Books, wonderful books!
I found some great ones in this last bout of reading, and I hope you too are #dbsobsessed with at least a few of them!
It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell
A great book about one woman's journey through weight loss. I loved how she addressed the ways in which she did not find it to be all good, in that her weight loss impacted her in many more ways that just physically. A short and quick read that I think is worth picking up for any woman who has struggled with weight, particularly those who struggled in their younger years.
I read quite a few books by Harlan Coben, and while I can't say they were the best books I have ever read, they were all at the very least, entertaining. I find myself having to skim some sections of ongoing internal dialogue, and suffer through many eye rolls as the author tries (and fails) to integrate anecdotes on modern technology. BUT, like I said, entertaining stuff. Without a doubt, great beach reads.
I read, and enjoyed, the following:
Gone for Good
Looking forward to seeing some of them made into movies, which I have heard is in the works...
Empty Mansions is a MUST read! I did not know anything about the Clark family that is chronicled here, and they are such an incredible American story. For anyone who loves a good story about an abandoned mansion, this is for you.
The only way I survive the low-carb life: Jello sugar free pudding in one cup servings.
Make sure to use instant pudding, 2% milk + the containers shown below, and linked here.
The only sweet I allow myself and I'm #dbsobsessed. Best flavors: pistachio, chocolate, butterscotch. Also amazing (and pictured on left) cheesecake flavor with a spoonful of sugar free jam in the bottom.
SAVINGS TIP: Buy the Jello Instant Sugar Free Pudding on Amazon. If you purchase 6 of one flavor (not the variety packs) it is under $6, and in the grocery store you will spend between $2-$3 per pack. May seem like a silly difference, but when this is the only sweet treat you get, you buy this ish in bulk. Because each box makes 2 cups of pudding, it is 2 days worth of pudding, in my life.
Now that I am an old lady (aka in my 30's), I have started to actually wear watches! It is a very exciting and sophisticated time in my life, obviously.
I wanted to find a summer watch that was not too much money, simple and chic. I have had my eye on the Skagen brand for some time, and finally had the chance to check them out, as they had the perfect watch for my summer look.
The Skagen 'Gitte' Round Slim Leather Strap Watch, 38mm is AMAZING.
It is regularly $135, but on sale now for $80.98!
Perfect for casual jeans and a tshirt/tank or a sun-dress and heels, I am 100% #dbsobsessed.
As you can see, the blog has a fresh new look! Thrilled with the changes and I hope you are as well.
In the spirit of all the so fresh and so clean on the site, I thought I would share my latest coffee table tableau with you. You know how much I love a good set up on a table.
Today, I was lucky enough to get a surprise thank you gift from a friend of mine, hence the stunning BloomThat flowers! Stylish summer coffee table, a la DBS:
In case you did not already feel the need to sign up for Bark Box, the spoils of this month's astronaut themed box should do you in...
It is a major revelation just how adorable Alfie is in a bandana. I smell a collection coming on, and I know he will be way more on board with this than he was with shirts and sweaters. #winwin
Another great option...
Finally found a protein shake mix that is worth being #dbsobsessed with. This stuff is DELICIOUS and Carb-Free. Get you some Isopure Cookies and Cream or Vanilla.
I must start this post by apologizing to all of you. When I got these shoes, I was thrilled about being able to share them with all of you, helping you to get the order in for your pair! However, I was just informed that the artist is closing down shop! But everyone has their price, right?
Sadness aside, THESE ARE THE BEST THINGS TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME:
I may blow up from water retention if I eat one of these, but it is only temporary, and they are oh-so-good. My personal favorite low carb snack: The BIG PAPA by Van Holten's Pickles.
I am almost embarrassed about how Snookie of me this is, but I can't bring myself to care all that much.
GET SOME: http://bit.ly/1S8RdWG
Just a little low carb deliciousness I thought you should all know about...
It is so fabulous when you find a piece of jewelry that was made for you.
Thank you Blake Lively and preserve.us for this gem. Totally and utterly #dbsobsessed.
GET YOURS: http://bit.ly/1MJGHSN
Some other great necklaces I am loving...
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