Currently Obsessing Over

These are a few of my favorite things.

1. Downton Abbey.

Who isn’t obsessed with this show? I don’t know. What I do know is I LOVE every second!

2. Crushed ice.

It’s just plain better than regular ice. Come to Chick-fil-A Encinitas and you will get all the crushed ice you could ever want.

3. Picfx – the app.

You can add “light spots” and hearts and all sorts of fun things to photos. Here is our glamour shot from a wedding we attended a few months back. Fancy pants!

4. Navy blue.

My love affair with navy blue has been a constant since about tenth grade. It’s just so darn classy. If I could, I would wear something navy every day. I would probably also decorate my entire house in shades of blue, and maybe even paint all of my furniture blue. But then, if I did that, I would undoubtedly decide there was TOO much blue in my life, and have to pick another color to obsess over.

5. Making Things from Scratch

I spent a few hours on pizza dough last week, made a big batch of granola yesterday morning, tempted fate with Thomas Keller’s Chicken Mar i Muntanya last night, and turned a whole chicken into ten {not quite} perfect pieces. The Kristin that spends a lot of time in the kitchen is back!

6. And finally, something I am obsessed with but don’t own {yet}. Superga sneakers. I’ve had my eye on these for about a year and am finally pulling the trigger. I am debating between light pink or a neutral green. Which do you prefer?

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Talk to you soon — hopefully sooner than a month!


A Really Important Update

Please be warned: this post has nothing to do with anything even remotely important.

Let’s talk about this, ladies {and Chris Reynolds, or any other man who has way too much fun watching The Bachelor and Bachelorette but will refuse to ever really admit to liking it}. Have you heard the news? The next Bachelor is Ben Flajnik. Yep. That Ben. The one that I listed as one of my favorite things back in July. He’s made it! I should be really happy! And yet I find myself hesitating.

The thing is, even though he was hands down my favorite of Ashley’s suitors, I just don’t know if I want him to be The Bachelor.

I was talking to Glenn about this earlier today. Ever so wise when it comes to reality television, my dear husband pointed out that I will {inevitably} start to despise Ben F. when I watch his season. Ben will {inevitably} get way too jiggy with way too many girls and {inevitably} make me and my conservative-grandma-esque values way too uncomfortable. Not cool, Ben F. Not cool.

Talk to me, Bachelor watchers… how do YOU feel about the news that Ben is the next in line? I want to be excited for him, but I am just kind of nervous.

These are the things that keep me up at night, people. REALLY important things.