Lately: Books, Movies, Music

I just had to do a quick search through the archives of my blog.  “Don’t I have a series called ‘Recently’ or ‘Lately’ or something?”  I did end up finding a few posts that I’d titled “Lately” so I guess this belongs in that series.  Gosh, writing this professional blog is so time consuming sometimes.  Only kidding 🙂

Anyway, I thought I’d take this moment to give recognition to the small things.  Aka the books, movies, music, etc. that I’ve enjoyed lately.


Jane Iredale Make Up

Earlier this year, I decided I wanted to start switching out my make up to some more natural stuff that I could feel good about putting on my skin every day.  Luckily, there’s a little shop nearby that provides just such make up and I am loving the Jane Iredale brand.  The only thing I’m skeptical about is the eyeliner.  It rubs off my eye sooo easily.  But otherwise, a big thumbs up.


The week before we left for vacation, we went to Film on the Rocks to see Guardians of the Galaxy — sidenote: we left early to avoid traffic so I still don’t know how the movie ends… — and the pre-movie band was PHENOMENAL.  They’re called Kaleo and they’re Icelandic, so how cool is that?!  Guys, look them up ASAP.  Your life will be so much better for it.  We just bought tickets to a concert that they’re opening for and I don’t even care about the headliner, just Kaleo.

The Girl with all the Gifts

This book was our September book group pick.  I checked it out from the library then returned it four days late because I didn’t have time to finish it on vacation like I thought I would.  It was giving me serious anxiety knowing someone was waiting for me to return it, probably so they could read it for their own book group.  I was hesitant at first because there were zombies but then I really ended up liking it.  Quite a few plot holes, though…Read More »