What I’m loving


Everybody loves things. These are the things that I’m loving right now.

To kick us off to a boring start, I’ll tell you that I love a water bottle. But listen, this isn’t just ANY water bottle – it’s the Nathan Quickdraw Plus. It has a hand strap so I can take it on my 9-mile walks, and a pouch big enough for an iPhone and a set of keys. In short, it’s a life-saver – probably literally, since without water, I would surely die.

A few weeks ago, we cracked open a bottle of Isabela Malbec, and it ushered the kingdom of heaven right there into our living room. If you see this wine out in the wild, buy it. Spend the $12.99 and feel like a champion. I found it at Fairfax Wine & Spirits on Colfax (attached to Marczyk Fine Foods).

Last weekend, I bought the “Embroidered Eyelet Blouse” (its given, Christian name) at Anthropologie on sale for $39.99, and good grief, I love this shirt.

The Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is my current favorite song. The first time I heard it on the radio, I cranked it loud – because even if I had never heard it before, the song just feels so good. Then I listened to the words, and felt my heart grow three sizes bigger. The video is a little cheesy, but sorry, that’s country music for you. At least they have a scene where they’re rocking in an alley with sparks flying behind them – a personal dream of mine (can someone arrange this?).

And while we’re on the subject of country music, Jason Aldean‘s “Fly Over States” is killer. Never have I so badly wanted to be blue collar. We all know that in a parallel universe, I’m a truck driver.

And finally, anyone who makes me laugh – you are my favorite.



  1. Sarah on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    That was fun.

    I admit that I have a crush on Jason Aldean. I love that song a lot.

  2. Whitney on June 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Oh fly over states. I’m running my first 5K in 5 weeks, and our team name is definitely Fly Over States, complete with shirts of Oklahoma and Kansas.

  3. Greta on June 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    I consider myself included in that last statement– especially because I can also make you cry. HA. Or at least… laughter and tears frequently accompany our conversations… :)

  4. hootenannie on June 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Greta, you are DEFINITELY included.

  5. carin on June 8, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    OMG – Fly Over States is amazing. JA is growing on me quickly. I am also loving “Pontoon” by LBT (which is weird because I normally don’t love them) and “Come Over” by KC. Wish we could have watched the CMT’s together. CU’s legs stole the show! xoxoxo

  6. Leslie Jo on June 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Will Hoge wrote “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”. You should give a listen to his recording.

  7. Hitoshi Yamaguchi on June 11, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    co-wrote with Eric Paslay! :) he knows Charlie and Treva from MTSU days, I think. you can get the Will Hoge version (off his 2009 album, The Wreckage) free on this sampler here:


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