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My Favorite Things

Welcome to inaugural edition of Dawn's Favorite Things. 'Cause, frankly, why should Oprah have all the fun? Granted if you want any of this stuff, you're going to have to buy it yourself.
Do I look like I have Oprah pull? Or cash?

Without further adieu and in no particular order:

Lady Marmalade
Our diva pearlscale goldfish. If you don't get the musical reference, we can't be friends.

L'oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes
This two step mascara gives you the lashes you weren't born with, minus the hazards of welding your lids shut with false eyelash glue.

Yes it's hard. Yes I often curse trainer Tony Horton, like a sailor. But nine weeks in, I'm a total convert.

Kindness Changes Everything
Not just beautifying stickers, but a soulsister collaboration between the Kindness Girl and Silver Tree Art outta Richmond, VA. You can buy them on Etsy--and should--for the envelope alone.

Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bars
100 calories, 2.5 g of fat, 3 g of fiber that actually taste like food. 'Nuf said.

Boo City
Providence local band, that really shouldn't be, boasting a unique sound with touches of reggae, soul, country and folk. Outstanding talent. Good peeps. And HORNS!! They've got HORNS!

Slightly obsessed, since Andre gave me one to mark our ten year wedding anniversary--that I spent a whole summer slowly trying to kill. Clearly, I've learned from my mistakes. A bit.

Lands' End Canvas Classifieds
Every Saturday, brings a batch of goodies that, for as long as they last, get marked down for the rest of the week: 25% on Monday, 50% on Wednesday, 75% on Friday. Hello $98 boots for $17.

MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Betsche
Finally. Some honesty about female friendships. Rachel boldly takes on fifty-two friend dates over a year, in her new city of Chicago, to find new besties. All names were changed. I asked.

Underwood No. 5 Typewriter
I cannot imagine writing on this beast from the 1920's (although I could if I wanted to because it still works) but the fact that someone actually did, brings me a whole lot of inspiration.