A Few of My Favorite Things

collage

Today, I wanted to continue with my theme from yesterday, which was introducing myself a bit more to you all.  I am trying to convey the message that I’m not always Debbie Downer and, OCD aside, that I do enjoy many things in life.  All day at work, I was thinking about what I wanted to write about and then I came up with the idea of making a collage of some of the things I love most that I own and that I think make my life a little more interesting and easier and, therefore, are definitely worth sharing with the world.  In the collage, you’ll notice that each image is numbered and I have written a corresponding description for each image. FYI, these are not in any particular order.  Enjoy 🙂

1. As I have mentioned previously, I really love cats.  I can honestly say that this infatuation didn’t come about until I actually owned my first house cat.  There are clever, curious animals and my cat, Chester, is always entertaining me.  He takes quite a bit of my daily anxiety and stress away.  The “cat” with him is a stuffed animal from my childhood.  It’s the cat, Salem, from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

2.  This is a picture of BB cream, a product that is a moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen all in one.  At first, I thought it was going to be way too thick for my taste, but it goes on so easily, blends well and you really don’t need much at all to cover your entire face.  What’s even better, I have never broken out because of it!  This particular bottle is one of four that I own and it is made by the Korean cosmetic company, Hanskin.  However, I think that a lot of drug store brands (e.g. Loreal, Garnier, and Maybelline) are now making their own BB cream.  I HIGHLY recommend this product.  It has caught on in Korea like wildfire to the point that even men are using it.  (Psst!  My boyfriend uses it.)

3. This is a funny one.  My sister brought this figurine back from Loch Ness.  This is the only thing in my home that I could really link to “the unexplained.”  I am a huge believer in cryptozoology, the paranormal, and conspiracy theories.  Weird?  Yeah, I know, but it’s all totally interesting to me.  I have been on an Oak Island kick for the past year or so.  If you don’t know what Oak Island is, I recommend you Wiki it.  It’s so interesting and it might just make you a believer as well.

4.  This is something that many of you might not recognize.  I had never seen one until a couple of months ago when my sister had a Scentsy party (prior to which I thought it was totally nerdy).  This is a Scentsy warmer.  Scentsy is a company and they make these warmers, which heat up fragrant wax cubes with a light bulb.  They are totally safe, easy to use, and smell great.  I actually own two of them.

5. In the past year and a half, I have become obsessed with essential oils.  They can be used for just about anything.  I particularly like peppermint to help aid in digestion and to ward off nausea, which I get often for a number of reasons.  Their uses range anywhere from household cleaning to cold symptom alleviation.  I love them and I recommend them to everyone!  Make sure you get the 100% pure oils.  Thieves oil is the best 🙂

6. This is a picture of Korean food.  I just went into my cupboard and pulled out some of the stuff we had in there to represent my love of Korean food.  There are days when my nausea is particularly bad and I can’t stand the smell of Kimchi or Kimbap, but other days it is all amazing to my taste buds.  I bought all of this at one of our many local Asian markets.

7. Ah, my bookshelf!  After selling off most of my book s a year ago, I have managed to broaden my collection once again.  I love reading because it helps me to escape and to really use my imagination (I know that’s super corny).  I remmeber reading my first novel in third grade and have been a lover of literature ever since.  **I just wanted to point out that any Twilight books on this shelf do not belong to me and I have never read them ;D  Sorry if you’re a fan.  Hands down the greatest vampire novel of all time is Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.  No other book with replace this for me.

8. This is my relatively young tea pot collection.  I have always wanted to start collecting tea pots, but never really got around to it until my grandma gave me these three tea pots, tea cups, and saucers.  They are all beautiful and I can’t wait to see my collection grow.

9.  It has already made an appearance once in my blog, but again, here is my Jinpoli hula hoop!  It’s a fun, fast, and simple way to build ab muscles.  Love it and would never part with it 🙂

Ok, so I know that was a random number of favorites, I kind of wish now that I would have rounded it off to ten because that odd number is really bothering me, but there it all is.  I hope this gives you a better idea of who I am and hopefully you can relate to some of it.

