Friday 13: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

*Happy first day of the Olympics. That’s all I’m going to say about it because I’m boycotting it.*

Whew, thanks for letting me take the breather last week. I’m back, refreshed and not “having my moon” as Insane Mama so eloquently and euphemistically calls it. I am adopting that term for forever, or at least until Jesus returns. ‘Cause in Heaven, since it’s perfect, we won’t have moons.

Living for about three decades allows one plenty of time to get particular about what she likes. Actually, living for about 4.25 years allows one plenty of time for that. My daughter has long since been telling me such and such is her favorite: “I like it 100”. I tried to explain percentages to her, because she really means she likes it 100%. But her way is so much cuter. Maybe I should adopt that saying as well.

I like not having my moon 100.

There are plenty of other things that I like 100 too. I’m going to list them for you, at least 13 of them.

Friday 13: 13 Things I Like 100

  1. Favorite body cream: Orange Chocolate Shea Butter by Fresh  If I could eat body butter I would get fat on this. I could open the lid and sniff the jar all day. In fact, I need to find this in a candle scent. Whoever the genius was that decided to mingle chocolate and orange, I’d like to pay him or her great respects right now. Come to think of it, chocolate covered orange sticks were one of my favorite treats when walking around any town in France….but that’s another story. I’m depressed that this is no longer in stock. Now I’m going to have to use what’s left sparingly.
  2. Favorite perfume: Baby Doll by Yves Saint Laurent Is it weird to want to smell yourself all the time? ‘Cause I do. I can’t get enough of this scent. I discovered this (and my lovely chocolate/orange potion above) on my 30th birthday (shopping) trip to NYC. The bad thing is that I keep having to spray more and more on myself in order to be able to smell it. I love France and all, but I never want to end up smelling like a French…ahem. A close runner up would be Champs-Elysées by Guerlain. French as well. 
  3. Favorite lip stick: L’Oréal Endless Lipstick in Fawn Fatale  The perfect lipstick in the perfect color. Once you put it on it does not come off: on his collar, on her little cheek, on the rest of your face when you’re eating. I used to be a lipstick groupie (I really don’t care to call myself a *ho*e of anything, not even French perfume), but after finding Endless I am fulfilled. Complete. I do change shades though.
  4. Favorite lip gloss: C. O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine in Vanilla Cola Yummy. That’s really all I should have to write to describe it. The perfect combination of vanilla cola and tingling mentha. And this doesn’t get sticky on my lips. If only the real Coke were as good for me.
  5.  Favorite mascara: Définicils by Lancôme The waterproof kind. I neverwear mascara that is not waterproof. Why take the chance when these buckets could start pouring at any moment? I like to pretend that I’m not very sentimental, but show me a Kleenex commercial and I’ll be darn relieved that my waterproof mascara will stay put. Définicils never clumps, and it separates my lashes perfectly. I don’t even have to curl them (like I’d spend time doing that anyway…on a daily basis). I’m using an impostor brand right now and regretting every clumpy, crumbly swipe of it. Sometimes it pays to not be cheap.
  6. Favorite soap (not of the daytime variety): Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Line in Eucalyptus Spearmint. Another yummy scent. At some time or another we’ve had the hand soap, the lotion, the pillow mist… B&BW touts it’s powers as “Stress Relief.”  It truly is. When I’m feeling stressed I just go wash my hands. My hands have never been cleaner.
  7. Favorite blush: Bare Minerals in the color Lovely by Bare Escentuals.  This is probably the best color I’ve ever found for my face. I even got a compliment on it. By another woman. She was my stylist and was about one foot away from my cheek as she was washing my hair, but hey, who would know better than someone who stares at ladies’ faces all day right? Yeah so, that’s the only reason it’s my favorite.
  8. Favorite podcast(er): Let’s move away from the girly stuff for a while. I love me some Sephora, and I could outlast anyone in that store browsing and testing, but I’m a deep woman. My likes and desires are diverse. Whatever. My favorite podcast(er) is none other than Grammar Girl!!!!  aka Mignon Fogerty. Girl knows some English! And she’d probably freak to see how I’ve been writing in this blog. Oh well, it’s always good to know the proper way. And she has a book out. I should buy that. Maybe it would learn me a thing or two. I blog as though I were speaking, not really writing. (Hey Grammar Girl, I used “as” properly! I didn’t use “like”!) And no, I don’t really speak like this.
  9. Favorite dessert: I don’t care if you serve it to me as a Crème Brûlée or a Crème Caramel , just serve it to me s’il vous plaît. The original plain vanilla please–don’t debase it by adding anything, not even chocolate. I can’t believe I just wrote that. This is another hold over from France for me. Every restaurant we ate at had either crème brûlée or caramel on the menu. Il n’y a rien de mieux. Ooh la la.
  10. Favorite movie: I could probably name 13 movies. If I absolutely had to, had to, pick one I’d pick…one from each decade that I can actually remember. The 80s: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ; the 90s: Elizabeth ; the 00s: The Passion of the Christ . I told you I was diverse.
  11. Favorite tv show: Would I even have to give you more than one guess? In case you haven’t been reading my blog (Shame on you. But welcome! Please browse at your leisure.) Project Runway!  But do you know what? I haven’t seen the latest episode. I know! I can’t believe our tv decided not to give us the channels we weren’t paying for in the first place! I hope to visit YouTube soon to see the latest. So please, no spoilers in the comments. I really won’t forgive you. Well, I eventually will because Jesus tells me to. But I’ll never forget. Project Runway has got to be the best show ever (don’t argue with me here, it’s my blog). The sewing. The competition. The personalities. The masterful designs. The horrible ones. It’s so fascinating to me to see how the designers can bring their concept to design to actual garment within a day or two. A girl can aspire.        A close second would be The Office , although we’ve never actually seen an episode on prime time tv (enter Netflix, Blockbuster and “Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam.” The jokes, the looks! There’s nothing funnier than the facial comedy on that show. I think that’s why we like it so much. And we so totally get the humor. Steve Carrell is just about the funniest physical comedian out today (I do love another Steve too who’s perfected the facial expressions: Steve Martin) And who doesn’t heart Jim and Pam? PB&J forever. Sigh. We’ve even made converts of my mother, brother and sister-in-law.
  12. Favorite computer tool: The F5 key. Don’t know what it is? Try it. It’s fabulous for Wootoffs and ebay auctions. A very close second would be the screen capture feature. How else do you think I get all these photos? I mean other than right clicking and “save as”ing. Sometimes you just aren’t able to right click. That’s when you hold down the windows button while hitting S.
  13. Favorite daughter: Just kidding! They each have their moments and each one is my favorite for something.  

