February Favorites 

1. On my never-ending quest for the perfect pen, I came across the Bic Atlantis® Exact. I prefer fine point pens that don’t smear and this one writes really smoothly, plus it comes in fun colors. My other go-to pen is the R.S.V.P. from Pentel. What is your favorite pen? Do you prefer fine or medium point pens?

2. I am usually not a fan of store-bought yogurts. Most taste artificial to me and have way too much added sugar. I usually buy plain greek yogurt and add my own fruit. When Safeway had a free offer for this Dannon Whole Milk Yogurt (limit of 2), I thought that I could at least try them. It’s pretty tasty and creamy,  and while 16g of sugar is still pretty high, it’s less than most other common yogurt brands. I won’t buy this regularly, but I can see myself picking up a couple of containers every once in a while for an easy snack.

3. Bowl of Soul. Oh my god, if you never had one, you are missing out. One of our local coffee shop serves this concoction of warm vanilla soymilk with milk froth infused with chamomile tea and sprinkled with cinnamon and chocolate. So freakin’ delicious.

4. I swear by these snag-free hair elastics from Sephora. I’ve bought similar ones from the drugstore before (a larger number for less money), but they just don’t compare. These hair elastics from Sephora are very sturdy (I have yet one to snap), come in different colors (in black, brown, and clear) and they come out really easily without damaging your hair (or ripping out a bunch in the process).

5. I started a new knitting project (another shawl) and I am in love with this spring color, Hortensie (hydrangea), from 100Farbspiele. I am usually not a girly-girl that likes pink, but this dusky pink-lilac gradient is a little more muted and just lovely.

6. While we’re at the topic of hair products, I bought Carols Daugther sacred tiare sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner at Target when it was on sale a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to try it out for a while and I must say that I love it. The smell is awesome and more importantly, the products are silicone-, paraben-, mineral oil-, artificial color-, and petroleum-free. My hair feels soft and tangle-free.

  1. That bowl of soul sounds wonderful! I am usually not a fan of soy milk (I prefer almond or coconut milk) but would be willing to try it since there is so much other stuff going on in that drink! And that yarn is beautiful! I was doing so much crocheting this fall, but have barely done anything lately… I should pick up my afghan project so I can get it finished!

    I am picky when it comes to pens. I will have to try the ones you suggested as I like that it’s not ‘smeary’ (that’s my biggest complaint with looser ink pens). I mostly write with ball point pens because of the smeariness issue of loose ink pens, and I prefer medium point. I hate fine point pens!!!

    1. They made the ‘bowl of soul’ at the coffeeshop with soymilk, but I am sure you can substitute with almond milk or coconut milk. It’s definitely worth a try! I never thought Camomile would go with milk :)

      The pens I suggested do come in ‘medium’, if you really HATE fine point ;)

  2. I have multiple personalities when it comes to pens! At work (mostly just signing stuff) I like a wacky colored gel pen, like uniball signo. However, as a student, I prefer a ballpoint pen with a thicker grip. I find that with too thin of a grip, my hand gets tired writing notes. I really WANT to love the papermate inkjoys and the profiles – but they smear on me in ballpoint, darn it. But I do like how they feel in my hand.

    1. I need to try the uniball signo, I guess :)

  3. I loooove that shampoo!

    1. I am glad to hear that you love it too.

  4. I love this series of yours! You always introduce me to good things :-)

    My go-to pen is for sure the R.S.V.P. My husband makes fun of how often I buy them, but they always disappear so I need them in bulk! The finer the point the better for me, so I might have to check these out!

    1. Oh and also I used that shampoo for awhile a couple of years ago, but I live too far from Target to buy it regularly. And it makes me sad, because yes, it smells amazing!!

  5. Once upon a time I learned how to knit to check off a New Year’s Resolution…and I made a nice, rectangle-ish scarf, and then didn’t pick up needles ever again. Every time you post about knitting I think about the drawer with yarn and needles and wonder if I should pick it up again…and then I never do. Blergh.


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