It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer around here, or at the very least like a “finally not freezing our ass off” early spring day. The sun is shining in parts of the country and our thoughts have turned to soft colours and happy sayings and patio drinks. Predictably, our crushes follow our moods. There’s a bit of edge to the list this week—a bit of you shouldn’t give a crap what people think—tucked behind upbeat quotes and the colour pink. What would your mood say about you today?
Nicole McPherson – Every year, I suffer from Time Change Rage Syndrome. My normal wake-up time is 4:30 am, but after Daylight Saving Time, 4:30 am feels like 3:30 am, which I think we can all agree, is too early. I cope in the best way I can: lots of coffee. I covet these mugs, because I truly believe I can choose happiness; maybe next Time Change I’ll be able to rage about it less and just drink more coffee. Who are we kidding? That is never going to happen. I’ll just enjoy my Choose Happiness mug for the other non-time-change days of the year.
Dee Brun – Life should be fun, even kitchen appliances should be fun, like this one from Pottery Barn. So, I just bought a similar, fun juice dispenser from Homesense and I LUV it! I can’t wait for the outdoor party season to start!
Laureen Farnam – I gave myself a nasty burn last week by briefly coming into contact with a screaming hot 425 ℉ oven. That’ll put a damper on MYO Pizza night, let me tell you. I’m pretty good in an emergency and managed to quickly deal with the burn, but it all could have been avoided if I had these perfectly pink Steam Proof Ultimate Oven Gloves. These professional grade wonders are safe up to 650 ℉, they are steam proof, have a silicon grip, and are thin enough to allow the dexterity I need when removing things from the oven. I don’t need bulky oven mitts to protect me. What I need is science! I will never get burned again because I *will* be buying a pair. I just wish I had a cooler story to go with my new soon-to-be-scar.
Candace Derickx – There is absolutely no valid reason on earth for me to own this Chiffon Pink Le Creuset oval casserole but the heart wants what the heart wants. If I owned it, I suspect I would just put it on display in my cabinet in the spring and summer and never EVER use it because it is far too pretty for that. Besides, I have my classic blue Le Creuset Dutch Oven that I’ve used almost daily for fifteen years now. No, this pink beauty would be purely for me to admire everyday. What? Some girls like shoes, I like enamelled cast iron cookware. We all have our thing.
Katja Wulfers – How many hours have I spent on Etsy searching for fun and quirky gifts only to fall down the rabbit hole of ohmygawdihavetohaveit? A lot. I was looking for a Harry Potter themed gift for my daughter recently, who is definitely NOT of age to use these pencils or to give no f!cks, and somehow ended up on The Carbon Crusader‘s page. And now I must have these pencils for all my writing because I am way past the age of worrying what Dick and Jane think about anything I’m doing or who I’m doing it with.