Two Teens And Their Mama: Five Things I'm Loving

Friday, June 13, 2014

Five Things I'm Loving

1. The Little Couple


I want to move in with these people.  Seriously.  Even if you're not a fan of reality tv, you should be watching this show.  I know, I know most reality television is a vast wasteland of mindlessness - kind of like a trashy novel - but this show is different.  Jen Arnold and Bill Klein are a married couple with dwarfism living in Houston.  She is a neonatologist and they own a pet store with her parents.  In addition to all the problems that come from being little people, life got more difficult when they tried to start a family.  They eventually adopted two children, from China and India, who also have dwarfism.  In the middle of the adoption process, Jen found out she had a rare form of cancer.  Jen and Bill handle all of these obstacles with humor, kindness and a postive attitude.  They are two of the most inspiring people you will see on television, and I smile through every show. Plus, I secretly want to pick Jen up and hug her.  Completely inappropriate and I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate it, but she's that adorable.

2. Apartment Geeks.net 

I don't have an apartment, but this website has all sorts of great ideas for storage and cleaning any size living space.  The 15 Little Kitchen Tricks That Will Make Your Life Easier has some unique tips.  Did you know that adding baking soda when boiling eggs keeps the whites from sticking to the peel?  Or that putting a wooden spoon across the top of a pot of water keeps it from boiling over?  Me either, and I'm hopeless in the kitchen, so I need all the help I can get.

3. This post by Marie at Normal Everyday Life.  She spoke about removing our masks and connecting with the people in our life that allow us to be our true selves.  Marie wrote, "If you're honest when talking to others, it's like an avalanche.  It gives them permission to be honest, and you all end up feeling better".  Amen.  Go read the rest!

4. Jergens BB Body Cream.


Love, love.  Listen, I'm pale - I live in Washington.  No tanning for me - too many relatives with melanoma.  For $11.99, this lotion makes your skin tone more even, hides small imperfections, and gives you a gradual golden glow. I've only been using it for a few weeks, but I no longer look like a marble statue from the Museum of Art.  I picked mine up at Target (another love, but that's a whole separate post).     

5. Country Style Beef Ribs.  Susan at The Most -- Of Every Moment shared this recipe on her blog.  Guess what I'm making for my hubby on Father's Day!  That man likes himself some beef, and these ribs look delicious and very simple to make.







30 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for linking to my blog today! So glad you enjoyed that post!

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    1. You're welcome Marie! It is such a good post.

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    1. I know, I think I need to stock up.

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  3. I am going to give the BB cream a try...thanks for the review!

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    1. I know you will like it Pam. It smells good too!

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  4. thanks for introducing me to some new things today!

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  5. Jergens has a BB body cream? How did I miss this? I will definitely be trying that out!

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  6. There is such a thing as BB body cream? I did not know this. :: Heads to Target::

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  7. I also love The Little Couple. Such a sweet show.

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    1. Oh yay, another vote for The Little Couple. I love it so much!

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  8. I've only heard good things about the BB cream. Thanks for sharing the info!

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    1. It's pretty great, especially for the price.

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  9. No orange with the Jergens cream???? I must try this!

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    1. Nope, no orange! Just a lovely golden brown (well, eventually).

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  10. I'm heading over to check out those kitchen tips. I bought a big thing of baking soda tonight and then when I looked at the back, I got a tutorial on keeping your pool water clean with it! Who knew?!

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    1. I'm sure there's a whole list of cool stuff to do with baking soda!

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  11. I love list posts! I used to watch that show when it first started, but I haven't seen it in a long time. :)

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    1. You should start watching again - the kids are adorable!

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  12. I just got a sample of the BB cream. I'm really pale too so I'm excited to try it! Those kitchen tips are great too!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, Lana ... Thanks so much for linking my recipe! If you have any questions making it, let me know! I hope it turns out well!

    My daughters friends came over when we got home last night. I was scrolling on my phone listening to them chatter. Just when my fair-skinned daughter was complaining how she never tans (and is going to lifeguard at an indoor pool (!) this summer, I read your information about BB cream. We may both be trying it!!
    Happy weekend

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    1. Definitely give the BB cream a try - you will really like it.

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  14. Like this "Five Things I'm Loving" It's great to share a little Friday celebration, it carries on quick.

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  15. Lana, I had read about the Jergens BB cream in another post but it was a paid post so I was skeptical. After reading yours I decided to go ahead and purchase it. Started using it on Saturday. Hoping for good results. Thanks for the tip! :)

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    1. I hope you like it Carrie. I've been using it for a little over a week now and I really like the results.

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