Tom Segura on Pandora. So I listened to some stand up this week while working on orders for my Etsy shop. Tom freaking cracked me up. Seriously, the one about when he met Mike Tyson had me crying. It was hard to concentrate because it was just too funny.
Fresh Steamed Meal in a Pouch. My grocery store has been doing this thing lately where they offer salmon and shrimp with veggies and garlic and spices mixed together in a brown paper pouch. You then cook the pouch in your oven. It’s great. It’s the perfect size and it’s super easy.
Slime Videos on Instagram!!! I love the tactile sounds they make and how they feel. The flwocks, the pops, the thwacks, and crunches of slime being manipulated in a one minute video. Guilty pleasure 101. Anyway, who would’ve thought that slime would be such as big thing. I even ordered some of my own from Etsy shop: Northwest Slimes. Ya. I do realize I’m a big kid.
Catbird Online Retailer. I do really like to only promote Etsy shops and local shops, but this one is too great to pass up. Catbird even has a candle called “Tarot Deck”! I especially like their “Home and Gifts” section. Hold on tho. Some of the stuff is nutzo expensive, but then they have a little chocolate box for $8.50 or a small ring dish for $11. Silly catbird store.
Florida Water.Florida water is something I recently started using for my cleansing routine-my aura cleansing routine. I have yet to purchase a bottle, but I have a bar of soap made with it and it works so wonderfully and it smells divine. Rumor has it, you can add it to your floor wash, your laundry, and your bathwater to cleanse and protect you! I might see if I can find a way to add this handy product in my products over on Etsy.
History of the Eagles on Netflix. I listened to a few documentaries this past week while I was working on the Etsy shop. The first was about the famous writer Joan Didion. It was good, but the Eagles Doc was better. I just love hearing all the band drama and gossip. I also love hearing how songs were created and about the creative process in general. I also have to completely disagree with “the dude” on this one. The Eagles don’t suck.
My birthday was this week. As I celebrated my 37th year, I was reminded how awesome my friends and family are. I heard from so many people online, on the phone and in person. It really was a special day. Then my mom and I made a special trip to have lunch (I had the best crab ever!) and to pick up an antique rod iron bed frame I purchased as a birthday present for myself. It really was a great birthday this year and I am so thankful for the people in my life.
Sun Dried Apricots. I like them when they are a little chewy and not gooey. Sometimes you can get them at the store and they are too gooey. I get them from a bin at the natural health store and they are just right for bringing to the office and snacking on.
Hearing Geese Overhead. You don’t need your phone/the television to tell you winter is coming. You can hear it overhead. I love to hear the geese calling overhead. Then when you look up, you can’t see them, or you can and you catch a glimpse of them in V formation floating across the sky.
Chris Stapleton. So this guy has written a ton of country songs for other artists, but I am really into his stuff right now. He also paired with Justin Timberlake on a song. He has that classic southern rock/country sound I like so much.
@gypsyon_ Instagram Account. I’m in love with watching these two do acroyoga. These two, a woman and her boyfriend are mesmerizing and you really get a sense of their connection both on and off the yoga mat. It’s also really neat to see how the human body can move like that!
Barefoot in the Park. I rarely watch classic movies, but my mom does and she had this one on the last time I was at the house. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford perfectly play two adorable newlyweds. This flick is a great romantic comedy that’s still relevant over 40 years later.
Jiffy Pop stove top popcorn. This is the kind of popcorn that you put on the stove, shake and the aluminum foil top expands out. It’s awesome popcorn too. I bought some for myself when I was preparing to binge watch “Stranger Things”. Delish.
Watermelon Sorbet from Cherry Berry. Seriously, who doesn’t love frozen yogurt places where you can add your own toppings and then get bent over when you have to pay by weight. No, but really, our Cherry Berry has a watermelon sorbet that is out of this world.
HALLOWEEN!! I couldn’t think of anything more than this! Halloween is almost here!
Doterra Essential Oil Diffuser. My mom gave me a diffuser and lavender and I loooove it. I use it most nights when I remember to do it.
Sun Touch Plus Light Box. My mom likes to give presents. Lucky me! LOL. Anyway, she gave me a light box and I really like it. I set the timer and turn on the Ion switch when I am creating the beaded necklaces for my shop or putting together orders. I’m thinking it will come in handy this winter.
Sleeping With Other People on Netflix. Jason Sudeikis is brilliant and he is hilarious in this movie. I was laughing so loud at several parts I bet my neighbors were wondering what was up. What? Plus, I kinda have a crush on him now. What?
Prepping. On Sunday nights I prep lots of things. Here’s why: #1 I am not a morning person, so I need things to go smoothly in the a.m. and #2 If I don’t prep I make terrible food choices, wardrobe malfunctions, and I don’t go work out. So that’s what I do, I prep some meals (not all–good god), my outfits (and accessories), and I pack my gym bag for the entire week. I’m sure this is not a new tip to anyone, but it really works for me.
Get the Lead Out featuring The Black Crowes and Jimmy Page. Um. Oh my god. I just caught this show and it is definitely on my list of things to LIKE this week. My two favorite bands smooshed together into one live program and I don’t have to go to a crowded bar to see them? YESSSSS. It was recorded back in 2000 and I’ve heard bits and pieces of it on my Pandora, but this compilation was great.
Gyro making kit. OMG this is so good. It’s made by a company called Opaa!, which is adorable. Anyway, I got mine at Walmart. It contains the best lamb/beef strips, tzatziki sauce, and pitas. You get three to a box, which is perfect for me. I also did a little happy dance when I was eating each of these. I love foods that make me happy and I haven’t had a really good gyro in a long time.
Hurricane by The Band of Heathens. Right now, I have a bit of an obsession with New Orleans–the music, the food, the spirtual side, the graveyards and the architecture. This song gives me goosebumps. (Check it out at the bottom of this entry.)
Gaga: Five Foot Two on Netflix. I about lost my shit when Gaga performed at the Superbowl halftime show last year. This woman really is an artist in time when pop music really isn’t doing it for me. Plus, I’m also 5’2″.
The Mountain Between Us. This was a great survival/romantic comedy. I’m serious! Also, you gotta see it in the theater because of the beautiful scenery (and the popcorn and soda). I’m not going to ruin it for you, but it was great. Plus, I love watching Kate Winslet act. She has such beautiful features, even in a survival setting. Idris Elba was not bad either. Ummm hmmm.
Anything Halloween at this point. I’m particularly fond of popcorn balls, Hocus Pocus the movie, and hocus pocus in general; Black cats, spiders, and pumpkins. You get the idea . . . Bring it!