For those of you new to my blog, "Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited" is a feature I post on the first day of each month. It's like Oprah's Favorite things - if Oprah was really cheap. And loved to shop at Kohl's.
Now, let me make clear that I am not hawking or reviewing products here. Nobody's paying me or providing me with anything. LTTMMSE is just a little outlet for me to exclaim over and dissect little materialistic things that make me ridiculously excited. Sidenote: It doesn't take much, people.
Grab the button below and link on up in the comments if you want to make your own list! I'd love to read what makes you STUPID excited too!! And if you'd like to see my past lists, they're all linked up on my LTTMMSE page.
Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited
I've got *TEN* stupidly exciting things for the month of February! Let's get started, shall we?
Um, hi. I got these GloDoodle thingies on a whim for Aidan and Owen for Christmas this year, and OMG they are only like the coolest thing EVER. It's kinda like a magnadoodle, except you draw with the attached pen (or your finger works too) on a clear board and it shows up in neon. You can change colors from green to red to yellow, and then erase it all with the push of a button. I have no idea how it works. It's just plain magic.
It came with these 3-D glasses and cards that you can stick underneath it to trace, but my boys pay no attention to those features. They just free-hand it. But you know what my favorite thing about this toy is? The boys take them to bed, and they act as a little transition to sleepy time/night-light toy. Boys in bed + lights off + glo-doodles activated = mommy relief.
Sally Hansen makes a french manicure PEN! And nobody told me! Yes, I am stupidly excited about this! My nails look fabulous and I did it all myself! I found it at Target!
While we're on the subject of nails, I also found this Nail Artist Paint and Stencil Kit by Kiss at Target. It comes with little stencil sticker thingies and three different polishes with a super fine brush to paint the stencils on. So far I've used it twice and thought it worked great both times. Pedicure schmedicure! Now I can have cute feet for way cheaper than what a pedicure costs.
Boxed Sugar Cookies from Target
Is anyone else as addicted to these things as I am? I looooove them. L-O-V-E love them. I bought 30 of them to hand out as "birthday treats" for Aidan and Owen's birthday celebration at preschool yesterday (which OMG, they are turning FOUR. Stay tuned for a post about that.), but preschool got snowed out. Oh, darnit. WHAT am I going to do with 30 sugar cookies???? What could I possibly do with them...hmm hmm hmmmmmmmmm. I mean, I can't let them go to waste, now can I? No, of course not. I simply must eat them. There's nothing else to be done.
The things I do for my kids, I tell you.
"Watch Now" Documentaries on Netflix
Okay, I know I'm kinda cheating on this one because I had Netflix on last month's list of LTTMMSE, but I just couldn't help myself. I know I already talked about the "watch now" feature through the Wii and how I've been watching loads of documentaries, but I wanted to mention a few of them by name. Oh, how I love a good documentary. In fact, I wanted to be a documentary filmmaker once upon a time - true story. Anyways, if you're a nerd like me and like a little non-fiction in your movie repertoire, check some of these out and let me know what you think.
Man on Wire (Wow. Just...wow.)
Dear Zachary: A Letter to A Son About His Father (WARNING: This one is sad. I mean, it about killed me it was so sad. Watch it at your own risk.)
Babies (Loved this.)
I've got about a million others in my instant queue that I haven't gotten around to watching, like The Cove, Grey Gardens, Radio Bikini.... Anyone have any other recommendations for me?
Elie Saab Spring Collection
Now going in a completely different direction, I got stupid excited when I saw Elie Saab's spring collection. Now, I am not a fashion maven. I don't even know who Elie Saab is. But I know that these dresses are gorgeous. I want them. I want to be in a movie and win an Academy Award just so I can wear one of these dresses. Maybe I could just wear one while I *watch* the Academy Awards on the couch in my family room. Can you get Elie Saab at Kohl's? ;-)
Even though I grew up and live in the midwest now, I did spend 4 years living in California when I was in college. And there are two things I miss tremendously about California. The beach, you ask? The ocean? The weather?
1. In n' Out; and
2. Jamba Juice
So imagine my hysterical excitement when my mom called me the other day having spotted Jamba Juice smoothie mixes in the freezer aisle of Super Target. I almost spontaneously combusted, no joke. Now, the recipe on the back says to mix it with apple juice, but I use skim milk instead for a less sugary version. I've tried the Razzmatazz and Strawberries Wild so far, and I give a slight edge to the Strawberries Wild. Yum.
My kids get dry, red, chapped skin in the winter on their faces. For awhile I was doing aquaphor and vaseline and stuff b/c when I think chapped face, I think barrier ointment. But then the pharmacist at Super Target recommended that we use this stuff instead, and now I bow down to the god of Cetaphil. It's amazing and works like a dream on their skin. I use it to moisturize my hands too and it does a great job.
Ashley painted this picture during free-time at preschool the other day. When I asked her what it was, she said "It's a polar bear dreaming of hearts." God, I love that kid.
You know, I loved 'Hey There Delilah' as much as the next person, but that song didn't hold a candle to this follow-up by the Plain White T's. I love this song. Love. Everytime it comes on the radio, I do a little happy dance.
And there you have it! Hope you enjoyed the February edition of LTTMMSE!