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- A book you should read: Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala
- How we learn sometimes
- Oh my god Becky look at her butt
- Homebuying Moment #872: Chaos, Coveting, and Compromise
- Time off
- 266 days and counting
- Below the belt
- Today I learned that I am a creepy whisper-tingler
- No sense of moderation
- Just like you wanted
- The Prowl, praise, perspective
- Best trip. BEST.
- Leaving (for) Las Vegas
- New Year’s quiz, 2013
Dylan turned five on Monday. I KNOW.
We spent the weekend in Sunriver, and on his birthday we invited family over for dinner, cake, and presents.
We had a damn good run with four, but I’ve got a great feeling about the year ahead.
Stuff I Like:
Scowler, by Daniel Kraus
If you like horror books, definitely check this out. Scowler is ostensibly YA, but I can't even imagine Stephen-King-loving preteen me reading it -- it's scary, bleak, and grueling as hell. But also wonderfully written and completely unique.
The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
Funny and quirky and endearing and best of all, it's the sort of book you just can't put down.
Mary-lou Manizer Highlight/Shimmer Powder
This is basically a shimmery (not glittery!) powder that adds a really nice luminescent highlighting glow. I sweep it on the top of my cheekbones, on top of blush, and blend.
Wood Cosmetic Box by Lori Greiner
I just got this makeup container and it's pretty fabulous. (Thanks, Shark Tank Lori!) It closes up into a nice attractive box, and opens with all sorts of clever drawers. Note that 1) it's TALL, so check measurements, and 2) you'll probably still need one separate thing to hold tall brushes.
Everyone seems to be talking about this book lately, and with good reason. I read it for what felt like weeks on end (it's LONG) and every night I had weird half-dreams about the stories that had unfolded. It's emotionally exhausting, but so beautifully written.
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
This is a heavy-duty moisturizer made of olive oil and bee goo and it's perfect for icky winter dry skin.
PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
MIRACLE FOOD. It's powdered peanut butter you mix with water (or add to a smoothie, or...) and it has a fraction of the fat and calories of regular peanut butter. Plus: delicious.
The Balm Timebalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer
I'm always on the lookout for awesome concealers (my eye circles, let me terrify you with them), and this one is my current favorite.
Real Techniques Starter Set
I wouldn't have thought a different brush could make any sort of noticeable improvement in my makeup technique. I was so, so, SO wrong. If you like makeup, you need these brushes immediately.
Stainiac Lip Stain
Great lip stain that gives a natural rosy flush and lasts a really long time.
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