Taking inspiration from one of my favorite blogs (Maggi "Just Add Glitter and Stir" http://justaddglitterandstir.blogspot.com/), I've decided to do a list of five of my favorite things at the moment. I think every week is a bit much for me, so I've decided to do it once a month, or whenever the mood strikes me!! Hey, it's MY blog, right?!
Without further ado, here are my current favorite things:
#1 - Southland
I got hooked on this new show shortly after it premiered in 2009, because who doesn't like a good cop show, right? I guess I'm still mourning the loss of NYPD Blue! The great thing about this one is that it's shot in my old stomping ground of LA. The characters are flawed and believable, and not overly Hollywood gorgeous like some shows these days. After an amazing first season on NBC, with an all time most heart-stopping season finale, the show was suddenly canceled during it's second season, and sold to TNT with six episodes still in the can. I've heard it has something to do with Jay Leno (figures, the big trouble maker!). TNT finally showed one of those six episodes last week, and the show has been renewed for a third season!
This is the family I wish I had! I'm in love with the father, mother, and their messed up neurotic children and grandchildren! Just like family, some of them are annoying, although I love them to death. The show is sentimental without being cloying. I am totally hooked!
#3 Counterfeit Kit Challenge
Ever since my favorite kit club was put on hold, I have been more than a little depressed! I'm not really interested in committing to another club, but I sorely miss the kits and comraderie. Being on a strict budget has been holding me back, as well. I heard about a new challenge to take inspiration from kit clubs, and use that to make kits of your own. http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/ just posted their first challenge, and as soon as I tried it, I was hooked! The blog is full of all sorts of great tips, as well. They have links to instructions on making your own tissue paper flowers and doily transparencies! Fabulous!
#4 "Just Add Glitter and Stir"
It seems like more and more of my favorite blogs have died! Frankly, I was deeply saddened when Maggi (http://justaddglitterandstir.blogspot.com/) stopped posting for several months last year. I understand that it is a huge commitment to keep coming up with ideas to post about, and no one should feel the pressure to continue. I did, however, keep checking on the blog every so often. I was tickled pink when she finally posted again!! Always a fan of a great comeback, I was thrilled to read her witty stories about young motherhood, and all about her interesting and varied hobbies. I can't get enough!
#5 Awkward Family Photos
This is the online place to embrace the awkwardness in us all! I visit the sight frequently, whenever I need a good laugh! http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/
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