Tuesday, May 15, 2018


I don't know about you, but I could use something a little more on the lighthearted side. So here are a few of my recent favorites in all sorts of categories.

Drugstore Makeup (or drugstore-ish price range): Loreal Pro Glow foundation, L'oreal Colour Riche lipstick in vintage rosewood (really sheer and lip balmy), Pixi liquid lipstick in Really Rose, Persona Identity eye palette (neutral but perfect)

Not Drugstore Makeup: Soft Glam eye palette, Buxom Lip Cream in Cherry Flip, Dior Lip Glow, Laneige lip sleeping mask

Spring perfume: You by Glossier (really light and clean smelling)

Summer perfume: Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder (smells like suntan lotion in all the best ways)

Books: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner (the author has several more book so I'm definitely going to look them up); The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, Something Like Happy by Eva Woods

TV: We just can't quit American Idol even if the new season hasn't quite held up to the original; Rory loves The Kicks and Just Add Magic (both on Amazon Prime); we all watch Survivor; I like The Good Place; Brian watches Designated Survivor and BlackList.

Instagram accounts:
  • meredithtoering is a young woman living in China who is the director of Morning Star, a nonprofit organization for orphans with severe heart disease. Her account is inspiring and hopeful as well as funny. 
  • LauraIz (from the book Naptime with Joey) - mom who dresses her daughter up and takes her picture while she's sleeping. This little girl is Rory all over. I'm not super interested in other people's kids so it cracks me up that I'm watching a 2-year old do normal things like eat and nap and play at the park.
  • johnbcrist. No explanation needed.
  • JamieBGolden - always good for a solid laugh out loud kind of laugh
Music: Goodbye Road with Johnnyswim, Drew Holcomb, Penny and Sparrow, Reckless Love by Cory Asbury, Adam Young instrumental

Podcast episodes: The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey episode #190 (Jackie Hill Perry), That Sounds Fun episode #73 with Alex Seeley

Random favs: watching sports with Camden (we're in the middle of basketball playoffs right now), watching Rory dance in the living room, walks with Brian, Voxer messages with mom and my 2 sisters