TV & Movies : Downton Abbey
I’ve been on quite the Photoshop kick lately trying to make my photos and other blog elements more polished and interesting, and Katrina’s blog Pugly Pixel has been a god send. She has tons of free shapes, brushes, actions, and dozens of tutorials to help make your photoshop experience easier, and totally cute. Even if you don’t use photoshop, you should still go check it out. There are plenty of great inspiration photos!
Food: Blood Oranges
If you’ve never had one of these wonderful fruits, you need to try them ASAP. Everyone describes it as having an orange crossed with a raspberry type flavor, but I just call them amazing! I fell in love when Ant and I were in Italy, and was extremely disappointed when we couldn’t find any here in the states. January through March seems to be the peak season, but you have to keep an eye out. They show up one week and have disappeared by the next. Last year Ant found a few for my stocking at Harris Teeter, but this year I actually grabbed a bag from Walmart of all places. You never know where they’ll be!
Kids: Fisher Price Stack and Roll Cups
Corbin got these for Christmas, and they have been our most popular toy since then. They stack, nest, snap into balls, and take up practically no room at all. Corbin likes to bang them together, Reli likes to pretend they are mixing bowls, and I’ve even caught Ant playing with them a time or two. Makes a wonderful baby gift!
Adults: Dyson DC39 Animal
Yeah that’s right, I’m excited about a vacuum, and I freely admit it! Did you know that we have four cats?
(no judging! That’s less than we had when Reli was born…) Anyway, we have 2 short-haired cats, 2 long-haired cats, 2 kids, and a vacuum that would spit out just as much dust as it sucked in. Ant has been telling me I could have a Dyson since they first released the animal over 3 years ago, but it never came to pass. So this past black friday when they went on sale, I said “Buy it now! OR ELSE!” (in my very sweetest voice of course), and it was here in less than a week. I don’t love it more than fabric, but it’s pretty far up there on the list.
Just for Fun: Chocolate Truffle Chapstick
What have you been crushing on lately? Are any of these your favorites too?
P.S. I didn’t receive anything for writing about the products above, I just personally enjoyed them.
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