Current Love it! List

If you stopped by earlier this week, you found a pretty heavy post about the melancholy I’m dealing with.

Don’t worry, I’m not going heavy today. There’s not anything wrong with heavy but today just isn’t that day. 🙂

Instead, I’m gonna share five things I’m loving right now!


I’m still struggling with the morning and it’s gonna get worse next week since China doesn’t do daylight savings but seriously, I love my job! I’ve been doing this for about two months now and I expected some of the excitement to wear off but it hasn’t.


I wake up excited to see my student. I love the privilege of watching them work and accomplish something amazing! I laugh and make funny faces. I communicate (sometimes without words) about things like ice cream, animals, and school. I see pretty painted nails and listen to stories of the day.

More days than I feel comfortable telling you, I’m thinking about my next class and the fun I’ll have. Sure, it’s work but only kinda sorta. I really do have the best job in the world! If you’d love the best job too then I’d feel honored if you used my referral link to sign up!


I have a friend that started working for ThredUp so I thought I would give it a try. Being the cheap person that I am, I hate spending full price on clothes. Not when there are so many more amazing things to spend my money on!

Thred Up

ThredUp is perfect for people like me! I get new clothes at thrift store prices without having to go through thrift store racks.

Sometimes clothes are brand new (still with tags) like like jeans I recently bought for less than $10! Amazing right! Check it out and you’ll see why I’m totally loving ThredUp right now.

In fact, here’s $10 to get you started! I’m sure you’ll love it!

3. Microsoft Surface Book 2

We have a laptop but it’s big and clunky. #firstworldproblems I know.

However, it’s terribly cumbersome when I’m working in Illustrator or Photoshop. I spent several weeks looking at tablets when Jay suggested a laptop. But I didn’t want a laptop. I wanted the freedom of a tablet.

Surface Book 2

Thankfully, 2-in-1’s are getting pretty snazzy. And after another round of comparisons, I found the Microsoft Surface Book 2 was perfect for me!

It’s lightweight and easily transitions from tablet to computer. It’s got a built in graphics card so woohoo! Plus the battery life is banging!

4. Tailwind

Going back to my cheapskate ways, I was always hesitant to pay for a social media scheduler. But a few months ago I took the plunge and it’s been fantastic!


In fact, it’s almost been too fantastic. I’m rarely on social media anymore because I don’t need to be. Sure, I check in but I don’t spend my time fiddling with it and it’s great.

I have more time to write, paint, and do better things — like prepare for the holiday arts market I dared myself to do! If you’ve never tried it — seriously! Do It!

5. Blue Nail Polish

Okay, okay! I get that this seems the odd one out but I feel as if I’ve re-united with an old friend. Deep, dark blue nail polish is my favorite but I try to give my nails lots of sunshine during the summer and I’m sure that has nothing to do with the fact that I’m more active so I chip nail polish more often. 🙂

But Fall is here again! And so is my friend!

Deep Blue Nail Polish

Well, I’ve shared my favorites! Anything you’re loving right now that I should know about?

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