Don’t you like how I provided shopping experiences for each product? Please know though that I rarely pay full price for anything. Even the best of the best of the best. There’s always a deal to be found somewhere. I didn’t go searching those out for this post though. I’ll leave that to you if you’re serious about trying out some of this awesomely fabulous booty.

What about you? What are some of your favorite things? Some things that you like 100?

Published by NotSoSAHM

I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

9 thoughts on “Friday 13: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

  1. Enjoyed your post! I guess I don’t love and adore my makeup near as much. Maybe cause I view it like I do my cellphone: a necessary evil!

    Besides, on days like today, my face is aunatural, cept for moisturizer. 🙂

    I really need to check out GrammarGirl as I am obsessed with words (in all my spare time.) And, for the most part, I DO write like I talk. At work, I spend a lot of time writing in “other people’s voices” so the bloggin’ is all about MY WAY. 🙂

    And yes, girl. I’m still trying to find the Six Degrees of Separation between Ferris Bueller and Passion of the Christ …

  2. Definicils is the BEST mascara. Ever. Period.

    Elizabeth is one of the best movies ever, too.

    You haven’t seen the latest Runway? Girl, you are going to scream when you see it! Ok, everyone had to design an outfit for the opening games of the Olympics…and most of the designers had never even WATCHED the Olympics and had no clue what to do. It was hilarious to see the freaky outfits that came prancing down the runway! Gah! I’m still laughing!

  3. I love definicils and creme brulee, too! I will have to try the gloss, it looks and sounds yummy! I have been away from my computer for a couple of days, sorry to have missed your comment! Oh, yeah, and I love the Olympics opening ceremonies, too, but I missed them this year!

  4. I have been wondering why you haven’t posted your Runway recap yet! That totally explains it! I watched it twice yesterday (we tivo it)…. Jonathan got upset with me because I watched it without him, so I had to watch it again with him! It’s a very interesting episode, I think. I, personally, was pleased with the winner… but that’s all I’ll say. 🙂

    I love Sephora as well…. haven’t shopped there (or online) in a while though. I’ve gotten into a makeup rut… I use the same stuff ALL the time nowadays. Ooh… and creme brulee…. YUM-O!

  5. You. Me. Sephora.

    That store doesn’t stand a chance. It will never know what hit her.

    And now I have to implement all these suggestions into my make-up/fragrance drawers. Yes, drawers. It’s gluttony. And I totally don’t mind referring to myself as a whore. There’s just no other word. Tramp, maybe? Hussy? Nah, whore is better.

  6. Nicole: You’ll enjoy GrammarGirl. She gets it that people are actually interested in the proper usage of lie vs lay, etc. And can’t explain my taste in movies or how it’s so diverse. That’s a good character trait though…right? 🙂

    Jaci and Tori: I finally saw the episode today. What were all but three of them thinking? And really, I only liked Joe’s outfit for an Olympic ceremony. I did enjoy seeing Apolo Ohno as a judge. I’m giving him a pass for how intelligent he sounded about sports fashion.

    Krissy: Once you try it you’ll be hooked. But I think it can only be ordered online now. I’ve searched every single B&BW I’ve come across and none have it any longer.

    Heather: It’s on. Sephora. Times Square. Year 2010 (our kids should be old enough by then to live without us for however long it takes). Let’s go when all the sales are going on. I’ll treat you to something Theory since I’m going to win 🙂 Oh, and make sure to wear some Depends. There are no bathroom breaks.

    Leigh Anne: Once I shop with Heather (and who am I kidding, she’d totally kick my butt) I will then go with you to the Sephora on the Champs Elysees where you will then practice your French by trying to convince the French men that, no, indeed, you were just kidding when you called yourself a tramp, hussy and a hoe. Nous pouvons faire du leche vitrines ensemble!

  7. Wow – what a GREAT list. And, as a producthoor (as I lovingly refer to myself), I’m going to have to really restrain myself or I’ll go spend imaginary money on all the pretty.
    Perfect choices for TV and movies, too. I adore Project Runway (can I get Tim as my GayUncle, please???) and The Office is made of awesome. Elizabeth is one of my favorite movies and even though I cannot sit at home watching Passion of the Christ, it was a masterpiece.

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