capes, coffee, & the color orange

Monthly Archive: July 2011

Friday

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July 2011

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"They are both good. But together, they are better." (860)

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CAPES [something empowering] Smother: memorize and understand this verb’s definition, and avoid it in all types of friendships and relationships.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Kate Spade purses are fabulous, but lately I’ve been loving Kate Spade iPhone cases. I have this one, and this one, and my iPhone currently sports the orange giraffe case. To save a buck or two, purchase on Amazon.com.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] With “operation: purge all closets” accomplished, I now have a space dedicated to Lululemon hoodies/jackets. Seeing this color-coordinated section reinforces 2 things: 1) my love for Lulu and 2) why I don’t need more Lulu.

*note 1: a few items are m.i.a…probably in my car…
*note 2: I’m still working on my Lululemon pant section.

 

Tuesday

19

July 2011

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wanderlust [won-der-luhst]: a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

Written by , Posted in health and beauty, relationships, travel

CAPES [something empowering] Just because you like to do something doesn’t mean that the person you love has to like it, too. You can learn this the hard way, or just take my word for it.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] In “summer-bummer” Seattle, you can still sport a sunshiney glow with Jergens Natural Glow Body Moisturizer (but use every other day to avoid the over-glow).

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Experience has taught me that there are a few things I cannot live without when traveling overseas:

Nalgene Travel Bottlesto hold my mouthwash, shampoo, vitamins, and more
REI plastic sleeves – like plastic bags, but more durable
French Vanilla International Coffee – for some reason, when good coffee is thousands of miles away, this stuff does the trick
Refresh Eye Dropsin single-use containers
Baby wipes – also known as an African shower

 

Thursday

14

July 2011

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"You shouldn’t neglect your gums." (Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman)

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CAPES [something empowering] Flossing not only prevents plaque build-up and gum disease, but it also helps fight bad breath. If that doesn’t empower you (and you know who you are…) to floss more, then I give up.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Neosporin for cuts, burns, AND…blemishes. Oh how I wish I knew this in Junior High.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] 15 years into my addiction of caffeine and coffee, I find myself finally able to drink drip coffee. But it has to be iced…with cream…and 2 pumps of vanilla syrup (so much for simplicity).
 

Tuesday

12

July 2011

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I can always find a way to pack another pair of shoes.

Written by , Posted in health and beauty, running, travel

CAPES [something empowering] It is quite magical to hear Lance Armstrong congratulate you on your personal best time for a distance run. Nike+ GPS iPhone application – I’ll see you in the morning!

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] When I travel, I use contact cases to spare more luggage space. Instead of taking large items that I only need a tad bit of, I put a few pumps in my color-coded-cases. This way, I can justify bringing an additional pair of shoes.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] I leave for Sierra Leone in 2 weeks. This will be my second time to the great continent of Africa this year and second time to SL. But unlike my last trip to Africa and SL, my layover time has been compromised…unless I can figure out a way to get by customs and into the city of Paris and back to my gate in under 1 hour.
 

Wednesday

6

July 2011

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the tingle is free

Written by , Posted in glassybaby, relationships, trader joes

CAPES [something empowering] An 81-year old Texan man gave the following advice to me on a westbound plane after telling me about how his wife had recently passed away: “You hear about people that want to bargain with God, and I get that, because I would give anything if I could only have 15 minutes with her to tell her all the things I should have…Tell those that you love what you think about them. Don’t wait. Tell them now.”

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Tea Tree Tingle shampoo/conditioner from TJ’s. Chemical-free, sulfate-free (safe for dyed hair), and a salon-free price. Love.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Palm Oil = a rapidly renewable resource. Goodlight tealights are sold at glassybaby, and are a good light to purchase if you burn through candles quickly – because you breathe what you burn.