Sunday, April 10, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...

Persnickety Pickles is hosting a favorite (non-teaching) things linky party! You are only supposed to list 7, so we'll see how this goes!

1. I love Glee! It's not even funny. In general, I love musicals, so it's pretty amazing to me that I can tune into Fox every week and watch one. That said, The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins are some of my all-time favorite musicals. Julie Andrews is amazing!

Glee: The Complete First SeasonThe Sound of Music (Three-Disc 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)Mary Poppins (45th Anniversary Special Edition)

2. Needless to say, based on #1, I love music. I find that music can express my feelings and enhance my moods better than anything. My favorites include: Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five, Guster, Matt Nathanson, The Swell Season, Jars of Clay, James Taylor, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum...just to name a few!

Way to NormalThe Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner 

3. I am an animal lover. Cats are my favorite animal. They are so independent, but they can also be such snuggle-bugs. We have 2 cats and 2 guinea pigs. 

4. I enjoy scrapbooking, but don't usually have any time to spend on it until summer vacation. I especially like these Martha Stewart page covers because they open on the sides near the spine rather than the top...much less slippage.

5. I love to bake! I make some delicious cupcakes and cakes if I do say so myself. I've dabbled in cake decorating, using fondant, and doing tiered cakes, but I really love baking cupcakes the most. They're the perfect dessert, to me. Just the perfect ratio of frosting to cake! I hope that one day I'll make a side-business out of this hobby. I already have business cards!

6.  Tropical vacations are the best (even if I don't get to take them often)! I love Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It's so beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing there; I wish I could go every year!

7. Interior design is very interesting to me. I love to watch the HGTV shows, and I've enjoyed painting and decorating my own home. It think it's fun to figure out which colors go together and plan where you want your furniture. I also have an affinity for buying new bedding and wall decor. You will find the quote "Live well, love much, laugh often" on frames, art, and clocks in every room on my first floor (I'm still working on the second floor!). It's kind of my motto. 

Well, I guess that's it! 7 of my favorite more, no less!



Those are some awesome cakes!

Mrs. D

Wow! Your cakes look wonderful!

Mrs. Magee

I love Glee, Mary Poppins, and the Sound of Music too!!


thanks for joining in on the fun! :) i also LOOVVEE sound of music. amazing!