Hello May

Where did that month go?! Oh yeah, most of it was spent dealing with a broken website. I’m currently absolutely still livid with GoDaddy, who have been nothing but useless when my site has been down and broken. Instead of helping, they want me to pay for an upgrade that is not guaranteed to even work. So I’m currently weighing lots of different options. But that’s a story for another day and time. New month, who dis? May has come like a whirlwind!

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I just happened to finish and thoroughly enjoyed reading Drive by Daniel Pink. I had read his other title, A Whole New Mind, for a class and really loved it. So when I saw this book at a friends house, I asked to borrow it! I gave me perspective on finding “drive” and motivation within myself to do work.

I’m embarrassed to admit I’m one of those people that secretly really like Drake. Sue me.

Somehow I came across this holy grail of snacks at Trader Joe’s called Bamba. Which apparently is an old Israeli snack favorite. Imagine the texture of a cheese puff but with the flavor profile of peanuts. It’s quite amazing.

All my blue jeans have holes in the now…I’m annoyed but now see that it’s a good time to maybe find jeans that aren’t skinny jeans. All my denim that isn’t J Brand are vintage Levi’s. I need something new. The hunt begins.

I was loving my mixed metal Madewell earrings so much, I bought other ones! But Madewell has been killing it with their earring designs. I really hope they aren’t stealing the ideas from another brand, but I absolutely love almost all earrings they have out right now!

Hello April

How is it already April?! I have been insanely busy at work. Which has got me motivated to breathe life back into this blog! I’m finding some much needed focus. I have a few fun posts in the works and a whole lotta catching up to do! So here are my April favorites. I think this is also my 12 year blogaversary! A whole other post for that is for another day :)

more than a month April 2018

I decided to give this modern classic, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller a try. I’m actually finding it really difficult to read. I’m still hoping it gets better – I’m just not used to reading stream of thought type of novels. Except that’s what the book is know for!

I’m the kind of person that really enjoys listening to the same old music over and over. So when I accidentally came across the artist Cuco (in an Instagram Story of all randomest places possible), I was instantly hooked! Check out his album here.

My guilty pleasure? Sparkling water from a SodaStream. It seriously is the most refreshing thing ever. I’m trying to convince my coworkers that we need one in our office!

Many years ago, I used to own these high waisted navy blue pants from the Erin Fetherston Target collaboration. (Click here if you want to see an old post with me wearing them.) They’ve been long donated to a thrift store, but I want something like that again. I can’t even tell you how many navy blue pants I’ve tried on in the last few months but nothing, absolutely nothing works! But, I think I may have finally found a pair that works.

I have a confession. I don’t enjoy purchasing things that aren’t clothes/apparel online…I am a firm believer right now that I need to try something before I buy it. So I’m not clueless towards the Glossier phenomenon. But I don’t know anyone personally who had tried any of their products, nor was there anywhere where I could get my hands on samples! So when a pop-up shop opened here in San Francisco, I zipped over! I got a few things, but my favorite right now is the Generation G lip color in Zip! I may have try the other colors eventually because I’m really into a natural looking lip right now. But because I get extreme chapped lips, I need something on my lips at almost all times!

Hello March

I had this idea of a simple way for me to catch up with you guys, as I get all my regular posting back in order. I want to post something like this at the beginning of each month! So I was determined to do this today, even as the clock was ticking and all programs on my computer decided to freeze! I still did it!

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I randomly came across this book when someone else suggested it. And boy, was it surely the strangest book I have read in a good long time!

I’ve been craving new music, but kinda lost on what to listen to right now. So as I’ve been driving around, I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I’ve been enjoying our local jazz radio station!

The Bay Area is eons behind in this match craze. I can only get my fix at certain places.

Since going to Mexico in December (the last time I felt warm) I have wanted to plan another vacation. I’m torn between something fun like NYC or something adventurous and far like Barcelona!

In non-stop rotation – every single pair of black boots in my closet. Because A) Rain B) Cold C) Rain & Cold. I can’t seem to get dressed up or want to ruin my other shoes.

Care to share any of your current cravings too?