So much to share… it’s been a summer of so much. While I’ve been quiet on this little website, I’ve been loud on Instagram (if you’re not following me there for updates, you should!)
Ok, real talk. I have TOO MUCH currently for one post, so we’re going to make it two. Here’s the first…
Let’s get into it…
CURRENT READ #1
I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like this summer, but I have read a few incredible things. You might remember from my May Currently post that I found author Taylor Jenkins Reid via her amazing novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
Since then, I’ve also read Daisy Jones and the Six by the same author…
You guys… this book is incredible, and so beautifully written. It chronicles the rise and fall of a 70’s super band. If you’re an audiobook person, I have to believe this book would be INCREDIBLE via audio.
Either way, at the end, you REALLY wish this wasn’t fiction and there was music to go listen to. That good.
CURRENT READ #2
Over the weekend, I decided to dive into the latest Elin Hilderbrand book (finally). I’m always a little hesitant to start a new book, as I know it’s going to complete suck me in… keep me up all night… and keep me from doing all the things. Just the same, I’m in it and loving it so far.
Just like the title Summer of ’69 notes, this book takes place during a simpler time and I love that Elin whisks us away to the islands for all of her stories – – this time, Martha’s Vineyard.
I hope you’re sitting down. Because, you guys, I haven’t traveled at all this summer. It’s weird… but I have had company TWICE, which has been amazing.
My loves Natalie and Reece came in for a quick visit. And, yes… she is just that sassy.
My friend that I’ve had the longest also made a rare trip to Colorado to visit. So happy to have Brittaney in town this summer as well. We’ve known each other more than 30 years!
CURRENT SKIN SAVER
I’ve never been one to have breakouts and I’ve had more painful, cystic acne than I’ve had in my whole life in the past few years. I did some research online to find out that this is a very common side effect to having an IUD (I have the Mirena – – and this article speaks to the connection between it and enormous zits.)
After even more googling, I found out that Renee Rouleau Skincare offers a solution. Desperate, I ordered their Anti-Bump Solution + Rapid Response Detox Masque, and you guys… I haven’t looked back. I also haven’t had a huge zit all summer. BOOM.
As extra fun, I’m going to visit her skin studio in Austin when I’m there in October. Beyond excited to gain more wisdom from these geniuses!
CURRENT PODCAST OBSESSION
I first heard about the Renee Rouleau line from the lovely Kirbie Johnson who I’ve been following on social for years. She is a BEYOND expert source for all things beauty, and she and her colleague Sara Tan have just launched a new all-things-beauty pod that you need to start listening to – – GLOSS ANGELES.
I *literally* learn something every single week from these two divas… check them out, y’all!
I just finished a pretty project/gift for a friend, which has me looking at what’s next on the agenda from a knitting standpoint. Naturally, I think I’m going to make this sweater next. Just a warning, I’m going to be obnoxious… Oh, you bought that? I make my own sweaters… lol
CURRENT INTENTION SETTING EFFORTS
I’ve been working to be more deliberate and to create some magic in my life. I recognize more than anything that the closer I get to implementing a daily practice, the quicker it’s going to become a reality.
Enter the Start Today Journal from Rachel Hollis. I LOVE it. There’s an exercise at the front of the book that walks you through how to establish your dreams and your intentions – – super helpful. While I’m not quite an everyday journal writer, I’m getting closer… and you guys, I’m starting to feel the MAGIC.
CURRENT FASHION OBSESSION
Have we talked about Vici before? I’m obsessed with their clothes, and about 85% of what I wear comes from their amazing boutique. Follow them on Instagram to get a peek at what they’re about.
Warning: Their stuff is incredibly cute. Free return shipping; store credit issued on returns
CURRENT SUMMERTIME FOOD OBSESSION
We literally do this every summer here on NTTC… but it’s tomato season, and I’m completely here for it.
Every single weekend, I’m shopping tomatoes. Whole Foods tends to have the best in these tiny, candy-like containers of cherry tomatoes. Ahhhh… so good.
CURRENT SUNSET PEEKING
I replace my damaged, builder-installed mini-blinds on Halloween of last year, and an unexpected perk of having these new window treatments installed is a nightly peek of the Colorado sunset. I’m completely in love with them.
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