Friday, January 27, 2012

Quick Takes Friday: Favorite Things Edition

Chasing Joy penned a fun post about her favorite things, so I've decided to follow suit.  My upper respiratory infection from last week returned as a sinus infection this week, so my head has been a bit cloudy for forming coherent thoughts.  Here's a run down of some of my current favorite books & items. :)

1.  The Keuri.g coffee maker.  My hubby gave this to me for Christmas and I've used it almost daily.  The coffee maker brews coffee in a flash and also dispenses hot water.  It's nice to have a quick mug without having to brew a pot or go to st.arbucks (gasp!)

  2.  Along with my current coffee love affair, I've fallen in love with Bailey's Irish Cream Creamer.  Great for hot chocolate too.  It's like having Irish Coffee in the morning sans alcohol. :)

3.  The Kin.dle.  I've mentioned it before, but the portable nature of the electronic book has made reading easier.  A one-year-old little girl can easily tear pages of a real book or take a bookmark.  But the Ki.ndle holds my place and I like switching back and forth between books.  The only problem is that KB likes to pilfer my Kin.dle too!  I can't keep her away from technology.

4.  The Catholicism Project & Word on Fire.  Fr. Robert Barron recently debut the Catholicism Series, which I look forward to viewing. My husband gave me Fr. Robert's companion book to the series, also called Catholicism.  Whoa.  Very deep but rich reading.  Great insights and a mix of history and theology.  Fr. Barron's Word on Fire blog is also very informative and covers a variety of subjects.  He also has several YouTube videos where he addresses multiple topics.

5.  The Words With Friends ap.  Very addictive and fun to play ongoing games with my family on the other side of the country. :)

6.  Pinterest.  Oh wow, I have become addicted to that website.  Maybe one day I'll actually craft, bake, or cook the many items on my pin boards.

7.  I've grown to love the Organizing Made Fun blog, as there is now an ongoing quest for organization in our house.  The author also has a page of fun and useful printables. 

In other news to save for next week:

The SHE IF support group will turn 3 tomorrow!
My blogoversary was a while ago, so that means it's time for a cupcake. :)

Have a fun weekend!


Chasing said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Are we twins? I love my keurig and kindle, too!!!!

Percolating Petals said...

Chasing, I thought we were twins when I read the subtitle of your blog, "chasing coffee." :) wish you lived closer!

Kasclar said...

I got a Kindle for Christmas and love it so far. Chris does too, he's become addicted to Words with Friends. Look him up if you like, he needs someone to beat him. LOL!! I also got the Catholicism book for Christmas but haven't had a chance to start it yet. Looking forward to it. Sorry, can't share your love for coffee though. :)

JellyBelly said...

I've been debating about getting an e-reader for a while now. You've got me thinking about it again!

I LOVE Pinterest! It is so addictive, but there are so many interesting things on there!

Lena said...

Now you're like Oprah with your list of favorite things. : )

Lena said...

Now you're like Oprah with your list of favorite things. : )

Percolating Petals said...

Thanks, ladies. JB, I think you would enjoy the Kin.dle. Besides, if you get a leather case for it, the device looks less like a book. Sneak it past the 2nd graders? :)

And K, I think Chris would probably destroy me in words with friends...

Donna said...

I got a Keurig, too, for Christmas and love it! What could be better than to sit down with a good cup of java and soemthing interesting to read. Perfect winter entertainment!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I think I am going to get a kindle soon! Reading a regular book while nursing is not happening, so I think this would be easier to manage with one hand. I can't wait!