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19 August 2010 @ 08:57 am
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It's that time again, when I just have so much love for things in my life that I feel it's my duty to share it with you all. It's that or moan about how old I'm getting; I was chatting with one of the chorus boys in the show and inadvertently found out that I'm TWENTY years older than he is.

When did I get twenty years older than anyone?  Someone please tell me?

Anyway, onto more important things.

Swiffer Sweeper - If you have non-carpeted flooring, you NEED one of these.  I have a great vacuum, a Kenmore canister vac, but if you want quick, this guy ain't it.  It'll suck up anything you want, but dragging it around the house it unwieldy, sometimes.  The Swiffer Sweeper is cordless and does what a vacuum and a swiffer do in one step (for light messes).  We have hardwood floors, brick floors and tile in the downstairs, and it's perfect for a quick and easy cleanup.  The boys can use it without banging into the walls.  Best of all, it's under $40 bucks.  My love for this thing knows no bounds.  Use that $5 off coupon for Bed, Bath and Beyond that comes in the mail every other week and go get one.  You wont be sorry.

Reebok Easy Tone - The lure of a better butt and thighs at the hand of a shoe was too much to resist!  Although I don't really believe the science behind it, I have to admit that these things are really, really comfortable.  It's like walking on a cloud made of pillows!  Well, as close as you can get in a workout shoe.  I'd recommend getting a size bigger than you normally wear, especially if you like thick socks.  And if the shoe really does reduce the size of my business, then hallelujah, and you'll be the first to know.

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
- I've told you all how much I love this stuff before; I particularly love the geranium scent. I've used the counter top spray and the all-purpose cleaner for a few years, and I bought the laundry detergent last month.  With my front loading machine, it doesn't take much of it.  I also love Downy Simple Pleasures Fabric Softener, but WARNING:  When used together, these make your clothes, and by default you, smell like old lady perfume mixed with stale Irish Spring.  In my opinion, not a good combo.  So use these two items, but separately, your you'll have to hold a handkerchief over your nose untill the scent dissipates. 

Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain - This doesn't actually stain your lips, but it does stay on for a good long while without having to reapply.  And it doesn't feel sticky or crumbly like so many multi-hour lipcolors.

Hemingway Candle from Hobby Lobby
- The fact that I'm telling you about this only shows how much I love you all.  This is a subtle, non-flowery, clean scent that I really like.  I take the sticker off and tie a pretty ribbon around it and it doesn't look like I only spent $4 on it. (Because they go 50% off every other week!  Score!)  This all said, if I go to my Hobby Lobby and can't find these anymore, I'm gonna blame you all.  Just kidding.  Go.  Buy.  Make your house smell pretty.  Thank me later.

Gillian & O'Malley Nightie - Seriously the most comfortable nightie ever.  Knit.  Breathable.  Attractive.  Comfy.  Get one.  Unless you're a boy.  Then that'd be awkward.

The Help - My sister-in-law recommended this book, and I really enjoyed it.  I devoured it in a day, and didn't want to stop reading.  It's written in the voice of a less-educated black maid in the early 1960's, and although that didn't bother me at all, I know that some people unacquainted with how some people talk in the South might find it a stumbling block.  I loved it, though.  It gave a glimpse into how far we've come in race relations, and how lucky we are to be living in the day and time that we do.    4 out of 5 stars.  :)

What have you been enjoying lately?  Share with me!
I am:: at the bar
I feel:: cheerfulcheerful
I hear:: Phineas and Ferb
Not a lady at all: pic: sexy lady 2cosmo_jenny on August 19th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
I am intrigued by the the Easy Tones but I read reviews how they are only good for everyday walking around because the pillows in it makes it unfit to support your foot while doing any sport or jogging.
I am still considering to buy them, though, as everyday shoes, but all the pretty colours are gone in the store *pouts*

Thanks about the recommendation of the Covergirl lipstain.
I keep looking for a lipstain</a> but lipgloss and stick are too sticky to me.
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on August 22nd, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
I was on the website the other day, and apparently Reebok has shoes for more strenuous exercise, now. Run tones, I think they're called?
tracyj23tracyj23 on August 19th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! I do use a swiffer, thank God . Hardwood floors are so hard to keep clean without it and the sound of the vacuum on wood ... yeah, it grates.

Thanks particularly for the lipstick rec. I always find my "long lasting" lipstick is sticky and uncomfortable to wear so I rarely do. I need something nice that will stay.
Carrie Leigh: housewifecarrie_leigh on August 22nd, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
I meant the swiffer stick vac. It sucks and swiffs all at once. I love it!
floorcoasterfloorcoaster on August 20th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
SUPER COOL POST! The stuff seems so random but it works. I love Meyers Clean Day as well, never tried the laundry detergent. I've used their version of comet and it's great. I, too, prefer the geranium scent, though there's a newish basil scent that I will have to try when I buy something new. :D
Carrie Leigh: my idea of houseworkcarrie_leigh on August 22nd, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
I actually bought the basil all-purpose cleaner the other day, because my store was out of the geranium. But I do like basil. We'll see if I love it as much!
lovedbygod2lovedbygod2 on August 20th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
sounds like I need a Swiffer ;)
Carrie Leigh: Arthur smilescarrie_leigh on August 22nd, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
Not just a Swiffer, but a swiffer VAC. It's nine kinds of awesome. :)
Sister Roserose_in_texas on August 20th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
I adore the lavender scented Downey with a purple passion. (Get it? Get it? Because it's in a *purple* bottle? Get it? Never mind.)

I also read The Help in one fell swoop without stopping. I thought I would be irritated by the unexamined privilege of a white woman feeling free to write about the emotions of black women in the 60s, but I was just moved by it.
Carrie Leigh: I read heavilycarrie_leigh on August 22nd, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
I get it. If I'd thought of it, I would have used it.

I didn't know that it was written by a white woman until I read the acknowledgments at the back of the book. The voice was amazingly easy to read for the dialect written. And yes, I agree, it was very inspirational. It makes me think about how much racial prejudice still exists today. A very good book, indeed.