Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Few Favorite Things

I miss Oprah. I know it's kinda weird. I didn't even watch it everyday, but once in a while at 4:00, I would start getting stuff ready for dinner and turn it on in the background.  What I did try to catch though was her Favorite Things show. Lots of cool goodies.  Everyone has their own favorite things right?  Something you got on sale, or given to you as a gift, or bought on vacation.  It doesn't even have to be expensive either.  So in honor of Oprah, how about sharing a few of your favorite things with other bloggers?  Like a favoritethingalong? Right.  I will start.......

I know. It's a cardboard box.  But it's not just any cardboard box.  It's an EMPTY cardboard box.  Because I ate everything that was in it.  This is my CSA box that I get every other week full of fresh organic fruits and vegetables from local farms in my area.  If your not familiar with how Consumer Sustained Agriculture works go to Local Harvest and check out their site.  It's like getting a present delivered to your front door (fun!) full of fresh food.  The produce so far has been amazing.  An example of what I got this week: Sweet yellow Gypsy peppers (they were sooo good),  strawberries, avocados, heirloom tomatoes, carrots, bok choy, cilantro, lettuce and a juicy melon. Good stuff.

Now something to go with all that food.  This bottle of Pinot was $3.99. That's right. $3.99. It was at Trader Joes and we bought it for my daughter's graduation party. And it was good. So good we went back and bought more.  It went really well with a big hunk of cheese I got at Costco, which is all gone and so is the wrapper otherwise I would be including it here as well. Moving on.
Two things here.  First the glass on the left.  That's not glass.  It's some kind of hard plastic, with a hard plastic straw.  Which means you can use it, wash it, and use it again.  I love this thing.  It goes with me in the car, out to the pool ( no broken glass to worry about!), and into the sewing room.  I accidentally knocked it over on my sewing table and only a little dribbled out through the straw. Phew.  You can get these everywhere.   I got mine at the grocery store.  The tea on the right is Passion flavor by TAZO.  I used to get this at Starbucks, but now I buy it by the tin and make my own at home.  There is no caffeine or sweetener in it, so do your own thing.  And you can re-use the cute little tin for stashing things!

Yes this is the beginning of a granny blanket made with Stylecraft special DK, using the pattern by the famous Lucy from Attic 24.  I finally started one.  And it's fun. And the yarn is great!  Thank you Lucy!  I looked all over the internet and my local yarn shops to find a DK weight yarn with lots of color choices and prices that compare with Stylecraft.  Nothing.  At least not in the U.S.  If you know of a local product, let me know.  However until then I'm getting this from Deramores.  They ship free to the U.S. and their prices are good and considering it is coming from across the pond, they are pretty quick too!
By the way, these are my own opinions and I have not received endorsements from any of the above mentioned products. Heck, I'm a new blogger, they don't even know I exist.
What are some of your favorite things?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lynne - just found your blog - I am considering starting one of my own - a place to record stuff I make and observe - anyway I am always on the look out for California bloggers, being a California (oakland) gal myself with a daughter near your area - my favorite things? - easy - a plastic thingy I can put over the outflow in my ancient tub that allows me to soak in a deep hot bubble bath - 3 pears white wine - I but it 3 at a time when I find it - planting flowers - a husband who remembers to water for me - and so on...


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