Happy Friday, friends! We got slammed with another winter storm and freezing temperatures here so this week has been an interesting one. I have been enjoying hibernating fireside and have been getting in a lot of reading this week so I can’t complain too much. I think you are going to be amazed this month at the great new authors I have discovered for our Sundays With Writers series and new books to share with you in our monthly book round-up this month (did you catch last month’s list?), thanks to some advanced readers from NetGalley. A double batch of carnitas this week served over MasterChef Junior on Hulu has been our evening routine this week- do your kids love this show as much as mine? I hope that you are staying safe and warm too- we are sending you some virtual carnitas today!
Here are a few new discoveries that are making me happy this week!
Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath
I have been trying to get back to strength training classes at the gym and achy sore muscles have been plaguing me as I get back to building those muscles again. This Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath is unbelievably soothing for my muscle aches and pains. I can’t stand heavily scented bubble baths anymore and this one smells just right with a good balance of eucalyptus and spearmint. I have been enjoying a good soak in the tub in the evening with my favorite bath tray to hold my book…and perhaps, my wine glass. Hey, did I mention my kids have had a million snow days? I am the stereotypical stay-at-home mom right now. Don’t judge.
The Perfect Messy Top Knot (for girls with shorter hair)
Oh, I have just been counting down the days until my hair was long enough to throw up in a top knot. All of my Pinterest dreams are finally coming true thanks to this messy top knot for short hair post on Ma Nouvelle Mode. The execution couldn’t be easier even for someone as hair challenged as I am.
NAILED IT! In spite of my poor selfie skills, you can see that I was actually able to pull this messy top bun off. In fact, you probably won’t catch me out of it now that I have finally mastered the skills. It really is the little things that are making me happy this week!
Videos 4 U
I am an NPR junkie (I know, I know, I say this every week!) so I am madly in love with this adorable Videos 4 U series from This American Life. This one truly made my face hurt from smiling. Maia and her boyfriend have been dating for eight years, but they’ve never said “I love you.” For Valentine’s Day, This American Life helped Maia make a video to finally say those words. If that wasn’t cute enough, you can watch the video of them watching the video together. That is some adorable stuff.
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Now it’s your turn! What’s making you happy this week?