Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kara's Favorite Things

As a special request from one of my loyal blog readers - here is a list of Kara's favorite things! I wish I could say that I am giving them all to you - just for being my wonderful readers! And then that we were going on a trip to Hawaii at the end {cue the confetti and screams of joy}, but alas, I am just sharing some things I love, just to share. Maybe you will find something in here you love too! And please share a comment of something that you love...Or don't. Keep reading in total anonymity. Whatever you like.

1. My dog, Punky. I know you can't buy this one, but she's do damn cute you have no idea. Ridiculous. Greatest dog ever.

2. Lululemon Groove workout pants. I love them. I live in them. I would give my dog for them. Well maybe not, but maybe my husband. kidding. They are life changing workout pants. And they make your butt look amazing. And who doesn't need an amazing looking butt?   And gents...they have fantastic men's pants too. It's not just for the ladies.

3. La Croix Lime water. mmmmm. Cold lime La Croix water. I gave up soda several years ago, because it just didn't seem like it could possibly be good for me. I know there is a lot of controversy on weather it is bad or not, but there is no research to say it is GOOD. So, as Jeremy would say, "There are enough risks out there in the world...don't add another one". But this stuff is a great substitute.

4. Cetaphil Facewash and lotion. My friend Rachel says that I am a delicate flower, and just about everything bothers my skin. I get rashes from everything, break out with an ounce of scent and generally have skin not made for general life. So, I stick to Cetaphil, and this delicate flower stays in good shape.

5. Braeburn apples. So lately there are all of these fancy fruits in the world. First there were grapples, Pluots, Graperines, whatever, it's all a little crazy. And now, the new thing is the world's most genetically modified apple. It's a bit nuts. I think next year they will come out with an apple that flosses my teeth after I am done eating it. So I stick to my old standby, the Braeburn apple. Delish, and normal. Without a peach sticking out of the side of it.

6. The Room and Board outlet. So it's not so much a 'thing' more of a place, but I love it. You can find Jeremy and I on many a Saturday morning, waiting outside for the store to open. Highly discounted designer Room and Board furniture? YES. Sign me up! I'm sure I can fit an 8 foot dining room table in my mini-SUV. Totally.

7. Benjamin Moore paint. Yes, I'm a dork, but I love it. They make the best paint, and have the best colors. Check out the new Benjamin Moore Affinity collection. Pretty! Love!

8. Design*Sponge - now that I am in the home building, home living stage of my life, I am re-interested in all things home design related. I love this website. It has great ideas, and tons of eye candy relating to design:

9. Cakeballs. Only the yummiest thing to hit the dessert world in ages. Delicious. Totally un-nutritious, but amazing. I love the cake balls. They are fun. Fairly easy to make. Adorable. Did I mention delicious? Recipe?

10. The poster above. It sits in my office. I look at it about every 10 seconds. I need to. One of my vendors loved it so much that she made me 6 parody posters of my lifeline poster. Examples include...Make resolutions
Break Immediately

Wear Saldals
Pretend It's Warm

Eat Candy
Regret decision

So...the combination of my 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster, with the parody, keeps me reasonably relaxed and refraining from calling my assistant in with my crisis du jour.

So those are my top 10 favorite things right now. What are yours? Leave a comment with your favorite things!


Jo said...

What a great post! How ever did you think of this? We currently share about 5 of the favorite things! Thanks for sharing, Kara!

Greta Hanson said...

Ooh! I have a Keep Calm and Carry On water bottle that I carry with me to all of me meetings as a reminder to take a deep breath! :)

Cory said...

OMG...those cakeballs look like heaven. I'm getting my wife to make me these. :)

Great blog post!