Sometimes it’s fun to just share the awesome, you know?
So let’s do this!
Here are a few things absolutely rocking my world lately:
1. The Breakfast Salad
I subscribe to a lot of random fitness/health newsletters (I guess email marketing is here to stay, eh?) and one of my recent emails (and I can’t remember which one, dangit) included a recipe for “Breakfast Salad.” I almost just deleted it because, while I love vegetables, I’m more of a “Lettuce after 11” kind of gal. Luckily I clicked through and scanned the recipe which, a week or so later, inspired my own.
Here’s what I include:
2 oz breakfast sausage (which I cook up in little mini meatballs)
1-2 Hard Boiled Eggs
Salt and Pepper
…and then right before I eat it I chop up half an avocado and if I’m feeling fancy, add a squeeze of lime.
(And if you also get that newsletter, remind me in the comments who it was so I can give credit where credit is due. Thanks!)
2. This Dog Video (and really ALL dog videos)
I don’t know, you guys, lately I am just obsessed with cute animals and seriously what a lame thing to say BUT IT IS TRUE AND I AM UNAPOLOGETIC. Sometimes finding happiness on the internet between all the criticizing and awful news of the world is hard, and cute animals are just making my day!
3. March Meatball Madness
If you are not reading Melissa’s March Meatball Madness posts, please remedy that right away. I am having food dreams about Bacon Jalapeno Burger Balls with Dill Relish and Awesome Sauce (on the menu this weekend!)
4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
You know what I have realized about myself? I love a good campus novel (random ones that come to mind: Prep, I Am Charlotte Simmons, The Secret History, Looking for Alaska…what else am I missing? RECOMMENDATIONS AHOY!)
School and College can be so dang awkward and for some reason I sort of love reading about it. I’ve been jumping into bed early every night just to catch up on campus life in this adorable, well-written novel.
5. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Tropical Mango
Do you know what season it is? Self Tanner Season. It’s been warm enough here for bare legs and let me assure you that self tanner is not so much a vanity play for me, but a courtesy for you. YOU WOULD GO BLIND AT THE SIGHT OF MY WHITE LEGS OTHERWISE. Anyway, this requires a good pre-tan exfoliation sesh and this scrub is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. No scratchy granules, no drying salt, deliciously scented, and gets the job done.
Need an impulse purchase idea for the next time you go to ULTA? This is it.
6. Fresh Flowers
$5 Daisies from Whole Foods. $6 Tulips from Trader Joe’s. DUDE: WORTH IT.
7. That Mad Men is almost back!
Nothing extra to note here: I’M JUST EXCITED!!!
8. Philosophy Anti Aging Products
Years ago I tried Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple and it worked well but I always moved on to try other things (as beauty junkies do!) But over the last few months I’ve added their Microdelivery Triple Acid Brightening Pads to my skincare routine each week and I have been BLOWN AWAY by the results. (The product is a must have if you are fretting about skin texture. It’s incredible.)
Anyway, I was watching QVC a few weeks ago (as you do) and was sucked into purchasing their TSV which was a combo of Philosophy Anti Aging Products. I was interested in the Miracle Worker line – specifically the eye cream which I have heard a ton about and subsequently fallen in love with (BELIEVE THE HYPE) – as well as the daily moisturizer. But it also came with another fun little set of microderm type products and some face washes. It’s been a blast. They all work well and the value for all the products is ridiculous!
9. Spring Scents
I don’t know if it is the weather or what, but I have been loving me some flowery fragrances. I’ve been picking up perfume samples at Sephora like it’s my job (it’s dangerously close in location to my job actually: DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER) and I have settled on a possible spring fragrance purchase: Roses de Chloe. This is strange to me because I don’t really love floral scents and I REALLY don’t love rose scents. And yet… I dunno, it must be the bergamot. It smells so fresh!
Also, I’m loving Bath and Body Works candles lately. They just had a huge sale recently and ever since I’ve been burning them like non-stop. A good smelling candle can really make your house feel homey, and they have some really springy smelling ones that I can’t get enough of!
10. And then of course this guy, just because
Tell me what’s rocking YOUR world lately