Lululemon yoga pants
I have been lusting after Lululemon's yoga and running apparel forever. Mike got me a pair of their crops for Christmas! I can now say, after owning a pair, that they are worth the high price. I could live in my pair. They fit perfectly, and are incredibly flattering.
Jonsi's Animal Arithmetic
I have to give credit to my husband for 90% of my taste in music. He is the true music lover and connoisseur in our family, and is really good at finding new music that fits my tastes. I will admit, when Mike first introduced me to Jonsi, I wasn't a fan. But, the more I listen to him, the more I want to listen to him. Jonsi is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic band Sigor Ros. Take a listen to his song Animal Arithmetic. You might just get hooked like I did.
How could you not love a large, boisterous, American woman swinging a mallet and cooking French food? Last year over winter break I checked out a few of Julia's cookbooks from the library, and also watched the movie Julie and Julia. My admiration was then sparked, and it was renewed this month now that I finally own my own copy of Julia's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I love her story, her sense of humor, her wit, her simple style of cooking, and her passion for good food.
Biking is new to me. When my brother Shawn kicked off the first annual Tour de' Bago, an 80 mile bike ride around Lake Winnebago, I opted out and served as the team nurse and water station. Being on a bike for six hours did not sound fun at all. I much preferred to pass out sandwhiches and water bottles. But this fall, while cutting back on running and looking for other ways to get in some cardio, I hopped on my bike a few times, and I tried my first spin class. It was SO HARD. Ten minutes into the class I was ready for the cool down. But I loved it. It was challenging, and something new that I had to work at. It is such a great workout, and I feel so hard core when I walk out of class!
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
My yellow Le Creuset dutch oven might be my favorite wedding gift that we received. I wish I had an excuse to cook with it everyday. Soup has now become my favorite food staple, mainly because it means I get to break out my most loved kitchen appliance. Mike benefits as well, because when the dutch oven comes out, there is a good possibility his favorite chili is going to be made (which, by the way, I am starting to get embarrased by how much he talks up my chili!). Enameled cast iron, lasts a life time, and is pretty to look at to boot!
The Middleton Public Library
Ok, so this is something I love all the time, since birth really. And not just specifically the Middleton Library, but reading in general. And books. And free books from the library. Whoever thought of the idea of a library, and a community sharing books, is a smart man. I go through a lot of books. I read two novels last week. The library is awesome in that it feeds my need for books without having to run to Barnes and Noble and shell out 30 dollars.
Chobani Pineapple Greek Yogurt
I could eat it everyday. Last week while traveling and staying in Minneapolis, I think I might have. Real chunks of pineapple, 18 grams of protein, 200mg of calcium!