August Favorites: Food + Fun.


Snacks as a meal. This summer I’ve eaten meals consisting of cheeses, tomatoes, corn, olives, nuts and jams and it’s all I want every single day. I’ve been eating giant slabs of toast with jalapeño jam and humboldt fog cheese for breakfast.

This song, Closer, by Tegan and Sara. It’s been my power song all month.

This local organic whiskey. We got a bottle of the organic rye last month and it is out of this world.

These notebooks. I’ve think we’ve more than covered my infatuation with school supplies, but I’m not sure you know exactly how much I still physically write things down. I rarely keep notes or appointments in my phone – I am constantly writing. Anything moleskin is my fave.

This navy striped cardigan from splendid. Unfortunately I can’t find it online anywhere, but I got it on Hautelook a few weeks ago and am in love. It’s perfect for Fall.

Speaking of jams, everything from American Spoon. If you’ve read along with me all these years, you know my family has been a giant fan of American Spoon for maybe 20 years. We stock up like crazy when we are in Michigan (um, Eddie and I came back with 13 jars this year, 3 of which are already gone) and order online the rest of the year. My current favorites are their chili jam (seriously the best I’ve ever had), jalapeño jelly, the apple cider grilling sauce and the triple berry conserve.

The small square Kate Spade studs. I’ve mentioned them a million times but cannot stress how much I LOVE THESE EARRINGS. I have them in multiples colors and they are just so versatile. And gorgeous.

The West Wing. I know. I KNOW. I promise this is the last time I will mention it. But it has definitely been my go-to free time thing this month.

This reed diffuser in the Mandarin Woods scent that I found at Target. I always keep reed diffusers in our bathrooms (am afraid to light candles and burn the house down when I’m not in the room 24/7) but am picky because so many scents make me sneeze or give me a headache. After this one sat for a few days, I couldn’t get over how familiar it smelled until I realized – it smells like one of my all-time favorite perfumes, Burberry Brit. Oh my gosh… the scent is uncanny. LOVE.

The iced caramel coconut lattes from Dunkin. It’s still summer in my world. Sorta.

Oh and the s’mores frozen hot chocolate from Dairy Queen. Seriously cannot handle that.

Uh… the skinny jeans and jeggings from American Eagle. I feel like I’m back in high school saying that, but I am hooked. I have never been one to spend tons of money on jeans because trying to find jeans that fit me is a nightmare. If I can get them over my thighs, they are giant at the waist. I can wear anywhere from a 4 to a 10 or a 27 to a 30 in jeans depending on the brand, and on top of that I am so freaking short that it’s another battle to fight. I randomly remembered both Amanda and Ree talking about these jeans earlier this year, and happened to walk by AE in the mall last week. Um, jeans that are only $40 and then 40% off? YES PLEASE. I can not get over them. I am in love. P.S. these are all 40% off until September 2nd!

These mugs. I have never been a mug person since I hated coffee and tea… but, ugh. These mugs.

All of the black leather pieces that are out for fall. I want tops, tanks, jackets, skirts… gimme all of it.

These mini magnum bars. They are ruining my life.