Monday, January 19, 2009

January's Favorite Things

I'm a bit dry lately on any post of substance, but I have a few things that have been rocking the Hotwheel Hacienda lately I wanted to share. Brace yourself for the excitement. 

Smart Balance Products

Tastes good, easy to cook with, and there are coupons in just about every Sunday paper for them. We've tried the tub butter, the 50/50 stick butter, the peanut butter, and the cooking oil. If you try it, be sure to use the stick butter when cooking - tub will just leave a nasty film in your skillet.

This Insurance Commercial:

Ever felt the insignificance of how one person could ever make a difference in this world? It's pretty cheesy, but this ad demonstrates how every one of us can do something each day to help the world be a better place. Word.

Spanish Clementines

Not to be confused with the Florida tangerines. These things are in season, and taste like candy. They have no seeds and can literally be peeled by a two year old. I know, because Eli averages four of these A DAY. They come in cute wooden crates and I found them at Publix for as little as $4.99 per crate. (I also saw them at another Public for $10.99 - not sure why the big price difference.) We're eating these as I type.

Leap Frog Fridge Letters

I first saw these over at Aardvark's house and knew we had to get them when she said Scout was actually learning how to spell just playing with them. The boys love them and LeapFrog even have a set that puts letters together to form different words.

Girl Talk's Feed the Animals album

I've blogged about it before but this thing won't stop being ridiculously awesome. Definitely Rated R, this isn't something you can play with the kids in the car, but you will revert back to obnoxious high school days on your iPod. The album can be downloaded on his website, and is priced as you see fit. I initially downloaded for free and played it so much I felt guilty and went and made a contribution. I can do an entire hour of elliptical machine or clean the whole house to this. For a preview, see the video in my previous post.

Scale Back Alabama

Yep, I'm doing it - with Sarah, and Amy & Sandy.
Our team name? With a blonde, a brunette, a redhead, and a man of mystery we could only be... Sandy's Angels. Our mission? 10 lbs. in 10 weeks. So far, so good! 

The Way Finn Dances to This Commercial:

That's all I've got for now... maybe the Muse will visit this week and I'll have something fantastic to post - like more lost poundage!


Heather said...

I absolutely love that commercial too. I don't care if it's cheesy, I really believe it's true. And it's mildly inspiring.

katarinas mama said...

Love the commercial...not sure if you've seen this blog before but it's one of my favorites -

Love the owl sweater...I am so not competent enough to knit something like that...but I may have to try just the a square...because I'm that way!!

Love your comments on twitter...can hardly wait for them tomorrow!!

Me said...

I love, love, love those Liberty Mutual commercials and embarrassingly and pathetically admit if it catches me at the right time I get emotional! Good for you for posting it!

Aardvark said...

I am so excited that you got the fridge leapfrog thing! It is awesome!

Artist Unplugged said...

I have not seen that commercial since the CN is not on much here. I like it though and would love to see Finn's version!!!

AmySandy said...

I LOVE the insurance commercial. Very PayItForward, which I just eat up.

And next, you have to post video of Finn dancing to the CN commercial. That cracks me up, and i haven't even seen him.

Oh, and don't forget your very favorite January thing. OBAMA!! ;)

Former Fat Chick said...

We love all the SAMES! However, I have to tell you that I have a special HATE place in my heart for Geico, first those stupid cavemen and not those mronic eyes on a stack of money?! what is up with that?

Jolie said...

Yay for Clementines! They're like liquid sunshine (very helpful in Seattle) and best of all-- no seeds!

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