5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. Sugar Free Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Gum. I am trying really hard to eat clean lately. This is very hard for me because I love “dirty” things like pizza, bagels, and chicken nuggets, and CAAAAAARBS. Candy is pretty much off limits for me too. I’m not sure if this gum is necessarily “clean” but I love it and it is a small cheat, I guess. Huh, huh, I said I love dirty things. (Ignore that Mom.)
  2. Water, water, water, blah blah blah. I like water. I have to drink a ton of water. When you get old like me it becomes important to hydrate to keep your skin clear, your system running well, and your trips to the bathroom plentiful.
  3. Runa Amazon Guayusa Tea (Unsweetened Mint Honeysuckle). This stuff gives you a weird kinda tea buzz. Like, it’s not coffee but it’s stronger than tea. It tastes delicious though with the mint and honeysuckle.
  4. Cardi B “Be Careful” Music Video. OMG I LOVE THIS WOMAN and I am still working out to her album “Invasion of Privacy”. This song with this new video is actually my favorite lately. Oh dear . . .
    • The karma for you is gonna be who you end up with. You make me sick . . .
    • You even got me trippin’. You got me lookin’ in the mirror different. Thinkin’ I’M FLAWED because YOU inconsistent.”
  5. THE ROYAL WEDDING!!!! If you follow me on social media, um, you might know that I am a little obsessed. I even had a royal wedding slumber party with my mom and then she got me up at 4:30 a.m. I’m glad she did because we got to see everyone arriving. I was that pumped about it! I DO NOT get up at 4:30 for, um, nothing!

5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. Baby Emersyn. My sister and her husband had a little girl! She is so little and cute! And that means I am an auntie again! I get to buy girlie stuff again!
  2. My 5 Wives. I have this fascination with reality shows about polygamy. I really love them because they have just the right amount of drama and you can tell how much they love each other too. I mean, the whole purpose of polygamy is to build a large family (and religious stuff too) and personally don’t see the harm in that–unless it is something agreed upon and not forced–which is how these families on television seem.
  3. My Garden.  My mom came this weekend and we created a garden and wildflower beds. The garden has spinach, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, rosemary, lavender, sage and purple viola flowers. It was hard work hauling all the soil and mulch, but we did it and it looks fantastic (if I do say so myself). We also added a bird feeder and bird bath for my cats’ entertainment. There’s also a rose bush thriving that I completely forgot about!
  4. Finals are over at the university where I work. That’s about all I have to say about that. Well, and I welcome the quiet.
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale. Okay. Let me just say something about this show. It is disturbing. Very disturbing. It’s also fascinating. You gotta see it to know what I mean.

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5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. I, Tonya movie. This is one of the better movies I’ve seen in awhile and the soundtrack was amazing. I’ve always been in Tonya’s corner. I cried when I was a kid watching her skating in the Olympics. Even back then I knew she was the best. Tonya is a fighter. I think her story needed to be told if you believe her or not.
  2. My Magic Mud Activated Charcoal Toothpaste in Cinnamon Clove. This toothpaste is BLACK! It tastes like Christmas–probably because of the clove. Anyway, I’ve been using it for a few weeks and I’m noticing a little difference–nothing like professional bleaching tho. I like that it is a little more natural than what’s at the dentist office.
  3. Dirty Little Secrets Lip Gloss in Nude Beach. It’s glossy, not sticky, and smells like kettle corn. Do I really need to say more?
  4. Cardi B. At first when I heard the song “Bodack Yellow“, I was like, whoa this woman is very intimidating. It was hard to relate to what she was singing about, but it was catchy. Then, the more I started to see Cardi in different interviews making strange noises and being silly, I was like, I love her! Plus, she is so beautiful! I’ve listened to two albums lately, “Invasion of Privacy” by Cardi B and “Boarding House Reach” by Jack White and I’m keeping Cardi’s “Invasion . . .” in my rotation and giving Jack the boot. (This might be his worst album yet.)
  5. Royal Baby!!! Kate and Prince William had another boy! I just love the royal family! I am excited about the name they are going to pick. From what I’ve read they are leaning toward Arthur. SQUEEEAL!

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5 Boho Jewelry Finds For Festival Season

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Bangles and Beads. Adorn your wrists with hammered silver or tarnished bronze bangles and cuffs. They sound like a Moroccan bazaar when you move to the beat. Layer them with a few mala bead bracelets and you’ll be dancing toward Nirvana.

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Vintage Silver and Bronze. Necklaces and dangle earrings look their best in the sunset light in shades of vintage silver and bronze. You can be sure to sway your way all the way from Coachella to Burning man with these well worn standbys.

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Hippie Love Beads. They’re back, man and they are groooovy. Layer a couple strands with a thin silver or gold chain for an updated look on a vintage piece. Plus, the colors go with anything.

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Feathers and Fun. Braid a few feathers in your hair or wear them on a long necklace. Feel light and breezy wearing a pair of silver feather earrings as you make your way to the front of the crowd.

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Crystal Visions. Stevie saw the crystal visions and now we are seeing them too–all over our festival jewelry. From clear quartz points to amethyst chunks, crystals are having a party in the jewelry aisle. You can even find a few druzy geodes to sparkle under the stage lights.

I offer all of these boho jewelry options and MORE on my Etsy shop MysticTeaTrinkets.etsy.com!

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5 Things To Like This Week: Instagram Accounts

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This week I’m a bit more focused in liking things! This week I’m sharing my top 5 Instagram accounts. Instagram is my new favorite “thing” for both my personal account @nikole.lynn.sd and my business page @mystic.tea.trinkets !! <—–Pssst! You should follow them too!

  1. @jinti_fell This is the sweetest account devoted to a small family who started out living in a van and are now residing in Bali. They are vegan. They are lovely. And they have the most beautiful daughter. Not to mention some of the most beautiful drone footage and photography on Instagram (and Youtube–I actually found out about them through Youtube.) It is so relaxing to watch this family and their journey.
  2. @thetrapwitch Sometimes you need to hear the truth. Sometimes you need your spiritual adviser to be a bit more blunt than a “spirit junkie” or a Rumi quote. Enter “The Trap Witch”. (What is a trap witch? Just urban dictionary “trap”. I’m not going into it here.) Tatiana gives daily readings in her IG stories that are spot on. She also offers readings through her website www.thetrapwitch.com. I enjoy following this talented woman who is definitely going places.
  3. @gypsyon__ Hanna and Pablo are g-e-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. Some seriously pretty people here. I am in awe of Hanna’s acro yoga ability. It is amazing to see someone bend like that! You can tell that kind of talent comes from tons of practice, practice, practice. They also promote the clothing they wear and teach acro yoga classes all over the globe for a living. This Instagram is also part of their income stream. Smarties too!
  4. @blackhillshounds This Instagram page is run by my friend Ashley with her four dogs! They are so cute! I am not a huge dog person, but this Instagram makes me rethink that! Ashley also makes homemade dog food for one of her dogs that has a food allergy. Plus, this page will donate dog food! Use code “blackhillshounds” for 15% off, 4lbs donated each sale!
  5. @brockohurn This is the “man bun” guy. Brock is easy on the eyes and ears and brain and  . . . He’s very handsome (and sings country music into his phone in his truck) and he seems like he would be a genuinely nice dude. I’d give that a follow.

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