Happy Friday, friends! This week I have had the unique opportunity to head to the Celestial Seasonings headquarters and learn all about their teas which is, seriously, one of the coolest opportunities ever for a super fan like me. If you recall, I raved quite a bit about my Sleepytime Extra tea that helped me break my melatonin habit and I even included their teas in a gift guide this past year for the holidays. I am a tea enthusiast so I feel so lucky to get to see how they create their products and share that with you in the upcoming week! Yay!
I am writing this on Tuesday night for you since I will be in Boulder this week and hopefully I am having a magical flight where I get upgraded for no reason, my suitcase is incredibly light since I have a mere fashion capsule wardrobe that I can make four million outfits out of a mere one or two pieces, and I will be reading the world’s best book. Let’s just pretend all of those things are happening right now!
Without further adieu- here’s the abbreviated happy today!
World’s Coziest Throw
As if the world’s coziest slippers were not enough, I could not wait for the temperatures to drop so I could spend my day curled up in the happiest shed on earth and read my library books! Last year I scored this throw on clearance for $10 and it has made my world so much cozier. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for it again as they seem to put these back out seasonally at the store and this is one to watch for. It is cozy fleece on one side and then the other side is a glorious faux fur. They even had a free Better Homes & Gardens Magazine subscription attached to it which made the deal even sweeter. I promise that it instantly makes all your reading time better- keep those eyes peeled for something similar at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Walmart!
A Beautiful Book
My book club read ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr this month, picked by my sweet friend Carrie. Everyone has been raving about this one and I am just going to have to agree that this is one fine piece of literature. I loved it so much that I immediately emailed Anthony to see if he might do our Sundays With Writers with us and he graciously agreed! If you want to read it before the interview, you will be so happy you did. I wish I could give this ten stars on GoodReads, it was that good. I was held captive by this book and could not put it down. The storytelling is superb, the characters vividly created, and the words read like poetry. My heart was in my throat for much of it and I could not turn the pages quickly enough so I knew what would happen with Marie-Laure & Werner. I loved how their stories weaved together and how the author created such striking details that made you feel as though you were witnessing it all firsthand. I can’t recommend this one enough- it will be, perhaps, in my top ten books ever read.
Don’t be intimidated by the length as the chapter are short and help to keep the story moving. It is one you will be glad you picked up and also will take you on a little Wikipedia narnia when you are done to learn more behind this beautiful piece of work! Stay tuned for a fun interview with Anthony soon!
Tell me I am not the only one addicted to this stuff- Bar Keepers Friend is the best cleaner ever! You want shiny pots? A shiny sink? A shiny tub? Well, shine, shine, shine. I can think of very little that could not benefit from this cleaner! If you haven’t tried it, prepare to be amazed. My pots look like the day I bought them and I use this every night on my sink. I can’t imagine my life without this little cleaner and if you have rust issues, this is a great one to have on hand. A shiny home definitely makes this girl happy.
Did I mention it is Tuesday when I am typing this? I’ve got nothing to share this early in the week, but I did get my bangs chopped and I feel like a brand new woman.
There is that.
If you want to see what I’m wearing you can check my trip highlights on my Instagram feed!
3 Things YOU Loved This Week (you, lover of MomAdvice things, you!)
Quick & Easy Knitted Boot Cuffs
Easy Knitted Ruffled Scarf with Sashay Yarn
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Now it’s your turn! What’s making you happy this week?