Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What's On My Nightstand

  • The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. My dear friend Mariah gifted this to me way back during NaNoWriMo and now I'm completely stumped as to why I didn't dive into immediately after that hellish month was over. I've been juggling a few books recently and nothing's really stuck, so I finally picked up this little gem, and it's right up my alley! I'm loving the dollops of description, whimsical character names like Wiggins and Miss Heliotrope, and enchanting 1940s writing style that brings I Capture the Castle to mind. Hmm... it seems my favorites often have both Mariah's and J.K. Rowling's stamps of approval!
  • Gunner's Tea Bags. The perfect compliment to my current read! Isn't the ribbon bag darling? The Eastern Shore Tea Company always has a nice bit of art to go with their foil wrapped tea bags. Apple tea like this is always a win in my book, but their Starry Night tea is still my personal preference.
  • Fitbit One. I was a bit skeptical when my aunt gave me a fitbit, but I was an addict before I knew it! It's so much more than a pedometer and I have an irrational attachment to mine. Which is why I completely freaked when mine broke. Luckily, their customer service is excellent and they replaced my Ultra with this new model just in time for my Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run next weekend! Phew!
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs. Argghhhh!!!!! Would I could quit you! Out of all the holiday candy in the entire world, these are my ultimate Achilles' heel... Get this bag away from me!
  • Sugar Daddy Essie nail polish. This subtle yet shimmery pink is quickly becoming one of my neutral go-tos.
And, of course, no nightly routine would be complete without a little lullaby for comfort. This week I've been turning to "Little Bird" by The Weepies. 

What about you? Whether it's your nightstand, a lullaby, or both, I'd love for you to share! Sweet dreams, moonbeams!


  1. My boyfriend has a FitBit and I've been using the WW version (active link) but I'm seriously considering getting a legit FitBit for myself. Sounds like you're loving yours! I'm a runner as well and would love to hear your thoughts on the goal setting for mileage and from the runner's point of view rather just than steps per day.

    So happy to have found your blog! Will be stopping by often.

    Happy Monday! Eileen

    1. Ahhh!!!! You are too sweet! And I love your blog!

      As a member of WW, I certainly like the idea of an active link, but hate that you have to pay a monthly fee. That alone makes me like the FitBit more. Since I'm training for a 15K, I've just been following Hal Higdon's training program when it comes to mileage. I do try to hit over 10,000 steps per day, but I do need to reassess my plan of action once I'm no longer training next week. In the past I've just liked doing shorter 2 or 3 mile runs during the week and 4 or more on the weekends. That being said, I still consider myself a bit of a running novice... So if you have any suggestions as to non-training goal setting, I'm all ears!