Currently Coveting: Adorable Coffee Mug

great_etsy_storesYesterday I was scrolling through my blog feed minding my own business when I came across something I couldn’t help but fall in love with- coffee mugs with water color illustrations printed on the front of them! I’m a sucker for a cute coffee mug and anything water color, but combining the two is the fastest way for me to fall in love with something. I went to the Etsy store where the mugs are sold and voila! Even more cute things! A Thing Created just listed the mugs for sale and I’m so glad they did!

Stemming from this lovely discovery, I created my “currently coveting” list. I know, I’m so vain. This is my own way of organizing all the things I mentally have on my shopping list. I think all girls have something like this. If not, they should! Remembering the little things I’m saving for or working my hardest to someday have is a great motivator.

What else is on my currently coveting list? Well, I’m just so darn in love with Nars satin lip pencil in the color Yu. I could also add to the list a Vineyard Vines Shep Shirt! It’s a preppy hoodie! They were so clever when they designed these things.

It should be obvious to everyone by now but I’ll just throw it out there in case someone missed it- a Kate Spade handbag. Preferably the Cedar Street Maise bag in pebble/warm putty color combo. Speaking of Kate Spade, have you seen all her adorable sun glasses? I had no idea how cute they were! I’m trying to find some cat eye, torti colored ones for the summer and have yet to find any I love for a reasonable price. Sadly, Kate Spade doesn’t constitute a “reasonable price”. Someday…

Let me know what’s on your Currently Coveting list and I’ll check it out!

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Gym Lust List

Exciting news! I’m back in the gym after a 4 month hiatus! As my graduation gift, my parents bought me a membership to the gym for a few months. I couldn’t be happier about this as I really needed an outlet to release my stress in. What better place than the gym? Not only do you get a great workout, you’re also entertained! Watching a bunch of muscular guys lift weights totally distracts from the pain you feel doing squats. I really don’t know why women hate the gym!

Seriously though, after going a few times and getting the feel for things, I’ve come up with a list of gym gear I want. For my own reassurance, I went into Dick’s Sporting Goods to make sure everything I like comes in a pretty color. It does! That store always makes me want to be the sporty girl that I’m not!

Even when I workout I stay true to myself and my style! I love pink and wouldn’t dream of exercising in boring colors. The gym should be a place where I feel the best about myself because I’m doing something really great for my body. I’m one of those girls who does where make up to the gym (no foundation because it clogs your pores when your skin is trying to sweat). I want to feel pretty and confident!

My gym lust list right now consists of a North Face jacket, hand grips, tank top, supportive bra, and compression pants. I’ve always wanted a North Face fleece jacket and it can be really nice to have when you first get in the gym and haven’t warmed up. I’m finding that the gloves are necessary if you’re going to do any weight lifting. I blistered my hands lifting the other day.

As far as that tank top goes, I just love the saying on the front. “Fear less, sweat more” is half of what you need to do in the gym! The Addidas sports bra on my lust list will allow you to do it without fear of coming out of your bra because it’s a lot more supportive than others I’ve seen.

My final lust list item are those great Under Armor compression pants. I’ve seen so many girls wearing them and I’m about to get on board the bandwagon. Before I jump completely on though, I’d like to firm my thighs a bit. No jiggling allowed!

Let me know what products you love for the gym in a comment below!

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