Crushes…I have a few!

Today I wanted to switch things up a bit.  I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite “crushes” right now.   It was a lot of fun trying to think of the things that I enjoy almost everyday.  First and foremost would be my new {Christmas} running shoes …

Womens ASICS GT-2120 Running Shoe

running shoes

I have tried many different brands like Reebok and Nike but in the end, I really like these Asics.  I keep coming back to them.  They just fit my foot well.  Some days I love them…some days…well it’s a love/hate relationship :)

Next on my list is this lip gloss from Revlon  #150 Peach Petal.  I NEVER wear lipstick.  It is just not me.  Too thick.  I need my lips to be able to breathe :).   I do wear make-up but for me, I like a more all natural look.

peach petal

My next crush was a gift I got from my sister.  Victoria Secrets Body Spray in Love Spell.  I am LOVING it and wear it almost everyday.  I like the clean, fresh scent and it lasts for quite a while, but doesn’t seem too overbearing like some perfumes can be for me.   

love spell

This next crush came about because I had to finally give up my other favorite…Dr. Pepper {aka “the Precious”}


Boo!  Love me some Dr. Pepper…but sadly I decided that I needed to give it up.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t have it every once in a while, but I have replaced my one can a day habit with this new favorite…Crystal Light Pink Lemonade!  This is just the right amount of sweet to curb my craving for the Forbidden above…but it has to be chilled with a LOT of good “conga” {aka ice}.


As many of you know…if you follow my tweets, I am a big fan of music.  I love my iPod Touch {a gift from the hubs Christmas of ‘09—thanks Babe:) }.  I run with it, and listen to it while doing my chores and even listen to church talks on it while working on crafts or when I am on the computer…like right now!


And since we are on the subject…the song I am crushing on right this very minute is Grenade by Bruno Mars.  This changes frequently though as I have many “favorite songs”.

This next crush has been a long, on-going relationship.  Love me some Dentyne ice Gum.  I don’t always chew gum, but love the fresh, minty feeling of this gum.  {I totally sound like a commercial :) }  But I really do!


Edamame…aka soy beans = LOVE!  These things are addicting.  I like to warm them in the microwave and add a tiny bit of salt.  So good.  In fact, all my kids love them except for  one…the same one who doesn’t like soup, mushrooms, fruit, wheat bread…and so on…*sigh*!


I also am in love with Artichoke Hearts.  I eat them on almost everything but my favorite is to put them on my pizza.  I could eat the whole jar.  


And finally…my Old Navy Polka Dot Scarf!  I love me some polka dots.  And this scarf has been a favorite wardrobe item lately.  One perk to living in a snowy and cold area. 


Wow…who thought I had so much to say about “stuff”.  Too bad I am not Oprah and able to give each of you these items right?  What about you…what are some of your favorite items?


  1. Amy at Ameroonie Designs says

    I love diet coke. It's terrible for me, I know, but I love it anyway. I love Psych. We started watching it on Netflix and made it through all 4 seasons. It's hilarious.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Sarah (Sew Very Happy) says

    I'm also a huge fan of Love Spell. My SIL gifted me some for Christmas last year and it's my go to scent. Edamame is one of my favorite foods, definitely my favorite veg/bean and Grenade is one of those songs that I can't get enough of lately…I think I know why I like your blog so much lol. It's like reading my own crush list!

  3. Autumn-Rose says

    I don't think I've ever commented but you are on my google reader (love your blog!) and I'm a fellow artichoke heart fan, I wanted to share what I do with them. I love to sauté them in a pan with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and throw them on top of angel hair pasta. Yummy :) makes them kinda tangy and soooo good.

  4. Humble Bee says

    All week I have been thinking about doing a top ten Favorite Things list but all of a sudden just went blank. Once I compile my list I am going to use that for upcoming birthday gifts. Kind of based on the song "My favorite" things. Only instead of wrapping whiskers on kittens and dewdrops I will add my fav candy.

    Love frosted mini wheats for supper when the kidlets aren't looking.

