1. The Clinique “My Happy” perfumes
When I graduated from college and got my first “real job,” one of the very first things I treated myself to was a bottle of citrus-y Clinique Happy, a scent I adore to this day.
All I know is that every time I wear it, good things seem to happen (it’s also what I was wearing when I met El Hub!), which is partly why I’m so enamored with these six new Happy versions.
Of course you can wear them separately, or combine two or more of them together to create a layered scent, which is what I’m doing today. I did two sprays of grapefruit-y Happy Splash (the orange bottle) and two sprays of vanilla-y Cocoa & Cashmere, and the combo is bright and cozy.
The bottles are $22 each and feel like you’re getting a good deal, but they’re also still small enough to fit in your purse.
2. Practice runs
This morning I had Connor go through her new preschool morning routine so we could get in some practice before her first official day on Thursday.
I’ve learned that she seems to feel better and enjoy herself more when she has some familiarity with new places and situations ahead of time (don’t we all?). This morning she put on some school clothes, filled up her backpack, walked down the block to her school, and talked about her plans for the day.
I wish I’d done this myself more often when I was younger and was starting a new job, or anything else really, to take away the jitters.
LOL! It only took me 40-something years to figure out. (Better late than never!)
3. Bandages for different skin tones
Even though I’m more of a Hello Kitty Band-Aid girl, I have to give MAY-JAH props to these Tru-Colour Bandages. I stopped in my tracks at Target today when I saw them. They come in shades for deeper skin tones!
I wish there were more than just two colors…but it’s still so refreshing to see options.
4. Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunchy Mochi Rice Nuggets
If you’re an MBB regular, you’ve probably caught on by now that I’m completely obsessed with Trader Joe’s…
Next time you go, grab, like, eight bags of these rice nuggets, because you won’t be able to stop yourself from finishing that first bag in one sitting.
They taste kinda buttery and cheesy, like a mellower version of white cheddar Cheez Its, and have the most satisfying crunch. For comparison, they’re softer than TJ’s Roasted Chickpeas, but harder than the TJ’s Baked Cheese Crunchies.
OH, SO GOOD!
5. This Must Be the Place
This has been my first song of the day for the past few days.
Oh, are those flutes in the opening bars? 🙂 (I played flute for years.)
Your turn, friend. What are some things you’ve been loving lately? Inquiring minds want to know.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,