Sunday, January 20, 2008

100 Things About Me: Part 1/#1-30

1. I love gnomes. Even before Amelie!
2. My favorite reality tv show is The Amazing Race.
3. I love to travel and have been to Argentina, Philippines, and many US states (this also explains #2)
4. I did not live alone until I was 28 years old. This was only for 8 months.
5. My favorite US cities are San Francisco and Chicago.
6. I have 2 college degrees.
7. My first job was as a sales clerk for a Hallmark store at age 15.
8. My current job is as a recruiter.
9. I like to drink water, diet coke, Bloody Mary's, and Crown & Gingerale.
10. I once stood behind Jeremy Piven at a nightclub. He is a lot shorter in person!
11. I like scrapbooking but I only do it like 5 times a year.
12. I blog using a MacBook.
13. I'm slightly lactose intolerant but I still eat ice cream.
14. I like to cook and prefer it to eating out.
15. But sometimes, greasy takeout chinese is all I want.
16. The first sports team I remember liking was the Florida Gators Football team.
17. I am an older sister.
18. I love "House Hunters" on HGTV
19. I would like to meet Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Terry Gross (Host of NPR's Fresh Air) & Will Shortz (Puzzle Editor of the NY Times).
20. I read a lot of Babysitter's Club, Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley High, Sleepover Friends, and Pen Pals books between the ages of 11-13.
21. I sneeze in 3's.
22. My first car caught on fire while I was driving it.
23. Now I drive a Honda Civic. I want a Honda CRV!
24. I'm a magazine junkie. Specially, Real Simple, Domino, Everyday Food and Reader's Digest...and all the bridal mags!
25. I used to love Lucky, Marie Claire and Glamour but for some reason, I'm just not into them as much now.
26. I wish I could live a week in a place like Stars Hollow.
27. I like Tuna Salad sandwiches.
28. I like tall guys with brown hair and blue eyes.
29. Luckily my fiance fits the above description!
30. My sister is my best friend.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Book Crazy

I went to my local Homegoods store today to look for a stockpot. For those of you who are not familiar with Homegoods, they specialize in brand name wares for the home at a large discount. I love coming here for random kitchen supplies, dining and bedding linens, and more! However I was not successful in finding the stockpot. What I did find are lots of great home maintenance and cookbooks!! I found 3 books that I had been coveting on They are:

(1) Real Simple: Cleaning

Great tips on cleaning for our home. I'm a little obsessed with all things Real Simple. Cost was only $14.99 and it retails for around $21.

(2) Everyday Food: Good Food Fast. I subscribe to the magazine Everyday Food, which is a Martha Stewart Publication. The recipes are much more manageable that the ones in Martha's regular magazine. This book has 250 recipes sorted by Season. Such a bargain at $12.99!

(3) Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home. another great household guide from what I"ve read thus far. I got it for $29 bucks and it retails for around $45.

I think any of these books would be great presents for a new bride or anyone with a new home!

Do you have any books that you would recommend?

Oh and before I go--it's my 100th post!!!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

More things I love!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Mine was filled with relaxing times with friends and families. No complaints here!

For my first post of 2008, I would like to take this opportunity to share some things that I'm loving in 2008 (all 5 days of it!). No really, I feel strongly about my love for these shows, products etc!


(1) Philosophy "Makeup Optional" Skincare: I've been conveting this skin care set for a few years. Being too cheap to spend the $70 bucks to purchase it, I put it on my wish list for Christmas and hoped for the best. Luckily Momma Gator heard my plea! I have actually used it before, thanks to a bunch of samples from my local Sephora. It's nice having the actual regular size products as opposed to the little samples! I love love love it!


(2) Mission: Organization (an HGTV show): Like many other people in the new year, I had this intense desire to be organized. I started dvr'ing this show at the beginning of December and it has proven to be very educational. I cleaned our kitchen and pantry and ended up with several boxes of items to donate to Goowill on New Year's Eve! I also find it motivating to keep organized when I see how messy some of the rooms are on the show!


(3) Paula Deen's Vidalia Onion Peach Grilling Marinade: This marinade had a surprising, yet welcomed little kick to it! I've used it on chicken breast as well as porkchops. Both were received very well by my fiance.


(4) How to Look Good Naked (New Lifetime show): In the heydey of Queer Eye, I was quite the devotee. I was initially very skeptical of the likability of this show, however I just saw the premiere and it made me want to set up a season pass on the good old DVR. I felt good after watching it and I think you will too!


(5) Bag Who? BAGGU!: Baggu makes Reusable Shopping Bags. Not only are they reusable, they are easy to carry around in your purse! They fold up to into a 5 by 5 pouch. I keep 2 in my purse and one in my larger work bag. I received these for Christmas from the fiance and I love them! They can carry up to 25 lbs. No more plastic bags!!

I love to hear what everyone else is coveting right now!