Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Five Favorites Volume 5

Joining Hallie over at Moxie Wife for her Five Favorites link party!



Curves.  I’ve been going here for about 5 months now, and I just love it.  I don’t get there often enough (they recommend 3 times a week or more) and I usually average twice, but still I can really tell a difference in my energy, endurance, and mood.  I always come home energized and happy!  And it totally  helps that I’m almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight and I can fit in all my clothes again.  Yay!  I have belonged to other gyms before and I just hate running on a treadmill or using the stair-stepper, etc.  This gym is fun!  Women actually visit with each other while working out…for me it is kind of a social outlet actually as the owner is super chatty (and nice) and the other women are too.  Win win!


Freecycle Logo


I’m on kind of a Freecycle kick lately as I’ve been spring cleaning and purging our house of things we no longer need.  If you live in a larger city, it is great…you put an ad up (free), get emails from people who want your free stuff, and they come pick it up!  Sure, it’s not always quite that simple…but nearly so.  So far all of the people who have come to get stuff are super nice.  Of course one must always be aware and safe but I would highly recommend Freecycle to anyone!


Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Powerberries


Trader Joe’s Powerberries!!!  So good!  I am so addicted.  I also buy the similar treats that you can get that are made by a division of Hershey’s (I believe) in the Acai flavor at regular grocery stores.  I will neither deny nor confirm that I have polished off a whole bag in one sitting.  (Hence the need for #1!!)


Chocolate Shop


Again on a chocolate theme here…Chocolate Shop wine!!  I discovered this delightful treasure while I was in my husband’s backwoods hometown…not sure why that was the first place we found it as we live in the largest metropolis in our state…but nevertheless there it was!  And I love it.  Most specifically the Creme de Cacao version…I’ve only tried that and the mint and didn’t care for the mint all that much.  The logo is lovely, which in my book is super super important in wine selection.  Just my sommelier expertise showing a little there.  Smirk.


The Classical Kids Collection 4-CD Set

The Classical Kids cd collection.  We have most of them and the ones we have are great!  The kids love them!  They go to sleep listening to them at night, and really have developed a love for classical music (at least superficially).  Our oldest (5 years) can recognize songs from the cds when she hears them other places and says, “Mom, that’s from the Mr. Beethoven cd!.  Our two year old requests “Uncle Bach” every night.  So sweet. 

That’s all, folks!  Go see Hallie and others for more Five Favorites!


  1. Oh my goodness, that wine sounds amazing, and I'm the same way about bottle logos. We just Freecycled our couch last week- I've been signed up for a while but it was the first time we used it. So easy, and it takes me forever to take our giveaway piles to donation centers, I'll be using it more often! Great favorites!

    1. Yay for Freecycle! I have both gotten things and gotten rid of things on it so I'm all for it.

  2. That sounds like such a fun gym! If I ever start exercising, I can see joining something like that because I just get SO bored whenever I have to like, run on a treadmill or use an exercise bike.

    And I love freecycle! We got our white noise machine and our bread machine and all sorts of awesome stuff off of freecycle. And people have taken things that we never thought ANYONE would want!

    1. It is a fun gym! I get so bored too at regular gyms, and I have belonged to several of them. It's just so nice to have some chit chat or distraction while one is working out. It is much more motivating IMHO!
      Oh yes, I never thought anyone would want some old used plastic pots that I had...but lo and behold someone came and got them yesterday! Hurray for the power of Freecycle!


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