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Friday, March 4, 2011
Little things that make me smile...
Here are some things that have been putting a little pep in my step lately...
...Skinny Girl Margaritas: I adore Bethenny Frankel Hoppy, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York City. Now she has her own reality show with her husband and new baby, and I'm just as addicted to that. I recently tried the signature cocktail from her "Skinny Girl" brand, The Skinny Girl Margarita. It's sold pre-mixed and one serving is 100 calories (considerably less than a typical margarita which can run you up to 500 calories, depending!). It's sweetened with agave nectar and made with premium blue agave clear tequila. I am usually wary of pre-mixed cocktails, as they sometimes taste pretty rough. Steve brought this home last weekend as a surprise, knowing what a Bethenny fan I am, and I must admit, I was super excited. To my delight, the drink tasted so fresh and had a great flavor. It's so nice to just pour it over ice into a glass, add a straw (or garnish if you like - lime, salt, sugar...) and go!
Love Texts: Sap alert! The other night, Steve went to take the trash out, and my phone rang, telling me I had a text message. He had sent me "I love you!" while he was outside. It definitely put a smile on my face. One night after that, when he was at the store picking up some ingredients for dinner, I did the same for him. It's just a really cute way to remind someone how much they really affect you. I highly recommend it!
The Cello: Every now and then I can hear the person in the apartment below me practicing the cello. It's amazing how it immediately puts me in a good mood. There's something really romantic about hearing the music radiate through the building. It makes me feel like I'm living in a building full of artists.
New Accessories: I'm totally obsessed with some new accent pieces I got, to take me into Spring. I've never felt I could pull off aviator sunglasses, even though I love them. The other night at Walmart (Steve and I were doing one of our late-night wandering sessions), I found a gold colored pair for just $5 that actually looked good on me! I don't usually like the way I look in light colored glasses either, but these have mirrored lenses, and I think that makes it work for me. I can't stop wearing them!
For me, a cool manicure is an accessory, so I'm thrilled about two new nail polish colors I found. One is a shimmery silver shade (say that 3 times fast!) by Revlon called "Silver Dollar" and one is an almost neon-like blue by Sally Hansen called "Calypso Blue". I am looking forward to using the blue on just the tips for an edgy, summery French manicure. I'm wearing the silver shade now, and it's very edgy/sophisticated.
I gotta admit, I feel really cool when I wear these.