Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ten new discoveries

While visiting a blogging friend (hi, Caroline) today, I decided to join in on a meme in which she’d been tagged. Caroline changed it up a bit though by her decision to share ten new discoveries rather than just ten things she loves.

When you really think of it, it’s rather difficult to come up with ten new discoveries, but I put on my thinking cap and got to work. So for what it’s worth, these are ten new discoveries that I (mostly) haven’t shared before.

1. Dundee ginger preserves. I bought this jar for my husband at Zabar’s in NYC recently. We’ve always loved marmalade and although I also bought a jar of that as well, I thought this would be something he might also like. I’m the one who fell in love with it, though.

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2. Nars blush in orgasm. I bought this blush despite the name (although I think the name is sort of fun). It’s the color that I’m in love with, baybee. It’s not the color in the blush in the photo but this is the only photo I could find. I think it’s the most natural looking color of blush I’ve ever used for my skintone.

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3. These free textures from les brumes on Flickr that I discovered two weeks ago. Here’s a sampling of them:

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4. This blog which I just discovered today. Actually, she discovered me first and when I went to visit her I ended up smitten with Bella Della Farm. I’m not so quick to add new blogs to my blogroll because I hardly have time to visit everyone as it is. But I couldn’t resist.

5. Another photo assignment at Pioneer Woman. And this time it’s on dogs. You should see the entries. I had a moment of self-doubt which lapsed into ever so much more than a moment because some of the photos are just so good. But I went for it anyway and entered this. I like the green in it and was hoping it would catch her eye.

He lives for frisbees

glee106. Glee is returning in April with new shows.

I love Glee.

It makes me smile.

7. These camera straps from Boneca Linda, who wrote me today and thanked me for posting about them here.

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8. These photos I found in my old camera bag. I had completely forgotten about them. They were taken by me and are of my son and one of his best friends, Alexis, before their senior prom in May 2003. They had promised each other that they would be each other’s dates if neither of them was seeing anyone at the time of the prom. We did a mini-photo shoot at a garden belonging to one of Alexis’ relatives.

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9. These earrings which I had also forgotten about for over ten years, maybe more. I found them in a little jewelry box and recently began wearing them again. I think they’re fun.

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10. This Nike TV commercial, entitled ‘The Human Chain’ that began airing today in our area. It’s excellent.

If you’d like to play along with this meme, please do so. Let me know when and if you do so I can come and see your new discoveries! Gotta go. LOST just began!

26 comments:

ELK said...

i ALWAYS learn so much from you Kate and it is always FUN!!

Betty said...

Those are ten great things.In order for me to do this I would haave to go out and find ten new things. I love your earrings.
♥♥ Love Hugs and Good Thoughts ♥♥

Emom said...

Ooo so many wonderful things...I would have a difficult time coming up with discoveries...but I am gonna try it out. Love Glee, ginger preserves and George (I would always vote for him) Good day!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

This may come out sounding wrong, but you could take a photo of a plate of rocks and make me want to either eat it or buy it or both, because of the spin you put on things visually as well as with words.

There should be advertising agencies busting down your door to work for them or even better you should have companies using you as the official tester/promoter of their goods.

I don't even WEAR blush, my sister WORKS at Sephora, and I want to buy some.

You're very talented.

just jill said...

Ditto CBW!! :-)

Mental P Mama said...

It really is always fun to come over here....

Cloudia said...

Such fun!



Aloha, CG


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Julie Harward said...

I like the photo you have submitted and I also like the 5th one down in the previous post..how he is running right at you with the red frisby in his mouth...I was struck by his beauty and the black and white with the red..love it! :D

BUSH BABE said...

Discoveries... hmmmm. Will think on it.

As for PW's assignment, I am adding Axel to the pool too. It's getting quite intimidating in that group, isn't it? Love the shot of George with the green!

Will check out those free textures!
:-)
BB

Caroline said...

