This and that.

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That picture has nothing to do with this post. It’s been  one of those weeks. 

This weekend I am heading back home to celebrate that baby that’s coming soon and spend some time with my family. It’s been a busy week and I feel like the all the things I am trying to cram in  means that any intelligible blog post I had planned for this week didn’t happen. So, here is a little this and that.

Have you ever had that awesome corn they serve at Café Habana in NYC and other similar Hispanic restaurants? This recipe is pretty amazingly for making it at home, minus a grill for us apartment folk.

And that corn goes pretty amazing with these tacos and a little shredded purple cabbage.

You know that music video that is everywhere right now? I mean, I’m not usually one to defend TSwift, and I’m not really crazy about it when I hear it on the radio, but the music video…. you had me at Swan Lake tutus. Or any tutus. It’s kind of a weakness.

I’m a little obsessed with this girl’s recaps of The Bachelor franchise. It’s not just because she was one of my favorite contestants ever (but it kind of is), but because she manages to love it, mock it, and explain it all at once. Genius. And don’t even ask if I am devotedly watching Bachelor in Paradise because I’m too ashamed to answer. (But if you are in the area and interested, you can totally come to our awesome viewing parties.)

My pasty skin needs this makeup meets sunscreen meets powder perfection. But it’s a little pricey. Anyone have any other similar recommendations that are slightly more budget friendly?

In the meantime, I’ve been protecting my pasty self with that Old Navy hat, even if my brother-in-law routinely asks me if I am going on tour with Jason Mraz. For the fall I’m kind of liking this one, but not sure I would ever be able to rock it. How do you feel about hats?

Have you heard of that show where people let experts pick their spouse? On one hand, I kind of hate it because the whole you-can-just-get-divorced-at-the-end-of-the-experiment thing isn’t really the view of marriage I think we should be taking. But on the other hand, it automatically started loading on Hulu the other night, and as James – my TV moral compass – is gone, I just couldn’t turn it off. I got a little fascinated with it and am hardcore rooting for Jamie and Doug to make it work.  And I only included this because I knew that those of you who would judge me for this had already done so by the open Bachelor love and I had nothing left to lose. 

This just shows what I have always known: DC is taking all my money. By the way, this was created by that amazing baby brother economist of mine and I am pretty proud.

Love how comfy this jersey dress looks. Kind of like wearing pajamas to work. Nicer, more expensive pajamas, but still. Meaning, it is absolutely nothing like my pajamas, but kind of like the Platonic ideal of pajamas.

What this and that have been floating around in your head this week?

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14 Responses to This and that.

  1. Jennette says:

    I love hats. I wore a big floppy sun hat for my entire san Diego vacation, and I’m super proud to say that I didn’t get sunburned at all. I’ve been wanting a black felt version from madewell or urban outfitters (but maybe target?) for fall, but I’m waiting for a sale.

    • Hannah says:

      I can totally see you rocking hats. And if the internet is our friend, than felt hats is a must for fall. If it is our enemy, we will all look stupid in pictures when we look back in years to come.

  2. Wendy says:

    I think “the platonic ideal of pajamas” is my new favorite phrase ever.

  3. In defense of your pricy makeup – I’ve been wearing Tarte tinted moisturizer for a couple of years and I find it pretty pricy at $45 a tube BUT it acts as moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation and because it’s high quality I don’t have to use very much of it. So the $90 per year I spend on it is actually great value because I’m not buying all that other stuff. You can probably make the same argument for your $50 powder.

    • Hannah says:

      Tell me more of this magic cream! Is it greasy at all? I hate the thick makeup feeling, which is why I usually go the powder route. But this one does look good!

      • It’s about the texture of a light moisturizer so within a few minutes of putting it on, you can’t tell you’re wearing it. It has just enough colour to even out your skin tone but I find if I’m trying to cover a blemish I still need a touch of concealer. Otherwise it’s all I wear in terms of moisturizer/foundation/sunscreen. The $45 is CAD so it may be a few dollars cheaper for you. I highly recommend!

  4. Jess says:

    Love this concept. It points me in all sorts of directions on the internet and I just love it.

  5. angie stone says:

    The article about cost of living in various states is just one more reason to return to KY. 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    Umm totally wish I lived in the area because you bet I would take up that offer to come over for Bachelor in Paradise. Guilty pleasures are best amidst company. On the other hand, that map made me pretty happy about the fact that I live in NC. I can’t believe $100 is only about $84.60 in DC! The price you pay for living in a beautiful city!

    • Hannah says:

      It’s the trashiest of the trash, but also a fascinating social experiment, and my little brother pointed out that it actually shoes how fidelity does naturally evolve in society for the greater good. So…. there’s that.

      And yes, this pretty city is robbing me blind.

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