Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited: March 2011 Edition

It's the 1st of the month!  And you know what that means.  It's time to get STUPID excited!!!!

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

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I've got *TEN* stupid exciting things for the month of March!  Let's get started, shall we?

*One*

Shamrock Shakes from McDonald's

Let's just start with the big daddy, shall we?  McDonald's Shamrock Shake.  The holy grail of milkshakes, available only around St. Patty's Day at participating McDonald's.  It's my favorite thing about March, and no, I'm not kidding.

*Two*

Lemonade Girl Scout Cookies

Oh, Lemonades.  This is the first year I have bought you, but I can already tell we are going to have a long, loving relationship.  Well, long in the 48-hour sense, since I plan to eat all of you before then.  I was a bit nervous when I chose you over Peanut Butter Patties this year and reduced my Thin Mints quota down to 3 boxes.  But after tasting you for the first time today, I know I made the right decision. YUM.

*Three*

"Wholesome Earth" Nail Polish by Sally Hansen (purchased at Target)

I've been really into dark nail polishes lately.  Black's a little too goth for me, so I tend towards the browns or really deep purples.  I'm loving this color from Sally Hansen..."Wholesome Earth."  Sounds like dirt, and kinda looks like dirt too in the bottle, but on my toes it is gorge.  As in gorge-ous, not a geologic gorge.  Let's just stay away from the dirt references, okay?

*Four*

Green Trench Coat from Kohl's 

This coat.  OMG, this coat.  I love it.  LOVE it.  I got it at Kohl's.  And yes, it's from the Lauren Conrad collection.  Don't judge me.  It's CUTE.  It's STUPID cute.  You know you want one for spring.

*Five*

Bradford Pear Trees from my Neighborhood

Oh, spring is so close I can almost taste it!  And my favorite part of spring is when the Bradford Pears start to bloom.  It only lasts about a weekend, but when it's here I feel like my neighborhood is a white floaty fairy land.  Can't wait for this year's bloom!

*Six*

Lean Cuisine Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls

I discovered these little babies when I was cruising the aisles of Super Target last month.  They had their free sample lady out and she said to me "Excuse me, but would you like to try a Lean Cuisine Garlic Chicken Spring Roll?"  And I said, "Why, yes I would, please," followed quickly by a "Where the hell have you guys been hiding these things?!"  I might have scared her a little.  Anyway, I really like these.  And the fact that they're Lean Cuisine?  Even bettah.  Not to be confused with buttah.  Because buttah and Lean Cuisine don't get along very well.

*Seven*

Bento Box at Hiro 88 

There is this awesome Japanese restaurant downtown in my city that has the BEST deal for lunch.  It's a bento box that includes miso soup, salad with that awesome carrot-whatever salad dressing, rice and your choice of 2 items.  I always get 2 California Rolls, but you can get other kinds of sushi, tempura, endamame, etc.  Do you know how much all this costs???  $8.88.  Uh, YEAH.  Sign me UP.  If you live in my town, check out Hiro downtown for lunch.  Maybe I'll see ya there!

*Eight* 

I just saw this documentary the other day and loved it.  LOVED.  Check it out.  It kind of confirms a lot of my beliefs about modern art.  Mainly that it's all a bunch of malarkey.  But also, that anything is possible.  And now I really want to know who Banksy is.

*Nine*

The iPad

Yeah, I know this isn't little.  But I am STUPID excited about it.  How in God's green earth did I live without an iPad before?????  Now I can't imagine life without it.

*Ten*

Boggle

Speaking of my iPad, my newest obsession on it is the app for Boggle.  Yes.  My husband bought me a super expensive electronic toy that can do incredible things....and I mainly use it to play Boggle.  Love me!

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And that's it for this month, folks!  Hope you enjoyed the March edition of LTTMMSE!

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31 comments:

Salt in Suburbia said...

I'm a total Boggle freak too! I'm kind of old school about it though... not sure if I'd like the electronic version :-)

Salt in Suburbia said...

Oh, and I made my first LTTMMSE list this month too! Here it is: http://saltinsuburbia.blogspot.com/2011/03/little-things-that-make-me-stupid.html

Nicole S. said...

downloading boggle right now! :)

Jen said...

I want that nail polish. That makes me excited.

Mama Jules said...

Shamrock Shakes and Girl Scout cookies - does it get much better than that?!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

With not working, I think I somehow missed out on Girl Scout cookies the past two years...now I know why I've been in a perpetual funk! I am making up for that now. I only bought two boxes, but I consumed the first (Samoas) in a day [there are only 15 cookies...that's really not many!]. I'm trying to be a bit more reserved with the Thin Mints, but only because I want ample time for them to chill in the freezer. :)

Those spring rolls look yummy! Not as yummy as that Bento box sounds, but I may have to check them out.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Girl Scout cookies AND that coat? You're rockin' March already.

