I loved watching Oprah's Favorite Things episodes this year.
I posted in January about my favorite things of 2009 and really enjoyed it.
So, here it is. My 10 favorite non-sewing things of 2010! These are not in any sort of order.
1. My Gray Knitted slippers
While these are not the exact ones I have, they look almost identical. I love love love mine. They are comfortable and keep my feet so warm. They are perfect to lounge around the house in. I recommend everyone get some of these.
2. Sophie Kinsella
Mrs. Kinsella is one of, if not my favorite authors. Her books are great. I have read all but 3 of them. The 3 I haven't read are on my reading list for this spring. My favorites are the Confessions of a Shopaholic series. I have read it a couple of times. Although The Undomestic Goddess is a close second. These are quick easy light reads.
3. Martha Stewart Everyday Food
Oh Martha Stewart, how I love thee! For those of you who don't know, Martha Stewart is kind of super amazing. But I suspect that is not really anything new or surprising. I don't know how I started getting this magazine this year but I am glad I am. I have made so many amazing dishes from it. Some of which include Sweet & Sour Chicken Wings, Roasted Red Potato Soup, Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffins. Each issue is packed with a variety of different types of dishes, so it has something for everyone.
4. Cashmere Woods Glade candles
This was a surprising favorite for me. I wanted some candles for our new house and this was one of them. It smells amazing! Honestly, the name says it all, which is hard to imagine. It is a rich, luxurious, warm scent. You can even peel the Glade label off the jar and it has a super cute orange and cream tree design on it. It was a limited edition fall scent so it may be hard to find. I bought a couple more of these since it is limited edition.
5. Mondo Guerra
I love Project Runway and Mondo was amazing this past season. I like most other viewers believe that he should have won over Gretchen. My favorite look he did was for a modern day Jackie-O. I love the combination of large horizontal stripes with the purple houndstooth skirt. I also love the print he made and his story behind it. Wow! I can't wait to see what he has in store for fall Fashion Week.
6. CW's The Vampire Diaries
I have a serious addiction, like most others, to vampires. More specifically, The Vampire Diaries on CW. This show is in its' second season. I have been reading the books that inspired the series as well. I am almost done with book #5, The Return: Nightfall, right now. The show is loosely based on the books. Both are addicting.
7. Danskin from Walmart
I really despise shopping at Walmart. Mostly because of the type of people I encounter there. There is even a whole website dedicated to these people. That aside, I will only go there to get the Danskin line of workout clothes. They are very well priced and great for workouts. I have bought several pieces from there line this year and will probably expand my workout wardrobe this coming year.
8. My Nokia 5610
I love my phone! I have had it for almost 2 years. It doesn't have any super fancy features like a touch screen or down-loadable apps, but it fills my basic requirements for a phone. This year I used the camera to take some great pictures that actually turned out nicely when printed. It also functions as my mp3 player when I am working out.
This website is literally my life saver! I have lost almost 30lbs this year thanks to FatSecret. It has great tools to track your calorie intake and those burned. You can participate in challenges and get motivated by others through the boards and groups. I have 30 lbs left to lose in the new year and will continue to use this site.
10. Composite Granite Sink
Lastly, my sink! The picture is not kitchen but the sink is almost the same. When we bought our new house the kitchen sink was one thing that we needed to replace immediately. We went to Knapp Supply here in town with the intention of getting a stainless steel sink. I have always preferred those to ceramic or porcelain but hated that they scratched so easily. Little did we know that a composite granite sink existed! I have referred to it several times as my baby. They look absolutely stunning! If you are looking to upgrade/remodel your kitchen this would be the one thing I recommend. They don't scratch, they don't stain and it just plain looks H-O-T! We eventually want to replace the counter tops to be black to go with our sink just like the above picture.
So, there you go, my 10 favorite things of 2010! I enjoyed reflecting back on my year and picking out the things that I enjoyed most. What are your favorite things?