Happy Friday, folks! It’s been a long week, but a good one filled with kitty snuggles and a good amount of movies & TV shows filmed in Italy. Kimo and I are “preparing” for our trip in the Fall. Aside from that here are five things I’m currently loving.
- Date Rolls & Chai Rooibos Tea
I haven’t been enjoying chocolate very much the past couple of months. I’ve been pretty sad about my dark chocolate fix not working. However, my sister introduced me to coconut date rolls a few years ago. I completely forgot about them until I saw them next to the sliced fruit at Whole Foods. I scooped up a container on a whim and I’ve been enjoying a couple nearly every day with a cup of Rooibos Chai (Davidson’s is my favorite). Not only do I enjoy them immensely, my “chocolate” craving goes away and I feel 110% satisfied.
After reading a summary of the study that proved how journaling strengthens immune systems, improve stress management and decreases doctors visits, I decided to take up journaling daily. I stumbled upon the It’s Gonna Be Okay journal at Target (it’s $6 cheaper on Amazon) and scooped it up. I’ve been inspired by the daily quotes and the “prevailing outlook” forecast at the end of each entry. It’s designed as a 1-page a day journal, which makes it less intimidating to take on this new this new habit. There are approximately 70 pages; I figure by the time I’ve finished this journal it’ll be a no-brainer to pick up a new one.
- Hotel Collection Sheets
I appreciate a good bit of marketing as that is where my background lies. I was sadly swayed by Parachute’s gorgeous website & photos. Long story short, we spent over $300 on CalKing sheets and after following their stringent instructions our sheets became discolored & developed holes. After writing them and sending photos they told me they wouldn’t refund me because the holes were my fault and gave me a 10% off coupon. Nope. Sorry peeps. I immediately ran to Macy’s and ordered white Hotel Collection sheets and every night we crawl into bed, sighing with bliss.
- Psychic Eye Mysteries by Victoria Laurie
Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite authors. All of her books are laugh out loud funny with relatable heroines. On a whim, I Googled “authors similar to Janet Evanovich” and discovered a huge list of authors. I’m on book 3 of the Psychic Eye series. (I started them two weeks ago) I’ve been listening on Audible every chance I get. Abby, the psychic, is a tad immature at times, but the shenanigans she gets into are so entertaining.
- 7 Ingredient Curry
I love to cook. I nearly went to culinary school in lieu of a traditional 4-year university. Anyhoo – I realized as yummy as my dinners turn out, I make a lot of things too complicated. It’s completely fine and delicious to make a 7 ingredient crockpot curry. I made a delicious sweet potato & chickpea curry as a vegan main dish for a party we recently hosted – only to receive rave reviews. You have no idea how hard it was to stop with just the chickpeas & sweet potatoes. I’ll be sharing the recipe next week!