5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

I used to do this type of post regularly, and it’s gotten tossed by the wayside, but it’s always a fun one! I have been keeping a list of things I want to share with you. I figure if I’m loving these things, you might love them too!

So in no particular order, here are 5 things I’m loving right now:

Favorite New Board Game: Ticket to Ride

Ticket To Ride

My son requested this game for Christmas, and it’s our new favorite family activity. When he has friends over, he always enlists my husband and/or me to play along. It’s ideal with 4 players, but it works with 3 or 5 as well. It’s definitely geared to older kids, but my 9-year-old can help. My 12-year-old has no interest. She’d rather watch YouTube videos and perfect her latest hairstyle. What can you do… lol!

Favorite New Beauty Product: CND Solar Oil

CND Solar Oil

I went to a new salon (Eden Day Spa, for you locals) last week for a facial and ended up staying for a manicure. Not only was it the best manicure I’ve had in YEARS (7 days later, and it’s barely chipped) but they introduced me to CND Solar Oil. My nails are dry and brittle right now, more so than usual, for some reason. The manicurist recommended that I rub this oil into my cuticles every morning and night. She promised that if I do that religiously, my nails will grow in stronger and healthier. So far, I just like how it keeps my cuticles moist and looking nicer, and I think it might have helped the nail polish last longer too. I’ll keep you posted on the health of my nails.

Favorite New Technology: Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 35mm f/1.8 lens Prime Fixed Lens

Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera

Okay, that is a big ticket item, I know. My husband bought them both for me for Christmas. He’s a gem. I had another mirrorless Sony camera that I received through a blogging promotion. I LOVED IT. And then it broke. Womp womp womp…. After I complained about missing it for months, my husband researched and got me this one. It’s fantastic. I love it. The photos are almsot as good as our pricey DSLR, and it is small enough to slip in my purse.

Favorite New Recipe: Crockpot Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe: the ultimate comfort food, perfect for busy weeknight dinners

Ever since discovering this recipe, I’ve been making it almost once a week. I’ll be whipping up a batch today to take to a friend. It is SOOOO delish. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should!!

Favorite New Kitchen Gadget: Aroma Rice Cooker

Aroma Rice Cooker

I received this for a blogging project I’m working on (more on that to come!) This is one of those kitchen gadgets that I never thought I needed, and now I don’t know how I ever lived without it.

What are YOU loving right now??