Monthly Archives: September 2013

Better than whiskers on kittens

I know, I know…you’re probably shaking your heads. Of COURSE there’s nothing better than whiskers on kittens. But indulge me for a moment.

These are a few of my favorite things right now.

Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea — this stuff is downright sinful. Besides the fact it comes in a tin and each teaspoon of whole leaves is lovingly wrapped in an organza sachet, it’s AMAZING! It has all the hot cinnamon flavor of red hot candies, but with a natural sweetness (there’s no sugar in this tea!), to counteract out some of the bitterness from black tea. Of course, to find this link I had to go to their website where I saw about a dozen other teas I must try. Luckily they sell small bags of loose leaves.

Of course, this is my first love when it comes to tea, but it’s EXPENSIVE. The HT stuff is a reasonable facsimile.

 

Ticonderoga pencils — I only, only use these. No other pencil compares. I typically have 3-5 sharpened and at my desk at any given time.

 

The Body Shop’s Camomile Cleansing Butter for your face. Comes in a shoe polish container, goes on like vaseline, but once you add a little water, it turns to soap. I can’t explain it the magic of grease-to-soap, but once you wash it away, your skin is super soft, clean, and radiant.

 

Target $1 socks (ok, technically they’re now $1.50). I have a dozen pairs of these.

Adobe Illustrator — I’ve spent most of my working hours lately in this program. And Font Squirrel is my go-to for good fonts.

My latest musical obsession — Bastille. AMAZING talent and hauntingly beautiful lyrics and melodies. (A British accent and great hair doesn’t hurt either)

THIS.

AND THIS.