Friday, December 3, 2010

Five Favorites for Friday

I've decided to start a little weekly blog thing called "Five Favorites for Friday". Every Friday I'll post five of my favorite things. I figure it'll be a good way for you all to get to know me a little better. Let's see if I can remember to actually do this every Friday! (Get-to-know-Heather Fact #1 - I'm forgetful.)

1. The Starbucks Red Cup
I don't know what I love more - Starbucks coffee or the red cup it comes in this time of year. I get very excited for Christmas and the red cup is just one of the many things that reminds me that the holidays are upon us. It just makes me happy. I also love the fact that Starbucks brings out their peppermint flavoring this time of year. A peppermint soy latte just tastes like Christmas.

2. Sparkling Water
I have always thought that sparkling water was for those uppity people that thought they were too good for regular water. I remember going to Europe for the first time and the waiters always asked if we wanted water 'with or without bubbles' and my family and I would laugh and request it without. But when I was on my honeymoon, I drank a lot one night and was sick of alcohol after that. I ordered sparkling water on a whim and loved it. I've been buying it ever since.

3. Gold Class Cinemas at Redmond Town Center
Joe and I discovered this gem one day when we were trying to find a place to take his nephew to see a movie. We weren't allowed in because it was for 21+ only. So we made a point to go back ourselves a couple weeks ago and it has changed the movie watching experience forever. You sit it huge comfy recliners and waiters serve you alcohol and real food. I honestly can't think of a better way to watch a movie, unless you actually had a theater in your own home.

4. Christmas Lights
I usually hate the fact that it gets dark so early in the Winter. But during the Christmas season, it's actually kind of cool because as I'm driving home in the dark I get to see all the beautiful lights on people's houses. They make the street glow and no matter what kind of day I've had, they always make me smile. I can't wait to get lights for our own deck!

5. Wedding Photos
I know, I promise to post some wedding photos soon. It's just that I'm being selfish and exploring them slowly and repeatedly on my own before picking the ones to share on here. But I will say that I absolutely adore the photos I received from our photographer. They turned out beautifully, even though she didn't have a whole lot to work with (we were forced to take most of our photos in the lobby of our hotel). I'm seriously so thankful to her, and for my cousin (a bridesmaid) for recommending her and getting her to give us a deal. :)
What are your favorite things this week?


  1. We haven't been to the movie theater in about a year and a half, and now, I suddenly feel a very strong need to have a movie watching experience like THAT! Oh man, I wish we had one of those nearby (although I'm sure my wallet is secretly happy!).

    Love that you're doing this! And I can't wait to see the wedding photos!!!

  2. This is a great idea - can I borrow it? :-) So first; LOVE Fivebucks (I mean Starbucks) - well, it almost costs $5 every time I go. I don't go that much anymore so when I do, it's a big treat! Those movie places are great! When I lived in the DC area I went all the time. And of course holiday lights are so beautiful! Ah, and I cannot wait to see the wedding photos either!

  3. That's a great idea for a Friday theme! :) I can't wait to see more wedding pics!

  4. @Brandi Oh, it's terribly expensive. Definitely a once-every-few-months type of outing. But when we can afford it and justify a night out, it's soooo nice.

    @Kim Absolutely you can run with this theme! That would be fun to get a bunch of people to do it. :) Sbux can be expensive, yes, but I normally just get a tall drip... simply so I can look at the cup all day.

    @Ellie Thanks! I'll work on posting the professional pics soon!

  5. Love it! I adore the Christmas season and buying gifts, and wrapping gifts and decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music and puttingthe gifts under the tree and opening gifts (are you seeing a theme here?)

    I adore peppermint hot chocolate and homemade eggnog and hot buttered rum!

  6. @Kyra I love that you love Christmas as much as I do! And now you have my mouth watering for peppermint hot chocolate and hot buttered rum!