Confessions – 7th ed.

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It’s been a while since I had a confession. I feel like it I’m overdue. Like when you keep a library book for too long and then shamefully (and on the sly) try to return it without the librarians seeing you. You avid readers know what I’m talking about, right? So lets confess some shit!

  • I’m starting to prefer Instagram Stories to Snapchat. I feel like the Snap is just getting trashy.
  • I am super behind on my reading goal for the year. I have hopes of catching up but in the meantime I will remain disappointed in myself.
  • I’m starting to get more forgetful with age. Two times this in the last 10 days – I defrosted chicken in the fridge and then completely forgot about it. UGH.
  • Peanut M&Ms are becoming my new favorite. Why did I ever like plain better?
  • I am a diehard McDonald’s Diet Coke gal but Speedway’s Diet Coke isn’t too shabby.
  • When my kid is at gym and I should be doing things like cooking dinner and folding laundry – I’m really binge watching Orange is the New Black or Shameless.
  • When I see little, whiney babies or toddlers, I count my blessings for only have one kid and love her even more for being old enough to wipe her own ass.
  • Using my Amazon Dash buttons fills me with glee.
  • Speaking of Amazon – anyone else have 2304923 things in their cart? I’m probably not going to buy them anytime this century but they are there waiting for me on the off-chance I find the money to get them.
  • My niece and I have a running streak in Snapchat because I’m the cool aunt.
  • I believe first impressions are important. But first food impressions are everything!
  • Sometimes going to the pool is difficult – I hate getting in a swimsuit – but my kid loves the pool AND I get a chance to judge the swingers club in my neighborhood. Oh yes – we have a swingers club. VERY entertaining. More about this later…
  • I’m obsessed with this game blackbox on my phone. It’s addicting.

 

These are my confessions.

My favorite things – November 2015

These are a few of my favorite things from November that I just had to share.

App: Spotify

UnknownI love my Spotify! I pay a small fee a month and can listen to all the music I want. AND – Spotify makes weekly mixes for me based on the music I’ve like and listen to. Also – they have new playlists for every day of the week and even by mood. I love Mood Booster Radio when I’m in a funk and Deep Focus when I’m working on a project at work.

Food: Corn Pudding 

Have you ever had corn pudding at City BBQ? It’s so frickin’ delicious. It’s like corn bread meets bread pudding but not in a gross way. This Thanksgiving I didn’t just want to make plan ol’ corn so I found this easy recipe for corn pudding on a Taste of Home. The directions were easy and the dish turned out great! Definitely going to be making it again and again throughout the winter.

Game: Mahjong

Totally retro, I know. But it’s relaxing and helps me clear my head sometimes when things are crazy. Great for a break at work or in the evening before bed. You can play online for free at the above link.

Household item: Tide Pods 

I will never do my laundry without Tide Pods. I tried them a while ago because they were a A1-gOVqi2GL._SY355_better deal than my usual liquid Tide. I did the math in the aisle at Target and figured the pods were a better bang for my buck. Then I got home and used them – LIFE CHANGING. They are so easy and I can teach my kid to do laundry now since there is no pouring involved. AND they make my clothes smell AMAZING. I will forever be doing laundry because my crew is notorious for putting anything and everything in the hamper. Pretty sure I will die in the laundry room but Tide Pods make my life easier so I love them. PS. I’ve found that the best deal for these is at SAMs Club. You get 120 pods for $24.98 (see above link).

cover170x170Music: 25 by Adele 

“Hello. Can you hear me?” I got that song stuck in your head, didn’t I? Who doesn’t love this woman? She’s amazing and her long awaited album is TO DIE FOR. If you don’t own this – go buy it now!

Store: Ollie’s Bargin Outlet 

Olliolliee’s is a better version of Big Lots – better brands, better prices. I’ve found the greatest little gifts for those random family members you have to buy for from there. And it’s all budget friendly and legit name brands. I think I’m going to go back and get teacher gifts from there too. Can’t beat a good deal!

 

Do you have some favorite things you would like to share? Comment below with your favorites or link to your favorite things post.