On My Desk This Month: October 2017

It has been a BIG MONTH, y’all. I sold my book, and got to actually tell people I sold my book! I’ve also started to really work in earnest on a new project, which is exciting and invigorating and all sorts of other adjectives.

ANYWAY. Let’s get into the material objects I like to spend money on.

  • Adrenaline Crush, a sort of glittery purple nail polish from Sally Hansen (that is WAY darker than it looks on the Target website)
  • This Ambrosia candle from Aspen Bay Candles, which I think I got from Anthropologie (or it may have been a gift?)
    • Notes of orange and grapefruit and it doesn’t say pineapple but I am convinced there’s some in there
  • A pair of one dollar Christmas socks from Target because it’s time
  • The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
  • A mini matte creme lip crayon from Bite Beauty in the shade Pastille
  • A mini GEN NUDE matte liquid lip from Bare Minerals in the shade Bo$$
  • The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb which I would full on DIE for
  • A Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer because I finally replaced my old one, which shattered
  • Thayer’s Witch Hazel toner – I’ve never really been a toner person but this is affordable and it’s actually working
    • I got the Rose Petal version by accident… kind of wishing I hadn’t but I still like it!!

What have you been loving this month?

It happened!

wildergirls deal announcement

That’s me! That’s my book!

I’ve known about this for maybe two weeks or so and it has been the WOOOOORST keeping it to myself but today I finally get to tell people about it. So this is me, telling you about it.

For a longer synopsis you can click here, and for some general aesthetic/vibes stuff, you can see the book’s Pinterest board here.

I can’t wait for you to read about my island and my girls. They are horrible; they are angry; they are their very worst selves, and I love them quite a bit.

Rediscovering Lost Loves

Found this today as I was putting together a playlist for the project that has no name:

Soneto de la noche, Morton Lauridsen, performed by Polyphony

It doesn’t suit at all – far too rich and full of joy – but I was reminded of how deeply I love this piece, and how solidly my music background sits at the core of me. I haven’t heard it in years, and it almost hurts to listen to it, to be reminded of a part of my life I don’t engage with much anymore.

With this new project, though it’s only tangentially related to music, I’d like to try to bring that feeling to life. That feeling of sitting in pews alongside my friends, sharing sheet music, watching the hands of our conductor (who wore the most ostentatious pinky ring you’ve ever seen) for our cues, and hearing our sound spiral up into the chapel sky.

This piece is everything I loved. I hope you love it, too.