Things I’m Loving

1. My first at-home gel manicure.

Gel Manicure

I spotted the Sally Hansen Gel Polish kit at Target a few months ago and that puppy went right on my Christmas list (then directly emailed to hubs). :-) I finally got a chance to try it out last weekend and so far, it’s just like a salon manicure – assuming you know how to paint your own nails. The kit only came with one really neutral color, so I’ll buy a few more bottles once I regain feeling in the left side of my body from knowing they are $12 each.

2. LaCroix Peach-Pear

I thought this stuff existed only in DC where Melissa could taunt me with it. I swear I’ve been looking for this flavor for almost a year. Last weekend, I finally found it…and proceeded to buy the last four boxes. It’s almost as good as the Seagram’s White Peach seltzer water and one of only three LaCroix flavors that doesn’t give me the gag reflex.

Oh, and I still haven’t had a Diet Coke this year even though I said I would.  #PatsSelfOnBack

3. Crunchy Peanut Butter

I’ve hated crunchy peanut butter all my life. Would not touch the stuff. In general, I like peanuts but I hate peanuts *in* anything. (Yes, I know peanut butter is peanuts. This is not lost on me.) Then while I was in Austin, crunchy peanut butter was the only kind that Melissa (not LaCroix Melissa – new nickname!) had so I had to suck it up if I wanted to make it through the race. I was ready to hate on the crunchy PB but of course, I loved it. Now my addiction to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is back in full force and I’m questioning the universe.

Also, notice that PB is natural. That should make those of you happy that have emailed me about your concern for my PB consumption.

4. L’Oreal 24 Hour Gel Eyeliner

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I heard about this eyeliner over on this blog that I just started reading. You know that inside part of your eye that eyeliner never stays on? Well, this stuff will stay there even after you’ve scrubbed your face clean. I need eye makeup remover to get it off. It’s awesome. And it wasn’t even that expensive. (Maybe $8?)

5. Birthday Cake Oreos

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Oreos. With Birthday Cake flavored cream. < —- Heaven
I never thought the original Oreo could be knocked out of the cookie top spot, but these are better than regular Oreos. You heard it here first. Of course, unless someone else has told you that then you probably didn’t hear it here first.

6. Eas Lean 15 Protein Powder

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I saw an ad for this stuff in the sidebar of my email. I guess that advertising really works after all. It’s super chocolately and delicious and one of the few protein powders out there with less than 23g of protein. Plus it has a bunch of B vitamins. It’s perfect for after my Crossfit workouts since it’s only 100 calories – that way I’m not consuming all the calories I just burned with a really caloric shake. (Sorry, that sounds like a paid advertisement. It’s not. It’s really good and I’m getting the vanilla next.)

7. My new food processor.

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Yeah, it’s small but it does the trick. I thought it was broken at first. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out how to turn it on. Not my best moment.

8. This billboard near my house.

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I almost missed the green light because I couldn’t stop staring at the dudes on the left. I wanna meet the marketing person behind this one because it is mesmerizing. The thought bubble over the car says, “I have this effect on everyone.” YEAH you do, Fiat.