Monday, May 17, 2010

Spreading some love

Sam, from the ruby Turtle hippie times shared the I Love Your Blog award with me! As Jenny DB would say - BLOG BLING!!

With this award I am supposed to share 10 things that I love.

1. I love trying new recipes. I especially love when they turn out well, as in these, this one (chicken stew, need I say more?), these tostadas and this salad. I am planning on trying this Grilled Halibut with Peach & Pepper salsa from Cooking Light on Friday evening.

2. I love how I feel after I work out. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Potts and I headed to the gym around 4pm. When we were wrapping it up after our workouts, I saw several girls getting ready to leave. They delicately blotted their faces. I just laughed. Here I was tomato red in the face, sweat dripping over my whole body & my hair a twisted, frizzy curly nightmare. Somehow I doubt they got the benefit that I did out of the afternoon gym time.

3. I love our deck in the spring/summer/fall. Often on Friday's after work you'll catch us lounging out there with a bottle of wine & a few beers in our serving buckets. Often reading, sometimes just catching up on our days.

4. I love a great salad in the summer. Often, we'll revert to 3 or 4 salads a week. They're just so yummy!! Topped with fresh fruits or veggies, nothing is more crisp & cool.

5. I love summer time & beach weather. Something about the heat & the sultriness in the air, the ocean breeze, the way my hair gets out of control (I just go with the curl), the lack of responsibility, the ability to sleep in & just relax. Take me to a beach & I am home.

6. I love to travel. Even with all the travel I do for work (and will wonders never cease? I'm in town now for the 3rd week straight!) I still love to get out & see new places. I have a list of places that are on what I guess you'd call a bucket travel list. Will have to share that one day.

7. I love new shoes. I'm currently on the hunt for a pair of great wedges as well as nude pumps for the office.

8. I love time spent with my family. It is quite precious to me & I'm planning a day for just my mom & myself this coming weekend. We may do a little deck re-planting - my gerber pots aren't going to make it. They've molded. Sigh.

9. I love planning special things for the people I love. I'm currently planning Mr. Potts' 35th birthday party - shhhhhh - it is going to be a surprise!!! My niece's 6th birthday is the day before his, so we'll have to plan something uber special for her too.

10. I love meeting new blog people. So if you're new here & haven't introduced yourself, please do! If you've been following me & I haven't made it over to your blog to say hi, let me know!

I'm taking easy way out on this one. If you'd like to play along, please grab this & go for it! Come back & let me know if you do so I can come check out your lists!

Happy Monday Y'all!!


Dee Stephens said...

We like a lot of the same things. I tried a fish recipe like that last year but with oranges and cilantro.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I love your list!! I can't wait to hear what you finally come up with for Mr. Pots' birthday bash...I know it will be just perfect. He is quite lucky to have a Mrs. Potts like you.

I love new shoes...that thrill never gets old. :) Have a great week!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Good salads and sipping wine on the deck!! Sounds perfect! :)
Good luck with the Surprise Birthday Party! I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Ohhh I heart your whole list! One of my absolute favorite types of dates is when Hubs and I will pick out a new recipe (or a couple) and spend time in the kitchen laughing and talking and cooking. :) We practically live on salads in the summer, really it's salads and the grill for us the whole summer! And I love that amazing high after a good workout, I love feeling the strength in my body. I seriously miss our deck, we had a deck and a huge porch at our house in boston and I miss them soo bad!

As for a nude pump, I have been looking for a couple of years and finally found one I love. I got the Nine West Rocha style in the Porcini color from Piperlime and I love them so much. They are the perfect color, the leather is incredibly soft and luxurious feeling and they are quite comfortable to boot! I hope you'll post your wedge find once you pick them out, I'm on the hunt for a pair myself!

Anonymous said...

How fun! All of these things sound great! For nude pumps, check out nine west. They used to have some adorable ones!

MCW said...

I am looking for perfect summer shoes and cannot find any that I like! Was at the HUGE Bloomie yesterday and couldn't find one pair I loved!

bananas. said...

um this list is perfection! and now i want 3 to 4 salads, new shoes, grilled halibut and more deck parties in my life :)

here's to summer and all it's wonders.

Brittany Ann said...

I feel the exact same way about the beach! We better go when we're together!

We really should live your closer! You're our kind of people!

Lil' Woman said...

I love the summer just sitting out on the deck BSing and drinking.

Jenny DB said...

mmm.. summer sunshine, enjoying some wine or a beverage on the deck, with my boys... my favorite!!

i have some blog bling thats been in my drafts for a couple months now, kinda being a slacker. glad everyone else is on board with it though :)

any good ideas for the misters bday yet???

Samantha said...

these are good loves to have!