Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Favorites of 2009....

I had plans to do a whole week of Favorites blog posts (favorite photos, favorite scrapbooking products, favorite stamps, etc), but looking at my DT schedule for the next couple of weeks, the whole blog here is booked so I may just slide these in at random days so that I have double-post days...

I thought that it might be fun to share some of my favorite general-product discoveries from this year. These are not in any specific order, although they are numbered...


No, I didn't just discover amazon this year, but what I did just discover this year was their recommendations tab. When you purchase books from amazon, it starts to build a recommendation database based upon what you have bought. I have found some fabulous books this way this year that I never would have discovered otherwise. I LOVE this feature and is even a fun way to kill an afternoon when I can't get into the real bookstore to browse....

screenshot of today's recommendations for me


Ben and I have been working out to Beachbody workouts ever since he came back from Iraq in 2008. In January of this year, we began doing Chalene Xtreme and I fell in love with the interval workout that she had on there which is more of an aerobic style workout. Something that Ben doesn't really enjoy so I decided to do her TurboJam workouts when he deployed. I LOVE these...they are so much fun. It truly is not a hardship to stop my day and do them!!!

I discovered this scent this year from Bath & Body works. It is feminine without being fruity or too heavy. It is my new everyday go-to scent. I use both the lotion and body spray almost everyday.

This is my haircolor now. It's a stay-at-home coloring system, but it is the first one that I have ever found that colors the grey and the grey STAYS COLORED...FOREVER!! The highlight system also gives it a really natural-looking shade of auburn that doesn't get those purplish shades that a lot of reds give to brunettes.

I bet you didn't see this one coming did you? hehe! These are one of my favorite new snacks of 2009. They are super thick and creamy and at only 100 calories...a pretty guilt-free snack. I haven't tried it yet, but I am betting these will be amazing frozen. I just have to stop eating them and put some in the freezer before they are all gone.

This was my DVD discovery thanks to netflix's recommendation system. This was a mini-series on ITV (UK). It is so, so good!!! After watching my netflix version of it, I immediately got online and ordered myself the dvd so I could watch it anytime I want. It's about a modern-day-girl in England who is obsessed with Darcy from Pride&Prejudice to the point where real life just doesn't match up. She ends up changing places with Elizabeth Bennett through her bathroom wall and going into the story. It's totally entertaining, poignant, and enchanting. If you love Pride & Prejudice, I guarantee you will LOVE this movie!!!!


I will admit, this is a series that I did not pick up on my own (and probably never would have because of the demon aspect.) I received the first book (which happened to be book 3 in the series) through a blog giveaway. Read it and immediately ordered the first 2 in the series and book 4 (which comes out in Jan) is already on pre-order. These books are amazing!!! Definitely my favorites from the whole year (and I have easily read 150-200 books this year.) This world is so well-thought out with amazing character development. Miss Ione is an INCREDIBLE writer!!! warning: they are VERY spicy, but if you like that I would say that you NEED THESE BOOKS on your bookshelf!

This is a new product which I just picked up a couple of weeks ago, but I am already sold on how good it works. I'll be honest, I am not much of a moisturizer user, but with winter's arrival, I found myself needing some help so I picked up this product. Not only does it moisturize without feeling heavy, but it really does even out your skin tones. As I have gotten older, I have had some issues with ruddiness, but after putting this on, it looks like I have applied foundation (it is completely untinted too.) I should also note that I have VERY sensitive skin and have not had ANY problems with using Neurtogena products.



I am a stay at home mom and pretty much live in tee's. This year I discovered that Old Navy offers tees in Tall sizes online. I don't need tall sizes (I am 5'6"), but I like the extra length that these give you in the torso and esp. in the long sleeve versions. I LOVE having my tees just a bit longer in the arm length. So comfy!!!


I hope that you enjoyed this little visit of my favorite products of 2009. I will have another list posted sometime in the next couple of days!


6 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is a lot of good finds and nothing to do with stamping. How did you have the time? LOL

Amber said...

LOVE your favorites Christi! That Old Navy shirt looks so comfy (I think you'll remember how much I love Old Navy?;)
I'm gonna have to check out those books too, I like a little spice;) Happy New Years my sweet friend!

Muckyfingers said...

This is fab honey :) Also love that there's still a little bit of the UK in your heart :) Love the look of the book, I'll have to seek it out over here. Happy new year xoxoxox

Mandy said...

Love that! :) I'll be trying the Neutrogena... I have VERY sensitive skin, and I'm almost out of moisturizer!!

Amy said...

Veeery cool list! and thanks for the reminder about that book series..LOL...I remember loving that book but I got so busy with all the ones I "had" to read that I forgot to order those! Headed over to Amazon!!

Dave said...

I have always enjoyed Amazon, but it has taken on a new love for me this year as well. I spend waaaayyyy too much money there.

Here's something I did that I find kinda funny. I have a friend who just had her first book published, and while it was still up for preorder, I did the whole, "Search inside this book" thing, and they had the whole book in there. I just kept hitting "surprise me" and would hit it again and again until it went to the next page I hadn't read. I read about 20 pages of her book that way. It was a good read, but I still haven't bought the book even though it came out 4 months ago.

Hey -- I've read 20 pages, what more do I need out of a book?

:-)

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