Tuesday, January 31, 2017

add it to my list: january 2017

Yay, today is the day where I get to talk about things I love all in the name of sharing great things with my friends. Thanks for joining Bre and me. I know the U.S. is a bit of a mess right now (understatement of the year) so it almost feels strange to talk about leggings, but maybe you need a break or a reason to treat yourself so you don't go insane over some idiot on Facebook. At least, I do sometimes.

If you're linking up and want to grab the button, check out this post.

Add it to your podcast list:
Terrible, Thanks for Asking: Bre actually talked about this in her post that helped us get this linkup together and it's a gooooood rec. If you like sad stories and empathizing and hearing more about terrible situations you haven't been in (or maybe you have and it sucks and you need to relate), then check this out. You might cry, or want to cry, or leave with more perspective on your own life. Also I love Nora's sense of humor and want to read her book now.

How I Built This: An NPR podcast so the host has a nice, soothing voice and is a great interviewer, which is always a plus. It's always one interviewer talking to an entrepreneur who you've heard of, or whose product you know. I love seeing how these people started with an idea and are now millionaires. My favorites are the ones about Spanx and Drybar. If you need some inspiration to start a business or an idea, give it a try.

Add it to your twitter feed:
@RealDonaldCntxt: The Washington Post created a twitter account that retweets the real Donald's tweets alongside a graphic explaining what he missed. You can keep up with what the guy is saying without following him and while remaining more in-the-know about, you know, actual facts.

Add it to your shopping list:
Felina Leggings: My friend Sarah at Pretty Providence recommended these and said they were really comfortable and they're on sale right now for $12 for two pairs so I had to check them out. They definitely can't be worn as pants, but if you have a shirt long enough to cover you (both front and back) or like to wear leggings around the house, then buy them. They're super soft and have a little compression to feel extra warm.

Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm: I'm normally of the opinion that all make-up should be able to be purchased at Target and I can't understand pricey stuff. But, Steph recommended Fresh Sugar lip balm forever ago so I added it to my Amazon list and forgot about it, thinking that maybe someone else would get it for me. Someone else did for Christmas and I totally get it. I'm in love. A little color, a lot of moisture, and I'm totally suckered in.

Add it to the list of useless things that will make you laugh:
Ditty on Alexa: If you have an Amazon Echo, enable the Ditty skill and then think of a phrase to make Ditty sing about. It's so dumb but so funny to hear mundane phrases sung like an opera. Or, maybe it's only funny to me since I regularly sing ridiculous songs when I wash dishes.

See, I really do add things to my list that my friends recommend! If you want to link up with Bre and me, that would be great. Visits to both of our blogs are the polite thing to do, but not required because I don't have time to be the link-up police. I'll likely be slower to respond than usual because this week is crazy (more on that tomorrow, maybe) but I am SO looking forward to adding things to all of my lists!



19 comments:

  1. I'm interested in that lip balm...maybe because I just wrote a post about beauty products and that's what's on my mind. Also, I added the twitter one you recommended. Happy first week of link-up!

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  2. Unfortunately, the Fresh line made me break out so bad! which was a total bummer because their lip tints look so amazing and has the perfect hint of colour.

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  3. terrible, thanks for asking sounds... terrible. adding it to my list. how i built this also sounds super interesting. i deleted my twitter account but i almost want to sign back up for that realdonaldcontext account. $12 for 2 is a bargain for leggings. i need some new ones for around the house...

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  4. NPR is the best...I have a different podcast of theirs on my list! And thanks for the twitter rec- I do want to know what the cheeto is tweeting, but refuse to give him the satisfaction of a "follower." Perfect solution!

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  5. I have been looking for some non-true crime stuff and that first podcast sounds like it'll be perfect. And I am definitely going to follow that Twitter account!

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  6. I haven't tried Ditty yet. I will.

    Followed the Twitter account. Thanks!

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  7. I kind of want Alexa just to try the Ditty! I saw when Steph posted about the Fresh years ago and still haven't tried it, but happy to hear another great review of it. Going to follow that Twitter account- I wanted to be "in the know" but not following him, so thanks for sharing it!

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  8. Definitely going to check out Ditty-- we basically just use ours to play Jeopardy. Love the Fresh lip scrubs too, and you're the second person to mention the How I Built This podcast this week, so I'm definitely going to keep it in mind.

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  9. I'm totally adding that feature on Alexa! I love asking Alexa to do stupid things, so this would be hilarious!

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  10. I have been looking for new podcasts so I will check those out! Love this link up!

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  11. We have Alexa so I'm going to have to try out Ditty now!!

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  12. I was eyeing the Fresh lip stuff when I was in line (for whatever else) at Sephora. I've had the samples of their stuff before and like it enough but looks like now I just need to buy it. I know it was our idea, but I'm really liking this link up.

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  13. Thanks for the reminder on the Ditty feature! I got an email about it and meant to try it out but I forgot!

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  14. I got the Fresh lip stuff for myself for Christmas and I enjoy it. We have an Echo so I will totally have to try the Ditty thing!

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  15. haha I want the Echo now just to try the Ditty feature. Thanks for hosting the link up, getting lots of fun ideas from everyone's posts!

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  16. The lip balm sounds really great! I think this is a fun new feature! :)

    -Lauren

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  17. I will have to check out the podcasts that you shared! I generally lean towards the ones that have me laughing, but sometimes when you are having a bad day its nice to know others do too. Also, yes to that twitter account! Definitely going to follow! I am so excited that I was able to link up with you guys ♥ What an awesome linkup idea!

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  18. I totally wanted to join in for this post but the chaos of moving threw me completely off-schedule. Can't wait to link up next month though!

    I don't have an echo but I've been back and forth about getting one...and that Ditty thing might actually be the thing that pushes me over the edge haha. And thanks for that Twitter account! I can't bring myself to follow him, but I would like those updates.

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  19. I haven't tried 'Ditty' with our Dot! I didn't know that was a thing!
    That twitter page sounds SUPER helpful. I will not/can not follow DT on Twitter, but I feel the need to stay informed on his stupidity/policy (practically one in the same, right? Ugh. Sorry). Anyway, that looks helpful!

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