3 of My Favorite Things Right Now 22 comments

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1. 5 Things to Know for Your New Day on CNN.com

Want a quick update of what’s going on in the world? Perhaps you missed something that happened after you went to bed. I can start my day off with this top 5 list of things on CNN.com that are trending in the news. It gives me a summary of each topic that almost always involves a related tweet.



Cold Justice

2. Cold Justice on TNT

I watched the first season of this real-life crime series and was very impressed by it. It shows investigations into unsolved murder cases (cold cases) all over the country, but mostly in small towns. The frontrunners of the show are Kelly Siegler, a County Prosecutor  in Texas who has tried 68 murder cases and never lost and Yolanda McClary, a former Las Vegas Metro Police Detective who has worked over 7,000 crime scenes. McClary was the inspiration for Marg Helgenberger’s character on CSI:Crime Scene Investigation.

These two women work with local law enforcement to re-open cases. If they can obtain enough evidence against a viable suspect, they compile a case to take to the D.A. What is special about this show is the genuine concern and heartfelt desire for justice that viewers witness from McClary and Siegler–particularly with the victim’s family and friends. Dick Wolf of the Law & Order franchise is an executive producer. The second season of Cold Justice premieres this Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8/7c on TNT.



3. Tide Pods

I have previously posted about my love/hate relationship with laundry. I have come across one bright spot in doing it. Tide Pods. No more measuring liquid laundry detergent for me. I just pop one of these bad boys in with the clothes, choose a setting, and I’m done! It’s a detergent, stain remover, and brightener all in one. The entire pod dissolves in water and works in standard and high-efficiency washers.

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Are you familiar with any of my 3 favorite things right now? If so, which ones?

How often do you do laundry?

Do you get your news primarily from television, a newspaper, or online?


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22 thoughts on “3 of My Favorite Things Right Now

  • Christy @ A Woman The World Deserves

    I looked at this list and had to laugh. I am ashamed to say that every morning I grab my phone and read CNN. I just have to! Tide Pods are the best.. And Never have seen Cold Justice but always looking for a new series to watch! Thank you for sharing!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I bookmarked the link to my browser bar so I can read it every morning. Thanks Alison.

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    I’m not familiar with your three things that you’re loving right now, but I have a similar thing through the AP on my phone for things to know as I start my day. 😉 I also feel like I should check out Cold Justice because it sounds like something I would enjoy.

  • Tamara

    I do my own laundry and my kids’ so twice a week. Which isn’t so bad. It would be worse if they didn’t have TONS of clothes that were given as gifts/hand-me-downs.
    My husband has CNN blaring whenever he’s home. He doesn’t even like it but his real favorite news station is no longer available at our home because we changed our cable. I also get a lot of news from online.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      My son gets a lot of hand-me-downs too! I love that he does, but it is extra laundry. My husband has MSNBC on all day and then switches to ESPN when he’s home. LOL

  • Michelle

    Ugh I hate laundry. I’ve been making my own detergent but I like Tide. I am sure I would like Tide Pods. I get most of my news online, but we do get the newspaper. I skim it though…it’s mostly good for the local stuff.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I wish I only did laundry EVERY OTHER day! Between my son’s school uniforms, my husband’s 2-3 showers a day, and my every day clothing–I do laundry daily. Ugghhh. But the Tide Pods make it just a wee bit better. Thank you, Amber!

  • Alison S. Moore

    I love Tide Pods too!! I always put in two though and my clothes come out so fresh and soft. Your other two are going to become my favorites too. Going right now to set the DVR for Cold Justice. You have cool taste!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Thank you, Alison! I use two pods too if I have a large load of laundry. Hope you enjoy Cold Justice.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      They make doing laundry just a TAD bit less annoying. Thank you for stopping by, Erin!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      CNN is pretty cool. When I lived in Atlanta, I was able to visit the headquarters once. Thanks Kate!

  • Kim

    I pretty much avoid the news – it usually just depresses me.
    I love the Tide Pods!! I tend to do the laundry just once a week – usually on the weekend. The only exception is summer when I run a load almost every day with beach towels and swim stuff!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I know what you mean about depressing news. There are multiple murders in New Orleans every day. But yes the Tide Pods are great, Kim!

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    I only get my news from email and this CNN trend would be simply fabulous. I get all the local goings on but I’ve wanted a quick national update. Thanks friend!

    I do laundry once every 2 weeks.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      It’s such a great tool to stay on top of current events. They recently started adding trending internet topics too.