1. Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages in Old Town Alexandria and I am officially OBSESSED with it. They have beautiful handmade gifts from all over the world. I fell in love with all their gorgeous blue and white ceramics made by artisans in Vietnam. Not only are you buying an unique gift, you're also supporting these artisans and their villages.
2. The Bachelor
The Bachelor. In fact, I usually hate the show. My roommate grew up in the same town as crazy pants Jenna so we decided to give this season a chance. As much as I hate to admit it, I am absolutely HOOKED. The level of drama and crazy is so out of control, how can you not be drawn in? Those girls are vicious...and I can't wait to see what happens next.
Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends. You should challenge me to a game! lwood15
4. Say Yes to the Dress
Say Yes to the Dress is one of my favorite shows! There's something so uplifting and happy about watching the brides find their perfect dress. I also love seeing the different styles and personalities of the brides. Does anyone else watch this show?
5. A Prayer for Owen Mean
A Prayer for Owen Meany in high school and I recently decided to re-read it. I remembered absolutely loving it but since I had read it so long ago, I couldn't remember all the details. I'm so glad I decided to give it a second read since I fell in love with the story all over again. Owen's courage, determination, and blind faith are inspiring. The story is also so real. It doesn't gloss over the pain of losing someone you love but at the same time emphasizes that things always work out in the end. If you've never read it before, I recommend putting it on your 2012 reading list.