Thursday, June 13, 2013

Few of Jack's Favorite Things! (And What's Cooking Wednesday)

So I have compiled a list of 15 of my favorite things! Now obviously my Family and church related stuff are at the top of the list, but on THIS list are my favorite material items. Things I use in my everyday life! Here they are, in no particular order.

LA's Totally Awesome
I have blogged about this before, but this is an all purpose cleaner that I use on EVERYTHING! Literally. It will get out nearly any stain from the carpet. Even ground in eyeliner...I use it to get the grease off my stove and teapot. I use it in the bathroom and to mop my floor. This stuff is magic. For real!! And I buy it at the dollar store.

Minced Garlic

I love this stuff! It is so yummy and so much easier then peeling and pressing garlic! Whenever I need garlic in something (which is almost everything) I just throw in a spoonful!


Pampered Chef Chopper
Need I say more?? Chops everything! I have gone through 3 of them in the last 10 years
Nikon D300 with 50mm 1.8 lens
I am hoping to soon get a new camera body, so this baby can be my backup! But 98% of the time, you will se me with THIS lens. It is my baby!


I own two of these and I use them both. I can't say enough about my crockpots. If you would like to read more or get some great recipes click here
Pampered Chef Scraper
This little thing comes in handy for all sorts of things! I mainly use it to scrape the extra dough off my counter after making cinnamon rolls or pie crust. So much easier then scrubbing with a rag! Tonight at dinner I used it to scoop up some salad dressing that had spilled!!
Costco Salad Spinner with Mandolin
This is pretty explanatory. We eat LOTS of salads in our house! This makes the washing, slicing and dicing SO much easier!
Dyson DC 17
I have owned two Dysons. I used to sell them at Sears and only ONCE did I see one get returned. Reason being their carpet was too long. I sweep and vacuum with this thing! The hose suction is incredible and I can vacuum the stairs all the way to the top without carrying the vacuum up with me. I will ONLY ever own a Dyson.
Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer with Rubber Key Chain
I have one of these that hangs off my purse and another on our pool bag. With a five year old little boy, this is very necessary!
Kitchen Ninja Blender

I LOVE my kitchen ninja!! It has three layers of blades so it doesn't miss a thing!! We even made fluffy snowcones with it today!

Soft Bristle Brush
I use this to add the perfect amount of body to my hair! No back combing!!
Half Tee
Thanks to these amazing wonder shirts, I can still wear the cute stylish clothes, but be modest at the same time, without all of the extra bulk!

Natural Ice ChapstickThis stuff is hard to find! It has been my favorite since high school and you can ALWAYS find it in my purse! Thanks to Amazon I can buy it in bulk for CHEAP!!

Blue Bird Flour
If you are a baker then you NEED this!! This is the softest flour. I use it for my cinnamon rolls so they come out so light and fluffy. Unfortunately this flour is milled in Colorado and can only be found in the surrounding states. Thankfully I have sisters who are willing to ship it to me across the country!

Sanuks (it's not a shoe, it's a sandal) :)
Most comfortable summer time shoes!! I own this exact pair and the best part is they match with EVERYTHING!

Turbie Twist Hair Towel
My Grandma Peggy made me my very first hair towel. They are so nice and convenient!! I now own these ones. They are microfiber and work GREAT! you can buy these exact ones at Wal-Mart.

Blogger was giving me fits today, so I apologize that the pics and such are all scattered. Now that you have seen my favorite things list, how would you like to win one of these items?!? All you have to do is vote for which one of these items is YOUR favorite (excluding the camera and dyson)! You can vote by leaving a comment here on the blog or comment on the post on FB! Once you have voted, share my page to be entered into the drawing!! The Voting will go until Sunday 6/16 at Midnight eastern time!!! DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!!!!

Now, onto What's Cooking Wednesday!! Last night we had a full cajun dinner!! I made the EASIEST salmon!! Are you ready?

Salmon filets (how ever many you are cooking)
melted butter
cajun seasoning

Rub the salmon with the butter and then rub in the seasoning. In a skillet, cook on each side for 6 mins, or until fish flakes easily! So yummy, so easy!!


  1. For sure the Ninja Blender because anything with the name Ninja in it always kicks butt!

  2. I vote Ninja. Or if you would of put your hand held beaters I would of voted for that too. ;)

  3. So hard to choose! So many of these are my favs too! (No wonder we're friends) =) I vote for the ninja too! =)

  4. gosh how do you choose just one?! I am going to have to say the half tee. I hate the bulk of layers and with it being summer time in Germany its hot and humid.