Ten things I love Sunday

Posted on | Sunday, February 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

I've decided to start something new on this blog (and maybe add a bit of consistency). Every week I will list ten things that I love/like/adore. They can be things I have known about for a while or something brand new that I am dying to share. I think it will be fun and exciting! That and I keep finding random things on the internet and this gives me the perfect excuse to share them with everyone. Enjoy!

1. Yellow Things

Up until recently I didn't like the color yellow. At all. It was too bright and made me look like I was jaundiced. I avoided the color for years. Then on a whim I decided to give yellow a second chance. Lo and behold I love it! I don't know what's changed, but it's quickly becoming one of my most favorite colors.

2. This Baby Porcupine Hedgehog

Look at this little fella! He is so cute! So freaking cute! I want one, I want a prickly little pet that I can dangerously snuggle and be overly smitten with. I would name him Rufus and we would be best friends for life.

3. This Picture

I love everything about this picture. The background looking almost magical and so vibrant, the navy dress, the hat (oh man, the hat is too perfect for words), her hair and how she pulls off wearing glasses AND having bangs so magnificently. Love love love.

4. Mixing Chilis and Chocolate

I recently decided to try chocolate infused with chilli powder. It was UH-MAZING. So I tried adding it to my home make cocoa. Sooo goooood. It adds a depth of warmth and tingles the back of your throat and warms your belly. I can't believe I never thought of pairing the two before; they are a match made in heaven.

5. Nail Polish

I used to paint my nails all the time. Crazy and vibrant colors like Key Lime and Butter Sunshine. I don't know what happened but for some reason I stopped. Last week out of boredom I took out my midnight blue and painted my nails. It was wonderful. Today they are teal and look like tiny gems that dance on my finger tips.

6. Faux-s'ghetti.

Who ever came up with this idea is awesome. Awesome. That is all.

7. These Shoes
If you don't love these there is something wrong with you. Or you are male. Or you hate heels and fashion. Because they are so fun and beautiful. They have a peacock feather painted on them! I can think of at least five occasions that would merit my wearing such a wonderful shoe.

8. Nuns Who Sing

Singing Nuns = Sound of Music. Sound of Music = The Best Movie Ever. Ergo, Singing Nuns = The Best Thing Ever. It's simple math, really.

9. Florence + The Machine

I have been listening to her album almost nonstop for the past month. I can't stay away from it. Every song is unique, just as she is. Some of the songs are angry and loud, some are light and full of joy that bursts forth. I can listen to her music and feel a whole range of emotions, it's incredible. It's on my Bucket List to see her in concert.

10. Fresh Fruit in the Winter
Is anyone besides me amazed when they go grocery shopping and see blueberries and kiwis and mangoes in the produce section? Mangoes!! In February! It's fascinating! The fact that I can buy these things fresh and not canned or frozen, it's like a little ray of sunshine in the middle of winter.


3 Responses to “Ten things I love Sunday”

  1. --Sharon
    February 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    (It's a hedgehog, not a porcupine.)

  2. Alisha
    February 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Dully noted and fixed. ;-)

  3. --Sharon
    February 20, 2011 at 3:27 PM


    I have a friend who sells them. They are adorable, but he cautions that they are very nocturnal, so they're lumps of prickles during the day and ready to play at 3:00 a.m.

    Come to think of it, that's pretty much my schedule!!!


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