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It’s a new series! Sometimes I just have a few random things I’m really digging … not enough to wax poetic about for an entire post, but too fun/cool/amazing to keep to myself. I hope you like it!
I bought this stamped Indiana necklace at a craft fair back in December. I hadn’t been wearing it much, but something about tank top/tee shirt weather just begs for me to show off my Hoosier pride! Of course, I can’t remember who made it for the life of me, but you can find similar ones on Etsy.
I had my hair cut and colored last week, and on a whim I asked the stylist to show me how to style it wavy. My hair has some wave to it, but whenever I try to style it that way I end up looking like I just gave up. Not cute. So she used this product
in my hair and showed me how to use a diffuser (turns out I’ve been doing it wrong all these years – too handsy). She basically changed my life – it looks like how I’ve wanted it to look for years and it lasts for 3 days!
I got my second Stitch Fix this month and it was awesome (You can see what my first Fix was like here). Everything fit beautifully and I wanted to buy it all. Sadly, cooler heads and realistic budgets prevailed (we have this little trip coming up, you see), and so I only purchased 3 of the 5 things. I bought the sailboat dress, which I would’ve never tried on in a million years, but absolutely love. I wore it to a wedding last weekend. I also bought the embroidered sleeveless shirt and the maxi skirt. I’ve worn them several times already, both together and with other things. I told the stylists when I scheduled this Fix that I had a wedding and some travel coming up. Not only did they listen, but they hit it out of the ball park with their selections for me. I scheduled my next box for September – can’t wait to see what it brings!
Have you read The Giver by Lois Lowry? I had to laugh, as we talked about choosing it for our next book club book. The girls all remembered it as being required reading in middle school. I’m (ahem) a little older than they are … the book wasn’t even out when I was in school! It was required reading for Elena, though, so I read it, too. I loved it, and it was a perfect book for our Mother-Daughter Book Club. The movie (with Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift) is coming out in August. Read it before you see the movie!
I’ll completely understand if you don’t believe me when I tell you I’ve found my favorite way to brew coffee at home. I kind of have a coffee-making appliance/tool buying obsession. BUT GUYS! THIS ONE IS THE BEST! It’s pour-over coffee. You’ll need a digital scale (which I already had – every kitchen could use one), a gooseneck kettle (I have this electric one and love it), some sort of receptacle to hold the brewed coffee (hence the beaker), and a ceramic coffee dripper. I think it’s a trifecta of things that make me love this set-up the best: it’s not expensive, it makes damn fine coffee, and it takes me back to my laboratory days because I get to whip out a beaker.
What are a few of your favorite things?