Thursday, July 8, 2010

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Target.  And while there, I purchased a ridiculously cute sparkly black flower hair pin.  I love it.

Then I came home and wanted to discuss it with my husband.

As I prattled on about how I discovered it in a little bin hanging on the accessory wall in a place where you'd never expect to find hair pins and how it was so super cute and only $5.99 which may have been a little pricey for a hair pin but I never buy hair pins for myself so I just went for it and blah blah blah, my husband's eyes glazed over and I swear I caught him watching baseball over my shoulder.

And I realized what I needed even more than a $5.99 hair pin:  a captive audience.

And thus, I have decided to create a new little feature here on my blog:

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited

Now, let me make clear that I am not hawking or reviewing products here.  Nobody's paying me or providing me with anything.  My google page rank is way too low for that.  I'm just using my blog as an outlet to exclaim over and dissect little materialistic things that make me ridiculously excited.  And maybe along the way, you'll find something that makes you stupid excited too.

It's like Oprah's Favorite things.  If Oprah was really cheap. And loved to shop at Kohl's.

So here we go, the first ever semi-regular edition of "Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited" (and by "semi-regular" I mean "when the mood strikes me").

* One *


The sparkly barrette that started it all.  This one is such a hidden gem, I couldn't even find a picture of it on Target's website, so I had to take my own pic via cell phone.  The picture does not do it justice, mainly because I hardly even got it in the picture.  But blame Scott for that, since he said I was distracting him while we drove to dinner.  And then he wouldn't even take a picture of me himself because he said he was busy watching the road or some nonsense like that.


* Two *

Chicken Scallopine, courtesy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks.  Holy crap, is this recipe good.  And super easy to make, too!  I made it when Scott's brother and sister-in-law were in town, and everybody scraped their plates.  I only made one slight tweak to the recipe.  I added a little extra heavy cream.

Oh no, she di'int!  

Oh yes.  I did.
* Three *

Something that you may not know about me is that I am a total klutz.  It is ridiculous.  I run into things, I trip over things, I drop things, etc. etc. and so on and so forth.  I also spill everything.  There isn't a container full of liquid anywhere that I haven't spilled.

Cup of water?  Spilled it.

Can of diet coke?  Spilled it.

Glass of white wine?  Spilled it, refilled it and then spilled it some more.

So when I discovered this bad boy at Bed Bath & Beyond, it was love at first sight.  Scott calls it my "adult sippy cup", and I am not ashamed.  Well, maybe a little ashamed, but at least I'm not ashamed while scrubbing white wine out of my carpet.

* Four *

My mom discovered these just last week.  She gave me a bite of hers, and I thought I died and went to heaven.  Then, when she came over to babysit the night Scott and me and my sparkly hair pin went out to dinner, she brought me another one that I could have all to myself.  I took one bite and saved the rest for later.

Except then she fed the rest to Ashley.

While munching away, Ashley said to my mom, "Mommy's gonna be mad."

My daughter knows me well.

* * *

And that's all I've got for today, folks.  Hope you enjoyed this first edition - and if you didn't, well, my husband says there's a really good baseball game on.  Maybe that will be more to your liking.  ;-)


P.S. I'm also linking up for Follow Me, Chickadee Friday and Friday Follow this week! Also Friendly Friday and Blog Hop Friday.  Good gravy, there's a lot of Friday link-ups out there!  Welcome anyone who stops by!



Belle said...

I like. :)

Jen said...

Ok, so I now need to go out and get/make all of your favorite things!

Regina said...

Love it. I think it is so wonderful when little things bring us ridiculous joy!!!

liz said...

I love your sense of humor, Megan. And I love your sparkly hair pin. Target ROCKS!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Target is pretty fab. Is it purplier here again? Sorry - got distracted. I love a good 3 Musketeers spin off. Is this something that would be good frozen?

Anonymous said...

I think I might get that adult sippy cup for hubby. You will not believe how many coffee spills I've found (and cleaned) in both cars because he wants to drive and drink his coffee on his way to work.

Daisygirl said...

Following from Chickadee...oh my gosh I love your mommy sippy cup!!!!

Steph said...

Hey hey! :) Following you back from Chickadee Friday!!

