This week’s quick takes are dedicated to stuff I love. I keep meaning to participate in Hallie’s Five Favs, but then Tuesday always sneaks up on me and I miss it. What’s up with that, Tuesday?
Oh my goodness, this. Hands down, the best angry cat.
This stuff. I recently discovered Zen green tea. It has lemongrass and spearmint in it, and makes it so delicious.
But please, don’t misunderstand. Nothing can ever take the place of my true love.
Look, coffee gave me a rose. I knew it loved me too.
Maxi skirts and dresses.
Seriously. You’re draped in lightweight fabric, look put together, and don’t have to shave your legs. What could be better than this?
I now have four maxi dresses and one skirt.
Love it. Can’t wait to wear it with a white tank top and my coral chunky necklace. Sigh.
Once the warm weather ever gets here (come on Indiana) expect a lot of WIWS to feature maxi goodness.
Just finished this book last week. Oh my goodness. It is so good. I read the whole thing in abour 4 days.
It’s a story about the Holocaust, forgiveness, and family. Do it.
My new crockpot.
Sadly our first crockpot bit the dust. Actually, what happened is, Atticus somehow managed to shatter the glass lid. I’m still not entirely sure how it happened, but in my cursory research in looking for just a lid online, it is actually cheaper to buy a new one. Such is the way of modern life.
There she is. This one is a slight upgrade too. It has clamps on the handle to lock it on, and handles for taking the food with you to a party or something. This one also has a timer, so it automatically turns to warm when the cooking time is finished. Love it.
I made this awesome recipe
from Pinterest on Monday. We did not have it with rice, because it turned out sort of like a stew, so we ate it with copious amounts of tortilla chips. So good.
Today I am trying my hand at Artisan bread
in the crock pot. I know, I sounded skeptical too. But I trust the ABin5MD (Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day) people. I already have the book. I tried about a year ago to do a lot of bread making, but my oven has problems with getting hot enough for their method. So I am super pumped to try the crock-pot.
I know. I know. I am outing myself as a big fan of The Voice, that cheesy reality show featuring the golden retriever of the country music world, Blake Shelton, and Shakira. I like Shakira so much more than Christina Aguliera on the show, but I have a really hard time understanding a lot of what she says. And yet, I still like her so much more than Xtina. Then there’s Adam Levine, whose voice sounds like a girl.
I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I’ve had the teeniest crush on Usher since….oh, high school. You know, as opposed to this guy:
Have not had a crush on him since high school. But very funny.
I found a new chocolate that I am obsessed with.
Sea Salt Soiree is its name. Sounds sophistocated. Like I ought to be eating a square of it while I drink a glass of bubbly wearing silk PJs.
Really I eat a square of it with tea or coffee and while I’m wearing yoga pants.
Got it at Target, for those so inclined towards Sea Salt Soiree.
It has sea salt and roasted almonds in the 72% dark chocolate. I died.
What are you loving these days??
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