Saturday, February 8, 2014

my five {current} favorites

In no particular order here are my current five favorite "things". Ok. They are in a particular order. The order in which I photographed them. But that order has no significance. Speaking of significance, this post has very little as well. It is frivolous and silly. But my first edition was so popular (and I enjoy looking back at it) that I thought it was time to do it again!
I love this stuff! My mom gave it to me for Christmas and it seriously was one of my favorite gifts. Basically it is a concentrated dish soap that is dispensed in a foam. Why do I love it so much? Because I am lazy with a capital L and pretty much never wash an entire sink full of dishes. I just wash a few at a time and this stuff works perfect for that. Be warned, it smells a tad funny. Chemical-ish. But it works wonderfully.

Detangler. My sister introduced me to this stuff right before we had family pictures taken. Which were scheduled for immediately post-nap. And that is not exactly an ideal time in the hair department for little girls. Major wild bed head! I was attempting to tame Charlotte's hair with water when my sister offered me a squirt of her detangler.  It worked like a charm and I have been a believer ever since! So much so I was willing to buy the $1.99 bottle at the grocery store (vs waiting to buy the cheaper but equally effective dollar store version). We use it daily if not multiple times a day. But it is not a good substitute for washing hair...eventually it just doesn't do the trick anymore and a bath is necessary to tame those wild hairs:)

The wild bed head in the above picture was a result of the nap Charlotte took while helping daddy study! A NAP! All she needed was a good snuggle and a little back rub and this girl is back to napping!!!!! Which means she is no longer a terror in the evenings. And I am napping most afternoons with her. Win-win! However that means I have spent far less time around here:(
Chores & this kid. This past week Isaiah has decided he wants to earn and save money for a Lego set. Which Lego set? I don't know and I don't really care. What I do care about is the fact that for a QUARTER I get a clean floor or a clean bathroom. Can't beat that! Much to his chagrin, he does not get paid for his regular chores...making his bed, putting away his clean clothes, getting the mail and bringing the recycling out. 
  Peanut butter popcorn! It's AMAZING. I don't have a recipe exactly. But this is what I do to make it.  First I take a big glob of peanut butter (1/4-1/2 cup) and a bit of honey (1-2 Tablespoons) and I microwave them in a big bowl until soft (30ish seconds) and mix them together. Then I pop my popcorn directly into the bowl with the peanut butter-honey mixture (with my air popper). Finally I mix the popcorn into the peanut butter & honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. And then I try not to eat the entire bowl in one sitting. 
I created this completely unnecessary, but equally fun picture using my new favorite and FREE picture editing program picmonkey. I am a bit obsessed with this program. It is super easy and fast to use and you don't have to download anything. Just upload the pictures you want to edit onto their website. Like I said its fast, unless of course you spend all afternoon editing a bunch of pictures for no good reason...then of course it takes a lot of time:) Or so I have heard. But seriously, so fun! It's how {the archives} got a little face lift last weekend. 


  1. I can't believe I made the top five list...I mean got mentioned in one of the top fives. I kept thinking I should ask if you ever got any detangler. Now I know.

    1. If I had known it was going to be such an accomplishment for you, I would have put it in the #1 spot:)

      We are pretty much addicted to the stuff. Even Hannah gets a squirt or two from time to time!