After yesterday’s downer of a post, I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit more upbeat today and share some things I’ve been loving lately!
1.) The PointsPlus Cookbook
I bought this cookbook last week at my Weight Watchers meeting, and I can’t get over how great the recipes are! (You can also buy it on Amazon here if you are interested.) I wasn’t sure what the recipes would be like, but most of them are largely made with whole foods, are simple to follow, and sound delicious! A few of the ones I’m planning on making are:
Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps
Grilled Shrimp Tostadas
Falafel Sandwiches with Lemon Yogurt
Pear and Fig Crostata with Gorgonzola
Frozen Banana Dulce De Leche Pie
The only ingredient that some of the recipes use that I’m a little wary of is fat-free half and half, but that is only in a few, and most of the recipes seem to use wholesome ingredients and the recipes sound awesome! I’m so excited to try them and will keep you guys posted when I do.
I have had a LOT of luck lately finding boots that fit over my ginormous calves. I got both a black pair and a tan pair, one from DSW that are actually Aerosoles but are adorable (and were just $65!) and the other from Old Navy that were on clearance for $18! SCORE!
I’ve mentioned this before, but I am waaay behind on the phenomenon that is Lost. I started watching it from the beginning on Netflix just a few months ago for the first time ever, and am on episode 67 of the 100, exactly 2/3 through! It’s so addicting, and I cannot WAIT to hear/see how it ends!
4.) The Hunger Games
I think I told you guys that I read/was in the process of reading the trilogy, and finally finished the third book when I was in California last week. And, like everyone and their mother, I absolutely LOVED the series. The first book, The Hunger Games, flew by so quickly, that I could not wait to start the second one – Catching Fire. I really loved the second one, but it was a tiny bit slower moving than the first in my opinion. The third book, Mockingjay, took me a little longer to get into, but I think that was largely because I started it around the same time that I discovered Lost on Netflix – and they were both competing for my attention. Once I got to a certain point in the third book though, I could not put it down.
And then, yesterday the trailer came out for the movie, which will be in March 2012 – I cannot WAIT. In case you missed it…
5.) My impending iPhone 4s purchase
My plan is to get the iPhone 4s in White – the 16gig. This one costs $199 with a two-year agreement on Verizon, and I also will get a $30 credit since tomorrow is when I’m eligible for my new-every-two, which I’m grandfathered in for since I’ve been with Verizon for so long. I’ve heard they don’t offer the phone credit anymore, but $200 doesn’t seem TOO bad for a phone, ipod, camera, and personal assistant, all in one!
6.) Pay Day
I am also LOVING the fact that today is pay day. Enough said!