There are many things in life that make me happy. Audrey Hepburn movies, a warm blanket, vanilla scented candles, seasonal coffee, and so many other things. Right now my favorite things happen to be coffee mugs, nail polish, and cute socks. I’ll keep it short but I’ve found nothing that compares to these little loves I have found recently.
I hope you enjoy my picks! Please let me know in the comments below if there are any others that I might enjoy! Thank you!
Since we’re past the wishy washy month of June and into the serious heat of July, I’ve concocted a list of a few things that can really make you a debbie downer during these days. Call me spoiled, lazy, un-creative, whatever it may be, I don’t care. Here are 3 things that can make the summer less than wonderful.
This is obvious. I’m not breaking ground on anything new here but the heat can really be hard to beat when there aren’t any pools around (the north east has this problem) and who wants to sit inside all day with the dry AC blowing. Not me. I get bored fast. I live on the Patuxent River and would be happy to swim in that IF the jellyfish weren’t in abundance. I’ve had my fair share of stings and I’m so over it.
2. Lilly Pulitzer
I’m the first one to say that I love Lilly. However, I’m the last one to buy anything from there. Why? Because I’m not handing anyone $200 for a dress that probably costs less than $20 to make. Summer is the season to break out the Pulitzer prints and more power to the lovely ladies that wear the dresses! However, until I’m out of college and don’t have debt to pay off I’m going to avoid the pretty colors that remind me I’m still a college student and therefore need to “watch my pennies.”
3. Instagram on Holiday Pictures
I’m thrilled you’re in Cabo sipping a Pina Colada while dipping your toes in the crystal clear water but I’m having trouble appreciating my own blessings right now. You guys know what I’m talking about- the
uber popular Instagrammers who seem to do nothing but travel, shop, and take selfies. Jealousy is never pretty, but during the summer months when these individuals bombard our Instafeeds with pictures from Bermuda, Monaco, or wherever else it just gets to me. Can you say #unfollow?
Thank you for making it to the end of my rant. I love you for it. I really am blessed and live in a bubble of first world problems. I don’t know what its like to go without food for days on end and I have no idea what “danger” and “threat” can actually mean (think drug cartels, radical terrorists, mortars flying through the air). Every once in awhile though, I just need to let off that steam. Today I have and I must say I feel a hundred times better!
Tell me what bugs you about the summer months. Go ahead and let go of whatever is eating you up inside by commenting below! I’m not going to judge.
When I’m writing a blog post there are two things that must be present: good coffee and great music. I’m a little hipster in this sense I guess. However, I don’t order my coffee customized or anything like that, I order what’s on the menu. Starbuck’s “Secret Menu” isn’t really a secret; its a bunch of annoying people who like their coffee to be made especially for them despite the long line behind them and then bug the baristas if there are 2 shots of caramel instead of 1. Anyway, here is my playlist for when I’m writing. Enjoy loves! P.S. check out my coffee board on Pinterest!
Playlist for Writing
1. Andrea Bocelli “Love in Portofino”
2. Frank Sinatra “Come Fly with Me”
3. Carmen McRae “My Romance”
4. Frank Sinatra “The Coffee Song”
5. Dean Martin “Mambo Italiano”
6. Dean Martin “Volare”
7. Andrea Bocelli ” La Vie en Rose”
8. Nat King Cole “L-O-V-E”
9. Alyssa Bonagura “I Make my Own Sunshine”
10. Maroon 5 “Sunday Morning”
11. Ingrid Michaelson “Mountains and the Sea”
12. Jack Johnson “Better Together”
13. The La’s “There She Goes”
14. One Republic “Good Life”
15. Two Door Cinema “This is the Life”
16. John Mayer “Free Fallin”
17. Vaughan Penn “Almost Perfect”
18. Atherton “California”
19. U2 “City of Blinding Lights”
20. Trace Adkins “Days Like This”
What are some of your playlist loves? Comment below!