Time for a few Thursday Things.  A few eye-catching and noteworthy items this week include:

1. This Latte Coffee Maker.  Not that I need this.  I have this which has been sitting in a box since our last move.  But something about that perfect looking latte makes me want that latte maker.  And reminds me that I should just unpack the one I have.

Latte Coffee Maker2. This handcrafted Copper Party Bucket from Anthro.  Towels, linens, cheap beer, lint, oranges and apples.  You name it, I’d love to put it in that bucket.

Copper party bucket with ice and three bottles in it

3. Vintage Tapestry Boots.  I could store these over-priced boots in the over-priced copper bucket.  Yes, good idea.  300 for the bucket + 600 for the boots = me and my coppery boot fantasies can keep dreaming.

Vintage tapestry boots with yellow purple and green and red leg parts and brown toe

4. Skylar’s Spanish is officially better than mine.  She asks me to make a chonga for her or fix her chonga if it gets messy.  Her teachers speak Spanish and she’s a little sponge soaking up it all up.

When she counts to twenty in Spanish, she sounds authentic with proper dialect and a proper accent.  Not like my gringo-ey Spanish sounds.  She laughs at me when I butcher the words.  My four year old laughs at me.  But that’s okay she’ll always be my little princess.

5. I got my hair done earlier in the week.  Thank God for freshened up highlights.

Hairstylist chairs in a row

6. My stylist used this Oribe leave-in conditioner on my hair.  (Pronounced Or-BAY, not O-reeb-ay.  I didn’t know that either.)

Oribe leave-in conditionerYesterday I mentioned that when I was in high school extra frosting at Cinnabon was a great use of .50 cents.

If I shifted the decimal two places to the right, I could buy the Oribe.  I really loved the smell, the feel, the oooh-la-la my hair is happy feeling.  Luxury in a bottle and I loved what that pea-sized amount did for my hair.  I could probably make that bottle last year(s) because you only need a tiny amount.  How’s that for rationalizing it.  However, I should probably just stick with my Drugstore Top 10 items because everything is under $5 bucks.

7.  I was running through my neighborhood and smelled the scent of a fire burning and Nag Champa burning.  It was wafting through the air and I was in heaven for that tenth of a mile.  I almost rang the doorbell and asked if I could please move in.  That and I wanted to buy a plane ticket to an ashram in India.

8. There’s one more day to win a $25 gift card

9. I’d love it if you would vote for me here in the Delta/Biscoff Bakeoff

10. And the best thing I’ve eaten in the past day has been the Cinnamon Bun Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze.  Sticky, messy, gooey.

Cinnamon Bun Donuts with Cream Cheese GlazeAnd calorie free <– Sure


1. Have you seen any things lately that have you excited?  Food, products, people, places, trips?  What are your things?

Pinterest is my second home of things I love.  I love that site.

2. When you’re walking, running, or outside in general do you ever smell things wafting through the air that you adore?   Or loathe?

Sometimes I’ll smell what other people are cooking and it smells good.  Pizza, cookies, Mexican food, Asian food, bread.   I love the smell of fires burning, incense, and candles.  I live amidst so many restaurants there is always something interesting wafting through the air.

Sometimes I’ll smell things that are a turnoff.  I really don’t like the smell of meat on charcoal grills.  Or garlic.  I tend to run much faster on those blocks.

Have a great day!

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