1). I get so giddy when I discover Etsy shops that are so
my style, or a style that I love but never knew existed. I could just buy up everything from the Happy Little Lovelies
shop! Simple, cute, and whimsical pieces that would be great for everyday wear or for special occasions. Since I'm no fashionista, I usually try to look for sweet accessories to accent my usually drab outfits.
2.) For a while now, I kept hearing about "chambray" shirts and had no idea why these denim-looking like tops were so trendy. I asked for fall fashion help on Facebook one day and received a plethora of information about chambray. Apparently it's different from denim as it's softer, almost linen-like. So, I had to check it out. The next day, I went to Old Navy
and saw an entire section devoted to this fabric. I'm a bargain shopper and pride myself on never buying anything (apparel) full price so when I saw the red sticker on one lone shirt that was in my size, I knew it was meant to be. I am now the proud owner of a chambray shirt - slightly darker than the one pictured above and it was less than $15 plus I had $10 certificate. It's quite comfy with a pair of (black) leggings.
3.) The In-Between
, by Jeff Goins
is a book about "embracing the tension between now and the next big thing".
I've only started reading the book but it had caught my interest because I have always felt like I've been waiting for something... something big, more, better, etc. This book talks about savoring the in-between - the times of waiting, the ordinary, the mundane, the everyday... there are lessons in these moments if we only slow down to see them. I'm looking forward to reading more...
4.) It's funny that I would enjoy listening to The Alton Browncast
because I usually don't like watching Alton Brown (was never a fan of his show, Good Eats) on TV. He's a little quirky. But listening to him talk is quite amusing - it makes work less dull and the day go seemingly faster. I learn new food facts, cooking tips, and hear him chat with some of his Food Network pals like Giada de Laurentis and Bobby Flay. Fun stuff!
5.) Koo Chung
is an independent Christian artist that I discovered years ago when he opened for a Jeremy Camp concert in NYC. It's been a while since he came out with new music so I was excited to hear that he had a new album out called, Brick by Brick.
I happened to be on Twitter recently when he was doing a giveaway for a free download of the album...
and I won! I've been listening to it at least once a day, the melodies and lyrics stick with me and are especially good for unwinding and meditating on at the end of the day.
This was a bit lengthier than anticipated, I'll try to keep it less wordy next time! ;)