1.} Lemi-Shine Dishwasher Additive ~ If you don't get anything else from this post, try this stuff, it is amazing! A couple of months ago I was getting frustrated with the amount of residue left on my dishes. I saw this stuff on a blog and decided to give it a try (at a little over $3 it seemed like a reasonable risk). As instructed, I first ran the dishwasher with nothing but Lemi-Shine in it. Now, I'm beyond ecstatic with how my dishes look. I don't follow the directions completely, I only put a couple of teaspoons in with my normal dishwashing soap (less than they recommend), but the results are still amazing.
2.} Chosen Necklace ~ As soon as I saw this necklace featured on I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar, I knew that I would be purchasing one for any little girls we might get through the adoption process. They are available at a website called Cap Creations and $10 from every necklace is donated to help families with adoption expenses. What a great symbol that they were chosen by God to be a part of our family!
3.} Joint Anniversary Gifts ~ This year, Sam and I decided to get a joint anniversary gift. We've been wanting to get a nice camera for when we get the kids for a while now and I'm psyched we did! Here are a couple of pictures Sam took with it this weekend (both of which are straight out of the camera).
4.} Canvas People ~ I came across their website this spring and quickly ordered an 11x14 canvas with a picture from our Christmas card photo shoot. When I ordered my canvas, they were running a $50 off special allowing me to only pay about $17 for my canvas and shipping. What I learned is that this sale wasn't a one time thing, they are often having half price or $50 off sales. I'm itching to order a couple more, but I'm making myself wait until we get the kids.
5.} Vidalia Onion Vinegarette Salad Dressing ~ This stuff is mmm, mmm good! Although it is great on salads, I especially love it as a dip for chicken strips.
6.} Snicker's Ice Cream Bars ~ Mmmmm, we've eaten way too many of these this summer.
7.} Knit Dresses ~ I love how cool they are on hot summer days.
8.} Gotebo Get Down T-Shirts ~ Every year my grandma gets every one in the family a Gotebo Get Down shirt. I love that they are normally slightly corny (hey, you know me). In case you are wondering, Gotebo is a small town here in Oklahoma. Here are the fronts and backs of some of my favorite shirts from years past (yes, I still wear the 2005 shirt often, I love it that much). The one on the right is this year's shirt that she gave me this weekend.
9.} My Grandma's Miniature Beyonce ~ I can't describe how excited I was to pull up at my grandparent's house and see a little Beyonce in her front yard. I mean, I was so excited that I jumped out of the car and
10.} Aubrey's Birthday Gift ~ Number ten is a little bit of a tease. Aubrey's birthday gift came in last week even though we paid for it a month before her birthday (in May). I'm planning a whole post about how we celebrate Aubrey's special days, so stay tuned.