Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Just-Because List

1. Grant decided three weeks ago that he wanted to potty train. We have had exactly one accident. Is he a genius?

2. Homework with my 11-year-old = death by paper cut.

3. My book is listed as #12 in the popularity rankings on the Deseret Book site (romance category). And it's not even out yet. Cool. Thank you, pre-ordering friends of mine.

4. Having a guy in book group is interesting. It definitely adds a new dimension. I like it. Also, the guy is my husband. Bonus.

5. I think I'm going with the second template for my "dating" site. No, I'm going to commit. I am definitely going with #2.

6. Meat that marinates for two hours? Good. Meat that marinates overnight? Yummmmmmmmm...

7. I found a dress I love for my beach-themed book launch party. Want to see? I love: 

8. Eden has a gap between her teeth that's so cute I can't stand it.

9. I think I would marry Becca's green smoothie recipe if I could. It has saved me from mindless afternoon snacking. It is yummy and as another bonus, I feel virtuous every time I drink one. 

10.. My friends Jen and Autie started this website and it's awesome. Go check it out and you will see the coolest craft project I've seen in a long time. Necklaces out of repurposed sweaters:
They're giving me one to give away when I do my book thing, but if you want to win before that, you can go here.

They're the only friends I contacted to give away stuff during my book craziness because I just loved that necklace so much. But it occurred to me I was being kind of exclusive, and I felt bad. If you have a side business or an Etsy shop and you'd like to offer something in my upcoming blog giveaways, let me know. Each week has a theme, so if it fits one of these themes, I'd be glad to promote it for you. (Um, don't be offended if it turns out I'm not sure it fits one of these themes. I can do a give away for you another time, but I kind of already have it in my head how I want this to go.)

1) Beach
2) Fashion
3) Writers and writing
4) Readers and reading

I've already got some pretty cool stuff but this is a case where maybe more stuff really IS better.

Oh, let's go ahead and turn this all the way up to 11.

11. I am losing weight. Slowly, but I'm losing it. How cool is that?


Kristina P. said...

Oh, crap! You contacted me about your book. So sorry! I think I accidentally erased it. I will email you.

Love the dress.

DeNae said...

Grant is a genius; he's figured out how to never let you have another pleasant day at the mall again.

The dress is adorable.

Stop losing weight; it floats east to Las Vegas and makes itself at home.

I would marry BECCA if I could, so one can only imagine how divine her green smoothie is.

The dress is darling, but it will have some stiff competition from my coconut bra.

LisAway said...

CUTE dress. Love.

Congratulations on having an awesome potty trainer. Love those, too.

Gaps between teeth? Spencer has a doozie and we purposefully try to make him happy CONSTANTLY so we can see it all day. The giggle and the gap together? I could die.

Carolyn V said...

Aw! I love the dress! It makes me excited for summer warmth! Yay summer. Congrats on the weight loss. I tried a new diet and gained weight. =( So sad.

Melinda said...

I'm so excited about your book...and now the giveaways too! Whoo!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Love the dress. So cute.
Yay for potty trained kids! Gotta love that!
Congrats on losing weight! I'm still working on it, but have seen some progress. My baby is a year next month, and I weigh less now than I did before I got pregnant with her. Yay!!
I need to order your book! Thanks for reminding me! :)

Becca said...

That is a list of much delight (okay, except for the paper cut part). And I'm going to do a giveaway of your book on my blog, right? Because we love Karma, and all that?

I adore the dress.

And you.

Linda said...

I just love the dress! It will look fantabulous on you!
OH, what's the green smoothie recipe?????

Barbaloot said...

1. I wish your book was already out. I'm going on a trip this week and need some reading material.
2. My mom drinks a green drink that I'm fairly certain came from Satan. What's with you people subjecting yourselves to gross food?
3. Very cute dress.

Kimberly said...

Claira has a gap toothed smile too. Oh how I love.

Yay for the weight loss! And potty training! And book popularity! And adorable dress! And the use of too many exclamation marks!!

Susan said...

Yay for losing weight, and the cute dress. I'm only bummed I won't be there for the party. Maybe one of these days.

My toddler potty trained herself. They're both super genius's. Is the plural, genuii? I don't know, but it should be. Gotta love an easily potty trained kid.

Congrats on the weight loss! Did you finish up breastfeeding? I never can lose an ounce when I breast feed.

Becky said...

I'm trying really hard not to, but I despise you a little for numbers 1,7, and 11. (Mostly number 1 since I just cleaned up yet another "accident.")

Don't worry, I'll love you again in an hour.

Amber said...

Yes. Genius he is!

I adore that dress. If you tell me when your party is I will wear the exact same dress here just to support you. I am cool like that.

MommyJ said...

Love the dress.

My oldest potty trained himself. I still love him for it. (And you know, also because he's my kid.)

Slow weight loss is the most likely to stay off kind of weight loss. So, yay for that.

Stephanie Faris said...

Congrats on your book's popularity...AND on losing weight. I love your book cover. That definitely pops!

Karen Peterson said...

#12?? That's exciting!

Grant must be a genius. For reals.

That dress is so cute! I have NO idea what I'm going to wear since DeNae has already laid claim to the coconut bra.

Dedee said...

I love potty trained kids!

The dress is darling. I wish it would look as cute on me.

I want to see the gap. My kids all have not enough room in their mouth for their teeth so no cute gaps. I'm feeling deprived.