It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about random things I’m enjoying, so I thought tonight seemed like a fine time to pull together a little list. Considering that I didn’t get supper on the table until about an hour later than usual (pre-heated grill, put chicken on grill, went outside to flip chicken, grill was out of gas, moved chicken indoors, located big skillet, etc.), and since for some reason falling behind schedule made me very rattled and jumpy and whathaveyou, I’m hoping this little list-o-favorites will provide a SERENITY NOW moment.
Listen. Every so often a good list can soothe and comfort me. I believe that’s what you call AN ILLUSION OF CONTROL.
I bought this powder on a whim this past February, and I’ve used it ever since. Now granted, it’s a little pricey, but it’s my all-time favorite. It’s great over foundation, over tinted moisturizer, or on its own, and if you like a matte (but not thick) finish, you’ll love it, too.
Noah’s mom Lori has been commenting (and making me laugh) since the early days of this here blog. Last year Lori told me that her son had recorded some music videos for YouTube, and I decided to check them out because, well, I am one nosy individual. At the time Noah was covering songs by other artists, and since I love me a good cover, I was FASCINATED by his talent. Apparently other people were, too, because Noah actually released a studio album last month, and his first single is fantastic. See (and hear) for yourself.
It’s no secret that I’m wildly sentimental about my home state of Mississippi, and over the last six or so months it seems like I’ve had an inordinate number of conversations about the Mississippi Delta. I’m not from the Delta, but I’ve long been fascinated by it. It’s difficult to explain to people who have never seen or experienced it in person, and that’s one reason why I so appreciate this article by Julia Reed. It’s beautifully written, and it perfectly captures a place that’s quite the character in its own right.
So yeah. Still obsessed with this one.
I know. I have a new favorite mascara every two months. But I really, really like the brush on this one. And it doesn’t clump at all. And it is EIGHT DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS.
My fellas gave me this knife a couple of years ago, and I adore it. I feel certain that I look at it lovingly when I’m chopping or slicing or dicing whatever happens to be on the menu. It is hands-down my favorite kitchen tool, and I use it every single day of my life. I used to think it was ridiculous to spend more than $25 on a knife, but I HAVE LEARNED THE ERROR OF MY WAYS. This knife is a treasure. Whither thou goest, etc.
If you participated in the Living Proof Live simulcast this past Saturday, you probably remember that Beth read something she’d written about grace at the end of the second session (at least I think it was the second session). I was trying to soak up every word as she read it, and I even thought about trying to write it down, but there just wasn’t time. Well, fortunately for all of us, Beth posted it on her blog today, and it is every bit as gorgeous as I remember. As my friend Elise would say: “if that don’t light your fire, your wood’s wet.” So, so good.
Happy Wednesday, y’all!