by Holly on March 1, 2012

in life,obsessions,randomness

listening…to The Head and the Heart, Mayer Hawthorne, First Aid Kit + Robyn. In fact, they’re all smooshed on one iTunes playlist called “L-O-V-I-N-G.” It’s playing as I type this.

eating…tomato soup + pepperjack cheese grilled sandwiches (sprinkled with Garlic Gold!). A.k.a. classic comfort food in the Everythingtarian household.

drinking…flavored sparkling water. Always sparkling water.

wearing…ballet flats. Always ballet flats.

wanting…tickets to Aziz Ansari’s stand-up comedy show in Madison on May 3rd. Cross your fingers I can get the six tickets I need when they go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am.

needing…a serious summer wardrobe boost. I am thinking this striped dressthese shoes…or these flats…a pair of these shorts (in navy)…this hot pink blouse…and perhaps a big tote like this.

Let’s be clear, I can afford none of it.

weather…cold with a complete chance of 4.5 inches of snow tomorrow.

NOW you want to show up winter? Not cool.

feeling…incredibly grateful + empowered by all of your thoughtful comments on my last post. Anxiety is something I struggle with everyday, and as frightening as it was to hit ‘publish,’ I am really glad I did. I already feel freer. More ready to take on the anxiety than ever before. Thank you for being such a lovely, supportive audience for me to do that.

thinking…I need to get up in the kitchen and perfect this Peanut Butter Pretzel Banana Brownie recipe already.  How much longer can I keep this sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy delight from the awaiting tastebuds of the world? Not much.

enjoying…this moment. Or at least trying. Really, really trying.

YOUR turn! Pick one of these verbs and tell me what you are currently doing.


Amber March 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Feeling: So excited to get my Reiki training on March 24th. Btw, those brownies look sinful.

Alison March 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

feeling: drool run down my chin as I look at that gorgeous hunk of Peanut Butter Pretzel Banana Brownie you got there. gimme.

Alex @ IEatAsphalt March 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

How about you tell us whom you’re dating?

dana @ my little celebration March 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

lovely reflections, my dear.
I will lie in wait for this brownie recipe you speak of.

Hannah March 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm

thinking… I should probably stop reading blogs and do some homework, but that’s pretty much impossible when I come across things like cute clothes and food porn! Lol ;)

Stephanie March 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Drooling. Literally.

Mama Pea March 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Pea D asked me yesterday to go see Aziz in Portland! Alas, it’s on a school night. :(

Kristie March 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm


Ahem, sorry. I am just digging them so much currently (along w/ Blind Pilot). As for the snow… I am just telling myself to be thankful I live so close to my work and don’t have to worry about a sucky commute home tomorrow. Right? Right?

Erica D March 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Weather…moody, per usual for a Colorado winter. This morning I had to strip off my down jacket while walking to class, and this evening I played rugby in the freshly fallen snow. Typical.

mindy - clueless nut March 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Thinking: yes you do need to perfect that recipe! Love in my mouth!!! And how much I <3 your post!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness March 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

needing… a glass of wine and chocolate.

It’s been one of those weeks. :p

Have a good weekend, chica!

Hillary March 2, 2012 at 7:30 am

Wanting: you to make me that grilled cheese and those brownies. Now would be preferable ; )

Meister @ The Nervous Cook March 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

Thinking about words and coffee and how to string them together in a way that’s fun, informative, and approachable. The last few weeks have been on a really energizing loop of “wake, work, write, repeat,” and I’m feeling more motivated and excited about what I do than I have in a long time.

Keep attem, Holly! You’re basically my blog hero.

Parita @ myinnershakti March 2, 2012 at 7:45 am

Needing…a tropical vacation ASAP.
Feeling…sad because said vacation is not in my budget.
Thinking…a day by the pool is just what I need :)

Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

Enjoying… My friday first period prep reading blogs instead of doing plans and/or any of the other things that I should be doing!

Sara March 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

Needing… good company and wine after a horrid Thursday. Something to boost my spirits. :) Have a great weekend!

sarah @ sarah learns March 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

drinking….coffee. lots of coffee.
listening…to my decemberists pandora station – love it!
weather… dreading this oncoming snow.

Laura @ Backstage Balance March 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

Listening to – Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gotye and Pitbull (yup!)
Feeling – apprehensive about the same snowstorm (Milwaukee’s version, at least). There is a fun show tonight at work and I am going to ride out the storm there, I think.
Aziz – dude he’s totally playing one of our venues the day after the Madison show! Can’t wait to see him again.

Sarah@The Flying ONION March 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

thinking…oh my gosh! There are PRETZELS on those brownies and I think I need one now!

wearing…my hot pink running shirt because I’m trying to convince myself that a run on the snowy roads outside is actually a really good idea.

eating…triscuits with almond butter, a slice of swiss cheese and a clementine.

Erica March 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

OM gosh…I’m tomato soup obsessed. So amazing. Those shorts are super cute. I love/hate jcrew. Love their clothes…hate that they’re not cheap :)I’m currently trying to get 20 things done while Kaylin takes a nap!

Katie March 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

Always, always ballet flats.

and feeling…happy that it’s Friday and (finally) not snowing!

elizabeth March 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

I JUST got a pair of the Toms Ballet Flats & am IN LOVE! They run SUPER big, as in I wear a 9 in the Classics, an 8 in the wedges and a 7.5 in the Ballet Flats. Crazy, inconsistent sizing does not keep me from purchasing fantastic shoes! Also, I need a dress to wear to a country-ish themed wedding, I have a pair of Frye boots I want to match it with.. will you be my personal shopper? :)

Lauren @ The Climbing Chef March 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

feeling… stressed, tired, cold :) But I know everything will work out in the end :-p

Nicole @ Sugar Coated Sisters March 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

enjoying… the largest and most amazing bowl of cereal, granola, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and kiwi.

Megan (Braise the Roof) March 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

wanting: one of those brownies. I’m not even hormonal but I REALLY WANT A BROWNIE. I also wouldn’t mind a dirty martini right now, but I suppose that would be frowned upon at the office.

Alaina March 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Drinking…a delicious skinny earl grey latte with sugar free vanilla. :-)

Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes March 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Love this! Wearing ballet flats- I live in ballet flats. Have a great Friday!

Lauren March 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I am LOVING The Head and the Heart…”Down in the Valley” is currently on repeat on my playlist. :) Happy weekend love.

Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon March 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I love The Head and the Heart (and First Aid Kit thanks to your tweet!)! I’m actually going to see The Head and the Heart in a month and am syked!

The past few days I’ve been listening to Of Monsters and Men, Lissie, Brandi Carlile, and Cee Lo Green!

Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm

thinking: about what recipes I want to make tomorrow

Maren March 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Weather: windy and cold. Stupid Minnesota.

p.s. did you get the tickets?!

Jeannie March 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

This is an awesome post! I ADORE the music, just what I needed for this study day :)
Wondering if you could post this brownie recipe…I would also love to work on perfecting it!

Sarah March 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

Ooh, those brownies look so good!
Wanting: one of your amazing brownies :-).

brandi March 7, 2012 at 8:06 am

The Head and The Heart are incredible! on repeat for me every day :)

Kristin March 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I know you love the J Crew styles, but have you looked at Old Navy’s spring collection? I am a seriously cheap girl, and I LOVE ON! Sometimes their clothes feel crappy, but honestly you can’t argue with the prices. :) They have really cute shorts & tops right now! Plus sometimes you can get things for like four bucks!

elise March 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm

please hurry up with that pretzel brownie thing because im drooling and need a recipe. thanks.

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