Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A few of my favorite things

Robin insipired me to make a list of some favorite things I discovered in 2006. My list will be a bit shorter than hers, however. I am going to try a few things on her list - check it out!
Here's a few of my favorite things...

Creative Memories StoryBooks You can have your photos printed with their stories in a bound book and delivered to your door! You don't have to even mess with the processing and printing of the images. Just drag and drop your digital images into the program, upload it and CM Photo Center does the rest. Since I'm a Creative Memories Consultant I had a head start on these books this year - I've done two so far and they are AMAZING, easy, and fast!

Tastfully Simple's Oh My! Chai Absolutely wonderful chai - and cheaper than going to Tree of Life! Amy sells this great stuff, of which I'm out, by the way. I NEED more!

Don't Panic - Dinner's in the Freezer cookbook - Buy meat on sale and pick recipes to triple and freeze! What a concept! I already have the concept of coupon shopping - buy on sale and with a coupon that is doubled (can't find triple much anymore). This just applies the concept to meat and preparing the meat while it's fresh from the store instead of freezing it right away and wondering what I'm going to do with it. We've tried the "Once a month cooking" technique, but we didn't care for that as much because you actually cooked the meals and then froze them. This cookbook does that for a very few items, but a lot of them are put together and then frozen BEFORE cooking. That makes it taste like you just prepared it instead of like it's from the freezer. Now I just have to master the art of planning ahead enough to actually THAW the dinner before I want to serve it.

My brand new memory foam contour pillow... my massage therapist recommended this and I hadn't bought it because they were kind of expensive. I found one at Penney's after Christmas on a very big sale, so I tried it. I'm not sure how I ever got along without it - and I've only slept on it 3 nights! It helps quite a bit with that pesky fibromyalgia neck and upper back pain.

The latest version of Internet Explorer with tabs has just made it on my list as well, because it made posting the links in this blog so much easier!

All right - what are some of your favorites?


Anon said...

My favorite thing: The Perfect Topper

Got it for Christmas to go along with my Perfect Pillow.

A combination no one should sleep without.

Keetha said...

My favorite thing: BLOGGING!!!! :-)

(Are you surprised???)

Hey - - - you could SING this blog - - - "The Hills are Alive . . . "

Keetha said...

Kari - - -I put the recipe you requested in the comments under the "What We Can Do" post on my blog - - - -

Amy said...

So when're you going to order? :) Barry's thinking about buying a laptop, probably a PC laptop since we're living in a sad PC world. If he does, I may jump into the storybook thing. He might not let me until I've used the tons of CM stuff I have here, though.... :)

Deb said...

I have really high hopes for the Storybook Creator. I've downloaded everything (even the updates) and am set for 2007 pictures. I am really impressed with how easy it is to put a book together. I am anxious for them to expand their templates to be a little more occasion specific - such as a dance page, fourth of july page, etc. When that happens, I just may cry tears of joy. But since I am still doing Christmas 2005, I have another year's worth of pictures for the old fashioned way.

Kim and Mike said...

Yeah, I'm still working on my pictures from 2004-2006, so it may be awhile before I can use the cool storybook creator. I know, I know, you're going to say that I can start using it now for 2007, but then I wouldn't get to use my cool new album kit...whatever that this is called with all the coordinating papers, stickers and such. I can't wait to use it either! :)