Every now and then I have one of those weekends (or weeks) where I have so much I want to get done for the blog or around my house, but I just seem to constantly run out of time or ideas. This past weekend was one of those. If I wasn't having a "creative block" on how to photograph, the lighting just wasn't on my side. I sat chatting with Ashlyn for a while on Sunday and she reminded me to focus on the positive and leave the negative behind. She also reminded me that taking a little longer to work on something and make it perfect is way better than pushing through a bunch of things at once only to be disappointed with how they turn out.
Anyways, enough of that little rambling thought. I decided that once a month it might be nice to share with you a little list of things I've been loving, seeing, or doing. See below for links and thoughts :)
Craving : The new products from the Fall 2014 Chanel launch. How amazing is the vampy lipstick and dark blue polish?!
Cooking : Every so often I go through major smoothie phases. While I know smoothies aren't exactly cooking, it's definitely a great way to start my day. My favorite combo at the moment is vanilla yogurt + a mixture of berries. Not only is a pretty color, it's a nice sweet start to my morning.
Reading : I'm a big fan of mystery books. My love for the Stephanie Plum series is never ending, and since I've already read the new one I've found another series to hold me over until the next Plum book. Jennie Bentley's DIY Series combines house flipping along with mysteries (my kinda combination). Along with books I'm also digging into all the September Issues.
Listening to : I hadn't really given Ariana Grande's music a good listen to until the other week and I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed her powerful voice. So right now I'm definitely on an Ariana Grande kick. As for music while I'm working, I always turn to the Alexi Murdoch or Birdy Pandora station. They are both so calming and easy to listen to.
Watching : I pretty much almost never turn on the TV and instead spend my free time catching up on all my favorite YouTubers. Right now I'm really loving Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup's channel.