Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Favorite things

Maybe none of your care what my favorite things are... but maybe you do. So here are some of my favorite things in no particular order *(and obviously my favorite things in the world are my kids/husband. this is a list of my other favorite things)

For some reason this is my favorite blog lately:
La Vie Petite.

it's a fashion blog of all things... and ya'll know that I'm not really a huge fashionista. But I love her style, and she's beautiful, and short (like me), and has three darling kids (like me), so I pretend that I relate to her in some way. When I open my mobile reader-- La vie petite is the first one I read. go figure.

My favorite blanket is this flannel rag quilt that my mother-in-law made me. She actually made it for me when I was pregnant with Quinn (thanks Cheryl!!).

I used it for my night time nursing sessions (because I'm sleepy and who wants to sit there without a blanket on?!). It's the PERFECT weight and super soft and comfy. I've made my share of rag quilts-- they are kinda fun to make. I've made Quinn a couple and hendrix one, and our family home evening blanket is actually a rag quilt too. But my all time favorite one is this one that Cheryl made. I've used it for all my kids for nighttime nursing-- and some day I'm going to make another one just like this. I think the size of squares is what makes the difference. This one has small squares-- probably 4-5 inches. And the ones that I've made have larger squares-- which I think equals not as soft of a blanket.

I LOVE parenting books. I know, I know... it's crazy. But I actually ENJOY reading a good parenting book. I can blame it on my sister. When I was pregnant with quinn she sent me a handful of pregnancy/birth/nursing books. I LOVE LOVE LOVE
So That's what They're For It's a book about nursing. If you ever have any questions or problems nursing-- this book is awesome. I read it before I had Quinn -- it's actually a pretty humorous read. But if you've ever given your baby formula- don't read it. :)
Right now I'm reading Positive Discipline for Preschoolers. It's good-- and helps me decipher what quinn is going through right now and how I can help her with it. Some people thing parenting books are silly. Maybe for them, they are. But for me-- I love an experts opinion! And I also feel like I'm good at taking what pertains and works for me-- and discarding the rest.

Other parenting books I love:
-Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy child
-The Baby Book by Dr. Sears (a book that I think every mother should have. It answers all sorts of questions about feeding/milestones/illnesses/medicine/etc.)

Beauty supplies:
-favorite shampoo is still Paul Mitchell: Shampoo One with Instant Moisture Daily Treatment conditioner. To me-- hands down the best shampoo/conditioner combo. I've tried ALL kinds and I always go back to this.
-favorite cure-all: Aquaphor. that stuff is like miracle in a bottle. Kids get a diaper rash? Aquaphor clears it up almost immediately. But I use it on anything-- red skin, dry lips, bums, sun burns. it's amazing.

-favorite blush-- Mac creamblush. awesome-- and lasts forever

-still looking for my favorite mascara-- my old fave was Maxfactor 2000 calorie. but maxfactor no longer exists... and neither do my amazing eyelashes :(

so there you have it. Some random things that you now know about me. anyone have any favorite things that I should know about?


April said...

Try Covergirl lash blast in the orange tube. I am hooked on it!!

Natalie said...

I loved hearing about your favorites just so you know. I, like you, love parenting books too. Have you read any of the love and logic books? there's one for little kids, It's a way good one. love healthy sleep habits happy child too. So crazy thing, i clicked on le vie petite, and I totally went to school with her and her husband in rexburg. Crazy huh? They were in my ward when they met and got married.
Another one of my favorites is your blog. I love watching your cute kids grow up and all the cute projects and stuff you do. :)

Shane and Amy Jo said...

I also love reading parenting books. I own Positive Discipline. Good stuff! I see that someone already mentioned it...but I've reading Love and Logic right now and LOVE it. I think it's hands down my favorite parenting least so far.
I love hearing about favorite things. Always enlightening. Keep 'em coming!

Lindsey said...

I really liked this post! I need to switch shampoos so I want to give your recommendation a try. I feel like I have been using the same kind for so long that it just makes my hair dry and blah. I've heard that after using the same type of shampoo for a long time, your hair gets used to it. Is that a total myth?

I've never heard of that baby cream. I love miracle products.

I really love parenting books too. I have a list of like 20 that I want to read. I can devour into those more than novels sometimes. I need to get back into some of those with preschool age struggles I've been having...thanks for the motivation.

You are blessed with gorgeous long eyelashes - I'm sure that you couldn't go wrong with even the cheap-o mascara! Have you ever heard of the tube kind though? I've been using Blinc Kiss Me mascara and it and lasts soooo long. It's just kind of funny looking when the tubes fall off when you wash your face.

I agree, keep the favorites coming! Fun!

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

i use the maybeline falsies mascara. i really like it... so far! :)

Lindsey said...

holy cow I just spent at least an hour on la vie petite.

Mom said...

I loved this post. I am also looking for a new mascara. My favorite for years has been Avon wash off- waterproof. They just discontinued making it:( Seems they do that to all my favorite products. I still haven't found anything I love to replace my moisturizer either. Some of my favorite things are your blog, fudge made in northern Michigan, the beach, shopping, Tae-Bo and soft serve vanilla ice cream.

kelsey said...

You're one of my favorite things.

Also, I use L'oreal Voluminous mascara. Have done for as long as I can remember, and frankly, it scares me that one day I might have to find another kind! LOL.