Hello, and welcome to another installment of my Feel-Good Friday series!
First off, a life update. Life is legitimately kicking my butt right now. My work is implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is going live April 1st, which means there’s 15 workdays to go and we just started to receive training on it at the end of this past week. Yeah, it’s bad. Getting training this late in the game means that we’re pulled into full-day training sessions for days at a time, while still trying to manage our regular workload. This means I’ve been working 12-13 hours every day and sometimes on the weekend, which leaves little time to do much else when I come home, other than eat, sleep, and shower. I’ve been more consistent with my blogging this year than I have been since starting my blog, and I feel like this is totally derailing my progress. With my blogging getting more consistent and me also wanting to spend time trying to get better at my new craft, calligraphy, I’ve been so disappointed. It feel like there’s not enough time in a day to achieve everything. Anyways, where I’m going with this is I might not be as active in the next little while, but please be patient with me!
I’ve been obsessed the YouTube channel Crime Watch Daily, which is hosted by Chris Hansen, the television journalist who used to host Dateline, another show I used to love. After binge-watching several cases on Crime Watch Daily show, I get so scared and paranoid that I’m going to be killed by a loved one (what?) or a total stranger. But I can’t stop myself from watching!
After I finished the video game Little Nightmares that I spoke about in my last Feel-Good Friday post, I found the trailer for this beautifully illustrated game called Last Day of June. All of the reviews make it sound like some critically-acclaimed indie movie from the Sundance Film Festival or something – “unique and evocative”, “Probably going to make me cry”, “Beautiful imagery and delicate music”. It interested me, but I promptly forgot about it because I rarely ever play video games. However, my husband recently got this game as part of his March Steam Humble Bundle (think beauty subscription boxes but for video games, and you get a digital copy of the games instead of getting a box sent to your doorway) which means I get a chance to play it! I just have to find the time now…
I stopped doing book reviews on my blog, but I’ve been reading a ton this year. My favourites so far: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker, which is a psychological thriller that I just finished earlier in the week. I thought I was over this genre as I’ve found these types of books pretty boring in the last year or two, but this one was a page-turner. The other one I enjoyed earlier in the year was The Lake House by Kate Morton. It’s my second book by this author and I’ve really loved both (the first was The Secret Keeper, which I actually liked even more than The Lake House). I call Kate Morton’s books “mommy-suspense” because both books have involved secrets that mothers keep from their families. I like these because there’s still a bit of a twist to the stories, but they’re much lighter, and unlike most psychological thrillers, the characters are actually likeable.
Kate Spade x Keds have released new designs for sneakers meant for brides to wear during their wedding, and how cute are these and these new ones? I would totally wear them every day! I still prefer their originals just because of the glitter and ribbon design – I actually wanted these as my dancing shoes for my own wedding last year, but their smallest size was too big for me! I curse you, small feet…
I’ve wanted a watch for the longest time, but I’ve always had a hard time finding one with a face small enough to fit my skinny wrists. Last month, I discovered this beautiful rose gold Rosefield Analog West Village watch that fits my wrist perfectly! I love that the face is more of a cream than a stark white (which looks a little off on my skin tone). The beige suede strap is beautiful, although I’m sure it’s gonna get dirty in no time – they also have the same strap in blush and dusty blue, and I need both in my life.
Because I love everything with a beach/ocean theme, I desperately want this Tarte Be a Mermaid & Make Waves palette, probably 80% due to the packaging. Can you imagine it sitting on the vanity?! Someone please help me stop this madness.
Our friend group loves to get together for games night, and the most recent game we’ve been obsessed over is Pandemic. The players all work as a team of disease control specialists with unique abilities who try to cure and eradicate disease outbreaks. It is one of the more difficult board games we’ve played, which makes it that much more addictive! Last weekend, we played three rounds before we won. My husband just bought two expansion packs!
What have you discovered lately that you’ve been loving?