Friday, January 13, 2012

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I like to write posts like this from time to time just to share the great things I've discovered lately! So here are my favorite things lately (yes, half of them are books):

1. The Hunger Games trilogy

Some of the best, most entertaining books I've ever read. I could not put them down!

2. One Thousand Gifts
I've written about this one enough already, but the things I learned in this book are changing my life.

3. Choosing to See
This book is written by Mary Beth Chapman (Steven Curtis Chapman's wife) and I'm only halfway done, but it is so good. I haven't gotten to the tragic part yet. But anyway, the Chapmans are very passionate about adoption, and even have a foundation that helps couples with the cost. I was reading through the chapters about adoption at school yesterday in the atrium of the floor where my classes are...cried like a baby. I need to stop reading emotional things when I'm out in public! Ha! Anyway, this book is just fueling the flames that have already started in my heart regarding adoption.

4. Muenster chicken
I found and pinned the recipe awhile ago, and finally got around to making it last week. It is so good, and really easy!

5. Scarves.
Luke says I have too many scarves, but I just love them so much! I got three more for Christmas and have to fight the urge to wear one every single day. The one in the picture above was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law Maria. I believe it's from Body Central and I'm obsessed with it!

6. Dark Chocolate Sensation Swiss Miss
The best instant hot cocoa ever. Period.

7. Kindle Fire
Yes, I'm still obsessed with it. No, it has still not left my hands for very long since I opened it on Christmas Eve. I've read almost 4 books on it, played so many games, watched movies...etc. I have lots of little breaks between classes this semester, and my Kindle is the perfect thing to fill that time. I'm in love.

What are you loving lately??


  1. I agree that The Hunger Games tilogy is wonderful. Ever since I finished I've had trouble picking up another book.

    Scarves are my thing, especially in the colder months. They can really change the look of an otherwise plain outfit.

    That chicken sounds yummy! I love finding good recipes from Pinterest.

  2. Fun stuff! My mom gave me one thousand gifts for Christmas - looking forward to reading it! And I love my Kindle Fire too. Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. My friend just recommended that I read Hunger Games! Just bought the first book! Very anxious to start it! Getting ready to buy One Thousand Gifts, too!
    I know what you mean about your eyes being opened more to adoption. Throughout this journey, we have talked about how God may be moving us in that direction for our family and how we need to be praying for Him to reveal that to us if that is indeed His will for growing our family. As hard as this journey is, isn't it amazing how God works through these times and opens your eyes to things you may have never thought of before? Praying for you friend!

  4. I only have a couple chapters left of The Hunger Games! I'm totally loving it too, can't wait to finish the series. :)


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