and getting lost in it.

Making a fine sandwich to celebrate this day tomorrow.

 

What are you loving? Please don’t say a Big Mac.

 

 

A Few of My Favorite Things This Week

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Here are just a few of the things that I’m loving/longing for this week…

Alex the bartender at The Oceannaire Atlanta. I had the pleasure of having her serve my group on Sunday afternoon. There is a lot to be said about barkeeps who are also artisans. If you are in the area I recommend you stop by for the BBQ Bloody Mary.

These loafers from J.Crew. They are only $278.00 so I know several of you will buy them for me. I am a size 11 thanks.

Instacart!!! I was so sad when Webvan left the scene so many years ago and hoped someone would fill the home grocery delivery service void in the Atlanta area. A whole new level of laziness will commence now!

NYDJs makes the most perfect jeans and pants for my 43 year-old butt and thighs. Why can’t other jean designers get it right???

Catherine McCord’s (@weelicious) #camplunch and #weelunch posts on Twitter. These bento-sized food combos are easy to make and good for everyone’s lunch box.

Hip Warenhuisje on Pinterest. This shop from the Netherlands has the cutest things for the home on their site http://www.hipwarenhuisje.nl. While the website is totally in Dutch, their Pinterest posts speak the international language of perfection.

Design Love Fest’s Dress Your Tech computer, tablet and phone wallpaper. Yes I have changed the wallpaper on my computer nearly every day this week. AND?!?!?!

 

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A Few of My Favorite Things – This Mom’s List of Top Things for 2013

  1. The Jackery cell phone charger- Whether you are at a sci-fi convention or just have a kid who wants to watch PBS Kids the entire time you are at Nordstrom Rack (don’t judge), this magic gadget adds 22 hours of talk time or 2-3 charges to your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. I continue to bum Joe’s when I need it. Maybe I should get my own. You will never worry about a low battery again!
  2. Chocolate Sombero by Clown Shoes – You knew there would be a beer on my list. This American Imperial/Chocolate Stout packs a punch with an ABV (Alcohol by volume) of 9%;  but just sip it slow. The chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla flavors aren’t overly sweet and it is the perfect warmer for a cold winter day.
  3. NYDJ –  They are called Not Your Daughters Jeans. Does the fact that I like these mean that I have to be a mother? I don’t care. I have two pairs of these and I recommend them for their fit, comfort and resistance to fading after many washings. My butt looks great and so will yours.
  4. NoseFrida Snot Sucker – Our son just turned three and has yet to grasp the concept of blowing his nose. This lovely little contraption has been in our house for years and will be here until he is able to do it on his own. Suction bulbs have nothing on this parent powered suction device that has a disposable filter to guard against. . . you know.
  5. The Walking Dead – If you are not reading the graphic novels, you at least should be watching the show. You aren’t ? Come on. The men are hot and the women kick butt. You do have to look at some icky zombies; but that is a small price to pay for strong characters and compelling story lines.
  6. Sharpies – My 80s Glam pack brings me joy. Just looking at my Sharpies brings me happiness. Ooh the possibilities. (No I don’t sniff them.) I always have at least one black one in my purse.
  7. Stokke Scoot – This little guy has only been with us a few months now but it has earned it’s striped inout household. Mauvering the tightest of holiday displays in department stores is not problem with this stroller. When the world gets too crazy, our son simply pulls down the visor. Perfect.
  8. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day – If your kid has their sticky fingers on everything, followed by their mouths, this is the perfect non-toxic cleaner to take care of the job. I use their all purpose cleaner in the lemon verbena scent to clean as well as have a little aromatherapy.
  9. Shinola Watches – Why do these watches cost $500 and up? Because they are worth it, that’s why. American made in Detroit, these are my new obsession. I am thinking of doing a Kickstarter to raise funds to purchase one. (Yes I need one that bad.)
  10. Sleep – I will definitely be looking forward to getting some of this over the holiday. Mr. Sandman is so glorious yet so elusive; here and then gone; so valuable yet can’t be purchased.

What topped your list of favorite things this year?

A Few of My Favorite Things

Material things are just things but we all have our favorites. I have been meaning to photograph some of my stuff and put the pics online to show off some wonderful crafts. Here goes:

I got this zombie doll at my favorite store in St. John, USVI. It called Caravan Gallery. I usually buy jewlery from them but when I walked in and saw this doll I had to have it to add to my collection. www.caravangallery.com. Notice the stitches on her forehead. What you cannot see is the red thong underwear that were drawn on her with a Sharpie!

I picked up this owl at this years’ Chomp and Stomp festival in Cabbage Town. There were several nice craft vendors there. I also found some cool magnets with airplanes on them for Joe.


This little kitty is from my first trip to St. Thomas. I call him voodoo kitty but he is actually kind of pirate looking. The mis-matched eyes are great.


This isn’t hand made but I love it! Joe bought me this ceramic version of the famous NYC coffee cup for Christmas. It dosen’t have a handle and can get hot to the touch when you actually have a drink inside but I love it just the same.