Love A La Carte features all the little things that make my life just a little more delicious.
♣ Going to bed early with a book and snuggling into the covers. Right now I’m reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief and Eat, Pray, Love. I’m making reading a priority again this year and I’m hoping to complete 26 books this year – that’s one book every two weeks. What are you reading right now?
♣ Chili of all kinds: white, bean, meaty, so spicy it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Our church is having a chili cook-off on the 31st and my roommate is making her “World’s Spiciest 5 Bean Vegan Chili”. YUM. There’s something so comforting about a big bowl of chili. It’s tasty; it’s healthy; it’s comfort food. What’s not to like? Best when served with cornbread, of course.
♣ Movie marathons with good friends. There’s nothing better than settling into a day of laughter and fun indoors when it’s cold outside. Of course, board games and card games work, too. It’s more about the company than anything else.
♣ Starbucks gift cards.
♣ All the awesome Alice in Wonderland related things lately: Alice on SyFy (dvd coming in March), Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (coming to theaters in March), the soundtrack and score to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, the Interactive Adventure, Urban Decay’s Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows Palette, and the following from Etsy: this lovely charm necklace, this whimsical White Rabbit necklace, these distressed tags with ribbon, the Mad Hatter tote bag – perfect for your copy of Lewis Carroll’s works, and a great necklace which proclaims proudly the most famous line “curiouser and curiouser” for all to see. Anyone else love this story as much as I do?
♣ Warm sweaters and sweatshirts on cold winter days.
♣ Wearing my boyfriend’s flannel pajama bottoms to bed.
♣ Hot cinnamon spicy tea.
♣ Reading about happy things on It Made My Day. What made your day today?
♣ My office is doing a Jeans for Haiti week – we get to wear jeans all week Tuesday – Friday this week if we donate $10 to rescue efforts in Haiti. A coworker organized and took donations and I think almost everyone in my office donated. ROCK ON. If you’d like to donate to the relief effort, check out the awesome work that 12for12kis doing and donate here: http://12for12k.org/2010/01/13/12for12k-supports-hope-for-haiti-please-help/. 12for12k donates the money to Hope for Haiti. (And, considering Avatar cost 4 times more than the amount of money the US government is sending to Haiti, perhaps you can skip seeing it (again) and send that $10 to the relief efforts. What do you say?)