Thursday, April 21, 2011

Five Senses Friday, one day early

I've been a bit busy of late, so I don't have a calm, cool, collected post for you—I will give you a sensory treat instead. Along the same lines as Abby Try Again's weekly five senses friday posts, I'm giving you my take.

Long Winter Farm, you had me at lip balms that smell like maple almond and earl grey tea. Not only do Amanda's creations have mouthwatering names at great prices, but it sounds like she's living an idyllic life—she spends her summers in a yurt with her two kids, husband, and a troupe of goats, kittens, and puppies.

She sells soaps, creams, balms and perfume oils in her Etsy shop in a wide range of delicious scents, like pineapple cilantro, peppermint hot chocolate, and iced lemon biscotti. She'll even do a custom perfume oil or cream for you at the same price as her regular stock (a measly $8.50!) She has a bunch of floral and berry scents too, but the gourmand ones always get my olfactory nerves excited (you read that right).

Scents I just HAD to order? Campfire, chocolate lavender and clover lime. Come home to me now, so I can get sniffing!


Miss Moss's truly excellent blog always makes my day, but this mid-month mixtape really takes the cake. Download It Was A Good Day if you know what's good for you.

This isn't something I can actually touch, but a cry for help to prevent me from touching something. Please, if you have size 9 feet, put me out of my misery and take these beauties off the market:

I've loved Clever Nettle's shop and blog for a long time now, but these boots are breaking my heart. I've been keeping an eye out for a pair of black or navy Ropers for a while, and then they come up in a marbled grey and slate blue? Just one size too small? I've considered cutting off my toes to make buying these worthwhile. At the very least, these give me hope that there's an equally perfect pair of tens floating out there in the world somewhere.

via Martha Stewart

Laura and I had a roomie date last night and made dinner together, and we made Martha's Herb-Crusted Salmon with Spinach Salad. It is so so so unbelievably good. It will make your heart feel full of the sunshine that's been sorely lacking this week. It will make your new cat stay by your ankles because your kitchen smells delectable. It pairs well with hemp beer in honor of 420 (our brew was Buzz). And it's nearly as delicious the next day for lunch, served cold. We added some dried rosemary to our herbs, but this is pretty damn near perfect as is.

Last night, we also watched Valley Girl. Nicholas Cage's 'punk' look is like, totally rad, and he even breaks out a bit of the ol' crazy in the last act (disclaimer: I love batshit Nicholas Cage, and you will hear more about this). I've been punctuating my speech with "like"s and "totally"s and "fer sure"s all day. My favourite character was Loryn, Julie's tramp friend, played by Elizabeth Daily. I kept calling her Dottie (her character in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure) because I couldn't remember her name, but she's the most stylish of all the gal pals, and she's also the voice of Tommy from Rugrats! Who knew!

Anyway, she's a babe, and I am infinitely awed by her hair.

via — also, I will take those shoes, please.


Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone, filled with even more sensory delights.


  1. Those perfumes! I can't believe I didn't know about them before? I want to order about 10.

  2. They aren't quite the same, but I bought myself these and they are incredibly comfortable

  3. Thanks for the tipoff Cristina, I should try those on! Probably easier to find than my dream Ropers!


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