Total Basset Case: Scarves, Shoes and Sprouts

Jan 13, 2015

Scarves, Shoes and Sprouts

You know when you come across items and think 'man I really love this!'
Here are a few of mine that I am loving lately.

I have longingly been lusting over a Lululemon Vinyasa scarf for a very long time now, because I need scarves like I need a hole in my head...
Thankfully Kait knew of this obsession and sent me one for my birthday and it has basically not left my neck since.
I am in the midst of mastering all the ways to wear it from this video

Another thing I have been lusting over, for much, much longer, are Tory Burch Reva Flats.  Specially the gold with the gold, metal medallion.  For the longest time I refused to spend that much money on shoes. And then when I decided to bite the bullet and treat myself, I set out to buy them and found out they stopped making them.  They made the gold with gold, leather medallion but no longer with the metal medallion.  After some foot stomping and tears, I gave up and threw in the towel.
Fast forward to my 30th...here comes Mister swooping in...
  What the what?  'But they stopped making them!' is all I could say.  I still do not know where or how he found these but I am NOT complaining.  I still cannot believe they are mine!
He also tracked down the one of only two pairs of Hunters boots at any Nordstrom Rack in the USA so that I could (and I quote him) 'kick my 30s off in style!'  #lovehim

This is a two fold one...I've mentioned that I LOVE my Kindle Fire that my mama gave me for Christmas.  (p.s. any good apps I need?).
My library offers downloadable ebooks which is such a great feature, gotta love free and local libraries!  But I've also recently discovered Book Bub.  In short, it is like Netflix for ebooks!  They send you a daily email with titles that are free or just a few bucks to download!   You really cannot beat that!

Speaking of things we really want, Mister has been dying for a Vitamix for awhile now.  Well my mama is fantastic and gave him (a refurbished-so much cheaper) one for Christmas.  Mister is in love and so am I.  We have literally used it every day since we've had it.  Smoothies, soup, oat flour crusher, sauces, marinades; you name it, we have put it in there.  I have been centering part of my weekly meal plans around what I am can make in the Vitamix.  Do I sound like the demo man at Costco yet?

And the last one you have to hear me out on...we have really been loving brussels sprouts.  I used to be adamantly against brussels sprouts but we recently had them at a friends and I could not get enough.  We have started making them a few times a week at our house and gobbling them up!  If you have any good recipes for them, please send them our way!

13 comments:

Denise Wertenberger said...

I just roast Brussels Sprouts with a tiny drizzle of olive oil and sprinkled pink salt over them. Roast them at 450 degrees for about 25 or 30 minutes, stirring once. It brings out the nutty flavor, and you don't know you are even eating Brussels Sprouts!

Denise Wertenberger said...

LOVE the shoes, BTW! 😊

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Brussels sprouts and mushrooms are two things that I thought I hated (until this past year) but it turns out I LOVE. I'm still trying to figure out whether my taste buds have changed or whether I just never gave them a fair shot in the first place.

Kayla MKOY said...

Those shoes are too cute and oh my word, your mister did great!!!! I love the thought he put into it :)

Brianne Bracco said...

Way to go on the husband's part!!! I love when they actually prove that they listen to us and go out of their way to pull off a great surprise ;) The shoes are gorg!

The Southern Thing said...
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The Southern Thing said...

Love the Revas!! So glad he found them for you!

Kait said...

I love sprouts! And those shoes! And of course that scarf :)

Anne said...

Way to go, Mister! Double win on the shoes. Love!

We're getting quite into brussel sprouts lately too (and really any roasted veggie). Soon on my to-try recipe list is this hummus chicken + potato/sprout/carrot hash: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/224054150187787404/ Doesn't it look yummy?! Should be Sarah-friendly too, I think (please tell me you can have hummus!).

Jen said...

I LOVE the shoes and the scarf. They are now both on my wish list. Maybe Mister could give my husband a few pointers...ha! I tried Brussel Sprouts one time, and it was a Pioneer Woman recipe that sounded so good, but I still couldn't get into them. Maybe I just need to try them again and see if my taste has changed yet.

Shelley said...

oooh that scarf! i need another scarf like i need a hole in the head, but i could definitely make an exception and maybe throw one or two out to make room for that lulu one! and major high five to mister for scoring those flats AND hunter boots! that boy knows how to give gifts :)

Shannon Jenkins said...

Aw!!! What an amazing man you have!! Love those flats!! And happy belated 30th!

<3 Shannon
Upbeat Soles

Because Shanna Said So said...

The Mister needs some extra loving...Ha!! What a guy....Ross would have never found one...but TWO pairs of shoes for me. He's a keeper. And sorry...brussel sprouts just aren't happening for me!