Well we woke up to a winter wonderland this morning…actually more like howling wind and the sound of sleet beating into the side of the house is a little more like it. We’re in the midst of a Nor’easter…and it’s a few days shy of Spring! Ughh…so today I’m focusing on all the things I’m loving right now instead of the fact that at some point today I will have snow blow the driveway!
On a positive note, I didn’t think I’d get a chance to wear my new boots this year…guess I was wrong!
It has been a while since I’ve done a post like this but there are some items I am truly enjoying of late. First off in the running gear world, this blue fleece pull-over from the Gap is awesome. They actually say it’s light gray but I think it looks like a baby blue color. It is so soft and so comfortable. It feels incredibly light-weight but it keeps you so warm. I just wore it yesterday on my less than enjoyable run. I set out to try and log a few miles outdoors because of the pending snowstorm forecast. I figured it might be a few days before I get outside again so I tried to take advantage of the extra hour of sunlight and the 40 degree temps. It didn’t go well. My shin was killing me and I was chased down by a barking dog. I screamed so loud…the owner was able to call the dog home and I continued on my way in tears. Even though I have a big dopey dog of my own, my fear of dogs is still very real!
Up next are these gray skinny (slightly distressed) jeans from J.Crew Mercantile. These babies are soft and stretchy and so extremely comfortable. It doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing jeans. They are lightweight as well and will be a great piece for the Spring and Summer. Maybe that nice spring weather we were having in February will show up again next week. At any rate, I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of these.
So this magic makeup eraser cloth I got off of Amazon after reading a recommendation on a blog I follow. It works strictly with water and I can’t believe how easily my mascara comes off. I actually hardly ever wear mascara because of the chore of removing it, but since I got this little gem in my stocking, I don’t have that concern. The backside you can use to exfoliate. Pretty cool. You just wash it in your normal laundry load. The box said it can be used 1,000 times!
I just finished Chip and Joanna Gaines’ book “The Magnolia Story”. What a great little read. I really enjoyed this book. I’m already a big fan of the couple and their show and of course, Joanna’s awesome decorating style, but this book made me like them even more! It’s a quick read so if you’re looking for something to do on this snowy March day…grab a copy and start reading!
Another favorite thing is this cookbook I got for Christmas, Run Fast Eat Slow. So far I’ve made a handful of the recipes in there but the sweet potato breakfast cookie and the superhero muffins are awesome! The flu fighting chicken stew was also really good but did not heat up well for leftovers. I’m looking forward to trying out more recipes.
Then finally the last thing is a new blog I’m following called Buttons and Barbells. My friend Bekah recently launched this blog which showcases her love of crafting and cross-fit. She is really talented with all the sewing projects she tackles. Her quilts and blankets are beautiful and her crafting talents go beyond sewing to include a whole host of creative little things that anyone can make…well maybe not everyone… but you get the point. So if you haven’t already, give her blog a look. I actually dedicated a post to some of her crafts a while back. You can see some of her items here.
Well that’s it for today. I’m going to try and hit the treadmill today since we’re hunkered down in here due to this mid March snow storm! Have a good one!