Things I Love: Thursday!

As of 7:30 this evening, my first week of classes for the Fall Semester of 2009 has been completed. I’m taking 4 classes and really only need 3 to graduate, but took an extra one to remain full time. I’m taking The Teaching of Writing, Special Education, Reading & Literacy, and Ceramics! I can’t wait to be able to snap some photos of the projects I’ll be making. I’m not the most artistic person, but ceramics was something I always loved in high school. Maybe it’ll help to relax me throughout my last semester before I Student Teach? So, with the new school year up and running, I’ve found some new things to love, and some things that will be keeping me happy for this important and bittersweet semester.

I’m at school at really crazy times, so I sometimes need a snack to tide me over during that awkward after lunchtime but before dinner time period. I saw an ad for Ritz Crackerfuls in my US Weekly, and they were referred to as “The Grown Up” version of cheese and crackers. They pack 5 grams of whole grains per serving and are made with real cheese. I’ve tried the cheddar and picked up some of the four cheese flavor today. They really do satisfy you when you need a crunch, and anything with cheese in my opinion automatically gets points for me.

It’s only been two days but so far I’m loving my Ceramics class. I’ve rolled out all four of my slabs for my tile series project and look forward to smoothing them out and starting my carving on Tuesday. The only thing about working in clay for 4 or more hours a week? Dry hands! I constantly wash my hands as it is, and have raved about this lotion before, but if there are any other ceramics students out there, I definitely recommend this! Eucerin is the best product ever! Wash your hands and apply when your hands are still a bit moist. Works like a charm and absorbs quickly.

Since we’re all trying to cut back on expensive purchases I switched from my beloved MAC Green Gel Cleanser to try a cheaper alternative by Neutrogena. My friend Kathleen recommended it to me and I’ve been using it for over a month now. It smells delicious, has fun little beads that refresh and exfoliate, and it truly does wake me up when I’m washing my face in the morning. I still miss my MAC, but during these times, it pays to be frugal where you can.

And last but not least…I love Keith. He’s been keeping me calm throughout the first week, and trust me that is a full time job. Not only does he take me out for dinner, he lets me poke his nose, and is just plain awesome. I never include him in a TIL post, but it should be mentioned that I definitely do love him. <3


  1. Holly Says:

    Those crackers look really good! I’d buy them if I saw them at the supermarket!

  2. Vanessa Says:

    Those crackers DO look good. I wish I had some right now. I’m not a big loation person, but I do use it when needed and the one you mentioned does work. My sister would probably like the face wash you mentioned, but for me, I prefer some old fashion Dove bar soap..

  3. lindsie Says:

    Hey .. my friend introduced me to the Eucerin hand creme, omg it works soo good! And also with the Neutrogena face wash that works good, it works good if your half asleep in the morning and need a refresher! So I was reading about you and I think it’s so neat that your still with your “middle/high school sweetheart” .. that goes the same for me, im married with kids now! But anyway I wish you both the best of luck and I love your site :)

  4. Felisa Says:

    I’m definitely gonna try Eucerin now… someone else I know absolutely loves it. It will be perfect for my job now — filing apparently effs up your hands (I didn’t know about that at all).

    Oooh I’m going to try those crackers. :) I also love wheat thins sundried tomato & basil. Those are amazing — you should try them!

  5. Deanna Says:

    Last school year we had to take Elementary Creative Arts. I am not that artistic either but I think that was probably my favorite class. I found out that making nice art isn’t as difficult as I thought it was. I was very proud of some of the stuff that came out of that class. I look forward to seeing pictures of your creations.

  6. Sean Says:

    Do you get to put your ceramics in the kiln and glaze it yourself, paint it yourself or is it just like making it then destroying it?

  7. Bella Says:

    Ooh ceramics! Have fun with that! I can’t wait to see your creations.

    Those crackers look amazing dude. Now I’m hungry. Haha. Anddd, Eucerin hand creme is my absolute fav.

  8. Cecilie Says:

    Thanks for the tips you posted:) Those crackers looks really good:)

  9. Justin Says:

    I could use some of that creme! I’ve been washing my hands nonstop to combat the swine flu, so they’re all icky now…… no ceramics involved! XD

    Anything with Ritz in the title is bound to be yummy!

  10. Jennifer Says:

    Ah, Eucerin. I’ve been using that lotion for as long as I could remember. I have little “affairs” with sparkley, scented lotions from time to time, but I always go back to Eucerin. It’s never greasy, does the job, and I like to get it unscented so it doesn’t smell weird with whatever perfume or powder I’m wearing. Plus, I tend to sit there and smell my hands when I’ve got something good smelling on them. Then I just look like a creeper.

  11. Cecilie Says:

    Sorry for the re-post. I wrote the wrong website address in my comment. This is the right one.

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