Brandy@YDK said...

hilarious. march seems like a good month for you. Grayson gets way more use out of the ipad than me but I do love my netflix app

gringationcancun said...

Those spring rolls are calling my name!!

And oh my gosh, Lauren Conrad has the cutest clothing line! I'd be embarrassed to buy something from it, but they're so cute I'd do it anyway. You're not alone, girl!

sara said...

I think I have to go get that nail polish now. That color is right up my alley.

My BIL has an iPad and I covet it. But mostly because I love playing scrabble on it. I am such a nerd. :)

Krystyn said...

Man...that iPad is everywhere. I feel like I'm out of the loop.

And, the jacket is super cute.

Krista said...

Guurrrlll, clearly I've been gone too long, I'm JUST finding out you got a Pad?! DY-ING! Don't you LOVE?! It's crazy ridiculous how completely and totally awesome it is! Hundreds of dollars and pretty much all I play is Words with Friends (ie:free version of Scrabble) You MUST join WWF (no, do not become a wrestler) and we'll play together! I'm off to buy the LC coat (LOVE! SO Springy!), the spring rolls (hey, we're on a "Spring" theme here!) lemonade cookies (damn you Girl Scouts!)and downloading Boggle as we speak! Pad users unite!

Barbara Manatee said...

I had a Shamrock Shake the other day. I forgot how good they were! A friend of mine suggested asking them do fill the cup with 1/2 shamrock and 1/2 chocolate and said its like a Thin Mint! Haven't tried it but it sounds great!!

Speaking of girl scout cookies - Tagalongs are my weakness!

That is a cute coat - I just learned who the heck Lauren Conrad was yesterday. I never saw the show so I was clueless. But...the few things I've seen of hers are nice!

The pear trees are beautiful!!

Now excuse me while I run to the store to see if they have any of those spring rolls!!

Shauna said...

SWEET! I am new here! Hope you will come follow my blogs also :) Have a great day! Shauna

wonderchris said...

The blooms!!! So pretty.

Loved it!!

Sarah said...

I totally have to look for those Lean Cuisines. They look yummy.

And boggle was the first app I downloaded on my iPad. The best game by far!

Funny in My Mind said...

Last year I bought a box of lemonade cookies from one of my employees' kids. Then I asked him for 2 more boxes. This year I bought 7, yes 7. I am freezing them, if they last that long.
I don't know why I am not skinny......

Funny in My Mind said...

And I love my iPad.
And I really love that jacket.

Holly Ann said...

Oh, hells yeah on the Shamrock Shake!

Holly Ann said...

Just posted my list for the month. Thanks for hosting!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I have to give this shake a try and I am having an affair with my iPad because I'm super in love with mine too

Rebecca said...

I want an iPad, but I think I'll wait for the one with the camera!! So jealous that you have one though!

I love that coat...I wanted so badly not to like LC's stuff, but I just posted about my new shirt the other day...lovelovelove it!!!

Laura said...

I LOVE that coat! So super cute!!

I joined in this month: http://roadtorhythm.blogspot.com/2011/03/little-things-that-make-me-stupid.html

Dolli-Mama said...

I love Shamrock Shakes! So Yum!
I am a new follower. This is neat!

The Lane Family said...

I may not always comment but I LOVE your blog. I am so with you on the earth tone nail polishes they are just fun and rich in color and make you feel just a little "wild" :) I am also going to have to try out the Shamrock Milk Shake!!!

Amber said...

Love the trench coat!! Yes LC does have some cute things for sure--------lets' see what else...the Shamrock Shake made me lick my lips.....and I need to obviously try the Lean Cuisine rolls. (Hmm. 2 of my 3 favorite things you listed revolve around food. HAHAHA!!)

And PS! I somehow just saw your response now about how far you carried your boys---you ROCK! You're my idol. Right now at 23 weeks I wonder how the eff I can do this for much longer. Uncomfortable already! EEEEEK!!

championm2000 said...

As your newest follower, I have to say your blog and LTTMMSE make me super excited. I can't wait to read more and blog about my own LTTMMSE list...that will probably be late at night when I should be sleeping!

championm2000 said...

Okay, I'm back and have a list! http://mamemusings.blogspot.com/2011/03/little-things-that-make-me-stupid.html

Jenner said...

I'm a brand new follower and I think I'm going to love participating in LTTMMSE! You should make it into a blog hop event, so we can view every one else's posts, too.

Helene said...

I always love your Stupid Excited posts! I don't think I've seen those Lean Cuisine spring rolls at our grocery store. I'd be all over them if I could find them!!!

Love the jacket...it screams "Spring is in the air"!!

Jenner said...

http://jennerspeaks.blogspot.com/2011/03/little-things-that-make-me-stupid.html

Here is mine! :)