  5. laxsupermom says

    I like love spell, too, and artichoke hearts – Yum. Asics on the other hand, don't fit my feet quite right. My foot is exactly the same as the 7 1/2 Nike last. I'll buy Asics or New Balance and regret it, because I end up with blisters. The Nikes are the only ones that fit my foot perfectly.

  6. Sharon says

    What a great list! I like "Grenade" by Bruno Mars except for his grammar issues. Seriously…how hard is it to say "you"? After the third or fourth "ya" I get annoyed.

  7. Cathy says

    I've recently discovered Greek yogurt. Yum. I sprinkle homemade granola on top and I'm in heaven. Also, Extra gum flavored like strawberry shortcake. So good. I love your list!

  8. Cynthia says

    I love to read other women's crushes. I too love diet coke and Love Spell is awesome. Love your blog thank you for sharing with us.

  9. The Girl Creative says

    Oooh, I love Love Spell! One of my favorite VS fragrances. That and Secret Crush. Yummy!!! :)

  10. Haley K says

    Amen to Asics, Crystal Light, edamame, and scarves!! :) Some of my crushes are Sub Zero icecream, sushi, knee-high boots, Cadbury mini eggs, Eucerin Auquaphor (a lifesaver for Brooks' eczema, and I use it as lipbalm…good stuff!), and :) Happy Weekend Amy!!

  11. Amy Finnegan says

    Oh, boy, don't even get me started on how much I LOVE all things produced by Apple!! If they make it, I probably have it. Probably have at least 2 of them, in fact!

    And Edamame!!! I could go on an edamame diet and be perfectly happy :) (the problem is that meals with edamame usually include a yummy Vegas Roll – with tempura shrimp!)

    Fun post! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Sue says

    Great post and i love your blog…I had to stop drinking soda years ago…i love crystal light too…new favorite flavor is wild strawberry…

  13. Lynette @ My Craft Discovery says

    I just got an ipod touch, and I absolutely love it too. I love polka dots as well! Just love them.

  14. kelly says

    silk chocolate soy milk! love it!
    i am addicted to dr. pepper too and have got to get off it, we are going on a trip next week and after that i am going to try and kick it!!

  15. Kristina says

    I live in near one of the Dr Pepper bottling companies; they even sponsor my university! We have Dr Pepper at all of our events. I had so much of it my first semester of school, I got sick of it! It was easy to say no to it for awhile, but man it's everywhere and is beginning to make me sad! :( We even have the good pure sugarcane kind in all our soda fountains! Super sad :(

    Consider me in solidarity with you, and best wishes in your venture to the land of the junk-free life! I'll be there with you, starting Monday for real this time!

    :) :)

  16. Julesbee728 says

    Just came across your blog and LOVE IT! So much fun! LOVE your DIY home remodel ideas. GREAT Laundry room. I am drooling to have a space like that! Reading about some of your favorite things inspired me to comment because I too have many “fav’s” As far as fragrances I have been soooooo obsessed with The Healing Garden Rainwater Body Mist, Uplifting Jasmine. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, that scent!!! (so I had so share) So light and refreshing. AWESOME is all I can say. Sorry to say I also have a love for soda. I have a Pepsi One addiction. I am pretty good about it though and for the most part am able to limit myself to one can a day. (Not a 32oz.cup from the convenience store) On rare occasion I am “bad” and have two but that is usually holidays, parties, or family gatherings. Another OBSESSION…PIZZA! Couldn’t live w/o it and hey who can eat pizza w/o a soda, right? (just wouldn’t be the same for me) Come on pizza and milk? Seriously???? LOL We have to have SOME vices in life that we enjoy or whats the point? I recently found a new “fave”…Peperoncini’s!!! Just adds little kick of flavor to just about anything. Yummy! Probably like your love of artichoke hearts and edamame. I also love reading, movies, and scrapbooking along with countless other things but these where just a few to share.

    • says

      So fun! I love learning more about my readers! So many of the same LOVES…but I do not enjoy peperoncini’s :) Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to share that!

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