Thursday, April 29, 2010


"Passion is a positive obsession. Obsession is a negative passion." - Paul Carvel

I hate to say that I'm obsessed with things because it always sounds like overkill or even morally corrupt to be obsessed with something but I can't help it - I get obsessed with things. By the way - totally off topic - have y'all seen the movie Obsessed with Beyonce' and Ali Larter? Totally insane movie.


Here are some of my recent obsessions:

1. Dresses: When I was younger - think elementary/middle school - I was a total dress girl and then I got older and my love for dresses died a little bit. Well, somewhere along the way the love came back and has now become a full blown obsession for me. I'm always looking for new ones and these are some of my current favorites.

This dress is from Old Navy and it's only $29.50! I think it's so versatile; stylized the right way you could wear it day or night.

This little pretty comes from White House Black Market and sells for $168. I love the way it flows across the body, though. I think that this style will probably be acceptable for a few seasons to come.

I love, love, love this dress from Macy's private label INC. I look at it every time I go in the store and confession: I stalk it online, too. I just think it's fun. Not sure how long it will be in style, though but if you've got the $98 I would definitely consider purchasing this!

2. Criminal Minds: I have seriously become obsessed with this television show. I've always loved crime dramas, even though they make me think everyone is a criminal and honestly, this show has made me start "profiling" everyone. I know it's been around for 5 seasons and I've seen a show or two here and there, but I honestly never paid much attention to it until I saw a rerun one Saturday night and since then I've figured out you can watch in on CastTv and every free second I have - I'm there. I also might have a little crush on Matthew Gray Gubler. Maybe.

3. The outdoors: Some people who know me are doing a double take right now, but it's true! I have a new found love for the outdoors. It's been so nice here in Memphis that I've almost been physically incapable of being inside. I take the girls to the park almost daily, I go to the park by myself, we've done the zoo and the Botanical Gardens in the last couple of weeks. When it's this nice outside, who can be inside if you don't have to be?

4. Cows: In the Laughing and Skinny kind of way.

The Skinny Cow truffle bars are to. die. for. No lie y'all - if you haven't tried them you're missing out because they're amazing. And I'm a little moderately a lot picky so that's saying something. And, they're like 2 grams of fat and 130 calories per bar. Can't beat it!

And this Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb cheese - also to. die. for. I eat it so many different ways - it has almost replaced any other cheese for me. I incorporate it into so many different recipes I'm constantly running out of it!

5. Flowers: I've become somewhat of a gardener this year. I have always been adamant that I would never do yard work of any kind, but this spring I've found myself wanting to be outside planting flowers and sprucing up the backyard. I have always been obsessed with flowers - I've even secretly wanted to open up my own flower shop - but this year I took it a step further and I just purchased several different kinds of flowers to plant. We'll see how it turns out - my green thumb might be non-existent!

What are some things you're currently obsessed with?


  1. Ooh, good question. I ♥ maxi dresses, too. The bad part is that I am pretty short, so it's all about finding the ones that fit in size and length. Ugh.

    I have been on a black bean kick while cooking. I'm managing to sneak those things in every recipe I make.

    GLEE! God, I love that show. It's so corny and so fabulous!

  2. Well my normal obsessions are of course paper, ink & coffee but lately I've been obsessed with Lean Cuisine Chicken Club paninis! I need to eat one every day for lunch. They are super yummy!!! :)

  3. I am totally in love with the garlic & herb Laughing Cow cheese. I have one wedge with Special K crackers as my snack every night.

    I'm of course obsessed with handbags and nail polish. LOL!!!


  4. I am obsessed with many of those same things. Love the dresses. I have that ON dress, about 4 of them actually.

    I am obsessed with being outside too and the whole gardening thing. I have won at least one battle with the weeds and am pretty darn proud of how the front looks and the flowers we have planted. Mini #1 is loving the gardening too. I am also obsessed with homemade fruit smoothies that I have been making for breakfast each morning...healthy and oh so yummy.

    Have I mentioned that I am so glad you're back???

    Because I am. :)

  5. love the laughing cow cheese...I mix it in with a scrambled egg for breakfast! Delish!!!


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