So, remember, years ago, when I used to do a monthly recap post called Currently Obsessed With? They were going pretty strong and then they just sort of stopped, and lately, I’ve been thinking that I should bring that back. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing the book reviews and those are not going anywhere. But I’ve been doing my internet link posts, and it’s been nice to talk about something other than books.
I made my mom an Easter basket! It was really fun getting some stuff to put in there, and I wanted to get her something for Easter. I picked up some food from the Honey Baked Ham store, and it was pretty good. I figured the places that were open would be busy, and it seemed easier than making something.
I also cracked and bought an Instant Pot. I’ve only used it once, but it makes pretty good taco meat. For the longest time, I thought it was just a fad, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere. I think it’ll come in handy during the summer because there is no way I’m turning my oven in my apartment. Unless I want it to get even more warm than it already is.
If anyone has any good recipes, send them my way. I’ve found a few recipes that look good, and I also bought Dinner In An Instant and Comfort In An Instant. I have yet to use them, of course, but I’m looking forward to using it.
I’ve been on a shopping spree lately, especially with clothes. I hate buying clothes, but some of the clothes I had are starting to fall apart so it was time for some new clothes. I shared some of the tops I’ve purchased lately in my latest around the internet post, and I am totally that person who will buy the same shirt in every color possible. I’m really picky about clothes, so when I find something I like, I’ll get in every color because I know it fits well, and it saves me from trying to find other things.
I’ve been on a skincare kick lately, and I don’t know why I try end up using products that aren’t Clinique. I’m not sure why but my skin also seems to look and feel better when I use it. I’ve spent quite a bit of time either in Sephora or on their website lately…I love the liquid facial soap in mild, the clarifying lotion 2 and, in a big departure for me, I actually decided to give the dramatically different hydrating jelly a try. I’ve only been using it for about a week, so I’m going to hold off on opinions on it for now. I also picked up these wipes when I was in Sephora, and I really like them! They’re great for when I need to cleanse but don’t feel like doing my whole routine.
I’ve been doing a lot of shopping lately, now that I’m looking this post over! Clearly, I’ve been shopping a lot lately.
I’ve been crocheting some lately. I have to take some pictures of what I’ve been working on- blankets, mostly- but I have a hat I’m working on right now. I have a few projects in mind- blankets, of course, but I was thinking of making some Christmas ornaments as presents, so now would probably be a good time to start on that.
It really sounds like I have a lot of blankets, don’t I? Okay, there’s 5 that are finished, plus two in progress. One is made up of granny squares, and I still haven’t finished sewing it together. One of these days, I will.
I recently subscribed to CreativeBug, and I got some art supplies at Michael’s. They have some art classes and lettering classes that look really cool, and while I love crochet, I’ve also been wanting to try to something else. I’m pretty excited, and I’ll try to remember to get some pictures of the stuff I do, so I can share them. If anyone has good recommendations for art supplies, I’d love to hear them, especially for pens!
I’ve been going to a book club for the last year or so! It’s hosted by Mysterious Galaxy, which is a local bookstore here in San Diego, and it’s really fun. It’s been great because I never would have picked up some of the books on my own. I haven’t loved all of them but that’s how those things go sometimes.
And the last thing I’m going to talk about is YALLWEST! I’ve been meaning to go ever since I heard about it, but it never seemed to work out. But this is the year it’s going to happen, and I’m excited. It’s going to be a long drive since it’s in Santa Monica, but since my mom usually works early on Saturday mornings, I’ll probably head up there after dropping her off.
I think that’s all for today! I don’t know know how often I’ll be doing these posts- hopefully, I’ll start doing them monthly again but it may be more sporadic. And I’ll definitely be keeping it as Currently Obsessed With.