Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ooooh! I want that!

I'm a sucker for commercials. I'll see one for something as random as oven cleaner and think, “Oooh, I want that!” This got me to thinking about the many things I often find myself wanting. I know, it’s a waste not-want not world these days, but I can’t help myself.

I want that!

This is the perfect example – and the reason I thought to write this post – I saw the Lollipop Dell commercial for the new Mini laptop and said to Cor, “Oooh, I want that bitty pink computer. It’d be perfect for when I travel!” It’s only 2.5 pounds!

These loves have been on my wish list for six months now (since Christmas). Sadly, they're always on back order. ALWAYS! Come on, Pottery Barn! Give me a break and make more of these so that I can give one a happy hoot home.

It’s only a matter of time before I can enjoy this manmade wonder in my own town. (In-n-Out is coming to Draper soon.) In the meantime, I’m left wanting this Cali goodness.
I had the pleasure of test driving this handy little camera with the fantastic zoom and extra large preview screen, and boy howdy is it nice. It's just looking for a permanent home in my purse.

I love my pups. I do. But I’m a cat person at heart. And I’m especially fond of orange neens (Meg-speak for “cats”). Alas, my DH is allergic, which means my orange neen shall remain on my “Want” list.

I love red and I love sweaters, making this Anthropologie beauty a must.

I’m a bird nerd and Fossill’s number one fan—match made in heaven here!

How delightful is this new paper from Cosmo Cricket? Definitely a want.

I’m told this Hawaiian shave (that’s “shave,” not “shaved”) ice from Matsumoto Shave Ice is the king snow cone. Well, I L-O-V-E me a good snow cone, and I plan on bowing before this king sometime in my lifetime.

My love of snow cones and burgers leaves me wanting/needing this new Wii game. How would it be to have abs like hers?

As you likely know, supporting breast cancer causes is something near and dear to my heart. As you may also know, I’m a big Ford Mustang fan. So, when I saw that Ford released a Mustang that supports breast cancer, I was intrigued. And when I saw that it had pink incorporated, I was hooked! I SO want this. Of course, more than any of these things, I want a cure for cancer. One day…

So, what’s on your list of wants? You can leave me a comment or maybe you can post a list of wants of your own and leave me the link. Wait. Did I just start my own blog challenge? I think I did. Uh oh. What next? Chain e-mails? ;) Seriously though, I’d love to know what you’re wanting these days. You might say I want to know.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Good & Good for You!

Lookin’ for delicious doughnuts? Do I really have to ask? Who doesn’t love frosted, fried dough delights? Especially when they’re as pretty as these?

I got these pink beauties to celebrate Nat’l Pink Day a few weeks back, and they tasted as good (if not better) than they looked.

Wait. What’s this? One of the doughnuts came with a bite taken out of it?!? Who would do such a thing? Okay, so I was trying to wait for Cor to get home from work before indulging, but I just couldn’t resist sampling. I left the mystery bite unexplained with Cor, so please don’t spill the beans.

For my readers outside of UT, I apologize for teasing, but I couldn't resist sharing the source of these local yums. Do you have a favorite snack shack in your town (doughnuts, snow cones, cupcakes, etc.)? If so, I'd love to read about it here. I'm always looking for new tasty hot spots to visit, both here at home and on the road. Please, drop me a comment and tell me all about it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Celebrating Freedom, Lake City Style

Happy Fourth of July from Lake City, Colorado! Cor and I are here, enjoying the festivities with our family. There’s something to be said for celebrating in a small town. For some reason, it feels more patriotic and all-American. Probably because I can’t step out the front door without hearing laughter, music and celebration. It all started this morning with a parade.

As a former band nerd, I'm always drawn to the musical acts, and this float of performers did not dissapoint.

One of the best parts of the parade is all of the candy that's thrown. Here's Mom in mid-catch. Let's hope it's bubble gum in that hot little hand of hers.

Don't forget to stand and acknowledge the flag as it passes you by today (and always). We were a bit saddened by all those who failed to stand at attention as our nation's symbol made its way down the parade route. Are people really that disrespectful these days?

Like so many others in town, we parked our pickup along side the route and set up our chairs to watch the show. We really didn't have to, however, as the parade lines up right in front of Mom and Pop's house to get started, which is a fun thing to see out the front window.

You can’t turn a corner here without seeing someone decked out in the colors of our flag. Naturally, Cor and I were right there with them. (Yes, his Yankees shirt counts, despite what many around here may say.)

I even whipped out my beads and made a few necklaces to help us dress the part.

I made this one for Schmom to wear.
I'm sporting this one, made with red, white and blue glass beads.
And, this chubby R, W & B bird is cut from a cute line of American Crafts paper and placed behind a glass pebble.

Maybe next year I’ll take my wears to the Lake City Craft Show—a fun little gathering of creative peeps.

And what’s the Fourth of July without some B-I-N-G-O? Sadly, we didn’t win, but we sure had a good time-o!

We plan on concluding this beautiful day under a night sky of color. Boom boom pow!

However you choose to celebrate the birthday of our nation (my US readers, that is), I hope you have a wonderful time letting freedom ring!

Happy 4th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Free is Good!

Happy July, y’all! I thought I’d welcome this, our hottest month of the year, with a few hot deals. Consider it my summertime gift to you. I know, I know, my generosity is too much at times. ;)

Here’s a nummy way to cool down as the temperature goes up. Jamba Juice has a buy-one-get-one-free deal through July 12. Plus, they have a promotion right now where you can check their website for the word of the day to get $1 off a smoothie. Fun! Thanks, PK, for sharing the love.

And, the longer days likely mean you’ll be taking more photos, so why not get a few them printed for free? Riteaid is offering 15 free digital prints with the purchase of 50. Hurry, this offer ends July 4.

Enjoy the deals!