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January Favorites

As promised (er, threatened)…a non-recipe post!  I know January is still in its infancy, but here are a few of my favorite things this month:

1.  favorite nail polish:  Poppyfield by CND, available from Amazon
My sister Holly and I got each other this for Christmas. Totally unplanned. I love when that happens! The color is lovely, and it falls right in step with Pantone’s color of the year, Tangerine Tango! {photo from}

2.  favorite daily blog read:  Reading (and Chickens)
I laugh out loud every time I read Shalini’s hilarious blog. If you have chickens or children or a sense of humor, you’ll enjoy it too. {graphic from Reading (and Chickens)}

3.  favorite book:  The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Ok, so technically this is the only book I’ve read so far this month, but I’m pretty sure it would be my favorite even if I’d read a dozen. It’s about a girl, and a boy, and a horse, and some other horses that come out of the ocean and eat people, and a tiny island somewhere near Ireland (maybe), and lots of life and death situations.  Really good! {photo from}

4.  favorite recipe I discovered on Pinterest:  Lemon Garlic Spaghetti from i nom things
My whole family loved this–husband, small child, smaller child.  It was absolutely amazing and super easy to boot! It is on The List of things to have for dinner now. {photo used with permission from}

5.  favorite goal for 2012:  Handling the laundry situation better
Up until now, I’ve always tried to do all of the laundry in one giant laundry-fest each week. Basically the entire day is spent doing laundry, and it blows! I just cannot do it anymore! I’m trying to do a load each night now, and I’ve ordered two of these rather attractive laundry sorters to help me out. Underwear, towels, lights, and darks. Baby gets his own laundry night. We’ll see how it goes.  I’m actually ridiculously excited about it; isn’t that sad?! {photo from}

6.  favorite perfume: I Want Candy by Tokyo Milk
For a really long time now, my mom has given all of us girls the perfume of our choice for Christmas each year.  I have a ridiculously hard time with this gift.  I end up taking most years’ perfumes back and exchanging them, even though I chose the fragrance. It’s not that I’m picky, it’s that most perfumes don’t smell good on me after 5 minutes! One notable exception:  I Want Candy. I would never actually drink it, but sometimes I feel like I want to. It smells like raspberries and deliciousness. {photo from}

2 thoughts on “January Favorites

  1. A few years ago, I started doing one load of laundry a day and while it is a giant pain to have laundry to do EVERY DAY, it only takes a few minutes of folding and it has really saved my weekend. Highly recommend!

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