These are a few of my favorite things!

I thought for this week’s post I’d make a little list of the things I love. Definitely in the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day.

With that, Happy V’day. I love that you’re reading this!

So in absolutely no particular order, here are some THINGS that I love:

  • the way the air smells, just before it rains
  • the sound of the kiddo laughing or singing
  • snapdragons, the flowers… I like making them talk
  • the Starry Night by VanGogh
  • dark chocolate, that’s right I like my chocolate bittersweet
  • things that smell like lavender, vanilla or coconut
  • mac and cheese
  • car rides with LP, and out chats
  • nice pajamas or loungewear
  • when josh makes dinner, especially his marsala chicken or general chicken
  • the sound of the beach- waves and seagulls
  • when Thumper, my pug, puts his nose on the back of my leg
  • a bottle of decent red wine
  • candles candles candles
  • WDW
  • sunsets or pretty cotton candy colored skies
  • mint tea
  • watching the clouds in the air
  • sofa cuddles with Sebastian, my other pug
  • the shapes of trees
  • being on a ship or boat
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • late night chats about life and goals with the boy
  • the sound of snoring pugs
  • LP’s hand massage, makes me sleepy
  • medium rare steak, because I’m trying to be healthier but would rather it rare
  • thunderstorms
  • angel hair pasta
  • singing in the car with LP
  • tacos aren’t just for tuesday’s
  • fluffy socks
  • lucky brand blue jeans
  • wind chimes
  • watching the kiddo dance in the house
  • cheese, i like cheese
  • makeup paletts
  • fresh cut grass on a summer day
  • the thought of traveling the world once day with my family
  • quiet moments at night
  • making lists, with different colored pens and sticky notes
  • antiques, I like furniture, old style wood furniture
  • painting
  • laughing fits with the family
  • good Bourbon -like Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon
  • Christmas lights, and trees any time of the year lit with white lights
  • Classical music, I just love flutes and violins
  • family DANCE PARTY – LOL


SO yeah, just a list of some of the things that when I encounter or experience them, they make me smile.

Of course there’s more, but I thing my list represents a piece of what I find to be special.

Review of Imperfect Produce

I love shopping for groceries. Is that weird? Maybe it’s because I have 2 amazing H-E-B grocery stores near my house. (People in TX know what I’m talking about.)

But what does that all have to do with Imperfect Produce?

Well, back in December, a new home delivery service became available in my area and I had to check it out.

Meet Imperfect Produce!

As per the about page on ImperfectProduce.com – “More than 20% of the fruits and vegetables grown in America never make it off the farm because they aren’t perfect enough for grocery store standards.”

I decided to give Imperfect Produce a try, as a way to get out of the box with our weekly meal prep. By using Imperfect, I’m selecting surplus and imperfect items, that saves us a bit of ca$h, while also utilizing “ugly” fruits and veggies.

THEY EVEN HAVE ORGANIC STUFF!

What I like about Imperfect Produce:

  • I get to pre-select what I will receive in my box (based on availability) so I can customize the contents and the size of my box, and plan our week of meals.
  • I can select how often I receive a delivery: weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
  • The shipping fee is a flat $4.99! That’s less expensive than getting a pizza delivered!
  • It exposes me to items I didn’t know I wanted! LOL

There’s always something that catches my eye when “building my box” for delivery. That’s usually a fruit of veggie that I wouldn’t normally gravitate to, but it makes me source a recipe to do something different for dinner.

The prices seem in line with what I’d pay at my grocery store, and some items are even less expensive!

The only down-side has been getting fruits and veggies that are not “normal” size. But that’s half the fun. One box I received 2 onions, that we’re “odd shaped” but really they were just gigantic onions. Like each onion was the size of 2 large onions. Another time we received broccoli that was on the small side, and garlic heads that were splitting.

What’s great is when customizing your delivery box, you know WHY the produce was considered “Imperfect” either due to size or shape, tree or branch scarring, insect damage, or surplus items. So you can choose accordingly, and know why your items are deemed imperfect.

Imperfect Produce is not available in all areas yet, however they do have a sign-up list. This helps them to decide which market areas are interested in using their service.

So, if you eat food, like fruits and veggies, want to try something different or looking for convenience, click on my link and check them out.

I don’t get paid for this review, however if you use my link, I may be eligible for a referral bonus, and you’ll save $10 on your first box! Sounds like a win-win situation to me. 🙂