Whoa… how in the heck is it the end of July already??? Oh, summer… slow down!!
Let’s talk about what’s going on Currently! So much…
I’m definitely enjoying “summer reads” this year. Beachy, fun, chick lit has been all over my Nook. Including these two!
I read The Matchmaker earlier in the month and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! One of the best of Elin Hilderbrand, if you ask me… and I’ve read most!
This week, on my little mini vacation, I’ve started reading The Vacationers. A few of you guys have recommended it to me, and I can’t wait to dive into it!
I’ve been listening to a bunch of Train this month! I’ll share more about how it all went next week… but I got to see a private concert with these guys on the USS Midway this week! OMG…
Favorite Song: Hands down… Drops of Jupiter. Takes me back to my college days… their new stuff is great too. Love these guys!
Current Beauty Find:
Bright lipstick. This summer, I’ve started wearing some great bright-colored lipstick. I just love it, and it brightens up your smile… so fun!
I’ve been inspiring some other blogger friends to try these colors too… so first, let me tell you that they’re just Revlon. And, you can find them at your local Target, Walgreens, etc. They’re part of the Revlon Matte Balm collection, and are those crayon-style lip colors. As a bonus, these are minty too! Try them out, and let me know what colors you love!
My faves are Unapologetic (a super-bright coral), Standout (a pretty, pretty red that appears to look good on EVERYONE), and Showy (a lovely pop of fuchsia.)
Current Nail Color:
I keep switching my polish, but I’ve ended up with black on my nails this week and Essie’s Butler Please for my toes… there’s something about me and blue right now. I’m just going with it…
This month, I also tried my first Paloma. Um, so delicious! And, what a lovely alternative to the super-high calorie seniorita called the margarita. I just pinned this recipe so that I can learn to make them at home…
It is fresh, made with grapefruit soda and so refreshing! Perfect for summer. Try it!
Current Guilty Pleasure:
I bought a new bag. It was at Nordstrom Rack… it was scared and alone, curled up in the fetal position. It was scared.
Was I really supposed to leave it behind?? Good news, I don’t change out my purse very often….
I have a new snack that I can’t get enough of… Have you tried Balance Bars? Thanks to my friends at Balance Bar for the introduction to these AMAZING bars this month… such a fan!
OMG… the Cookie Dough and ESPECIALLY the Peanut Butter. Perfect snack… and they totally feel like you’re cheating.
Try them. You’re welcome.
Current Favorite Show:
I really may delete this category for next month. I just don’t watch much TV…
In preparation for my rockstar competition this week, I got a few new pieces to take to San Diego, including my first jumpsuit!
This is a pic from the shopping adventures… but it has since been altered for length and accessorized to perfection! The San Diego recap post will have the final look… very excited to share!
I keep losing things. When I’m stressed, there’s no telling what I’ll do… but losing the makeup bag I keep in my purse last week and throwing away some new flip flops I bought are just a piece of the crazy that’s been happening here.
By the time you’re reading this, I will have seen the ocean, relaxed a bit at the pool, and returned to my normal, quirky (yet less crazy) self.
Current Online Find:
I absolutely love this commercial, and the fact that so many brands are aligning themselves with empowering young women. Amazing work, Verizon…
Current Words of Inspiration:
I got a random envelope on my front doorstep last Friday. And, inside of it was a message that I needed to read…
With all that’s going on, my friend Jen unknowingly sent me the exact message I needed, at just the right time. I love it when that happens… and I love “just because” packages. Note to self: I must do more of these for my people!
I can’t even begin to tell you guys how grateful I am for everything these days. For all that fills my days, for the people who make my world, and all of you who visit my little space on the internet.
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