OMG...awesome! I am so glad you played along...and I love that blush! xo

Jayne said...

All very fun things! I enjoyed my visit at Bella Della. :c)

A New England Life said...

Thanks for the heads up on the new textures!

I'm loving Bella Della Farm and am now a follower. Wish I'd known about the jewelry giveaway. I've been coveting Lisa's site lately and wanting 2 of her necklaces so badly! My daughters too. No work, no necklace : (

I knew you'd be excited about the photo contest! I entered a photo of Winston.

Glee ... I love Glee! Come on April!

Is it raining there? It sure is here! But maybe it will help the bulbs start to grow.

Sharon

altar ego said...

Great meme. I think I'll play tomorrow since I just posted for today. I LOVE the Nike commercial! I even included a link to it on my blog the other day! Great picture of George. Everyone talks about the Pioneer Woman and for no good reason I have resisted visiting her site. You may have just tugged on my last ounce of that resistance, however, by referring to the photo contest. I don't enter contests, but I like the challenge of creating something different than I would think to photograph otherwise. And dogs? Ugh, if only the weather were better, the yard less muddy, the dogs more obedient! Need to work on that latter part. Anyway, it was fun reading your answers. Have a great day!

Oz Girl said...

I found your spelling of "baybee" interesting, as that is exactly what I named one of our cats years ago. I just wanted to be different with the spelling of Baby. :)

If you're smitten with Bella Della Farm, then I'm just going to have to go visit her today!

I'm lovin' those camera straps, so I will also check them out... and maybe PW's photo assignment. I have several dog shots I love, but I'm not sure I will be in the league of the participants!

ro said...

Dear Kate,
Saw the commercial over the weekend and like you, thought it was pretty terrific. Nike always does the best!!!!! I found a ginger jam/jelly at a store in Gruene TX and just loved it. The flavor was just right, not too heavy, not too light. Just right. OMG, now I sound like a commercial!!!! Thanks for sharing Kate, great post. Hugs and Kisses

ro said...

Dear Kate,
Saw the commercial over the weekend and like you, thought it was pretty terrific. Nike always does the best!!!!! I found a ginger jam/jelly at a store in Gruene TX and just loved it. The flavor was just right, not too heavy, not too light. Just right. OMG, now I sound like a commercial!!!! Thanks for sharing Kate, great post. Hugs and Kisses

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I love discovering new blogs, but even though I discovered your a long time ago, I always leave totally enthralled to have discovered something else about you.

CJ xx

These Nine Acres said...

Glee...I love Glee! Can't wait for it to come back on.

I will be checking out the textures, of course ;0)

Thanks for the head's up!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat stuff. Alway's interesting to see this kind of post.

maggie said...

I want to know what you eat for breakfast. Where do you get all you energy girl. Such a zest for life. I tried the wordle thingy so thanks for that idea and how to go get it. Your freely sharing of yourself is much appreciated.

big hair envy said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!! Thanks for brightening my day:)

Oliag said...

So much fun to come here and discover new things and new places to visit...all while looking at beautiful photos:)

As soon as I saw PW's challenge I knew you should and would join in...I will be rooting for you and George...my Kaja refuses to let me take a pic of her...something bad must have happened to her in her puppyhood that involved a camera:)

xo

Daryl said...

I apologize, I didnt see this posted .. so I was worried for naught .. dont you love Orgasm? NARS has the best names for their make up colors.

And I am betting George's photo makes the finals ..

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the ear rings and love love George :) i hope he wins the photo contest! and YESSSSSSS I am a gleek!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the ear rings and love love George :) i hope he wins the photo contest! and YESSSSSSS I am a gleek!

Donna Henderson said...

For my personal best discoveries, see the sidebar on my blog where I list the "Best Blogs I've Found." This one, of course, is there and would be very near the top of my list, were the sites ranked by my degree of admiration. I want my blog to be as cool as Kate's! And then there's George, of course, among whose fans I am solidly in line.