Happy December! Today was the first time it snowed this season. I just realized it’s not even winter yet! Here is another round of some things I think are great, especially now that I’ve been, and will be, spending more time staying toasty indoors.
Hot Toddy. I have this big bottle of yummy Myers’s Rum, dark of course. I used 2 tablespoons making tiramisu and I didn’t know what to do with the rest of it. Luckily(?) I got a terrible cold after Thanksgiving that commenced with an awful sore throat. I googled remedies and one thing that came up was a “hot toddy.” There’s a bunch of variations out there – different kinds of liquor and some have various combinations of spices, but basically if you take a mug of hot water, a few tablespoons of rum or whiskey (I use 2-3 tbsp), a spoonful of honey, and juice from a lemon wedge, the result is a cup of steaming, delicious, soothing sore throat relief. It is also highly effective in taking your mind off how much being sick sucks.
Taylor Swift’s new album, “reputation”. It’s so amazing what Taylor Swift is capable of…she really can reinvent herself, and write some killer songs! I think “Delicate” is my favorite. Been listening to it on repeat since it was released on Spotify.
The Google Pixel 2. I’ve been on Project Fi for almost a year now. My first phone with this provider, a Nexus 5x, fell victim to the infamous bootloop. So I got a full refund! And took advantage of the cyber Monday deal for the Pixel 2 ($100 off + free Google home mini!). The camera on this thing is INSANE(ly good). I’m not a selfie person but I’m finding myself taking selfies with the portrait mode and it is hands down the best phone with the best camera I’ve ever had.
Jane the Virgin. I think this is tied for my favorite TV lately with Riverdale. It’s just so good. It makes me cry and laugh and ruminate on my life and my relationships. I’ve been rewatching the first season since I was snowed in this weekend. Team Michael forever and ever D:
Holiday season is upon us! Okay okay it’s only November, but I’ve been listening to Christmas songs since last month 😀 Here are some tips for party decorating on a budget! These are things I did for a Christmas party last year, but really they can be applied to any party you have coming up:
Living on my own has made me SUPER lazy, so I dedicated this weekend to a bit of fall cleaning – dusting, swiffering, dish washing, and putting away the laundry I did last weekend (finally!). I also packed away warm weather clothes and hung up comfy sweaters for the coming cold days.
Since I’ve been in an organizing mood, here are three easy things you can do to stay organized:
So this was the first summer I spent as an adult AKA not having a summer break. Besides the long weekends for July 4th and Labor Day, I didn’t get to have much of vacation. But that’s mostly because I’ve been working for less than a year and I’m saving the paid time off I’ve accrued for a nice long holiday break in Dec-Jan.
I have to say, it’s kind of disorienting. I’m so used to being a student and having things segmented into quarters or semesters. I associate summers with reading books, traveling places, going to the shore, and working for 10-12 weeks at a new internship. So without any of those things, I feel like my brain hasn’t been able to register the passing of time. Continue reading “Things that are pretty great”→
Friends are few and far between. I have a friend named Hannah. She has a flair for photography and a good eye for beautiful things. I’ve updated two posts with pictures she took of my projects, so check check check them out!
My sister recently got a promotion! She now handles patient affairs in the Southwest region of the US for her company. She got a lot of new perks in the process, one being moving to a new office space. We’ve been brainstorming a few ways to spruce up her workspace with southwest-inspired decor… Continue reading “Acrylic on Canvas Wall Decor – Southwest Edition”→