I've been off pricey [yes, that's a relative term] shower supplies from Bath & Body Works since about 2004, when a.) things started getting more expensive around here and b.) I had that unfortunate incident with a previously acceptable fragance that pregnancy caused me to nearly claw my eyes and skin off after using. These days I spring for whatever Jill picks up for me at Planet Earth when she's in Montana, and happily stick with Dove and St. Ives the rest of the time. But as I was zipping through the Shreveport Kroger's a few weeks ago, my eye caught this new line from Burt's Bees, so I picked up some of the body wash. I am a sucker for citrus—especially grapefruit—and this might be my new favorite. I'm afraid to let Maddie try it because she had an unfortunate incident of her own with some baby Burt's Bees when she was ten months old, and it scarred us for life.
I wore out my second pair of Brooks in under 8 months (a record!) and immediately bought my third pair. Both Matt and I are Brooks converts for life. These are fantastically obnoxious in color scheme, and made a fantastically awesome difference this week—wow, were my other ones worn out. We highly recommend this brand.
Gracie is fast becoming a duct tape purse/wallet master; she recently got some Platypus brand duct tape and was super-impressed with how thick it is. She prefers Scotch brand duct tape over actual Duck brand duct tape, but she's pretty happy to make stuff with whatever anyone will supply her with.
I have a 17-23 minute window (sorry to be oddly specific) between the time Maddie leaves, wrapping up lunch-packing, and waking up the other two each morning to have breakfast/coffee and quickly catch up on blogs/Facebook links. I only click through about 3% of the links people post on a regular day (this is not oddly specific, but totally estimated poorly) and lately I find myself reading more and more things that originate from Amy Poehler's Smart Girls site and Facebook page.
I am looking forward to the end of the school year when I can finally watch Jimmy Fallon more regularly (because the alarm clock isn't ringing at 5:50 am). Until then, I just keep catching a clip here and there. This one is worth all the seven minutes, 26 seconds you'll spend watching it. Emma Stone is a star for a reason, as is Jimmy Fallon. : )