Monday, August 24, 2009

If Oprah Can Do It, So Can I

According to Wikipedia, "Oprah’s Favorite Things is an annual segment that appears on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In the segment, which is typically aired during the holiday season, Winfrey shares products with her audience that she feels are noteworthy or that would make a great gift. In addition, the audience members present during the taping of the episode receive items from that year’s list for free.

"The term is also sometimes used to describe a similar feature in O, The Oprah Magazine, though this list is actually entitled "The O List". The two features are often coordinated."

Okay, so maybe it's a little different for me...no one is getting samples of what I list in my favorite things.

I think the top thing on the list (at least for today) would have to be Ortho Weed B Gone MAX. Quite honestly, this stuff is fantastic. It kills weeds in 24 hours without damaging your yard or flower beds. And it comes in a handy version that hooks right to your hose so you don't have to lug a canister along with you. And just so you know, the K-Mart and Wal-Mart versions don't work as well as the name brand.

My sister used to work part time at Bath and Bodyworks. She'd send me a variety of their soaps, lotions and candles for my birthday and Christmas. They had a line of 3 in 1 shampoo, soap and shower gel called "Temptations." The scents I had were Simply Divine Cherry Pie and Peppermint. I've got one more Peppermint left that I started a few days ago. Unfortunately, they no longer carry it. If you get the chance, check eBay for them. They are definitely worth the reasonable cost.These soaps smell good enough to eat. You won't want to get out of the shower!

Another thing I'm really enjoying this year is Caron's yarns. You can find them most anywhere that sells yarn, but I get mine from Hancock Fabrics. They have very affordable yarns and in the past, I always felt like this was a good yarn to start out with, whether you're learning to crochet or knit. But if you started a new project, you might not want to use their yarns. However, that's all changed. I think they've done something to their yarns...they are just incredible! They hold their shapes so well and just seem to glide right through your fingers and around your hooks. Right now, I'm all about the Simply Soft Baby yarns for their choice of colors.

The 2009 Yamaha Vino 125: what can I say...it has a 1.2 gallon gas tank and get about 73 miles to the gallon. This little scooter is a lot of fun! It's an automatic with some decent storage space under the seat. They even come standard with a nice little luggage rack on the back. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeehooooooooo!

Trader Joe's has Blood Orange Italian Soda. They sell them in 32 oz. glass bottles. A friend of mine and I cracked open one of these babies one day while sitting around the kitchen table, BS-ing. It didn't last very long. For something carbonated, it goes down pretty smooth.

So I think that about wraps up "My Favorite Things for 2009." If you try out any of these products, let me know what you think!

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