1. Cat Lover’s Pad
The cover says it all. “100 Sheets of Cats Cats Cats!” 🐈 😼 😸 First of all, it’s a lined notebook, and each page has a different illustration of adorable kitties in all their glorious shapes, sizes and colors.
It’s become my go-to notebook for short lists, which is saying something because you know I love lists!
2. Schitt’s Creek
Friends raved about this Netflix show. Heck, EVERYONE seemed to rave about this show and its ensemble cast, but something about it didn’t fire me up for a long time. I watched the first episode about a year ago and thought, “Eh…” and dismissed it. I thought the main characters were, well…kinda self-entitled and not very likeable, but I gave it another try a couple weeks ago, and wow! — I’m so glad I did because I’m fully onboard now.
There’s a lot more to it than I thought. At a surface level, it’s a comedy about an obscenely wealthy family that suddenly loses their fortune and are forced to relocate to a small rural town named Schitt’s Creek.
It’s one of those shows that just gets better and better as the characters develop over time, and you get the sense that the family members learn to appreciate each other and what they have so much more. I’ve laughed and cried more times than I can count. Plus, the styling and makeup (more on this in a second) are incredible.
3. Lucky Bromhead
She’s an Emmy-nominated makeup artist, and she did (and still does) the makeup for key cast members on Schitt’s Creek. She’s the one responsible for Moira’s killer red lips and smoky eyes, and Alexis’s casual-but-chic boho vibes. Love her work!
4. The Farmhouse collection from Crate & Barrel
I got some dishes, bowls and mugs from the Farmhouse collection at Crate & Barrel to replace all of the random, mismatched dishes in my kitchen, and I love, love, LOVE them. Each piece has some heft to it and feels sturdy, and the soft cream color and lines give the pieces a warm and casual vibe.
The Farmhouse collection is one of Crate & Barrel’s open stock lines, meaning that you can just roll up to the store and buy a single plate or mug at any time.
This is GREAT for our family because El Hub is pretty much the destroyer of all dishes, mugs and bowls. HE BREAKS EVERYTHING. I seriously cannot fathom how because I’ve only broken one or two dishes in my entire life!
All I know is that now, whenever he inevitably breaks one of my new dishes, I will always be able to replace it. 🤗
5. This 30-minute spin class…
By the time I was done with this home spinning workout, I was dripping in sweat, but dang if I didn’t feel great. The instructor is fantastic! She does a bang-up job of keeping you motivated, and I also get the sense that she’s working just as hard, too. There are a few ads throughout the class…which normally annoys me, but they happened at times when I was gasping for air and actually didn’t mind having the extra time to recover.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF! ✨