This week I have found three new favorite things. My life is pretty simple, but the more simplified I can get it the better. Following Fly Lady's advice, I have been getting rid of lots of junk around here lately and finding that I can finally breathe again (well, at least in some rooms). The garage has become a dumping ground though. I can only face it a few moments a day when I try to just focus on one square foot (did I mention it's BAD in there?) at a time. Sometimes just that square foot will take me fifteen minutes because there's so much crud in there. My goal is to recognize that most of this crud is just "stuff" and we really don't need that much "stuff" in our lives.
Anyway, in the midst of this, I have found three "stuffs" that make me happy and so I will keep them.
The first are my Conair jumbo hot rollers. There is something so comforting about rolling my head with hot rollers and wandering around doing morning chores knowing I will have a voluminous head of volumized curls at the end of it. They do not last long because my hair doesn't like to hold curl, but it gives a finished look even to my eventually flat hair and therefore I love them.
The second are these great jeans I got from Old Navy. I never have bought one of those advertised Old Navy items of the week because I simply detest their advertisements most of the time. I don't want to be one of those people who buys into the sensationalized marketing gimmicks. But last week, they were advertising kids jeans for $9 and women's jeans for $19. Can't beat that!
I have not bought new jeans in at least three years. But lately I am right smack in the middle between big-fat-pregnant-sized Tara and back-to-normal-medium-sized Tara so I thought, what the heck? And I loooooooooove them. I have never had a jean fit so well. And there's none of that peek-a-boo in the back either! I spent all morning worrying I was going to have to send them back. Then I finally tried them on and almost shed a tear at the perfection I beheld. I even ran out to show Scott. (I think he was not nearly as impressed as I).
The jean is "The Goddess" from Old Navy. Shop here.
And finally, I found this broccoli salad mix in a bag at Costco. It serves 10---or me. I added a can of salmon for Omega-3's and it was sooooo delicious. It has bacon bits and little crunchies and a delicious (I'm sure fattening) dressing and cranberries...oooo it is soo good. Did I mention it was good? And it has to be better for me than chocolate cake I'm thinking.
Just a few things that make me happy. What little things and "stuffs" make you happy?