Finished the Veronica Speedwell mysteries and now I’m in that weird space where I can’t find a book that lives up… In the meantime, I’m trying to find the time to read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery (because as a woman who has been dismissed, misdiagnosed, and chronically sick, I want all the support I can get).
A few posts ago, I gushed about how much I love the Ilia lip conditioner in Pink Moon, then I started to suspect it was causing some irritation. I stopped using it for a few weeks and wore it again last week. Suspicion confirmed, it makes my lips look like I’ve been out in the cold too long. Really dry and red around the edges. I’m debating whether I should return to Sephora or give it away. It had such promise.
Other things I’m loving:
My InstantPot! My mom gave me a mini and I’m loving the speed and efficiency it provides. Even just using the saute function speeds up my meal prep and saves me the extra time and heating costs. (Old Florida apartments were not made for climate change temperatures. My apartment is hot and the kitchen heats up like you wouldn’t believe. Needless heat? No thank you.)
Minisode 8.5: Final thoughts on Star Wars/Spaceballs (and even Howl’s Moving Castle), favorites, and an announcement
In other news: The podcast is now available on Spotify!
You can find the episode on Podomatic, Apple Podcasts, or Google Play.
All the things, and where have I been?
Because it’s been so quiet around here, I decided to film a vlog explaining ALL. Watch me rock the wet hair, no-makeup look, as I blather on about all the things.
Another month, another bujo spread! 🙂
My spreads keep changing, but that’s what I love about this method—the ease and adaptability. Take a peek inside my February spread, along with some reflections on last month’s spread, and an intro to my new day log (who am I kidding? It’s a diary. Long story, but one that I hope to share soon).
Keep an eye out for the promised closet tour next Friday.
I only just realized it’s Friday (!). Where has the time gone? My days are a blur; I’ve been off all week. Been writing, cleaning, and mentally preparing for the feasting and gifting. Can’t wait to hand out all the presents and finally clear the corner in my bedroom where they’re piled.
This may be the last video for the year… or maybe not… all depends on how things turn out. If it’s not, see you next Friday. If it is, see you next year 🙂
I filmed a quick life update yesterday morning… things are still in flux, but getting better. Just really tired at the moment.
I recorded this before the shiz hit the fan… so I give you *dun dun dun* a minimalist’s what’s in my bag video 🙂
Next week may be a little off-kilter. I’m starting the claims process and things may get a little rough. Enjoy and let me know how you handle your bag situation.
I rave about KonMari often enough on this blog; now, I’m taking it live! This is the first in a madcap series on my kind of minimalism (or how I fought the urge to have more stuff).
Let me know if you’d like me to explore a particular aspect of the KonMari process, or share your thoughts on living with less 🙂
Next in the series… MAKEUP! Or how I quit my lipstick buying habit.
Who’s ready for fall? I know I am. I’m already “transitioning” my wardrobe away from my summer look, which means more chances to de-clutter and get rid of stuff I didn’t use. I’m going to be focusing on a “minimalism” series this month, so if you have any suggestions, do drop them in the comments. Also going to be working on my “action plan” for editing and debating whether or not to take a break to work on something new in between rounds.
Check out the video. Subscribe. Comment. And don’t miss the kitty cat action in the background.
And, in case you missed it, I just started my first bullet journal and have the month of September all laid out and ready to plan.
It’s going to be a busy one.
I can has new phone? Yes, I can has!
Ok, enough of that nonsense. I have a new phone. I’m still figuring it out. But it has a camera that is finally worthwhile, so I took it for a spin 🙂 Behold! What madness.
Update re: henna… much lighter than I expected. Almost caramel. Next time, I’ll go full red.
Another week, another vlog 🙂 and no recording snafus! So thrilling.
I completed my Whole30 on Monday and it feels like such an accomplishment. I only broke the rules a couple of times (in a really silly, minimal way, which I explain in the video). Otherwise, I managed to stick to the rules, even when faced with cake, pasta, and other non-compliant foods. Yes, I lost 3.5 lbs, but I saw some serious changes in my body composition, especially around my belly. I’ve started my slow roll with legumes (documenting my reaction to foods as I make the introduction), and have only introduced a couple of added sugar foods (honey-roasted cashews and chocolate). I’m trying to eat these sparingly, as my goal is to keep the sugar monster at bay; however, it’s my birthday this month, so I will be eating cake.
More details in the video. I’m planning a second round in July.
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