1. Sending random cards to friends out of the blue
I’ve always liked getting a note or a card in the mail from a friend “just because,” so I’ve started sending cards to friends randomly just to say hello. If I’m at Target I’ll pick one up, since I’m there anyway. (Side note: They have a HUGE greeting card section, although to be honest I kind of miss Hallmark stores. There was something so soothing about going to one. Anywho!)
It only takes a minute to write a quick hello, and it makes me feel good knowing that the person on the other end will get a surprise.
2. Honey and Lemon in Trader Joe’s Fall Harvest Tea
At least one person in our family has had a cold at any given moment every single day since Connor stepped foot in preschool last August, and I’m totally over it… Everyone tells me it gets better after a few months? Is that true? I hope so… POWERS THAT BE, GIVE ME STRENGTH!
I’ve been guzzling hot tea lately (specifically TJ’s Fall Harvest) with honey and lemon because the combo is pure magic. It soothes my sore throats, calms my cough and tastes really good!
3. The special edition Allure Best of Beauty
I devoured this the other night in one sitting! Cracked it open when I got into bed and read it from cover to cover.
It’s been a long time since I’ve said that about this magazine. I almost cancelled Allure last year because it seemed to have gotten to be less about beauty and more about celebrity worship (there was a spell there when every other month had a Kardashian or a Jenner on the cover, and I was immediately tossing them into the recycling). This particular Best of Beauty issue is filled with product recommendations (which I totally appreciate), but it also has more in-depth stories than usual. I really enjoyed it!
4. Cringe-y movies on Netflix
GIRL. There are so many of them! It’s not like I sit down and attentively watch them, though… I’ll fire one up to play as background noise while Connor’s at school so the house feels less lonely. And really, most of them are so bad that it doesn’t take much attention to follow along.
I (airquotes) “watched” one the other day called ‘Til Death Do Us Part, with Taye Diggs (whom I expected was going to ask me to marry him back in the early 2000s, LOL!), and I pieced the plot together by walking past the TV on my way to the kitchen a few times.
5. Early morning fog
I looked out my window this morning and saw fog for the first time in months. Ah! What a relief.
The days are much cooler when the mornings are foggy here, and I can’t believe I’m saying this because I’ve always been more of summer weather person, but I’m really looking forward to fall.
Viva la sweaters and boots!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF. ?