Monday, June 3, 2013

5 Things That Make Me Happy

I was tagged by one of my new blogger friends, Dee, to participate in the blog meme "5 Things That Make Me Happy".

I decided to share some of the more recent things in my life that make me happy. I hope they bring you a little sunshine, too. And, as a bonus, I asked some questions for you to answer in the comments!

1.  Sunday night movie night.

My roomies and I have a new little tradition every Sunday night: movie night! We take turns picking a movie and then the three of us settle down in our respected seats and watch together. So far we've watched: Now and Then, Friends With Benefits, Les Mis, Silver Linings Playbook, The Wedding Date, and The Help. Once Youth Group is over for the summer I plan on cooking dinner for them every Sunday night as well.  We've sort of made an unofficial pact that we'll keep our movie night tradition. Now when I'm out running errands I find myself browsing the $5 movie bin!

What movie should I pick next?

2.  Walgreens

Everyone keeps laughing at me, but the new Walgreens by my house is fan-freaking-tastic. It's like a magical wonderland. This is not your ordinary drugstore, kids. It has a fancy beauty counter, an amazing wine selection, fresh vegetables, deli sandwiches, and SUSHI. I mean COME ON. And the pharmacy area? They have kiosks. And a leather couch. It's my favorite place to pick up things I'll need for the week. I'm in love.

I've been leery on trying the sushi from Walgreens. Should I go for it? What's the coolest thing you've found at a drugstore?

3. The Voice

Following in American Idol's footsteps, The Voice is all about the ladies this year. The guys are getting kicked off, and fast. Last week's elimination show was icky, though. My favorite, Sarah, a gal with a powerhouse voice, was sent home. I wasn't happy, and neither was Adam Levine. But, there's still some super strong contestants left in the competition. Personally, I'm rooting for Michelle.

Do you watch The Voice? Do you have a favorite?

4.  Ruzzle

I try not to start playing silly games on facebook because I know I'll get addicted. But I fell into the Ruzzle hole and I can't get out. It's a lot like Boggle- you have a board with a bunch of letters and you have to find words. In essence it doesn't SOUND that fun, but trust me, it is. I go to sleep having dreams of letters and words.

What's your favorite game to play on facebook/your phone?

5. Cupcake Wine.
Let me just explain to you how I usually drink my wine. You know those little cases that carry four mini wine bottles? I can sniff those things out. But then a friend told me about Cupcake wine, and I tried it. It's my new love. No, it doesn't taste like a cupcake. Don't get too excited. But it is sweet, smooth, crisp, and delicious. I've tried the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Moscato. All good, but I'd pick the Chardonnay. I want to try the Angel Food one. I'm sure I will. I promise I'm not an alcoholic, but I do enjoy a glass of wine.

What is your favorite brand of wine? If you don't drink wine, what is your alcoholic beverage of choice?

I Tag:
Daye By Daye
Bread and Butter
Writing Jewels
Shari Speaks
Still Write


dayebydaye said... Add Reply

How fun is this?!!
I love the movie night tradition. We do this on Sunday nights too- usually with pizza or crackers and cheese. Sadly, our movie choices involve cheesy Disney channel flicks or AFV. But we love the time with our family! My husband and I are watching "Fringe" on Netflix- our nightly "dates"- how's that for romantic?!
I have successfully avoided games on fb thus far...
I would avoid the sushi at Walgreens...
Love the Voice, but not able to keep up with it.
And I haven't had a glass of wine in quite sometime, but I love the Cupcake Moscato.
I will try to squeeze in a blog post today. Hit or miss lately!!

Shari said... Add Reply

Oh, how fun! Thanks for tagging me -- will definitely make this my post for the week.

Let's see ...

1. Something Borrowed!
2. A miniature light-up snowman that I bought as part of a Christmas gift for a friend who lives down south and never gets a white Christmas.
3. Not watching, but my mom and sister are and they like Michelle, too.
4. Candy Crush. Like everyone else, I'm totally addicted.
5. Don't drink alcohol, so ... :)

Elizabeth Rosalyn said... Add Reply

1. The Artist
2. I say give it a try! My best drugstore purchase was my Snuggie.
3. I'm not watching, but from the recaps that I've seen, Michelle is far and away the best.
4. The Simpsons: Tapped Out. I'm not much of a gamer at all.
5. White wine for special occasions

Dee @ A Deecoded Life said... Add Reply

Thanks for participating!

That Sunday night movie night sounds like so much fun! I’d love to invite myself if I lived near you. Haha. I love fancy drugstores too, though we don’t have Walgreens here. I’ve never played Ruzzle or tried cupcake wine but now I’d like to give them a try!

My answers:

1 While You Were Sleeping. This is an oldie but goodie.
2 Yeah, just go for it! I always buy sushi from drugstores and so far I’m fine.
3 I don’t watch The Voice but I’ve heard such good things about it.
4 Candy Crush. I stopped months ago, though, but I was so addicted for a time!
5 I love Moscato, no brand in particular.

Anonymous said... Add Reply

What a great meme! Even if you didn't tag me, I may just go ahead and swipe it. ;)

I'm still a huge Angry Birds fan. Most recently I've been playing the Angry Birds Friends on my iPhone even though I don't have any facebook friends who are into it too; 6 new levels a week, so I only have seven days to get three stars on each before they're gone!