1. Election Day!
Happy Election Day, everyone! I love Election Day and I love voting! For all of you Gilmore Girls fans, you know when Lorelai has to pick up Rory from the police station and says the quote about how Rory loves voting so much she moved her “I voted!” sticker from outfit to outfit and then finally taped it to her purse when the sticky ran out? Totally me the first time I voted. Oh, who am I kidding, it’s totally me now.
I don’t care who you vote for, but please just GO VOTE.
2. Flameless Candles with a Timer
I would have NEVER given these things a second thought if my sister wouldn’t have told me how marvelous they were. I’d heard about flameless candles, but it never occurred to me that some of them have timers. THE TIMER MAKES IT AMAZING. At 6pm, all these beautiful, realistic candles come on in my house. And at 10pm, they go off. Automatically. Magic. No work from me. It is amazing how much a little candle light can make a dark house go from depressing to cozy and comfy. I want to buy them all. They make me so happy.
3. These guys.
Aren’t they amazing? I know that ceramic animals are all the rage, but I love how quirky and different these two are. And guess what? They’re from Target (in their Christmas section). We still need to figure out names for them.
All you have to do is text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in the Northeast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. It might not seem like much to you, but it can go a really long way to help folks that are really struggling right now. Right after the big tornado this spring in Pekin, I saw first-hand how vital the Red Cross was in the immediate aftermath. Giving them money to do the work they are trained to do is the absolute best way to lend a hand.
5. American Horror Story.
We started watching AHS (the first “season”) on Halloween and have plowed through so many episodes this past few days that I’m embarrassed to say the number. It is amazing. Absolutely amazing. Creepy, interesting, heartfelt, sweet, totally weird, dark. Granted, I’d watch Connie Britton read a phone book—love her—but even without Tami Taylor, AHS rocks. So excited to see how this storyline ends and start the new one.