Today’s quick takes are devoted to some of my favorite things. Jen’s blog would certainly count as one of them, so go check it out for more quick takes!
Dove Promises and Almonds
Nail Polish, particularly in the following shades, which are “my” colors. Back when I was a single-gal, I got a lot of manis and pedis, and I always picked these colors. Now I own them, and bought all three for the price of one manicure!
OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s “Ella and Louis for Lovers”
Their voices are the perfect blend and balance to each other. This is one of the most romantic albums I’ve heard. It’s perfect for a date night, for sitting on the porch on a summer evening in the candle-light, or for listening to while drinking a chai on a rainy fall day. Quintessential “mood music”. Don’t believe me? Check it out.
I wear a t-shirt of some kind nearly every day. My favorite ones are from
LOFT and Banana Republic
I wait until I get coupons in the mail, and then I stock up. The tissue-weight t-shirts from J.Crew are also awesome. I get those at the outlets.
Breakfast for Dinner
Seriously. It’s awesome. Lazy woman’s perfect dinner to fix. Scramble up some eggs, throw in some veggies and cheese, or meat, or whatever. If you’re feeling fancy, make some french toast or pancakes. The sky is the limit with “Brinner” as we call it here.
My Red Coat
No need to adjust your screens; no, that is not me. But my red coat, which I adore and wear all winter long, is quite similar to this one. I wore it all last winter, when I was hugely pregnant, just buttoning the top two buttons and letting the belly stick out. I just love that coat. It’s hard to not feel glamorous in a red wool coat.
Life’s too short to drink crappy champagne. I mean, if champ-in-a-can all that’s available, I’ll take it.
But I’d prefer:
Something that comes in a bottle. Preferably not from the grocery store.
Someday, Atticus and I will share a bottle of Dom Perignon. Since it costs around $100 a bottle, we joked that we could drink a bottle on our ten year anniversary; $10 for each year of marriage! If not then, then someday. We will drink it in the champagne flutes we had engraved for our wedding toast. I will wear my diamond earrings and red lipstick. It will all be very romantic.
Like wearing a red wool coat, it’s hard to not feel glamorous when you’re drinking champagne, even out of a can. I used to feel embarrassed to order champagne when I’d be out, but no more. If it’s on the menu (by the glass) and priced similarly to wine, I’m getting it. Life’s too short to drink pinot grigio when you’d rather drink the bubbly.
There’s no “raindrops on roses” or “whiskers on kittens” but these are a few of my favorite things. What are yours?