Best,

Megan

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38 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. Megan, I like your collection. Many of my favorite things are in there too, =^..^= especially cats. Maybe #10 is a post of it’s own? Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the picture. This is great. BTW, I’m a conspiracy theorist, too. So much more interesting than the alternative.

  3. Loved the Loch Ness monster. I was lucky enough to actually visit the loch once-upon-a-time years ago but Nessie wasn’t receiving visitors. I was very disappointed.

  4. You like a lot of Korean stuff! I am living in Seoul (maybe you saw on my post that you liked, thanks for that!). It’s pretty cool!!! ^_^

    1. That does sound cool. I estimate I will move there in the next few years and will probably be there for awhile. Id love to here more about your experiences. It might help prepare for the transition!
      Best,
      Megan 🙂

      1. Awesome! Just keep checking out my blog for posts about living and loving it here. 🙂 Of course, let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help.

    1. Do it! It’s sort of fun to have something random to collect. Two of the ones in the pic are English bone china, which is my favorite I also have a korean teapot that’s not pictured. I highly recommend it friend 🙂
      Best,
      Megan

  5. The hula hoop has made a dramatic recent splash. Justifiably so, it seems. Many of life’s best things are simple and inexpensive. I liked your list. Thanks for liking my post on Sun, Snow and Ice.

  6. Because all of us were therefore busy together with the move (and working with the arrival associated with a new baby a small amount of over every thirty days later), we didnt place open all those boxes for quite a while. In certainty, we didnt even go to those container until the center of the fall season.

  7. Love your collage! Your kitty looks a lot like one I used to have, I don’t have Twilight on my bookshelves, I used to collect teapots, I love all things Nessie, and I’ve dabbled with essential oils. I have never tried Korean food or BB cream (but I may have to, now), I love Scentsy (but can’t afford it right now), and I’m a hula hoop flop. It’s amazing how many points in common we have.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I have become quite in love with Photoshop and the collage is one of my many creations (admittedly it is one of the less silly ones!). Definitely try Korean food. This might be difficult to do depending on where you live. I’m fortunate enough to live in a city where it’s plentiful. I love it when others share their interests 🙂 It’s a great way to connect with others. Thank you for noticing!
      Best,
      Megan

  8. Adorbs! <– I know thats just a terrible word, but I couldn't help it. If you mesh up a few of your things you would come up with a Korean version of Hello Kitty. And she says Adorbs! Don't ask where that came from… but I think that was a great idea, very brave, I might follow your idea if I can muster up the courage!

  9. Love the collage, especially of the cat and Korean food. Any chance that you’ve taken pictures of beef or chicken bibimbop? :o) I never had that before until I flew to Sydney, Australia on Korean Airlines. For airplane food, the bibimbop was awesome! I tried some real bibimbop at a Korean restaurant when I got back and have been hooked on it since.

    1. Whoa, you flew Korean Air? That’s probably one of the nicest airlines in the world in my opinion. They have some of the best service. (I’ve never flown personally, but that’s what everyone says). Bibimbop is a great food! I think it has a little of everything in it, which makes it not only delicious but healthy. If I ever do eat it, it’s at a restaurant. I promise, next time I go to a Korean restaurant and I order the Bibombop, I will sneak a picture of it!
      Best,
      Megan

  10. Hello Megan!
    I hope you’re doing fine. I’m glad to see that you liked my post, I’m thankful for that to you. I hope my blog will keep you cherished always. I really liked your description about few favorite things. Its really humorous and interesting too.
    Keep writing!
    Cheers!

  11. I appreciate your situation- I have Dystonia- an “off the wall” Neurological disorder . I’m handicapped- not stupid”. I go to a therapist. I decided that I am now normal- I have not been cured- I just refuse to isolate because I look different. Keep plugging- it’s got to get better- it certainly cannot get worse.

    1. You are a strong person to come out of such a difficult situation so well. It’s beautiful to see someone with such amazing fortitude, as well as a great deal of wisdom. You’re a lovely spirit 🙂

  12. I love your collage idea for introducing yourself to your readers. I am a very visual thinker, so this helps me relate to you on a much more personal level. A picture’s worth a thousand words and all;)
    Love your teapots and essential oil selection! Remember to add “therapeutic grade” under important things to look for in a high quality oil.

    Blessings to you ❤

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