Jeans for curvy girls, bracelets for skinny wrists, and paleo pasta (to maintain the skinny wrists)

Today’s post is going to be a lot like my brain – all over the place but full of little interesting tidbits of information. ¬†I’m assuming you are OK with this because you keep reading my blog. ūüôā

I’ve been wanting a pair of skinny black jeans for awhile now. ¬†I actually ordered these¬†from Madewell, but they were insanely tight. I know jeans are too tight when Tim’s eyes almost pop out of his head when he sees them on me. I sent them back and kept my eyes out for another suitable pair. ¬†Well, Old Navy’s harassing, non-stop emails finally paid off for them. I was threatened with losing my bonus cash or cash bucks or whatever the heck they are, so I ordered a pair of their Rock Star Skinny Jeans in the Curvy fit. ¬†Holy Cow. These¬†could very well be the best pair of jeans I’ve ever bought – even better than my James Jeans, which were my previous favorite. ¬†They are snug, but not too snug. ¬†They don’t hit me in an awkward part of my belly. They are flattering. ¬†They are the right length. ¬†The black is a nice, true black. ¬†At 1/5 the cost of the James Jeans, the Old Navy jeans are a steal. ¬†I’m considering buying like 5 pairs just in case Old Navy decides to discontinue them. ¬†I LOVE them.

Man, this is going to be a pretty materialistic post. The next thing I’m going to talk about is another recently discovered love – Pura Vida bracelets. ¬†I first ran across them at the yoga studio I go to. ¬†They had this bracelet made of salmon colored thread with silver balls woven through¬†it. ¬†Here it is. ¬†It caught my eye immediately because I thought it was soo beautiful. ¬†It was $15 though, which seemed like a lot for what it was. So I checked out the website – you can get a ton of bracelets very cheaply on the website! I signed up for their emails and immediately got a 50% off coupon. ¬†I ordered one of the multi-packs, and I couldn’t be happier. ¬†They were way to large for me, so I had to trim down the ends (and then re-melt them), but now they fit great. ¬†I’m hooked. ¬†If you want to try them out, let me know. I can send you an email, and you’ll get 50% off your first order too.

I was hoping that devoting more time to yoga, meditation, and reflection would make me less want-y. However, so  far all I have noticed is an obsession with yoga pants and hippie bracelets.  Maybe I should just give it more time?

AND….. I tried one new recipe this week (between all of my online shopping). ¬†I made paleo spaghetti, and it was so good that I’m making it again this week. ¬†I roasted a spaghetti squash (cut it in half, took out the seeds, rubbed the inside with olive oil and salt, and cooked it cut-side down for 30-45 minutes in a 375 degree oven). ¬†Then for the sauce, I followed this recipe. ¬†I was short on butter, so I used 3 T of butter and 2 T of olive oil. ¬†For the meat, I turned some of our ground pork into sausage using this recipe. ¬†When we mixed it all together – wow! ¬†It was super delicious and very easy.

And there’s my update for the week. ¬†Hope you are having a productive Sunday!

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