1. My new bangs!
Yup. I jumped on the bang bandwagon and lopped off my hair! I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while now, but never had the courage. Then I saw Gretchen do it and, since I want to be like her when I grow up, I decided to go at my head with a pair of scissors. I’m kinda in love with them. 95% of the time, my hair is either in a pony tail, a top knot or braids, and the bangs make my lazy hairstyles look a lot less lazy and a lot more fashionable.
2. Harmony glass tea tumbler.
I snagged this tea tumbler from Teavana for mega clearance, and I’m totally digging it. The reviews weren’t great on it—mostly people saying “but I dropped it and it broke!” well, duh, it’s glass—but I’m totally in love with it. It’s beautiful, it keeps my tea warm, and I think it actually travels really well. I love that the tea can float around in the tumbler and that it strains when you drink (as opposed to having an infuser basket inside of it).
3. Edible magazines.
You guys have picked up an Edible magazine in your area, right? I’ve actually written a few pieces for Edible Indy, and now that I live in the Louisville area, I’m totally loving Edible Louisville. Most of the major metro areas in the U.S. and Canada have their own Edible version, and they are offered for free (at least in our area) at many local restaurants and grocery stores. It’s all about local food, drinks and producers. Highly recommended!
4. Mini tart pans.
It’s hard to tell in this picture—I should have included something for scale—but these little guys fit in the palm of my hand. How cute is that? I picked them up from a local kitchen supply store, and I’m kind obsessed with them. They are the perfect size for individual servings of desserts. Expect lots of future mini tart recipes.
5. Emily Owens, M.D.
Does anyone else watch this show? I haven’t heard anyone talking about it, but I’m absolutely loving it. Mamie Gummer is amazing (how could she not be with her mother being who her mother is?) and the whole show is heartfelt and touching without being too heavy or dramatic. It’s a fun watch.