February 10, 2017

ten things

one: The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

My mom, my favorite SIL, and I went to Pawhuska, OK to visit the PW Merc and it was everything I had hoped it would be.
We got there around 10:45am in the middle of the week and popped in line right away. We missed breakfast [which I wanted to eat because it's my favorite meal, but I guess this gives me a reason to go back!] and were seated after waiting in line for just a few minutes. We ordered two appetizers and I got the grilled cheese. It was amazing. We stuffed ourselves and I attempted to save some room for pastries [of which I knew I'd need several to sample]. Then we walked around the general store portion and I got the CUTEST squirrel door stop probably ever made.
My favorite part was the bakery and coffee shop upstairs. Tables and sweet mismatched furniture made up several areas to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry [or four] with your friends. I had the most delightful cheese danish and a cortado--we also may have gotten a lemon bar, pain au chocolat, and a rice crispie bar.

two: Marco Polo

I'm LOVING this app. Two completely unrelated friends convinced me about two months ago that I needed to download this app. It's basically video/voice texting, but it doesn't disappear like a snapchat. It's a private message between you and whoever you're talking with. You can also make groups. I love being able to see faces. I love being able to express myself. I love not typing all the things I have to say. I love that I don't have to answer immediately to see it like with FaceTime. It's super fun and I totally recommend the download. If you want to be friends there's a 95% chance I'll send you a message from my toilet. You're welcome.

three: Nicolette Valikoski
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Do you know my love for florals? Nicolette's art is on my short list of PAINTINGS I NEEEEEEED IN MY LIFE. *not an official list* Do you see that texture? Do you see those colors? GAAAAAAAAH.
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four: Paper Mate InkJoy Gel pens. I've officially thrown out every other pen in my life because this is all I need.

five: Book of Common Prayer App

This is an app I downloaded when it first came out. The timing and words always seem to align with what's going on in my life and in our world. I'm working on getting in a better practice of taking a moment three times a day to use this as a way of reminding me what I'm about.

six: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix
I savored every episode and attempted not to watch them all in one sitting. NPH is amazing in the role of Count Olaf and the children--the Baudelaire orphans--are fabulous. Once I started watching, all I could think about was how much this show reminded me of another of my favorite shows, Pushing Daisies. Turns out they share a producer in Barry Sonnenfeld.

seven: Trader Joe's Fair Trade Guatemalan Coffee
Plus the packaging is super cute. THOSE FLOWERS. See above for my luuuurve of flowers.

eight: Ninja Coffee Bar
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Y'all. I stopped going to Starbucks every day before work. WHO AM I??? I love, love, love my Ninja Coffee Bar. It's changed my coffee drinking ways. I got mine on sale from Macy's for about $100, and I've probably already saved that much in NOT buying coffee all the time. I'm excited to try it out for iced coffee when it gets warm to see if I like that as much as I do the hot coffee.

The only thing I still need is a coffee tumbler that will keep my coffee hot. I have to be able to throw it in my bag without leaks. Suggestions?

nine: i am baker's The Perfect {Bakery Style} White Cate. OBSESSED. It is the queen of all cakes.

ten: Kim's FREE print from Manayunk Calligraphy
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In lieu of a wreath on my front door I'm going to hang a picture frame with this print in it. Follow Kim on IG and visit her website to see all her beautiful creations!

Look for something for Galentine's Day soon, friends!

xo, amy


  1. Don't you love your contigo water bottle? Why not try their coffee tumbler?? It has great reviews on amazon.

  2. Hydroflask is my favorite brand ever! -erin