things i’m digging
1. Keen Brooklyn II Crossbody Bag
Oh. My. I’ve found the bag, my friends. The bag to end all bags. It’s big, but not too big. It’s sporty, but a little bit feminine. It’s obnoxiously bright (of course I ordered the orange/coral/salmon one). It’s got a million pockets. It’s from one of my favorite companies, Keen. It’s absolutely perfect. And I got it for half off on a Zulily sale. I’m in love. Love!
2. Thrift Shop.
Dude, this song is my jam. I know, it’s cheesy and silly and incredibly overplayed on the radio (at least in our area) but I love thrifting! I’d say at least 75% of my clothes are from thrift shops—so it’s nice to have a song singing the praises of buying “used” clothes.
3. Our car.
We’re a one car household, and man, do we love that one car of ours. We bought a barely-used (like, it had 3,000 miles on it) 2010 Honda Fit two years ago and it has served us insanely well. It’s got incredible gas mileage. It’s mega comfy for long trips. And my favorite part? For a small car, there is a ton of room in it. We actually fit a whole loveseat in the back of it once. With the hatch closed! Oh, and it’s orange. Which is awesome. We are Honda fans forever!
4. Snack prep.
Now that I’m working from home all the time, I have to really keep my snacking in check. So the best way to do that for me? Make healthy foods the easiest and most convenient choices in the fridge. Last weekend, I cut up a bunch of carrots, celery and cauliflower for snacking. I made a big container of hummus. I boiled a dozen eggs for easy protein. I made a bunch of peanut butter date balls. Now, when I look in the fridge, all I see are healthy choices looking back at me.
5. My new blogging schedule.
A lot of things are changing now that I’m not heading to work each week, and one of my favorite changes is that I have a lot more freedom to blog in real-time. When I was working, my blogging was almost 100% done on the weekends. I made all my recipes. I photographed all the food. I edited all the photos. I wrote and scheduled all the posts. That meant that between my two blogs and my freelance gigs, I was writing upwards of 12-15 posts in a weekend. Which was ridiculous. Now, I have the freedom to write in real-time and I’m loving it! I can write posts the night before they are scheduled to go up, or even not schedule them at all and just write when I feel like writing. I think it’ll really help my content, too. I’m hoping you’ll see BTHR become a lot less stuffy and a lot more honest, from-the-heart and off-the-cuff.