Top Five Friday

It's FRIDAY! YAY! This girl could not be more excited! I know we just got back from a long break, but work has been overwhelming and stressful (due to a DOOZY of a project that is now on my plate) and I cannot wait to sleep in tomorrow!

For my top five Friday, I am going to tell you about a few things I have been obsessed with lately. OBsessed! I tell you!

First up, Mustard Bath. While I was sick, C posted on Facebook that we had tried everything and I was just not getting better. A few of our friends posted about this Mustard Bath and we had never heard of it. Last week, after having to leave work early we went straight to the Co-Op and bought it. Now, this mix smells kind of weird and turns the bathtub green and you have to sit in it for 20 minutes, but I swear to you I started to get better the next day. Now that C is sick, she took a bath in it too last night, and seriously, she said she felt 100 times better this morning! Hippie voodoo? Maybe. Or maybe mustard is more magical than we thought!

And, next up: BDG High-Waisted Skinny Jeans from Urban Outfitters (look for the lime green patch on the bum). I know, I know. I am on a second-hand pledge, and 99% of the time I do stay true to my devotion to not buying new clothes. BUT, I have to say these jeans are the MOST amazing jeans I have ever purchased, and I now have three, YES three, pairs! Now, I love skinny jeans, but the thing I hate most is that they are cut low and then you have to try and constantly pull them up over your love handles (or is that just me?)! I first tried the denim version and fell in love! I actually have had two friends come to visit from out of town who saw me in these jeans and made me take them to the Mall of America so they could buy them. Not even kidding. I am converting all my friends. Seriously. They make you feel super skinny and cover up all the bulges and they are, well, magical. They are also now on sale for $40 at UO. And, because I am afraid they might be discontinued, I am going this weekend to buy a few more pairs. Obsessed.

Now, the thing I miss most about doing my vintage pop-up sales is being able to see the smiles on my customers' faces when they find something they love (cheesy, but true). I also miss getting to style my friends and pick out outfits for them and sell vintage while drinking mimosas but that is neither here nor there. Yesterday, I received the most amazing comment from a customer, and really, it made my day. This is the vintage Avon necklace that she bought:

And this is what she said: "Long ago in 1984 I wore that very necklace on my High School graduation, years later let a friend borrow it and I never saw it again till" Isn't that amazing?!

Now, the next thing I wanted to share was my new homemade dog treat recipe. The pugs are obsessed with these, and they know, somehow, when I am making them and sit right at my feet (from the time I get the ingredients out until they are actually cool enough for them to eat). They are so easy and quick and you know everything you put into them, so you know that they are healthy. :) They also make a great gift for your friends and family with dogs. For my recipe, I don't measure, so you don't have to either. Just put a good amount of whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl, sprinkle some salt and baking powder in and mix it all together. Then add a sprinkle of flax seeds, a scoop of peanut butter, (chopped carrots if your dogs like carrots, mine do), a splash of vanilla, a handful of oats, and finally about a cup of milk (soy, almond, whatever is in your fridge). It should make a consistency of playdough. You roll it out, use cookie cutters to make small bite-size shapes and cook them at 350 degrees until they are crispy and brown. Your dogs will love them - promise! And, aren't they cute?

And, last, but not least, I wanted to share a cute store I found on etsy recently: RACHELelise. This gal makes all of these purses by hand and they are super cute and very reasonable priced! I have three that I would really like and I am sad I didn't find her shop until after the holidays or I would have had one on my wish list!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Big hugs!



  1. Ooh I love purses, especially handmade ones, I will have to check out that Etsy shop! And I also just might have to check out those jeans from UO too!! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend my friend!

  2. High wasted Skinnies?! I'm gonna have to get on that asap. Love the dog treat recipe!

  3. That bow necklace is so cute! And those skinny jeans look awesome - I'd love to try them on, even if I am sure they'd be awful on me.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  4. Those jeans are cute. I always seem to have trouble finding skinny jeans that are long enough, for some reason.

  5. I'm so glad you guys are feeling better! I've never heard of mustard bath and I'm a natural remedy junky- I'm going to have to remember that :) I love, love, love those bags and might need to splurge on some new jeans- high-waist is the way to go. I will email you back soon, my friend! I'm so run down and behind on EVERYTHING!! xo

  6. Aw sorry to hear you guys were sick...but glad you found some hippie voodoo magic sickness cure hehe :) Looks like those jeans are really amazing, wish you'd posted pics of you IN them! I'm always looking for high-waisted pants that don't make my thighs look like elephants.

    <3 Cambria

  7. As a semi-hippie who is currently home sick, I am VERY intrigued by the mustard bath. I usually say that yoga cures everything (super obnoxious of me, I know), but when you don't even feel like getting up, camel pose seems impossible. Mustard bath, here I come.