We just got back from a wedding up in Healdsburg, California and are packing for a quick trip to Austin, Texas. I’ve been to Healdsburg before but wow, I’d forgotten how much I love it. Nestled in a beautiful wine-growing region, full of yummy eateries, cha-cha shops and entertainment…it simply oozes charm. And the boutiques! Don’t get me started!
I’ve been inspired by many things this week and here are a few of my favorites.
One of my dearest friends at the wedding was wearing these adorable readers. I tried her’s on last summer at her barbeque and adored them! They’re in MacKensie-Child’s Courtly Check. I have to say this chain to hang them on is pretty amazing too, but just one touch of the check may be enough for me at one time. The case is pretty fun too.
I picked this book up last summer, got hooked, then laid it down when we got on the road to drive home. I forgot all about it until last weekend when I tossed it in my bag for our trip. I can’t believe I put it down because it’s a lightning-fast read and so fun!
I’ve long admired a perfect nude lipstick on other women but have never found one for me. I spent hours swiping samples all over the back of my hands last week and discovered this Salt Lyle by Tarte. One of the easiest ways to find a flattering nude lipstick is to pull out your bottom lip and match it to the skin on the inside of your lip. From there, you can go lighter or darker to get the look you like. I’ve found the wrong shade can either wash you out or make you look like a corpse, so testing is smart.
It’s officially pumpkin everything season! My favorite time of year. Besides the lattes, I’ve been on the hunt for a yummy, gluten-free pumpkin loaf recipe that’s not too sweet. They’re all over the web, so I’ve bought multiple BPA free cans of organic pureed pumpkin and will be experimenting.
Did you know to avoid cans containing BPA? BPA is said to mimic the structure and function of the hormone estrogen and its use has been restricted in many countries. It’s used to make epoxy resins, which are spread on the inner lining of many food cans to keep the metal from corroding and breaking. Yuck!
What are you inspired by this week?