Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My new loves...

I do pretty much this same post every once-in-a-while, talking about my new favorite things. So here’s my newest loves.

1. Mac computers. I’m obsessed…and just as soon as I pay off my car (September…I think??) and pay off my small student loan, I will be purchasing one.

2. Blow pops. I bought a huge bag of candy for my Sunday School class quite a while ago, and needless to say, they haven't seen any of the blow pops.

3. Big hair accessories. This has been a love of mine for quite a while…but it’s had staying power.

4. Will and Kate. I’m a little ashamed to admit that this has been one of my biggest obsessions as of late. But about a month before the wedding, I got hooked. And now, because she is well on her way to becoming a huge fashion icon, I am still hooked. I just love them. And they seem so happy…and Lord knows, that family needs some happiness (or at least to smile more than once a year).

5. Stud earrings. I’m fickle about my earrings. I will be crazy about big hoops, or big, dangly earrings for a little while, then I’ll switch it up and go back to a love of studs. I just have these phases. But I’m stuck on studs right now.

6. The movie Bridesmaids. I. LOVE. THIS. MOVIE. I went to see it twice in theaters…and if I’m completely honest with myself, I probably would’ve went to see it several more times. I haven’t laughed that hard with a movie in a while.

7. All things nautical. I went on Etsy (another love of mine) the other day and found SO many nautical things that I wanted. My wish list varied from little girl crab hairbows (which screamed Allie Claire and Madison) to little boy crab beanies (which screamed Whitt) to an anchor necklace to an anchor wedding cake topper (which I may never find use for). I just love them.

8. Dark fingernail polish, which has been an obsession of mine for quite some time.

9. Mascara. I swear, I must paint ten coats of mascara on my lashes every day. But I have a specific brand I use now, and no other brand seems to compare.

10. Writing. I have been writing up a storm lately…which makes me very happy.

11. Dentyne Pure gum (the green pack). I am a chain chewing, two-pack-a-day-er. Mr. Mark winces every time he sees my trash cans.

12. My Karter Lee. I never thought I’d be a dog person…but I just LOVE this dog. She’s a mess and spoiled rotten.

13. Southern Living Magazine. Their travel section. Their food section. I just love it.

14. My new Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake. So what if it has a little bit of Bailey's Irish Cream in it... :) It is delicious!

15. Southern Living: Off the Eaten Path by Morgan Murphy--technically this is a book (and my fave book list is listed below)...but it's a cookbook/travel book, so it's different. This combines two of my favorite things and it's awesome. A great gift idea for anyone who is a foodie that loves to travel.

Favorite TV shows currently:

Monday Night: All worked up on TruTV…I love the Lizard Lick crew. They crack me up.

Tuesday Night: Pretty Little Liars. Every week, it keeps me hooked.

Wednesday Night: Hot in Cleveland. Who doesn't love Betty White??

Thursday Night: Swamp People… I have quickly fallen in love with this show. The guys are amazing and I totally have a crush on Joe. I'm also dying to get a shirt (in honor of Troy) that says "Choot em.'"

Friday Night: Swamp Loggers. Poor Bobby can’t catch a break, but he seems to take it all in stride.

And yes, I do watch far too much T.V.

Favorite books:

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews—I love her writing, and I finished this book in a day. I couldn’t put it down.

Summer in the South by Cathy Holton--Again, I couldn’t put this book down. Such a good story.

Well, folks, that’s all the favorites that I can think of right now. Toodle-doo!


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  2. *I deleted the first comment, cause I accidentally typed something wrong, & I was embarrassed*

    *Warning: this may be the longest comment EVER.*

    #2-Me too!! I love the cherry ones the best, then strawberry, then apple, then watermelon and grape will do in a pinch.

    #5-I go through the same phases, and I'm also into stud earrings right now. I was in a dangly, hoopy period for a while, but now the thought of them annoys me.

    #9-I totally agree, and you'll have to let me know which brand you love. Currently, I'm using Loreal Voluminous (I think) which I love. I was into a Mary Kay thing, but it wasn't doing it for me.

    #11-I too, love the Dentyne Pure (either blue or green) but since talking to my friends in Dental, have switched to Ice Breakers gum for the benefit of the Xylitol, which coats your teeth and helps keep plaque & tarter build up at bay (it's the only gum I let the boys chew!!)

    I really need to check out your Monday & Wednesday night pics for TV. As for Swamp People, I so want to get a "Choot-em" t-shirt or hoodie for my niece, she'd LOVE it!! (But they're a little pricey...maybe for her bday)

    I may have to borrow those books when I get done with the series I'm currently reading.

    OK, I think that's all...good day.

  3. loved all your loves! super cute blog..may have to borrow :)

  4. Hi Aleta! I'm mom & Dad are Blanche & W.A. Arrington. I remember when you worked at Hictchock's if I am right..? (there's not telling with me!)
    I love your blog!! Loved your list above..I'm hooked on Pretty Little Liars too! Who do you think "A" is?