Reasons why I hate March:
- I really don’t care for Saint Patrick’s Day and all the traditional festivities surrounding it. (Red beer I can handle…but green beer? No.)
- Because of Lent, all the fast food joints in Smalltown are frying up fish sandwiches on behalf of our devout, processed food lovin’ demographic. Whenever I drive into town, it smells like a Jolie’s breath after she’s polished off a cheap can of salmon.
- It’s ‘Sota’s snowiest month of the year.
- I’m forced to watch basketball game after basketball game.
I swear, I’m not trying to ruin your weekend with my pessimistic whining. In fact, I think it’s high time I put on some rose-colored glasses and focused on something a little more upbeat.
Like the five new things I’m loving this month, perhaps?
A coworker recommended this series while I was complaining about my House of Cards withdrawals. (After binge watching season 2 over Valentine’s weekend, I was left feeling sad and empty when faced with the reality of no more episodes for a long ass time.)
Season 2 of The Americans is currently airing on FX, but you can stream the first season at your leisure with an Amazon Prime account. I was hooked from the pilot, and have quickly fallen in love with the fast-paced story line and complex characters. The show follows two Soviet KGB spies living in the DC suburbs during the 1980s. I find myself rooting for the bad guys (and craving a hot, steamy bowl of Russian borscht) in pretty much every episode. Really, my only complaint is that Keri Russell’s hair isn’t curly.
2. EOS Lipbalm
I’ve seen so many ads for this stuff in Us Weekly, it’s a miracle it took me so long to pick up a
tube sphere. And yes, it was a complete impulse buy made while standing in the checkout line at Target. (To my credit, it was either EOS or a king-sized Snickers bar.)
I learned today that EOS stands for “Evolution of Smooth”, which is a totally accurate description. This magical goop makes your lips feel like silk and it smells incredible. If you’re like me, and are toting no less than 27 tubes of lipstick in your handbag at any given moment, the unique shape of the balm makes it easy to locate with a quick finger brisk. This is highly preferable to dumping the contents of your purse out each time your husband demands “chapstick that isn’t tinted or sparkly!!”
I’ve spent the majority of my twenties on a quest for three things: cellulite free thighs, a way to convince Scott to adopt pet monkey, and the perfect tee.
I’m proud to say I’ve finally checked number three of the list.
I boast a collection of tees from American Apparel, Madewell, J. Crew and the GAP — but this $12 cheapie from Target is my hands-down favorite. It’s long and slouchy while still being curve-hugging and flattering. The fabric has a unique nubby texture and is ridiculously comfortable. I highly encourage you to purchase one in every color, before they sell out.
(If only the monkey thing were as simple.)
I was initially drawn to this book by the title and cover photo. I’ve always loved egg yolks, and have never understood why people are so deathly afraid of eating them. I mean…if the yolk of an egg is the worst thing you’re eating, I’d say you’re doing pretty well.
The book is definitely pro-Paleo. While I’m not sure I’m quite ready to join the prehistoric diet cult just yet, the book has great insight and takeaways even if you’re not planning on parting with your beloved carbs. Liz is a fantastic writer and prevents nutritional information in a way that is dry, sarcastic and downright hilarious. I just started reading last night and am already a quarter of the way through. I especially love this quote from Liz, which essentially sums up the concept of the entire book:
“On the list of things that matter about our food, calories are dead last.”
The crop top trend is nothing new, but I’m loving Spring’s fresh take on pairing it with sleek pencil skirts. I snagged the above ensemble from Express this week, and can’t wait to slip into it as soon as the temperature warms up. (Maybe by April?? Fingers crossed!)
What are you loving this March? I promise, I won’t thing any less of you if it’s some good ol’ Irish green beer.
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