Welcome to Love it Keep it, where I chat about things I'm lovin' and keepin' this week. And since the Olympics start tomorrow, I thought I would do love it keep it Olympic edition! I love me some Olympics. I love the team spirit and background stories on all the athletes. I love the Olympic gear. I love the opening ceremonies. I love the action. I love seeing the athletes get emotional during the medal ceremony. I look forward to even numbered years just so I can get my Olympics fix!
So, first up for love it keep it....the must have item this year, the Vancouver 2010 Red Mittens. So of course, I love them and want them! All proceeds are going to support Canadian athletes, which, even though I am not Canadian, I like. I'm all about supporting our Canadian friends. Apparently, these cute mittens are selling like crazy, and are hard to come by. I tried to order some online...but the shipping cost was more than the mittens. I did spot some on eBay, but the price was a little higher than I would like. I still want them...so this one is a love it want it!
Now, for my favorite winter Olympic sport....curling. Yes, I also love figure skating, the luge, the bobsleigh, and speed skating, but curling is my favorite. In 2006 I think I watched every match! The husband and I had just started dating and getting serious...and I got him hooked on curling too! We are so excited to watch it again this year! Love it!
And who doesn't love the Olympic mascots? Meet Sumi, an animal spirit who lives in the mountains of British Columbia, Quatchi, a sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada and who's very fond of hockey, and Miga, a young sea bear who lives in the ocean. I mean, how cute are they? Go to Vancouver 2010 Meet the Mascots to read their stores...seriously, they are adorable...I have a crush on Quatchi.
My next Olympic love it keep it is Matt Lauer and Al Roker from The Today Show. They always learn an Olympic sport and then perform for the viewers. During the summer games they did rhythmic gymnastics, as pictured above. The winter before that was the luge...hysterical! I love this segment! I can't wait to see what they are going to do this year!
And last but not least is the Team USA red scarf. Love it! I love all the Olympic wear....the husband and I will be sporting team USA shirts I picked up from Target during Christmas. So excited!