5 Things I Love Today — Jan. 18th, 2018

Hello lovelies! It’s time for another edition of “Things I Love Today!”

Most of these things revolve around two topics: eating and staying warm, because there’s not much else to do when you’re facing frigid temperatures, ice, and snow day in and day out. Needless to say, I’m over it. I want warmth, sunshine, and green trees again.

Without further delay, here’s today’s list!

Our Electric Blanket

I’m taking credit for this one, since I suggested an electric blanket as a Christmas gift when my mother-in-law asked for ideas for her son. Honestly, it’s been a luxury neither of us take for granted, as we try and keep the heat down to save money, yet deal with freezing floors and drafty door cracks. It’s been used every single day since it’s been in our possession. I highly recommend getting one if you’re in colder climates!

My Mug Collection

There have been times I’ve wondered if I have too many mugs, but this winter I’ve proved that’s not possible. Between my husband and I, we’re using an average of one a day between the teas, cider, and cocoa we’re whipping up to help us combat our chilly apartment. I think there’s about 8-10 mugs in my cabinet, one large enough to eat soup out of, and one as tall as a tumbler! Combine it with that electric blanket I just mentioned, and well, you’re in for a cozy night.

Tim Horton’s

Depending on the area in which you live, you may not know the glory that is this Canadian eatery chain that sells delicious breakfast and lunch items. I’m not sure if they’re most famous for their Iced Caps (short for Cappuchino) or Tim Bits (their cute name for doughnut holes), but I’m partial to the bacon, egg, and cheese croissant sandwich. I eat one at least once a week, so does that count as addiction? Either way, I need the protein and calories, and it’s perfect for picking up on my way to work. The bagels are a favorite as well. I love you, Timmy Ho’s!

Kohl’s Cash

This is pretty self explanatory. Spend money at Kohl’s stores, get money back! Due to the purchase of a new bed set, I had about $40 to use, and there’s nothing quite like shopping for “free.” I had one specific thing in mind (see the next paragraph!), but didn’t realize it was going to be so inexpensive, so I was able to take my time and ponder what else was needed. After looking and debating for about an hour, I decided to go the cute route and purchase a few adorable clothing items for Hannah, my best friend’s daughter. Seriously, though, I hope Kohl’s never gets rid of this awesome perk!

My New Rice Cooker

This is what I purchased first with the Kohl’s Cash! My rice cooker was my 2nd favorite kitchen appliance (nothing beats my slow cooker), but it had died sometime between the last time I used it and when I unsuccessfully tried to use it for dinner about a week ago. I am the WORST at cooking rice, so this gadget was something I wasn’t going to go without for long. I purchased one — on sale — from Hamilton Beach, and it also has the option to steam food while the rice cooks. I plan on using it for the first time this weekend and can’t wait to test it out.

I hope you enjoyed my list! What are YOU loving right now?

—K

About Karin

Journalist, singer, reader, movie fanatic, photography buff, GVSU alum, wanna-be-Brit, Crohn's fighter, Coca-Cola addict, animal lover, not a kid person, hater of winter, Michigander
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5 Responses to 5 Things I Love Today — Jan. 18th, 2018

  1. Nicole says:

    This is miles away from what your picks were, but I really love my Nickel & Suede earrings. 🙂 They are made out of leather so they are super light! I like to wear big earrings, but sometimes I can’t deal with the weight and these are the perfect answer… I have a matte gold teardrop shape and I have my eye on a few more colors.

  2. Aunt Rock says:

    I too love love Tim Hortons. Always drink the coffee but I do love the egg sausage and cheese everything bagel sandwich. Ice caps in the summer. Of course the doughnuts are good as are the fruit explosion muffins. I love reading your posts. And you of course.

  3. Lori says:

    I am loving my pressure cooker. My husband and I have been on the path to better health for about the last 4 months. It is amazing all the things you can do with this. I am also a lover of mugs of all sizes. I have coffee/tea mugs, mugs for soups.

    I am also thankful for Bruno Mars music. It really gets me moving and motivated to go to work.

    • Karin says:

      Great things to love! Pressure cookers are AMAZING and I vow to have one someday. And you really can’t go wrong with Bruno!

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