Friday, October 31, 2014

Current Obsessions


Where is the time going? I can't believe it's already Halloween and time to change the clocks back! We hope y'all have a safe and fun Halloween and enjoy that extra house of sleep.

Here are the things we currently can't live without!

Elissa:

Jamberry Nail Wraps:  Most of my adult life I have gone without polish on my fingernails because I cannot stand chipped nails. In my case even a nail salon manicure is not lasting more than 24 hours. Between work, kids and living - I always, ALWAYS chip my polish. Then over the weekend my little sister busted out all her Jamberry Nail supplies and let us all try them out. Applying the wraps took some time and getting use to but let me tell you, it's been 5 days and my nails still looks fantastic! There are a ton of different colors and designs to choose from and you better believe I bought myself some sheets! 

Gilmore Girls: I loved this show when it was on the air. A few months ago it was announced that the complete series was going to be released on Netflix for streaming. I was very excited and have been reliving all the good times in Stars Hallow with Loreli and Rory and all their friends. This is such a sweet show and this time around I have daughters of my own I appreciate the mother/daughter relationships on the show. Now I need to get through all seven seasons before Netflix starts streaming every Friends episode! (January 2015!!) 

Goodreads:  I do this to myself every year! I give myself a book reading goal. This year I set the goal at 75 books. I currently am reading book #63. I am so close. The website/app Goodreads is one of my most used apps! It is kinda like Facebook for readers. Here you can list the books you have read, are reading and want to read. You can also connect with friends to see what they are reading. I love that all the books I have read are saved chronologically with my own rating. I also love that I can pull up my "want-to-read" list when I am at the library, or double check to see if I have already read the new Nicholas Sparks (I have!). 

Irene: 

Gimlets: My latest alcoholic drink of choice is a delicious gimlet. Vodka gimlets are pretty straightforward and limey which means I love them. During a recent trip to San Francisco, I encountered a common drink bar after bar... basil gimlet and it was just as delicious as the orginal. If you love a hint of zing in your alcohol try a basil gimlet the next time you're bar-hopping.

Once Upon a Time:  With halloween coming up I was suddenly in the mood for a little fairy tale action. I began binge watching this show on Netflix about three weeks ago and I'm already three seasons in, CRAZY! I must admit the beginning of season 3 was a bit of a repetitive drag, but just as I was fading away... BAM, the teasers got good and I was on to the next episode. Overall, I've enjoyed the reimagined lives of Peter Pan, Snow White, The Wizard of House and so on. It's a pretty good show and the current season features the storyline from the animated tale Frozen.  I'm looking forward to that!

Road trips: I haven't been able to get my road trip fix under control, so this weekend I'm headed two hours away with family. I've enjoyed the time on the road with my little tribe complete with pit-stops and photo ops. My favorite part of road-trippin' is singing & dancing to top 40 hits with my littles one and bonding with my husband during long and productive conversations. Road trips also break the monotony of an uneventful weekend. 

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