This is going to be a pretty QUICK Test Lab, I am typing this the night before a VERY BUSY day at work.. Working my way toward Christmas Vacation!!!
I LOVE LOVE the Movie Elf. Could it be because I can relate to being taller than most of the people around?? Nah... it is because of lines like this "I love to smile. Smiling is my Favorite." and "Santa! I know him." We bought this movie at the Target Black Friday sale for $3.99, SCORE!! If you want to get in the Spirit watch this movie! The bathroom singing version of "Baby It's Cold Outside," melts my heart!
STARBUCKS CITY MUGS:
I have collection, it all started with a trip to Washington D.C. for business. I wanted a trinket to remember the trip, but had no time to shop. At the Airport Starbucks I bought a mug, see the photo below. Not I have 6 or more?? From cities I love, or trips that I want to remember.. Beth, I even have one for Saint Louis.. If you ever want to give Tall Mom a gift, a Starbucks Mug would be a great start.
INDULGENCE IN A CUP:
The other night I had a hankering for some Hot Cocoa.. If you are trying to lose weight or counting WW points skip this part because this is not a Low calorie beverage. I am no culinary expert, so you won't see real recipes...but this I can do.
2 packets Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Mocha Creamer
Hello YUMMERS! Let the cup warm your hands.. Sooo good!!
Every year my family makes homemade fudge. I love this tradition! And I must say that I get my FILL every year, this is why the Tall Mom Diet won't start until 2010. I would pass on the recipe, but it is TOP SECRET!!
This year Tall Grandma bought pretzels for the kids to dip in melted baking chocolate. She had White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate. And for a kicker, she had sprinkles. Pretzel, Chocolate and sprinkles...YUMMY!!
My Tall Nephew (Truly he is heads above over every kid his age) is an ARTIST and created an AMAZING Gingerbread house. We thought it would be FUN. Being less creative we bought the pre-package version from Fred Meyer for $11.99 on sale. See the photo of our efforts above. My main GRIPE about this was that the Gingerbread Man and Snowman would not stand up. Overall it was a fun way to spend and hour... and eat some FROSTING..
I am in TEST Mode for a few winter products right now... Not quite ready for the FULL review.. But this is what I looked like last Monday. I am a cold Weather WIMP!! The next cover was GREAT because I can pull it up and down, great for WIND gusts. We ripped the tag out after we bought it, so I am not sure about the brand. Basically this is a piece of Fleece sewn together that fits over the head. I bet you could even sew your own. Besides smelling my won breath, it was nice gear to have.
SMARTWOOL SOCKS (HERE):
It is hard to tell from this picture but Smartwool has some seriously ADORABLE socks. Smartwool sent me 3 pairs to TEST and I already owned a pair my buddy Katie bought me for my Birthday. Will review all 3 pairs soon.
W's PhD Run Ultra Light Mini (HERE):
What Smartwool says:
Our ultra light cushioned W's PhD Running Ultra Light Mini is the perfect running sock for mild weather and shorter distances. Specifically designed for a woman's foot. Thanks to the WOW technology in the high density impact zones, shock and abrasion are reduced.
Materials: 69% Merino Wool 28% Nylon 3% Elastic
Tall Mom Thoughts:
To tell the TRUTH I was really hesitant to try WOOL socks...well in the Summer months anyhow. Now I am EXCITED!! I wear these socks around my house because my feet are always cold. The style of the socks is CUTE, the added cushion is very comfortable and I do not find the socks to be itchy, like I thought they would be. in January 2010 Smartwool will come out with new UNIQUE styles. Smartwool also offer Men's, Women's and Kids Apparel, apparel, accessories and slipper.
RACE ENTRY FEES:
Why oh why do Race Directors have the Registration fees go up on 12/31 and 1/1?? Hmmm?? Do they not realize that budgets are a little tight right now? UGH!! I was putting together my 2010 Race spreadsheet which includes a column for the price and fee deadlines. And you guessed it, many of the fess go up $10++ the end of 2009. REALLY?? Consider this a friendly reminder to check those races so you don't miss the CHEAPER rates.
That's all for now folks... HAPPY TUESDAY!!
**If you have something you would like me to review on a future Tall Mom Test lab Tuesday please email me. **