Friday Favorites Numero Uno

Here are some things I’m loving right now.

Eminem’s Grammy performance of “Love The Way You Lie” with Rihanna, then “I Need a Doctor” with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey.

I can’t describe the emotions I felt the first time I saw this video.

You picked me up, breathed new life in me. I owe my life to you…
I demand you remember who you are…
You saved my life, now maybe it’s my time to save yours…

And at about 5:18 when Eminem is waving his arm around and says “But I ain’t giving up faith, and you ain’t giving up on me. Get up Dre! I’m dying, I need you, come back for ****’s sake!”

Eminem nailed it with this one. The emotion takes my breath way and brings tears to my eyes. Haven’t we all seen someone slipping away? Someone we admire going down the wrong path? Someone we need no longer being there for us? It can make you feel lost, desperate to have back what you once found so empowering.

Next up… My new Keurig coffee maker!

I am loving the Keurig coffee maker that my husband children bought me for my birthday. I’m generally not a supporter of single-serving products, but I make an exception in the case of the Keurig.

I love being able to make one single cup of exactly the kind of beverage I want at that minute.  Flavored? Decaf? Tea? Hot chocolate? My husband can have his bold coffee, and I can have my breakfast blend, and they will be perfectly brewed every time. And there are no pesky parts you need to remember in order to keep your coffee from spilling all over the kitchen. So far, the coffees I have tried from the sample box have been absolutely delicious.

Chia Seeds

According to Dr. Andrew Weil (who should independently make my list of favorites), chia seeds have more Omega-3’s than flax seeds. They are also so rich in antioxidants that they have a much longer shelf life than flax seeds without becoming rancid.

Chia seeds slow down the process by which digestive enzymes break down carbohydrates and convert them into sugar. One thing I love about chia seeds is that you don’t have to grind them up. Just add a TBSP of whole chia seeds to your yogurt, smoothie, oatmeal — or anything else you’re eating — to give yourself a major Omega-3 boost with a nice little crunch!

The only thing bad about chia seeds?  Running out.

Okay folks, the last of my favorite products for today is my “irunlikeagirl” jacket that I purchased from Tina’s Open Sky.

The funny thing about this jacket is that I didn’t mean to purchase it. It was in my shopping cart because I’d been looking at it one day and decided not to purchase it. Then I went in to buy Tina’s daily deal another day, which was coconut butter, and I wasn’t paying much attention. Next thing I knew, I was the proud owner of this jacket, too!  It’s a good thing, though, because I love it!!! (UPDATE: If you want one, go to irunlikeagirl.com!)

Bloggies

Last but not least, I wanted to share some of my favorite blog posts of the week with you. I started collecting my favorites to share, then forgot, so it’s a small list. Next week I’ll do better!

  1. Clare from Fitting It All In linked to an article claiming that only 35% of Taco Bell’s “beef” is actually meat. Not like I ever mistook my Taco Bell meat for filet mignon, but I may never be able to eat there again.
  2. Retta from Run Retta Run had a great post called “Just Do It – Or Don’t“. I’m always trying to remind myself that sometimes I need to just do things rather than planning them. Instead of thinking, oh I really need to do laundry today, go get the laundry and put it in! This was a great reminder, and this post has inspired me several times this week to just get something done rather than thinking or planning.
  3. Tina from Carrots ‘n’ Cake posted about how she uses a product called Jing to post screenshots on her blog. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m sure this will come in handy.
  4. Baking ‘n’ Books posted about a subscription website called yogadownload.com. I’d never heard of it, but it sounds like a really neat idea, especially if I can hook my computer up to my TV to see the yoga videos on the big screen. BnB is also conducting a giveaway to win a free month at yogadownload.com. The entry deadline is tomorrow!
  5. Missy from Beautiful Struggle posted about making your own Korean kimchi.

Okay, folks, those are my favorite things for this Friday!  Several people mentioned that they love “favorites” posts, so I was thinking of making this a link party next Friday. What do you think?

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24 Responses to Friday Favorites Numero Uno

  1. Ooh, super cute jacket! I love it!! And I have been loving chia seeds here lately too, they’re pretty much amazing!

    And yes, yes, yes, on the linky party, that would be awesome!!

  2. lindsay says:

    oh I so want that coffee machine! Costco??

  3. I love that jacket!! The keurig is so cool! They had one at one of my doctors offices and I was having WAY too much fun with it 🙂

  4. that jacket is awesome, I want one too! I’m going to watch the video now… HAPPY FRIDAY!

  5. Missy says:

    Glad you liked my Kimchi!
    That is a super powerful video. I happen to love Eminem. He is so talented (and I have to say good looking).
    That’s a funny shopping story….”It just slipped into my cart, I swear!”
    It was destiny.

  6. Baking 'n' Books says:

    I love this! MERF you rock!

    I so want a Keurig. They just look cool 😉

    I have to watch that video later – love Eminem – can’t turn on volume here now – thanks for sharing it. I have a feeling I need something encouraging right about now….

    Great idea for a Fun Friday post by the way 🙂

    • Christine says:

      I’m not sure it’s “encouraging”. It might make you want to punch a wall. But it will definitely help you vent some emotion.

      Save up your favorites for next week’s Friday Favorites link party!

  7. What a wonderful coffee machine! And, what a wonderful mug! That’s a reasonable size for a coffee mug for once! 😀

    Love your link idea! I should do that myself more often. 🙂

  8. LauraJayne says:

    I love the idea of just “doing it!” Sometimes I overthink my long runs and psych myself out! I love the idea of a link party!

  9. bahahaha no running out of chia seeds is not fun! I just got my FIRST BAG OF CHIA SEEDS from my bff heather and i’m so excited to put them on everything! I didn’t know they had a longer shelf life than flax seeds! fabulous news!!! I need to find another sprinkle container though so my chia seeds can go in it! or just use up my flax super fast and put them in there! and then buy new flax… ok i’m rambling!!!! =)

    you’re supercute in your new jacket! =) have a great weekend doll!

  10. I love that song & Eminem so much! Thank you for the blog love. I’m really glad we’ve “met!” You look so adorbs and now I want to cut my hair short. I’m going to look up the Jing thing. I’ve been wondering how bloggers have been doing that!

  11. awww sweet jacket!! looks great on ya~~and yayy for the keurig! hehe someone I know has it, and it’s so cool!~definitely a great gift 😉

  12. I am flippin obsessed with the Keurig coffee maker. Coffee always tastes amazing and they have soo many flavors now it’s great. Have a great weekend !

  13. Hannah says:

    What a brilliant jacket! And you look gorgeous, Kath. It must be all the Eminem fueling you from inside 😉 I need more chia, but not because mine have run out (I have heaps left). Mine simply don’t gel – they must be old or something, even though they’re withn their best before date!

  14. Sophia Lee says:

    Ha, who knew Eminem is so deep! I usually get distracted by the beat and the music, and not focus on the lyrics.

    You’re rocking the jacket, by the way! 🙂

  15. Love Eminem so much, and I definitely agree that that performance was amazing! Right now, I’m lovin’ my wristlet! It saved me on this vacation!

  16. Priyanka says:

    Love love keurig, we have one at work and cannot wait to have at home.

    Link party sounds fun!

  17. Love! Love the jacket! and it’s the first time I’ve heard of those seeds. I think I need to check them out 🙂

  18. So jealous! I totally want a Keurig! Amazing!

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