Thursday, August 2, 2012

Currently Obsessing Over

We’ve been super busy with making some exciting new plans for the D.I.Y. Louisville group and time has been a little scarce for crafting, but that doesn’t mean we don’t make a few minutes here and there with our morning coffee for catching up on awesome stuff in the blogosphere and online shopping arena.  I’ve actually been feeling pretty inspired by the old internet these days.  Maybe it’s because I literally have no time to go anywhere but the grocery and Paypal is a little too convenient. Anyway, these are a few of things we have been finding inspiring and pretty right now.

First up is The Style Supreme blog.  We were lucky enough to meet this super cute lady at The Ross Blogger Event and we were instantly smitten with her adorable style.  Just check out some of her vlogs and you will see why.

Next is Julep.  Which if you haven’t heard us raving about them before is a nail polish subscription service.  Use code Penny when you check out to get your first box for a penny.  This months color selections are so inspiring.  Beautiful shades of metallic.  I loved them so much I added two extra bottles to my box.  I think the color pictured might be one of my favorites so far.  I am just in love with this grape metallic, so pretty!  Julep polishes are made without harmful toxins, so all the more reason to love them.

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.  I mean I am obsessed, like eat them everyday for every meal type obsessed.  I’m sure you will be seeing a blog post soon about my favorite flavor combos. Right now it’s rye bread with Laughing Cow Sundried Tomato flavor, provolone, fresh basil, fresh tomatoes, red onion, roasted red pepper and just a touch of mayo.

Image via WeHeartIt.

I’m loving reading Poison: A Novel of the Renaissance, by Sara Poole right now.  It’s the first in the series of Poisoner Mysteries and I really love the way she combines history and fiction. I never thought I was a “mystery" reader, but lately I’ve been finding a few sub-genres in mystery that I really love. 

And lastly, I’m sort of obsessed with these lingering Summer Days.  I’ve been busy with work, volunteer time, kids and D.I.Y. Louisville commitments, but despite that I’ve found myself trying to squeeze in every minute of friend time, swimming, drinking cold drinks, laughing and movie nights.  I feel like letting myself have some leeway and just ignore the housework every once in a while has led me to new friendships and some deeper friendships.  It’s nice to know you have chores to do but decide to have your friends over instead, at least now and then.  I feel like Summer is already drawing to an end, with school set to start back in just three weeks.  I’m happy and sad.  Happy for the new experiences the year will bring and all the fun of fall, but sad to lose the freedom that Summer brings.  I guess what I am trying to say is, enjoy it while it lasts.  I’m going to be trying to fit in all the moments of fun I can in between appointments, meetings and other less than fun stuff.


I'm linking up my favorite things over at Silly Happy Sweet.


  1. Look at that sandwich. Wow! Love the nail polish too.

  2. Mmmm...grilled cheese! I was on a grilled cheese kick last summer and even hosted a gourmet grilled cheese party. Work started, and I totally forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me...I might just plan another grilled cheese party!

  3. Julep and grilled cheese with tomatoes are my new fans too!!!!!

  4. studiokoontz, we just had a grilled cheese party last weekend. It's so much fun to let everybody experiment with flavors.

  5. Oh my! That sandwich is killing me and it is breakfast time right now. I just discovered pesto in my grilled cheese is really delish. I keep hearing about Julep. Have you heard of Birchbox? I'm just starting to enjoy the end of summer since it is cooling down--you're so right--way better to make friends than housework! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Kim and I both do Julep, and I do Birchbox too. Now is a great time to sign on for Julep. If you use the link up there (that's our referral link)with the code PENNY you can try a month for $.01.

      Pesto sounds great on grilled cheese - I need to try that!

  6. Omg I love Ross too! But it's been a while since I've paid a visit to that awesome store...Yuummm to that sandwich btw. Well, I'm asian and I just couldn't resist rice. lol! This would be a great diet meal for me. :)

  7. I love grilled cheese sandwiches in general, you know, the simple stuff, but that is one heck of a sandwich. I was all content, but now I'm hungry. :)


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