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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The good stuff

Today is just a silly, random post about what I am loving this season.
What are you enjoying this season?

Here are mine!

Sparkling Mineral Water
It's no secret with my family. I am addicted to this water. Each week I stroll over Wholefoods and load my cart up with Italian Sparkling Mineral Water. They are amazingly refreshing. Water, Carbonation and a hint of fruit juices and the best NO SUGAR! These have totally replaced my once diet Pepsi addition.

Apples and cookbooks
With the cold temps we have felt like staying in more. And, I have felt like cooking and trying new recipes. My collection of cook books is growing and I've been itching to try them! The not-so-healthy goods go with Steve to work. No temptations, no thank you ;)

Apples are wonderful so many ways. I love to slice them up and eat them with a wee-bit of peanut butter or plain. Have you tried baked apples? They are AMAZINGLY delicious.....not healthy, but quick and so good. Here is the simple steps.
  1. Using an apple core scoop, gently scoop out the core of an apple (sorry I don't know the correct term. ha!)
  2. In a small mixing bowl add oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter and mix together.
  3. In a glass baking dish add water about 1/4 way. Add apples
  4. Sprinkle the inside of the apple with cinnamon, a few pats of butter and fill with oatmeal mixture.
  5. Bake 350○ 25-30 minutes....or until apple is tender.
I love that once a year I get to transform my home into a beautiful Christmas wonderland :)

I love making breakfast for Steve each morning. I didn't always do this, especially when I was working outside of the home. I just didn't have enough time. Steve loves breakfast bagel sandwiches. We typically eat eggs and turkey bacon or oatmeal, but on special occasions, I make this sandwich for him.

Cook it all up and you get this!
I don't get to eat this though. The bagel alone is 260 calories. YIKES. Simple eggs and turkey sausage for me ;)

Last year, my parents gifted me a Kitchen Aid. I don't know how I baked before I had one. I love using it. I made Steve's work Chocolate chip cookies and over the weekend I baked Snickerdoodles and Peanut butter cookies. They all went in to the freezer for Christmas at the cabin.

When I was in Portland with my family a couple months ago, I found this most decadent, yummy smelling soap at Sephora.
It smells just like Big Red gum. My bathroom smells so good after a shower using this. This is my 1st Philosophy product and I am now hooked. Have you tried any of the other scents? What should I try next?

We subscribed to Netflix recently and I love being able to listen to movies....I say listen, because my head is down working most the time..lol while working on button orders. Turns out there are a lot of great movies that I have not seen.

♥Skin Care♥
Living in the high desert means DRY skin. And with the cold winter weather, and walking duffy in it, my poor skin takes a beating. I have been using this product from www.LUSH.com called, Sweet Japanese Girl. I buy this each winter season and use it a few times a week to exfoliate and moisturize my face. It makes a HUGE difference.

What are your current favorites?

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amy lapi said...

hi tessa! i love your blog! i just have to say that i use pretty much ALL of philosophy's products and i swear by pure grace every day.<33

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