Ten Things I Loved In May

My friend, Rosie Molinary, made a list and I loved hers so much I stole her idea. And now it’s almost mid-June and I’m here to tell you what was going on last month. It does beg the question – where did the month go?

Here are Ten Things I Loved In May

Things I/We Did

1.      Mother’s Day brunch.  At home.  Jed made waffles for everyone while I chowed on bagels with creamy goat cheese and tomatoes. I somehow managed not to take a single photo. Good food, great company.

2.     Wednesday Playdates. I love this standing date with my friend from yoga teacher training. We have similar parenting styles and personalities so it is just so easy and fun. Plus watching these two interact is really comical.

3.     Yoga.  I went to a bunch of classes, taught and practiced at home. In other words, I remembered why I love getting on my mat and I’m pretty sure I’m going to need to start setting a yoga alarm on my calendar to make sure this happens more often.

4.     Meeting our dearest friends’ brand new baby. Let me just say, adoption is a crazy process and I’m so happy they are now a family.

In The Kitchen

5.     Eating (extremely) local – stone fruit from the next door neighbors and kale from front yard garden (not shown).

6.      Vegan Pie! Finally satisfying a long-held craving. Triple Berry from Vanessa (not shown here, but you can see it on The Food We Make and coconut chocolate pudding pie from me (the one previously afraid to eat and make pie!)

Products (and Services) I Love

7.      Haircuts from Tari at Parlour By The Park and groomed eye brows by Dana at Cezanne Skin Group.

8.      Hand-me-downs for me and little girl – Cute free clothes. What is not to like?

9.      Colored denim and My Style Inspiration Pinterest board coming to life.  I’ve made some variation of both these outfits and it’s made me ridiculously happy.

10.      Blackout curtains – sound sleep past sunrise? Yes, please. This one brought to you by the Princess and the Pea.


So what are you loving lately? I’m always on the lookout for what is delicious in food, drink, fashion, and life. Leave me your favorites in the comments or write a post of your own and link back here.

My Favorite Things! {Like Oprah and Sarah Von}

Sarah Von from Yes and Yes published her Favorite Things à la Oprah and I was inspired. Not a gift guide, but rather a list of products that make her life better.

While you’re checking out Sarah’s list be sure to hop over to Jezebel’s Worth It feature and see more about products that work for them.

TGBTS’s Favorite Things

Dawn simulating alarm clock completely changed my relationship with morning. At $120 it is not cheap, but my first one lasted more than 10 years and made me a better person. Totally worth it if you ask me.

Hugger Mugger Standard Bolster – in Golden Leaf.  Perfect for restorative yoga. This baby sits on my bed and gets used almost daily. Sometimes I use it to sit, sometimes to sleep, sometimes for a 30 minute Savasana. Another product that has changed my life. Again, a bit pricey at $82, but totally worth it.

Book light has become one of my use it everyday items. I’m not sure I can remember life without it. I got mine in the book section of my local Target for less than $8. No wonder why I am getting so much reading done while Ruby sleeps.

Aroma therapy rice bag I made by tossing in a pound of long grain rice, whole cloves, cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon sticks into a pillow case and tying the end {I don’t sew and I’m fancy that way}. I microwave it for 3-5 minutes and use it as a bed warmer, sore back soother and all around comfort delivery system.

What are your can’t live without items?