I love a lot of stupid things. I nearly had a heart attack when I went into Goodwill a few months ago and found a brand new (factory sealed in the plastic AND the boc) Britax carseat for $45. And I get stupid excited when I find pictures frames on the cheap, too! :)

Cheryl said...

I love this! And? I think I'm going to love those 3 musketeers thingies!

Xenia said...

Your excitement in this post is contagious! I love it! Of course now I want a candy bar, but whatever.

Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday this week, we're glad you did! Have a great weekend :)

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Ok first?

The sparkly flower is adorable!!

Second? I LOVE this! I get so excited over little things too and my husband does not listen!! You should start a linky, LOL!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Oh, and new follower from Follow Me Chickadee! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hello. Found you on ff, following from EcoModern Mom. Have a great weekend!

I get super excited over little things too. :)

Stacey @

My New Life As Mom said...

Oh my dear heavens! I think I'd like to do the same thing some time soon! What a great idea!

Janna said...

It is the little things in life that make us happy! I have a Starbucks cup just like it...and I love it!

Have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

If you put wine in that cup, you are my hero!

cfoxes33 said...

I have got to have that sippy cup! What a great blog!

Sadia said...

Okay, when I eat my weight in those Three Musketeers, guess who'll be held responsible for the loss of my recently found waist! You, that's who.

MollyinMinn said...

Love this. And believe me, I was totally nodding and looking you in the eyes the entire time!

TV's Take said...

Ahh the husbands glazed over look. I think some are born with that. Following you from Friendly Fridays. Have a great weekend!

wonderchris said...

This post was stupid awesome!!! :)

I love that clip - LOVE IT!!!

Happy weekend to you!

Krystyn said...

Whenever they are clean, I use our Tervis Tumblers with the lid, for the very same reason.

And, your hair clip is way cute.

Duchess said...

I want one of those cups - I keep pricing them in Target! So glad someone else likes them :0) The Pioneer Woman is awesome too :0)

Happy Friday

Brandy said...

i love this post! I've never seen the adult sippy cup. But I greatly disagree with the 3 musketeers truffles - they have a weird aftertaste.

WhitneyB99 said...

Hey, I love your blog- love the owls in the header especially! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow!

BranderPaul said...

In case you didn't realize.. you have now topped the "450" followers mark... when you hit 500, we are SOOOO going out to dinner. Where the sparkly hair pain--LOVE IT! :)

See you soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Following you on follow friday! I love the idea of this kind of feature :)

thriftymomma said...

I love your idea of little things that make me stupid excited. You should make it a weekly theme for others to contribute to. Paula
I am a new follower

Victoria said...

hah my husband is like that too! And your hair pin is super cute!

I'm your newest follower from follow me chickadee Fridays :)


Ms. Understood said...

LOL @ the adult sippy cup. Hey whatever works. Like you said, you're not scrubbing wine out of anything. :) I find myself talking to my husband and he gets that far away look in his eyes like his planning his fantasy sports team and not listening, LOL.

heavenisabookstore said...

What a fun post! I love the barrette! I'm looking up the recipe in my book and I will have to pick up some of those candies to try. Thanks.

Lauren P. said...

OMG i *love* those Copco cups! Do you have their coffee cup? I'm addicted to using mine nowadays! Great sparkly clip as well I might add! ;) (added u to my blogroll!)

Krissy said...

That hair pin IS gorgeous!! I'd brag too. Even if no one was listening!

Following you from Friendly Friday Follow!! Hopefully you can stop by my blog and do the same!

Helene said...

The hair pin is worthy of a mention!! My husband would totally pull a "fades to black" look with me too if I started raving on and on about a hair pin. Men just don't appreciate that stuff. Yet they want us to get all excited when they reach another level on Mario Bros on the Wii. Lame.

You always make me you and your blog...and your sparkly hair pin of course.

Anonymous said...

1. The fact that you used the word "prattle" means I now officially love you.

2. You said you're going to add more heavy cream means I am now officially obsessed with you.

3. I have two "adult" sippy cups, in case I break the first one, so now we're officially sour sisters.

4. I posted last week about my 10 mostest favoritest summertime things right now, so we're clearly connected by sisterly ESP or something

5. This comment now makes me you're #1 stalker. Congratulations