things i’m digging…

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 in Lifestyle

1. Schoolhouse Electric

Oh gosh, I want to buy all the things. It’s all obnoxiously expensive. Like, seriously, $40 for a fancy extension cord? But I love the style and all the ideas. Expect to see a lot of Schoolhouse Electric inspired things in the new house.

2. China Glaze In the Lime Light

I went into Sally’s the other day to get some hair stuff (see #3) and I had decided before I went in I wasn’t even going to look at nail polish. Too bad this color was on an end cap and called out to me. I heard it singing my name. It said, “Cass. CASS. I’m such a pretty shade of green. Don’t you want me? You totally want me.” And I did. It reminds me of one of the colors of Gak. Who remembers Gak? (Edit: OH MY GOSH. Gak is back!)

3. ApHogee Hair Treatment

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I totally fried my hair this weekend. I was trying to DIY my color streaks and accidentally bleached the beejeebus out of one of my streaks. So I headed to Sally’s to grab some protein masks and deep conditioning treatments to fix my mistake and I grabbed this two-step treatment. It was amazing. It took my fried, breaking hair back to totally normal. Now I just have to wait a few weeks to dye over the bleach, but it’s better than having to get a pixie cut because of my home salon blunder. I will be buying lots of this stuff so I can do this treatment every other month or so.

4. My tripod

Well, actually, it’s Babyface’s tripod, but I’ve commandeered it. I’ve resisted using a tripod to shoot my food for years, but now that we’re in a house that is nestled in a wooded area, it means there is hardly ever enough light to shoot freehand. And ever since I started shooting with a tripod (and handheld shutter release) my photos have gotten so much sharper and nicer looking. Tripod, for the win.

5. Blue Bloods

I’ve read a lot of Young Adult books, but for some reason, I’ve always been hesitant to read this series. Maybe I’ve hit my vampire novel limit or maybe I just don’t trust a book you can find in the Walmart check-out lane, but I finally sunk my teeth in (HA. PUNNY) because it was one of the only Kindle books available for download from my library. And guess what? Loved it! I mean, I’m not getting any smarter from it or anything, but it was a fun read. It’s like Gossip Girl meets vampire novel. Which is pretty much perfect. I’m such a 12-year-old.

What are you digging right now?

14 Comments

  1. My co-worker has a purple that is very similar to that nail polish that you picked out–kind of a zippy pastel? I have to resist complimenting her on it any more because I’ve already complimented her the last 3 times she wore it! I’m sure you’ll rock that green color.

    congrats again on your home :) I need to go verify my subscription over there, because I haven’t had any updates since you announced it on BTHR.

    • Hmmm. Not sure why it isn’t working. Lemme know if you don’t see the emails after confirming and I’ll look into it.

  2. (btw: over there = your alt blog)

  3. I’m like… WAY too obsessed with egg white protein powder lately. I use it for EVERYTHING. I even make a pizza crust with it yesterday.

    • Oooh! That sounds awesome! I really need to try and find egg white protein powder. I’ve been thinking it’d be nice to get a more natural powder in my life.

      • I like the NOW brand plain powder. Most varieties you’ll find are sweetened. The plain lends itself really well to sweet AND savory. I got mine on iHerb.com (of course)

  4. Gossip Girl meets Vampires and a YA series? I am so sold!

    • I know right? I’m on the waitlist for the second book in the series at the library. SO EXCITED.

  5. I looooove super bright nail polishes! I just bought an orange one I thought would be awesome, but when it dried it looked like I dipped my fingers in a bowl of Kraft mac and cheese…oh well, I’m still gonna wear it.

    • HA! Mac and cheese nails! Now if only they could smell like mac and cheese, too. Yummmmmmm.

  6. Love the green but, like the sparkles, it is MEGA difficult to remove. Any tips, other than soaking my toes and fingers in acetone??

    • Nope, sorry! That’s what I do. I just soak a cotton ball in polish remover and then attach it to my fingers with aluminum foil wrapped around.

      • Fudge!! I was hoping in all of your awesomeness, you would have a fix for this. I wore green 2 polishes ago on my toes and you could STILL see the green when I removed the last color.

        Le sigh.

  7. I sooo remember GAK. Got it in my Christmas stocking one year. That stuff smelled horrible. Thank you for bringing up that piece of my past that was buried so deep, it had probably turned to gak. ;)

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