My goodness. You blink these days, and the month is gone. I find this especially to be true for summer… If anyone has a pause button, please press that thing! I certainly could use about 5 more months of summer.
Adele is back on my rotation. Did I mention I’m going to see her in Nashville in October? Well, I am. She was just in Denver… And all the pics, postings, and videos have me super excited to see her (and Jaede and Angela who will also be on that adventure with me!)
Snapchat. I signed up (as @NoThanksToCake, of course), but I literally have no idea how to use it… The filters they have tend to annoy me, and I’m not sure if I’ll like it. I’m pretty much there to stalk out my thirteen year old niece. Maybe she could give me a lesson.
Current Makeup Find
I did it. I went to Ulta and played in the Bare Escentuals Gen Nude lipstick line. Oh my goodness!!! So many pretty colors that I want! I settled in on the Icon shade which I love, but I think I need Boss too. Go check them out!
Current Food Obsession
I should really let you guys guess… And I’m sure you’d guess it exactly: TOMATOES. I literally cannot get enough tomatoes, and have dedicated my summer to enjoying them in as many ways as possible. Here’s a few ways you can jump on my tomato bandwagon. Click on the images to see the recipe details!
And… there’s a new tomato recipe coming this week! This roundup of NTTC Tomato recipes is another great spot for ideas… yum!
Current Home Improvement Project
I did it! I am getting new floors!!!! Beyond excited to see how pretty these new floors look and to say sayonara to the wall-to-wall brown-ness I’ve been living in.
Pics of the final product to follow…
Current Aging Situation
I turned 39.5 this month. Hot damn! This 40 thing is REALLY happening… I can’t believe it either.
I finally went to see Me Before You: The Movie this month. Special thanks to Melanie for going with me to see this tearjerker. LOVED it!
I am reading so many things right now, it’s really kind of weird. I’m working my way through “The Joy of Half a Cookie”, I’m listening to “A Year of Yes” on audiobook, and I’m peeking at “You are a Badass” on the regular too… I’m all over the board, and mostly, I’m craving fiction. I plan to add Margherita’s Notebook to the mix (thanks, Rachel Ray mag for the recommendation) because I obviously need a 4th book rocking right now.
Current Entertaining Adventure
I’m about to plan a “floors-warming” party to celebrate my pretty new floors in a few weeks. I’m thinking brunchy foods + a tarot reader, because that’s how I roll…
Current Summer Luxury
Having my BFF just a text/phone call away. For the first summer in as many as I can remember, the fabulous Dr. Angela is actually spending her summer between semesters RELAXING and being at my beck and call (or maybe my text and call?). Regardless, I’ve loved chatting with her and connecting so often this summer. School starts Monday… So who I am supposed to tell my nonsense to then??
Current Radio Fave
I’ve listened to Wake Up with Taylor on Sirius XM for a MILLION years… And legit consider Tay and Kenny to be my besties. There have been SO MANY announcements as of late: Tay announcing that she has a girlfriend and thatKenny is leaving the show… I’ve been listening On Demand lately just so I can stay up to speed. The show is on Sirius XM Stars M-F… HIGHLY recommend it!
Current Vacation Planning
The next few months are about to get INSANE. Not only do I have a trip to Florida to see my dad scheduled for September, but I’ve got FOUR trips to TN planned between now and the end of the year. FOUR. The highlight of the trips: Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle on Broadway? Yes, I love my girl Kelly and that show… So that will fantastic, but my also long-time partner in crime and favorite travel companion is celebrating a big birthday in December that is going to most certainly make it a December to Remember… Wait until I tell you about this!!!
Current Super-Double Secret Find (Between us girls)
So, one of my friends introduced me to a new fashion accessory that I can’t live without. Have you heard of the Jockey Skimmie Slipshorts? Um, totes wearing them right now under a maxi, but they’re thin, breathable shorts that protect your thighs from heat rash on crazy hot days. Run don’t walk….
Current Meditation Find:
I need to talk to you guys about meditation sometime soon, because it’s amazing and because it can change the world. Note to self.
In the meantime, I’ll tell you that I am SUCH a fan of Oprah and Deepak’s 21-day guided meditations. They offer free courses a few times a year… And you should get in on this action! More details on the app here.
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