Thoughts from a Tuesday

Life Ramblings Travel

-It’s this time of year that I fall in love with Dallas again – the weather has been picture perfect and the best part is that it usually lasts.

-I’ve been trying to switch to clean lip balm, and I’m having the hardest time – my lips get so cracked and gross that I go running back to the Blistex.


-We had a low key weekend, including Moroccan food at Souk – I loved the lamb tagine, Lebanese wine, and the dates for dessert.

-I’m excited to see family for Thanksgiving, but not looking forward to travel. The world news is heartbreaking these days.

-I’m so thankful to have some time off work. And to have a good job. And a billion other things this year.

-I’ve gotten really into zucchini lately, and a I crave the combination of potatoes with salmon


-I need some good reading for the holidays. Any recs.?

-Sweet potatoes are my favorite dish at Thanksgiving. What’s yours?

Have a safe and restful holiday!


  • Renee
    November 24, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Hey larbs, have you tried eos lip balm its the egg shaped one. It works pretty well. They have a medicated kind too that is kind of like blistex or carmex. Or burts bees is good too but doesn’t stay on as long as eos.

    • Laura
      November 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

      HI! I’ve heard of this but haven’t tried it. Thanks!

  • Susan
    November 25, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Try Portland Bee Balm! It was a game changer for me.
    I am partial to my family recipe stuffing 🙂

  • Anna
    November 25, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Have you tried Badger cocoa butter lip balm? I have tried dozens of natural lip balms over the years, but this is the only one that I find truly moisturising (and, at the same time, not irritating to sensitive lips).

    Happy holidays! 🙂

    • Laura
      November 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Never heard of it! Thanks!

  • Kendall
    November 25, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I’m finishing up “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara. It’s hefty (about 750 pages) and, unfortunately, the opposite of uplifting — but so well written and quite a powerful story. Looking forward to reading the other National Book Award nominees’ books next!

    • Laura
      November 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

      Ohh – that looks like a great list – thanks!

  • Amanda
    November 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    My fav side dish is stuffing! Have a good holiday 🙂

  • Jen@Jpabstfitness
    November 27, 2015 at 4:59 am

    I love Blistex, there is nothing else that works on my dry, chapped lips!
    Fave side dish- cranberry sauce
    I don’t blame you on the travel anxieties!
    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  • Nago
    November 27, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I just finished “The girl on the train”. It’s not comfortable to read but definitely a great book 🙂

    • Laura
      November 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Thanks – I have that one on my bedside ready to start!

  • Kate
    November 27, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I would second the Eos lip balm – it truly works and love that it is natural. I would also second The Girl On The Train for a vacation read, it is a mystery and a real page turner!

    • Laura
      November 29, 2015 at 8:37 am


  • M
    December 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I am as stuck on the chapped lips as you 🙁
    But to read: this is really something special

  • Mary
    January 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Just finished Family Life by Akhil Sharma and thought it was extremely good and well-written.