Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite…. oh, wait. Sorry, I got a little carried away. I mean, I do love raindrops, but not just on roses and I’m actually allergic to cats, so yeah.. That being said though, I must hand it to Rogers and Hammerstein / Julie Andrews because they really hit the nail on the head with that song. Aside from medication and vacation I cannot think of a better way to get your spirits up than to think of some of your favorite things in the world.
As Michelle mentioned earlier this week, the Tipsies have been in a bit of a funk for the majority of the past month. In particular there was one day last week that set me deeper into my Summertime Sadness. I sat there at my desk with notebook in hand and started making a list of some of the things that I enjoy. I have compiled a short(ish) list from my longer list for you to peruse:
Y’all. This stuff is amazing. I use it all the time: between shampoos, as a styling product, to help revitalize my hair on the rare times I go out after work. I’ve tried several different brands and I’m thinking about posting a comparison in the future because no two dry-shampoos are the same.
Cherries are absolutely my current fruit obsession. Now that they are at a reasonable price at the market I will buy a bag a week and completely devour them. I prefer the dark red Northwest Cherries over the Rainier Cherries. I think they have more flavor and juicy deliciousness. YUM.
I am a self proclaimed foodie and love good bread. I’m trying to cut down on the amount of bread I eat and have primarily purchased English muffins as my source of bread. I fully support the nooks and crannies of the Thomas Brand muffins and believe you should only ever split English muffins with a fork; never, ever slice them open with a knife.
I once heard someone say that people don’t really know what they want in a cup of coffee… they think that they want a dark, rich, robust brew when in reality they prefer something milky and weak. This cannot be further from the truth for me. I have been drinking coffee since I was a child, thanks to my grandparents giving my sister and I a little bit of coffee with a lot of milk and sugar. As I have matured I truly want a good dark roast that I can’t see light through. Yes, I add milk and sugar most of the time, but there is nothing better in the morning than a strong cup of excellent coffee.
If pasta or noodles are in something, I’m going to eat it. I love pasta. Some people have comfort foods like mashed potatoes and gravy, fried chicken, or chicken fried steak. My ultimate comfort food is a giant bowl of pasta with just about any kind of sauce: a hearty bolognese, lemon and olive oil, marinara, alfredo… mmm… pasta.
I have never really been a jewelry kind of girl, but I am in love with wrap bracelets. So much so that I am thinking about doing a little DIY project in the near future to seriously increase my wrap bracelet collection.
I am jeans girl. My current job allows me to wear jeans every day if I felt like it and I did. After a while though even I got a little tired of wearing jeans everyday. I started branching out and discovered that I absolutely adore a good float-y dress or skirt.
It’s delicious. I like the bubbles of soda but usually not a fan of how sweet they are. Seltzer water is the perfect solution to this. It has a clean, crisp taste and I highly recommend it.
I love the idea of heels, but I am a major klutz and usually cannot be trusted to walk safely in regular heels. Kitten heels are my solution. They make me feel like an adult, but not like a kid dressing up in my mom’s clothes and shoes.
During my Doctor Who withdrawals I watch Torchwood instead of re-watching all of the Doctor Who episodes until the premier of the new series. Of course it is not the same at all, but it’s a good show and I love Captain Jack. I mean, who doesn’t? #CountdownToAugust23
Yep, that about sums it up for me this month. Stay tuned for August Obsessions in a few weeks (#DoctorWho, #PeterCapaldi)