Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Merry-thon Week

It’s been a great week. I don’t know about you but I went from celebration to celebration all week. Our Italian Christmas Eve was fun and then Christmas day was spent opening presents, making brunch for my family and then watching old cartoon Christmas specials with Lisa and Katie. Then there was the scaled down Durham Christmas Party (due to snow and sickness) on Wednesday and then my fabulous birthday party on Friday. I’ll have to bug Lisa to send me pictures from that because I didn’t have time to take any pictures. Or eat.

Last night was the "ward" New Years Eve Party. I’ve never really liked New Years Eve, I don't enjoy crowds where I have to push my way through a room, but it was fun because I had friends there. It felt like I was there for a really long time though. Probably because I was. My strategy was to go early so I could get a parking spot.

Now that 2007 is gone, I thought I would make a list of products I discovered this year. I wrote about my loyalties to products awhile ago, so here is a list of new products that I not only liked, but I plan to remain loyal to.


Burt’s Bees Tomato Toner and Radiance Day Cream: I love skin care products, but I typically try out new ones all the time. But I plan to remain loyal to Burt’s Bees. I actually noticed a difference in my skin using these, so I’m going to stick with it.

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash: My dental hygienist recommended this to me when I asked about the effectiveness of mouthwash, because swishing my Listerine actually gives me pain. This mouthwash doesn’t burn my mouth, so I’m converted. Simple as that.

Green Giant Weight Control Vegetable Medley: This is a recommendation from my sister-in-law Kelly. With the exception of peas and corn, I really don’t like the taste of frozen vegetables (I prefer fresh), but this vegetable medley of sugar snap peas and black beans and something else is really tasty. I went to Target and stocked up.

Microplane: My favorite kitchen gadget ever. It’s like a grater but way better. It transforms hard parmesan cheese into a beautiful snow like substance. It’s also great for lemon zest and chocolate.

The Greek Gods Honey Yogurt: After eating yogurt in London and Paris I was convinced I couldn’t find good yogurt in the states, but I tried this, and it was pretty darn close. Thank you Wild Oats.

Propel Individual Drink Mix Packs: I’m trying to save the environment by not buying a lot of bottled water. So this nice product helps me drink my favorite flavored water without having to buy more bottles. But they need to make it in more flavors than lemon and kiwi-strawberry. I don’t like the lemon and I’m getting tired of the kiwi-strawberry.


Ilene said...

I love my microplane. Thanks for the skin care tip. I am engaging in the fight against signs of premature aging. Can you get it at any fine retailer or do you have to special order it?

We'll Call her "Lisa" said...

What kind of difference did you notice in your skin?? I need anti-aging crap.

And the yougart? yogurt...yeah. Really?

I got al those pictures but they'll have to go on a disc.

dre said...

I really had fun celebrating your birthday with you. It was almost as fun as celebrating mine, but see i didn't get any presents.

Well I took the quiz again and I tied as Emma and Elinor. Just because I don't believe is showing emotion and I am completely against it. Elinor. I've got to be honest, it's not because I put other before me.

And I have a stink I need to bring up. I was so excited to put my CareBear puzzle together only to find it missing 5 pieces. But I guess I can't complain, the box says 25 on it, however the picture requires 30.


laura said...

The Burts Bees actually isn't anti-aging. It's just really good at keeping my skin clear, and moisturized. And I noticed better texture. I can't find it in stores so I bought it online. www.burtsbees.com

For anti-aging I recommend Dermalogica or MD Skincare. I think I'm too young to notice it's effectiveness. It's expensive, but someday I'll tell you if its worth it.