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. And now that Oprah's off the air...well, let's just say I'm glad LTTMMSE can fill the hole in our collective heart that's been left behind. ;-)
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* stupid exciting things for the month of August! Oh, girl.
"Shrimpo de Gallo" Recipe by The Pioneer Woman
Oh.My.Word. This is sooooooo freaking delicious!! You all know The Pioneer Woman's recipes are the bomb, so click on over to her site to get the nitty gritty details. One change I made - I didn't chop up the shrimp. And, instead of using it as a dip, we used it as a filling in tortillas. So basically I made shrimp tacos with it. It was so fresh and tasty! Perfect summer recipe.
I bought this stuff on a whim a couple months back, and you know what, I really like it! I don't just use it for under eyes - I also use it as a concealer on the rest of my face, and dare I say it, I think it works better than anything else I've ever bought concealer-wise. Check it out!
"Little Things" App for iPad
This app. Ugh, this app. I have a love/hate relationship with it because it is so damn addictive! It's a seek and find game and trust me, you can play it for hours. HOURS. The kids like it too. Although sometimes it can be difficult explaining what a "jerry can" and "shuttlecock" are.
Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry's. Peanut Butter Cups. STUPID delicious.
Ice Cream Cones
You know how when you grow up you're supposed to start liking sugar cones and waffle cones and fancier ice cream receptacles?
Not me. Give me the plain old kid cone. I love 'em. Put a little scoop of mint chip in there and you've got one happy lady on your hands.
Tomato Sandwiches (image credit)
Mmmm, tomato sandwiches. Nothing says summer to me quite like a home grown tomato, sliced, salted and stacked on bread with lots of mayo. Yum-me.
You know, I don't have much time to edit my pictures. Which is why I heart Picasa and Picnik so, so, so much. They are both so easy to use and have great features. I fixed up the above picture in about 5 minutes. Not a big difference, but enough to make it blog worthy I think. Picasa is free, and most of the features on Picnik are too. But I did buy a premium account on Picnik ($25 a year, I think?) because you do get a few cool extra features. It's pretty nice if you don't have Photoshop and want to do a little clean up on your pics before posting them!
And that's all for LTTMMSE this month, peeps! Hope you enjoyed it!