Posts Tagged ‘Things I dislike’

1. Midnight Delight leftover birthday icecream cake from Cold Stone Creamery:  I turned the big 3-0 this week, and hubby bought this incredibly delicious cake from Cold Stone for my birthday.  Chocolate cake, chocolate icecream, and covered in chocolate fudge ganache.  Yes, please! 

2.  The fact that I can no longer consider myself a twentysomething – not liking so much. 

3.  Narciso: Can you have more than one signature scent?  How about 5?  My go to for everyday at work is Chanel No. 5 (because seriously, who doesn’t LOVE the smell) but when the weather gets cooler, I love the warm embrace of the musky Narciso.  It is the sexiest perfume ever.  It reminds me of intimate parties, dark rooms, butter-soft leather couches you can sink into, the clink of glasses, the chatter of voices, black cocktail dresses, and the faint smell of cigars.

4.  Fire-engine red leaves on trees: I love the changing colors that autumn brings.  The light browns, the bright yellows, and the vivid orange hues.  But every now and then, a tree bursts onto the scene with stunning, vibrant red leaves.  Spotting these trees is one of the many joys of the season.

 5.  Singing lullabies to Lil Z-Bear:  I can’t sing.  I am not just bad at it, I am so bad that if I were singing, you’d rip your own arm just to have something to throw at me.  But when it is Lil Z’s bedtime, I turn off the lights, swaddle him tightly, close the door, and gently whisper songs to him.  It’s a very special moment between mama and her baby cub, and he is the only one who smiles and relaxes when I sing. 

 6.  The fact that soon, very soon, my beloved cashmere sweaters are going to come out of hiding and greet the cool, crisp air.

 7.  Like: My new Italian brown leather handbag with bright red silk lining.  Dislike: I already spilled coffee on the silk lining.

 8.  How ridiculously cute these thermal henleys look on Lil Z-Bear.  And how ridiculously cuter these thermal henleys look on hubby.  I’m one lucky gal.

 9.  Anything that smells or tastes like pumpkin spice or apple spice.

 10.  Cute names for dark nail polish colors for the fall.  Such as Mink Muffs.

 11.  Lavender & Orange Badger Lip Balm:  I am obsessed with lavender, and I am obsessed with lip balms.


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I love me some cupcakes.  Who doesn’t?  They are such delightful morsels of moist cake and tingle-on-your-tongue sweet icing.  But as much as I love these little pieces of sheer pleasure, I am not too crazy about the so-called boutique cupcakeries that have been popping up all over the place.  Since when did it become okay for anyone who owns a whisk to mix together flour, eggs and sugar, bake some cupcakes, swirl on some uber-sweet icing, give the cupcake a sexy name (i.e. Sinful Chocolate Indulgence) and charge you up to 5 dollars for a single one?

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1.  My hubby.  YOU. ARE. AWESOME.  I know I probably don’t tell you enough between diaper changes and late night feedings, between telling you to wash the bottles and complaining about how much my boobs hurt. 

2. Lil Z-Bear rolling over for the first time yesterday…and I was there to witness it!  Of course, by the time I grabbed the camera to capture this precious moment, he refused to do it a second time.

3. Chocolate brown boots for fall.  Thank you hubby for letting me buy not one but two pairs this week, even though I already have 2 in the closet. (See # 1)

4. Chocolate.  Because does chocolate really need a reason.  To be more specific : Miniature Reese’s Cups that have been sitting in the fridge for close to 4 weeks in anticipation of the peanut butter cup brownies I promised hubby I’d make.  I’ve been grabbing a handful on my way to work all week, and they are almost gone.

5.  October!  My favorite month of the year.

6.  I turn 30 in less than two weeks. (Add to loving right now)

7.  I turn 30 in less than two weeks. (Add to not loving so much right now)

8.  My new Cuisinart coffee maker.

9.  My darling Lil Z-Bear who lets mama drink plenty of coffee and doesn’t fuss at all when drinking mama’s milk.

10. The rainy weather. (Add to loving right now)

11. The rainy weather.  (Add to not loving so much right now)

12.  My new Motorola DROID X!  Thank you hubby for getting it for me. (See # 1)

13.  The fact that it’s Friday!

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