Anyway, let's get to going with some of my favorite things.
For Christmas 2015 Justin got me a wonderful set of colored pencils and some adult coloring books. I am loving, loving, loving coloring. I need to remember to do it more often as it is so relaxing and such a wonderful way to just forget all the stress a granny can have with raising teenagers all by myself. So my first favorite thing is my coloring supplies!
Next on my list is my Amope Pedi in pink. Have you guys tried one of these?? I got mine back in 2015 but have really fallen in love with it this year. I have rough feet! I wear Crocs almost all the time. And this baby keeps my toes and my heels baby soft. You have to try one. Really!!
I have a couple of favorite TV shows on my favorites this year. We love to watch Dancing With the Stars. Harley and I share our love of this show. We have fallen in love with the same pros. Both of the Chmerkovsky
brothers make our hearts beat a bit faster. Also, a show that was introduced by my fellow bloggers, This Is Us! If you haven't yet watched this Tuesday night show you must catch up. It is great. The acting is magnificent. I love the show.
I am continuing to love my Happy Planner. I have surprised myself with how I am keeping up with it and getting more done. (Okay that might be a stretch but I am keeping up with decorating my planner. And I have some great plans on how to organize my life in 2017 so this planner will really be getting a good workout.
My favorite thing to eat this year has been salads. I have fallen in love with salads like Chopped Southwest Chicken Salad and Winter Fruit Salad. I could eat a salad every single day of the year and never get tired of them!Even when we get take-out I usually grab a salad. Taco Salad at Taco Bell is my favorite. How about you?? You can find these recipes by clicking on the links!
And speaking of eating, my most favorite thing of the year has been ClickList. Read all about it in this post. I haven't stepped foot into a grocery store since the day I wrote this. The best part of my life. Ordering online and picking up the groceries. Now if I could just get them to carry them in the house and put them away, I would be in heaven.
Another of my favorite things this year is my iPhone! Yep, I jumped on the Apple bandwagon. The camera alone is superior to any other
phone I have ever owned. And I am totally in love with the size. I got a 6SPlus. It is 6 1/2" long and almost 3" wide. I can still carry it in my pocket. (Sadly it doesn't fit into my Vera Bradley wristlet any longer). Being able to read texts, emails, blogs, etc. on this size screen is infinitely better than the tiny Android I used to own. I love my beautiful new iPhone.
Gel pens are my new favorite things. I ordered a set of colored gel pens from Amazon to use in my coloring. They are freaking fantastic. Some of them shimmer and that adds such dimension to my pictures. Harley loves them too. Sadly she has drained 3 of them already. But, that is what they are for. If you haven't used gel pens for coloring you have to try some. I will be buying another set in the future. The ones I got from Amazon were a terrific buy!
I paid $7.01 for this 40-piece set of pens. I also had a trial of Prime membership so the shipping was free. They are currently on sale for $9.99!
One of my most recent favorite 'things' this year was our fall weather.And today here in Kansas it was 60* outside. On December 28th! Unheard of. When have we ever had such a wonderful fall?? (We paid for that wonderful weather recently with wind chills in the negative double digits) I don't think ever in my lifetime have I been wearing shorts during the final weeks of November. Let's give a hip hurray for this past fall weather.
Another one of my favorite things this year has been my Kindle app on my new iphone. I can download a book (the printed one) and chose to purchase, for an additional fee, the audible book. I have jumped on the listening to books bandwagon. Love listening to books. Kids like being read to. And so do I!! A couple of my favorite audibles this year have been Dead Mountain (mainly because of all the un-pronounceable Russian names) and The One in a Million Boy! If you haven't tried an audible book yet, you should.
At Home With Nikki and Cheap Crafty Girl have become a couple of You Tube channels I follow. Check them out. Nikki is so elegant. And CCG does so much with so little. And if you haven't watched Sundays With Lynda and Ross you are missing out. Many of you may know Lynda from LyndaGrace An Hour Away blog! I love these You Tube visits. I feel like I am right there with Ross and her. And I laugh out loud more than once.
Last, but not least, is my new ride!! A silver Mitsubishi Endeavor. Christmas present from my son. Can I smile any wider?? Or even begin to tell you how I love riding around in my SUV??
That's it. My favorite things of 2016. What are some of your favorite things??