You can go ahead and tell the awards committee that I’m ready to except my Genius of the Year Award 🙄 because I only recently — and by that I mean yesterday — realized that chamomile plants smell like chamomile tea.
OK, I know, but it wasn’t obvious to me…
TJ’s had these dainty white and yellow cut flowers that I thought were daisies at first, but nope, chamomile flowers. So I brought a bouquet home.
I’ve never had a bouquet of chamomile flowers before, and when I was cutting them and putting them in a vase, they smelled just like chamomile tea.
It’s the leaves that are the most fragrant, though, not the flowers, so if you pull off a leaf and rub it between your fingers, ooh! — it smells just like the tea.
I don’t know why this is so shocking to me, but it is…
Also blowing my mind is the fact that it’s Saturday, and I’m REALLY happy about that. 🙂 This was an extra long one for me because I tried a different morning schedule (Connor made me do it; she’s been waking up earlier), and I’m still trying to adjust. Gotta stay loose and flexible. (Sounds like I’m talking about yoga, haha!)
It’s true, though. I had been doing my blog post writing, talking to customers of the store, and taking care of life things like bill paying and whatnot at the crack of dawn before Connor woke up between about 6 a.m. and 8, but she’s been waking up earlier this week. Her room is right next door to my room, which is my office, and when I hear her start calling “Mama? Mama?” I’ll get her up, change her, hug her, chat with her for a bit, and then give her something to eat. Then I’ll put her back in her crib to play quietly for another hour or two, which she does. She carries on complete conversations with her theater troupe of plush toys, which we call “the babies.” She can be pretty industrious.
Anyway, I’m veering off topic, but what else is new? If you’re heading to Trader Joe’s this weekend, keep an eye out for those chamomile flowers, man. ‘Cause they smell GOOD.
Right now, I’m all about coffee, and I’m on my second cup. Hang out for a spell, and drop me a line in the comments. Here’s some light reading you might also enjoy…
I’m kind of a nosy noodle, which is probably why I like those “what’s in my purse” videos a little too much, as well as this story on what a drag queen keeps in his makeup bag. It’s not just a run-down of what powder works best for baking or what contour cream sculpts cheeks that can cut glass, either. It’s a meditation on the power of makeup to transform and evolve and how it ties one person to a long tradition of painting faces.
It’s the article that moved me the most this week.
OK, how could the peeps at Sephora NOT notice that this makeup sponge, which is supposedly patterned after a sea creature, looks like…something else.
I MEAN COME ON! Allegedly, the ridges have a function other than bringing out your inner dirty birdy.
Have you been watching The Voice this season? Alicia Keys is one of the judges, and even though I keep being surprised and disappointed by the way the cookie crumbles once the live voting part of the show starts, and the SAME types of singers and styles win over and over again, EVERY SINGLE SEASON, I still like the blind auditions and the battle rounds, which is why I still watch it.
Anywho, I really didn’t know much about Alicia before the show, other than her songs, which I’ve loved, and then I also remember that I read somewhere that she relatively recently decided to stop wearing makeup.
But I really liked this piece in Variety where she talks about her views on feminism. She sounds a cool person to have lunch with, and her mom… Oh, wow. Her mom sounds kind of amazing. If adult Connor ever talks about me like Alicia Keys talks about her mom, I’d say I did OK.
More and more men in China are wearing makeup, and the trend is being driven by male beauty vloggers.
Sometimes she also paints on her lipstick tubes and adds them to her creations, which I think is super cool!
I feel full-on cheesy right now… I’m deep in Gouda/mozzarella/Parmesan mode today for some reason, and I’d like to remind you, in case you need it, that you can handle anything that comes your way, my love. YOU CAN DO IT!
Have a wonderful weekend, babe. Drop me a line in the comments. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,