Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Little Happies

Macaroons and Madeleines: Welp, although I've been trying to limit my sugar intake lately.....I seem to be failing a bit. Okay, a lot. I've been on the hunt for a bakery around here that sells macaroons and haven't had much luck. During our trip to Columbus this weekend we came across the cutest bakery, Pistacia Vera. I really wanted to try every flavor but we settled with sharing four (raspberry, pumpkin, caramel and a buckeye). I had never tried Madeleines before but a friend kept talking about them so I was curious, pretty tasty too and more spongy than I expected. We definitely will be going back the next time we're in Columbus :D
Bookstores: Also while in Columbus, we were exploring the German Village area and came across this little bookstore.....well, I thought it was small based on the outside but once we were inside it was pretty much a maze. There were 32 different rooms to walk through and we ended up getting lost a couple times. I don't buy many books lately since I get most of mine from the library, but there is something I really love about bookstores. They are relaxing to me and I can spend hours just browsing.
Tea: Trader Joe's Harvest Blend Herbal Tea - delicious! Cinnamon. Apple. Ginger. Orange Peel. Hibiscus. Chamomile. Caffeine free for whimps like me. I've become quite a tea fiend lately but I'm still a bit cheap when it comes to spending a lot on specialty brands. This one was only $1.99. I assume it's seasonal so I will be sad when it's no longer in stores.
Ouija: Perhaps a bit silly, but I was excited when I saw this tin of mints at the World Market store. Ouija Boards are really nostalgic for me and remind me of many tween sleepovers. We'd ask embarrassing questions and do our best to pretend that we weren't moving the indicator. Pretty sure I may have abused it a bit and spelled out some inappropriate words for my friends.
Pocky: It's surprising my teeth aren't rotting out of my head. I rarely see different flavors of Pocky in stores so we had to get this too when we saw it at the World Market store. Haven't tried it yet but I'm sure it's delicious.
Childhood Movies: The Witches (1990) - I loved this movie so much when I was a kid. I had an overwhelming urge to watch it again lately, especially since it's a good Halloween movie. I'm not ashamed to admit that I enjoyed it just as much as I did when I was a kid. (Possibly Spoilery) I remember feeling really creeped out in the beginning of the movie when the little girl is trapped in a painting. The mouse scenes were always so adorable to me. Ahhh.


  1. Just found your blog and am now following, I really like your photos. Also if want lots of interesting flavours of pocky you should come to Japan where they have so many different flavours!
    If you are interested in photography then i have just done a couple of posts about the photographer Elliot Erwitt.

    1. Thank you :)) I would love to go to Japan someday!! I'm sure they have so many flavors. I like your blog too and will be checking it out frequently :)) Thanks for the comment!