I’m in the process of decorating my living room and wanted a garland of some sort to hang over my tapestry to add some texture to the space. After some snooping around the Internet, I decided to make my own tassel garland with yarn.
Throughout grade school, I loved using an agenda. I lived for using colored pins to color code my classes and moving that flimsy plastic bookmark ruler between pages every week. In college, I used Moleskines and loved my highlighting system to keep track of exams, club events, and personal life. My agenda was my baby, and when I graduated, I relied — miraculously enough — on my memory until there were too many things happening to keep track of.
I’m running out of food in the fridge and had enough leftovers from the week to put together some fried rice for a couple of days. I feel like I don’t need to tell you about fried rice, but I will tell you, “I told you so” re: having the ability to make more than muffins (read about my muffin adventures here and here).
I love Lush and was in the market for facial cleanser. Recently I’ve been using Neutrogena’s oil-free acne wash in pink grapefruit foaming scrub. I’ve had the value-size bottle for years and have been trying to use it up. I’ve always known that micro beads were bad, but I assumed it was just bad to use on your skin. It wasn’t until the other night that I learned it was also bad for the environment after seeing this video while I was on a Lush YouTube hole. So I’ve been debating on whether I should toss out the remainder of my acne wash and waste product to be more environmentally cautious and help protect the environment. On one hand, I’m using up product I already have while dumping more micro plastic beads into the ocean; but on the other, I’m wasting product and money already spent.
I decided to pull the trigger and stop by my local Lush store to find my new favorite facial cleanser. After having a mini pow-wow with one of the Lush consultants, I decided on Angels on Bare Skin and took a sample of Movis. I already have a lavender theme going on with my skincare routine — I use Lush’s Imperialis and Eau Roma Water — so Angels on Bare Skin made sense since it contains lavender.
I also treated myself and picked up Lullaby to hopefully combat the dandruff I’ve been having and Happy Happy Joy Joy because frankly I got suckered into the smell and was about to need some new conditioner soon.
As a “hello! hi! we’re nice and super friendly” gesture, my Lush lady also gave me a generous sample of Mask of Magnaminty since yes, I was about to buy a lot, but also because we got into a conversation about face masks and bonded over how satisfying it was to have a face tingle and smell like chocolate mint chip.
I’m taking my boyfriend to Lush for his birthday next week, and just FYI I might have to pick up Sleepy because I sampled it and fell in love with the oats and lavender (yes, I’m a sucker) but couldn’t bring myself to buy it this go-around.
But can we talk about my new shoes now?
I woke up today with the desire to skip the gym and hop into the pool, book in hand. I’m in between books right now btw because I finished Double Cup of Love and can’t decide if I want to read Kitchen Confidential or Girl in the Woods. I meant to bring Girl in the Woods with me to the pool, but ended up accidentally leaving it behind and reading Kitchen Confidential instead (bless the bf for bringing a couple of books down to the pool). Within an hour it became unbearably hot, and we headed back inside.
Later, I did adult things like change out the dead bulb in my car’s break light compartment and got a car inspection. I congratulated myself for doing such things by going to the nearby plant nursery to pick up some plants and ended up with two succulents. Let’s hope I keep these alive this time. Names still TBD.
So I woke up this morning with the intention of going to the gym, but that never happened haha. I ended up checking Instagram in bed and finally decided on using the two super ripe bananas I had lying around to make the easiest banana bread muffins that I meant to make earlier this week with bananas that have seen better days. (TL;DR: I put them in the fridge, left them there for too long, and they turned into banana mush. Yeah, I know. Sorry, Dad.)